John 10:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 3:16-17 New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Forward Thinkers, God Loves Us, The devil hates Us
God sent Jesus to save us and show us how to live our best life. The devil attacks us to destroy us and make us feel too tired to claim our best life.
Forward Thinkers, over the last 11 years the Green House International Church has been open with the mission and assignment to encourage broken people and remind them that God still loves them and the Son of God came so we could be restored, renewed, and rebuilt into our full potential.
Forward Thinkers, nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Forward Thinkers, after all you’ve been through you’re not tired, you’re ready; but mountain-moving faith is needed to get you back in position and back on track.
We need mountain-moving faith to take our lives back from the devil and regain our power as Believers.
Matthew 6:14-15 The Message (MSG)
14-15 “In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part.
FORGIVE THEM NOW
Forward Thinkers, what God has for you is too BIG for you to allow what they did to you to keep you stuck in place.
Genesis 50:17-21 New International Version (NIV)
17 ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.
18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.
19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21 So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
Forward Thinkers, before every major breakthrough, a test will show up trying to break you.
Forward Thinkers, when you forgive them, remember it’s not about them.
Forward Thinkers, when you forgive them you become light enough for God to elevate you higher.
Forward Thinkers, when you forgive them, God will bless you in the wide open to show the devil who has the power.
Genesis 32:22-28 New International Version (NIV)
Jacob Wrestles With God
22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the fjord of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.
28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a]because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
Forward Thinkers, Jacob had made a lot of mistakes in his life and mistreated almost everyone he came into contact with.
Forward Thinkers, Jacob was at a point of no return and had to face himself in the mirror.
Forward Thinkers, Jacob wrestled with God until He got his breakthrough but Jacob left with a limp as a reminder not to return to his old ways.
Forward Thinkers, he also left forgiven and blessed.
FIND YOUR INNER STRENGTH
Judges 6:15-16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 But Gideon said to Him, “Please Lord, how am I to rescue Israel? Behold, my family is the least [significant] in Manasseh, and I am the youngest (smallest) in my father’s house.” 16 The Lord answered him, “I will certainly be with you, and you will strike down the Midianites as [if they were only] one man.”
Just like God told Moses I AM with you He also told Gideon the same thing so you and I can receive the same WORD.
Forward Thinkers, notice in Judges chapter seven and eight Gideon is a mighty warrior because he finally found his inner strength.
FORGET THAT STUFF
Philippians 3:13-14 The Message (MSG)
Focused on the Goal
12-14 I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
Pastor E. A. Deckard is the Senior Pastor/Founder of the Green House International Church located at 200 W. Greens Road, Houston, Texas, 77067. Pastor Deckard is also the Co-Founder of the No More Blood Shed Movement. To contact Pastor Deckard for speaking engagements contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him by downloading the Green House International Church app through your App Store.