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TAKE IN THE LONG VIEW

Throughout the book of Genesis the Lord makes his covenantal relationship known to several men. God has plans to bless and prosper the families of Abraham and his son Isaac then Isaac’s son Jacob. The Lord does not bring out his plan due to their immense godliness but instead God only seems to ask we would follow God leading. Abraham is promised descendants that would be as many as the stars in the sky. The ironic piece of course is that Abraham had no children at the time of blessing and would do his best to take matters into his own hands rather than trusting God.

Bishop Jordan believes that imagine God leading us in a particular direction and we believe a place to be at the end of this road, maybe not riches, maybe not fame, but BLESSING. As we head off in this direction none of the blessing ever comes. And maybe just tiniest foretaste of the blessing. This is the reality Abraham, Isaac and Jacob live everyday. The Lord is good but maybe not in every way we had dream of.

The Lord intends to bless us like He did with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. While this may be true consider what exactly is being said when we believe we have entered into the kind of relationship the Patriarchs had with God. It is one of the blessing but maybe not in our lifetime. The Lord has promise us many things but have we ever stopped to consider whether the fullness of those could come after our life have pass?

“And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature ans escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” (2 Peter 1:4)

A NEED FOR MORE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

As Bishop Jordan taking a break from working on the website today, he decided to go out on the balcony and people watch. Across from him is a laundry mat for the community where he lives. He heard a loud stereo and it caught his attention, he watched the car pull into the laundry mat and stop.

While the lady was unloading her clothes to be washed, her son was out running all over. The mother went inside and the little boy disappeared somewhere. A few minutes later a little boy came in running back to where his mother was walking out from, he was screaming that another child had hit him.

The mother then seemed very angry with him and began yelling and telling him that he should have hit the other child back. The boy stood there with a frightened look on his face as his mother continues to yell at him, repeating the same thing over and over. Needless to say, this is not the correct advice to give a young child. Then I was led to wonder, how could God have made this situation better? Then the idea came to mind of “Children’s Ministry”.It is has belief that if there were a child present who attended a children’s ministry locally, that child could have stepped in and offered proper guidance, prayer, and a peaceful resolution.

He believe that child could have prayed during the incident and already had the power of God moving within them whenever they stepped in to correct the situation. This would have done more good then we all actually know or are even aware of. These children of today are not always receiving the best of lessons in life. More and more children are pushed to being violent because of the parents and of course their environments as well.

Zoe ministries can make a ton of difference and they should be at every church. Do you know whether your church has a children’s ministry? If not, there are traveling ministries that actually help you set one up at your church and train you to run it. Of course there is more than just setting one up, there is funding, attracting people, having people to work there, etc. It is still a good idea to push when everyday there is another generation being brought up full of hate and facing a lack of guidance and resources! God bless you all.

To know more about God’s purpose for you and the power of prophecy Speak to Bishop Jordan he will guide you in your quest.

THE ABUNDANCE OF GIVING

When we think about coming to church, what aspect do we look forward to the most?

Some of us might say that teaching keeping us coming back each week, some of us because of music and others believers say it might be the deep relationship with others, that they find their churches, a relationship that they cannot cultivate elsewhere. Some others might just appreciate the temporary relief from the pressure of life, work and the world.

Bishop Jordan believes that God’s word clearly teaches us that our giving is actually a direct pipeline to God’s blessing. And in fact there is two simple statements from the Lord ought to make every Christian are eager and thrilled for opportunities to give. If the Bible had nothing else to say about giving, if it was only these two promises from God, it should be still be enough to compel us to line up and give generously, sacrificially and abundantly.

As abundant as His blessing are in our life, and what we give away results in even greater blessing, this concept counterintuitive to our societies mindset, we were encourage to accumulate and save as much as we can. But His word is clear that believers are to avoid the love of money. And this promise from God is consistent with those exhortations.

“NO one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the others; you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”  (Mathew 6:24)

That does not mean we should recklessly give away everything that God’s word clearly advocates wise management of our money and if we were going to store up treasure, we ought to store it in heaven, where no thief is comes near nor does moth destroy. Give generously and count on the Lord to be generous with us.