STANDING IN THE MIDST OF ADVERSITY You Are My Praise – Part I – Dealing with Health Issues

Today’s Scripture

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.          Jeremiah 17:14 (Amp)

Today’s Word

Are you in adversity with a health issue today?  The good news is that JESUS paid the price for your healing on the cross.  A reality is you have to believe and receive this truth to be healed.  In the words of the Late Bishop G.E. Patterson, “If you can have it, GOD can heal it.”  The secret to healing is that if you have the faith for salvation, then this same faith can produce your healing.

It is important to realize that God works through doctors, medicine and corrective surgery.  Sometime, the medicines, surgeries, and physicians are in GOD’s healing plan.  Don’t limit GOD.  Remember, only GOD controls His Miraculous Power.  Be Encouraged!

The mere fact of knowing that you absolutely win in the end helps when you face the beginning and middle phases of your healing .  Knowing the truth makes you free!

~~~~~~~~   Elder Efrem Simmons

Great Things are Going on Here

There are some amazing things happening at Golden Gate Cathedral.  We believe the Word of God is True and at the end of the day, God is still God!!!!  God promises to keep us, sustain us, protect us, heal us, provide for us, redeem us, and the list goes on.    I’m sure you get this point by now.  GOD IS JUST AWESOME!  It is no secret that God’s grace and mercy is made available to us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  If you don’t have a church where you are growing and active, we invite you to join us for one of our worship experiences.  Check out our worship schedule here.

We are located at 3240 James Road in Memphis, TN near the corner of James Road and Warford.  If you are not in the area, check out the new online campus.  The online worship experience allows you to read your BIBLE, give, chat, take notes, utilize facebook & twitter and a host of other neat things.

God is up to so much, and we are excited about connecting with you!

Blessings!

It’s Still Mine

Although it may seem as if it’s not within reach . . . it’s still yours.  It doesn’t matter if they’ve said you’ll NEVER have it . . . it’s still yours!!!  In actuality, when you consider how we function and how we maneuver in life, we must realize that God is a Promise Keeper.   People break promises on a daily basis, but God DOES NOT and CAN NOT!   Just know that God has not forgotten about you.  Let me pose one of life’s tests in the form of a question:  . . .  can you remain committed to the things of God when everyone else is receiving their blessing and you have not receive yours?

Regardless of how it looks, we must learn to lean and depend on God.   Until God is all that you have, you will never know God is all that you need.  When God promises you a blessing, you can rest assured that it’s coming and it’s tailored made for you.  It is possible that reaching your reserved blessing requires a certain amount of time and patience; however, don’t fall into the trap of becoming frustrated while you practice patience in waiting on God.

God will protect and preserve you!  Caleb reminded Joshua when he was 85 years old that he was as strong that day as he was the day that Moses sent him.  God will fix it so that you are just as strong as when God gave you the promise as long as you continue to walk in His Word.  Thanks to the Lord that gives us victory.

You are more than a conqueror.    In Joshua 14:10,  it took 45 years for Caleb to get his blessing in the midst of him seeing the promised land several times while following Moses.  God’s favor was based on Caleb’s faithfulness.  It’s important that we walk in holiness as we seek God’s blessings.

Can you trust God on the days when your blessing doesn’t seem visible?  Hebrews 11:1 states that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.  They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength . . .

Practice having patience regardless of how long you have to wait.  God does not renege on His promise!!  Know that your blessing is still yours.  Continue to celebrate with others as they receive their promise and watch what God will do for you.  Caleb was faithful because he kept hearing what God told him although God only told him once.  It was important for Caleb to continue to remind himself of what God said.  Know this . . . faith comes by hearing and hearing comes from the Word of God.  Be ready as God opens up the doors and unlocks some stuff with your name on it!