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|Posted on June 7, 2019 at 1:31 PM||comments ()|
The person who desires to live a blessed life, is confronted with choices and paths to take every day. The choices we make and the paths we take will lead us to either a fruitful and productive life, or an unstable and unfruitful existence.
The keys to living a blessed life lies in, where and with whom you walk; where and with whom you stand; where and with whom you sit, and what’s consuming your thoughts. The blessed person must watch the counsel he/she is receiving, because all counsel is not godly counsel.
The blessed person can’t afford to stand around idly with those who have no direction, wasting precious time and energy. The blessed person must not sit in a circle with those who criticize the blessed and only dream about success! Being blessed is about affirming oneself with the Word of God by memorizing, quoting and doing what it says.
This will give direction, purpose, conviction and fuel to be successful. You are at the threshold of success, which door will you take? The choice you make will have lasting consequences! CHOOSE TO BE BLESSED
Psalm 1 (NKJV)
1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Grace and Peace,
Apostle Rickey Montgomery Sr.
|Posted on March 19, 2019 at 9:28 AM||comments ()|
[Isa 55:10-11 NKJV]
10 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] for which I sent it…”
Before winter started, I looked at the Farmer’s Almanac to see what it was predicting this winter’s weather would be like. It said that it was going to be a mild winter, so the joy that flooded my soul in anticipation of less snow and warmer weather I boasted about it. To my chagrin, this has been a long, cold winter that’s still won’t let up.
So, in looking at this snow, the Lord reminded me that everything has a purpose, and lessons can be learned, if we change the way we look at things. I was looking at winter from the stand-point of how much I hate snow, and not for what it does for the environment and earth, and not how God uses snow to remind us of His promises.
Isaiah 55:10 says that the rain and the snow will not evaporate and return to the heavens, UNTIL it causes the earth to produce seed to the sower and then bread to the eater. This snow is setting up the farmer for a great harvest, months down the road! The farmer is looking at snow and how it is preparing his field for the plowing, planting and then the plenty! Verse 11, God says His Word is just like the rain and the snow; in that it cannot, and will not, return to Heaven until IT brings “seed to the sower, and bread to the eater.”
So, I want to encourage you my brother and sister to celebrate the snow; because it should now remind you of the Word of God that was spoken over your life. The Word will not go away, it will not dissipate until it produces what God sent it to do in your life. God is setting you up for PLENTY! Your blessing may be days, months, even years from now, but just know, it’s setting the stage for easy plowing, and strategic planting so that your harvest will be plenteous! Learn from this winter!
Apostle Rickey Montgomery Sr.
|Posted on January 6, 2019 at 12:09 AM||comments ()|
A note from our Apostle…
Crossover to 2019
As we embark on this journey called 2019, we should already have our goals and dreams planned out for the year. Many of us have set goals to be a better person; go back to school; become healthier, both naturally and spiritually, get a better job; get married; etc.
The truth be told, we had some of these same goals entering into 2018, and very little has changed. I want to challenge you to look at things a little different this year! The reason why many of us are constantly battling the same issues year in and year out, is not a matter of will power; but it may be that you are actually battling a spirit designed to keep you in bondage!
I challenge you to look at the causality of why you can’t get over these hurdles in your life. You say that you want to get a better job, and the reason it hasn’t happened may be because you are battling a spirit of laziness, procrastination; the spirit of pride and the spirit of poverty.
A spirit of bitterness, a spirit of rejection, a spirit of perversion, spirit of fornication or other spirits may be the cause of you not being able to maintain a stable relationship. Remember Ephesians 6:12, which says
|Posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:49 PM||comments ()|
More of you is what I need. More of you is what I want. For as the deer longeth for the water, so my soul longs for you. You are a God who satisfies. The only one that can satisfy this hunger and thirst.
So here I am in your presence. Drench me with your spirit. Open the flood gates and let it pour. Pour in my mind. Pour in my spirit. Pour in my space. Feed me until I want no more. Fill my cup until it spills over. Let my overflow bless others.
With my hands lifted up and my mouth filled with praise. I'm looking for the rain!
Blessed is the man whom you choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in your courts! We shall be SATISFIED with the goodness of your house, your holy temple. Psalms 65:4
|Posted on June 1, 2011 at 12:20 AM||comments ()|
Becoming victorious in our finances is a giant for many Christians. In order for us to obtain it we must give God His First!, become discipline in our spending and store something up for the lean times. This is the needle and thread for mending the holes in our pockets...
|Posted on March 3, 2011 at 11:17 AM||comments ()|
When Adam sinned, God cursed him and his seed. We are now reaping the consequences of Adam's disobedience. Just like man-kind is suffering for what Adam did, many people are suffering for what their ancestors have done. Substance abuse, mental illness, uncontrollable anger, poverty, sicknesses, promiscuity, fear and abuse. Some tend to think these things are just in the DNA that was passed down from parents; but it is more than DNA because even adopted children experience the generational curses of their adopted families. Isaiah 10:27 says that "Yokes are destroyed because of the Anointing." Jesus supplied the remedy by becoming a curse for us when he died on that tree, thereby destroying the curses that have plagued our families for generations. Gal 3:13 (Hallelujah)
Jesus destroyed the curse of anger, poverty and substance abuse in me and my family. What is your testimony? or what would you like God to destroy in you and your family?
|Posted on January 27, 2011 at 11:02 PM||comments ()|
Ask yourself "Is this the life God has intended for me to live?" If the answer is "Yes" then you are living a Blessed life. But if the answer is "No", then you are living beneath your privilege. What does "living a Blessed life" mean to you?