I can’t emphasize enough on moving forward.I continue to encourage as much as I can. The battle is raging. In order to get our prize, we must complete our Journey and reach the goal. Notice our armor that is describes in Ephesians chapter 6. Our weapons are the sword of the Spirit, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, and the helmet of salvation. Notice there is no armor covering the backside of God’s Army. Why, because we are made to go forward all the time in the battle. God is far more concerned about our present loyalty to Him, rather than our past mistakes and failures. In Philippians 3:14 Paul says he will press toward the mark. He is going forward and we must do likewise. Press means to go against the resisting force. Here’s a type. when I was in the Army we marched in formation. God’s Spiritual Army also Marches in formation. Read Isaiah 31:5. A couple of additional examples are found when Geese and Ducks fly in a v-shape formation. Those birds are going to the same place, all in order, following their leader. We have our Pastor under the Leadership of God as a leader. Our Prophet told us to stay with and follow our Pastor because he is ordained to lead us to the end of our Journey. I notice something else, about a Sheep, they eat, sleep, they cling close together to warm each other, even through stormy weather. Though they are under attack by other wild animals, still they band together in a group. In type, we are God’s sheep and we look out for each other. I need you, and you need me. Let’s live for the future, not the past. Let’s group together and fight. God equipped us with His best. We are a might Army.
God Bless You,
I want to encourage everyone to listen to a wonderful message, titled ‘Keeper of the Commandments’. It was ministered by Bro. Diggs, concerning our appetites. When God delivered the nation of Israel out of Egypt, it was through his Prophet Moses that God fed his people manna. It was a supernatural, heavenly food. It was all they needed to satisfy them until they got into the promised land. But in Numbers 11:4-6, some of the people lusted for the food of Egypt. They got tired of the heavenly manna that God provided for them. What a shame that was. Now the spiritual type of our spiritual appetite is we were once in the world of sin. God through his prophet. Bro. Branham called us out, to lead us to the promise land. God himself fed us the message of this hour, which is heavenly food. It is the spiritual manna for today. Just like God proved and tried Israel, He is doing the same with us. Some have started to lust for the things of the world and have grown tired of this heavenly manna. I myself once ate from the things of the world. It caused me headaches, hardship, and bad times. Honestly that road that was leading to Hell. Please stay away from it. If you grew up in this Message, getting heavenly food, please stay away from the world. It can only offer death and the lake of life. Stay with God’s manna that He has provided for you. God gave you and I an appetite to eat this last day manna. Sure, the worldly sweets might taste better, but sin always seems better to the eye. Healthy foods like spinach, apples, corn, kale, and vegetables may seem unappealing. To the mouth, sweets like cakes, candy, and things stuff sugar in it might taste better but its bad for you health. The world is bad for our spiritual health too.
God bless You,
Bro. Leeroy Franklin
This statement might seem very strange to some, but I trust it will be encouraging. Recently I was challenged by my enemy, the devil. He challenged me to an ‘I Quit’ match. If you know me, I quickly accepted the challenge. The rules are to get your opponent to not just say in words only, “I Quit”, but to completely stop everything. For the devil to win, I got to say to him that I Quit being a Christian. I quit going to church. I Quit reading my Bible and listening to tapes of this Message, and I deny Jesus as my Lord and Savior. For me to win, the devil has to quit being bad. He has to start living right, doing right, and he has to confess that he loves Jesus to me. He has to tell me that I won, he loses and he accepts Jesus as his Lord. I don’t trust the devil, so Jesus is our special referee. By having Jesus as the referee, Satan can’t cheat on me. You know he is very dishonest in his ways, so pray for me. It’s on and though the battle might get rough, I am ready. Knock downs and knockouts do not count in this battle. If I or the devil falls, we get back up and continue the battle.
God Bless You,
Bro. Leeroy Franklin
Here’s is a little encouragement for us to think about. As Sons and Daughters of God, we should value ourselves as God sees us. God’s estimate of us is far greater than what our eyes can see. So don’t allow anyone to devalue what God has already valued. Even if we some how fall, not willfully into sin, that doesn’t change God’s thoughts of us. In fact the status remains the same in God’s sight. The value is the same. Here’s a bible type in St. Luke 15, there is a parable of the lost son. The father types God, and the lost son types you and I. The parable is an Earthly story, with a Heavenly twist behind it. Notice when the lost son returned back to his father, he never lost is status as a son. We are his prized possession, the Apple of his eye. We are so important to God, that a great price was paid in full for us. We should never devalue a brother or sister because God has already valued them. Their is no one that can devalue what God has already valued. The world does not have enough to offer us in exchange of our souls. Here’s another type. Let’s say 2 people want to buy the same car. Whoever has the most need for that car will pay the most for it. You see the value increases according to the need for it. God saw the need for you and I and when we were lost in sin and without hope, God saw that we were in need of a Savior. The price value went up and He paid for it in blood. Wow, what a Savior.
God Bless You,
Recently I learned something about our enemy, the Devil. What i learned is this. When God kicked Satan and his angels out of Heaven to Earth, they were fallen. But they quickly got up to continue to do their evil deeds on Earth. What I am trying to say is, if devils can get get up and continue to be who they are, then what about the Sons and Daughters of God. It doesn’t matter how many times you and I fall. What matters is how many times we get back up. Shake it off and keep moving forward. God isn’t counting the falls, but He is mindful of our get ups. As a matter of fact He encourages us to get up and continue our journey toward the promised land. What a grateful and merciful God we serve.
I like to try to encourage the Saints. We all know that this is the Year of 2015. Even though we can’t control what life throws our way in test and trials, we can control our reaction and our attitude toward them. Lets start out 2015 with a positive attitude. Change our focus from what is wrong in life, to what is right in our lives. 2014 is now the past, so let’s continue the race that is set before us. Remember our prophet said, we can’t drive forward, looking through a rearview mirror. In Philippians 3:13 the Apostle Paul tell us to forget those things, which are behind and, reach forth unto those things, which are before. We as Christian believers should do the same. We need to press, press, and press for that wonderful prize. I strongly urge all to never stop running until the race is over. If you somehow slip or fall down, quickly get back up and keep running. You are gaining ground on the enemy. If we are running on a tread mill or running in place we won’t make any progress. It is like Israel going around and around the wilderness. When they got off the spiritual tread mill, they went into the Promise Land. Apostle Paul and Bro. Branham as well finished their courses. Now it’s our turn to finish.
God Richly Bless You,
Dear Pastor Duff & church family-
I just want to express my gratitude and appreciation for the singers/musicians. My name is Missionary Diane & I have a 14 year old daughter who is a 2x cancer survivor! I know she is here for a reason as she is a musically talented singer, pianist, & bassist. Last week during our New Years Revival service she sang I Need You. I heard this song sweetly sung by Sarah Duff. I was so inspired by the videos Sarah & Rebecah and the others have been apart of. These young people have a mighty anointing upon them. It’s my prayer that God will continue to use and bless them for His Glory as they bless us with their music.
Peace & Blessings~
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