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Welcome To The Future

May 15, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy (blessed) is he. TWO KIND OF VISION; NATURAL VISION AND SPIRITUAL VISION JOSHUA AND CALEB. Num 13 & 14 STORY 12 SPIES IN THE PROMISE LAND. Joshua 14:7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart. Josh 14:8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt with fear; but I followed the LORD my God fully. 9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land on which your foot has trodden will be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God fully.’ 10 Now behold, the LORD has let me live, just as He spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that the LORD spoke this word to Moses, when Israel walked in the wilderness; and now behold, I am eighty-five years old today. 11 I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in. 12 Now then, give me this hill country about which the LORD spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that Anakim were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the LORD will be with me, and I will drive them out as the LORD has spoken.”13 So Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. 14 Therefore, Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite until this day, because he followed the LORD God of Israel fully. CALEB MEANS BOLD 4 TRUTHS CONCERNING CALEBS LIFE THE SPIRIT OF DOMINION THE SPIRIT OF DECLARATON THE SPIRIT OF DETERMINATION THE SPIRIT OF DEMONSTRATION 1. THE SPIRIT OF DOMINION Num 13:2 GOD SAID TO MOSES, “I’VE GIVEN THE LAND TO YOU.” SEARCH OUT YOUR VICTORY, YOUR DREAM AND DESTINY, SEARCH OUT YOUR PROMISES GOD CREATED US FOR DOMINION Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus UNDER THE NEW COVENANT WE ARE JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST YOU RELEASE AUTHORITY THROUGH YOUR SPEECH! 2. THE SPIRIT OF DECLARATION Num 14:24 “But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. 2 Cor 4:13 according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore also we speak Num 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. CALEB LEARNED HOW TO SPEAK WHAT GOD SAID IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION. ***GET YOU A NEVER AGAIN LIST*** CAN’T – SAY I CAN LACK – HE SHALL SUPPLY FEAR – I HAVE THE SPIRIT OF POWER DOUBT – I HAVE THE FAITH OF GOD WEAKNESS – THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH SATAN DOMINATING ME – GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME 3. THE SPIRIT OF DETERMINATION Josh 14:11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. Phil 2:13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. (Determination) MEN OF DETERMINATION: HENRY FORD K.L. KRAFT ABRAHAM LINCHOLN THE SPIRIT OF DETERMINATION – JUST KEEPS GETTING UP. 4. THE SPIRIT OF DEMONSTRATION Josh 14:12 “Now therefore give me this mountain...” THAT MOUNTAIN REPRESENTED 2 THINGS 1. WHAT GOD HAD PROMISED 2. THAT ENEMIES HAD HIS TERRITORY... HIS STUFF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE THE ENEMY OFF YOUR INHERITANCE! THE SPIRIT OF DEMONSTRATION IS NOT BASED ON WHAT YOU WANT IT IS HIS WILL… Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Prov 10:4 He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

A Mother's Day Message

Pastor Brody Christian

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss, at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. -Honore de Balzac Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. –Unknown A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. –Tenneva Jordan I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. -Abraham Lincoln Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. Sam Levenson Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too. -Lionel Kauffman We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. -Franklin D. Roosevelt Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories. -John Wilmot 10 EXTRAORDINARY MOTHERS IN THE BIBLE 1. SARAH: THE MOTHER WHO WAITED 2. HAGAR: THE MOTHER WHO ENDURED 3. REBEKAH: THE MOTHER WHO BELIEVED 4. LEAH & RACHEL: THE MOTHERS WHO HAD TO SHARE 5. JOCKEBED: THE MOTHER WITH A PLAN 6. SAMSON’S MOTHER: THE MOTHER WHO FOLLOWED THE RULES 7. NAOMI: THE MOTHER- IN- LAW WHO SHARED HER FAITH 8. HANNAH: THE MOTHER WHO KEPT HER PROMISE 9. ELIZABETH: THE MOTHER WHO BELIEVED IN MIRACLES 10. MARY: THE MOTHER WHO IS BLESSED AMONG WOMEN EPH. 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 7 WAYS TO HONOR YOUR MOTHER 1. LOVE YOUR MOTHER UNCONDITIONALLY 2. HUG HER AFFECTIONATELY 3. UNDERSTANDING HER SYMPATHETICALLY 4. LISTEN TO HER ATTENTIVELY 5. HELP HER CHEERFULLY 6. REMEMBER HER ALL THE TIME GRATEFULLY 7. REMIND HER SHE IS NEEDED CONSTANTLY John 19 “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, ‘Woman, here is your son,’ and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”

The Benefits Of Praying In Tongues

May 4, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Acts 1:4 Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 1:8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” 2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. Acts 9:17 So Ananias departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 1 Cor 14:18 I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all; PAUL’S EMPHASIS HERE IS ON PERSONAL PRIVATE TONGUES 19 however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue. TONGUES IS A MANIFESTATION OF BEING FILLED. (Acts 2:4, 8:14:17) ALL TONGUES ARE THE SAME IN ESSENCE BECAUSE IT’S THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVING THE UTTERANCE IN EVERY CASE. BUT THEY ARE DIFFERENT IN PURPOSE AND USE. 2 MAIN BENEFITS OF SPEAKING PERSONAL EDIFICATION AND PRAYING MYSTERIES (WILL OF GOD) 1 Cor 14:4 One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church. Jude 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. Eph 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; PAUL WRITING TO THE EPHESIANS Eph 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, WHEN YOUR INNER MAN IS STRONG IT AFFECTS YOU... PRAYING MYSTERIES 1 Cor 14:2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. YOUR SPIRIT HAS THE CAPABILITY TO PRAY IN TONGUES... IF YOU YIELD AND ARE FILLED. 15 What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also. 2 USAGES OF THE SPIRIT... PRAYING AND SINGING. THE SPEAKING OR SINGING IS NOT THE SUPERNATURAL PART BUT WHERE IT IS COMING FROM IS. Rom 8:26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. PRAYING IN TONGUES GIVES US SPIRITUAL REFRESING. Isa 28:11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, 12 to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest” PRAYING IN TONGUES IS THE DOOR WAY INTO THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT BRO HAGIN, “HIS GREATEST FINANCIAL INCREASES IN LIFE ALWAYS CAME AFTER EXTENDED PERIODS OF PRAYING IN TONGUES.”

Welcome To The Future

May 1, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

YOUR VISION IS YOUR FUTURE! Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy (blessed) is he. THERE’S A CONNECTION BETWEEN FAITH AND VISION. Hab 2:4 THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH... (VISION) JOSHUA AND CALEB. Num 13 & 14 12 SPIES IN THE PROMISE LAND. Numb 14:22 Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice, 23 shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who spurned Me see it. 24 But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. JUMP ABOUT 40 YRS TO THE BOOK OF Joshua Ch 14:6 Then the sons of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know the word which the LORD spoke to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh-barnea. 7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart. Rom 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Josh 14:8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt with fear; but I followed the LORD my God fully. 9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land on which your foot has trodden will be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God fully.’ 10 Now behold, the LORD has let me live, just as He spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that the LORD spoke this word to Moses, when Israel walked in the wilderness; and now behold, I am eighty-five years old today. 11 I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in. 12 Now then, give me this hill country about which the LORD spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that Anakim were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the LORD will be with me, and I will drive them out as the LORD has spoken.” WHAT’S THE LORD SPOKEN ABOUT YOU? 13 So Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. 14 Therefore, Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite until this day, because he followed the LORD God of Israel fully. YOU CAN’T FOLLOW GOD WITHOUT BEING IN FAITH AND YOU WON’T FOLLOW HIM WITHOUT VISION. CALEB MEANS BOLD 4 TRUTHS CONCERNING CALEBS LIFE THE SPIRIT OF DOMINION THE SPIRIT OF DECLARATON THE SPIRIT OF DETERMINATION THE SPIRIT OF DEMONSTRATION 1. THE SPIRIT OF DOMINION Num 13:2 GOD SAID TO MOSES, “I’VE GIVEN THE LAND TO YOU.” GOD CREATED US FOR DOMINION Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. JESUS RESTORED OUR DOMINION! Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus UNDER THE NEW COVENANT WE ARE JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST YOU RELEASE AUTHORITY THROUGH YOUR SPEECH! 2. THE SPIRIT OF DECLARATION Num 14:24 “But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. 2 Cor 4:13 according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore also we speak Num 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. CALEB LEARNED HOW TO SPEAK WHAT GOD SAID IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION. GET YOU A NEVER AGAIN LIST: CAN’T – SAY I CAN LACK – HE SHALL SUPPLY FEAR – I HAVE THE SPIRIT OF POWER DOUBT – GOD GIVES ME FAITH WEAKNESS – THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH SATAN DOMINATING ME – GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME CALEB SAID, “GIVE ME THIS MOUNTAIN – “MY INHERITANCE” 3. THE SPIRIT OF DETERMINATION Josh 14:11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. HE WAS DETERMINED. HENRY FORD – AT AGE 40 MAKING 20.00 A WEEK – BANKRUPT 5 X’S... HE WAS DETERMINED AT AGE 60 TO BECOME THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD AT THAT TIME. K.L. KRAFT – WENT UP TO A MINISTER AND SAID, “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, I’M STRUGGLING. THE MINISTER SAID, “MAKE GOD YOUR BUSINESS PARTNER” ABRAHAM LINCHOLN – GOT INTO POLITICS IN 1832. HE BECAME PRESIDENT IN 1860 28 YEARS OF FAILURES BEFORE BECOMING PRESIDENT THE SPIRIT OF DETERMINATION – JUST KEEPS GETTING UP. 4. THE SPIRIT OF DEMONSTRATION Josh 14:12 “Now therefore give me this mountain”... THAT MOUNTAIN REPRESENTED 2 THINGS 1. WHAT GOD HAD PROMISED 2. THAT ENEMIES HAD HIS TERRITORY – HIS STUFF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE THE ENEMY OFF YOUR INHERITANCE! THE SPIRIT OF DEMONSTRATION IS NOT BASED ON WHAT YOU WANT IT IS HIS WILL… Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Prov 10:4 He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

What On Earth Are You Wearing

April 27, 2022 • Pastor Donna Christian

Clothe-means to cover, to dress, “to express or enhance by suitably significant language”. Rom. 13:14NKJV But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. 1Pet. 2:9KJV But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Proverbs 31:25RSV Strength and dignity are her clothing; and she laugheth at the time to come. 1Pet. 5:5KJV Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Is. 61:3RSV to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; Psa. 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: praise is comely for the upright. 1Pet. 4:8 Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Col 3:14 nkjv Above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection 2Cor. 3:2RSV Ye are our epistle, written in our hearts, known and read of all men; Matt. 5:16NASB “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Ephesians 6:10-11AMP…In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [empowered through your union with him]; draw your strength from him [that strength which his boundless might provides]. Put on the God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. Armor of God Eph. 6:14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 1. Belt of Truth 2. Breastplate of Righteousness 3. Shoes of Peace 4. Shield of Faith 5. Helmet of Salvation Rev. 16:15 (“Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.”) Eph 6:11AMP Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 2Cor. 2:11 …so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes. 6. The Sword of the Spirit Eph. 6:17NLT Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Heb. 4:12RSV For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. Rev. 1:16RSV And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 2Cor. 4:13NKJV And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,

Welcome To The Future

April 24, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

YOUR VISION IS YOUR FUTURE! Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy (blessed) is he. 2 Cor 4:18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. TWO KIND OF VISION; NATURAL VISION AND SPIRITUAL VISION 2 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith not by sight. THERE’S A CONNECTION HERE BETWEEN HAVING FAITH AND HAVING THE RIGHT VISION. ABRAHAM Gen13:14 The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; 15 for all the land which you see, 16 I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered. 15:5 And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Then he believed in the LORD THE VISION ALWAYS COMES BEFORE THE MIRACLE. THE FIRST THING GOD DID WITH THE FATHER OF FAITH IS GIVE HIM A VISION. 17th Ch GOD CHANGES HIS NAME FROM ABRAM TO ABRAHAM, MEANING; FATHER OF MANY NATIONS. YOUR FAITH PRODUCES THE BLUE PRINT OF YOUR VISION GETTING A VISION FROM GOD CAN GET YOU THROUGH SOME TOUGH TIMES IN LIFE Ex. GOD TOLD PAUL HE WAS GOING TO BARE HIS NAME BEFORE KINGS AND GENTILES... THAT KEPT HIM GOING... WHAT HAS GOD TOLD YOU THAT YOUR’E GOING TO DO? WHAT HAS GOD TOLD YOU, THAT YOU NEED TO DO? WHAT’S GOING TO BE BIGGER IN YOU? THE FEAR OF THE DISEASE OR THE VISION OF VICTORY? THE DEVIL WANTS TO PRODUCE IN YOU A VISION OF DIEING... GOD’S TRYING TO GET HIS VISION IN YOU OF WHO YOU ARE, WHAT YOU ARE, WHAT HE’S GOT PLANNED FOR YOU... TWO DIFFERENT VISIONS... TWO DIRECTIONS. VISION HAS TO DO WITH THE FUTURE... THE ENEMY WILL DO HIS BEST TO MAKE YOU THINK THE PICTURE HE SHOWS YOU IS YOUR FUTURE. GOD WILL GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT PICTURE OF YOUR FUTURE. THE ONE YOU EMBRACE IS THE ROUTE YOU TAKE. THE VISION OF THE ENEMY IS NOT ALWAYS BAD OR OF DESTRUCTION. WHAT HAPPENED TO DAVID. THAT WAS A FAITH EXPLOIT? (Dan 11:32) DAVID HAD VISION AS A YOUNG TEENAGER

Welcome To The Future

April 20, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish VISION IS LIKE A DIAMOND WITH MANY FACETS. PURPOSE, DESTINY, DREAMS, PLANS AND GOALS... THE CALLING / WILL OF GOD Rom 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. 9:24 even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. 25 As He says also in Hosea, “I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, ‘MY PEOPLE,’ AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, ‘BELOVED.’” 26 “AND IT SHALL BE THAT IN THE PLACE WHERE IT WAS SAID TO THEM, ‘YOU ARE NOT MY PEOPLE,’ THERE THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF THE LIVING GOD.” I Pet 2:9 Called out of darkness into his light. I Pet 3:9 Called for the purpose of inheriting a blessing. Gal 5:13 Called to freedom I Tim 6:12 Take hold of eternal life to which you were called II Tim 1:9 Called us with a holy calling Is 42:6 I have called you in righteousness Gal 1:6 Called by the grace of Christ II Pet 1:3 Called us by his own glory and excellence Heb 3:1 partakers of a heavenly calling. WITH THE CALLING COMES A CALL Is 58:12 Repairer of the breach 61:3 Oaks of righteousness 61:6 Priests of the Lord Heb 11:8 Abraham when he was called went out THIS CALL IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT OBTAINING AS IT IS BECOMING. Rom 11:29 Gifts and callings of god are without repentance, irrevocable. WE ARE ALL CALLED Eph 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, 4:1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, Phil 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Ex. JESUS, IN John 4:43 “My food is to do the will of him who sent me.” IT IS GOD’S WILL THAT YOU ARE BORN AGAIN. JOHN 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. Eph 1:5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, BEING BORN AGAIN IS NOT THE END BUT THE BEGINING COL.1:9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work Col 4:12 PRAY CONCERNING THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE. Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Heb 13:21“Equip you in every good thing to do his will.” GOD WANTS EVERYONE TO BE SUCCESSFUL. Josh 1:8, Ps 1, Jam 1, Matt 7 SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY... YOU CAN BE A SUCCESS TODAY AND A FLOP TOMORROW. THE REASON SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY INSTEAD OF A DESTINATION IS; NO MATTER HOW LONG WE LIVE OR WHAT WE ACCOMPLISH IN LIFE, WE WILL NEVER EXHAUST OUR CAPACITY TO GROW OR RUN OUT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OTHERS. SUCCESS IS STANDING BEFORE THE LORD AND HE SAY’S, “WELL DONE.” IT’S CALLED PLEASING HIM. SUCCESS IS HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU HELPED. WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET, WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE. YOU ARE A REWARD TO SOMEONE, SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU AND WANTS YOU. YOU ARE NECESSARY Ex. ISRAEL NEEDED MOSES... SAUL NEEDED DAVID... JEWS NEEDED ESTHER... PHAROH NEEDED JOSEPH... RUTH NEEDED NAOMI A CALLING FROM GOD WILL BENEFIT SOMEONE ELSE BESIDES YOURSELF. GOD HAS QUALIFIED YOU TO BE A PERFECT SOLUTION TO SOMEONE. IT’S THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO DISCERN YOU. LAM 1:9 She did not consider her future, therefore her collapse was awesome. I Cor 1:26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise SPANISH PROVERB; HE WHO DOES NOT LOOK AHEAD, REMAINS BEHIND. NO WIND BLOWS IN FAVOR OF A SHIP WITHOUT A DESTINATION. “BRAVEHEART” WILLIAM WALLACE SAID, “EVERY MAN DIES, BUT NOT EVERY MAN LIVES.”

Go Tell The Others

April 17, 2022 • Pastor Brody Christian

TITUS 2:11-14 MSG 11-14 God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears. He offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people he can be proud of, energetic in goodness. NIV 11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 1. GRACE IS FOR ALL John 3:16 WE SEE 5 TIMES IN THE GOSPEL RESURRECTION POWER 1. WIDOW FROM NAIN LUKE 7 GOD WILL SHOW UP WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, WHEN YOU'RE NOT EVEN LOOKING 2. DAD NAMED JAIRUS Mark 5 3. LAZARUS HIS FRIEND john 11:3 4. BOY IN THE GARDEN WHILE THEY ARE TAKING JESUS mark 14 5. EASTER SUNDAY THE ANGEL TELLS MARY I'VE GOT A MESSAGE FOR YOU, GO TELL THE OTHERS 2. RESURRECTION POWER IS FOR ALL ROMANS 8:11 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of[a] his Spirit who lives in you. WHEN YOU WEAR A CROSS IT DOESN’T CHANGE YOU. BUT WHEN YOU WEAR A RESURRECTION IT CHANGES EVERYTHING 3. FREEDOM IS FOR ALL TITUS 2:14 He offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people he can be proud of, energetic in goodness. LUKE 4:18-19 “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he has anointed me to be hope for the poor, healing for the broken hearted, and new eyes for the blind, and to preach to prisoners, ‘you’re set free!’ I have come to share the message of jubilee, for the time of Gods great acceptance has begun!

Welcome To The Future

April 13, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

“Welcome to the future” Facets of vision Pt 5 “Goals” Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish Habakkuk 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. 3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. THE HEBREW WORD GOAL HERE MEANS END. IT HASTENS TOWARD THE END. Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Grk MEANS; A MARK ON WHICH TO FIX THE EYE. AS CHRISTIANS WERE TO LIVE WITH GOALS. 2 Cor 5:9 Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. I Thess 4:11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, I Tim 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Grk TELOS; THE AIM OR PURPOSE OF A THING. A GOAL SHOULD BE THE COMPASS FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO. GOD IS A GOAL SETTER... JESUS WAS A GOAL SETTER Luke 13:32 And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.’ (IT WAS CALLED HIS JOY – Heb 12:2) THE BIBLE IS A COLLECTION OF GOALS. PRINCIPLES CONCERNING GOALS. #1. NOBODY CAN DETERMINE YOUR OWN GOALS FOR YOU. #2. DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT GOALS. #3. YOUR GOALS MUST BE UNDERSTANDABLE, MEASURABLE, AND DEFINABLE. #4. SET ACHIEVABLE GOALS WITH DEADLINES. A DEADLINE CHANGES THE THOUGHT PROCESS. IT HELPS ENERGIZE YOU WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE ENERGIZED OR NOT. #5. USE YOUR GOALS TO QUALIFY OTHERS FOR ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION IN YOUR LIFE. YOU HAVE TO RECOGNIZE WHO’S DESTRUCTIVE TO YOUR GOALS. THOSE WHO SLOW YOU DOWN ARE NOT PART OF THE VISION. NEVER PUT AROUND YOU WHAT YOU DONT WANT IN YOU. #6. BE SURE YOU HAVE THE APPROVAL OF GOD BEFORE PURSUING YOUR GOALS. #7. WRITE YOUR GOALS OUT IN DETAIL. #8. DETERMINE HOW TO REWARD YOURSELF AFTER THE ACHIEVEMENT OF EACH GOAL. CELEBRATE BEFORE TACKLE THE NEXT ONE PROJECT. #9. AVOID SETTING TOO MANY GOALS AT THE SAME TIME. #10. REWARD THOSE WHO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS. #11. FORMULATE A DETAILED PICTURE OF YOUR GOAL TO KEEP IN YOUR IMAGINATION. SEE YOURSELF IN IT #12. CREATE A DAILY ROUTINE THAT MOVES YOU TOWARD YOUR GOAL. WHAT YOU DO HABITUALLY DETERMINES WHAT YOU BECOME PERMENETLY. LINK YOUR HABITS TO YOUR LIFE PURPOSE. #13. ASSEMBLE THE TEAM THATS NECCESSARY TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS. SOME ARE FOR MOTIVATION, SOME FOR CORRECTION, SOME FOR ASSOCIATIONS. #14. REMOVE EVERY UNNECESSARY OPTION TO YOUR GOAL. BUILD YOUR LIFE AROUND YOUR GOALS. #15.YOU MAY NEVER HIT YOUR GOALS BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS REACH YOUR LIMITATIONS. WHAT YOU KEEP LOOKING AT THE MOST WILL INFLUENCE YOUR CONVERSATION AND YOUR FAITH. MAN MAY NOT ALWAYS MAKE HIS GOALS, BUT HIS GOAL WILL ALWAYS MAKE THE MAN. YOU’LL FIND THAT WHAT YOU LEARN ON THE PATH TO YOUR GOALS IS ACTUALLY MORE VALUABLE THAN ACHIEVING THE GOAL ITSELF.

Welcome To The Future

April 10, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy (blessed) is he. TWO KIND OF VISION; NATURAL VISION AND SPIRITUAL VISION 2 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith not by sight. Hab 2:1 I will stand on my guard post And station myself on the rampart; And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, And how I may reply when I am reproved. 2 Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. 3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. 4 “Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith. Ex ABRAHAM. Gen13:14 The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; 15 for all the land which you see, 16 I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered. 17 Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you.” 15:5 And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Then he believed in the LORD 2 Cor 3:18 Beholding the glory we are changed THE GLORY IS ABOUT SEEING HIM DOING SOMETHING THROUGH YOU. WHILE YOU ARE LOOKING SOMETHING IS HAPPENING IN YOU. THE VISION ALWAYS COMES BEFORE THE MIRACLE. THOSE STARS WERE REPRESENTING GOD’S PROMISES... THE FIRST THING GOD DID WITH THE FATHER OF FAITH IS GIVE HIM A VISION. IN THE 17th Ch GOD CHANGES HIS NAME FROM ABRAM TO ABRAHAM, MEANING; FATHER OF MANY NATIONS. VISIONARIES DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT THINGS TO COME, THEY CALL INTO BEING IN THE HERE AND NOW. (2 Cor 4:13) YOU WON’T HAVE FAITH WITHOUT A VISION... IF YOU HAVE FAITH YOU’LL HAVE VISION. SARAH (Heb 11:11) EVERONE IN Hebrews Ch11 AND ALL HAD VISION. JOSEPH! MOSES. JOSHUA AND CALEB. WHAT YOU SEE AND HOW YOU SEE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE. YOUR FAITH PRODUCES THE BLUE PRINT OF YOUR VISION WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD IN Mark 5 YOUR FAITH WORKS TO PRODUCE WHAT’S IN YOU! Ex. GOD CREATED UNIVERSE AND PLANETS. HE SPOKE IT INTO EXISTENCE... BUT HE HAD TO SEE IT BEFORE HE COULD SPEAK IT. GOD TELLS US THAT’S HOW WE ARE TO OPERATE. (Mark 11:22...)

Welcome To The Future

April 6, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish VISION IS LIKE A DIAMOND WITH MANY FACETS. GOD WILL NEVER GIVE YOU A DREAM OF MEDIOCRITY OR FAILURE. PLANS AMP Eph 2:10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. SUCCESS ISN’T AN OPTION/ BUT RESPONSIBILITY: ASK JOSHUA Jerimiah 29:11 HIS PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE WILL REQUIRE YOUR OBEDIENCE Is1:19 KENNETH E HAGIN’S BOOK... “PLANS PURPOSES AND PURSUITS” A PLAN IS A COURSE OF ACTION, A MEANS OF USING WISDOM TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR VISION ETC. THE ANOINTING IS ON THE PLAN WEBSTERS - PLAN; A METHOD FOR ACHIEVING AN END: A DETAILED FORMULATION OF A PROGRAM OF ACTION. PLAN ALWAYS IMPLIES MENTAL FORMULATION AND SOMETIMES GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION. Prv19:21 Many are the plans in a man’s heart but the counsel of the lord it will stand. Prv 20:5 A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water but a man of understanding draws it out. Prv16:1The plans of the heart belong to man but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. Prv 16:9 The mind of man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps. INCLUDED IN THE WORD PLANS IS THE WORD (DIRECTION) Prov 3:5 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS “THE GREAT CONDUCTOR”. Ex. NIV Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the obstinate children, declares the Lord, to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance but not by my spirit, heaping sin upon sin; who go down to Egypt without consulting me. YOUR BLUEPRINT HAS TO FIT INTO HIS WILL FOR YOUR LIFE. Prv 16:3 Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.! TLB Prv 16:9 We should make plans counting on god to direct us. Prv 24:3-4 *Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts. Prv 13:16 A wise man thinks ahead; A fool dosen’t and even brags about it Prv 22:3 A prudent man forsees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Prv 27:12 A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them, a simpleton never looks and suffers the consequences. Prv 14:16 A wise man is cautious and avoids danger; a fool plunges ahead with great confidence. Prv 19:2 It’s dangerous and sinful to rush into the unknown. Prv 14:8 The wise man looks ahead. The fool attempts to fool himself and won’t face the facts. Prv 18:13 What a shame yes, how stupid, to decide before knowing the facts NOT PLANNING TO SUCCEED IS PLANING TO FAIL. A NOWHERE DESTINATION ALWAYS RESULTS FROM A NOWHERE PLAN. Prv 15:22 Without consultation plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. DRAW UP A DETAILED PLAN... A BLUEPRINT FOR YOUR FUTURE. PLANNING AHEAD WILL DO 4 THINGS FOR YOU. 1. ELIMAINATES STRESS Prv 6:6-8 (THE ANT) 2. PLANNING AFFECTS THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE Luke 14:31-32 (KING IN BATTLE) 3. PLANNING BRINGS SUCCESS Prv 22:29 (EXCELLENCE) 4. PLANNING HELPS GUARANTEE COMPLETION. Luke 14:28-30 (BUILDING A TOWER) UNPLANNED DAY’S ARE LIKE INCUBATERS FOR YOUR GREATEST MISTAKES. UNPLANNED HOURS WILL ALWAYS GRAVITATE TOWARD YOUR WEAKNESS.

Welcome To The Future

March 30, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish DEFINITIONS (WEBSTER’S) DESTINE; TO SET APART. APPOINT FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE; PREDETERMINED. DESTINATION; A PREDETERMINED END OF A JOURNEY; THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH ANYTHING IS INTENDED DESTINY; THE PREDETERMINED JOURNEY OF YOUR SPECIFIC PURPOSE, WHICH IS ACHIEVED BY WHAT YOU DECIDE TO MAKE HAPPEN AS GOD DIRECTS YOU Rom 8:29 for whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 11 in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will PREDESTINATION IS THE INTENTION OF GOD NOT THE DECISION OF GOD. WE HAVE CHOICES... DESCISIONS DETERMINE DIRECTION, DIRECTION DETERMINES DESTINY. CHOICES DETERMINE CONDUCT, CHARACTER AND DESTINY. YOU DON’T DECIDE YOUR DESTINY YOU DISCOVER IT! John 15:16 ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name, he may give it you. WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A SENSE OF DESTINY YOUR NOT VERY FRUITFUL. Eph1:5 having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, AMP Eph. 2:10 for we are God’s [own] handiwork (his workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which he prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which he prearranged and made ready for us to live] AMP Dan 11:32 The people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God]. I’M NOT TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING, I’M LIVING A DESTINY. MESS Eph. 2:10 No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. YOU’LL HAVE MANY JOBS IN LIFE BUT ONLY ONE DESTINY. WITHOUT A SENSE OF DESTINY YOU END UP IN THE DITCHES OF LIFE. A SENSE OF DESTINY HELPS YOU GO FROM A DIRECTIONLESS DISCIPLE INTO A USEFUL ON TARGET MEMBER OF THE BODY OF CHRIST. KJV Jer 1:5 before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou came forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Psa 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. 17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You. GOD IN HIS GREAT LOVE WILL NOT ALLOW US TO LIVE CONTENTED OUTSIDE THE DESTINY FOR WHICH WE WERE CREATED. NAS lam 1:9 Her uncleanness was in her skirts; She did not consider her future; Therefore she has fallen astonishingly SHE DID NOT CONSIDER HER DESTINY THEREFORE HER COLAPSE WAS AWSOME. PEOPLE OF DESTINY ARE DRAWN TO PLACES OF DESTINY.

Welcome To The Future

March 27, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

YOUR VISION IS YOUR FUTURE! Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy (blessed) is he. TWO KIND OF VISION; NATURAL VISION AND SPIRITUAL VISION 2 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith not by sight. Remember Elijah’s Servant – 2 Kings 6 VISION BRINGS CONFIDENCE Heb 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. THERE’S A CONNECTION HERE BETWEEN HAVING FAITH AND HAVING THE RIGHT VISION. Hab 2:1 I will stand on my guard post And station myself on the rampart; And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, And how I may reply when I am reproved. 2 Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. 3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. 4 “Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith. WORD’S ARE VEHICLES THAT WE USE TO PAINT PICTURES WHY HAS GOD GIVEN US HIS WORDS? HE WANTS US TO SEE THE VISIONARY PROMISES HE HAS FOR US AND LIVE BY THEM – BY FAITH. GOD’S THOUGHTS ARE CONTAINED IN GOD’S WORDS... YOU WILL NOT POSSESS MORE THAN YOU CAN SEE Matthew 13:12 For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. A PARABLE IS A NATURAL ILLUSTRATION OF SPIRITUAL TRUTHS. 3 THINGS HEARING, SEEING, AND UNDERSTANDING WITH THE HEART... BROTHER HAGIN IN HIS BOOK “I BELIEVE IN VISIONS” Pg.117 “The lowest type of vision and the highest type of revelation are very similar.” YOU WON’T POSSESS MORE THAN YOU CAN SEE. Gen13:14 The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; 15 for all the land which you see, 16 I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered. 17 Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you.” 15:5 And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Then he believed in the LORD THE VISION ALWAYS COMES BEFORE THE MIRACLE. THOSE STARS WERE REPRESENTING GOD’S PROMISES... WHICH WOULD ALSO FULFILL ABRAHAMS DESIRE. THE FIRST THING GOD DID WITH THE FATHER OF FAITH IS GIVE HIM A VISION. 17th Ch GOD CHANGES HIS NAME FROM ABRAM TO ABRAHAM, MEANING; FATHER OF MANY NATIONS. VISIONARIES DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT THINGS TO COME, THEY CALL INTO BEING IN THE HERE AND NOW. (2 Cor 4:13)

Welcome To The Future

March 20, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

YOUR VISION IS YOUR FUTURE! Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy (blessed) is he. 2 Cor 4:18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. TWO KIND OF VISION; NATURAL VISION AND SPIRITUAL VISION WEBSTERS DEFINITION OF VISION: NOT ONLY THE ACT OF SEEING BUT ALSO THE ABILITY TO SEE. WHEN IT COMES TO SPIRITUAL VISION WE HAVE ALL BEEN GIVEN THE ABILITY TO SEE. THAT’S FAITHS OPPORTUNITY. 2 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith not by sight. 2 Cor 4:18 “We don’t fix our gaze on the physical world but on its invisable source. The things we can see with our eyes are passing away but the things which we sense with our hearts lasts forever”. “We keep our eye’s fixed on the invisible realities. Not on the things that can be seen, the things that can be seen are of temporary duration. The invisible realities last forever. GOD DOSEN’T CHANGE! WE HAVE A GOD WHO CHANGES NOT, A WORD THAT CHANGES NOT, A REDEMPTION THAT CHANGES NOT. Col 3:1 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth Heb 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. FAITH AND VISION ARE INSEPERABLE. WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WE ARE NOT JUST A BODY! 2 Cor 5:1-2 THE BODY AS EARTHLY TENT, A HOUSE I Thess 5:23 “our spirit, soul, and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of the lord. OUR SPIRIT COULD STILL SEE EVEN IF WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY EYES... THAT MEANS WE CAN SEE SPIRITUALY WITH OUR NATURAL EYE’S CLOSED. Eph 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, TO SEE IS TO UNDERSTAND, AND TO UNDERSTAND IS TO HAVE REVELATION. THIS KIND OF SEEING IS DIRECTLY CONNECTED AND LINKED UP WITH FAITH... FAITH IS ACCOMPANIED WITH SPIRITUAL SIGHT. WHEN IT COMES TO FAITH YOU GOTTA SEE IT. Psa 89:19 Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, ARISTOTLE SAID, THE SOUL NEVER THINKS WITHOUT A PICTURE. WORD’S ARE VEHICLES THAT WE USE TO PAINT PICTURES WHY HAS GOD GIVEN US HIS WORDS? BECAUSE HE WANTS TO PUT IN US, HIS VISION. GOD’S THOUGHTS ARE CONTAINED IN GOD’S WORDS...

Welcome To The Future

March 13, 2022 • Pastor Bracken Christian

AMPC Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. Psalm 118:17 I will not die, but live, And tell of the works of the LORD. PAUL HARVEY, “A blind man’s world is bound by the limits of his touch, an ignorant man’s world by the limits of his knowledge, a great man’s world by the limits of his vision. VISION BEGINS INSIDE OF YOU... IT’S THE BIG PICTURE OF YOUR LIFE... YOU AT THE FINISH LINE – THE END... Jer 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. (KJV to give you an expected end) VISION IS THE DETAILED ROAD MAP FOR WHERE YOU WANT TO GO – PICTURE OF THE DESTINATION John 18:37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. AN ASPECT OF VISION IS THE DIVINE PORTRAIT OF ME YOU CANNOT OUTPERFORM YOUR SELF PORTRAIT YOUR IDENTITY WILL ALWAYS CONNECT YOUR TO YOUR DESTINY WE ARE NOT ONLY TO SET OUR COURSE TO “DO SOMETHING” BUT TO “BECOME SOMEONE” James 1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. THE MIRROR SHOWS YOU THE MAN YOU WERE, THE MAN YOU ARE, AND THE MAN YOU SHOULD BE. IF WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE ARE OR WHERE WE ARE IN LIFE, THEN WE WON’T KNOW HOW TO MOVE UP IN LIFE. WITHOUT THE WORD WE GET A DISTORTED IMAGE OF OURSELVES. MSG Rom 12:4 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. GETTING GOD’S VISION AND PURPOSE FOR OUR LIVES IS THE STRATEGY THAT TAKES US OUT OF OUR PRESENT AND INTO FUTURE. NO VISION MEANS NO FAITH, NO DIRECTION, NO MOTIVATION, NO JOY, NO PASSION, NO ENERGY, NO CREATIVITY OR COMMITMENT VISION HELPS YOU GET “UNSTUCK” – GAIN MOMENTUM VISION IS THE ABILITY TO SEE YOUR DREAMS, YOUR GOALS, AND YOUR DESIRES BEFORE THEY EXIST IN THE NATURAL. PEOPLE OF VISION ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALLOWED THEIR HEARTS TO WANDER OUTSIDE THE ARTIFICIAL BOUNDARIES IMPOSED BY THE WORLD AND SMALL THINKERS. VISION IS THE ENERGY BEHIND THE EFFORT, THE FORCE THAT PUSHES THROUGH ALL THE PROBLEMS. VISION KEEPS YOU MOVING FORWARD. AS LIFE GOES FORWARD VISION IS PROGRESSIVE... I MAY END RIGHT HERE...*** BUT JUST IN CASE... SOME FURTHER NOTES BELOW.. VISION WILL PRODUCE SOMETHING IN THE CARRIER VISION IS THE ENERGY BEHIND THE EFFORT, THE FORCE THAT PUSHES THROUGH ALL THE PROBLEMS. YOUR VISION IS AN INNER DREAM THAT LIGHTS A FIRE WHICH CANNOT BE EXTINGUISHED. VISION PROTECTS YOU FROM DOING EVERYTING: Philippians 3:12-13 “This one thing I do” EVERY PERSON – ORGANIZATION NEEDS A DREAM, A FUTURE, A HOPE OF WHAT COULD BE. TO BE GOOD LEADERS TAKES VISION. THROUGHOUT HISTORY THE GREATEST LEADERS IN THE WORLD WERE “SEERS.” THEY SEE BEYOND WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS LOOKING AT. Josh 6:2 The Lord said to Joshua, “see, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors. WITH VISION THE LEADER IS ON A MISSION AND IT BREEDS A CONTAGIOUS SPIRIT. A GOOD LEADER HAS TO STAY VISIONARY, MISSION FOCUSED & GROWTH ORIENTED THAT MEANS: MAINTENANCE OF WHAT IS WILL NOT SATISFY

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