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He Who Has Ears to Hear?

Pastor Gloria's message 7-16-17
Matthew 11:15  He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
 
Who is he "who has ears to hear?"
 
After you are born again, God  opens your understanding to
why some things happen in our lives.  You begin to understand
that God's hand is on you.  God has forgiven you and He has 
placed you where you can teach others about Jesus.  We have 
power in our lives.  The power God has given you leaves no
place for the devil.
 
Open your ears so you can hear.  Some people, no matter what
God says, they ignore Him.  If you have deaf ears in the spiritual
realm, it means your heart is not committed.  Don't let the enemy
stop your spiritual hearing.  Jesus says, "My sheep shall know my
voice and they shall follow no other."
 
How can He open your ears if you won't listen?  First you must 
open your heart before you can hear. Until you open your heart,
He can't reveal the work of the Kingdom.
 
Be willing to listen and obey.  He is looking for a willing heart.
God will reveal things that we don't understand.
 
If you harden your heart, the enemy will steal the Word from you.
Have an ear to hear and a heart to listen.
 
 
 


Anger-Danger

From Pastor Phil's message July 13, 2017
 
Have you ever noticed danger is only one letter away from anger?!
 
We all want to live in victory.  We all want to live in peace.  And the devil wants to keep us from the blessings of God. One of his most effective strategies is to compel us to be led by our emotions instead of being led by the Spirit of God.
 
We are not always going to FEEL like doing what the Spirit leads us to do.
 
Proverbs 2: 24,25 Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, Lest you learn his ways and  set a snare for your soul.
We are talking here about a person characterized by anger.  They have a negative attitude, they speak down, they have a victim mentality.
 
1) Dependability- You can count on getting angry.   It is an emotion given to us by
God.  Even God had righteous anger. Our anger, however, is not always righteous.
 
) Danger- With anger comes danger. What we do when we get angry can be destructive if it is uncontrolled anger.  Unresolved anger can lead to all kinds of problems. Anger not dealt with correctly stirs up strife and abounds in transgressions.  Stored up anger stirs up strife and that is a work of the flesh.
Be careful not to take on traits of an angry man.  Examples:  always has a complaint about something, argumentative, unteachable, prideful, selfish, superior.  These people have been hurt.  They don't see their part in a problem. They are always mad, shouting, cursing, threatening.  They make the situation worse. They have the habit of hurting other people.  They continually dwell on what is bad and wrong.  They are not grateful. People do not want to be around them.  They try to upset others and abound in what is wrong.  They can move from verbal to physical.  They have a spirit of vengeance and violence.
 
Anger can be used for constructive or destructive purposes. What comes out of the mouth is also seen on the face.  If you do right, you close the door of anger. Don't let the devil in your house, your family or your church.  Take control of the situation.  Control yourself.  Uncontrolled anger destroys relationships. It keeps us from the Golden Rule of treating others the way we want to be treated.  When you are angry
with someone you can still choose to treat them with RESPECT, PATIENCE and MERCY.
 
3) Spiritual Loss- Loose our witness when our anger is out of control.  Biggest loss is the loss of God's Will in our lives.
 
Find resolutions for anger.
Remember who you are and whose you are- a child of God.
Is your anger justified? Or are you believing a lie?
Keep virtue in mind, excellence of spirit.
Meekness is power under control.
Seek peaceful resolutions.
Learn the art of holding your peace.
 
Adopt the mantra.  I AM FOR PEACE.


Basic Qualification

Basic Qualification to be a true follower of Christ.  Pastor Gloria's sermon 6-18-17
Luke 14:25-6 God is not in the same category with people.
He is our Heavenly Father, even if we don't have an earthly 
father.
Who are we? And who do we represent? Do we love Him more
than anyone else?
2 Timothy 2:1 We belong to Him. Put your plans on hold and put
God first.
The question is:  Do I really want to follow Jesus? Represent Him?
Give ALL to Him?
First, we must repent of our sins and receive Christ into our hearts.
Things God requires of each of us if we truly become His disciples.
1) Is this something you want to do?  Really, really, from your heart
of love?
2) Who do you love more than anything?
3) What are you willing to give up it the Holy Spirit asked you to?
4) Can you fully trust Him? (if he asks you to do something strange 
from anything you've ever done?
Did I hear a  "Yes, Lord."?
But, remember,  God will NEVER go against His own Word. (Bible)
5) Can you serve the Lord not because of duty or obligation?
Every day of the week?
6) Will you serve the Lord no matter if it is popular?  Or if it is 
accepted by others?
7) Will you serve the Lord when you are criticized, persecuted,
misunderstood?
8)  Are you willing to walk in the ways of the Lord and let the
Holy Spirit take the lead?
9)  Are you willing to walk the Love Walk? (Remember Love NEVER
fails)
Are you ready to shout from the housetop?  YES!! COUNT ME IN!!
Now that you are ready to be a working member of the body of
Christ, it is time for a few  more scriptures, so, when you hear the
voice of God, you won't be afraid to answer. There will be a time of
preparation for what He will ask you to do, but remember, He will
never ask you to go or to do anything that He ha not already, through
the power of His Spirit, prepared Heaven to walk with you.  A good 
example of this to start with is Exodus 9:1 God said to Moses-- Go to 
Pharaoh and say to him, this is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews
says.
Exodus 9:1 Moses and Pharaoh.
Judges 7:7 Gideon and the Midianites.  Sometimes less is more! (obey
God, He already knows the outcome.)
How many of His disciples are wiling to pay the price for someone other
than themselves?
Judges 6:17, 7:23, 8:32 Corinthians 10:3-6
There are many examples in God's Word for us to read and to be encouraged
by.  Corinthians 10:7
Are you Ready?
We are in the end of the end-times.  People are in darkness. God is waiting
for all of us to take our place.  This world needs to come back to God.  We
need a heaven sent, Holy Ghost Revival.  Only the body of Christ can pray
down the Fire of heaven to this earth.
Are we ready Cathedral of the Palms?
If that is you, shout it out! Count me in!!
 
 
 
 


How Can We Please God?

Notes from Thursdy June 1, Pastor Gloria
 
How Can We Please God?
 
Are you dealing with life without God?
Without faith, it is impossible to please God.  
 
Are you complaining about everything around you?
Are you looking at the mountain? (whatever your difficulty
may be) or are you looking to God?
 
In order to please God, you may need a switch in 
your spirit. Walk with god, going forward.  Life and
death are in your own tongue. Please God with
what you say.
 
Proverbs 6:16 Read the things that God hates. Are any
of your behaviors in there?
 
Ask God "Am I pleasing to you?"
He  wants to bring you to a place of perfection in Him.
Listen to God, go and sin no more.  The ungodly will
pay for what they do. God won't sit back and let you
continue in sin.
 
With faith, we please Him.  Be spiritually minded.
Repent to please God.  Follow His plan.  If you become
condemned it is because you do it to yourself. If you
take His forgiveness lightly and keep on sinning you
condemn yourself.
 
If you have a problem that causes you to sin, God will
deliver you.  Get a clean slate with God.  Get serious with
God. you CAN get free.  Don't make provision for the
flesh.
 
He is getting ready to come back. Please GOD!
Rely on Him. Ps 147:11-He takes pleasure in those who
fear Him. 147:3-6 He heals the broken hearted and binds
up their wounds.
 
Respect God.  If you love Him, you won't want to sin.
We will be held accountable. Respect God and other
people.Fear keeps you from sinning.
 
He is mighty to save. Fear and respect him.  Learn to
hear Him. John 8:29  God is with you.  Do the things 
that are pleasing to Him. Obey God, Obey His Commandments.
You were bought with a price.  He will change your character
as you obey Him.  Become more like Him. He takes 
pleasure in uprightness. Avoid breaking God's commandments.
 
Do His will and you will become complete on every side.
Do whatever he asks you.  Sacrifice whatever God asks.
Don't hold back anything from God.  Continually thank HIm
for all He has done. Love Him with all your heart, soul and
mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.  Please God.


When You Are Going Through

I have been learning something lately and 
it is so wonderful to know that you know 
that God is teaching you something new in
Him! Giving you a new perspective on things.
I was listening to a preacher on tv and she 
said God wants to be number one in your 
life.  Okay, i knew that!  And sometimes He
doesn't deliver you immediately out of what
you are going through because He knows 
that through those circumstance you WILL
lean on Him, you WILL focus on Him, He will
be number one in your thoughts and heart.
Hmmm.
Have you ever prayed, Lord help me keep you
number one in my life?  I have and I meant
it with all my heart.  Now I'm not saying that
God makes bad things or bad circumstances
happen, not at all. BUT, I am saying that His
promise that He will make ALL things work
together for good to those who love God and
are called according to His purpose.  With that
in mind, going through the hard things in life
becomes bearable!
I know that I know that all things will work 
together for my good, God said so!  I know 
that He is in control and though circumstances
may look bad at times, He is at work.  Making
it all work for our good and helping us to keep
Him in his number one place in our hearts and
minds.
If you are in a hard place right now, get this down
in your spirit.  It's okay! God knows where I am
and He is using it all for my good and His glory.
He's using this to help me keep Him number one.
I'm not saying this will make it easy, but it will
make it doable and it will give you a rock solid
faith to stand on as you go through.


The Voice of Truth

Notes from Pastors Sermon 4-30-2017
 
Who are you following? John 8:31-34 Jesus said IF you
abide in my Word. If you hold to my teaching, you are
really my disciples. Are you  following tradition? Alot of
things lead people astray.  Everyone who practices sin
is a slave to sin. 
 
Be sober minded.  Don't turn away from listening to the
truth and wander off. 2 TImothy 4:1-5.
 
It is time to grow in the truth-grow up spiritually. 2 Tim 4:15
The truth stands firm.
 
John 14:17 Jesus is the only way to the Father.
People curse the very name that can deliver them.
 
Phil 2:21 Be careful what you do.  Money is for blessing.
 
Luke 16:14 The love of Money is the root of all evil.
Pursue God and His peace.  Go after righteousness, love.
Fight the good fight.
 
Proverbs15:9-10 The way of the wicked is an abomination-
there will be severe discipline for him who forsakes the way.
Listen to what God has to say.
 
1 Corinthians9:24-27  Run so you can win the prize.  There
is something at the end of all this.
 
Phil 3:12 walk in the truth no matter what.  Press on.
 
1 John 2:20-21Stand strong in God, endure. You are annointed
to stand. Follow the path of righteousness.
 
2 Cor 8:7 Excel in the Love of God. I don't care how ugly you are, I'm 
gonna love you!



Knowledge Gained By Truth

Notes from Pastor's sermon 4-23-2017
You can't blame anyone else for your sin.
God is the TRUTH.
Knowledge is gained by truth.
1 Tim. 2:7, 2 Tim 3:7,
Pray for people to come to the knowledge of God.  God desires
for all to be saved. They don't get it because they don't want it.
God wants you to learn because He loves you.
Check yourself.  There is more than just this life. There is everyday
knowledge of God in your life.  Some never come to a knowledge
of  truth.  There is a place called HELL. A place of punishment.
Matt 13:42, Matt 25:33, Luke 3:17 He separates the impure and burns
the chaff.
Ezekiel 33:1 God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. He wants
the wicked to turn from his way and live. Turn back from evil.  Every sin
will be uncovered. He wants you to come to the knowledge of God.
Our God is truth.  John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one
comes to the Father but by me."
Satan is a liar and is out to destroy everyone he can.  There are demons
assigned to your children.  We cannot turn back.  We cannot fail God or
our families. John 3:18 ...let us not love with words or speech but with
actions and in truth.
You are condemned if  you remain in wickedness.  John 3:18
We have work to do here then we go to heaven.
Hebrews 9:27 " It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the
judgement." There is no judgement for the one in Christ.
John 3:3 Truly, truly, if you are not born again, you won't see the 
kingdom of God.  You can't save yourself. Is.64:6 1 Tim 2:4 God wants
all to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth.
Those who wait sometimes wait too long and it is too late.
Acts 16:31 "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your
household."  
Don't give up! The devil can't have those you love.  Don't go to heaven
without them! Realize what God has committed to you.
Phil 3:8-10
Please listen to what I am saying.  Don't give up.


Going the Distance

From Pastor's Sermon Sunday 3/26/17
God has a voice, but we have to listen.
He sees everything.  You think He doesn't see.
God is a parent, our parent. He requires action
from us.
We go through testings and trials in life.  He deals
with the heart of man.  We must apply ourselves.
Just as God told Abraham to leave what he was
familiar with, God will rattle and shake us.  Go the
distance with God.
God is long suffering. Obey Him. He is calling you
to go the distance.
Acts 13:2 While they were worshiping and fastng. they
were set apart.  Worship and fast.
Sometimes you have to sacrifice.
Don't love anything more than God. 
Don't let anyone be more important than God.
 
My footnote:  Our lives are not our own, we were
bought with a price.  Sometimes God calls us to
do hard things. Obey, do it. Do it as unto the Lord.
Keep a good attitude. Is this easy? No. But, calling
to mind what the Lord did for us, will help us to
submit to whatever He may require. Go the Distance!


You Were Born to Lead

 
Notes from Pastor's sermon Sunday:
God has called all of his children to be leaders.
No, not everyone is called to a pulpit, but everyone,
in their own life and situations is called to be a leader.
 
The same spirit that rested on Jesus, rests on us!
Go where God wants you to go and do what God wants
you to do. Romans 5:17 We are to reign in life and in
the life to come.  The Greek word to reign means we
are Kings..
 
You can come to God yourself.  You were born to lead.
Being made in his image, we were created to lead. We
are to reflect God by leading.
 
We rule and reign by praying.  Whatever God gives you
to do, do it with excellence.  Leadership is not about whether
you are  male or female. We are to  rule over the situation,
not over each other.  
 
Don't take advantage of others.  Love one another. Win 
others with love.  Serve each others in your areas of
giftings.  Ask God, and He will show you.  Each person
has leadership ability.  Don't try to be someone else.
Discover what your own giftings are.  God will lead you 
naturally into areas that you are gifted in.  Take a step and
see what God has for you.


Enjoying the Overflow

 
 
Notes from Pastor Glorias sermon 1-22-2017
 
God has a divine timing. When He calls you,
He prepares you. Sometimes we aren't ready
when we think we are. That takes time! We 
have to learn to follow the leadership of the
Holy Spirit. It is time to stand up and do what
He has called us to do.
 
The end is almost here.  It is time to re-focus.
We must learn to change.  God will lead and
guide you.  Do what He says.
 
Just as He sent a message to Joshua, God
is leading us.  This generation will usher in
the coming of God. God is taking us to a new
place.  "They shall eat the fruit of the land of
Canaan."
 
Have you been following the Lord?  Being 
obedient to His Word?
 
Those who have been serious in their walk
with the Lord will see the overflow this year,
the fruit of their labor.
 
When God makes a promise, He keeps it.
God is not a God that will fail.  He does
not break his covenant. He will not take 
back one word.
 
This life is only temporary, God gives us 
eternal life.  He gives us forgiveness. He
gives us the Holy Spirit. He gives us 
finance, healing .  He will meet your needs.
God honors his Word.  He gives you wisdom
and guidance.  
 
God is for you! He wants to bless you.
.
Trust God. If you trust God, He will supply all your
needs.
 
Your God will supply all your needs!
 
Revival is in the air.  Wait and see what He
does in this nation.  He is a God of promise.
 
Listen to God.  He is leading and guiding you.
He wants to set you free from all fear..
 
He wants you to enjoy the overflow in 2017.



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  1. Clara says:

    Great and inspiring devotionals!

  2. Bobbe Lee says:

    I love this Thank You Jesus & Thank You COPT!!

  3. Bobbie Lee says:

    I have read all that u have sent Gail u r doing an AWESOME JOB FOR THE LORD! I love reading the blogs & devotional!!! Thank you so MUCH!!

  4. Bobbie Lee says:

    Thank You COTP!!

  5. Cindy Puebla says:

    Love reading ALL the great things you are posting. GOD is Amazing… so Loving and caring. Thanks Gail

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