Who We Are in Him

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
— Philippians 2:9-11 KJV

We had a powerful Sunday with Dr. Stuart and Grace Graham! Dr. Graham ministered on who God is and who we are in Him. We have nothing and are nothing outside of Him. We have no righteousness of ourselves. He gave us His and He empowers us to walk in it. His righteousness gives you the standing that He has. Knowing that will give you boldness!

Jesus was manifested to take away our sin. Our desire for sin disappears when we truly see Him. He who abides in Him will not sin. Period. When you walk without sin You will walk in perfect humility. We have to do it God's way no matter what we think the outcome will be!

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
— 1 John 3:1-3

The Love Walk / Yielding

Pastor Debbie preached on the Love Walk in the morning service. We learned in Mark 10:45 that, "Even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." And if Jesus lived that way, so should we. We are not above our Master. Love never allows us to hurt or harm other. So, if we're walking in love, will we hurt people? No! 

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
— Romans 12:9-10

We should leave others better than we found them. Weak people hurt other people. If we hurt others, it only shows how weak we really are! Love and strength go together. Christians don't kick people when they're down. Love put yourself in their shoes. Real, genuine love watches ourself closely, but gives others the benefit of the doubt.

Be so hidden in Christ Jesus that you can't even get hurt or offended. There is more than more than enough of His love and grace to sustain you!

The evening service treated us to an object lesson on yielding--and boy, did we! 

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
— Acts 2:4

Revival with Dr. Richard and Ronda Moore

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
— Ephesians 3:19

What a week we had with Dr. Richard and Ronda! There was such a depth of the word. We as a church are coming up higher--higher in the Word and higher in the Spirit. The way we live in eternity is determined by how we live here on earth. There are so many people with knowledge of God but they don't truly know Him. In this day and age it's so important to immerse ourselves in the Word. 2 Timothy 2:15 says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." If the Word tells us to rightly divide it must be possible to wrongly divide. 

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
— Hosea 4:6a

If we have a heart that says, "I can do what I want" then we don't have a heart submitted to God. The Holy Spirit never enters a man and allows them to live like the world. If the Holy Spirit is not our ruler then someone else is!

How awesome it is that God sees us through the work of redemption! We must be found faithful. God only ever promotes by faithfulness. Because God is faithful, he desire a people who are faithful. God is a rewarder of those who have really good hearts. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Revival takes commitment and sacrifice. We can't be filled with all the fullness of God until we are filled with the Word of God. Its time to follow hard after Him!

Service Links:

Sunday AM, March 4

Sunday PM, March 4

Monday, March 5

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Friday, March 9

God has given us a divine opportunity to reach the world!

In October, my husband & I, our secretary, Dena & her husband, Bud, went to Pastor Rodney’s ministers & leaders conference in Tampa, Florida.  We went to receive of the anointing and had no idea what God was about to do.  I was called upon to minister in almost every service.  That was only the beginning.  Pastor Rodney was led to extend his meetings and I continued to minister for three weeks.  He even had me take two of the services completely myself.  While there, we found out that he is on a relatively new television network called Faith Broadcasting.  It is based out of South Africa but reaches all of Africa, the United Kingdom, and has now launched into fourteen million American homes.  The official launching was the second week that we were with Pastor Rodney.  He asked me to go on the network daily to help them with that launch.  What a divine appointment!   The president of the network so appreciated my teaching that he asked me to have a program on a regular basis.  Then the Lord directed Pastor Rodney to buy us three new cameras for our studio, with cables and tripods. He then gave us an unexpected offering.  

 In the middle of the conference, The Lord spoke to Pastor Rodney to come minister at our church.  What a miracle again!  We ended up being one of several River churches that he went to on a tour. It was a glorious night of ministry and harvest.  We are forever thankful.

 I want to tell you a little more about this new opportunity on Faith Broad-casting network.  What I love about this new network is that they have pure hearts and are doing Christian television different.  It is about time!  They want nothing to do with gimmicks and manipulation and have even dismissed some very popular television-evangelists because of that.  The president said that he loved the pure message from my heart.  This brings joy to my heart because I, too, have been sickened by all of the manipulation and have refused to have any more to do with several stations that have invited me to be on their network, at great cost to my own ministry.  However, I know that I will stand before a Holy God and give an account for who I associate with and what practices they allow.  So, I feel that this has been an answer to prayer and brought about healing in my own heart.  God has brought many things full circle the last two months.  It is so important to protect our own hearts and walk in integrity, forgiveness, and holiness.

 Who and what is Faith Broad-casting network? FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK is a family of premier Christian television channels bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to homes on the continent of Africa and beyond.  It has been reaching into millions of homes all over Africa and The United Kingdom for several years.  It just launched across America a few weeks ago on the dish network into 14 million U.S. homes. FAITH FAMILY OF NETWORKS now potentially commands the attention in excess of 64 million viewers across its satellite channels.  Dr. André & Jenny Robert, founders of River Ministries South Africa, are the founders and owners. 

 The channel makes a commitment to being a relevant voice in society. In a society that is often rocked by various political, criminal and environmental calamities, a solid faith in an unchanging God proves to be a great comfort. This channel brings a message of hope through the daily programming.

 Do you realize what a miracle it is to sit in one location and reach millions of people all over the earth at the same time?  Just the plane tickets and hotels for that would cost a fortune; then add to that, the time-factor and wear on the body.  God has truly given us a divine opportunity to reach the world, while continuing to pastor and train revivalists and ministers in the Bible school who will continue to multiply the work.   I am believing for many partners.  

 I want to ask you to download the Faith Broadcasting app and follow us soon. 

 In His service

 Pastor Debbie Rich Rester

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Revival History

This country was birthed in revival. God has moved here generation after generation. We’ve tasted from on high and we know that nothing else will satisfy us. This Great Awakening must start in our hungry hearts. Jesus said "if anyone is thirsty, come and drink and out of your belly will flow rivers of living water”. It’s time to shake nations one state at a time. It cannot be done through a luke warm religious church but one that has tasted of those living waters. Those old revivalists set a standard that still needs to be followed. It was one of no compromise or fear. They would not back down for their own protection.

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It Is Not Too Late, God Is Waiting For You!

This week I will take you on a revival journey to show you how one man or woman turned the course of history, even in modern times. However, today I want to start with a few Bible examples. Time after time, God said that He would wipe everyone out because of their sin. Yet, someone interceded, and He turned from His plan for their sake. The prophecies foretold of judgment and exile but God expected them to preach, pray, and repent to change it, or at least to delay it.

Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

My, how times have changed! We have to face that this is a post-Christian nation. People don’t believe the way they used to think or believe. They have different values. They used to know they were sinners and needed a savior. They knew they had rebelled against God and needed His forgiveness. They had memories, even if distant ones, to Sunday school stories & lessons of Jesus dying on the cross. Many knew they weren’t living by what they remembered, but knew they should. Today, people no longer live close to that. When you ask them about God, they may say, which one? If you speak of sin, you’ll hear, “I am not so bad, I’m not a murderer. If you stand up & say something about the sanctity of marriage, you could get stoned. They no longer consider the Bible the final authority or have any idea what is says, except, “Judge not, that you be not judged.”

Is What We Believe Based On The Word Of God (Part 7 of 7)

You can pay tithes and God still not be pleased. Many do what sounds too much like paying a bill. They sit down with a calculator and figure to the penny and pay what they owe. Others go to the other ditch. “Sister, I believe in being led by Holy Ghost.” Great, but if you're consistently giving less than 10% , you are not being led by the Holy Ghost. Even the word tithe means, tenth. That is pretty easy to figure out. It is interesting that we can't get buy with Uncle Sam with only 10%. Usually, it is more like 30%. Do we support Uncle Sam more than God? People want to fuss and argue, but God has never changed.

No Compromise - Do Not Bow To Pressure

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Is What We Believe Based On The Word Of God? (Part 6 of 7)

Some would say, “but, there are no good churches where we live.” First of all, there is no perfect church. If there were, it would cease from being perfect the moment you walk in. We have to wait for heaven for perfection. However, I will agree that once you have tasted of the presence of God, been a part of a church that preaches the uncompromising Word of God and allows The Holy Spirit to move, uninterrupted, you cannot settle for anything else. If I lived in a place without what I have known, I would either have to move to be a part of a good church, or start one, which is precisely what I did. A good church is more necessary than having a place to buy food. Our spiritual condition needs to be given first priority in out lives.

Big God!

God has equipped us with the anointing, the finances, the wisdom, the knowledge, the foresight, and the grace to get the job done. The church has been asleep for too long. We will have no excuse on that day, when we face Him. Let’s wake up and become the church of The Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s act like it! Let’s quit blaming the government, our location, our age, our looks, and our lack of talents. God has given unto us the talents and the ability to get the job done.