by Sister LaTonya Dasher
Wow, this year the Lord really, really showed himself faithful to us. Wow, I am just in awe of his presence and how he communed with us.
The feast started off with a brain exercise at the Bible Bowl. After such a work out, and a review and business meeting by our Elder Emmitt Robinson, Jr., we were spiritually hungry. So, just like a fav-o’right responsible Brother would, when the Father has instructed, Elder Stacy Boyd feed us with:
I am WHO GOD SAYS, I AM!
The anchor is right HERE, informing us that although we are blessed with inherent and Inalienable Rights, we don’t have the permission to go against GOD!
There is both national and individual Judgment and just to walk around with the attitude of Inalienable rights is not enough, we MUST submit to GOD.
Alive to the things of GOD and dead to Sin is how we need to live.
Being displeased with this Generation we must take some responsibility by:
Thinking about what WE are doing, that is reasonable.
Being Transformed; that is Reasonable.
Therefore, allowing this Generation to SEE GOD’S WORD at WORK in us!
*So with that on our minds, we were allowed to sleep on it, literally, but not spiritually. Just in case we left something on that plate we were awaken to the great smell of Spiritual (Bacon, Grits, Eggs and Toast) Breakfast/Brunch by Elder Thomas Davis who served:
GOD IS IN CONTROL!
Live according to the dictates of God.
Let us worship God for who HE IS!
In short having God is having control!
Deuteronomy 18; I Corinthians 10; Hebrews 4:2, 3:18, 4:1-2 Matthew 15:8-11(9), 1:21, Romans 4:1-3(17), 7:4-6Ephesians 2;If we obey the flesh, we are not shining a light, we are beaming darkness. Let us shake ourselves! We were dead in trespass and sin, THEN, he chose us, before the foundation of the world! that we should be HOLY.
The Innocent suffered so that the guilty would go free.
Let us stay near the cross and live the life. By Faith we can make it with God.
“If we love him, keep his commandments!”
While this meal digested, Elder Willie Man was fixing our plates for Dinner of :
How to Live Holy!
“Keep His Commandments!”
Fathers teach your children; Mothers love God with all your heart. The Bible is a Book of Life and we must believe that the BIBLE IS REAL! We’ve got to understand what the will of God is.Deuteronomy 6:1, Proverbs 4:1, 1:10, I Thessalonians 4:1, Psalms 150:1Needless to say, our panelists were preparing soul food too.Ministers Terry Jeffries, Charles Thomas, and Barry Miller told us that:
The Battle is not yours alone but OURS we fight together because that is how God designed it!
1st Be of good cheer
2nd I have overcome the world, saith the Lord.
3rd The Father is with us; in him we might have peace.
When the Battle is tough, remember to go to God – In Everything by Prayer!Set yourself to seek the Lord by casting our care. We can take down the walls.
Resist steadfast in the faith! In doing this, we will be patiently waiting on the Lord.
Let’s Count our Battles HAPPY.
John 16:23, I Peter 5:6-9(9), Ephesians 6:12-16, II Chronicles 20:1-15(3)(21), James 5:10-11, Hebrews 10:35-39(36) Before we do anything look to God. Let us Practice Praying. God is Faithful – he does what he said! Sing and Praise the beauty of Holiness for this is ambushment against the Enemy! We must communicate Up! Cast not away our confidence!
Now with a sweet tooth coming on, we were served a very elegant spiritual pound cake by Elder Marvin Jones, Sr. He sliced with the sword of the spirit:
We hold these truths to be Self Evident! The Oneness of God!
We must endure to the end; You can’t hide from God. We are predestined.
We got to go all the way to the END! We must stay focused.
He said, “ I AM THE LORD, I CHANGE NOT!
He urged us to Search the Scriptures.
Romans 15:4, John 5:39, Proverbs 15:3, Psalms 89:26-34,50:5, Malachi 3:6, Revelations 1:8, Matthew 11:28, I Corinthians 12:12-(18), Acts 17:26 (28)(30), I Peter 4:11
The next day we were served by different Chefs, same Menu. How interesting a meal this was. Ministers Dwight Camp and Shedrick Pullin prepared all you can eat spiritual Pancakes, in the Afternoon?
Knowing the Time, the meal was “smoking” as we partook of it.
*What time do we need to get up to be ready for salvation?
We must be watching, awake, ready & prepared.
*What does any such thing look like?
Let’s examine ourselves. It is time to Get Perfected! God Is a Spirit!
II Peter 3:9, Colossians 3:15 (13), I Peter 4:7, Titus 2:10-13Why We Must Redeem The Time, We must get full value of our time. We cannot get time back. So, what you know to do, Do IT! WE Must GO ON TO PERFECTION!What do we need to do to make use of the time today! Just because there is a steeple there doesn’t mean that’s a house of God. Older adults be more of an example to younger people! * Follow Peace with all men. SOBERNESS-Sober Living is how we need to live. GOD IS COMING!
Now, just in case all of this good Food has been passing you by all week long,
Chef Elder Dennis Jeffries:
It is time for us to Receive Ye the Spirit of God! Prayer changes things”70 years of Inspiration.”
Ephesians 5:14, II Corinthians 6:17, Acts 2:38, 5:32, Matthew 11:28, 1:21, Romans 6:23, 3:23
*Okay, so we are just putting away leftovers in containers, for storage, to continue to snack on when, the aroma got our attention from the Grill by the Barbecue Master
Elder Emmitt Robinson, Jr. who has just flipped them spiritual Slabs of Ribs:
There are only two sides either LIFE or DAMNATION. There are also two types of people in the earth SINNERS or SAINTS. Your Mercy is Right Now!
*We should choose life to Remedy the Sin Problem.
There is no in-between. We must Look Up! and Come Up!
This is Tough Love!!!! No matter what time we clock in, we get the same pay!
Lazarus Come Forth, Let us walk together in Love!
John 8:32, Romans 8:2, Ephesians 4:11, II Corinthians 3:17
Since there was a nice Dinner already planned for us later in the day, on Saturday we arrived to a Spiritual Fresh Fruit Spread with all of the key nutrients provided straight from the Roots by Elder Vista Jeffries with:
Being on a team, being Reconciled
Our relationship with God and our relationship with each other. When we live in sin we live beneath our privileges! So, Let not sin reign in our mortal bodies.
Wives love your husbands, Husbands love your wives, and Fathers love your children, and bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Parents – We have felt like giving up? If you are not in good communication with Family (wife, husband, children)
*Be the first to love! Parents make time for your children & family. Husbands you are the head of your house. * Kindness goes along way to bring someone in through LOVING KINDNESS! *Do what it takes! Singles/Others use love towards & with each other. * Peace with each other & God! WE ARE FAMILY!II Corinthians 5:17, I John 4:19, Matthew 11:28
After a therapeutic fellowship Dinner and Conversation, w were favored with a specialty meal from the Menu, Chef Elder Greene Bryant, Jr.:Not by might nor by power, BUT by my Spirit saith the LORD! (ONE)
Get Right & Do IT Now! * Forgiveness
When the man is out of position that throws creation off.
A Tailor made Church! HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!Revelations 12:12, Daniel 7:25, 11:32(34)(37), II Thessalonians, Isaiah 6:10, Jeremiah 5:3, Isaiah 3:9, II Timothy 4:3, Jeremiah 6:15Elder Gary Battle, Sr. served up a great spread of fruits, vegetables, grits, eggs, sausage, bacon, corned beef hash, etc.:
WORDS! If we say we are going to do something we should keep our word.
Count the cost; Be slow to speak; Say if the Lord’s Will; Go to the person & Apologize, Think, Watch & Pray. WE can always honor our word! Timing is Everything! Life happens to us All!
Holiness is a Life Style. It starts with our hearing.
Words – Everything arises out of Language.
Be careful what we say. We are It! Ain’t Nobody Else Coming! When we use a thing, how it is created, it works well! We are created in Christ for Good Works. Let him move in our Life DAILY! Your thinking now, has to change. * The danger of Complaining – Talking against stuff & Can’t see it that way! Complaining actually changes our thinking, it shrinks our brains the hippocampuss to be exact.
BECOMING GRATEFUL WILL REVERSE THAT!
Give Thanks in All Things, if we let Fear Stop us, we put our Body in Jeopardy! Quit majoring in things that are unimportant. Fear has no place,
in God’s plan.
Spend time looking introspectively - inside, Look inside!
How would it look, Act, Be? Bowels of Mercies, Kindness
This is where our Children Learn! Do what you say! What does it mean to forbear?
The idea of forgiveness withholding my right. Put on Charity! (Verse 15) Let the Peace of God Rule! This should be a Default Setting.Matthew 12:37, Ephesians 2:8-10, Colossians 3:10-14
Bishop Jeffries served us, cleaned the Kitchen and Put the dishes away with:
Forgetting those things which are behind, pressing forth. There is nothing else! A child should not do things that an adult does until they become an adult! We must learn what God has to say! We must be taught to be HOLY!
Isaiah 35:8, John 14:3-6, Ephesians 6:1, I Peter 1:13, I John 3:1