Look Forward

For a new beginning you have to have an ending.  If
things are going to be different you have to do something
different.  God doesn't want you to bring bad stuff into 
the New Year.  Satan wants you to take all the garbage
with you.
Things to leave behind:  Complacency, fear, doubt, hesitation.
Don't get back into old patterns.
There is no fear when you are fully trusting God.  No weapon can
stop the name of Jesus.
TIme to:  Trust God, Walk in faith.
Listen to the leaders God has put in your life.  Walk the walk.
God will show you how to go forth.  It is time to move forward.
Isaiah 43:18, Psalm 32:8
Seek God and He will always speak if your heart is open.
God can't use you if you ignore what He tells you to do.
Proverbs 3:5
Trust the Lord with all your heart.  It's time to dream again.
 Be willing to lay down what the Lord asks you to lay down. 
Proverb 4:25 Look forward.  Let your eyes look directly forward
and your gaze be straight before you.
Seek the face of God like you have never sought it before.
Psalm 32:8 God will show you what to do.
It is time to move forward with a new vision and a new name 
for our church! Venture Church!

Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention

from Pastor Gloria's sermon Sunday,Nov. 6, 017


10 Characteristics of Divine Intervention:

1)  Psalms 91: 14-15 Anwered prayer is a promise

Matthew 7:17, Mark 11:24,John 15:16 Jeremiah 33:3

  1. Healing
  2. Deliverance
  3. Grace

2) Purpose-In every miracle- to bring glory to God

3) God is a Holy God

4) Nothing can stop His might hand. Psalms 66:3  

All God's enemies submit to Him.

5) Mark 8:2-6

6)He may not do things the way you want Him to, but He

will achieve what is best.

7)  Your will can open or shut the door on God-and the devil.

  1. God cannot and will not change what you permit.
  2. Your faith is essential.
  3. God is not moved by need, but by faith.

d,  Simple act of obedience.

8) Everything God does is divine timing (His time-His will

His plan) Example Lazarus

God knoos the day,year of your Divine Intervention.

9)  What God Does in your life and mine is perfect.(Ps 138:8)

19) What God gives is permanent . It is Divine Intervention.

What Manner of Love

from Pastor Gloria's sermon 10--17
Behold-Open your eyes and see, what manner of love the Father
has bestowed upon us.
1 John 3:1 Unmerited Love
Romans 5:8
1 John 3:16
He laid down His life for us, we ought to lay down our lives for the
1 John 4: 9-10 Love manifested
John 3:16 For God so loved the world
Mercies are new every morning.
Gen 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of His mercies
Deliver me.
Jer.31:3 I have loved Thee wih an everlasting love.
Roman 8:35 Paul wrote: WHo shall separate us from the love of God?
We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
Romans 8 :38-39 For I am persuaded...
Mat5 5:16  Let your light so shine before men.
Matt 5:48, Matt 6:1, Matt 6:4, Matt 6:6, Matt 6:8, Matt 6:9, Matt6:14,  Matt 6:15
Matt 6:18, Matt 6:26, Matt 6:32, Matt 7:11
Gal 3:26 For we are all God's children by faith
Gal 4:6, Romans 8:14-18, John 17:24, Eph 2:5-7

Impact On Purpose

Impact On Purpose

Pastor Michael Ruth 9-3-17, notes

Jesus made a huge impact, He changed the world.

Every person he touched then touched other people.

So should our lives impact others.  In fact, our lives do impact others whether we want to or not. The question is, how is your life impacting others?

The Word is our road map that tells us what to do. Josh 1:7 tells us:

Be strong and courageous, Be careful to obey the law, God is with you wherever you go.

People will let you down but you can count on God.

God’s promises are available to all, but we have to do our part.  People want the promises of God without doing their part.  The enemy is stealing the promises of God from people by convincing them not to do their part.  The Word is clear on what we are to do in each circumstance.

People are watching you. Get into His Word and let Him work through you.

IICor 12: 9-10 says My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in your weakness. Your weakness doesn’t matter.  We are not doing God’s will in our own strength.

Make an impact on purpose and do it through God’s strength.

“What is my purpose?” 

Don’t confuse purpose with task.  Some see their job as their purpose.


If you think your task (ex. Job) is your pupose, what happens when your task is accomplished?

Everyone wants to impact the people around them.  How do we do that?

Humble yourself.  God, I give you my life 100%. Romans 4:11 Accept that God created all things. People want to focus on man. 

Proverbs 3:6  Ask God in all your ways. He will do it! He will,not us.  He makes straight your path.

We do our part and God does His.

Ps 57:2 …God most High who fulfills HIS purpose for me..  We want to do things our way but we need to do things God’s way. HUMBLY come to God. His plans are greater than your plans. One person being changed for God can change the world, can change a whole generation.

We don’t need to tell people what is wrong with them. Yes, there may be a time when with God’s leading we are to confront, but mostly we are to be the

Light of the world.

Some sow, some water, but God makes it grow. I Cor 3:7 Only God gives growth

We are fellow workers.

Be a person of impact no matter what stage of life you are in.  The most fulfilling life is life with God.

Speak About Others as if you Had Your Cell Phone on and They Were Listening

How Should Christians Talk?
Colossians 4:6  
Let your speech be always with grace,
seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to 
answer everyone.
  Salt- basic fundamental goodness.
Proverbs 18:1 
Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
James 3:  1-1 
... if anyone does not stumble in wha he says,
he is a perfect man, able to bridle his whole body as well...
Proverbs 12:13-14  
An evil man is ensnared by the transgression
of his lips 
Proverbs 10-14  
Wise men store up knowledge, but with the 
mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
Proverbs 11:9  
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards
his soul from troubles.
Proverbs 64:3-4 
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword.
They aimed bitter speech as their arrow.
Proverbs 11:11 
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, 
but by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
Proverbs 10:11 
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life.
But the mouth the wicked conceals violence.
Okay, there are lots more, but I think you get the idea.  The words
of our mouth are very important. As Joyce Meyers says, "they are
containers for power."
Another verse that comes to mind is this one. Luke 6:27..
But I say
unto you , love your enemies, do good do them which hate
you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which 
despitefully use you.
I looked up the meaning of bless and it means 
to speak well of.
I could go on and on about the words of our mouth, but instead
I want to share with you a modern day version of all of this that
the Lord gave to me today.
Speak about others as if you had your cell phone on and they
were listening. 
 Text , (email) only those things about someone
you would feel comfortable for them to read if you accidentally sent 
your text (or email ) about them, directly to them.
If you have ever texted a text to the wrong person or left your
phone on and were talking about the person on the other end,
you know exactly what I mean.
But isn't that the way we should always speak?  In a way 
that we would never have anything to be ashamed of no matter
who is listening to or reading our words.

Christians United for Israel

Christians United for Israel  CUFI
Pastor Lyndon Allen
Have you entered the Kingdom?
Do you see the Kingdom?
John came saying,"Repent ,the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."
Then Jesus said,"Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."
Repent from two words. Meta-To change.  Noya-thinking.
Repent means to Change Your Thinking, Change your mind.
Kingdom means Government.  God's government is here.
We are in His government and Jesus is our King.
In this government there is an Economic Plan,  a Family Plan,
a Medical Plan.
Jesus is the King of this kingdom.  God's government is for planet 
Earth. Are you part of this kingdom?  The Bible is the constitution.
We must let go of the world's way of doing things and do things
God's way.
Healing is God's medical plan. We need a body to be in this 
kingdom. He wants us here on Earth to function with His 
authority, power and influence.
Earth is a gift from God.  He is coming back. Jesus is coming
back to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the capital of the Kingdom of
Everything happened in Jerusalem. 
Do everything the Kingdom way. Don't let death come out of 
your mouth. Only let life come out of your mouth.  God doesn't
do things the way the world does it.
Three things important to the Kingdom.
1) Sanctity of Human Life
2) Marriage
3)Plan to redeem the planet-Kingdom endeavor

Simple Truths About Giving

Simple Truths About Giving
Pastor Phil 8-3-2017
Giving is an act of providing for others either for their wants or necessities.
Can be a response to a request or the desire to give can be generated with
no petition at all, just to bless someone else.
Acts 3:2  Man was laid there to ask for alms to provide for his survival.
He asked someone he believed could help him.  Peter and John told him
that they did not have silver or gold.  They wanted to help-money is not
the only answer.  There are things that money cannot buy such as, health
peace, salvation from Hell.  Money can buy a bed, but not rest.
1)They gave their attention to the man first to let him know that he was valuable
and loved by God. They took time to build his faith. They took time to see
his condition.
2) He was expecting to receive something from them.
    They gave their attention.
    They gave their experiences with Jesus. ( such as I have) to build
     his faith.
Giving is the nature of God.  Every good thing is given by God.  God is a
John 3:16  He gave His only begotten son to save the world.
Unregenerated man wants to be a taker.
God tells us to work so we c an give to him that needeth.
Giving reveals the nature of God in us to the people around us.
There is a different nature in us and our giving is a witness of that
nature,God in us.
People watch what we give in our time, mercy,compassion.
People are touched when we give.
God sees what we give.
Giving is reciprocal brings blessing.
Giving promotes Thankfulness.
Why are some people ungrateful?
1) No relationship with God.
2) Self sufficiency
3) Sense of entitlement
4) Forgetfulness
5) Haven't been taught to be grateful.

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.


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 
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,
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
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
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!!

5 Responses to “Blog”

  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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