Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
I teach the principle of seed, time and harvest which simply means, if a man sows seed in some way, i.e.. time, finances, encouraging words; in time, he will reap a harvest of that seed. Fortunately, most people get it! It is revelation to them and therefore, they become sowers of seed and soon after, receivers of the harvest. These are the ones who do not give up because the harvest didn't come the next day. They are those who planted when it was raining (easy) and when it was dry and desolate (hard). They understand that seed will produce nothing if it is not placed into the ground. Watermelons do not grow out of pockets and bank accounts, they grow out of fields where the seed was sown. I am not speaking only of money, yet, that is a big one to speak of. I am also speaking of one's time, talent, gifting and skill. Those with the revelation of seed, time and harvest understand and therefore are blessed. They are the ones others look at with jealousy, disdain, and contempt. They are the ones getting the promotions, raises and accolades while the others continue to complain and accuse. Do you hear that sound? Is it familiar to you? Maybe if you are not hearing it, it is because you are making it.
There was a season in my life when I was strongly considering going into politics. I lived in Tennessee at the time and heard and saw enough accusers and askers to consider a political career in order to bring change. I thought if I could at least be positioned in secular government, I perhaps could enact legislation to quiet the noise. I met the woman who would be my wife and she encouraged me to stand down from that direction. Wonderful wife! We're happily married eighteen years now, and she still encourages me to stand down on many issues unless I can sneak one by her. Such as this. I have found, not because of ministry, mind you, but through my life, that those who are always asking for the most, always do the least. They accuse him who is doing of growing up with a silver spoon in his mouth, or being lucky, or connected to the right people, or whatever, while asking for handouts from that same doer. When a handout is given, the accuser and asker aren't thankful, after all, it was the doers responsibility to provide for the lazy, unfaithful, ungrateful, unbelieving slug that he is. For example, I have sat with people in my office who have found every way to not pay tithe, even arguing it's scriptural significance. Yet, when they have a need, they do not think twice to ask for help from those who do pay tithe. This is the reason why at The Rock, if one does not tithe and sow seed for a harvest, when that one is hungry and cold, there will be no food or blanket. There is a consequence for sin and disobedience. Hunger and cold. Unfortunately, the church has overlooked the consequences of disobedience in men and catered to their lawlessness causing a splurge of accusers and askers to proliferate throughout the church. Not at The Rock. There is grace for those who are learning, but severe consequence for those who are perpetually lawless. At some point all of us must recognize the accusers and askers and stop feeding their sin. In time, if they have an honest heart, they to will come to the revelation of seed, time and harvest.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
If you would like to know about us and what we believe, the best way is to hear what I preach. Listen and you will find we are a church of people pressing in to know God beyond religion. Enjoy!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
In the Old Testament the priest would receive an offering of firstfruits following the Sabbath and wave that offering before the Lord while blessing the people. This is a now word to us. We are honoring the Lord with our time, ministry, families, and finances and we look forward to what will soon be the HARVEST OF OUR OBEDIENCE!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
In a perfect world, we all make perfect choices and hear and obey God's voice every time. This is not a perfect world and we are not perfect people. Ah, the need for apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. I am so thankful for what the Father in His divine wisdom put in place to equip me as a legitimate son. I don't have to steal a birthright, try to keep laws that can't be kept, or even pretend to be flawless so I can know Him. All I have to do is position myself to be taught and crucify my pride and He will impart wisdom to me through those He sent as oracles of truth. We have to understand that it is not about what we want, but rather about what He wants. We all want to believe that that is our desire and position, yet pride of having to be right or the need to one up others, too often leads to what we want, not what He wants. People want what they are comfortable with, that is not the Kingdom. People want what makes them feel good, that is not the Kingdom. People want to impress God with their gifts, that is not the Kingdom. People want to be equal in gifts and anointing, that is not the Kingdom. The Kingdom is trust, hearing, obeying, change, adjustment, humility, and grace. It is believing in what He is doing even if what He is doing is not what we are used to. In truth, Yahweh really doesn't care what people want, because He knows where that leads. The sooner we all realize where what we want leads, it will become imperative to find out what He wants, and then obey.
I'll see you Sunday morning ready to get past us and into Him!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
I see myself as making a way for them. Taking on the challenges so they don't have to. Defeating giants they will never see. Making sacrifices for their dreams and being happy about it-even fulfilled. There are so many thieves trying to rob my family of their hope, dreams and purpose. Social change, popular opinions, current fads and such things look harmless and small, yet they are an enemy if present without restraint. These are some of the things that are fighting against the fathers who are making a way of life for their families. As fathers we must understand and recognize anything that comes to peel our wives and children away from the purpose of family. I am making a way because I am confronting the thief. I am standing at the door as a strongman. I am teaching the joy of a family being together, playing together, eating together and simply being involved and supportive of each other no matter what enemy rises up. I am making a way because I honor Yahweh and recite the importance of His presence in our lives to them. I teach them the need to draw out of Holy Spirit what we cannot draw out of a thousand teachers. I am making a way for them because they see in me it is possible to be a believer and be a strong father who is blessed and loved and happy and bold in the middle of a messed up world. I am changing the earth not so much in the moment, but more so in the next generation as I choose to make a way with my choices! I'm blessed to be making a way!