Thursday, December 31, 2020

Pressing On To Maturity

It's been 41.5 years since the Lord found me, July 23rd, 1979 @ 3:10 AM. I say that "the Lord found me," because I was lost, not Him. I hear many talk of how they found the Lord. NEWS FLASH ... He's the great shepherd. He's seeking us. We are born again by HIS doing. Our part is simply accepting His invitation, His revelation, His finished work.

From that point, we grow. Just as a natural child grows by learning to eat, crawl, walk, talk, etc ... as a spiritual child, we grow. We grow from basics to maturity. We grow from milk to meat.

What has saddened me over the 40+ years of my walk with the Lord is how so many refuse, or fight, growth. For many, they've proclaimed Jesus as Lord ... they've repented, been baptized, and believe in the resurrection from the dead ... what the Bible calls "elementary teachings." (Hebrews 6:1-2)

We should by all means, understand the elementary teachings ... it's foundational. However, it's a foundation which is to be built upon. "We are," as it continues in Hebrews, "convinced of better things regarding you, and things that 'accompany salvation.'" (Hebrews 6:9)

It's time to walk in those things (promises) that accompany salvation. He has good things in store for us. We have "a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises." (Hebrews 8:6)

It's time for us, as Christians, to walk in the promises that have been given us. Let's see 2021 be a year of fulfillment. May we rise above the schemes of the evil one, and walk in the victory that Jesus has established for us. May we study to show ourselves approved, a workman who needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2Timothy 2:15)

May 2021 be a year of fulfilled promises, as no other year!

May God bless you abundantly, and make you a blessing to others,

Bishop Dennis

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Let Your Light Shine!

What I've noticed over recent years is how Christmas seems less and less about Jesus. I can say that I've noticed it across my lifespan, but I must say how much more noticeable it has been recently.

Now with the rise of a more socialistic view from the left, I believe it's time to sound the alarm. It's time for Christians to rise up across the country and let their light shine. No more hiding it under a bushel ... no!

The answer is (and always has been) Jesus! Not religion ... JESUS! The person of Jesus ... an actual knowledge of ... an actual relationship with ... the living Jesus! He is alive, if you've not heard ... He rose from the dead! 

Romans 10:9  

"that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;"

Believing that He is alive is foundational to our Christian faith.

The world today is faced with some serious issues. I can't say that it's "new," because persecution has been around in various forms since time began. Today, we just see it in ways, and in forms, that we've not seen before, and ... hadn't even conceived possible ... especially in the United States.

It's time to truly seek the Lord for His guidance for such a time as this. Be strong and courageous! Realize that He's not left us, nor forsaken us!

Good News is ... we WIN! I've read the end of the book ... we WIN! Do not be dismayed, seek the Lord, and follow His guidance ... and know that as we do, He always leads us in triumph in Christ (2Cor 2:14). We, as Christians, are the light of the world. We are the answer to the issues the world faces. It's time to stand strong, and boldly proclaim the truth. Commit now to being the light in "your world."

May God bless you abundantly, and make you a blessing to others,

Bishop Dennis

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

You have a Voice!

For evil to prevail, all it takes is for good men (women) to do nothing. You have a voice! Use it! Make a difference! Be the difference!

May God bless you, and make you a blessing to others,

Bishop Dennis

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Favor ... with God & man!

God favors us ... it's unmerited ... and it's unexpected.

May God bless you, and make you a blessing to others!

Bishop Dennis

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Importance of Now

The PAST is gone. The FUTURE isn't here yet. We live in the NOW. It's important to make the right decisions NOW. We need to focus on the NOW, in order to make our FUTURE the best it can be.

May God bless you, and make you a blessing to others,

Bishop Dennis

Friday, June 7, 2019

Monday, March 20, 2017


In Matthew 6:25-34 ...
25 For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

This passage has been with me since I met the Lord almost 40 years ago. It was one of the first passages of scripture that took hold within me, and really meant something to me.

The Key is, the Lord will take care of us. There's no need to "worry." If He takes care of everything else, won't He much more take care of us? Yes, He will.

After almost 40 years of walking with the Lord, He recently revealed something to me for the first time. "But seek FIRST." It took on new meaning. He didn't say, "But seek ONLY." He said, "But seek FIRST." Which would imply that there are other things we will seek.

We seek food & clothing, for sure. I submit that we also seek employment, a spouse, and many other things. However, there is something we are to seek FIRST ... His kingdom and His righteousness. We're also told that when we seek FIRST His kingdom and His righteousness, all these things will be added.

So, it's time to have a "check up." Ask yourself, "Am I seeking FIRST His kingdom & His righteousness?" Simple questions, but what awesome results are promised when we do.

May God bless you abundantly, and make you a blessing to others!
Bishop Dennis