Archive for October, 2010

The Words of life by Pastor Melissa Scott

October 21st, 2010

I like this atmosphere that we have here where people will do anything in the name of the Lord. God bless those people that do, that have missions and do charity work. God bless them, I can’t support them enough with words and money. We don’t do this here. And the thing that is most grievous is you see people who say “Well we’ve got a lot of starving people and we’ve got people who have distended bellies. Now we’re going to tug on your emotions to produce some ‘I’ve got to do something.’”

Well let me ask you something. When you have an opportunity to listen to what is being put out there, we have an epidemic of hunger out in the world for God’s Word being preached. There are empty bellies but it’s not of distended people in some other country. It’s right here who are not being fed the Words of life right out of the Bible. And this attitude that somehow poverty will relinquish and we’ll be done with that. Jesus said “The poor you will have with you always.” Sorry but I’m always going to go back to what the Bible says.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that we need to solve the problem in our own backyard first where people can be fed the Word of God. We have an epidemic of people starving for God’s Word that we can solve with straight Bible teaching. No frills attached. I don’t know why people are out there doing what they’re doing anyway. Why bother? Why waste the air space? Although I just, it dawned on me while I’m talking to you: why not? That’s what the devil wants. More air space wasted. Less people taught in the Word, less people to be saved. Or maybe we can put a number on how many people we can save. “Let’s save umpteen million people by the end of next year.” It doesn’t work that way. Oh I want take Gospel to as many places as I can so many people can hear and hear the words of life. It’s not for me to say. It’s not for you to say how many souls get saved. We don’t know. I can guarantee you over thirty years I would say this: Dr. Scott looking down I wish you could tell us how many lives you touched that we’ll never know about. It’s those treasures laid up that you cannot see.

Pastor Melissa Scott

The spirit of giving by Pastor Melissa Scott

October 11th, 2010

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that now one might say “Okay, this all before the law” because this all happens before the Law. Then you’ve got the Passover. Don’t turn to these but I’m just going to off the top I’ve put three scriptures down here that speak of the spirit of giving. Exodus 25, you don’t have to turn there. I’ll read it to you. Exodus 25, if you want to turn there you can, but Exodus 25:2 you read “The LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.” But was it for the Tabernacle: gold, silver, brass, blue, purple, scarlet, linen, goats’ hair, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, willing with a good heart.

I think, well God specified what He wants them to bring, with a good heart. Exodus 35:5 says exactly the same things. It’s got exactly the same deal going on. “Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring an offering to the LORD…And every wise hearted,” verse 10, “every wise hearted among you shall come, and offer that what the LORD has commanded.”

You read it again in 35:29, Exodus 35:29, “The children of Israel brought a willing,” a freewill offering, not coerced, which will be typified when we get to Leviticus, which I won’t do right now, which will be typified in the burnt offering. When you give something to God and it a burnt offering it is holy. It is a life, it’s an animal, if it’s a person, like Jesus, wholly dedicated completely dedicated, 100% to the Lord. And don’t call it a burnt offering if you’re going to turn around and say “Well I give you all this but I turn around and put this back in my pocket because nobody saw me.” It’s completely turned over to God.

Pastor Melissa Scott

The Ten Commandments by Pastor Melissa Scott

October 6th, 2010

I have this caricatured idea that the Holy Spirit and the old nature – they must go at it like a boxing match, just one after another – just bang, bang, bang – because my brain still functions on some of those old systems. Do you know the ones I’m talking about? Okay. Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that if we say that we have not sinned we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. Oy!

Do you know that there are still people that live and believe according to – they are Christians – that live and believe according to the law? And they perceive the law to be the Ten Commandments. As a precursor. I have a question then because my hope in this whole session is to get people to get – take a good look at yourself. I’m taking a good look at myself. I need this message just as much as you do. There’s not one person that can stand and stay ‘not guilty.’

My question for those law abiding – and I’m not talking about the law, I’m talking about the Law law. I have a question for you. You ever think of adding in a couple receipts on your tax return that you didn’t spend for but it will make up for maybe some of the things that you need to get back? Don’t answer. I don’t want to see any hands. You ever go in a restaurant and take a package of sugar or sweetener and put it in your purse or pocket because it’s for that coffee or tea that you didn’t have? Don’t answer. Drive in a big city. I don’t really care where you drive, but if you drive now a days I guarantee you jot this down and look it up at home: Exodus 20:7 and 20:13, and come back and talk to me later. One of them is “thou shalt not take the LORD’S name in vain.”

Pastor Melissa Scott