“Dress Yourself In Humility”


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Praise the Lord Beloved. Happy Monday to you. 😀

 
Beloved, you’ll find in 1 Peter 5:5 it says: “And be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
 
This is an awesome verse. 😀 The reason I find this verse to be so on point, is most believers don’t know anything about true humility. That right!!! Let me say it one more time: “Most Believers Don’t Know Anything About True Humility”. You see, if you tell them they’re the righteousness of God, they’ll fight to keep from believing it. You can give them scripture references to prove it, and they’ll still argue with you. They’ll say to you “Oh no, “I’m not righteous. I’m just an old sinner saved by grace.” Now, I realize that most people that say this is making a sincere attempt to be humble. But they’re sincerely wrong. They’re so afraid of being exalted by pride that they’ve let Satan trick them into falling right into it.
 
Let me show you what I mean Beloved. According to 1 Peter 5:5-6, to be truly humble is to submit to God. That means when God says something, you believe it no matter how foreign to your “religious” thinking it may be!!! When He says you’ve been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, you say that too. In fact Beloved, you shouldn’t want to say anything else because to do so would be challenging God and actually disagreeing with Him. And, when you get right down to it, that’s the ultimate form of pride – You Think?
 
Beloved, don’t let Satan keep you back-stroking in the dust of false humility. Agree with God. Find out what His Word says about you, then be bold enough to say it yourself!!! 😀 Expel pride by submitting to His truth.
 
Beloved, clothe yourself in true humility. I’m sure you’ll look great wearing it.
 
Have a blessed Monday Everyone. 😀
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“IS YOUR MOUTH OPENED?”


Focal Scripture (Psalm 81:10, NLT)
“Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it”

Beloved, how open is your mouth right now? In other words, are you expecting God to fill you and increase you beyond your boundaries? Are you ready for Him to satisfy your needs and wishes with good things?

Allow me to give you an example. Think about a baby bird. When they are ready to eat, they open their mouths wide. They trust that they will be fed. They expect it. They look for it. They’re ready for it. Well this should be the same way with us.

Beloved, we need to keep our spiritual mouths open by expecting the goodness of God to bring us gratification.

You must always stay positive, because negative thinking is like closing your mouth. And you know what they say about a closed mouth – “a closed mouth won’t get fed”.

Beloved, Jesus is saying today, “Why don’t you take down the boundaries?” Why don’t you trust and believe for supernatural opportunities? That little bird waiting for food isn’t concerned about where the mother is going to get it from. It isn’t concerned about how she’s going to dig it up. No!!! that bird just opens its mouth, trusting and waiting. Beloved, why don’t you do the same today? Trust, believe and have all confidence that God is working behind the scenes. All you have to do is open your mouth wide today. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed. God is faithful to His Word, and He will fill you and satisfy you when you put your trust in Him!!!
Amen? AaaaMen!!! 😀

My Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, as you depart from this word, may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 😀

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MAIL CALL!!! – “Why Would God Need To Choose “A” People?”


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R. Charles ask:
Bishop Houston, God chose the Jewish people to work out his salvation through them. Why would God need to choose “A” people? Isn’t our God big enough to choose all people? And wouldn’t’ that make more sense?

Thank you for your question R. Charles.

A: In the beginning God did choose all people, until Adam and Eve disobeyed.  And it was the Jewish people that got the end of God’s anger. That’s because they started to believe, trust and have confidence in their own ways. In other words, they abandoned God which took them out of the covenant of God.
So, He had to wipe out the children of the fallen angels (Noah & the Flood).

But, when Jesus came to this earth He brought change. He reached out to everyone Jew, Gentile, Muslim, man, woman. With Jesus there was a new covenant, everyone could go to the presence of God without fear or trepidation.

Beloved, God wants all of us, but all of us don’t want God. All of us would have been included had all of us been righteous.

Thanks again for your question.

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“Turn Away From Discord”


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Praise the Lord Beloved!!! I hope you had a blessed weekend.

This morning, my morning Bible reading was a great one. It was Proverbs 20:3 (AMP).
It says: “It is an honor for a man to keep away from strife [by handling situations with thoughtful foresight], But any fool will [start a] quarrel [without regard for the consequences]. (Proverbs 20:3 AMP)

Beloved as we start another week, let us start it by standing on the foundation of peace.
You know in life, many of the challenges we face are basically disturbances from the enemy to keep us from pursuing our calling. This week you may encounter someone on your job that isn’t as friendly to you as you’d like. You may encounter a neighbor who always parks in front of your house or blocks your mailbox. Those things may be frustrating, but they have little implication when you look at the big picture of eternity. Beloved, you can’t allow the little things to cause discord in your life.

The Bible tells us, just before David fought the giant Goliath, his brother Eliab tried to confront him. But David knew that arguing with Eliab wasn’t even worth his time and strength. He knew his real battle was with Goliath, and he didn’t want to be distracted. He simply “turned away” from Eliab and kept his focus on what he was called to do.

Beloved, as we start this week, let’s follow the example of David and keep our eyes on what’s most important in life. Instead of being led away by frustrations, let’s focus on the big picture. Know when to turn away from discord and receive the mark of honor the Lord has for you!!!

Have a blessed week Everyone!!!

“Executed Life”


“CHOF Bible Fellowship’s Sunday Morning Message”Executed With Christ.pngPraise the Lord Beloved

Beloved, if you believe in the death of the Lord Jesus and you believe in the death of the thieves with Him then you believe just as most Christians believe.

Now, allow me to ask you this question: What about your own death? Do you realize your executions is more intimate than theirs? If you didn’t realize it, I’m here to tell you it is. Sure, they were executed at the same time as the Lord but on different crosses, whereas you were executed on the very same cross as the Lord. You see, you were in Him when He died. How do you know this? You know this by one sufficient reason, and that reason is, God said so.

Beloved it’s not about what you feel or think. When God speaks He deliver’s divine facts. Beloved, Christ died is a fact, that the two thieves on the cross next to Him died is a fact, and you died on the cross with Him is a fact also.

Beloved, let me tell you, “YOU” HAVE DIED!!! “YOU” is done with!!! “YOU” is ruled out!!! The self you despised is on the Cross of Christ. Romans 6:7 (Amp) says: “For the person who has died [with Christ] has been freed from [the power of] sin”. This is the Gospel for all Christians.
Our execution can never be made effective by our will or our effort. It becomes effective only by accepting “believing” what the Lord Jesus did on the Cross.

Our eyes must be opened to see the finished work of Calvary.

Now, some of you, prior to your salvation, may have tried to save yourselves. Sure, you’ve read the Bible, you’ve prayed, gone to church, gave your tithes and even donated to a charity. You really thought your eyes were opened!!!

Then one day your eyes were really opened. The things you thought you knew and saw become even more clearer and out of nowhere new knowledge has become available for use immediately. That’s because you are now walking in full salvation!!! Beloved, your full salvation has always been there for you, God had provided it for you when you were executed on the cross with Him. But you could not receive the effects of your gift from God until you fully accepted -believed in your execution on the cross with Him.

Beloved, you been walking about in this life without the full effect of your full salvation. WOW!!!

All you had to do is accept and really believe, then thank God and began to enjoy the full range of peace and joy that is now flowing freely into your heart.

Now, I have some Good News for you!!! The Good News I have for you is, your blessings are now available to you based on exactly the same basis as your initial salvation. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!

You’re now offered deliverance from sin you’re no longer alienated from God’s grace. God’s Grace and Mercy will now fully forgive you of sins.

God’s way of deliverance is far different from man’s way. You see, man’s way tries to defeat sin by looking for ways to dazzle it with rituals and traditions. But, God’s way is to remove the sinner.

I have found that many Christians will inject themselves with the spirit of sorrow when it comes to their weakness. Their thought is not that they can “do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens them”. Their thought is if only they were stronger all would be well.

Beloved, if we’re preoccupied with the power of sin and with our inability to meet it, then we naturally conclude that to gain the victory over sin we must have MORE power.

Beloved, this a fallacy!!! THIS IS NOT CHRISTIANITY!!! God’s means of delivering us from sin isn’t by making us stronger and stronger, but by making us weaker and weaker. In order for us to receive from God we have to decrease.

I’m sure there are going to be many of you reading this that will say: “Bishop Houston this is certainly a strange way to get victory”. I would agree with you if I was looking at it from a carnal viewpoint. But, I’m not so, I must disagree with you because, I look at it from the divine way. You see, God sets us free from the dominion of sin, not by strengthening our old man but by crucifying him, not by helping him to do anything, but by removing him from the scene of action.

Beloved, maybe you have tried ineffectively to exercise control over yourself, and perhaps this is still your experience. But, once you see the truth, you’ll recognize that you’re indeed powerless to do anything.

Beloved, God has set you a part. Everything up to this point God has carried you through and I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say, “He’s done well”.

Beloved, with your new discovery brings spiritual motivation and spiritual efforts to the end.

Have blessed Sunday Everyone!!! 😀