“And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown” (1 Corinthians 9:25) NKJV.
The idea of being successful in this world today is to acquire power and position, which comes with financial gains. Everyone is competing for the next big break to win a crown. Notwithstanding, there’s nothing wrong with trying to achieve success. What is wrong is when people become overly greedy and zealous in putting all their emphasis in the material things of this world. These things are temperate, meaning that they are not lasting. The crown that one will win is a perishable crown. For people who are committed to their faith, know that they run a race for an imperishable crown. This crown will take you beyond life on this earth.
Our culture glorifies celebrities, power, position, money and material things; however, these people and things are not lasting. “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8:36) NKJV
On this earth, one has to strike a balance. You can aim for the sky, but understand that at the end of your journey on this earth, you have a report and accountability for how you spend your life while here. What will your report be? Have you fulfilled your God-given purpose? Or were you more caught up in the perishable crown phenomenon?
Let’s strive for an imperishable crown today.
We are currently in Jamaica, where we attended our 46th Annual Convention at one of Enough Tribulations Peace & Deliverance Ministries local church branches in Enfield, St. Mary, Jamaica. Our theme, “Deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians” (Exodus 3:8) was very instrumental.
Many people struggle in their daily lives, because they have been bounded by Satan’s spells. Satan uses spiritual strongholds to chain his victims to him. However, people have still been seeing how awesome our God is. He’s still in the miracle making business, He’s still in the healing business, and yes, He’s still in the deliverance business. Many people have been empowered, strengthened, anointed, healed and delivered in Jesus’ name.
We wish to thank all the churches in Jamaica, including our local community churches, and other community members who have supported this convention.
God bless you all, as we look forward to another great year of convention.
Overseer Hervin Ferguson
Minister Gertrude Ferguson
Demons have been wrecking havoc all around in people’s lives today. There are different kinds of demons that plague one’s life. Many times people believe that because they are Christians they won’t encounter or be possessed with demons. Demons can enter through a lot of open loop holes that you have no idea they would enter through. Demonic strongholds can tie people to them in a variety of forms. If you are not loose by deliverance, these demons continue to tighten their grips in your life, creating disturbance, confusion, addiction, hurt, abuse, poverty, sickness, infertility, impotence, singleness, relationship problems, and a variety of other setbacks relating to anything that you would do that will positively move you forward in life.
If you are having setbacks after setbacks, and no matter what you do in life, you keep moving backward instead of forward, it’s time to seek deliverance. Deliverance will move you forward, and give you an upward mobility. This will enable you to come into the spiritual revelation and truth of God concerning your life and your spiritual well-being. As you are delivered, you will have the ability to advance to the next spiritual level. This will give you a spiritual awareness of kingdom tools and resources that will enable you to elevate yourself.
When deliverance is initiated, this will break the chains that the demons have used to chain you to them. As this diabolical entrapment is broken, you will be free! You will have to be delivered by someone possessing the spiritual anointing and level of understanding of the power and process of deliverance.
Our ministry has helped many people who have been bounded in spiritual captivity.
It’s time to move forward, as you seek to break every barriers and chains in your life today!
Are you going through sickness, demonic oppressions and attacks, as well as various tribulations?
You shall be delivered. I hear the prophetic voice saying, “Deliverance has come!”
Praises be to God for his tender mercies towards you. It’s not over until God says it’s over. I would like to speak deliverance into your life, as you battle the strong-hold of darkness.
The enemy can’t win, because greater is He who is in you, than He who is in the world. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58).
The spirit of darkness is powerless before the Spirit of light. As I pray over each and every circumstance that hold you captive today, I want to declare that the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17).
I declare liberty in your life today!
Be free in the name of Jesus! Be free in the name of Jesus! Be free in the name of Jesus!
Your mountainous problems are not too big for God to handle. Use faith to conquer fear, and confidence to conquer doubt today.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).”
Are you being attacked by demons and going through demonic warfare? You have to be aware of the different demons that the devil puts out there to attack you. Be watchful in the spirit. A lot of trials and tribulations that people face today can be an attack from the enemy. The enemy comes to kill, steal and to destroy (John 10:10).
The enemy sends different evil spirits on different assignments. Some of these demons are demons of warfare to cause mayhem, harm, confusion and strife. There are demons of sickness, who cause ailments and diseases in one’s body. There are demons of death, who will stop at nothing to take your life. In light of this, you have to be extra vigilant of strange spirits that lurk around your home.
Don’t think that demons cannot enter your home, because you are a Christian. Demons go to church too. This is so, because they want to try to create mayhem and paralyze the work of God. However, you need to have a spirit of discernment to detect demons and demonic forces around you. Notwithstanding, many people today are going through demonic possession and oppression, which cause a lot of destruction and setback in their lives.
By and large, God is greater than any evil or demonic forces that operate in the dark world. Jesus has already overcome the world (John 16:33). God has His servants whom He has equipped and empowered to deal with any demonic forces which cause destruction and oppression. Notwithstanding, God did not give you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Sicknesses, setbacks, limitations, and oppressions have no place in your life. If you have been possessed and oppressed by demonic forces, there is deliverance for you.
If you are troubled in your heart, because you do not see a way out of your current situation, you have got to trust God. He will not leave you stranded. Nothing that you have been through will be in vain. You need to find peace in His promise and stop worrying about the problem. There is a breakthrough in the making, but you need to press through the pain to see His purpose.
Whenever you are doing what God has called you to do, it is important to rely on His strength, His grace, and His power to complete your task. You will become frustrated if you try to make things happen on your own strength instead of relying on God. God is the author and finisher of His plans (Hebrews 12:2), and you must not try to take the place of God if you expect things to work out.
In Colossians 1:26-27, Paul reveals a mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations… Christ in you, the hope of glory. In other words, there is something that people of the past didn’t know—it was hidden from them, a mystery to them—but Paul is now revealing that mystery to us: Christ lives in all who believe in Him! No longer is God just with his people—God now lives in his people!
Also, note that it is Christ in you that’s the hope of glory—not Christ and you.
Paul then continues by saying that he labors and works for the gospel, but all of his labor is really done by Christ’s power, which so powerfully works in [him] (Colossians 1:29).
If you’re trying to labor without Christ’s power at work within you, then your labor will be frustrating and in vain. You need to stop trying, and start dying to self so that you may be alive to Christ’s power.
Struggle and frustration occur when you try to do God’s job by your own strength—rather than relying on Christ’s strength, which is at work in you.
Contributed Christ Notes
I have been so busy today, after a break from the Memorial holiday yesterday, but I just stop by to tell somebody that if you are going through your darkest moment, your victory is about to be accomplished. The light is about to be risen upon you today. So arise, shine; for the light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you (Isaiah 60:1).
It is when you are going through your darkest hour, your victory is most powerful and successful.
In the gospel of Luke 23:44-46, It was stated that about the sixth hour there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. This was so, because Jesus had already given up the ghost – meaning, His spirit had already left His body, because He was dead. However, this moment of darkness was about to bring the biggest victory in the life of Jesus.
In Luke 24:4-6, when the women came to the sepulcher to bring spices to anoint His body, they saw two men standing there in SHINING garments. These two men were angels with bright ray of light shining from their garments. The light symbolized the victory and power that was gained through those hours of darkness. The sight of the angels and no body in the sepulcher caused the women to be afraid; But the angels said to them, “Why seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!”
Praise the Lord today, if you are going through your darkest moment, because your dead situation is about to be resurrected.
- Your marriage is about to be restored
- Your finances are about to be restored,
- Your love life is about to be restored,
- Your happiness and your joy is about to be restored,
- Your peace is about to be restored,
- Your business is about to be restored,
- Your broken home is about to be restored,
- Your health is about to be restored,
- Your children will be restored,
- Your job will be restored,
- Your purpose is being birth and your ministry is about to be restored.
Just shout out to God, and say, “I receive these Words in Jesus’ name!” Amen!
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”