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it only takes one

It Only Takes One

Have you ever realized the power of one?

Sin abounds in this world and people are trying to take God out of everything. And the devil hasn’t been doing it all at once. He’s been getting us used to the dark little by little until it’s everywhere now.

But, you can do something about it.

You may not be able to touch the whole world. But, if you stand up and let your light shine, you can keep the darkness from taking over in your corner of the world.

God is looking for somebody that’s available, somebody who isn’t afraid to stand up. Back in the Bible, Pharaoh was closing in on Israel. But one man decided to stand up and God brought deliverance to His people.

Trouble is standing in America right now.

It’s time for the children of God to stand up. Keep worshipping, keep praying, and keep on driving back the darkness in the corner of your world.

It’s not enough to fight battles where others can see you. You have to fight bears and lions when nobody is watching. You have to make up in your mind that you won’t let the devil intimidate you. You are God’s child. It’s you and God, and with God all things are possible. You have authority over the  devil. The only power he has is what you allow him.

God is looking for someone to stand and drive back the darkness. Will you be that one?

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • Isaiah 1:6-8
  • Ezekiel 22:30
  • Matthew 5:14, 16
The antichrist (1)

The antichrist

In this message, I decided to talk about three different christs.

1- Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.

2- The false christ

3- The antichrist

Now, many people will tie those last two together, but I think they are two separate things.

You have the false christ, like Jim Jones for example, who started out right. Yet, something inside him desired money and power, desired the glory of man, more than Jesus Christ.

There is a huge difference between a false christ and the antichrist.

There is the spirit of the antichrist that I believe has been on earth for years and years. But, there is the person of the antichrist, who will be a human totally surrendered to the devil, coming as a man of peace, magnifying himself. But he will be broken!

So, don’t spend 100% of your time studying the negative in the Bible. Before you do that, work on finding everything you can about the real thing. Study Jesus and His life and what He did. Study the truth so much that you will immediately be able to recognize a lie when it shows its ugly face.

In this message, I talk about Revelation, and how it’s a book revealing Jesus in the end time. Jesus conquered in the beginning, in the middle, and he will conquer in the end.

Remember this:

Anytime that you walk through a storm or satan throws something at you, Jesus is going to stand up because He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If He protected His children in the Old Testament, He will protect you now.

Listen to this message below to hear more about the antichrist.

Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • Matthew 24:5
  • Matthew 1:1, 16
  • John 1:41
  • Matthew 1:18
  • Matthew 2:4
  • Matthew 11:2
  • Matthew 27:17
  • Mark 14:61
  • Luke 2:26
  • Luke 4:41
  • John 1:17, 41
  • John 4:24, 29
  • John 7:42
  • Isaiah 11:1
  • Micah 5:2
  • Acts 2:36
  • Acts 3:6

  • Acts 16:18
  • Romans 5:6
  • Romans 6:9, 23
  • Romans 8:35
  • 1 Corinthians 11:1
  • 1 Corinthians 15:57
  • Romans 8:9
  • Matthew 24:23
  • 1 John 2:22
  • John 1:9
  • Daniel 8:23
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:3
  • Daniel 11:36-37
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:6
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
  • Revelation 17:12
  • Revelation 13:4, 11
They Are Watching You...

They Are Watching You…

Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. Thanks for visiting me today.

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink or, whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” — 1 Corinthians 10:31

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:17

They are watching.

The people around you are all watching. They watch the way you contort your face at the words they say. They watch the way you walk. They see the way you treat others. They view the way you handle situations. They are watching.

What are you showing them?

Do you let them see a smile or a look of disgust? Do you show them how close you walk with the Lord? Do you show them how you would like to be treated? When trials come, do you let them see a wavering, melting Christian or one standing firm and unfaltering? What are you showing them?

No matter how bad the temptation is, don’t give in. Don’t give them an opportunity to justify bad actions, “Well, they are a Christian and they do it so it must be okay, right?”

Do what you do for the glory of God, do what you do so they can see the truth, and do what you do to show them what’s right from wrong. Show them what a true Christian is. Christian means Christ-like.

When they look at you, do they see Christ?

Yes, sometimes we want to lash out in all our fury. Yes, sometimes we want to tell people off. Sometimes it’s really hard to do the right thing. But, Christ first. Jesus goes first. God is first in our lives no matter the circumstances because we love Him and we want to please Him.

They are listening. Are you saying the right things? They are looking. Are you shining the light in your soul? They are watching you. Always watching you.

–Faith Cross

Don't Stress

Don’t Stress

Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. Thanks for visiting me today.

I have a few verses here for you.

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” — James 1:2-4

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” — John 14:27

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” — Romans 8:28

So, what is all of this about?

Well, if you haven’t already noticed, there’s a lot of junk going on in the world right now. And the funny thing is, it’s not just wreaking havoc on the world, but it’s wreaking havoc in our individual lives as well. In this time, it’s easy to get stressed out about everything you have to do or everything that’s going on. I know I do.

But realize this:

God is the biggest, strongest, most powerful Being in the Universe, and He has decided to fight for us. He has made the choice to listen to us as we pray. He wants to move on our behalf.

Yes, you can get all stressed out about everything. Yes, it’s human to feel like the world is coming down on you sometimes. And yes, from time to time, every little thing will try its absolute best to break your nerves.

But you are a child of God.

And He will not suffer you to break under the pressure. God is right there with you through it all. And guess what? He’s gone through it, too. The stress of the multitudes coming to be healed. The stress of having his own people hate Him. The constant cries for help rang in His ears, those merciless pleas for aid. He knows what it’s like to be stretched thin by the pulling of life. God came down as a human. He knows all about our struggles.

So, when you feel yourself start to panic at all the politics, the media, your obligations and tasks, and the things you don’t understand, stop. Take a step back and breathe. Evaluate what needs to be done. Write it down if you have to, but look at it. Really study it. Tell yourself, with God all things are possible. Ask Him for His guidance and help. And then, do it. Slowly but surely, step by step, you’ll get through this.

You will because the biggest, strongest, most powerful Being in the Universe has decided to walk with you all the way home.

–Faith Cross

I'ts not all about me

It’s Not All About Me

Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. thanks for visiting me today.

I’ve got some reading for you to do. Read Genesis (37:28), (39:4, 20, 22), (41:39-40).

Now, most of us know the story of Joseph. His brothers placed him in a pit and then sold him. He went to being just under the head of the Potiphar’s house. Then, he was cast into prison and left there for a while. Then, he was made second to Pharaoh in Egypt. But let me ask you something:

Was it all about him?

Well, the obvious answer is “no.” God put him in a place through his ups and downs where he could help His people. Through his trials, God brought him to a place where he could save thousands. But he had to be taught some lessons first.

When we go through trials, sometimes we have the tendency to ask “Why me?” or “Why this?.” But God never does anything without purpose. And what’s more, He can do something in your life that can help in more than one area. One of the main things in a Christian life is to live your life for others. So now let me ask you this:

Are the things you’re going through all about you?

Correct answer: no. Trials and tribulations help one to grow, or teach one a lesson. Your growth can help someone else down the road who is going through the same thing you faced. The heartache can teach you a lesson and help you talk someone else out of making the same mistake.

God loves you, and if you were the only one on earth, He would have still laid down His life. But the truth is, there are other people on this earth too. There are people at rock bottom who need help. Think about it, Joseph went through ups and downs and in the end saved a nation from starving. He couldn’t help them until he was at the right place physically and spiritually. And to get to that place, God found it necessary to put him through trials.

This trial is not all about you. This pain, it’s not just for you. You, as a child of God, are put here for a purpose, and everything you go through is to help you and possibly help someone else.

–Faith Cross

Love Selfishness and Self Care

Love, Selfishness, and Self Care

Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. Thanks for visiting me today. 

So, here I am again, breaking things down the way I understand them. I don’t know everything, and I don ‘t have all the answers, but here’s what I think.

In the blog “Love Is Sacrifice,” I went over defining love and its attributes. But now I’m going to continue this thought and bring in two more subjects, selfishness and self care.

It is my understanding that the world runs on two very simple concepts, love and selfishness.

If you think about it, love is the sacrifice you give, just like God gave of Himself.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” — John 3:16

Love is giving of yourself, and selfishness is taking for yourself. satan is a prime example of selfishness.

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” — Isaiah 14:12-15

So, to be like Christ we must give of ourselves to others. But here’s something to think about: Can you give too much of yourself?

That’s where the third subject, self care, comes into play. Google gives the definition of self care, “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.” You see, this is the balance between love and selfishness. And even though it may seem like you’re being selfish to take time for yourself, it’s really helping you to help others.

Let’s face it, we’re all human. We all get angry, sad, upset, beat down, and discouraged. We can’t help everyone all the time, because we ourselves need help too. An angry person who meets another angry person won’t bring them out of anger, but each fuels the other and both rage together.

So take some time for yourself. Let yourself grow in God. Read His Word, talk to Him, ask Him to help you. Make sure your heart is as right as it can be. It’s okay, it’s good even to do things that make you happy (as long as they are pure things).

Remember the acronym of J.O.Y. Jesus first, others second, and yourself last. Don’t neglect Jesus, don’t neglect others. But don’t forget: Don’t neglect yourself.

–Faith Cross