Bishop Jeffrey Reed spoke at the second service of this year's retreat. His message was filled with sound information and empowerment.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
On one side of the equation, the enemy's mission is explained. However, on the other side of that equation, God's Victory is explained. We are expected to walk in God's victory, no matter what comes our way.
LIVE HOW GOD CHOSE YOU TO BE. We don't take sides. WE TAKE OVER.
Remember these steps:
1. PICTURE. You must be able to see yourself living better in your mind first.
2. PROCESS. Nothing happens overnight. Allow God to develop you. It's a process and it takes time.
3. PROBLEMS. We all have problems along the way but we must remain faithful to God because He is forever faithful to us.
4. PRICE. If you're going to dream big, you have to pay the price.
5. PRAYER. Cultivate a healthy prayer life.
6. PASTOR. You have to be covered. God send Pastors and Prohphets to lead us in His direction.
The purpose is not just for you to win. We are to win so we may help others win.
Genesis 37:5-6 KJV
“And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:”
Be Men of Great Welfare
Joseph was sold into slavery and even jailed. His gift ended up saving him in jail. Eventually, he becomes the second highest man in the land. A famine hits the land and his own family needs food. His brothers, who sold him into slavery, came to him seeking help but Joseph's image had changed so much they didn't even recognize him. Joseph immediately put his pride aside and helped his brothers. This kind of welfare and compassion is the perfect display of God's image and his compassion. We are expected to have that same generosity for the well-being and welfare of others.