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As ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. KJV Matthew 10:7 -- I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. KJV Matthew 16:19 -- Ye are come … unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, KJV Hebrews 12:22 On my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: KJV Acts 2:18 -- That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. KJV 1 Corinthians 2:5 --
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Pastor's Corner
 
5/9/99
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost" - 2 PET 1:21
Tell me, truthfully, what is more important to you: The ’Will of Man’, or being ‘Moved by the Holy Ghost’? When you wake up in the morning, what are the first words out of your consciousness? Do they begin with "Lord…"? Or do they start with "I think….", "I must…", or "I will…"?

Many saints cry out in agony saying "Lord I want to know your will!", but then spend their entire mental day with thoughts and OPINIONS which never originated from God. Many saints simply want to find out what THEIR WILL is today. To them, life is about ‘their decisions’ rather than ‘God’s decisions’. They spend their days asking themselves inner questions, or asking counselors for their inner wisdom, or listening to the OPINIONS of others; rather than ASKING, SEEKING, AND KNOCKING at the door of God.
God wants HOLY people that he can MOVE upon! And one of the most important aspects of true holiness is not about doings and not doings; it is not about social behavior. True holiness begins with a melding of your mind into God’s mind so that HE CAN MOVE upon you. Your actions MUST follow your thoughts; it only follows, therefore, that if you surrender your thoughts to the mind of God, then your actions will BECOME holy. As your mind is given over to the mind of God then you will begin to SPEAK and PROPHECY what the Holy Ghost gives to you.
It is God’s desire that we all become vessels that speak the truth, and prophecy of things to come. It is His heart’s cry that we lay down the strong desires we have to SPEAK OUR MIND and reach out to Him to have HIM move upon us. He has called us to be made into His likeness and after His image. All these things can only happen when we chose to STOP INTERFERING WITH THE TRANSMISSION FROM HEAVEN.
Some people are afraid to live the bumper sticker of ‘Let Go and Let God’. They say: ‘Well, God gave me a brain, and He obviously expects me to use it!" Yes, there is a partial truth there, but the full answer is: "God gave you a spirit too! And that spirit is wired to HEAR FROM GOD and transmit that communication INTO YOUR BRAIN! So please, by all means, use your brain. Just don’t use the natural mind only. Let God MOVE on you! Let God SPEAK to you. Sit still; and He WILL give you ears to hear that which the Spirit is saying to the churches.      © Anthony J. Massotti Th.M., Th.M. 5/9/1999



5/16/99

Do you know what it takes to work for the Lord, and to have the Lord work through you? It is very much like making a cake, really, you just have to mix the right elements

Firstly, you have to have the biggest and main ingredient. That ingredient is willingness. The human WILL! Without a heart that is surrendered to the idea that God can use you, and that you can do things that please God, you cannot be used of God. Why? Because working with God is a matter of relationship. Two WILLS in agreement can accomplish anything. The will of God and the will of a human makes a majority vote in the plan and accomplishments of the Spirit.

Secondly, you need to moisten the willingness with the exercise of FAITH! Faith is NOT blind; contrary to popular opinion. Faith is a persuasion that is so IMMOVABLE that there is nothing impossible. Where there are limitations, yet a willing soul who has faith in it’s heart, the LORD will be able to manifest. It is not that He is powerless to manifest without the human element, but rather that He so much wants to work WITH His creation that He will WAIT until He can find a man or woman who will stand in the gap. 

Thirdly, you need to stir the Spirit with your WORKS. It may seem crazy at times to step out to do things that are supernatural when you know that you are MERELY human, but that is why the Lord says, "trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding". You may have to be like Moses and raise a rod, before the Red Sea parts, or be like an Elisha who smites the Jordan river yelling, "Where is the Lord God of Elijah?!"

The only remaining element is the baking; and we call that PRAYER! When a humble soul kneels with a heart full of willingness, confessing 100% conviction in the power and response of the Almighty, then the very ACTION of prayer becomes HOLY. God is a rewarder of all those who take off their shoes on the Holy Ground of the Spirit. Yield now! Don’t wait.
Anthony J. Massotti Th.M., Th.M. 5/16/1999


 
5/30/99
Do you like yourself? Do you believe in yourself and in what you can do? Jesus did!

When He was 12 He knew that He had to be about His Father's business.

When He was 30 He knew that He had to go into the wilderness to be tempted; AND PASS!

When He was 30+ He knew that He had to start preaching the truth; and not care who got upset!

When He was 30++ He knew that He had to have help and had to pick trumpets; and not care if they made mistakes.

When He was 33 1/2 He knew that He had to go to Golgotha and be tortured; AND NOT GET MAD!

How do you start from nothing, come out of nowhere, being a nobody in the eyes of the civil and religious leaders, and knowing that you will be misunderstood for your entire ministry UNLESS you have total confidence in who you are? And if not that, then He was left with only one other option. He had to be 100% confident in God! You see, you either believe in the Call, or the Person who gave you the call; if you are to make it in this world.

To be a Daniel, you must be willing to PRAY when told not to, and even PRAY when the lions are staring at you. You have to BELIEVE or you will fall asleep in death.

To be a David, you must be willing to PRAISE when you are all alone on the side of a hill with a bunch of stinky sheep; if you are to become a King in God's kingdom. You have to believe or you will fail in misery.

To be a Deborah, you must be willing to PROPHECY when you are faced with the needy warriors of God who seem to be defeated; if you are to be a good judge in this world. You have to believe or you will fear in terror.

The forces of Darkness are waging war against God's forces of the Light. Either the LIGHT will dispel the darkness, or the DARKNESS will engulf the light. Either you will be able to rise up and shout 'GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME' and 'I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT' or you will flee before your enemies seven ways.

Christ did not fail because HE CHOSE to believe. He believed what the Scriptures said about Him. He believed what if Father said about Him, and in what His Father asked Him to do. He believed what Moses and Elijah said to Him on the mount of transfiguration. And He received strength from angels in the garden of Gethsemane because He was not willing to give up believing.

Wherever you are in your personal growth before the Lord, you must believe for the next step in your life. Your 'step' to take may seem REALLY HIGH, but God (who is able to make people walk on water) can surely lift you up to where you belong. He can make your feet climb to high places. He can take you from feeling and thinking like you are a beggar and a spiritual pauper to becoming a WEALTHY SAINT. You without God are not much; perhaps a seed. You planted in God, with God, nourished by God, and cared for by God can become a MIGHTY TREE! It is your choice to chose confidence. All you have to do is BELIEVE IN GOD 100% and stop doubting in yourself. The opposite of PRIDE is not always humility ('feeling humble') but rather SURRENDER and obedience. God and Christ conquered the spiritual world. God and you and Christ will one day RULE THE EARTH! Take hope. And believe. And go do what you know is RIGHT to do. In the end, you will like yourself just a little bit better.
© Anthony J. Massotti, Th.M. 5/30/1999
 

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