Visionaries and Dreamers

“It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions”(Joel 2:28).


Word of the Day

Accept correction as direction.

Part of real, genuine love is correcting others. God says in

Revelation 3:19, Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. If God’s spirit is correcting you, then that a sign that he loves you. God loves you enough to risk offending you so that he can guide you away from things that might harm you.

Don’t get mad at someone who corrects you; rather, rejoice that you’re given a chance to grow and change.

If you’re wise, you’ll appreciate and love the people who correct you (Proverbs 9:8 )

Parents aren’t showing their children love if they never correct them. If your little boy is being mean to other kids, but you chose not to correct him, then he’ll probably never change. However, if you love him enough that you want him to improve his behavior, then you’ll correct him so that you can guide him in a different direction.

When someone corrects you, don’t become angry at them. Recognize that they’re simply trying to help you. Accept their correction as direction.



Annual Christmas Dinner, Concert & Talent Night 2017

Annual Christmas Dinner, Concert & Talent Night 2017

It’s that time of year again. We are inviting all in the Kansas City area for our Annual Christmas Dinner and Talent Night. You will get to enjoy a free meal and diverse presentations from America to Africa , Bach to Rock and everything in between. 
Always a fun and festive event as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. See you at GOC, Saturday, December 16th at 4.30 P.M.

8 REASONS TO COME:
1. 1 Scrumptious DINNER
2. 40-Piece ORCHESTRA
3. 5-Piece Live BAND
4. 2 Awesome DJs
5. Multi-cultural PRESENTATIONS
6. Fun AUDIENCE + 2 Awesome MC’s
7. 100% FREE 
8. 1 Great CHANCE to CELEBRATE The Real Reason for The Season (JESUS)

 
 


Word of the Day

THE ENEMY OF PURPOSE

“But when Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabs and the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repairing of the walls of Jerusalem was going forward and that the breaches were beginning to be closed, they were very angry.” Nehemiah 4:7 (ESV)

When Nehemiah received his divine mandate to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, he encountered stiff opposition from Sanballat and Tobiah. Sanballat was the then governor of Samaria, a hated outpost in Judea whose inhabitants were deemed outcasts because of intermarrying with non-covenant nations. Sanballat focused his attacks on what the Jews lacked rather than on the actual strength of the opposition.

Dear friend, it is on your way to fulfilling your God-given purpose for your life that you will face the stiffest opposition. Satan does not formulate his attacks on those that are lost but on those that have heard God. In often times, his attacks will take the form of focusing our attention and energies on what we do not have or rather, what we are lacking in resources and strength to accomplish God’s purposes.

Friend, if God called you, He will equip you. If He sent you, He will resource you for the journey. Jesus exhorts us in John that without Him we can do nothing. We are to focus on Him and abide (persevere and remain steadfast) in Him alone for strength and refreshment. He is sufficient for every need. Distraction is the enemy of purpose and the enemy would rather have us focus on the challenges and impossibilities brought about by our inadequacies rather than on He who is All-Capable to replenish us.

Shake off all voices of distraction and focus on the Living and Effective Word of Him who is able to complete whatever He put in your heart to accomplish this season.



Word of the day

STANDING NO MATTER WHAT

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 13:1 One of these witnesses is the Apostle Paul. He went through some of the hardest times in History yet he kept going. In recognizing this he says in Cor 4:7-12

 

Through all the beatings, rejection, imprisonment he remained grounded and kept going. He did not lose hope no matter what. One of the ways that he stayed on track was by staying focused Phil 3:12-15

 

He points out in the passage above that forgetting and pressing on toward the mark is the mature view of things. He also encourages the believer to stand and continue to stand no matter how stretched we may feel.

 
Ephesians 6:13-15 says  13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes,you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

 

What a challenge to the believer to know that we can and will go through anything. Be encouraged as you face the stormy times that you can stand like Paul. He realized that no matter what NOTHING can separate him from the love of God. This is reason to keep each of us going. Let us like Paul be convinced of the love of God for us. Romans 8:38-39.

 

God Bless



Word of the day

JUST PRAISE HIM!

In order to bring forth the sweetness, there has to be some suffering. To bring

about the beauty of the flame, something must go to ashes.

Blessings come from suffering; beauty for ashes (Isaiah 61:3). This is borne

out so well in Hebrews 12, verse 11, which says: “Now no chastening seems

joyful for the present, but painful: nevertheless afterward it yields the

peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it”

 

It’s like a giant hand taking a honeycomb and squeezing it and out comes the

honey. Or it’s like when Moses smote the rock: The rock received a blow, but

out came the water (Exodus 17:1-7). The heart of stone has to be broken before

the water [of God’s Spirit] can flow out to refresh the people. It’s like a

beautiful flower that’s pressed and crushed, out comes the perfume. The perfume

smells good to everyone.

 

Or like the beautiful music that comes from the throat of the bird, almost as

though it’s in pain, yet it comes forth with song. Even though the bird’s song

may be sad, it’s so sweet. The groans are not murmurs, but songs of praise and

thanksgiving to God’s sad, sweet song! As the great poet Shelley once said, Our

sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts!

Praise is the voice of faith!

 

We could never appreciate the light unless we had once been in darkness. We

couldn’t appreciate health unless we had been sick. We can’t appreciate joy

until we’ve known sorrow. We can’t appreciate God’s mercy until we’ve known the

Devil’s justice.

 

“Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” (1Cor.1:4)



Word of the day

Frustrated? It may be because you’re trying to make something happen that only God can make happen.

Whenever you are doing what God has called you to do, it is important to rely on His strength, His grace, and His power to complete your task. You will become frustrated if you try to make things happen on your own strength instead of relying on God. God is the author and finisher of His plans (Hebrews 12:2), and you must not try to take the place of God if you expect things to work out.
In Colossians 1:26-27, Paul reveals a mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations… Christ in you, the hope of glory. In other words, there is something that people of the past didn’t know—it was hidden from them, a mystery to them—but Paul is now revealing that mystery to us: Christ lives in all who believe in Him! No longer is God just with his people—God now lives in his people!
Also, note that it is Christ in you that’s the hope of glory—not Christ and you.
Paul then continues by saying that he labors and works for the gospel, but all of his labor is really done by Christ’s power, which so powerfully works in [him] (Colossians 1:29).
If you’re trying to labor without Christ’s power at work within you, then your labor will be frustrating and in vain. You need to stop trying, and start dying to self so that you may be alive to Christ’s power.
Struggle and frustration occur when you try to do God’s job by your own strength—rather than relying on Christ’s strength, which is at work in you.
 
Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God often chooses to use lowly people so that He can show His greatness through them. When you think you have it all together and have everything going in your favor, then you won’t lean on God—you’ll rely on your own strength.
 
But if you know that you can’t do something on your own, then you’ll rely on God for strength—and that’s when God can show His greatness. Every single person has amazing potential to do great things for God. Regardless of your talents, you can do outstanding things for God. All God is looking for is people like David, who have a right heart that is open and available for God to work through. If you find yourself broken and in obvious need of God’s help, don’t despair. God can use you anyway, because God is not necessarily looking for ability; He’s looking for availability.


Word of the Day

OUR COMPLETENESS IS IN CHRIST

Ocober is the Tenth Month In the Bible, the number 10 is used 242 times. The designation “10th” is used 79 times. Ten is also viewed as a complete and perfect number, as is 3, 7 and 12.

Christianity is Christ, salvation is complete and comprehensive. The moment a person is saved by faith
in Christ, that person is complete. That individual has everything he or she needs to live the Christian
life in a Godly way. We as believers lack nothing because Christ lacks nothing and He’s the one who provided the salvation.

The completeness of Christianity rest on the person of Jesus Christ, not on our works, merit or accomplishments. Any person who attempts to sway you away from whom Christ is and from the complete and comprehensive salvation that He provides, is to be rejected as a heretic, no matter whom they are nor what they say. In Christ are hid the storehouse of wisdom and knowledge.

In Christ, we as believers are to live steadfast in Him, rooted and built up in Him, abounding in thankfulness to Him. We are not to allow any person, religion, denomination, angel or demon to rob us from what we have in Christ Jesus. We are not to allow the philosophies of man, no matter how intelligent it may sound, no matter how convincing it may appeal to the mind or the flesh, to draw us away, to entice us away from Christ Jesus, in whom is everything. Christ is the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form. In Christ is the fullness of deity, because He is God. Because of whom He is, we are complete. Notice in chapter 2 verse 10, that we are complete IN HIM, not in our performance, or in our religion or in our theology, but IN HIM, IN CHRIST, I AM COMPLETE!!

 
 


Word of the day

IS YOUR HEART RIGHT WITH GOD?

Do you have an evil heart?

An evil heart can spring up at any time. Heb. 3:13

Bitterness can spring up.

In many families, churches, relationships, etc., where there was once love, bitterness  has taken over. How sad!  

Heb. 12:15 “See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”

As weeds have a tendency to always spring up where  they ought not be, so does bitterness.

WHEN IS ONE’S HEART NOT RIGHT?

  1. Do you find church services boring?
  2. Do you find true joy in Bible study?
  3. Do you enjoy the company of brethren?
  4. Do you get mad at others when they rebuke you?
  5. Are you truly interested in souls?

 

   

    


Word of the day

It doesn’t matter who has overlooked you or cut you out of their promotion list. If you are walking with God being after God’s heart, your day of breakthrough is coming.
 
David, Jesse’s last born was not invited when Prophet Samuel showed at their house, he was like a nobody and they didn’t seem they cared much about him. The beautiful news was that David was the very purpose the Prophet came, to annoint him in preparation of what was awaiting him, Be the King of Gods people.
 
Your breakthrough is not in the hands of your haters or those who rejoice in when they hear you are in trouble but in the hands of God who looks at the Heart and not the outside appearance.



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