From the Pastor’s Desk – Sunday, September 24, 2017
There are a lot of folks that “talk” God, but when it comes to commitment rather than conversation, they are nowhere to be found. God says that “we are a people that draw near with our mouth, and with our lips, but our hearts are far from him”. (Isaiah 29:13)
There comes a time in all of our lives where we must put up or shut up! Yes, the Lord knows our hearts, but it’s time for the world/Satan to know our hearts as well. For a Saint not to choose, is to choose. Joshua was calling for God’s people to ante up. He said “You’re in a land that you didn’t labor for; you’re residing in cities that you didn’t build; and you’re eating of vineyards and olive yards that you didn’t plant” (Josh. 24:13). Joshua was calling for commitment. He wanted the people to draw a line. He said “Choose you this day whom ye will serve”, in others words, put up or shut up! And for us Praise Temple this means, stay on the Love line. The Love line doesn’t move. When the adversary comes our way, we must, take up our weapons of prayer, fasting, studying the word, and praises, for we know that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. (2 Cor. 10:4) There is a devil on the loose Saints and we must draw the line, and that line is LOVE! Stay on the LINE!
Suffragan Bishop Vernon Spinks, Pastor