New Changing Life Deliverance Church celebrates this week’s “Highlights” in the Lord. We thank God for our leader, Bishop Bobby Wellons, Sr. The Lord continues to use the Man of God to help us recognize the “Highlights” of the Lord.
There are many blessings that take place in our lives; but the miracles that we experience are true highlights that we must always recognize and share with others around us. John 5:1-16 discussed the highlight of a man that sat at the Pool of Bethesda for 38 long years. Thirty-eight years is a lifetime for some; so imagine the case of infirmity he was facing for a lifetime that only Jesus could change with one simple word of instruction: “Rise, take up thy bed and walk”.
2017 has been an amazing year thus far. God let us know, through our Bishop that 2017 is the year of “Increase”. And yes, since January of this year, an “Increase” is exactly what we’ve continued to experience. Although the trials may get increasingly heavy, and times get a little rough; we recognize that through it all God will never leave us, nor forsake us. As we “rise”, God is reminding us through Psalm 1, of the character and actions of a “blessed man”. “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly…”; revealed in the 1st verse from this 1st division of Psalms. As we study this scripture thoroughly, it opens us up to more of how a blessed man lives his life; and the benefits he will gain from doing so.
A blessed man “shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season”. Galatians 5:22-23 describe the 9 Fruit of the Spirit in its entirety; which includes love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (against such there is no law). However, imagine how many Saints we know that has an abundance of love, faith, and goodness; but they lack joy. When God saved us, joy was one of the first things we should have experienced. We couldn’t wait to tell everyone we knew that we were saved. We shared the love of God with so much joy and excitement. We wanted everyone in our family saved. We shouted, gave God glory for everything, and kept a genuine smile on our faces without realizing we were smiling. What happened to that joy??? What happened to that smile??? Who or what did we allow to take it from us???
It’s time for us to rise, go back, and get it! It’s time for RESTORATION. Everything the devil stole, God is getting ready to return. This includes our JOY!!!!! Saints, go back and get your joy. If you don’t want that old joy anymore; ask the Lord to give you BETTER JOY than you had before. Now, that’s RESTORATION!!!!!
Galatians 5:22-23 King James Version (KJV)
Nehemiah 8:10 King James Version (KJV)
John 5:1-16 King James Version (KJV)
Psalm 1 King James Version (KJV)