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Center of Redemption & Empowerment
Pastor's Desk

 

I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is with a heavy heart that the decision has been made to postpone this week's Sunday service. As you all may know Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster in all counties of Texas on Friday - 3/13/2020. The bible instructs us in Romans 13:1-2 "Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God. So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God's command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves." 

Please be safe, and for instructions on how to protect yourself see the link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

Salt of the Earth:

In the Old Testament the Hebrews offered Salt with every sacrifice that they made to God.  In the New Testament we learn that we are the Salt of the earth.  So, each sacrifice that we make to God should have a part of ourselves (our heart) attached.  This Month make time to worship God from your Heart (in spirit and truth).  God doesn’t want us to just say we went to church he wants to meet and spend time with you.  Remember he is the good father!  Below are a few scriptures that will help as you seek God in this area. 

2 Chron 13:5

2 Kings 20:2-6

Mark 9:49-50

Ps 51

James 3:13-18

There are many more treasures in the word to help us walk in Spirit and Truth with God.  Please spend some time mining for those treasures. 

The Enemy's Playbook:

To have success in this life we must begin to understand the enemy’s playbook.  It consists of the 5 D’s.

  1. Doubt – he makes you question God’s word and his goodness.
  2. Discouragement – makes you look at your problems rather than at God.
  3. Diversion – makes wrong things seem attractive so we will want them more than the right things of God.
  4. Defeat – makes you feel like a failure so you don’t even try.
  5. Delay – makes you put off doing something so that it never gets done. (Procrastination)

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.  Because you have rejected knowledge ….

***Give yourself permission to eliminate nonsense.  Make God the priority in your life. As you eliminate the nonsense from your life fill that void with prayer and time with God.  You are precious to him and he seeks to spend time with you. ***

 

Daily Confessions

Make these confessions daily until faith comes.

1. I am filled with the knowledge of God's will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. His will is my prosperity. (Col. 1:19.) God delights in my prosperity. He gives me power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant upon the earth. (Deut. 8:18; 11:12.)

2. I immediately respond in faith to the guidance of the Holy Spirit within me. I am always in the right place at the right time because my steps are ordered of the Lord. (Ps. 37:23.)

3. God has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness, and I am well able to possess all that God has provided for me. (Num. 13:30; 2 Peter 1:3-4.)

4. God is the unfailing, unlimited source of my supply. My financial income now increases as the blessings of the Lord overtake me. (Deut. 28:2.)

5. As I give, it is given unto me, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. (Luke 6:38.) I honor the Lord with my substance and the first-fruits of my increase. My barns are filled with plenty, and my presses burst forth with new wine. (Prov. 3:9-10.)

6. I am like a tree planted by rivers of water. I bring forth fruit in my season, my leaf shall not wither, and whatever I do will prosper. The grace of God even makes my mistakes to prosper. (Ps. 1:3.)

7. I am blessed in the city, blessed in the field, blessed coming in, and blessed going out. I am blessed in the basket and blessed in the store. My bank accounts, investments, health, and relationships flourish. The blessings of the Lord overtake me in all areas of my life. (Deut. 28:1-14.)

8. The blessing of the Lord makes truly rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. (Prov. 10:22.)

9. My God makes all grace abound toward me in every favor and earthly blessing, so that I have all sufficiency for all things and abound to every good work. (2 Cor. 9:8.)

10. The Lord has opened unto me His good treasure and blessed the work of my hands. He has commanded the blessing upon me in my storehouse and all that I undertake. (Deut. 28:8,12.)

11. I delight myself in the Lord, and He gives me the desires of my heart. (Ps. 37:4.)

12. The Lord rebukes the devourer for my sake, and no weapon that is formed against my finances will prosper. All obstacles and hindrances to my financial prosperity are now dissolved. (Mal. 3:10-11; Isa. 54:17.) My mind is renewed by the Word of God; therefore, I forbid thoughts of failure and defeat to inhabit my mind. (Eph. 4:23.)

13. I am delivered from the power and authority of darkness. I cast down reasonings and imaginations that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God, and I bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of God's Word. (2 Cor. 10:3-5.)

14. I am filled with the wisdom of God, and I am led to make wise and prosperous financial decisions. The Spirit of God guides me into all truth regarding my financial affairs. (John 16:13.) The Lord causes my thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and so my plans are established and succeed. (Prov. 16:3 AMP.) There is no lack, for my God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19.)

15. The Lord is my shepherd, and I do not want. Jesus came that I might have life and have it more abundantly. (Ps. 23:1; John 10:10.)

16. Having received the abundance of grace and gift of righteousness, I reign as a king in life by Jesus Christ. (Rom. 5:17.) The Lord has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant, and Abraham's blessings are mine. (Ps. 35:27; Gal. 3:14.)

17. God, Your Word says that whatever I bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever I loose on earth is loosed in heaven. Therefore, on the authority of Your Word, I bind every force that has set itself against my financial prosperity! I HEREBY DECLARE ALL CURSES AGAINST ME NULL, VOID, AND HARMLESS! I AM REDEEMED FROM THE CURSE OF POVERTY! I AM FREE FROM OPPRESSION! I now loose the abundance of God, and all that rightfully belongs to comes to me now under grace in a perfect way.

18. I call for abundance as I honor the Lord with my capital and sufficiency. My storage places (investments and bank accounts) are filled with plenty, and my presses burst forth with new wine. I am abundantly supplied. (Prov. 3:9-10 AMP.)

19. For Employment: I now dissolve and put aside all negative, limiting beliefs about where I will work and what kind of career is available to me. I open myself to all of God's possibilities. I call for a perfect, satisfying, well-paying career to manifest in my life. I am always in the right place at the right time, for the Spirit of God directs my steps. (Prov. 16:9; Rom. 5:17.)

Food for Thought 

As you traverse your daily activities remember this acronym HALT.  

Don't do anything when you are: 

  • Hungry
  • Angry
  • Lonely
  • Tired

Philippians 4:6 (AMP) 

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.