Shut the door Part 2

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Emmanuel

When the holy Spirit speaks, he brings conviction
We want to get deeper and closer to God. We want to get the best deal possible. We want the benefit but not the direction in which God wants us to go
Noah made the first Altar in the Bible
Every time God speaks to Abraham, Abraham makes an Altar.
God gave clear instructions about how his Altar should be built. When we take serving God as a job, rather than a privilege, it becomes a problem and this is the sad thing that happens in our Christian walk.
It is better to stop all pretense of worship than continue in Hypocrisy
How often we have come to worship and offered defiled worship. This is because we are not giving the best.
Do we blaspheme him by our pretense of worship?
Your worship is not for you to feel good but for God to feel God.
We don’t see worship important anymore. It’s not because God doesn’t love you, but you have lost your passion for God.
What kind of thought comes to you when your prayers are not answered.
Make up your mind. Don’t pretend to be who you are not.

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Shut the door Part 1

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

Don’t take the name of the Lord in vain for it is holy
Outline of Malachi
Privilege of the nation 1:1-5
Pollution of the nation 1:6 – 3:15
Promise for the nation 3:16 – 4:6

God has given the ways in which he should be worshiped not the way you would like to worship him
Malachi 1:6-14
God does not ask to offer what you don’t have. He asks for what you have. We need to give him the best of what we have
What is your purpose of coming to church?
We should come to church because of our love for God
Are you coming to church because you have to come or because you want to come?
Malachi 1:9
When you refuse to give God your best, it is a sin because you can give to the God and still insult him.
Is he the God who you give your leftovers to, or is he a God who deserves the best of your efforts and resources?
Malachi 1:10
Are you giving yourself as a living sacrifice or a dead sacrifice?
When Gods name is being defiled, we need to shut the door!
Make a stand and shut the door to all defilement
The holy ground is everywhere you go because the presence of the Lord lives in you
God’s grace is an enabling Grace not a permission to sin
Ask God what doors that are opened that needs to be shut in your life.
A tenth of whatever you earn belongs to the Lord.
Give God your best and he will treat you with favor.

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Where is my Honor?

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

God doesn’t like comparison. Our God is a jealous God
Malachi 1:6-8
Honor means reverence. Is the altar on which we offer our sacrifice defiled?
We are defiling God through his Altar
When the altar is polluted, the offering becomes unwanted
Leviticus 21:68, Leviticus 22:1-2,20-25
Everything given to God should be perfect, holy and not profane
1 Peter 2:9-10

The Altar is a sacred place for sacrifice. Altar represents a place of consecration.
Consecration means to make holy or to dedicate to God. It is sacred.
Altar is a place where man meets with God
Alter your Altar. Alter the defiled ways of your Altar
Romans 12:1
The father gave us his son and the son gave up his life for us.
How can we offer to God anything but our best?
When we offer to God, is it our best?
Are you tipping or tithing?
When we take God casually we become a casualty

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The Burden of Love

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

God speaks to us constantly through his word. All we need do is to align yourself.
Give your all to God. Offer yourself as a living sacrifice

MALACHI
What does Malachi mean?
My messenger
Malachi facts:
39th book in the Bible and the last book in the old testament
There was 400 years of silence after Malachi was written. Amos 8:11
The only old testament mention of Malachi in the book of Malachi

Malachi 1:1-5
Malachi is not just for tithing but also about the burden of God’s love
When man is blind in the face of sin, we fail to see God’s love
God does not give an explanation, he gives a declaration
The Bible is not an explanation but a declaration
Romans 9:11-13
Whom God loves he corrects, Gods love for you is first then he corrects you

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Communion

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

Life is going to be a life that will be full of turbulence. When you align yourself with the word of God, you will see a new perspective.
1 Corinthians chapter 11:2-34
Malachi 6-11
When you partake in communion, you partake good health which is the body of Christ.
Beryth(Hebrew) or Covenant means making a deal by passing through pieces of flesh
Walking through a covenant of halved animals indicate that you are saying if I break this covenant make me like these animals

Abram—>Abraham
Sarai—> sarah

“He” in Hebrew means the breath. God added breathe to Abraham and Sarah’s name
Bronze is a symbol of judgement, the golden lamp represented Jesus the light of our word and the veil of the temple was the flesh or Jesus Christ
Hebrew 10:19-20
By a new and living way which he consecrated for us, through the veil that is His flesh
If you do not walk in the pieces of flesh everyday you have lost the purpose and meaning of Christ

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The power of the will

Preacher: Emmanuel
Editor: Precious Adams

The strength and capacity of David was the ability seek righteousness
If there is a will, there is a way
I should, I can, I will
Control the spirit of your day
When you first wake up in the morning, your mind is operating at 10.5 wave cycles per second. That’s when the subconscious mind is most impressionable
The things you say to yourself goes a long way. If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us both harm
When you hang around negative and cynical people, you will become negative. Most of us live the life of other people
Hang around people you can learn, grow from, dream like you and going along same destination.
We are all winners but most of the time we Don’t like the result
Mark 1:40-45, Mark 2:4
Proverbs 14:23

3 types of people in life:
Those that makes things happen
Those that watch things happen
Those that don’t know what happened

Luke 22:42, Rom 8:27
Ur will must be submitted to the will of God
As long as your will is aligned with God’s will, there is the way because God is the way. Not into him that willeth but of God that showeth mercy
But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
(Obadiah 1:17)
There is a way which seems right in the eyes of Proverbs 14:12
Jesus was thinking on the cross, if I allow my will, then I won’t be the way
When your will is aligned with the will of God, there is ‘The way’
Remember this when you are about to seek your goals outside of God : Fish came out of water, if fish separates itself from water, it dies
If you separate yourself from God, u die

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Preacher: Bro. Emmanuel

Aligning yourself with God Part 5: Obed-Edom

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Emmanuel

We can run and not know what we are running for because our focus changes in life even with the right motive during the race
When focus is lost then we become bitter Christian. The word of God should be our yardstick
1 chronicles 13:5-14
It doesn’t matter what your intention are, does it follow what God wants?
David was afraid and that’s the fear of the Lord, the beginning of wisdom
Align yourself with the word of God to understand what displease or please him.
God’s word is up-to-date, no need for update
It’s the presence of God that made the difference for Obed-Edom
Obed-Edom: means servant of the Edom (Esau)
Obed-Edom is a Gittite, he is from Gath (Goliath)
1 chron 15:15-18, 16:37
Obed-Edom made himself available for everything that was needed for the ark
When you receive the presence of God, priority changes

You need to make yourself available

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The Power of One

Preacher: Pastor John Malcolm
Editor: Emmanuel

When one responds, others come along
Joshua 23:10-11, Ezekiel 22:30
We are always overwhelmed by the sense of uselessness. That is, I’m just one person and can’t make a difference. However, this is not true
We can all do something
John 6:9-13
It’s the availability that God is looking for. It’s not based on one’s ability but ones availability
Isaiah 6:8
God trains you along the way
2 kings 5:1-3, Esther 4:14, Philippians 4:13
Simple things put in an extraordinary God
Romans 5:12, 18-19
God works with what you have not what you don’t have
2 kings 4

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Preacher: Pastor John Malcolm

Aligning yourself with God Part 4: Determination

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

Determination is important for Christians in order to please God
1 Corinthians 2:1-5, 2 Corinthians 2:1
Determined = in Greek is krinō
Meaning of determination:
– To pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong
– To be of opinion, deem, think
– To determine, resolve, decree, to esteem
You have to know the power of God and the power of his resurrection to be aligned. Romans 14:5
As a believer what is your determination?
Acts 9:1-2, Acts:20
Is your determination right or wrong?
In your weakness let God’s strength show through you
Phil 3:13-14
Forget what is in the past, don’t let the past ruin the future and look to the things that God has in store for you.
Press on be determined.
2 Peter 3:14

When put into temptation think:
How could I sin against my God?

Is your treasure in the kingdom of God?
“But the people who know their God shall do great exploits”
The more you know about the place of your final destination the more you want to know about the currency that is being used.

We are in it to win it

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Aligning yourself with God Part 3

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

Alignment means arrangement in a straight line or in correct or appropriate relative positions a position of agreement.
When we are in alignment we are in tune
Psalms 27:4
What is one thing you are seeking in life?
What you are seeking may not be be necessarily wrong but it may not be necessary.
See the bigger picture. Instead of seeking what you want, seek for what you really need.
Psalms 61:4, Psalms 122:1
Come with reverence and expectation to the house of the Lord

Desire definition
A strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.

Determination definition
Firmness of purpose
Controlling and deciding of the nature or outcome of something
If you have a desire and you do nothing it won’t happen but if you are determined it will come true

Desire + determination=action
Desire – determination= dreamer
-Desire – determination= couch potato

You will never grow beyond what you know…
You’ll never do more than what you desire to do….and
You’ll never be more than what you determine to be.

Dwelling is not only where you live but it is where your mind is at. You will extract the energy or vibe of what you surround yourself with

Gaze definition
To look steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought
Inquire of the Lord and do not inform of the Lord
Inquire the Lord with the right motive

Big question?
what is something you desire?

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Preacher: Pastor Trevor