OUR CHURCH VAN CAUGHT FIRE

Hello!

I’m Pastor Glenda Jackson with Abundant Life In Christ Church. Last night an electrical fire caused one of our church vans to burn up. Our need for this van is critical because our ministry is to mostly poor and homeless families and individuals. We pick up people (including elderly, sick and disabled) for church service and other programs going on at church, take people to doctor’s appointments and other appointments, help people get home with groceries and laundry so we need to get our van replaced quickly.

Won’t you please consider donating to this very worthy cause and help us to continue help the less fortunate.

God Bless!

HERE IS THE LINK:
https://myevent.com/AbundantLifeChurchVan

CASTING DOWN STRONGHOLDS (Gleanings From Derek Prince)

stronghold

1 : a fortified place
2a : a place of security or survival; 2b: a place dominated by a particular group or marked by a particular characteristic

First we have to understand that there are two kingdoms at war: God’s Kingdom and Satan’s Kingdom. There are some who are not aware that Satan has an invisible kingdom and that’s the way he wants it.

Satan fears Deliverance Ministry because it exposes his kingdom and it reveals the victory and supremacy that God’s Kingdom has over his kingdom.
Every moment of every day, there are battles going on in the heavenly realm between God’s armies of angels and the devil’s army. Unfortunately too many Believers are completely unaware of the reality of the spirit realm and all of the activity that goes on there.

So I have been very aware recently of the heightened demonic activities and attacks on the people of God. There is an urgency in the spirit that I sense is increasing on both sides (good & evil) because the Day of the Lord is very close now. I also see demonic strongholds everywhere, but there’s not much concern among Believers regarding this.
While watching Derek Prince’s video “Casting Down Strongholds”, he mentions certain strongholds that seem to have dominion over specific areas or regions of nations (it can be seen in cities and even neighborhoods as well). So he named a few strongholds that he has observed in certain countries and he mentioned one in particular in regards to New Zealand which is the stronghold of indifference. The definition of indifference is: lack of interest in or concern about something. Indifference is very dangerous because it will allow anything to happen with no opposition or concern for the consequences. Jesus addressed the indifferent people in the Church of Laodicea in Revelation 3:14-18, “These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of My mouth.

He indicated that the United States of America is dominated by the stronghold of rebellion, which can be seen everywhere in this country, even among the youngest of children. As you may know, rebellion is likened to witchcraft as indicated in 1 Samuel 15:23 – For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.
However, any of these strongholds can manifest anywhere among any group of peoples. One only needs to look at the rampant sin and wickedness that has taken hold of our nation, and look also at the concerted efforts being made to take God out of our country and rid the world of Jesus the Christ! It is evil and it is demonic, and yet there is very little concern or urgency among the people of God. I conclude that there is a stronghold of indifference among many Believers which has given Satan and his demons a foothold to dominate this country and this world.

Derek Prince goes on to state that “domination is satanic; Satan seeks to dominate the whole world” so that he can destroy as many people as he can and take them captive into his kingdom. Just as God has a heavenly kingdom, Satan’s kingdom is in the heavens above us as well and he continues to influenced millions of people; Ephesians 2:2 – “Wherein times past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience”.
So how do we cast down or pull down these strongholds? Derek Prince states that “God has given us (Christians) alone the weapons for spiritual warfare” with which we are to use in casting down strongholds.

A stronghold is deception that’s taken hold in a person’s mind. It’s an incorrect thinking pattern based on a believed lie. People can get incorrect perceptions of God by listening to Satan as he tells them how God doesn’t love them, etc. People can feel like dirty old sinners when they believe Satan’s accusations as he continually reminds them of their past (which has been washed away!). Strongholds are based on lies from the devil. They can come in the form of deception or accusations. Accusations always lead to guilt and the feeling of unworthiness, which weighs you down and tears you apart spiritually. Since strongholds are built upon lies that we have been fed, the way we tear down strongholds is by feeding on the truth (in God’s Word), which is the opposite of what the enemy has been feeding us. If the enemy has been feeding us a lie, we need to stop eating the lie and start feeding ourselves the truth. The weapon we use to tear down strongholds is found in Ephesians 6:17, “…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” A sword is an offensive weapon and is meant to tear down and kill the enemy’s troops. Strongholds are the devil’s assets in war, and he uses them against us. Take up the sword of the Spirit (God’s Word) today, and start slaughtering the enemy’s assets that he’s been using against you!

We are involved in this spiritual war whether we want to be or not! So we must prepare for battle. Prayer assails Satan’s Kingdom (assail means to violently attack); no wonder the enemy causes so many of us to be lax in our prayer times; and we need to learn how to pray!

So here’s what we need to pull down/cast down strongholds: Prayer & Fasting; the whole armor of God as outlined in Ephesians 6:10-17: the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness; the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace; the Shield of Faith; the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit (which is the Word of God!). Praying always with ALL prayer and supplication in the Spirit.

God Bless You!
Elder Glenda Jackson

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WHAT IS THE GREATER LOSS?

I was thinking about the recent tragedies in Orlando, FL where over 100 people were killed or critically injured in the gay nightclub Pulse and also about the little child who was dragged into the water by an alligator and died.

Both of these events are tragic, even horrific; why? because of the violent ways that the victims died in both cases. It boggles the mind when so many people are killed or injured in mass violence but it’s just as mind boggling the way that this small innocent child died; both these events are nightmarish and both cause people to cry out for justice for the lives that were lost.

I want to say however, that there is so much more here than meets the eye and we need to understand what is the real tragedy.

In the case of the small toddler, this child was innocent and had little or no opportunity to know or accept Jesus the Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was, in a sense, a victim of poor decision or action of one or both parents because he was not closely monitored or supervised at that moment.

I don’t know what distracted these parents at that time….I pray that it wasn’t a cellphone texting distraction, but it gave the enemy a foothold, an open door to wreak havoc in their lives. All the enemy needs is tiny opening of the door and he will rush in and cause horrific events to occur in our lives.

What happened to this family could shake a believers faith to the core, even cause them to blame and turn away from God. Because one of the first thoughts people have is….why did God allow it.

In the case of the nightclub massacre incident, you have a massive loss of life and injury to so many at one time and at the hand of someone who was clearly disturbed.

These were adults who may or may not have heard the message of Jesus Christ or who may have heard it and lived in it, but rejected it so as to live life on their own terms. So there is the real possibility that most or many of these people had the opportunity to choose; and they chose to go with their own way of life living by the world’s wisdom and standard and rejecting God’s Truths and commands.

I have no doubt that they firmly believe that they are who God created them to be and that they have every right to live their lives contrary to what is taught in the Bible….which is the Word of God, which is Jesus the Christ.

They subscribe to the wisdom of the world (which is controlled by Satan himself) rather than the Holy and Life-giving Word of God which is the “Power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes…”; so the world grieves for the loss of physical life not understanding that the greater loss for these people is Eternal Life with Jesus the Christ.

The baby who died had no chance to make choices good or bad that would affect his eternal life….his parents paid the ultimate price for a moment of inattentiveness and I can only pray that they will not blame God. I believe this baby is with the Lord Jesus in heaven because he was innocent.

The people at the nightclub and even the man who killed and injured them all were at an age that they could seek God in His Word, or listened to someone who may have given them the message of salvation but they chose, at that time, to identify with who they are in the flesh rather than identify with who they could’ve been in Christ Jesus.

Sadly, if there was no repentance or crying out the Lord Jesus before they perished, they will spend eternity in hell. I know that many of you will reject what I’m saying, but I must tell the Truth according to God’s Word….I believe God’s Word above all else.

I pray for the family and friends of the deceased and injured in that terrible nightclub attack, that they will be comforted and find peace in Jesus Christ. I pray for the family of the baby boy who died, that they too will turn to the Lord Jesus for peace and comfort and that they will continue to trust Him in all things.

THE GREATER LOSS IS ETERNAL LIFE WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST….Amen!

Minister Glenda M. Jackson

Help An Artist Get Songs Recorded For Album

Greetings my brothers & sisters in Christ!

Well, I once again make an appeal to each of you to consider donating to music projects that I need to get completed.

Getting music arranged and recorded is quite an expensive process and that’s only part of it….more expenses are waiting after these steps. So please click the link below and go to my Musicxray page where you can listen to one of my songs (Lord Your Amazing Grace) and leave a tip in my “Tip Jar”.

Any help you provide will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Glenda Jackson

http://www.musicxray.com/tip_jars

I’LL FOLLOW JESUS CAMPAIGN

Hello Everyone!

I’m once again, putting up a fundraiser campaign to fund the I’ll Follow Jesus Movement. The great thing about this campaign is that you can purchase a great t-shirt or hoodie sweatshirt printed with I’ll Follow Jesus and a picture of Jesus on the front and another statement on the back.

How this campaign works is you place your order by following the link below and pay for it, I’ll get either $5 or $10 dollars off of the purchase and you’ll get a great t-shirt or hoodie to promote the movement. There is also an option for you to make an additional donation amount if you so choose.

I’m excited about this campaign and ask that you guys please support this cause….it will help spread the message of Jesus Christ!

CLICK THIS LINK TO GO TO FUNDRAISER WEBSITE:   https://www.bonfirefunds.com/ill-follow-jesus

Thank you and God Bless!

Glenda

SHOULDN’T WE BE APPALLED?

Definition of appall: To fill with horror and amazement; dismay greatly.

Also note the synonyms of appall/appalling:
abhorrent, abominable, offensive, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, ugly

I present to you some of the things in this world that fit into these definitions and why many of us need to examine or re-examine our spiritual condition.

1) Pets are no longer considered pets but family members; they now have equal rights with humans; in fact, animals have more rights to life than humans, and many are protected species. Billions of dollars are spent on non-essential products for animals, while hunger and homelessness abound. SHOULDN’T WE BE APPALLED?

2) Abortion is now an acceptable form of contraception; Pro-choice is a death sentence and, correct me if I’m wrong, has taken more lives than the Holocaust. Why isn’t there a law to protect the lives of unborn children….if there were such a law, then perhaps men and women would take better steps toward preventing unwanted pregnancy….better yet, stop having unmarried sex. SHOULDN’T WE BE APPALLED?

3) Today’s entertainment glorifies all that dishonors God….pornography, fornication, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and murder, lust & greed, child abuse…. the list goes on; TV, film and the music industry promotes whores and whoremongers of every kind; by the way….whoremonger is someone who “peddles” whores….like pimps; which is what most of the entertainment industry is. SHOULDN’T WE BE APPALLED?

4) Followers of Jesus Christ are being persecuted and killed in numerous countries around the world; The church in America is under consistent sustained attack in an attempt to destroy our beliefs, values and the moral fabric of our society. SHOULDN’T WE BE APPALLED?

These are just a few examples of what we all face every moment of every day and sadly, many of God’s own children have grown accustomed to and comfortable with these things. It seems as though we’re overwhelmed to the point of helplessness!

We say Christ abides in us and we abide in Him; we say that power and authority was given us to overcome the world and cast out demons; we say that we walk and live in the Spirit of God! Yet so many of my dear brothers & sisters in Christ stand idly by shaking their heads and bemoaning the things going on around them, and never taking an authoritative stance against any of it; just “waiting for Jesus to come rapture them away”.

But the truth is, many of us have our favorite shows don’t we?….mine were “The Voice” and “Project Runway” which may seem pretty tame, yet everything about the shows I watched and you watch are against God.

Even the news reporting is filled with stories and reports that regularly attack God, Jesus and Christian values while promoting sympathy and acceptance for every vile and evil thought and action; examples: Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Nikki Minaj, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson, Elton John, Bill Cosby!

SHOULDN’T WE BE APPALLED? Could it be that we’re not appalled because we’re not righteous?

Yes, I know that most, if not all of us pray for the world yet we see very little of our prayers answered….why? I think the answer lies in James 5:16 Therefore, openly acknowledge your sins to one another, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Proverbs 15:29 NLT
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.
Could it be that our prayers aren’t heard because we aren’t righteous? Surely we have moments of righteousness because we’ve all seen God answer some of our prayers and petitions; but do we eagerly seek after righteousness daily?

You can’t love the things of the world and God….there’s no middle ground…..you must choose.
Colossians 3:2 KJV
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

My brothers and sisters we cannot allow ourselves to be lulled into silent acceptance of worldly wickedness. As Paul waited in Athens for Silas and Timothy (Acts 17:16-17), the text says: his spirit within him was disturbed at the sight of the city full of idols. 17 So he began holding discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and the “God-fearers,” and in the market square every day with the people who happened to be there.
We, like Paul, must be disturbed (appalled) because we are surrounded by idolatry and rebellion (which is as the sin of witchcraft) to the point of taking action. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, live in the Spirit of God and use the authority given us by the Lord Yeshua/Jesus Christ to overcome the world.

BE APPALLED AND FIGHT: Ephesians 6:10-12 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places

Your Sister In Messiah Yeshua,

Minister Glenda

2015 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

Instead of making the every ‘year’ run of the mill resolutions such as to lose weight, why not make a resolution that will benefit you physically, mentally and spiritually;

Why not commit to follow Yeshua/Jeus….the benefits are eternal!