Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hey I am still alive

Hey everyone!

I know I have a few faithful readers to my blog. I have not given up on blogging. I have just decided to take a longer break than normal. Usually I take a week this time I have taken almost a month. Sometimes you just don't feel like you blog means anything to anyone. The reason I do my blog is to share with you truths from God's Word that he has helped me with and that I have preached to the flock that God has given me. ONe of those weeks I was on vacation. The Lord been blessing us mightily. I am amazed of the good grace of God in my life. Because I know I do no deserve anything the Lord does for me in my life. I fail and mess up so bad in my life but he still loves me and is faithful to me even when I drift from him. I preached a message last night on When the Wind Blows. I will be sharing this message with you all soon. All I know is that God breathe on us last night and he was all over me last night as I preached. For those preachers out there I Believe you know what I mean. I praise God for that last night. We only had 21 people last night but oh did God meet with us last night. Well I just wanted to let you all know I am coming back. I will once again post next month. I just pray that this blog will continue to glorify God and that to those that read it will encourage at times, but at other times it will challenge us. Till Jesus Comes!!

Bro Tim

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Don't Let the Devil in the Door

I want to share with my readers a message the Lord layed on my heart about three weeks ago when we were having a few misunderstandings in the church which I Pastor. I pray it is a blessing and a help.

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spirtual wickedness in high places.

Before I get started with this message I want to say I hate the devil. I know today that there is no such thing as a perfect world on this earth. Thank God one day we will not have to worry about having a perfect world because we will be living in one for eternity. I know today that there is know such thing as a perfect church because it is made up of believers who are imperfect, and I also know there is no thing as a perfect Preacher. I Know today that the devil want to destroy every Christians life. But I want to deal with this thought Don't Let the Devil get a foot in the Door of the church. I have heard about many good churches that let the devil get a foot in the door and now they are no longer churches. Now let me get to a couple of thoughts.

I Distractions will let the devil in the door.
The Devil is a master distractor. He wants to get our mind off of things we should be doing in the church.

The reason we come to church should be Worshipping God. So many people allow their circumstances, or storms, or family rob them of why they are in church in the first place. A church that has no worship going on is evidence that the devil has got a foot in the door. Secondly we must keep the main thing evident in the church and that is reaching souls for Christ. A Church not reaching sould personally has allowed the devil in the door.

II. Divisions will let the devil in the door.
I wish I could say that there are never divisions in the church but sadly there are. Sometimes it is one member at division with another member. Sometimes it is the pastor and another member at division. Division is what the devil does best. If he can get the people divided against the Pastor. That Pastor will not go very far in that church. Church splits have happened over the sillest things. Like what color the carpet should be, or what color the paint should be. Boy I believe the devil sits back and laughs at all the silliness that goes on in the church. He knows if he has a church divided, that church will do nothing for the Lord. I believe in my heart the reason we don't have revival is because we have allowed the devil to move in the church and kicked Jesus out of the church.

To close so much more was said during this message that I can't go into. But Christian let me asked you something have you allowed the devil to get a foot in the door of your life? If you have beware because he is out to devour you as I Peter 5:8. He has devoured many good men, and women that use to do something for the Lord. If you have allowed him a foothold in your heart, home or house ofGod I beg you resist him or you will become a statistic. May the Lord bless you til next time.