Annoyed or Anointed

John 9:3-9

Anointing sounds pretty in the Bible, but in the Bible Jesus wanted to heal a blind man. He mixed his spit with dirt and made mud. He did not just dab the mud on the blind man’s eyes but, like a carpenter, he splattered it on and mashed it into his eyes. He filled on all the gaps and made sure to rub the mud in very well. It was not pretty, and did not look good and I am most sure it was irritating to the blind man. There were three ways the blind man could have been irritated:

  1. Socially irritated-He was minding his own business and did not know who Jesus was. He was just trying to make money and was not even thinking of being healed. He never asked to be healed.Miracles take anointing.
  2. Emotionally irritated-He could hear the spit, but did not know what was going on. He felt the wetness on his eyes as Jesus rubbed the mud mixture into his eyes. All he had to go by,was his hearing and feeling. HE was irritated emotionally because he could not see what was going on.
  3. Physically irritated-Jesus actually rubbed mud deep into his eyes and most likely it would have been very uncomfortable to the blind man, and may have even been in pain by it.

We will get irritated in life. God will take you to a place of irritation. There are many things that make us irritated. Circumstances can irritate us, a stomach ache can irritate us. So many things can be of an irritation to us. We do not understand that God is trying to anoint us! If you have no irritation then you will not have anointing!

Why did Jesus use spit? He could have used wateror just said a word, but why did He humiliate him? We do the same with church. We get irritated so we switch churches.We just don’t understand God’s anointing!

The blind man was justified to be annoyed. He never received an anointing. Anointing is meant to be annoying and is meant to irritate you! We become comfortable with what we live. We expect God to move us when in our comfort zone but that won’t work.

His ways are bigger than our ways. He has GREAT plans for us! Just remember that irritations come with anointings. Even though we are irritated right now, we will get to a place where something changes. We either get comfortable with the irritation or or look for something on the other side of that irritation.

Get to that place of irritation and move to obedience and a miracle will happen!

As the blind man washed the mud and spit from his eyes, he was able to see for the first time in his life! Are you tired of not seeing what God can do in your life?

We are programmed to believe that irritation is from the devil. God created good and evil. He let the devil irritate Job. Don’t you think God knows what is going on in your life? A little irritation and you will come out like gold!!

Just remember to NOT give up in the middle of the irritation. God has something for you!!

 

Bishop Jared Staten

March 15, 2020

 

The Kingdom of Increase

Isaiah 9:7

The Hebrew word for increase means to multiply. God does multiplication. Adam and Eve had kids and they multiplied and so on and so on. It continues to this day! When we invest money, it increases. I does that over and over again.

We are also a church of increase! This applies to you ! Not everyday boring life ,but to add to it a little  with compound interest and our lives will multiply! If you bring someone to the Lord and they bring someone to the Lord, and are doing good things for God then that is increasing !

Millionaires don’t think like we do, They don’t have to work, they work because they love it!

Don’t come to church to have God take care of our problems…Come because God put something in my life I want to work to see it through! That is what the kingdom of Heaven is… it is getting what God said we could have. We need to stop the negative thinking about God and stop focusing on what was and what is!

It is like old songs and hymns… we are stuck in the past and you basically stopped connecting with the old songs. You don’t like the new songs and you are stuck! Stop longing for the past! God has so much for your future!!

During the walk in the wilderness, it took 40 years to kill off the generation, but after the Promised Land they never looked back at their old ways! We are so lucky that God is not bound by our past. We should be thankful for that!

Don’t get stuck in a rut! Our journey needs to be constant. Remember, the journey has nothing to do with where you are at, but where you are going. We are part of something greater—ETERNITY!

Our increase is based on what is coming, it is not just feeling the presence of God, but we are on a mission to take it beyond the surface.

We need God to speak eternal words in my life and move forward with expectation!

Don’t get bogged down and build a wall of impossibility!! Because… NOTHING is impossible with God!!

Bishop Jared Staten
Dec, 15, 2019

Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:6

He is God Almighty!!He is THAT mighty God in the Son. He reveals the Father’s glory to us!

The first proclamation was from the angels. They proclaimed “Peace on Earth, Good will to men”.

So many are trying to take God out of our nation. The world does not want Christ or to be a part of it!

Celebrating around the holidays can get hectic. WE want it to be like a Norman Rockwell painting. We all want to step into that painting and be a part of that family. There will not be a crazy uncle or cousin there to bother us or ruin it! As adults, we know what is going on in families, and the adult weight of responsibilities!  Kids don’t see it. They are in a place of bliss and do not have the memories we have as adults.

As we grow up, we tend to get away from the joy God has done in our life!  For some of us, it is a trying and difficult time. We long to go back to that time when we were a kid, where there was joy and happiness. But for adults, where did that joy go?

The only way to find peace , is in Jesus! For times of trouble—stay close to the Lord. We need to find peace on earth–good will.

God brigs people to the house of God… we can’t do it alone! I need you Jesus! Just like the boat on the Sea of Galilee, when the fishermen cried out to God as they thought they were drowning! All you need to do is call on the name of the Lord. Call on the name of the Lord and he will come running to you!!

What did He say to calm the boat and waves? “PEACE BE STILL”

We tend to look around and want God to just take away all our problems…BUT, God may give you peace through that storm!

God says ” My Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give to you.”

God’s hand is reaching for you! There is peace to be had. and Joy in the Holy Ghost !!

Pastor Eric Cleveland

Dec. 8, 2019

From Manna to Promise (Part 2)

Joshua 5:11-12

When God said “Let there be light” He did not have to say it again.

We are the church, not the building! We don’t want to “plug” into God just a little bit, because what you plug into is what you get out of it!  We need to be in a place in life to move beyond manna.

Mercy is a good thing and we need manna in our lives, but we do need to be in a place in life to move beyond manna. Manna was for the Children of Israel to always have food and for 2 years they had manna to survive. They crossed over and possessed the land. He called them to another level and purpose.

The purpose of manna is the purpose of the mercy of God., but it comes a time when we need more than manna. God put an expiration date on the manna. it was only good for one day! In heaven we will not need mercy, it’s just for this time. The judgement will come and then all mercy will be gone.

God has more than manna for you. We will all go through the wilderness and need the mercy of God.

There are problems with manna.

I like steak!! Forty years of eating manna..every day!! Manna is just mercy. Mercy will get old. One day you will not want to leave your tent to get manna and you will lose value in your life! God made you for more than a “manna life”. Manna falls for everyone, not just certain people.

There is no inheritance in manna. When spending time living with what God did in the last year, you are not living in manna! Manna joy is temporary, so plant a seed and it becomes permanent. Paul learned how to get through things and plant seeds. God has a walk of faith for us, not just mercy!

Did you know that 3% of athletes make it. They eat, sleep, and drink football. The world only offers temporary things. Manna was just to be temporary also! God wants to take you from manna to something permanent!

The Children of Israel had no persuasion to die. They did it to get the inheritance for their children and their children’s children.

Are you persuaded that God has a promise for you or are you fine with manna? The moment the Children of Israel stepped over into Kadesh-Barnea, they had new corn, not the old corn.

God says NO MORE MANNA!! You will now live off of the promise!!

I WANT THAT PROMISE !!

 

Bishop Jared Staten 

Nov. 24, 2019 

 

 

Stand on the Promises of the Almighty God

Pastor Tom Pina

Oct. 13, 2019

“I was glad when they said come to the house of the Lord.”

Jeremiah 32:17

God knows your situation. With trust and confidence we can lay it all on the altar! He will not leave you alone. We can trust Him no matter the situation. Abraham was told to drop everything so he could be shown the promise land. God wants us to drop everything so He can show us the promise land also!  It is human nature to not be able to grasp the power of the living God, But someday we will see beyond human nature!

I never thought I would walk a different life than what I had. I figured it was my lot in life . to either die of an overdose or armed robbery. We will overcome!! God will never leave us nor forsake us! We need to stand on the promise of the living God. He can bring you through! You need to put forth the confidence in Him!

I worked in tamale factory when I was young. I rode a bike to work. That bike had one bent wheel and 1 pedal. One day after work my bike was stolen! Wow, someone must have needed it worse than I did! I hitchhiked, rode the bus, etc. to get to work after that. I am so glad God had a better plan for my life!

God protects His children! Will it get heavy? YES! Sometimes stubbornness gets in the way also. Obey the word of God and allow yourself to fall into the hands of God.  We may have situations we cannot handle BUT  there is nothing too hard that God cannot do for you.

The key is to allow Him to be our God all the time, not just when you want Him to be! He always wants to be by your side. The simple power of the Mighty God is awesome, but we put limits on God. We need to understand that He is there to walk us through. He will never leave us but we will leave Him. We will leave and we will fail!

The strategy is to have faith in God. Jesus will help you cross the Jordan or the Red Sea and He will do it with understanding. Is there anything too hard for God? Don’t let the devil tell you you won’t make it! GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH!

Don’t lose your promise. When He said He will never forsake you…He meant it! He has never turned His back on me!

We serve a mighty God! Don’t let the enemy cheat you !!