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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

   

THE PRIVILEGE TO PRAY!

 

Many of us would like the privilege (honor) to talk to various famous people. Most of these types of people are protected by bodyguards, or they are not accessible. However, there is someone who is the most famous of all, and that someone is God (Jesus). We have the privilege to talk to Him anytime, and about anything. We can pray in our mind, pray out loud; pray sitting down; pray lying down; pray on our knees; pray while walking; and pray while driving. What a Blessing to know that He hears every prayer and knows when to answer every prayer.

 

Hebrews 4:15-16

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

THE BREATH OF GOD

 

Throughout the Bible the breath of GOD is mentioned. But I will look at one in the Old Testament and one in the New Testament that have a connection of GOD breathing a second time to give man natural and spiritual breath by HIS SPIRIT. In Genesis 2:7, the Bible states that the "... LORD GOD... breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul". Now keep in mind that GOD does not need to breathe in order to exist because HE is the self-existing creator of the heavens and the earth. You and I cannot exist on this earth if we cannot breathe in oxygen. The HOLY GHOST is the spiritual oxygen (power) in the CHURCH. Oxygen is a need to the natural man and the HOLY GHOST is an eternal spiritual need in one’s life in the CHURCH. Where there is no oxygen on this earth there will be no life or fire (power). The HOLY GHOST is the life power in the CHURCH. When Adam sinned, he caused all of us to lose the eternal holiness likeness of GOD'S life power. So, we all died with Adam. In John 20:22, GOD gives man the opportunity to breathe a second time. The HOLY GHOST is the spiritual oxygen eternal life power in the CHURCH. You NEED the HOLY GHOST eternal life that Adam lost when he sinned. He died and took the world with him. Now we have the opportunity to breathe a second time. The John 20:22 breath from JESUS was the same mighty rushing HOLY GHOST wind that the believers received in the Upper Room in Jerusalem. Like a baby that is born needs oxygen, you when born again need to receive by faith the breath of the HOLY SPIRIT life speaking WITH TONGUES (a heavenly language) Acts 10:46 and Acts 19:6. Thank GOD for breathing a second time (John 20:22, Acts 2:1-6). Are you breathing (filled with the HOLY SPIRIT). GOD bless you.

  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

MY TESTIMONY

 

Like the publican leper I have an attitude of gratitude to ALMIGHTY GOD. I want to take this opportunity to testify on this medium and say I am most grateful to GOD for what HE did for me on October 4th, 2022, to this day on my Cardiology checkup. I came from what was supposed to be a routine in and out overnight stay for observation Aortic valve replacement to a collapsed main artery that supplies blood to the heart. A stint had to be rushed to my heart to open the artery. Yes, I came from being coded, a heart attack, and had to receive CPR. Then placed on a heart lung machine and stayed in the ICU for a few days. On my Cardiology checkup the doctor was amazed and had tears in his eyes as he looked at me and spoke to my wife and I regarding how great I looked and how excellent my present EKG result is. My heart that was traumatized now by GOD'S miracle working power looks great. Yes, GOD still works miracles in the church today. TGBATG. The doctor cleared me to travel again. I will constantly thank ALMIGHTY GOD for bringing me back to life. My family told me that one of the first words I said when the tube was removed out of my mouth was " I am back". I also thank the Cardiology team that GOD used, I thank my wonderful wife who came with me to the hospital on Tuesday and never left until I was discharged. I thank my children, my extended family members, my Addison Road church family members, my Mt. Olivet Church members in Jamaica, and my many personal friends in the Willing Aid and others at home and abroad.

To GOD be all the glory. Your prayers are continually needed and appreciated. GOD bless you all.

 

Bishop Hopeton W. Mair, Sr.

  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

SAY IT AND YOU'LL SEE IT!

 

Since, the Word of God (Jesus) created everything, the Word of God can control everything. Start saying the Word of God, by Faith, and you will see your request come to pass.

 

Mark 11:23-24

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

"SELF SEARCHING - SEARCH ME OH GOD"

 

When we go through the checkpoint at the airport we usually go through a luggage and person search. Even machines are used to see if there’s something in our luggage that shouldn’t be on board. So, it is spiritually, we have to ask the Lord to search us. Likewise, we have to search ourselves. The Psalmist says: “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” Psalm 139:23-24. It’s very important to do a daily search of our spiritual lives, because not everything on board will make it through the checkpoint. Psalm 139:1, Lamentations 3:40. This search is not for someone else, but it’s for our own benefit and self. 

 

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

DON'T FAINT!

 

There may be times in your life when you get weary (exhausted), but don't faint.  God (Jesus) will give you rest, will sustain you; and will renew your strength.

 

Galatians 6:9-10

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

 

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

THE BLESSINGS OF GIVING (TIME, LOVE, FORGIVENESS, FINANCE, TITHE, OFFERING, ETC.)

 

"We can only have what we are willing to give away". This statement came from the Daily Word: January/February 2023. The writer was honest to admit that she was not a giver and had to learn to give and to give from the heart. One of our church ministers who is well known as a giver said “you can give your way out of chronic financial needs and also out of poverty. When you give much or if you are a consistent giver, you will receive much and receive it regularly from the Lord JESUS CHRIST. JESUS lets us know that when we give from the heart, we will become receivers (Luke 6:38). GOD loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinth. 9:7-8). The Bible also let us know that you get more blessings from giving than from receiving (Acts 20:35). When you give from the heart what you can GOD sees the heart and blesses you. Some people like the aforementioned writer don't like to give tithes, offerings, special offerings, etc. to the church. A brother in one of our churches overseas did not believe or give tithe, but when he lost his job, he was bold enough to ask the pastor to give him some of the tithes. He believes in receiving tithes but not in giving tithes. Never forget that it is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35). GOD bless you.

  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

KEEP EATING THE RIGHT FRUIT

 

Before Adam ate of the forbidden fruit he was to live forever as long as he ate the right fruit. When he disobediently ate of the forbidden fruit he sinned and was put out of the Garden of Eden (sin separates us from GOD) so that with an unrepented heart he could not eat of the tree of life and live forever (Genesis 3:22). As long as we abide (eat) in JESUS we can live forever right into eternal life (John 15:4). We must repent of every sin so that we can have eternal life at death or at the rapture. You cannot touch (abide in) the tree of life (Jesus CHRIST) with unrepented sins (Genesis 3:22). Could it be that the tree of life in the midst of the Garden of Eden is a type of the CHURCH (Luke 13:3; 2 Peter 3:14 and 17. What fruit are you eating? GOD bless you.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

THE ONE WE SERVE!

 

As believers we serve someone (God-Jesus), that has no equal.  His provisions are sure, His love is pure; His knowledge is unmatched; and His power is unlimited.

 

Hebrews 12:28

Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

  

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WELCOME 2023

 

First of all, we give GOD thanks for 2022 and for all HIS blessings that we received.  2023 has been traveling to us for a long time and is expected to arrive on Saturday (midnight) January 1, 2023. Many people who had made plans for 2023 will not be alive to greet 2023. If you are blessed to meet 2023 at its arrival, give GOD thanks for the privilege first of all. In fact, we suggest that you do what we do at Mt. Olivet by going down in thanksgiving worship prayer about 11:45 pm the last day in 2022, so that GOD will be the last ONE you talk to in 2022 and the first ONE you talk to in 2023. Oh, give thanks unto the LORD for HE is good and worthy to be worshipped and praised. MEET JESUS ON YOUR KNEE IN 2023.

 

Blessed season greetings to all and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR. The Jamaican musician tells us all "don't worry, be happy". May the happiness from GOD overflow you in 2023. I Love you all.

Your Pastor and Bishop, HOPETON MAIR, SR.


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