No Substitute for the Blood of Jesus

Exodus 21:23-25.

Some churches are wanting to make church more comfortable. Part of their way of doing that is not singing songs about the blood of Jesus. Some people cringe at the thought of the blood and some get upset by it. Some new members get scared by it. Some churches just want to do away with things that make people uncomfortable. The blood is something that makes some people uncomfortable.

But there is no substitute for the blood of Jesus.

There are many substitutes for things in life. There’s substitutes for heavy cream, eggs, butter, and sugar. If you don’t like a Chevrolet vehicle, you could substitute a Ford for it. A substitute for Hardee’s breakfast is a McDonald’s one. For just about everything in life, there is a substitute.

There are some things that there are no substitutes for, such as:

  • Prayer – If you don’t pray, some things will not turn around. Luke 18:1. I’ve really been pushing worship, but I want to make sure this generation knows that worship is not a substitute for prayer. Yes, we need to worship and lift up holy hands to the Lord, but we also need to bow our heads and cry out, seeking God’s face. If you pray a little, He’ll move a little. If you pray a lot, He will move a lot. But if you pray it through, He will turn things around.

 

  • Church – I know sometimes people are not able to come to church because of certain situations. But, my friend, we have made it through illnesses and viruses. Fear struck people when the virus came, but now the pandemic is over. We have no right to sit on our couches and refuse to go to church now just because fear came two years ago. We need to get up and tell the devil that we aren’t going to miss out on what God has for us, and we are going to return to the house of God. Hebrews 10:25. Acts 2:1-2.

 

  • The Bible – It’s not enough to read my dad’s books or a book from a famous preacher. After all, what book were they reading when they found God? All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. The Bible was written by men who were moved on by the Spirit of God and there is no substitute for that.

 

  • The Holy Ghost – Acts 2:3-4. Don’t you settle for some cheap copy. Stay in the altar and get that original Holy Ghost. There is a genuine, tongue-talking, life-changing, soul-keeping, devil-fighting, victory-walking Holy Ghost. He will carry you through storms, make a way for you, and He will fight for you.

 

  • Jesus – Exodus 20:4-5. Revelation 1:17-18. Isaiah 43:11. There is no one else who can deliver from addiction and set captives free. There is no other who can save from sin. All salvation must come from Jesus. Isaiah 42:8, 44:6. Revelation 22:13. There is no substitute for our Savior.

 

  • Salvation – It doesn’t matter if you have your name on a dozen church books. If you are not born again, you will never reach Heaven. You can sign cards and repeat after me, but if you haven’t had a life-changing experience with the Lord, you will not make it to Heaven. Hosea 13:4. Luke 2:11. John 3:7.

There is no substitute for the blood of Jesus.

Adam is a type of Christ because he came directly from God. Noah is a type of Christ because he delivered his family from the Flood. Joseph was a type of Christ because he was cast out by his brethren and sold for silver and lost his coat. Moses helped deliver from bondage. Joshua was a mighty conqueror. Samson had strength to slay the lion and carry off the iron gates of impossibility. There are so many people in the Bible who did things that were like Christ, but they could not be a substitute for Jesus and His blood.

There are people who say not to preach about the blood, saying it’s not a happy sermon. Oh but it is! His blood saved us from a burning Hell. His blood covered our sins and gave us new life. It’s a bloody story that washed away our sins.

It wasn’t the tune of “Amazing Grace” that saved a wretch like me. It was the sound of “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” The sound that saved me was Jesus crying from that cross, “It is finished!” It wasn’t the pretty tune of “Amazing Grace” that saved me. It was the Lamb slaughtered and beaten beyond recognition for me. The precious blood of Jesus redeemed me from my horrible past. There is nothing in this world that can replace the blood of Jesus. There’s no religion and no doctrine that can replace the blood of Jesus. Exodus 12:7,13.

There is no substitute for Jesus, but He is our substitute.

Now, I’ve got a lot of questions I talk to the Lord about. One of those questions is, “Why does it take blood to cover my sins? I believe it, but I don’t totally understand it.” But then I read that simple verse: Exodus 21:23. When sin gets into a person, they walk away from God and they will die. “But why did it take blood?” Leviticus 17:11. Life is in the blood. It should have been our life, but Jesus shed His blood and became our substitute. Life for life.

Isaiah 53:4-6. Jesus became our substitute that we might be able to live eternally with Him. He shed His blood so we might be saved from a burning Hell. Hallelujah! Thank the Lord for His blood!

Galatians 3:13. 2 Corinthians 5:21. 1 Peter 3:18. 1 Peter 1:18-19. Acts 20:28. Colossians 1:14. Revelation 19:13. Hebrews 13:12. Hebrews 9:22. 

Pastor Anthony Wynn

 

Benefits of the Holy Ghost

Little by little, the church has started easing away from some of its foundations.

The Bible is no longer the standard for some churches. Some churches have prophets that claim to give you a personal prophecy for so much money. It would surprise you to find out how many homosexuals are working for some ministries. Some churches even think that drinking and sleeping around is acceptable.

Why does the modern church not want the real Holy Ghost?

Some of their reasons are fair, I’ll admit. Some people have seen some Pentecostal folk look down their noses at people who don’t speak in tongues. Some people have caught those who claim to have the Holy Ghost not living right, screaming at their families and cheating and lying.

But, the real Holy Ghost will wake a person up if they’re cheating somehow and mistreating other people. The real Holy Ghost won’t let a person lay down and sleep when they’re being dishonest. The real Holy Ghost won’t only make a person speak in tongues, but it will reprove them and train them in God’s way.

The Holy Ghost doesn’t run on our schedules.

Some churches have their services planned down to the minute. The real Holy Ghost doesn’t stick to our schedules. When the real Holy Ghost gets to moving, a preacher might not get to preach every service. The worship leaders might not even get past the first song. When the Holy Ghost starts moving in services like that, yokes break! Addiction can’t stay and conviction will fall. Altars will fill up when the real Holy Ghost moves.

When you cry out to God, you won’t look dignified.

Is it not better to have the favor of God than to have dignity before people? It doesn’t matter if the President is in church with you, he can’t heal cancer. A senator can’t deliver a drug addict. If the Holy Ghost moves, He will break yolks and deliver those in bondage! We need a manifestation of the presence of God. When God touches a person they probably won’t look dignified, but that’s a small price to pay when they consider the work God does in their life.

The Holy Ghost will help you pray.

He knows what you need when you are weak. His goal is to pray that you receive all that is necessary to stand strong in your faith. Romans 8:26. A person’s infirmities are their weaknesses revealed during a battle. When situations rise up in your life and you face your infirmities, don’t run to nerve pills or a bottle of whiskey. Instead, get by yourself and pray until the Holy Ghost touches you.

Sometimes you might not know how to pray when a certain situation arises. The One who lives inside of you created Earth, stars, Heaven, the grass in your yard, and the birds that soar in the sky. He created every bone and organ in your body and set up the processes of planets’ orbits in space. The Holy Ghost knows all and will intercede in prayer for us.

The Holy Ghost gives you power.

When you obey God and move under the anointing of the Holy Ghost, you will have power and authority. With Christ in you, you have the power to speak life and the power to bind the devil. I believe one of Hell’s greatest fears is a man or woman full of the Holy Ghost. Let’s not let fear move us, but let’s allow the Spirit to move us.

You can’t walk away discouraged when you’ve prayed in the Spirit.

Jude 1:20. When you pray in the Spirit, it will build you up. You won’t be thinking there’s no way out, or seeing a hopeless situation. Praying in the Spirit builds up your faith!

The Holy Ghost gives you the strength and the anointing to be a powerful minister of the Gospel.

A person does not have to have a platform or a microphone to minister. The only thing needed is a need. God will lead you to the right people at the right time to share the right words. Acts 13:2.

The Holy Ghost will move you past your timidness to boldly share the love of Jesus.

Through Him, you can see people healed. You have the power to walk in miracles, signs, and wonders. Acts 1:8. There is a need somewhere right where you are. The Holy Ghost will help you minister to those around you and spread the love of Jesus further from there. Romans 15:13.

The Holy Ghost isn’t an instant over, but a continuing of your journey.

The modern church wants a quick fix. 2 Corinthians 3:18. A person is not changed overnight to be like Jesus. He changes you little by little. Don’t get discouraged, He’s still working on you. If we are going to see cancers healed and more devils cast out and more people saved, there has to be less of us and more of Him.

We are being perfected; we are not perfect yet. We are in the process of transformation. That’s one of the reasons we still struggle even when we are filled with the Spirit.

It doesn’t stop with the Holy Ghost.

The Holy Ghost is part of what God has in store for us. We might not think we need anything more, but the Holy Ghost is the down payment. What does that mean?

The Holy Ghost helps you get to Heaven, where there’s no sickness or death. There will be no tears and no sorrow. For all eternity there will be peace and no war. Forever will be light and no darkness. We will shake off corruption and have a perfect, immortal body which disease cannot touch. We will live in the presence of God forever and ever! Hallelujah! The Holy Ghost is what helps us make it to Heaven.

The Holy Ghost is the down payment. The full payment is a new Heaven and new Earth where old things are passed away and behold all things become new.

How do you know the Holy Ghost is for you?

It’s the will of God for you to be filled with the Holy Ghost. Luke 11:13. Ezekiel 36:27. Joel 2:28.

Acts 2:1-4.

God loves you, friend, and He has so much in store for you!

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Cry Out! God Is Listening!

Being a preacher’s son, there were a lot of rough situations I walked into.

There are a few things from when I was young that absolutely terrorized me. One of the memories was about a man who had been drinking and got hit by a car when he was trying to cross a bridge. He couldn’t get up or crawl back to the road. When I was taken to the place, I saw 2 holes in the dirt about 6 inches deep where the man had dug all night long, screaming for someone to help him.

I want to preach this one day in a prison: The only reason why God doesn’t help you is because you won’t cry out.

If you humble yourself and cry out, it doesn’t matter what you are facing, God will help you. If you are facing sickness, trials, temptation, addiction, or if life’s broken you, God will help you! All you have to do is cry out to Him!

When you cry out, you begin to humble yourself and draw nigh to God. When you do that, God will draw nigh to you. There’s not a battle He can’t win and not a storm He can’t calm. There’s not a brokenness He can’t heal.

The battles in your life intensify because the devil realizes that you have a call of God on your life to help others.

The devil sees that if you get where God is wanting to take you then you will touch a lot of people. He wants to break you before you and fulfill your calling. But if you cry out to God, He will help you fulfill your calling!

Let’s talk a little bit about Jonah.

There are a lot of ideas for why he didn’t fulfill his calling at first. I think one of the reasons is because he was intimidated and thought he couldn’t do it good enough so he just wouldn’t do it. But if God has called us to do something, that means we are able. There’s not a timidness, failure, or sin big enough to override God’s call. If God has called you, you can do it! The only reason why people leave church broken, discouraged, and lost, is because they won’t cry out. Psalms 34:6. Romans 2:11. If God will move for David, then He will move for you. If you’ll cry out, He will help you.

Coming back to Jonah, I think he might have not wanted to fail God. He ran from God (automatically failing the call of God) so he wouldn’t fail God. Just because we walk with God that doesn’t mean we won’t face sickness and battles. There will still be some lion’s dens and fiery furnaces. But if God be for you, who can be against you? When you fall, tell the devil to watch you get back up!

Something can get your attention.

I wonder if the second possibility for Jonah’s running would be him thinking he needed to live a little first, meet some goals, and start working on his calling later. He might not have been totally quitting, just putting the call on the shelf for later. Or he could have been just plain stubborn and thought it was his life and he would do things his way. There are a bunch of different ways to think about it, but one thing is for sure. It doesn’t matter who a person is or what their excuse is, something can get their attention.

There is a storm that can bring an awakening inside of a person. But even within Jonah’s storm, he would not repent. Sometimes, there are people like Jonah and it takes another level of storm for them to cry out to God.

While everyone else was falling apart during the bad storm, Jonah was in the bottom of the ship asleep.

There is a real peace that passes all understanding, but there is another “peace” where the enemy tries to lull you asleep just before your whole world starts shaking. Sometimes a person might think that they are doing alright, but in reality they are not. God knows them and their heart. Take into consideration where we are in God’s eyes. Are we close to Him, or are we far away?

Later on in the story, the people on the ship took Jonah and threw him overboard, placing him in God’s hands.

The whale, by nature, would probably have been deeper in the ocean to stay away from the storm. It doesn’t matter how messed up and broken a person is, God will send someone after them in a storm. Jonah tosses in the ocean and then gets swallowed by the whale. He probably didn’t know what was going on and might have prepared himself to get chomped in two, but nothing happened.

All of a sudden Jonah realized he was still alive, but he still had not prayed. After a little while of feeling in the dark and pulling seaweed off his face, he remembered the words of an old man of God saying in times of trouble to turn toward the temple and pray, then God would hear from Heaven and forgive.

Jonah’s all twisted up in the whale’s belly and probably couldn’t tell which way the temple was, but he was in trouble and finally called upon God, and God heard him. When Jonah didn’t deserve it and it looked like things were over, God still heard him. All he had to do was cry out.

I hope this message has touched you somehow. If you feel like you may be in Jonah’s situation, let me remind you God’s not mad at you. He wants to help you. If you will humble yourself, lift your voice, and call out to Him, He will come to you in any situation you may have no matter who you are or what you have done.

When Jonah cried out to God, the whale vomited Jonah out on dry land. If you will cry out to the Lord, He will start a new season in your life. God will meet your needs, save your family, heal you, and restore you.

Cry out for the Lord’s help, my friend, He’s listening.

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Shut the Door

What do you do when it looks like it’s all over?

2 Kings 4:18-21.

Two things happen when you shut a door. #1: You shut something in. #2: You’re keeping something out. When you are living by your faith, you have to learn to shut the door. You have to keep the doubters away, shut out fear and discouragement. You have to shut the Word of God in your heart.

2 Kings 4:22,25. In this day and time that we are living in, there are times we are going to have to live by faith. Now in verse 26 the woman said that everything was well. I heard someone say one time she was speaking a lie, but no. She was speaking faith. You cannot have a miracle if you are going to speak doubt.

When our world is shaking, we need to go back to the Word of God. The Shunammite lady lived before we had the Bible so the Word of God came through a prophet to her. So, she went to the man of God.

2 Kings 4:29. This servant represents the average Christian. A lot of times, we run to each other and tell each other our problems, asking others to pray for us. That’s okay, but too often we leave it there and never take it to the Lord ourselves. Things don’t always turn around when you get a hold of a servant, but things have to turn around when you get a hold of the Master. There’s too many people who lean on each other but don’t lean on Jesus. It’s alright to respect and honor those around you, but they did not create you, they did not die for you. Every once in a while, a person needs to shut the door that way it’s just them and Jesus.

If a person is going to have their miracle, they can’t be double minded.

2 Kings 4:30.  They can’t be around one group making plans and run to another group if those plans don’t work out. A double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways. This woman made up her mind that she was going to hold onto God. How could she lose when she was trusting in the One who has never lost a battle?

2 Kings 4:31-32. Faith people do not hear with fleshly ears or see with fleshly eyes. A person cannot live for God and always walk in the flesh. The mind is enmity against God. When a person lives by faith, they understand that God doesn’t always have to explain things, but will turn things around and make a way for them.

2 Kings 4:33. “Jesus, I’m shutting the door. Now, it’s just you, me, and my problem.” Your situation may be bigger than you, but it is not bigger than God. 2 Kings 4:34. Your problems won’t turn around until you can be in the midst of that problem and you can rest. We have Almighty God and we can rest even with the storm raging. Joshua 3:13.

Now, let’s go back to 2 Kings 4:34. “…and put his mouth upon his mouth…” A person has to stop speaking doubt if they want their miracle. Sometimes a person has to put the mouth of faith on the mouth of doubt and speak life and the Word of the Lord. We have to speak victory in a world of defeat. God has not forgotten you and He will move on your behalf!

Some people are about to get their miracle, but all of a sudden they hear fear banging on the door. The enemy’s voice shouts from behind it, telling them that he’s won and they should give up. In the name of Jesus, that fear needs to be shut out. When you realize fear is starting to raise it’s ugly head, get into your prayer closet and shut the door. Shut out everything that tells you that God won’t move for you.

Take promises from God’s Word and shut them in your prayer closet with you.

“…and his eyes upon his eyes…” The man of God set eyes of faith upon eyes that saw no future. Eyes that saw victory were set on eyes that saw only defeat. When our flesh eyes see the bad doctor’s report, faith eyes see Isaiah 53:5 “…with his stripes we are healed.” Flesh eyes see filing for bankruptcy, but faith eyes see food on the table and bills paid.

In the end of verse 34, the man of God put his hands upon the child’s hands. In times of trouble, be sure to keep hopeless hands in the hands of the Master. Matthew 8:3. John 20:25. When your world is shaking get a hold of the hands that reached out for Peter when he was sinking. Get a hold of the hands that will never falter nor fail.

2 Kings 4:35-37.

Look through the eyes of faith. Speak life especially in troubling situations. Shut the door on doubt and fear. Shut in your heart the promises of God and speak His Word in faith over your life.

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Leadership

I have a dream to raise up some leaders that will make a difference in this generation.

Here’s a few sayings I really like.

— Leadership is not an affair of the head, but an affair of the heart. Serving others prepares you to lead others.

— What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others remains immortal.

I found this quote from someone and I really like it. “We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.”

— Real leaders don’t create more followers. Real leaders create more leaders.

— Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Because your character is who you really are, while your reputation is merely what other people think you are.

Someone came up to me one day and said, “I have something I want to give to Jesus. How do I give this to Him?” I don’t think I ever heard a better question. So, I went to studying. I think this passage of Scripture could contain the answer.

Matthew 25:37-40.

To be a good leader, a person has to love the Lord and they have to love people. 1 Peter 5:3-4. Good leaders become examples, not just telling people what to do, but showing them how to do it. If you are going to effect people, you have to be an example.

If you are kind to people, the Lord will bless you. Hebrews 6:10. Proverbs 19:17.

Now, I want to make this topic a little more personal. God made you to need family and friends. Don’t let life and the devil get you by yourself. Everybody needs somebody. God didn’t have a dad or a mom, but He wanted a family, so He created us.

We should start right now to rebuild some friendships and relationships with our families. Proverbs 18:24. Proverbs 17:17.

A couple enemies of friendship: Business and acting on past wounds.

John 15:13. One reason some folks don’t have friends is because they won’t make time for other people. Jesus is not exactly asking for a person to die for someone in this passage. He’s more so referring to laying their life down. A person’s life is their time.

One thing that people don’t really guard against is business. As a whole, we need to stop existing, and start living again and letting our lives count for something.

Proverbs 27:17. Proverbs 13:20. Choose your friends wisely. Proverbs 22:24. Matthew 7:12.

Sometimes, people get hurt so bad that they won’t let anyone close to them in case they get hurt like that again. But what if God has a special friend for you? What if God has someone that needs you? What if your friendship could pull them out of a low place in their life? We need to let our walls down and let the Lord heal us.

Church is a good place to meet some Godly friends. I would encourage you to listen to and take more time to talk to and care for people. We should all be more attentive to each other’s needs. In so doing, we may become good leaders as we love and serve one another.

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

The Night Like No Other

It was a little different preaching a Christmas message when I could have preached it on Christmas morning this year, but the Lord was leading me to give this kind of sermon this past Sunday. But before we get into this message, I’ve got a lot of reading for you!

Genesis 1:5, 26:4, 32:24, 46:2. 2 Samuel 7:4. 1 Kings 3:5. Job 35:10. Psalms 26:9. Luke 2:1-16.

God often visits His people in the night. But on this one particular night in Luke, millions of lives would change. This night would be like no other night. This night, darkness would be defeated because Immanuel was born! Isaiah 60:1-2. No longer would death be king for one stronger than death was born this night. satan feared this night. There had been others born that he had conquered and defeated. But Jesus came this night and satan knew He would never bow nor be defeated.

Moses was born. Isaiah and Jeremiah were born. There were many leaders and prophets born, but there was no birth like the birth of Jesus and there never will be another like it.

Isaiah 7:14, 53:2-3. Numbers 24:17. Isaiah 9:6.

On this night, Jesus came to save His people.

As a born-again child of God, your life has touched a lot of people. However, if we had never been born, this world would have just kept right on marching on. If Jesus had never been born, there would be no hope for the hopeless, no healing for the sick, no relief for the oppressed, and no salvation for the lost.

Jesus was more than just a baby laying in that manger.

Before He was conceived in the womb, He was the salvation for a lost humanity. He was more than a baby; He was our deliverer, restorer, hope, and our waymaker! All the fullness of God was laying in that manger. John 1:4. The Light of the World was laying in that manger.

Healing for the sick was laying in that manger. Isaiah 53:5. Someone can write you a check, but it does you no good until you cash it in. Right here in Isaiah 53:5, God wrote you a check. If you’re sick or you know someone who is, then you also need to know that healing was laying in that manger. If this baby hadn’t been born, a lot of us wouldn’t have been healed, and more than likely wouldn’t be here today.

But it’s not enough for me to tell you that Jesus heals and He delivers if you don’t go claim it yourself. The Bible is full of promises, but if you don’t stand on that Word, then it does you no good. You have to activate the Word of God through your faith and claim your miracle!

Every baby wants to be loved.

From the moment this innocent, baby Jesus was born, He was hated. Other babies were killed while the king was trying to kill this baby. John 15:25. Isaiah 53:3-4.

Now, the Christmas season is here at the time I’m writing this so I’m asking you to spend some time with somebody and show them that you love them. In the middle of all the gifts you give, don’t forget that this time is about a King who left glory and came to earth.

In the middle of all your giving, don’t forget to give to Him. I’m going to challenge you. Don’t just get gifts for just your family and your friends. Get a gift for, or go spend time with someone the world has forgotten. Matthew 25:40. And as you give gifts to people, don’t forget to give a gift of praise and thanks to Jesus.

Everything that we need, peace, healing, salvation, was laying in that manger. Now, Jesus, our Savior who died for our sins, is risen forevermore and He’s coming back for us soon! Hallelujah!

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Agree With the Word

Today is a good opportunity to begin a fresh walk with God.

Genesis 5:24. 1 John 1:7. 3 John 1:4. Amos 3:3. God is not going to come down to our level and agree with us. If we are going to walk with God, then we are going to have to agree with Him. So, how do you agree with God?

John 1:1. Revelation 19:11-13. John 15:7. Psalms 138:1-2. Matthew 24:35. I know this is a lot of Scripture, but it’s perfect for what I’m trying to say here. If we want to walk with God, we have to agree with His Word. We have to honor His Word. In fact, He loves His Word so much that Psalms 138:2 says that He magnifies His Word above all His name.

God is Elohim, the Creator, Mighty, Strong. He designed worlds and the human body. Think of all that He has created that we haven’t even discovered yet, and He exalted His Word, the Bible, above His name.

He is El Shaddai. This speaks of His ultimate power over all. He nurtures us and supplies for us as a loving parent would their child. He is Adonai. He is Jehovah. He is the I AM. Even with every name and title He has been given, He still magnifies His Word above His name.

So, let’s take a look at His Word for a second.

The enemy says that you will never change. But God’s Word tells you that you are a new creation. As long as you agree with the enemy, you will be beaten down in condemnation and you will never walk with God. Stand up today, walk away from the haters and those who beat you down, and determine that you will walk with God. Agree with the Bible! You are a new creation just like it says. 2 Corinthians 5:17. Romans 8:1. Your past is blotted out and washed away. You don’t have to worry about it anymore. Agree with Jesus; you are free!

His Word says that He has a good plan for your life. There is a lot of bad news going around right now, but God has kept us through plagues, wars, and depressions, and He will keep us through this time as well. We can’t hide. We have to let this generation know that we are under the same pressure as they are, and we have a Way Maker that will take us through it and them too if they will accept Him as Savior. Keep on living and keep making plans and keep on living for God. Everything’s going to be alright. Jeremiah 29:11.

God’s Word says you are blessed. Psalms 103:2. Deuteronomy 28:3.

God’s Word says you are free. Your mind says that you are a prisoner of your past, your addiction, and your scars. But God’s Word says you are free! Galatians 4:7, 5:1. Get up and walk out of the prison of your past mistakes; you are free! God will break the chains and open the prison doors, but you have to get up and walk out. Romans 6:6.

1 John 4:4. I thought this Scripture was talking about the fact that we will overcome. But that’s not what it’s saying. It says that we already have overcome them. Whatever your “them” is, whether it’s addiction or hurt, whatever it may be, you have already overcome it through the Holy Ghost living inside of you.

The Bible says that you are healed. Isaiah 53:5. Psalms 103:3. 3 John 1:2. I have seen miracle after miracle where people have been healed. God healed my Shelia and my mom. I have experienced the healing power of God in my own life as well.

I know without a shadow of a doubt that this Bible is right. It says you are a winner, that you are free, that God has a good plan for you, that you are redeemed, and you get a new start!

John 15:7 — “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Bruised Heel

If you know me, you know I love searching for Jesus throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Genesis 3:15. There was going to come a woman who would have a seed without a man. Isaiah 7:14. Now, if we go back to that passage in Genesis, it also tells us that, like it or not, the devil has a seed, too. The devil’s seed is sin.

What is the scariest part about a snake?

The answer is his head. His power, his venom, and even his death are in his head. So, let’s move from the snake to satan. For about 4,000 years, the devil was the king of death, separating families and destroying lives. In satan’s head was the power of sin that people had no ability to break off without the help of the Lord. But there was One coming who would bruise satan’s head.

Where did Jesus bruise satan’s head in the Bible?

Isaiah 53:10-12. Ephesians 4:7-10. What happened when Jesus gave up the ghost? When His spirit left His flesh body, it did not ascend, but it descended. Why? Because this Gospel we preach wouldn’t be perfect if it was only for the people who came after Calvary. Jesus descended to go after those who came before Calvary. Revival came to Hell when Jesus walked into the place where the enemy was.

They were having a party in satan’s throne room, thinking they had finally destroyed the Prince of Peace. All of a sudden, something began to rumble in Hell as Jesus walked down that long corridor into the throne room of satan. satan stared on, asking Jesus why He had come there. I believe Jesus lifted up his right foot and put it down on the devil’s head, saying, “I’ve come for the keys. You are no longer in power anymore.”

Something amazing here is that when Jesus took the keys, He didn’t take them to Heaven. He gave them to the apostles and the church. He gave the keys to the ministry.

There are some ministries out there that had gotten this revelation, but they didn’t stop at the light. Now, what does that mean?

When you walk towards a light, you have a shadow. As you get closer to the light, your shadow becomes smaller, in turn, people see less of you and more of Jesus through you. Then you stop under the light and there’s no shadow. But, if a person doesn’t wait for the light to move before they do, and they try to go past the light, they will start casting another shadow behind them.

That’s what some ministries have done. They got this revelation of Jesus going into the pit and then say that He died. They preach that He ceased to exist and for 3 days there was no God.

But here’s the thing, when God created man, He breathed the breath of life into him and man became a living soul. No matter how far a person runs from the love of God, God’s eternal breath is still in them and it will never cease to exist. So, if the soul inside a man can’t cease to exist, then how could the I AM go to Hell and cease to exist? If He ceased to exist, the whole world would do the same for it’s all held together because of God.

Jesus has never stopped being the Light of the World. He’s never stopped being the Prince of Peace. He’s always been, He is, and He always will be.

If you’ve ever been delivered from something, satan’s head has been bruised.

You are part of the body of Christ, and when you got set free, the devil’s head was bruised. But don’t think that when you walk with God, you won’t get some bruises on your heel. When you bruise the head of satan, he bruises your heel. Even though it may be hard to walk sometimes, just keep on. We’ve come too far to look back now. Heaven is in view! There are still more souls to win! There’s another victory to gain! Just keep on walking!

Jesus told Peter that He was building a church and the gates of Hell would not prevail against it. Why not?

Because Jesus would walk through the gates Himself and take the keys. He gave us the keys (authority), telling us that whatever we bind on Earth would be bound in Heaven and whatever we loosed on Earth would be loosed in Heaven.

When a policeman happens upon a scene where someone is about to shoot someone else, he will not beg for mercy or plead with the criminal to put the gun down. He will get out of his car, draw his gun, and take authority telling the criminal that he will lay the gun down or the policeman will take him out.

We cannot plead with the devil not to fight us. We cannot beg him to leave us alone. God has given us authority over the devil in the name of Jesus. We need to realize that we are not weak, and we are not castaways.

The bruise on your heel may make it painful to walk sometimes but know that you are in the eternal plan of God, and you have authority in the name of Jesus to come against the devil and his attacks. You have power over the enemy and with Jesus, you will bruise satan’s head!

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Light, Bread, and Living Water

John 12:32. Luke 24:27.

One time in Numbers, since the people had sinned against God, serpents had been let loose among them. Moses was commanded to raise up the very thing that was killing the people so that when they looked at it, they would live.

When Jesus came to die for us, He did not come as a celestial being, a rock, a cloud, or a pillar of fire. He came in the very form of the thing (our flesh) that was destroying us. There was one time I asked the Lord why He did this, and here’s what He said to me.

“Son, a rock can’t bleed, and a cloud can’t bleed. You were in a mess, and you needed blood. Because without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins.”

John 1:5. I’ve been looking for a place in the Bible where the attention was on the light, but it was surrounded by darkness.

This story starts at around 9 AM when the Roman soldiers are driving nails into Jesus’ hands and feet. When they lift Him up on the cross, the people began to mock Him. Later, the sky grew dark. One of my thoughts on this is that the enemy saw the Light all bruised and beat up and thought that if he could get darkness around the Light, then he could put the Light out.

The enemy has to get permission from God to attack you. If God allows an attack, then He knows ahead of time that the attack will not break you.

So, the Light was shining there, hanging on that cross in the toughest time of His life, and the devil got permission to have around 3 hours of darkness surround Him. Jesus spent hours on the cross and at least half of that time He was in darkness. God will sometimes hide half of our pain in our tough times. Sometimes, no one else will see your hurt, but God will. It will just be you and Him and He will help you through your pain. Your light is not going to go out. You may be going through some darkness where you don’t see or feel God but know this; God will not leave you, nor forsake you, and there is a light that the darkness can’t put out. Darkness was over the face of the Earth for 3 hours and still, the Light kept on shining! He kept on being the healer, the King of Kings, and the deliverer. The darkness could not keep the light from shining! Isaiah 60:1.

The devil is looking for you to recant, give up, and surrender. The darkness was allowed when Jesus was dying on the cross so that we might see there is a light that the darkness cannot put out. There is a light inside of you that will not go out despite what Hell might throw at you.

Genesis 1:3. There was light and the sun hadn’t even been created yet. Jesus was the Light of the World in the beginning, and He will be the Light of the World in the end. Revelation 21:23.

It seems that the devil grows from being a little serpent in Genesis to being a great, big dragon in Revelation. He would like to make us think that this whole thing is going to end with him as a big dragon, but this will not end with the devil taking over. This will end with the Light of the World claiming victory over all.

Jesus’ death broke through the darkness, lighting the way for us to eternal life. 2 Corinthians 4:6. Mark 15:33. Amos 8:9.

A certain woman asked Jesus to help her daughter.

Matthew 15:21-24. Jesus had not died outside the city yet, so His ministry at this time was just to Israel, not the Gentiles. If He had died at the Temple, it would have just been a Jewish religion. But Jesus was crucified outside the gates, and then it became about whosever will. Matthew 15:25-27.

Why did this woman ask for a crumb of bread? John 6:48,51.

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. I believe she had stood in one of the crowds at some point and heard Jesus preach. I am persuaded that she had heard Him say that He was the Bread of Life. Something had gotten a hold of this woman and she knew that if she could just get to Jesus, then she could get help for her daughter. This humble woman looked at the Light of the World and knew that He was (and is) the Bread of Life. She didn’t need to see an angel or have Him lay hands on her daughter to heal her. She understood that the bread was for the Jews, but she also knew that if God would just give her a crumb of the Bread of Life, it would be enough to change her baby’s life.

If we can grab a crumb falling from the Master’s table, then cancers can be healed, and bad situations can turn around. Just a crumb from the Master’s table will change your life!

This woman didn’t care that Jesus had called her a dog. A lot of people would have walked away, but Jesus was this woman’s last hope. She had a problem at that moment, and she didn’t have time to wait on Jesus to die so He could fix it. She needed a crumb from the Bread of Life right then. Matthew 15:28.

Luke 16:19-25. I have 2 questions.

Question 1: Why did the man ask for Lazarus? He knew people of renown and all the people that mattered. Why was he asking for the beggar?

Question 2: This rich man had probably tasted every wine, rum, whisky, and probably every exotic fruit drink in the world. So, why would he ask for on simple drop of water?

These are my thoughts. I think this rich man, at some point, heard John 4:14. Perhaps he had also heard Jeremiah 17:13. He might have heard Jesus in John 7:37-38.

So, here is this rich man in Hell, not wishing for anything more than one drop of water and for Lazarus to give it to him. I believe that while they were alive, Lazarus, the beggar, preached to the rich man often, telling him that he was going to a place where the roses never fade and he would never be hungry again whether or not the rich man helped him.

I believe this rich man asked for that drop of water believing that it would give him life and get him out of his place of torment. But there are no altar calls in Hell. There will be a lot of praying, but no answers. God is not in Hell, and therefore there is no love, no peace, and no hope in Hell. There is no way out of Hell once a person goes there. God doesn’t throw people into Hell, but He begs them not to go. He gives them opportunities to change their ways if they aren’t living right.

If you aren’t saved and you are reading this, right now is an opportunity for you to meet this Savior named Jesus. You can pray to Him, Friend. He will listen. For more information, you can head over to our SALVATION PAGE.

If you are saved, right now is a good opportunity to pray for the lost people in your life. Would you get in your prayer closet, or down on your knees in prayer, wherever you may be, and pray to God? Use your faith and ask God to help you win a soul in this day and age.

Be a light by letting God’s light shine through you!

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Living in the Now

I want to talk to you about someone you probably have a hard time liking: yourself.

A lot of people find it easier to have mercy on other people than to forgive themselves. A lot of the time, they struggle with dealing with who they are. But one thing a person must realize before they are able to go where God wants to take them is that they are not an accident.

You are just as precious as everyone else. You are just as important as everyone else. You are just as loved by God as everyone else in the world.

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The past is gone, the future is not here yet, and that’s why right now is called the present. Because it’s a gift. God lives in your now. 2 Corinthians 6:2. 1 Peter 2:10. Genesis 1:27.

Psalms 139:13-14. Jeremiah 29:11. Psalms 100:3. Ephesians 2:10.

A person must realize that they have to live in the NOW. God cannot help a person in their now when all they want to do is live in the past and worry about their future. They are too busy worrying about what they did or didn’t do or worrying about what will happen, and they aren’t existing in their now. A Christian cannot undo their past, but it’s under the blood. A Christian may not know what the future holds, but it’s in God’s hands. The Christian must let go of the past and the worries of the future and enjoy God now.

Be you.

Right now, God wants your life to be a witness to someone. You may not be some famous, old-time preacher or singer, but you are the best you that God could make. A Christian should not want to walk or talk like someone else. They should want to be who God has called them to be. We will never succeed if we are trying to be like someone else. But if a person will be themselves, they can go all the way with God and make a difference in people’s lives.

This is your NOW. What are you going to do with it?

John 6:9. You may look at yourself and wonder what you have to give. People may look at you and think that you don’t have enough to help somebody, but if God put it in your life, it’s enough to make a difference. If God has given a person fish and loaves, they should not try to give others a hamburger or a steak. A person should witness to others with what they have and not try to act like someone else. God has given you enough to make a difference in the lives of those He will put you in contact with. John 6:12. Not only has God given you enough to help those you are reaching for but there will also be leftovers that will touch other people. What you have is enough because you also have God.

Give God your best NOW.

1 Samuel 17:37-39. People will try to put things in your head, telling you that you have to do things a certain way and telling you that what you have (such as testimony, background, or sermon) is not enough. They may tell you that you need to dress it up. Saul wasn’t David, and David wasn’t Saul. God did not call David to be like Saul and put on his armor. He called David to be the best David he could be.

1 Samuel 17:50. When you are in need of more, God will make it available. But He will not add more until you’ve used what you have already. David didn’t need a sword until he knocked Goliath down with the sling. A person cannot use what they wish they had or even what they want. They have to use what God has trusted them with.

God has given you a shout of worship.

Joshua came upon the walls of Jericho and what he had was enough: a march and a shout. The pressures of life and the world long to steal your shout. Go ahead and shout the name of Jesus to let the enemy know you haven’t lost your shout! Hallelujah! Joshua 6:20. I believe there is a place in worship where cancers will fall off and addictions will break.

When the people shouted, the walls fell flat. If you will shout, you won’t have to crawl out of your storm. If you shout, God will flatten out some things and get your obstacles out of your face. Shout and you will walk out of your trials.

You are not a failure, and your best life is not behind you. You’re not a loser and you are not going under. You are the apple of God’s eye. His banner over you is love. God wants you to live in the NOW. He wants you to get up and be happy now. He wants you to walk in victory now. He wants to restore you and help you now.

This is your NOW. What are you going to do with it?

— Pastor Anthony Wynn