A Ministry of Survivors Sent to Revive

WHO IS YOUR CLOTHIER: FLESH OR SPIRIT?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Scriptures:  Roman 13:8-14 (NLT), Gen. 2, 3:4-7, 20-21, Eze. 11:18-20, Rom. 12:3-6, Ps. 34:11-14, 51:10-11, James 1:14-15, 19-20 (J.B. Phillips) , 3:2-12, Prov. 26:4, 1 Kings 3:3-14, Matt. 3:13-17 (NKJV), Philippians 2:1-11, 1 Peter 5:6, Eph. 6:5-9, 2 Cor. 5:17, John 8:31-36 and Romans 12:16-18

When music artists’ actors or actresses are interviewed on the red carpet for various movie and music awards, the correct pronunciation of the designer’s name and identifiable characteristics regarding the collection from which they are clothed is critical.   

In retrospect, the simplicity of being clothed in a designer’s couture is superficial; especially when it only masks the inner workings of an individual’s life, as oppose to being conducive with their inner workings, as well.

Too often as believers we clothe ourselves through illicit indulgences because of their esthetic appeal and temporal satisfaction, rather than being scheduled for a private customized fitting, with the original clothier!

In other words, when our self-worth trajectory is contingent upon the dysfunctional illusions of another, in essence we are admitting to being improperly clothed. We who are covered and cleansed by the blood of Jesus must emphatically saturate our minds with the Word of God.  You see, the eternal clothier of the spirit, through the Word of God, has already made provision for the guarding of every gateway that has access to our thoughts while we walk victoriously on the red carpet of life.

Prophet Dr. Tiajuana Pittman

WHY UNCLEAN SPIRITS CAN RETURN HOME

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Scriptures:  Matt. 12:43-45, 8:28-32, 2 Peter 2:19-21, Heb. 6:4-6 and John 8:34-36

Have you ever wondered how an evil spirit has the audacity to return and wreak even greater havoc in someone’s life?  You see, when an evil spirit goes out of a person it roams about seeking dry places (presence of Holy Spirit not dominant and operative) to rest and finds none.  The blatancy with which it returns to his house is due to an absence of the Word of God in an individual’s life. 

The absurdity of an evil spirit returning should not be contingent on works, but the confrontational yoke destroying power of God’s Word evident in our lives. In short, evil spirits are not irascible at the temporal evacuation of illicit indulgences (modified behavior), but by wet places overflowing with the presence of rivers of living water (transformation). Remember, the depiction of one’s residence is defined by their allegiance to the governing authority; whether tangible or intangible.

Pastor Michael (“Mike”) Pittman

Walking In Love

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Scriptures:  1 Corinthians 13:4-13, Matthews 5:44-45, John 13:34-35 and Romans 5:3-5

As Christians, living in a society where betrayal and vengeance are the norm, Christ commands us to walk in love. For it is through the misguided intentions of our enemies that our hope in Christ is fortified. We know that love covers a multitude of sin and when we are impatient with others; in actuality, we are being impatient with God. To walk means to engage in and move forward.

In other words, we cannot walk in love absent the process of being processed; the daily exercising of selflessness towards others. You see, our hope in loving another should never be in our own ability, but rather in Him who has shed the ability and enablement to love within our hearts. In short, walking in love with our enemies is achieved only through an intimately loving relationship with a loving God.

Pastor Michael (“Mike”) Pittman

What challenge in your life has God promised to deliver you from?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Scriptures:  Psalm 34:1-10, Ephesians 5:20-21, Psalm 84:11-12 and Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

I am reminded of a truth that everyone has to face trials, sorrows and disappointments in this world. Why? Because circumstances are a part of life and we cannot always escape the troubles associated with them. Although staying positive in a negative world is not always easy – it can be done!  Whether you’re dealing with a setback related to a relationship, health, finances, low self-esteem, physical, verbal or mental abuse, incarceration, alcohol or drug addiction – life can appear to be unfair, but God is always fair!

When we intentionally focus more on God’s ability and less on the temporal challenge (which is subject to change), only then are we empowered to “bless Him at all times, praise Him continually and magnify and exalt His name”. Too often our deliverance is delayed because of the altitude of our attitude towards the promises of God.

In other words, the expediency of one’s deliverance is not merely contingent upon abstaining from the challenge, but rather the seeking posture of a trusting heart in anticipation of seeing the delivering hand of God while in the storm!

Pastor Michael (“Mike”) Pittman