Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

Rejoice! by Pastor Melissa Scott

May 24th, 2015
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Paul could say, “Rejoice,” because God was with him in prison.
He got out of that prison where he wrote to the Philippians.
Years later he was in jail again; and he would not be
delivered from that one. But, undaunted, he could say,
“I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is
able to keep that which I have committed unto him
against that day.” (2 Timothy 1:12) 

Pastor Scott continues: That is the law of the Spirit to you
today. You can rejoice in all things. “Again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known.” Let the world know you live with
the expectancy of the Lord. Do not be beaten down with even
one little anxious care. In its place, release praise,
supplication and thanksgiving. Tell the Lord what you
want and then let His angels “garrison your hearts and
your minds with the peace of God, which passeth
understanding.” We can “do all things through Christ.”
Do you believe it? Pastor Melissa Scott asked.  Well then, “Let your moderation be known.”
And don’t you be anxious!

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Man is Not a Sinner Because He Sins by Pastor Melissa Scott

March 9th, 2014
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When we come to God, our problem is not the sins we have
committed. When you dig deep into the theology of this book, you find
that man is not a sinner because he sins; he sins because he is a sinner.

When God outlines the laws to the people in the Old Testament, He lets
them start where they are.

But when He unravels it in His book, He starts where He is: He always defines the burnt offering first and ends with the trespass offering; but in giving the people their orders, they had to start with the trespass offering and come to the burnt offering.

The burnt offering dealt with man’s condition; the trespass offering dealt with specific sins that the man knew he had committed. From the trespass offering, God moved to the sin offering, which was a little deeper. Eventually man started to ask himself, “Am I a sinner?”

When he thought he was a sinner, he would then catalogue what he had done or hadn’t done. If you ask any man if he is a sinner, he is going to start calculating: “Have I robbed? Have I stolen? Have I murdered?” Then he gets a little more subtle as he comes to an understanding of the sins of the spirit as distinct from the sins of the flesh. But eventually, if he comes to God’s view, he will see he sins
because he is a sinner. There is a “bent” in our nature; there is something
wrong with us. We suffer because of the fall of another.

When Saul’s kingdom was tumbling, Mephibosheth’s nurse was
running, and she fell while carrying him. He was crippled because of the
fall of another, and he was lame in both feet and unable to help himself.
No man can come to God save the Spirit draw him. That is why God
goes to you!

It does not matter whether you were raised in the church or
out of it. Don’t let the devil beat you over the head because of your sins.
But don’t pat yourself on the back as though it doesn’t apply, if you think
you are a little better than some.

Because of the fall of another, the father of this race, Adam, we
were born out of fellowship with God. We were crippled in our ability to
come to Him, unable to even know God’s will, much less do it. Yet God
on His throne, able to speak the universe into existence, kept that
covenant He made because of what was agreed to in the councils of
Heaven. Clear back in time, when the worlds were founded, the Lamb
was “slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:8) Because
of that covenant to be written in His blood, He sent for and fetched you.
That is why we are here.

Shameful things…in Lodebar. If you are there, you don’t need me
to define it.

Ever-seeking, never finding. Lodebar: a place of no

When Mephibosheth came, “David said unto him, Fear not.”
David said, “Mephibosheth.” God knows your name, shameful thing.
But David didn’t need an introduction: Mephibosheth. I don’t know
where you are today, but God knows your name. Slipping into God’s
presence, wearing a mask in the presence of the saints, hoping that no one really knows what goes on inside. Listen to God. David said unto him,
“Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s
sake.” Will you write it down? “God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven
you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

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Repent? by Pastor Melissa Scott

November 10th, 2013
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To repent is “to turn from, to.” To be sanctified is to take this vessel, lay it on an altar and say, “Here, God, I’ve run this show long enough. You take it and see what You can do with it.” That is all that Elisha did; it’s just that ordinary. God’s claim reached into his life, and he could never be the same. He could say no, but he was never to be the same. He said yes, and he turned from his way to following the master.

He separated from the old way, and that is the meaning of the word sanctification. He cut himself off; he turned so completely from it that he slew the yoke of oxen and eliminated it. He didn’t keep the old way around to prove his sanctification; he separated from it. The root word for sanctification is hagios in the Greek. Anybody , a priest, whether he was a priest of the God we serve or of a heathen god, could make a “saint” of something, including himself, if he turned loose of it and gave it up completely to the use of that deity. The city of Corinth was full of saints to Aphrodite, people who gave themselves over to that heathen goddess. The word sanctification comes from the same root.

Pastor Melissa Scott concludes, you are turning loose of yourself and cutting yourself off from the old way. Now wouldn’t you say that Elisha had a pretty good start? I would say he is pretty high-quality material for God up to that point.

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Lift Up Your Eyes and Walk by Pastor Melissa Scott

November 11th, 2012
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Pastor Scott Teaches on Abram

Now let me tell the world, I think this tongue is the most unruly
member in our body. An inevitable accompaniment of the baptism of the
Holy Spirit is that that which is capable of being used to God’s glory
comes under God’s control. When man is filled with God’s Spirit, this
most unruly member is going to come under His control and the Spirit
will give the utterance.
But I have to be true to God’s Word and say it is those weak ones who
forever want a sign, those with a persistent heart that will not
accept from God what is clear in His Word, unless it is accompanied
by some new sign.
Abram didn’t say that. He didn’t say, “Give me a sign.” God
said, “Arise, and walk,” put your legs on it, “from the place where
thou art;” now, not tomorrow, not the next day, not when the
circumstances change. 

Get up and start walking right where you are!
God has not changed; the devil has not changed; man has not
changed. God changes not. He still calls, He still leads. He still
demands availability, symbolized by the tent. He still demands sacrifice
and death to what I want, symbolized by the altar; but He is still a God
of promise. The devil has not changed: he will still try to break us

And man hasn’t changed: we’ll still have our failures as well as our
successes. But wherever you are on your journey now, God’s Word
claims the promise in Christ for you: “Lift up now thine eyes.” From
where? Wherever you are.

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