By LCWC Blogger: Elder Tiffany Vallery
Based on this month’s teaching series:
“Desperately Wicked Heart”
by Apostle Dr. Lloyd Benson, Sr.
We grow up dreaming of the beautiful life we all desire to have. The life of fame and fortune or the home with the picket fence filled with a family. But as we all know life does not always turn out the way we dream it to be. We quickly experience the pains of life, the misfortunes, the betrayals, the hurts, the pains, and the sicknesses. All of these things cause us to go from a heart of happiness and expectation to a heart filled with so much hurt and pain. David was a child who not only felt rejected but he was betrayed by a leader he loved and was truly faithful to. Then he committed adultery, gotten another man’s wife (Bathsheba) impregnated and had the audacity to kill him for his selfish gain, then the child died. What a disaster! To be anointed King and to create such a chaos in your reign…….as we all sometimes do. In the prime of God raising us up we allow the enemy to pull us in places that we know we should not go. But thank God for being the loving and forgiving God that He is. David although anointed king had a heart filled with pain and sorrow. Maybe the rejection he felt caused him to gravitate to fulfill his fleshly desires, which pushed him into places that caused even greater pain. When David came to himself and realized that he had failed the only one that truly loves him, His God.  He then cried out for God to clean his heart and spirit. In other words he asked God to get his heart right and change his will and actions to line up with God’s will. He asked God to create in him a CLEAN heart and to renew a RIGHT spirit within him (Psalms 51:10). You can’t possess a clean heart with an unclean spirit or have a right spirit with a wicked heart. We have to make sure to ask for both. Your heart if not clean it will cause your habits and everyday life to be open to evil thoughts and actions such as murder, adultery, fornication, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies (Matt.15:19). So we take for example what David did for ourselves. We ought to make it a daily cry  out to God for a CLEAN heart and a RIGHT spirit so that we can be in alignment to fulfill the will of God for our lives. No matter how far you have gone in life God’s love is so GREAT for us that He is willing to forgive us, cleanse us, and make us whole again. Today just take the time to ask God to clean your heart and spirit so that you can be made new.
Pray: Father please forgive me. I repent for every thought, act, emotion, spoken words, and sin that I committed against you and your people. Lord, wash me through and through.  I pray you created in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. I want to be in your will and your will in me. I thank you for your forgiveness and the precious blood of Jesus Christ cleansing me and making me whole. In Jesus mighty name……AMEN!
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This Christmas, have faith for a miracle for someone else

This Christmas, let’s have faith for a miracle for someone else!

Is this not what the first Christmas was about? Jesus’ birth was a miracle; a baby boy conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin.  A miracle birth that would continue to yield miracles of healing, signs, and wonders for others (then and generations to come!). This Christmas let’s continue in this same wonderous faith and be blessed in the manifestations of the purpose of Jesus’ birth!

3 Ways To Celebrate Christmas this Holiday Season

3 Ways To Celebrate Christmas This Holiday Season

For God So loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

The birth of Jesus Christ meant the redemption of mankind, for God did redeem us through Jesus Christ! What better way to celebrate Christmas, Jesus’ birthday, than by continuing His work of SHARING, REACHING, and CARING! here on earth?

Three ways that we can celebrate Christmas this Holiday Season

  1. SHARING: Share the good news of Jesus’ birth, death, burial & resurrection and what that means for mankind! For Jesus tells us in John 10:10, “…. I am come that they might have life and that they may have it more abundantly” Let someone know that because of Jesus, you can be saved, healed, delivered, etc. He wants to heal us everywhere we hurt! Even in our finances, relationships, careers, etc.!
  2. REACHING: Be Fishers of men! Matthew 4:19 “And He saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Jesus always intended for His followers (Christians), to be able to draw others to hear the good news of His salvation! Invite a minimum of 25 people with no church home to visit your church! This equals at least ONE invitation to your church every day for the month of December (for starters! Keep the good work up here after!)
  3. CARING: Save your BEST OFFERING for Jesus! let’s not forget our responsibility to care for God’s house (the church) and people (the homeless, the hungry, orphans, & widows = missions!) As Christmas Day is a day set aside to celebrate the birthday of our Lord and Savior, let us celebrate Him by giving into ministry works. If you have fallen away from tithing, pay your tithes (10%) this is what is due to God; be sure to give your offering for this is what increases your finances: God promises to open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing you would not have room to receive! Read Malachi 3:10! Give to your favorite mission organization! Don’t have a favorite mission? You are invited to join Dr. Lloyd Benson’s “No Soul Left Behind” Campaign mission work.

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