Sunday, August 29, 2010
August 22, 2010 at The Revival Center was an exciting day as Jose Cantu, Dottie Gracie, and Jael Abdelaziz were baptized. They were baptized, not for salvation, but in obedience. It is the Blood of Jesus that saves us, but the water is a public statement of our new life.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Life is filled with choices. Choice is the element of truth that will determine our destiny. Choice is born out of our soul. The soul is the seat of thought, emotions, and understanding. The soul should not be determined by outward circumstances, but by the inner voice of the Spirit of God. We must ask God regarding our purpose and reason for this place in our life. What is it that God is doing in and through me right now?
Here are some ways to get through your present circumstances:
- Choose life.
- Choose to smile.
- Choose to quit complaining.
- Choose to find the positive in a seemingly negative circumstance.
- Choose to remember that God is in control and you are not.
- Guard your speech.
- Have a joyful heart.
Matthew 6:33 says to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things (good things) will be added to your life.
You are a blessing and have been created to be a blessing. Believe that good things are attracted to you. See yourself as a blessing magnet. Believe that you receive and you shall have it.
SMILE, IT WILL INCREASE YOUR FACE VALUE !
Monday, April 5, 2010
Words are a creative force. May we not become sloppy or lazy with the gifts of words.
eu phe mism (yoo’ fe mis’ em), n. 1. The substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensively harsh or blunt. 2. The expression so substituted: “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die”
All of the following definitions are taken from The Random House Dictionary of the English Language (The Unabridged Edition 1966) unless otherwise noted.
Dang (dang), v.t., adj., n. damn (used euphemistically).
Darn 2 (därn), Informal. –adj., adv. 1. Darned. –v.t. 2. To curse; damn: Darn that pesky kid! --n. 3. Give a darn. See damn (def.11). [var. of damn]
I'll be darn means I'll be damned
dog gone (dog’gon”, --gon’, dog’--) v. t., --goned, --goning, adj. superl. –gon est, adv. Informal. –v,t, 1. To damn: Doggone your silly ideas. –adj. 2. Also, doggoned. damned, confounded: That was a doggone insult. Well, I’ll be doggoned. 3. Also, doggoned. Informal. Damned: He’s a doggone poor sport. [euphemistic alter. of God damn(ed)]
gee2 (je), interj. Informal (used to express surprise, enthusiasm, or simple emphasis): Gee, that’s great! Gee, I can’t remember the book’s title. [euphemism for JESUS]
gol ly (gol’ e), interj. Informal. (used as a mild exclamation expressing surprise, wonder, puzzlement, or the like.) [euphemistic alter. of GOD]
gosh (gosh), interj. An exclamation or mild oath. [euphemistic alter. of GOD]
heck’ (hik), interj. Informal (used a a mild expression of annoyance, rejection, disgust, etc.): What the heck do you care? [euphemistic alter. of HELL] What hell do you care.
screw (skroo), n. 12. Slang (vulgar). An act of coitus. 25. Slang (vulgar). To have coitus with. 30. Slang (vulgar) to have coitus.
shoot2 (shoot). Euphemism for shit. (according to the New College Edition of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language)
whiz2 (hwiz, wiz), n. wizard (def. 3). (often attached to gee) Jesus the Wizard
wiz ard (wiz’ erd), n. a. one who professes to practice magic; a magician or sorcerer.
So, euphemisms directed towards God or profane should not be apart of our conversation. We need to learn how to chose our words and make our words count.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
God has put His words in your mouth. Speak what God is speaking.
Have a fantastic and word anointing day !
Friday, April 2, 2010
Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed separate from the grave clothes. Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and Idon't know where they have put him!' Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see.. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in. Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was folded up and lying to the side.
Was that important? Absolutely! Is it really significant? Yes! In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have tounderstand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition. When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that itwas exactly the way the master wanted it.. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin andtoss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, 'I'm done'.
But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because.......... The folded napkin meant, 'I'm coming back!' He is Coming Back!
Have Victorious Resurrection Day !!!!!!!
Monday, March 29, 2010
It is the cry of God’s heart for His children to desire a deeper experience with the Father. It is in the deep caverns of worship that we find great revelation. God the Father is revealing Himself in a new and a greater way in these last days. As we dig deeper, worship longer, and humble ourselves in His presence, we are exposed to His power. What springs out of the deep recesses of divine intimacy is a new revelation of who God really is. As we come to know the God of the Bible as Abba Father, we build a relationship where God shares with us His deepest secrets. When we are inundated with the secrets of God, the trivial things of the world fall to the wayside and they will no longer control us. When deep calls to deep, we hear the depths of brokenness and the cry of repentance. Something happens when our repentance comes in contact with the Blood of Jesus. True repentance destroys the religious practices of the institutionalized churchgoer. Repentance admits that we need God.
When we desire God more than life itself, when we are willing to surrender our feelings and quit letting Satan tempt us with offence, God will come and take center stage of our lives. God wants to take me, you, the Revival Center, and all His children into worlds unknown. Deep calls to deep and shallow calls to shallow, trivial is hungry for more trivial. Oh, that we would quit being afraid of the deep. The deep brings us to a place of abiding in His presence and it is in His presence that we can enjoy all that He is and all that He has.
GOD IS CALLING THE REVIVAL CENTER TO GO DEEPER. PLEASE COME GO WITH ME INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES.
Bishop Gabriel Abdelaziz
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The Bible tells us in 3 John 2, "I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth". Our health and wealth is found in the strength of our soul. Our soul is exercised by obedience. We must make a practice of making right choices. Our choices must be filtered and screened through the Word of God. A happy soul creates a joyous life. Light in the soul dispels the darkness of this world.
How to heal your soul:
- Make choices based on faith and not fear.
- Do not make decisions based on your feelings. Cause your soul's emotion to be surrendered to God.
- Want what God wants and not what you want.
- Understand that true success and prosperity is first a soul issue before it is a material or spiritual issue.
- Realize that soul issues are always supposed to move us closer to God.
Have a great day as you work at prospering your soul.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
We need to start seeing life as a journey of excitement believing that we have been given one opportunity after another to grow and advance. You need to know the only battle God allows you to face are the ones He expects you to win. We must set in motion the victorious thoughts of winning. Winners are never whiners. They see the opportunities and seize the moments. Winners never cheat themselves of the challenge. They are lovers of life, smile a lot, laugh a lot, they envision their success, they surround themselves with other winners. As lovers of life, they never settle for average, they hate mediocrity, they strive for the best.
Wake up each day with a mindset of "this is my day." Today is my gift from God. Prepare yourself to squeeze all the juice out of life today. Don't crawl out of bed, leap out with feet and legs of excitement. Set your opportunity clock and make every opportunity your divine appointment.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Consider the words that we speak regarding our spouses or our children. Quit yelling. A soft answer turns away wrath. Let kindness and consideration come from your lips. We need to learn the power of the blessing. If we need to say something about someone, it might as well be what we want to see in them. Don't reinforce their failures, draw out their greatness. Learn to speak it into existence. We must believe that we receive and we can have it. If we can control our stinking thinking, we see past our difficulties. Our words truly are the building blocks to success and prosperity. You need to know that money has never made anyone rich. Richness is born in our thought patterns, and our thoughts play out in our speech.
This is your day to start to develop a new way of talking. Change your speech and the direction of your destiny will become clearer.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
We are enriched by consuming large portions of the Word of God and walking in obedience. There is a void in every individual that is crying out for God. When that void is satisfied by the love of God, then our spirit will leap within us and cause us to function in health. God is a God of restoration. He really wants to restore health, wealth, prosperity, relationships, and all that is missing or broken. The peace and fullness of God is never found in compromise. It is imperative that we respond to the call of God, not dressed in our religious garb, but clothed in humility. Your breakthrough is as close as your surrender.
Monday, March 8, 2010
This past Sunday, I spoke on "The Healing of a Damaged Society". If we could get ourselves healed, we could change our world. There is a cancerous disease chewing away at the moral fiber of our spiritual lives and our human existence. We are expecting damaged people to deliver us from our fears and perplexities of life. I submit to you that religion is not the answer, nor are our feeble attempts at being good is not the answer. There is only one way to heal the damaged soul of man and that is the surrender of one's life to God. He doesn't want your stuff, your money, your fame, or your fortune. He wants you!
Please let me hear your thoughts.