Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy New Year 2011 (MMXI)



The year 2010 was (for most of us) a roller-coaster ride. Many of us experienced simultaneous ups and downs in our emotions, health, finances, family-life, careers and/or education. As we now take a retrospective look back at the goals we set for the previous year, most people I have talk to say that they actually did accomplish a great deal of the goals they set for themselves... You know: started that weight-loss program, set a budget, did more "me-time" stuff. And, we feel pretty good about that, BUT! And there is always a BUT. Then, there was the unexpected. And we were not prepared for so much of the unexpected; not all bad, just unexpected. But all-in-all, we've got so much for which to be thankful.

In the words of gospel song-writer, Edwin Hawkins: "tragedies are common place." For example: On the political front, the nation’s financial recovery has been experiencing some growth but at a mind numbing turtles pace. On the religious front, churches from mega-types to store-fronts are being rocked by legal and ethical scandal across the denominational spectrum. Across the globe, economies are crashing, whole nations are in revolt against their government, blood is being shed in the name of religion and people are still malnourished and dying of starvation. And despite all of this YOU AND I ARE STILL HERE! What a blessing!

Thanks be unto GOD that as the Called-Out of GOD; the ecclesia; the church of Jesus Christ, we know the answer! Righteousness exalteth a nation! (Proverbs 14:34) Hear the admonition of the LORD! Be thankful unto GOD and BLESS HIS NAME (Psalms 100:4); at all time let HIS praise be in your mouth (Psalms 34:1). For it is RIGHT and GOOD to give thanks unto the LORD! (Psalms 92:1) Not just by what we say but by what we do. (James 1:22)


For this is what I hear the LORD GOD saying concerning HIS people:

“I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. When you come looking for me, you'll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed.”

GOD's Decree: “I'll turn things around for you.” (Jeremiah 29-Message Bible)


So, at Called Out Believers In Christ Fellowship we are believing GOD and confessing...

"2011: The Year of the Blessing!"

What an absolute blessing to be alive and on the winning side!


Deweyne J. Robinson, Sr.,
lead pastor/teacher

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010

As we change our calendar from 2009 to 2010, I can't get the movies the Wizard of Oz/THE WIZ out of my head... I see the Enemy, Satan like the wicked witch of the east angrily threatening... "and your little dog too..." But, the Devil is a LIAR! "Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world."

I am determined to "follow" (not the yellow-brick, but) "the red blood-stained road"... Come HELL or High-water I'm "off to see the WIZARD"... I'm going to discover every gift and calling GOD has for me in 2010, tap into my next dimension in the Spirit realm, pull down strongholds in my own life and build up bridges for other to cross over. I am committed to soul winning and mentorship (one on one and from the pulpit). I want to see Jesus (Yeshua=the one who will save, rescue and deliver) as Christ (Messiah=Anointed One= poured out Salvation) not only for me but for everybody I contact, and that's why I know the Devil ain't happy. I am guarding my self against negativity, strife, envy, whispers! I am making my self alive to "what so ever thing that are lovely, pure, and of good report"... And I invite you to all of fire and fervor for GOD and the KINGdom. Pray!

Dorothy, click your heels together and see that everything you need for the journey is already in you. 2 Peter 1:3; Philippians 1:6;

In Jesus' Name,


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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who Are We To Judge?

On Friday Night as I lay ill in my bed weak and exhausted from the 103ยบ fever I thought “We'll you had better call Regina” -my sounding board and partner in the ministry- “to prepare a message for Sunday.” She, being the faithful servant of the Lord that she is, prayerfully accepted. Well by Sunday morning I was recovered, refreshed and nearly restored to my usual countenance. When Regina and I spoke at our early Sunday briefing she shared with me her Bible text and the battle with GOD she had been having about whether it was the right message. She began her dialogue with me by saying “Good morning Pastor, you look well. Are you going to preach?” to which I replied “I thought you were preaching?” We laughed. Then she shared the text she felt GOD had given to her. As I thought about it's content, I fully understood her concern. She said I really wish you would preach this one, Pastor. So, I prayed about it, we worshiped GOD and here is what GOD spoke to us.

Romans 1:7 – 2:11. Whoa! That a harsh sounding piece. But it's the word of GOD! So lets look at it together.

First and foremost we should realize the social and historical context. Rome is in her full glory. The Roman Empire encompasses or influences all of the then known world, mostly militarily. She is bustling with commerce. Her markets abound ant. Her economy is exploding with growth. She is excelling in every area of professional athletics and in the fine Arts. Rome's slaves are even being offered to buy themselves out of slavery. Sounds like pretty prosperous society, right? Well, listen to the Apostle Paul's question to the Roman believers:
“do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and long suffering?” -Romans 2:4

What a question? Paul's wants for Rome to know that despite their apparent “blessed” standing in the world economy, that:

a) GOD is the true provider of wealth (health, provision, influence, favor),
b) the Gospel of Jesus is the greatest treasure because “it is the power of GOD to salvation”,

They had foolishly followed idolatry; and “changed the worship of the glorious Creator”, for that of brutes, reptiles, and senseless images. They wandered from God and lost all traces of true religion without the Gospel. As a result Paul says that “God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts”
and “shameful lusts”. In these verses, Paul points out “every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity”.

On the other hand the Jews (who lived among the Romans and who were most often Roman citizens as well) would often sit in staunch religious judgement of “those who do such”. To them he writes:
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? -Romans 2:1-3

Thankfully, Paul goes on to write in the Holy Spirit Romans 3:23-24 and Romans 6:23 and Romans 8:1-2 and Romans 13:8-14.