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Believing is a starting point. Inc. All rights reserved. you’ll wind up with nothing. 2010 Crenshaw Christian Center. In fact. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is prohibited. Hip-hop is not of God. Evans 10 12 FEATURE ARTICLE 20 Editorial Offices 7901 South Vermont Avenue Los Angeles. I equate it to the New Age movement but with an urban twist. a recognized nonprofit corporation. Betty R. not just in our heads. faith is an action. say and think. CA 90044 (323) 758-3777 E-mail: eifmagazine@faithdome. Many people confuse belief or believing with faith. I believe we are in a time where the people of God have come to a place of being focused on stopping this cancer in the Name of Jesus. Fred & Betty Price EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 3 . Everywhere you see faith expressed in the Bible you see action. Ever Increasing Faith and the logo on the back page are registered trademarks of Crenshaw Christian Center. in the United States and other countries where Ever Increasing Faith Magazine circulates. It’s acting on what you believe. No. VI.faithdome. It's a way of life and we as Christians can't live hip-hop and live Christlike—it's one or the other. 18 THE WORD OF FAITH The Word of Faith By Dr. Price On the Calendar Contributors 8 12 18 FICWFM Focus Parenting Matters Exploring Worship 25 26 On the Air Q&A: Straight Talk with Drs. but if you stop there. 3 5 DEPARTMENTS A Message from Dr. 3 FALL 2010 Editor Antracia Moorings Columnist Dr. Printed in the United States of America.CONTENTS EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 Vol. and applying the faith formula of Romans 10:10 in everything we do. All gifts to this ministry are tax-deductible. Hip-hop does the same. Price 16 HEALTH & HEALING Cancer Must Bow To the Name of Jesus Too By Pastor Robert Bolden Living by faith means having faith in our hearts.org Website: www. 6 Faith 101 – One Step Beyond Belief By Apostle Frederick K. Price 10 FROM THE HEADLINES A New Perspective On Hip-Hop and the Church By Pastor Fred Jr. Ever Increasing Faith Magazine has no subscription or newsstand price and is supported through contributions. We see that cancer is not above the name of Jesus. LaVerne Tolbert Contributing Writers Pastor Robert Bolden Michelle McIntosh Mark Peay Art Design Lorena Iñiguez Elebee EIF Graphics Designer Ardena Brooks Photographers Harry Langdon 6 8 Make Up Adrian M.or g To order from or to subscribe to this magazine: Call 1-800-391-6145 Ever Increasing Faith Magazine is published by Crenshaw Christian Center.C. New Age is a belief system that incorporates many religious tenets.
Praise God. and hearing by the Word of God. Whatever you confess with your mouth is exactly where your faith is going to register and operate. and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). He makes this qualification in Romans 1:7. where he writes. you already have all the faith you will ever need. and I choose to turn away from the sins of my past to a renewed Life in Jesus. In Romans 12:3. Praise God. You cannot get it by tarrying. men cannot believe. If we do not preach the Word. I will rule as a king in life. mourning.” but having that faith has nothing to do with your feelings. Paul is not talking about every man in the world.” then that is what you will start having. “So then faith comes by hearing. I accept Jesus now as my personal SAVIOR and LORD. If you are born again. Paul declares. If they cannot believe. In JESUS’ name. faith cannot come. pray the following prayer: Dear GOD in Heaven. “But I don’t feel like I have it. doubt and unbelief.Box 90000 Los Angeles. When we are born again. You may not be using it. This is why Jesus commanded us to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Before I go any further. you have the measure of faith. let me qualify the phrase every man. So then faith comes by hearing. If you have prayed this prayer. Amen. how do we receive it? The answer is simple – God gives it to us! Paul informs us in Romans 12:3 that He dealt it to us. Personally. If faith does not come. Praise God. I think the standard King James Version is a more accurate translation of this verse: … according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. my needs are met. “Praise God. they cannot be saved. And if they are not saved. He also states in 2 Thessalonians 3:2 … that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men. we all receive the same measure or amount of faith. If you confess negativism. that is what you are going to have in your life. that I experienced the true power of the Holy Spirit in my life. If it is true that not everyone in the world has faith. But when you start confessing. CA 90009 Attn: Administration Office 4 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . but it is there – a sleeping giant. It wasn’t until I learned to walk in faith. You said that if I would confess with my mouth the LORD JESUS and believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead. you have mountainmoving faith residing in you. called to be saints. HEAVENLY FATHER. I have divine help. Remember. You may say. How does God hand this gift out to us? According to Paul.” If you are not a Christian and would like to become one.O. I thank you for the gift of salvation and for accepting me now as Your child. … as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. It is an unmerited gift. Thank you for sending Your Son JESUS CHRIST to destroy the power of Satan over my life. To all who are in Rome. that I would be saved. my life was lacking serious power. The challenge is how to release that faith to have it work in your life. they will go to hell when their bodies physically die. Praise God. beloved of God. If you are a born-again Believer. If you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior and Lord. I am a conqueror. He is referring to every man in the Church of Jesus Christ. Faith can only be received as a free handout from —Romans 10:17 God. for not all have faith. I am healed. your faith will never register above the words of your lips. or tithing. I believe JESUS died for my sins and that You raised Him from the dead for my benefit. please let us know by writing to us at: Crenshaw Christian Center P.a message from Apostle Price invitation to salvation The Importance of Faith Before I really grasped the concept of faith. fasting.
Price NOVEMBER 18 CCC East Apostle Frederick K. CA/Puerto Vallarta.C.C. and Apostle Frederick K. GA 31904 (706. GA 31906 Los Angeles DECEMBER 5 CCC East Apostle Frederick K. Main Street Columbia. He received his Masters Degree from Suffield University while teaching at Abundant Harvest Christian School of Ministry. Dana & Mrs.O.271. Senior Pastor] Nov 27 @ 5:00 p..964. Box 5502 Columbus.686. Founder] Meeting held at: 7-day cruise Carnival Cruise Lines Splendor Long Beach.m. MX Apostle Frederick K. Dr. Peay is a graduate of Supernatural Ministries Training Institute in Midland.m. Price New York contributors Pastor Robert E. Denise Goings] 7:30 p. Price DECEMBER 19 CCC East Apostle Frederick K.0786) [Rev. EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 5 . Price & Dr.m.O. Price DECEMBER 16 CCC East Apostle Frederick K.C. Mark is also a sought-after teacher and music workshop clinician. He graduated from the Ministry Training Institute at Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) in 1997.4463) [Dr. Apostle Frederick K. SC 29203 (803.C. Dr.m. Bolden accepted the lordship of Jesus Christ in 1980. She is a Chaplain at Los Padrinos Juvenile Facility in Downey under the Los Angeles County Probation Department.14 International Covenant Christian Chamber of Commerce Majestic Ministries Int’l P. Dr.C. Betty R. Apostle Frederick K. 31901 12/1 @ 7:00 p. & Cabo San Lucas. Pneumatology. Price NOVEMBER 7 . 12/2 @ 11:00 a. Price DECEMBER 3 Faith Tabernacle Christian Center P. Brown Road Mesa.C.9969) “Columbus Faith Conference” P. North Carolina 28384 (910) 865-5252 [Pastor Earl & Mrs.1400) [Pastor Raymond Hadjstylianos] 7:00 p. Dr.C. Price DECEMBER 1 -2 The Bridge Church International 4311 2nd Avenue Columbus. C. NY 10605 (914.on the itinerary NOVEMBER 17 Full Gospel Word & Worship Center 6015 N. Box 274 St. 9:15 a. Nov 28 @ 8 a. Mazatlan.8712) [Leticia Lewis. California. AZ 85213 (480. CA 95759 (916.m.m.O. Betty R. Thomas Anderson.m. and Angelology. Price NOVEMBER 27 .565. Holmes] 7:00 p. Mc Intosh is a member of the Fellowship of International Churches Word of Faith Mark A. an accredited School of Theology. Sherry H. Ministries and a board member of Destiny Channel Global Network a Christian based nonprofit organization. Pastor Bolden is currently an instructor at the Apostle Frederick Price Ministry Training Center where he teaches Balanced Prosperity. GA. Columbus. Betty R Price 2010 CALENDAR NOVEMBER 19 Living Word Christian Church 1236 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains. Price NOVEMBER 21 CCC East Apostle Frederick K. She is an ordained minister in the Ministerial Assistance Program at Crenshaw Christian Center.28 Living Word Bible Church 3520 E. He currently serves as Music and Worship Arts Coordinator at Crenshaw Christian Center. Michelle McIntosh is cofounder of Agape Christian Missions International Ministries located in Whittier. Michigan where he received his Ministerial Degree in Leadership & five-fold ministry.754. Pastor Bolden also spearheaded the HIV/AIDS Program at CCC as well as being one of the contributing writers of the Ever Increasing Faith Magazine. Box 2734 Elk Grove.m. The classes he taught included the Principles of Faith.C..C. Price Meeting held at: The Columbus Convention & Trade Center 801 Front Avenue. Pauls.
Price 6 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . 9 “For I also am a man under authority. But he died from starvation. ‘Go. O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea. I have not found such great faith. saying. Why? Because he never acted on what he believed. Now let’s consider some people Jesus. having soldiers under me.feature article Unless otherwise indicated. Believing is a starting point.’ and he does it. Jesus said.” 8 The centurion answered and said. his servant would not have been healed.” In faith. The centurion recognized that Jesus was a man of authority. 25 Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him. “Lord. action must be involved. “Assuredly.’ and he goes. I often use the example of a starving man being placed where food is and being asked if he believes that if he eats the food he will live. His disciples followed Him. 6 saying. I say to you.’ and he comes.” The centurion said in essence. I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. my servant is lying at home paralyzed. What the man believed was true. Jesus said. “I have not found such great faith. it would have kept him from starving. Matthew 8:5-10: 5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum. not even in Israel!” That great faith was demonstrated by what the centurion said about his authority to command someone to go and come and do. I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. all Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version. You cannot sit in an office with authority and just think. Faith will change the circumstances. Believing is right. But He was asleep. Many people confuse belief or believing with faith. or send something before any orders will be followed. “Lord. You have to actually do something. but if you stop there. not even in Israel!” Notice how faith was activated – by doing something. but speak a word and that will be the same as you coming. In fact.” But he never lifts a hand to eat and dies on the spot. dreadfully tormented. The man replies: “Do you think I am some kind of fool? Do you think I’m stupid or dumb? Certainly I believe that if I eat this food it will keep me from starving to death. It’s acting on what you believe. and my servant will be healed. pleading with Him. and said to those who followed. If he had eaten. and to another. a centurion came to Him. If the centurion had just believed that Jesus could do something and yet never came to Jesus and appealed to Him. ‘Come. the author and finisher of our faith. and By Apostle Frederick K. “I will come and heal him. not only by believing something.” 10 When Jesus heard it. ‘Do this. write something. 24 And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea. so that the boat was covered with the waves. and to my servant. but it will never change the circumstances. Let’s look at Matthew 8:23-26: 23 Now when He got into a boat. “Why are you fearful. He marveled. faith is an action. say something.” 7 And Jesus said to him. “Lord. If you have authority you have to exercise it. you’ll wind up with nothing. “I will come and heal him.C. That is action. But only speak a word. And I say to this one. “Lord. E verywhere you see faith expressed in the Bible you see action. actually encountered. save us! We are perishing!” 26 But He said to them.
And He preached the word to them. and 2) do it. Genie. He saw the paralyzed man being lowered into the room where He was. Suppose these men had never come. Faith will produce results over time. they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through. come out and give me a new yacht. 5 When Jesus saw their faith. Jesus responded in faith. and it has already crippled them. The word their is plural.’ or to say. 2 Immediately many gathered together. Look at Verse 5 again: When Jesus saw their faith… What did Jesus see? He saw four people on top of the house tear- ing the roof off. You have to make a commitment to the point that you burn all the bridges down behind you. and touched the hem of his garment: Notice. but acting. “We never saw anything like this!” There were five people who came to Jesus: the man and the four people carrying him. He specifically rebuked the winds and the sea. It produces results over time. It is not a ripcord that you pull to bail you out of a problem. He saw them wrap rope around the end of a bed or stretcher. bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. I shall be whole. He rebuked it. Look at Verse 3 again: Then they came to Him. Right there is doubt. 7 “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 But immediately. ‘Arise. and went out in the presence of them all. daughter. He arose and did something. Let’s look to the King James Version of the Bible for our last example: Matthew 9:20: And. They are trying faith. Suppose they had never acted in faith. It is not an Aladdin’s lamp that you can stroke and say. Then the paralytic man would never have been delivered. Now if faith was simply believing that the storm would stop and go away. take up your bed and walk’? 10 “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic. but it would not have affected her if she had not done something. which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years. For her to touch His garment. and so it is with the principles of faith. and many people do not do that. They want to see if it’s going to work. but His garment. These four men were not just believing. she had to 1) believe. The Bible says He arose. O you of little faith? He was referring to an action – not just believing something. She did not just sit on the side of the road and believe. Believing it did not change the situation. All these are actions. But He did not just arise and look at the storm. Mark 2:1-12: 1 And again He entered Capernaum after some days. so that there was no longer room to receive them. So when He talked to them about their faith. He said to them. Look at Verse 21: For she said within herself. You have to be absolutely convinced that acting on the Word will produce results given time and commitment. Verse 22: But Jesus turned him about. took up the bed.” You have to stay with faith. She heard people talking about this man and the fact that He was so saturated with healing power that if you could get near enough to touch His clothes you could get healed. not even near the door. They reacted in fear. which was an action. She did something. because faith comes by hearing. when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves. Faith is acting on what you believe. not just believing something. they went on top of the house and began to lift the tiles from the roof. arise. to say to the paralytic.there was a great calm. “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? 9 “Which is easier. saying. if I may but touch his garment. and it was heard that He was in the house. because if it had been God’s will He would have healed the man. and the Bible says Jesus called that action faith: When Jesus saw their faith…. Why would she do such a thing? She had to have a revelation. which means the people who brought him and the sick man himself had to have faith. came behind him. I can see in their eyes that they don’t know. All over the world they are missing it. He said to the paralytic. take up your bed.—EIF EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 7 . 11 “I say to you. It is not an instant panacea. Then they lowered the paralytic man down through the roof into the midst where Jesus was. Why are you fearful. You have to be completely sold out. probably from something she heard. 3 Then they came to Him. This is where people are missing it concerning faith. What was her faith? Her faith was to touch Him.” 12 Immediately he arose. and when he saw her. I see it because they do not have the results in their lives. ‘Your sins are forgiven you. What she believed was true. Since they could not get into the house where Jesus was. She acted on what she believed. and go to your house. “Genie. Anything of value takes time. so that all were amazed and glorified God. a woman. and the assumption would have been that it was not God’s will for him to be healed.” 6 And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts. they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. thy faith hath made thee whole. The change did not come until she did what she believed. I am demonstrating that faith is acting on what you believe. and what is so tragic is that some people act as if they know and won’t receive any instruction. your sins are forgiven you. He was talking about an action. These four men must have believed something or they would not have wasted their time carrying the sick man to the roof. He said to them. Notice that there was no calm until Jesus arose and did something. 4 And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd. be of good comfort. that would be all they had to do – just believe. behold. it does not say she touched Him. And the woman was made whole from that hour. “Son. What was their little faith? It was in doing nothing but reacting rather than responding to the circumstances. bringing… Bringing implies action. he said.
Although. who is a Chaplain at Los Padrinos Juvenile Facility in Downey. Dr. September 6th with a great round of applauds.” The Bishop’s wife was so excited about the teachings that went forth throughout the convention that she told Dr. National Administrative Bishop R. McIntosh. Several individuals received the gift of the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. California. South Wales. B. Minister Henry spent her Sunday in Newport. McIntosh. The faith message continued that Sunday evening and was completed on Monday evening. September 20th. McIntosh at dr. assurance of salvations and the infilling of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking with other tongues took place throughout the three day event. Young and old professed that their spiritual needs were met. who is called to the office of teacher. Ministry began on Sunday morning. FICWFM members Dr. prayer.net or Minister Henry at denlin@whoisjchrist. intercessory prayer. Brother Philip E. McIntosh with Pastor Carl Thomas of the New Testament Church in South Wales. Hence. is very familiar with working with teens and problem solving teen issues. prosperity.com Dr. September 10th with her teaching on “The Battle in Your Mind” which she completed on Sunday evening of that weekend. McIntosh was asked to present to the youth a biblical teaching on sexual immortality keying in on homosexuality during the convention workshops. McIntosh shared on faith at New Testament Church of God in Cardiff. Both young and old enjoyed and received the Word with great enthusiasm. Their objective was to share the uncompromising Word of God in a denominational church setting. Dr. September 5th when Dr. The people were excited to hear how simple God’s Word could be explained and applied to one’s life. Dr. She was so moved by the Word taught during this convention that she invited us both to the October 2011 Women’s Regional Convention in Birmingham. England. Ward said this about the faith teaching.michellemcintosh@verizon. the Holy Spirit. McIntosh to come to teach at his three churches in Italy next year 2011. At the end of Monday’s service. International Ministries. Brown who pastors this church is a TV viewer of Apostle Frederick K. 8 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . Price and warmly welcomed both ministers to his churches. South Wales teaching on the Holy Spirit with similar results. McIntosh that we were an answer to her prayers. a six-year old boy who had previously received Christ received the gift of the Holy Spirit and spoke in his divine language on the last day of the conference.” The Holy Spirit did His job as the anointing on the Word made everyone feel alive and joyous. “The Word was so rich that I feel full. He was glad to hear and considered this teaching on prosperity vital for God’s people during this time of financial turmoil. “How to Love Your Young People. As a result of this faith teaching Bishop Smith of Italy who was visiting Pastor Thomas in Cardiff during the Sunday evening service invited Dr. “Keeping Sexually Pure. McIntosh closed out the missions trip with her teaching on prosperity at the New Testament Church of God at Bristol. and Minister Denlin Henry of Who Is Jesus Christ Ministries joined forces from September 2nd through September 22nd to minister in South Wales and England.—EIF To obtain information and or financially support our next missions trip. Dr. Dr.” As a result of these straightforward teachings several salvations. “the fundamental teaching on hell was very necessary to building the youths’ comprehension of their salvation and was probably the first time anyone had explained this information to them. Michelle McIntosh of Agape Christian Missions. righteousness and staying sexually pure. This experience was a tremendous help in relaying this mature topic to the teens and young adults in Wales. McIntosh opened the conference Friday evening. McIntosh ministered in Cardiff. Her two workshops tailored for the youth only was titled. pastored by Winston Taylor. Minister Henry & Dr. “powerful. if we work God’s financial plan of tithes and offerings. Sunday services and mid-week prayer meetings where part of the ministry assignments for both ministers during the duration of the stay the real highlight of this missions trip was the 33rd Annual District Youth Convention held at New Testament Church in Newport. We are looking forward to hearing the praise reports that will follow their subsequent intercessory sessions. she took several opportunities to minister and lead various prayer meetings. It was Minister Henry’s observation that the churches we were ministering at needed instruction and understanding of the gift of the Holy Spirit. South Wales. The prayer warriors of South Wales were instructed and edified accordingly. On Monday. speaking in tongues and the nine manifestations of the Holy Spirit.” While Dr. Minister Henry captivated the church people on Saturday. Intercessory prayer is a big part of Minister Henry’s ministry at Crenshaw Christian Center and personal life. C. Bishop Smith called the faith teaching. and Minister Henry to the office of evangelist shared with great boldness on the topics of faith. England.FICWFM focus Denominational Lines Teaching the Across Word F By Michelle McIntosh or the first time ever. Sept 11th with her teaching on hell and the need for salvation. Michelle McIntosh and Minister Denlin Henry with ladies from the New Testament Church in South Wales. They eagerly instituted the guidelines provided by Minister Henry while we were still in Wales. please contact Dr. Her teaching in this area was a great benefit to the three churches we visited on this trip. In fact. as well as her workshop for parents titled. The Holy Spirit had impressed on her sometime ago to invite teachers to minister versus preachers. The entire congregation praised the Lord on hearing that this dying world’s system has no claim on God’s people.” Bishop Brown’s wife said.
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not just a leader in the body of Christ. Jesus was exalted. I knew we still needed a youth Sunday. and The Holy Spirit was present. wonder why he didn't mention my father's or my name. but the words of Elder Lewis still rang in my mind. the current pastor at the time. After his departure. He just doesn't get it. “I think he's talking about our hip-hop service although he doesn't say your name.) Later. Craige Lewis and his opposing view of hip-hop in the church.” 10 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . He even went on to minister to me about the direction of the ministry God would have for me in the years to come. people would listen to a portion of my father's messages and judge him the same way. I did. Every aspect of the service was influenced by hiphop. including the worship. I cut it off and stuck with my unfair judgment. We had great fellowship.200 people and every one after would go on to be the most attended Sundays in the span of two years. It would be another year before a member of our church told me about Elder Lewis' next teaching “The Truth Behind Hip-Hop. but also as one who once had hip-hop infused in some of my sermons. I knew I needed to invite him to minister. since he mentioned everyone else. When we met. Price. Of course when he got to the part about me I was pissed and livid. Over the course of the five years. the attire and the Word. After the second Hip-Hop Sunday. however. I just knew we were doing the right thing. Dr. we no longer had hiphop Sunday. 2003 our church had our very first hip-hop Sunday. Frederick K. I was in her office and asked her to play the DVD.Exodus into Egypt” on the subject of hip-hop. Part II . My purpose was to inform the congregation—especially parents—of the reasons why young people were so enthralled and engrossed with this movement. T here has been quite an uproar regarding ExMinistries founder G. He said he understood what I was trying to do to reach the youth but knew some things about hip-hop that he believed would change my view. a great meal. I l can't believe I judged Elder Lewis the same way. I felt he was judging me based on his opinion of hiphop—not concrete truth. His only concern was the nature of what I wanted to do on that Sunday. my sister Cheryl told me about a DVD a friend gave her featuring a guy speaking against hip-hop. however on Sundays we averaged 4500-5000 people." For years. At the time. "this dude is a hater. there was only an exchange of the Love of God. God was glorified. while the leadership for the most part has been silent on the subject. It has caused somewhat of a debate among laypeople. I was not pastor so it had to be approved by my father. He was speaking about the group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony but after 3 minutes. Based on those stats. we would text occasionally. The member said. and he was able to share with my personally his respect for my father.000 people. I had to voice my anger and stress how we needed to talk. I felt I was qualified because I listened to the same music.C.” I watched the DVD and honestly had to agree with everything he was saying. Two days later he responded to my email most generously.from the headlines By Pastor Fred Price Jr. It appeared that we were on to something so we continued it the next Sunday and then declared every 5th Sunday would no longer be Youth Sunday but Hip-Hop Sunday. The FaithDome was built to hold 10. He was coming to LA the next month and we agreed to meet. My first thought was. but I let 101 excuses prevent me from doing so.” (Mind you I hadn't heard him yet. mainly because I hated the name. The first Hip-Hop Sunday brought in 7. to be vocal about where I believe the church should be standing regarding this subject. but it would be another five years before we spoke again. Upon me telling him that information he gave me the green light. I left two voice messages and sent two emails before I watched the rest of the DVD. I felt it necessary. The end result was a successful service in the natural based on attendance and parishioner response. so I renamed it the Blueprint but still continued to do most of the things we were previously doing. But first a little history: On August 31. I eventually went his website to get contact information on him. "this dude is hatin'. I also wasn't sure if Elder Lewis' state- “He knew what I was trying to do to reach the youth but knew some things about hip-hop that he believed would change my view.
I don't wish to go back and not see lives changed because. hip-hop is not of God. I thank God he's exposing what's he's exposing and I'm excited he's coming to minister at our church next year. If I stand alone then I stand alone. I had nothing else to say about the subject. I ended the Blueprint. Pastor Lewis had long brought that up in his lessons previously. I equate it to the New Age movement but with an urban twist. group. slang. I was tired of the gimmicks. I'm not coming against any person. I know that God used Pastor G. In November 2008.” EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 11 . dances. I needed to go apologize to my congregation for bringing hip-hop in our church. the One who sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins. Craige Lewis as the catalyst to get that revelation to me. I didn't understand why I was included in the list when hip-hop was no longer a part of our ministry. they had no revelation from God about the subject. I don't feel bad about the average of 30 people that responded to the invitation on those particular Sundays. but there was a five year lapse in contact between Pastor and I. plus I hadn't been checking his website nor had I parts 4 and 5 of the teaching. Let me say it again. There was a comment I recall where the individual said. It wasn't until the end of the year that I reached out to Elder now Pastor Lewis again mainly because of a daily ExMinistries word a member of ours forwarded to me about the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors and how pastors use hip-hop in their churches to reach the youth. and I stand with him 100%. We don't need to get in league with the world to deliver the Word— that's an oxymoron and just plain stupid. Also most people just didn't like the music young people were listening to. Why? Because in my heart and in our display of worship. not false pagan gods.from the headlines ment about hip-hop being a religion was fact or opinion. On top of that. Christian rappers need to be informed that what they do is not hip-hop. New Age is a belief system that incorporates many religious tenets. The world does not need to be befriended. With the background information laid out. and faith in Christ. We who hold leadership positions need to interrogate every inch of our ministries just to make sure everything about them is upright. they need to be ministered to. my father announced I would be pastor in March 2009. Instead of bad mouthing this man of God. In December of 2009 I got a hold of "The Gospel of Hip-hop" by rapper KRS-1 and that did it. We all should thank God for Pastor Lewis because he's doing the job that many of us know we should be doing but are afraid to. or ministry. our service got old to the youth. belief. In no way am I saying I'm perfect. Sometimes silence speaks in a voice that overpowers yelling at its highest decibels. "but pastor what about all you did regarding hip-hop in the past?" Well that's where it is—in the past. At the beginning of 2009. I may still be doing some things in ministry that could be categorized as carnal but in no way is that my intention. I can hear people who know me saying. —EIF “Christian rappers need to be informed that what they do is not hip-hop. The truth hurts and nothing that opposes God can be used to glorify God. we were giving it all to the God of the Bible. Hip-hop does the same. but Christ was preached. It wasn't until Pastor Lewis taught the subject with power and authority and actual researched facts that those like myself began to listen. I'm writ- “I was tired of gimmicks. and clothing get old in hip-hop. tired of not allowing the Word and the Spirit to draw the people and just tired of the fads that fill up hip-hop. It's a way of life and we as Christians can't live hip-hop and live Christ-like—it's one or the other. It's hope music: Music that brings the message of hope. I did the podcast with Pastor Lewis at the beginning of the year and I was humbled by the comments received.” ing this because I feel I need to. but also because I had remained silent on the subject. tired of not allowing the Word and the Spirit to draw the people. so while I wish I could go back and not do hip-hop in the church. Just like the songs. I'm not writing this to lose friends or gain them. let's get behind him and encourage him in "his" assignment. After I finally reached him it was concluded that my being included in that list was partially due to a misunderstanding. I’d now like to share where I am now regarding hip-hop. but this man's ministry has been prophetic and on point. Most of my silence was due to wondering whether hip-hop being a religion was fact or opinion. Here's what I know—not believe— but know: hip-hop is not of God and should not be used in the church as a way to reach any generation. If I knew what I know now I never would have started in the first place.” “Hip-hop is not of God.
parenting matters Encouraging Faith in Preschoolers My daughter. As parents quickly realize. teachers. the authors sought to learn from children by asking questions. to respond or By La Verne Tolbert.” They clasped their hands together and Josiah led them in prayer. Parents’ love and patient training coupled with biblical teaching and practices reinforce the truth that God lovingly expects obedience. The example is a six-year old named Erin. not expecting children. the comments we make. Jesus welcomed children and incorporated them in his teachings. When asked what God’s face is like when God looks at her.” (p. Listening to the children also highlighted individual differences and how important it is to respect those differences. the insights from this study may assist parents and teachers in the vital task of passing the faith baton to the next generation by reinforcing what we know while recommending ways to improve. “Remember Jesus played nicely!” Telling the biblical story on the child’s level and providing ways for children to repeat the account is important. But when Josiah learned that Jesus invited Zacchaeus to come down from the tree so they could share lunch. It was so cute to watch the older brother lead the younger brother. but I will take what I can get!” ow do preschoolers ages. Repetition of the Bible account—teaching or reading the same short lesson every day at home and several Sundays in the Nursery or Preschool are ways that we help children experience God. even in the same family. and the lessons we teach are raw materials for God and the children to use as they actively construct their understanding of God and God’s ways. I noticed how Josiah (3 yrs old) helped Judah (1 yr old) get into his seat.” (p. then when they understand right and wrong and become aware that they have sinned. What Children Need to Know Teaching children that God loves them unconditionally is where faith development begins. Although the sample is too small to generalize to a larger population. She drew a picture of God and described him as “sad” and “disappointed” when people didn’t obey him.” (p. develop in their faith? What does it take to encourage the spiritual formation of children so that as they mature physically and emotionally. They also interviewed their parents and examined practices at home and at church that helped nurture faith in these children. they also grow spiritually? In their new book. 38). Children begin to learn about God very early in life through the guidance of their parents. researchers listened to 19 children talk about God. “If early in life children discover that God loves them. the stories we tell. “It’s time to pray. they have a loving God to go to for forgiveness. and how their interactions with adults helped or hindered. and watching them during times of worship. to love Him and to obey Him. In a 7-year study. Rather than motivating learning with exter- H 12 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . Children were considered to be a blessing. it was a reminder his mom was able to use often. As I washed dishes I watched them through the kitchen window. Then. Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey: Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture (Baker). 36).6) The Old and New Testaments provide a backdrop for a theological perspective on children. and a process called Reflective Engagement—creating a quiet. Josiah. how they were at work putting together pieces of theological understandings. most two and three-year olds don’t like the idea of sharing their toys. 0-5. And then she adds this comical comment…“If one of them were saved it would have meant a lot more. This lets us know that children understand that how they behave matters to God. Parents focused on raising children to embrace and to continue their faith tradition. “…the children gave us a glimpse of their spiritual potential. Because they are so valued in scripture. some as young as 5 years-old. and the Holy Spirit. Ph. teaching. develop in the same ways or on a similar timetable.D. how we love and discipline children. La Nej. I witnessed this in my oldest grandson. listening to their answers. Erin said God is “happy”. sacred place in the home or classroom that allows children to think about God and talk to Him in prayer. how they experienced God. related this story about her sons: Josiah and Judah were outside on their little patio with their table having snacks. As children develop. Josiah said. they learn to talk to God. authors Catherine Stonehouse & Scottie May provide instructive guidelines for those who minister to children. “The lives we live.
May the Holy Spirit fill you. bump a head. Praying together at meals and when children are being tucked in are routines that communicate God’s provision and care.teachinglikejesus. Also. Her husband. An eight-year-old boy says God told him to be a preacher. 138) Isn’t it good to know that in your home and church. As grandmother. Being quiet helps.” (p.” (p. One mother. and other resources—even developing a blog. Matt. but because we allow them time to commune with God by designating a place in the home or classroom for reflection and prayer. —EIF Children love to pray! Children talk to God and God talks to them. Helping parents explain salvation and baptism. allow children time to talk about God and a space to reflect on what they have learned. One parent wanted her children to move beyond “give me” prayers to focus on who God is and how God is working in the world. Spending time meeting with others in a relaxed environment where there is mutual support and sharing offers encouragement. you’re doing what’s right? Perhaps to our practices we might add time for children to be with God quietly—not as a punishment or because we insist that they be quiet. Neither will be as successful alone. thank you for healing Judah’s oweee. May you sleep in peace. “(p. At night when parents are exhausted. Ask questions…and listen to their answers. they have a nightly ritual that is precious. isn’t it? Sitting in a tree. How do we know? In this study. But the authors admit. Parents may realize the importance of reading the Bible accounts to children as early as possible. nor are they today. and talking to God! While they are older and can articulate when and where they talk to God. admits that she finds it difficult to pray at designated times but always stops before heading out the door to hold hands with Parents who struggle with praying aloud may find it difficult to pray in front of their children. –Scottie May (p. “Faithfully praying together as a family is not easy. May the light of God shine over you. Two other children say they are going to be missionaries. But when I’m inside I know about him. says he doesn’t talk to God while he’s playing. So she modeled this whenever she prayed. Then.” (p. Helpful Churches Parenting parents by offering workshops or classes is a vital way that churches help families. her children and ask a blessing on the day. or get an “oweee”. May the blood of Jesus cover you. videos. children say they hear God speak to them in their hearts and in their mind. the practice of praying and listening began years earlier in the home. 49). eating a mango. the child prayed for the storm to stop. the church can fill an important role by providing books. A partnership between the Dr. “No because I forget about God. To order. reads an account from a children’s Bible after dinner. Brushing away the tears I lay hands and pray. Amen!” And then I seal the prayer with lots of hugs and special grandma kisses. but it bears repeating: “the church and the family must partner together for the effective nurture and Christian formation of their children.parenting matters nal rewards. We’ve said it before. 48). Then they pray. children report that nighttime is when they like to talk to God the most! They especially cherish hearing their parents pray for them and bless them before leaving the room because they especially sense God’s presence. all within a few short minutes. “Dear Jesus. 48). 124) Since many parents may not have grown up in a home where their faith was nurtured through modeling.” said one grandfather while driving. for example. are vital in helping young children grow in their faith. This partnership is biblical. 52) Modeling Faith Faith that is modeled leaves big impressions on little hearts and minds. And perhaps we’ll be more intentional about equipping parents to nurture their children in the faith. or animals (the donkey) with big hand movements that fascinate her boys. Tolbert is Director of the Society for Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives.org or call 626. in Jesus name. “As social beings we need a network of persons to support and nurture us. and so does having a special place in which to talk to God… One nine year old who lived in Africa said she’d go to her backyard.” (p. Parents alone were not adequate for the task in biblical times.childspirituality. EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 13 .net. Expecting the nuclear family to do the work of faith formation on its own is foreign to the principles of Scripture. “We need to pray for the storm to stop. The boys sit and listen and point to the pictures to help Dad tell the account. although one five year old. Some children talk to God while they are playing. But in this study. and teaching them how to answer questions their children may ask about God demonstrates real partnership. “climb up one of the mango trees. The solution? Keep it simple and conversational. visit www. say the researchers. when I was done talking to Jesus…sometimes I’d pick a mango…and eat it while I was talking to him. Where do they pray? A favorite time to talk to God is at night before going to sleep. She has written curriculum for Preschool. Family practices are the most important ways to nurture faith in children. A few days later caught in another storm while driving with his parents. Grandparents. the tendency is to just put the children to bed as quickly as possible. and teenagers. I use teachable moments to encourage the boys that God is a healer whenever they fall. And may you always know just how much the Lord Jesus loves you. and I’d just sit on a branch. Children’s Church. 398-2465. It doesn’t have to be boring! La Nej acts out every part of the story and makes the sound of rain (the flood). Churches may facilitate this by structuring groups for mothers of preschoolers. home and the church is necessary for the effective nurture and formation of the people for God—children and parents alike. for example. a triennial gathering of scholars and practitioners that encourages scholarly research in the faith development in children www. Parents need to know that others struggle also. Sam. It’s a beautiful picture. This affirms that it’s okay to be creative.
I am talking to you and if you would go to the TV set and lay your hands on it. I took a break to watch television. Letters chosen for publication may be edited for length and clarity. Therefore. —Calvin E. God had healed me just as Apostle Price had prayed and I have not suffered with those problems ever again.org Blessed Through the Message Back in the 1970s.O.’ Then I heard him say: “yes.” My first thought was.” By faith. but I was so impressed to see a black preacher on TV that he immediately caught my attention. One day while cleaning my home. I suffered serious female issues in my body. 14 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . I noticed the female problems were gone. Price had a series of tapes called High Finance: God’s Financial Plan: Tithes & Offerings. Several months during that year. feedback or testimonies to eifmagazine@faithdome. P. I had a broom in my hand while turning the channel on my TV set. these tapes were stolen from my brother’s house. When I taught these lessons. As I listened.POWEROF FAITH A few days later. To my surprise. Magazine. ‘he couldn’t be talking to me. FL) We Want To Hear From You! Write to us at: Ever Increasing Faith Total Healing In 1985. I give God the glory and I thank Apostle Price for allowing himself to be used by God to help me receive my miracle. WI) Include your name. I was not familiar with Apostle Price at the time. I touched the TV while he prayed. All submissions become the property of Ever Increasing Faith Magazine. I did not have medical insurance to seek professional medical treatment. people were blessed. Box 44185. I would play these tapes over and over again. I saw a black preacher teaching about healing and saying that God wants me well. It all started through your ministry. Dr. —Terry Britton (Sanford. In the 90s. address and phone number. God has healed you. I received a supernatural healing while listening to Apostle Frederick Price’s television ministry. Thomas (Milwaukee. Los Angeles. At that time. Miracles started happening. CA 9000 9-4871 or e-mail your letters. I began treating myself with home remedies which progressively worsened my health. I heard him say: “There is a lady watching this program right now who has been dealing with female problems and she has a broom in her hand.
You have been a great blessing to me and my family over the years that I have watched your ministry. Apostle Price. Your ministry is helping us in a time of losing our son and four months of unemployment. I raised my children on your TV ministry and they. he was able to grow in the way God wanted him to be before God called him home on February 21. I love you and your family dearly. I just ordered one of your programs on faith. MN) Putting Faith Into Practice Over the years. are better for it. 1994. it is a privilege and honor to say thank you for all the years of service you have given.TESTIM ONIES Thankful Dr. We watch the television broadcast every Sunday and are disappointed when you or Fred Jr aren’t teaching. I have read many of Apostle Price’s books and have worked at putting the things he taught into practice— though I was not always successful. I am now applying it to myself. With my spiritual help. God has used you mightily. it is suddenly clear to me what faith is when you used the example of a paycheck and our senses. This letter cannot truly tell or express how I have been touched. Price in 1993 not knowing that God was preparing me for my big storm. I received the Spring 2010 issue of Ever Increasing Faith magazine and the first article I read "The Prayer of Faith: Believing Without Seeing. TN) God has used Ever Increasing Faith Ministries to bless my life through Apostle Price’s teaching. my son was hit with a deadly virus. Therefore. observe His commandments and walk in His ways. —Linda Madison Taylor (Cordova. God bless you —Elizabeth Clemens Walking In God’s Healing Blessing In The Broadcast I started watching Dr. as well as I. You have been faithful and steadfast all these years and your family sets a fine example. On July 10. —Mrs. 2006. I became more aware of what faith is. —Peter Joshua Blackmon EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 15 ." Evidently not grasping all the principles years before. You make God's heart happy and I’m sure He is constantly smiling because of you. My heart is filled with joy as I write this to you. My daily prayer is that His will be done in my life through constant meditation of His living Word. I have surrendered total control of my life to God to hear His voice. Price. Hayes Comforted In Hard Times My wife and I are truly blessed by your ministry. —Joseph & Mary McCarty (Anoka. God bless you and your family. Through my struggles with ongoing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the effects of Agent Orange chemicals which I enduring during military combat while in the Vietnam War. your ministry has given me renewed strength in my faith for God to heal me and take away my suffering.
(These are called family cancer syndromes. Lung cancer.. Untreated cancers can cause serious illness and even death. The body is made up of hundreds of million of living cells. but the cell doesn’t die like it should.000 16 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . divide. The risk of developing most types of cancer can be reduced by changes in a person’s lifestyle and diet. skin cancer. it is most often due to chance or because family members have been exposed to a common toxin. DNA is in every cell and directs all its actions. cancer cells continue to grow and form new.) Today. Instead. The leading causes were: Lung cancer Stomach cancer Colorectal cancer Liver cancer Breast cancer (Deaths per year) 1. abnormal cells. Sometimes. this cell goes on making new cells that the body does not need. like cigarette smoke. family members have certain risk factors in common. these cancers may be caused by an inherited gene mutation. These new cells will have the same damaged DNA as the first cell does. and air pollution. If the cancer is confined to one location and has not spread. Normal body cells grow. During the early years of a person’s life. Growing out of control and invading other tissue are what makes a cell a cancer cell. overweight or obesity.3million 803.000 610. This can be caused by a number of factors. the damaged DNA is not repaired. normal cells divide faster to allow the person to grow. This is often the case with skin cancers. rarely form tumors. Cancer cells can also invade (grow into) other tissue. The three most common cancers in men in the US are: Prostate cancer. In women in the U. Instead of dying. including breast cancer. But in some cases the cancer is caused by an abnormal gene that is being passed along from generation to generation. In cancer cells. Although this is often referred to as inherited cancer. alcohol. including: • Benzene and other chemicals • Certain poisonous mushrooms and a type of poison that can grow on peanut plants (aflatoxins) • Certain viruses • Radiation • Sunlight • Tobacco However. Often. as well as C ancer (medical term: malignant neoplasm) is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth. In a normal cell. colon cancer.4million). Cancer is such a common disease that it is no surprise that many families have at least a few members who have had cancer. low fruit and vegetable intake. Instead. Bolden Bow To the Name of Jesus Too Greater than 30% of cancer is preventable via avoiding risk factors including: tobacco. millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer. Some cancers. Cells become cancer cells because of damage to DNA. Although there are many kinds of cancer. In most cases the cancer cells form a tumor. There are more than 100 types of cancer. & Lung cancer Treatment Treatment also varies based on the type of cancer and its stage.000 519. Half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during (however I personally don’t receive this. they start because abnormal cells grow out of control. sexual transmitted infections. like leukemia. the most common goals for treatment are surgery and cure. these cancer cells involved the blood and blood–forming organs and circulate through other tissues where they grow. Colon cancer. most cells divide only to replace worn-out or dying cells or to repair injuries. worldwide cancer caused 13% of all deaths (7. prostate cancer. certain types of cancer seem to run in some families.) Certain things make it more likely that an abnormal gene is causing cancers in a family. something that normal cells cannot do. and die in an orderly fashion. physical inactivity. what is inherited is the abnormal gene that can lead to cancer. lung cancer. which can cause many types of cancer. The most common cause of cancer-related death is lung cancer. the three most common cancers are: Breast cancer. not the cancer itself. when DNA gets damaged the cell either repairs the damage or the cell dies. Cancer growth is different from normal cell growth. People can inherit damaged DNA. As of 2004. When many cases of cancer occur in a family. Only about 5% to 10% of all cancers are inherited. the cause of many cancers remains unknown. such as smoking. The stage of a cancer refers to how much it has grown and whether the tumor has spread from its original location. and lymphoma. & Colon cancer.health & healing Cancer Must By Pastor Robert E.S. but most DNA damage is caused by mistakes that happen while the normal cell is reproducing or by something obvious.000 639. Causes The medical field indicates that there are many causes of cancers. After the person becomes an adult. such as cigarette smoking. Less often.
or both. The consensus on diet and cancer is that obesity increases the risk of developing cancer. chemotherapy. Cancer cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. and chemotherapy. Cancer facts and Figures 2010. Our Pastor Fredrick Price Jr. in fact in our Wednesday night prayer meetings we have joined with him in standing against cancer. such as mammography and breast examination for breast cancer and colonoscopy for colon cancer. a better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses. Cancer screenings. Chromosome Abnormalities. Pastor Price Jr. radiation.org EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 17 . From a natural standpoint we can do certain things to help prevent our bodies from being taking over by cancer. and colon. sickness and disease. One of the best ways to prevent cancer is to not smoke or chew tobacco. We see that cancer is not above the name of Jesus. has a special anointing for praying against cancer.faithdome. We know from God’s Word and the teachings we have received that we have authority and power over sickness and disease and we use this authority and power in the name of Jesus!—EIF References: American Cancer Society. (Luke 10:19) The word of God says in Phil 2:9. breast. may help catch these cancers at their “The Word of God is clear concerning the authority we have over the powers of darkness. sickness and disease. If surgery cannot remove all of the cancer. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. Studies have linked consumption of grilled meat to increased risk of stomach cancer. Sugar substitutes made with Aspartame and other harmful additives should be avoided. If the tumor has spread to local lymph nodes only. Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Health. I believe we are in a time where the people of God have come to a place of being focused on stopping this cancer in the Name of Jesus. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply. but only in very small amounts. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup. Exercising daily and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. says that cancer must stop at the door and cannot stay in the midst of God’s power. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells The Word of God is clear concerning the authority we have over the powers of darkness. Some cancers require a combination of surgery. the options for treatment include radiation.health & healing cancers of the lung. sometimes these can also be removed.”—Luke 10:19 early stages when they are most treatable. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name. National Cancer Institute (800) 391-6145 www. Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding risk factors such as excessive exposure to sunlight and heavy drinking.
.C. Psalm 24:3-10 gives us a clear picture of God’s preferred sequence of events as we approach His throne. so the curse causeless shall not come. integrity. if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Hindrance #3 . we stand the risk of not being forgiven. please.” The value of “saying” in worship is vital in the life of the born-again believer Coming to God in worship without speaking and declaring who He is and audibly blessing His name is the same as going to an expensive “all you can eat” buffet and saying “I’ll just have a glass of ice water with a wedge of lemon. Dr. don’t push the “mute” button. we feel that the presence of God’s power and “In worship. the place where we corporately meet God and He meets us. the principle of confession and the power of the tongue also applies to the area of our worship. healings and God-encounters that I have witnessed over the years. forgive. So. As a worshipper and psalmist. He DESIRES to manifest His glory as we worship Him. and thou comfortedst me. if there glory within our services is based on is no expectation of some type of “chance system. You are my God. And all I can say is “Aaaah…yes!” Psalm 63:1-2 reflects so accurately how I feel: “O God. former Tennessee Titans football Coach Herman Boone (portrayed by Denzel Washington) steps onto a partially lit. First comes the “Gifting” (Giving the gift of forgiveness). as the swallow by flying. I am willing to sacrifice it because he has my heart. that he didn’t have hands free to ring the door bell or open the door. “Aaaah…yes! This is my sanctuary!” The determined look in his eyes reflected his eagerness to get to work doing what he was called to do.” We mistakenly think that God has a lottery sys. Frederick K. It's never about what we feel like—hence the word sacrifice. demonstrative and involved time for the believer. Whether it is not forgiving someone who has wronged us ne of my all time favorite movies is “Remember The Titans. I believe few things grieve the Spirit of God than the believer entering the gates with no thanksgiving and entering the courts with no praise. It is a powerful reminder to us that we are committed to what we confess. Well. continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise. saying “I’m going to throw these Skittles and what– Mark Peay ever church they land in is where My anointing will fall this Sunday morning. fear and a feeling of unworthiness to approach the Throne can quickly set in. Price because somehow the subject of faith and our mouth's connection to it. then tem in Heaven that determines where our supplication His anointing will fall upon our worbecomes a religious ship services. what are some of the things that can grieve the Holy Spirit of God during our times in His presence? O or not forgiving our own selves (According to 1 John 1:9). empty football field at night and with a look of anticipation and expectation he sighs.exploring worship Identifying Worship Hindrances That When Doves Cry: By Minister Mark A Peay Grieve The Holy Spirit Hindrance #1 –Forgetting to Forgive Most of the time when we are worshiping the Father in our corporate services. “As the bird by wandering.” It would seem that the purpose of going to the buffet is to enjoy the smorgasbord of dishes and desserts that are at your disposal. The key is to find out what causes the blessing to come. And wouldn’t we consider God’s presence.. we are giving God praise and worship. Guilt. I don’t necessarily feel like giving it to him but I willingly give it to him because I love him. Early will I seek You. This is the place where I offer Him corporate worship and He speaks to me through his Word!” I then begin to reflect on wonderful and awesome times of anointed worship. My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. we are “standing”. O LORD." and Psalm 70:4 reads “Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually. Then comes the “Lifting” (Lifting our heads). Don’t make the mistake of presenting an “alabaster-less” worship offering.” a handful of Skittles candies. As we stand. The best way to determine this is to consider the things that hinder the worship flow in our services. unity and courage depicted in it really stirs me up and reminds me that faith is indeed the substance of things hoped for.His habitation. thine anger is turned away.) Hindrance #2 – "Arriving Empty-handed" (No Sacrifice of Praise) Hebrews 13:15 tells us that we should ". So as you settle in for a time of loving on God in His presence. "And in that day thou shalt say. To see Your power and Your glory. will be covered in the message. miracles. I often find myself sacrificing that last and best bite to my son. I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me. Then comes the “Shifting” (The King of Glory comes in and when He comes. we should look like the old sitcom character whose hands were so full with gifts when he got to the front door.” It appears that there is a prerequisite to our standing prayer or worship: Forgiveness. My soul thirsts for You. Isaiah 12:1 says. one that costs us nothing and does not reflect a broken and contrite heart.. In my mind I am thinking “THIS is my place of refuge and strength.” That premise is just as silly as it sounds. It’s a very vocal. My 4 yearold-son thinks that the food on my plate tastes better than his food. as well as having our worship to the Father hindered. Worship and praise is not a spectator sport.” The principles of honor..” The good news is if the curse doesn’t come without a reason or cause. let's present a worship offering as we approach His throne. I often have the same experience when I walk into an empty church. then neither does the blessing. God WANTS to move among us. How much more should we be willing to offer up a sacrifice of praise to our Redeemer and Lord? Let's not just arrive with a financial offering when we come before our King. The Word of God says in Proverbs 26:2. healing and power within our worship services a blessing? Absolutely.” Fact: God WANTS to show up! Too often as believers. worship can also be defined as a type of prayer Now when we add these two words together we get: “standing prayer."Pressing the Mute Button" I absolutely love sitting under the teaching of my Apostle. As such. Let God be magnified. When we enter His gates. anointing.” So let’s take a quick look at Mark 11:25: “And when ye stand praying. Our arms should be so full of "the sacrifice of praise" that someone has to open the door/gate for us. 18 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . It’s as if God Himself is standing over the portal of Heaven with demonstration. things happen. In one of the scenes. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary.".
We create the proper climate in the “rooms” of our hearts by removing the issues. Unforgiveness.". clutter and litter of life.exploring worship Hindrance # 4 – “Worshiping Our Worship” In this age of the gospel music reality show. And remember. “Bring” and “Worship”. And when we do that. we have become very good at what we do where gospel and Christian music is concerned. We have become so good at it. but to move in and take up residence! Let’s place a demand on the Spirit of God for his precious anointing to fill and inhabit our house. Hindrance #5 –Proverbs 24:14 reads "So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it.—EIF NFD25 (800) 391-6145 www. condemnation. 1st Samuel 16:18 shows us the value that God assigns to excellence in ministry.org EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 19 . All this is wonderful! In fact. (John 4:24) As we stand in the house of the Lord. lets not forget the other verbs. For when we do.We have to give God something worthwhile to inhabit. But many times. (Psalms 22:3) In other words. God takes up residence when His people praise Him. So as we “enter” His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. This begs us to ask the question: “What do we expect when we engage in worship to our God?” The Bible also says that God “inhabits the praises of His people”. that our skill supersedes God’s will. we worship our ability to worship. both corporately and individually. “Give”. our motive and intent should be aimed at Him and our affections set toward Him. we will be able to truly approach His throne unhindered. strife. The rooms or chambers of our hearts should be prepared for Him. Not at our attempt to try to manufacture a move of God so that we can brag in the buffet line after service about how "high a time we had!" at church. doubt and unbelief are just a few of the hindrances that can “clutter” our rooms and make for a very brief visit when He does show. we show Him that we are not only EXPECTING Him to show. we don’t just want him to visit…we want him to dwell (take up residence) there. and thy expectation shall not be cut off. then there shall be a reward. guilt. We have produced the hottest tracks with the most up-to-date software.faithdome. rather than worship. And His will is to be worshiped in spirit and in truth.
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But that is only the beginning of living a lifestyle of faith. In the natural. as well as patience. and that is where they miss out on the blessings of God. but they live any kind of way they want. What we have to do now is act on that love all the time. Paul writes that the just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4. envy. brethren. and prejudice out of their hearts. For example. and even now you are still not able. The more you confess it. The way we lay aside all these evil things is by receiving the Word with gladness and allowing the love of God to shine through our hearts by our believing. that you may grow thereby. all deceit. as it should. and applying the faith formula of Romans 10:10 in everything we do. not just in our heads. it is he who loves Me. you can test yourself by asking. For where there are envy. That love was poured into our hearts when we were born again. Many Christians fail in their walk because they have not actually been taught how to apply the Word to their lives. either. God does not have any of that junk in Him. 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. The way we do so is by faith. Faith works the same way. many Christians say they believe God for W A Lifestyle of Faith their finances. These people basically do not allow their faith to grow. prejudice. This is how we receive anything we need from God. Sometimes we walk in these challenges for so long that we forget they are even there.—EIF EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 23 . They hear words quoted from the Scriptures. strife. but they are not consistent in their confessions. for until now you were not able to receive it. If God blessed people when they weren’t living right. because there are many people who are hard to love in the natural. but also one that shows Him at His best in our lives for others to see. 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge. In all the fullness of God. Paul writes in Ephesians 3:17-19: 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Part of that lifestyle is that God wants His children to prosper. and all evil speaking. with the heart one believes for his financial needs to be met. But when we do what God says in this regard and remain consistent. what you planted will never grow. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father. Betty R. as to babes in Christ. By doing all these negative things.” If you want to know if you love Jesus or not. but they don’t truly understand the Word of Faith. They talk about those problems far more often than they talk about the solution—the Word. They do not water or feed it. They give up. The more your faith grows. and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. but they do not think about believing God to get jealousy. It is sin. jealousy or strife. say and think. They don’t realize that the Word has to take root in their hearts and grow there before it will have an impact on their lives. it becomes easier over time and we are blessed for our obedience. being rooted and grounded in love. desire the pure milk of the word. Those things grieve the Father. Living by faith means having faith in our hearts. Jesus says in John 14:21: “He who has My commandments and keeps them. and with the mouth confession is made for them to manifest. and divisions among you. there is no hate. You have to give it consistent time and attention. they choke out the Word. That is a commandment from Him. Since He doesn’t have it in Him. could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal. He even calls them carnal. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food. the more you will confess it. childish – babes in Christ. Faith is a matter of the heart. After a while. you have to water it regularly. But the mind is not where faith takes root or operates. They think in their minds that they believe the Word. are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? God wants us to grow past the carnal things into spiritual maturity. the more your faith will grow. envy. Why should He confirm something He hates so much? He would much rather help us overcome the challenges we have in our heart so we can live free and overcoming lives. laying aside all malice. It has to get down into a person’s spirit and grow from there into their thoughts and actions for it to do any good.the word of faith By Dr. I think the major problem is that most Christians do not understand how faith works. envy. Belief and confession work hand in hand. There should be more Christians prospering than there are. that you. effort and much practice. that is rebellion against God. healing. confessing and acting on the Word. You have to weed that garden. They do not weed out the concerns of life that enter into their minds. Paul writes in Romans 10:17: So then faith comes by hearing. God will never honor this. Romans 1:17). This lifestyle means living every day in a way that is pleasing to the Father—one that not only guarantees that the blessings of God are ours. and hearing by the word of God. hypocrisy. and the other things that would enhance their lives. For instance. these people become discouraged. when you plant seeds in a garden. 2 as newborn babes. God hates sin. If you don’t do this. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:1-3: 1 And I. He would be confirming the sin in their life. strife. then we shouldn’t have it in us. saying. For us to be filled with all the fullness of God—and “all” includes having our needs met—we have to let all the goodness and righteousness of God be a part of our lives. Many people do not realize this fact. It takes time. that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. This is why we read in 1 Peter 2:1-3: 1 Therefore. They try to confess and believe what little they hear taught. That verse reads: For with the heart one believes unto righteousness. then bless us to confirm us in our freedom in Him. When you live in a way that is not consistent with the Word. Another problem is that some Christians confess the Word and say they believe it. the more blessed you will become and the more God can use you as an example to bring others into the Kingdom. It offends Him and grieves Him deeply. and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. 3 for you are still carnal. “That faith stuff doesn’t work!” They never realize that they basically starved their faith to death by their own actions. “Do I have Jesus’ Word in my heart and do I keep it?” The more you study the Word. or that faith without works is dead faith. Price e need to walk in faith every day if we want God to touch our lives.
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stay at home administrators have. Over 350 ladies attended this destiny weekend where they were ministered to by God’s finest. Frederick Price. not even a Christmas tree. Betty Price. I have my own private jet. so plenty of rest. Box 44185. 26 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . Minister Donna’s heartfelt message to the ladies.org. Minister Donna’s bold approach to deliver the word of God was life changing to many. The ladies were energized and charged spiritually by the opening night message which paved the way for a ready heart for the rest of the week. Psalm 112:1-3: “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord. Since the theme was Fashion Week. especially to the young women were received with the eagerness to want to change. was about seven years of age that he and I discovered a most powerful scripture to claim and confess for prosperity. Apostle Beverly “BAM” Crawford ministered with power and operated in the gifts of the spirit as she declared with boldness the design God has for their lives. massages and more were made available so their soul and body could be renewed and refreshed. The generation of the upright will be blessed. Free time was also a great highlight since this getaway time may be the only vacation these working mothers. Apostle Beverly Crawford and Minister Donna Pickens. Betty has invited both BAM and Donna back next year to take us on a new design plan for our lives. and I have my own helicopter. news & notes Apostle Price Free To Clear His Name 2 3 4 Betty charged the ladies to take hold of their destiny and provided key godly advice that would propel them to live a lifestyle of faith pleasing to God. early in our marriage there was no way we could give ten percent of our income. Fashion Week. live and do right by God. Cheryl Price & Angela Evans sport Fashion week tees. a federal appeals court reinstated a televangelist's defamation lawsuit claiming ABC's "20/20" news program used a fictionalized sermon portraying himself as a wealthy braggart out of context. a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U. exciting runway fun and games were interspersed throughout the retreat that allowed the ladies to strut their fashion stuff and have a great time of fun and laughter as they voted for their favorites. We knew that it was very hard on the kids.I want to tithe. But we were determined to get into a position to be able to tithe. Who delights greatly in His commandments. It was when our son. 1) Dr. Dr. "I have my own $6 million yacht. Wealth and riches will be in his house. going as far as calling himself a "prophet of prosperity. Save the date." Because none of that was true but was presented as fact. God began to bring us out of our poverty situation into a place where we had no need. We were barely able to make it on what was coming into the household as it was. Being the Designer of Your Destiny! Was the 2010 theme for this year’s Women’s Retreat hosted by Dr. “Sometimes we have to separate so we can grow” were astounding words from our Lady Elect as she opened her heart about her daughters in ministry. Dr. 4) Price sisters: Stephanie Buchanan. Frederick. we tithed that amount monthly. Once the bill was paid off. but this was what we had determined to do in order to be obedient to the Word. We did not want to be God robbers. 2) Nikki Crabbe. hearts were mended and hope and encouragement were key points in the design plan Apostle BAM shared with the ladies. Then little by little. and giving ten percent to the church was just impossible. Dr. Yolks were destroyed. ruling that the video apparently showing the founder of the Crenshaw Christian Center boast about his wealth didn't leave the audience with the wrong impression of the preacher: Price is wealthy and he does boast. CA 90009 or e-mail eifmagazine@faithdome. We decided that we would pay off one bill that would be equal to our tithe. Betty was ministered to and moved by the anointing on both ladies lives. August 11-14." But the problem for ABC is that the clip of Price it aired was actually a sermon on greed in which the preacher slips into the role of a fictional character who is wealthy but unhappy. relaxation by the pool.O. His descendants will be mighty on earth. Late this summer. Betty Price at the luxurious Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Palm Desert. What do I do? Q&A with Drs.S. As a result. Your Design Plan Rediscovered. P. "I live in a 25-room mansion. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the trial court to reconsider the lawsuit and determine whether Price suffered any harm to his reputation because of the clip. Fred and Betty Price Even though Fred and I understood the importance of tithing. Betty with worship leader Shelly Penir.. 3) A peek at the lovely fashion show. Do you have a question on your mind? Write to us at: Ever Increasing Faith Magazine. but barely have enough. and I have seven luxury automobiles. Cheryl Price & Angela Evans. business executives. Scripture quotations mentioned above are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible. Los Angeles. As any proud mother of her children. And his righteousness endures forever. For two Christmases in a row we didn’t buy anything. The opening night fellowship speaker. 1 Fashion Week Fashion Week." television viewers saw Price preach. Dr. A trial court judge had earlier tossed out the lawsuit filed by the Rev.” straight talk Unless otherwise indicated. Then we did not spend money on anything that was not absolutely necessary.
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