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you’ll wind up with nothing. All rights reserved. All gifts to this ministry are tax-deductible. Fred & Betty Price EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 3 . 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. 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. 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. Printed in the United States of America. VI. New Age is a belief system that incorporates many religious tenets. 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. Evans 10 12 FEATURE ARTICLE 20 Editorial Offices 7901 South Vermont Avenue Los Angeles. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is prohibited. Hip-hop does the same. Ever Increasing Faith Magazine has no subscription or newsstand price and is supported through contributions. CA 90044 (323) 758-3777 E-mail: eifmagazine@faithdome. 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. Inc. It’s acting on what you believe. 18 THE WORD OF FAITH The Word of Faith By Dr. in the United States and other countries where Ever Increasing Faith Magazine circulates. Believing is a starting point. faith is an action.C. 3 5 DEPARTMENTS A Message from Dr. No. 3 FALL 2010 Editor Antracia Moorings Columnist Dr. but if you stop there. Hip-hop is not of God. In fact. It's a way of life and we as Christians can't live hip-hop and live Christlike—it's one or the other.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. Betty R.org Website: www. Many people confuse belief or believing with faith. and applying the faith formula of Romans 10:10 in everything we do. 6 Faith 101 – One Step Beyond Belief By Apostle Frederick K. 2010 Crenshaw Christian Center. I equate it to the New Age movement but with an urban twist. We see that cancer is not above the name of Jesus. say and think. Price 10 FROM THE HEADLINES A New Perspective On Hip-Hop and the Church By Pastor Fred Jr. not just in our heads. a recognized nonprofit corporation.CONTENTS EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 Vol.faithdome.
I thank you for the gift of salvation and for accepting me now as Your child. Praise God. that is what you are going to have in your life. “Praise God. Praise God.Box 90000 Los Angeles. let me qualify the phrase every man. please let us know by writing to us at: Crenshaw Christian Center P.” but having that faith has nothing to do with your feelings.O. that I experienced the true power of the Holy Spirit in my life. Praise God. or tithing. you have mountainmoving faith residing in you. “So then faith comes by hearing. you have the measure of faith. “But I don’t feel like I have it. Amen. and hearing by the Word of God. Before I go any further. It is an unmerited gift. I will rule as a king in life. fasting. 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. If we do not preach the Word. beloved of God. faith cannot come. and I choose to turn away from the sins of my past to a renewed Life in Jesus. pray the following prayer: Dear GOD in Heaven. CA 90009 Attn: Administration Office 4 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . I am a conqueror. Praise God. 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. Paul declares. where he writes. men cannot believe. Personally. they cannot be saved. To all who are in Rome.” then that is what you will start having. I am healed. How does God hand this gift out to us? According to Paul. called to be saints. I believe JESUS died for my sins and that You raised Him from the dead for my benefit. Paul is not talking about every man in the world. If you are a born-again Believer. So then faith comes by hearing. If you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior and Lord. If you are born again. your faith will never register above the words of your lips. I have divine help. If they cannot believe. You may not be using it. Whatever you confess with your mouth is exactly where your faith is going to register and operate. my life was lacking serious power. You may say.a message from Apostle Price invitation to salvation The Importance of Faith Before I really grasped the concept of faith. my needs are met. … as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 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. If you have prayed this prayer. If it is true that not everyone in the world has faith. you already have all the faith you will ever need. Thank you for sending Your Son JESUS CHRIST to destroy the power of Satan over my life. If faith does not come. they will go to hell when their bodies physically die.” If you are not a Christian and would like to become one. This is why Jesus commanded us to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. In Romans 12:3. When we are born again. Remember. but it is there – a sleeping giant. HEAVENLY FATHER. mourning. we all receive the same measure or amount of faith. And if they are not saved. He also states in 2 Thessalonians 3:2 … that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men. Faith can only be received as a free handout from —Romans 10:17 God. If you confess negativism. doubt and unbelief. that I would be saved. I accept Jesus now as my personal SAVIOR and LORD. In JESUS’ name. The challenge is how to release that faith to have it work in your life. He makes this qualification in Romans 1:7. But when you start confessing. He is referring to every man in the Church of Jesus Christ. and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). You cannot get it by tarrying. for not all have faith. It wasn’t until I learned to walk in faith.
She is a Chaplain at Los Padrinos Juvenile Facility in Downey under the Los Angeles County Probation Department. Senior Pastor] Nov 27 @ 5:00 p.C. Bolden accepted the lordship of Jesus Christ in 1980. and Angelology. Price New York contributors Pastor Robert E. Price NOVEMBER 27 . Price NOVEMBER 18 CCC East Apostle Frederick K. Ministries and a board member of Destiny Channel Global Network a Christian based nonprofit organization. Betty R.C. Dr. Thomas Anderson. MX Apostle Frederick K. and Apostle Frederick K.O. GA. Price Meeting held at: The Columbus Convention & Trade Center 801 Front Avenue. Nov 28 @ 8 a.964.9969) “Columbus Faith Conference” P. 9:15 a. Apostle Frederick K. He received his Masters Degree from Suffield University while teaching at Abundant Harvest Christian School of Ministry. EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 5 . Price NOVEMBER 21 CCC East Apostle Frederick K.m. Box 5502 Columbus. Michigan where he received his Ministerial Degree in Leadership & five-fold ministry.m.4463) [Dr. Mark is also a sought-after teacher and music workshop clinician..C. Price DECEMBER 1 -2 The Bridge Church International 4311 2nd Avenue Columbus. Holmes] 7:00 p. an accredited School of Theology.14 International Covenant Christian Chamber of Commerce Majestic Ministries Int’l P.C.on the itinerary NOVEMBER 17 Full Gospel Word & Worship Center 6015 N. Mc Intosh is a member of the Fellowship of International Churches Word of Faith Mark A. Price DECEMBER 3 Faith Tabernacle Christian Center P. Dr. Brown Road Mesa.C.O. C. Betty R Price 2010 CALENDAR NOVEMBER 19 Living Word Christian Church 1236 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains. NY 10605 (914.28 Living Word Bible Church 3520 E. Pastor Bolden is currently an instructor at the Apostle Frederick Price Ministry Training Center where he teaches Balanced Prosperity. Founder] Meeting held at: 7-day cruise Carnival Cruise Lines Splendor Long Beach. AZ 85213 (480. 12/2 @ 11:00 a.O. CA 95759 (916. She is an ordained minister in the Ministerial Assistance Program at Crenshaw Christian Center. He currently serves as Music and Worship Arts Coordinator at Crenshaw Christian Center. He graduated from the Ministry Training Institute at Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) in 1997. Price DECEMBER 19 CCC East Apostle Frederick K.C. & Cabo San Lucas.8712) [Leticia Lewis. CA/Puerto Vallarta. Dr.m. Pneumatology.C. Columbus.m. Denise Goings] 7:30 p. Box 274 St. Main Street Columbia. Box 2734 Elk Grove.271. Michelle McIntosh is cofounder of Agape Christian Missions International Ministries located in Whittier.1400) [Pastor Raymond Hadjstylianos] 7:00 p.C. The classes he taught included the Principles of Faith.m. Price DECEMBER 16 CCC East Apostle Frederick K.565. Price & Dr. 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.m.686. Apostle Frederick K. North Carolina 28384 (910) 865-5252 [Pastor Earl & Mrs.m. Pauls. Price NOVEMBER 7 . 31901 12/1 @ 7:00 p.C. SC 29203 (803. GA 31906 Los Angeles DECEMBER 5 CCC East Apostle Frederick K.754. Betty R. GA 31904 (706. Peay is a graduate of Supernatural Ministries Training Institute in Midland. Sherry H. Dr. Mazatlan. California.0786) [Rev.m.. Dana & Mrs.
” 10 When Jesus heard it. not only by believing something. If the centurion had just believed that Jesus could do something and yet never came to Jesus and appealed to Him. you’ll wind up with nothing. Why? Because he never acted on what he believed. and said to those who followed. and to my servant. and to another. pleading with Him. action must be involved. Faith will change the circumstances. The centurion recognized that Jesus was a man of authority. dreadfully tormented. 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. Let’s look at Matthew 8:23-26: 23 Now when He got into a boat. 9 “For I also am a man under authority. What the man believed was true. I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. “Why are you fearful. Now let’s consider some people Jesus. But only speak a word. You have to actually do something. 6 saying. it would have kept him from starving.C. all Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version. saying. actually encountered. Believing is right. That is action.” 8 The centurion answered and said. his servant would not have been healed. but speak a word and that will be the same as you coming. save us! We are perishing!” 26 But He said to them. ‘Come. But He was asleep. If he had eaten. my servant is lying at home paralyzed. say something.” 7 And Jesus said to him. 25 Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him. Jesus said. I have not found such great faith. He marveled. Jesus said. “I will come and heal him. “Lord. E verywhere you see faith expressed in the Bible you see action. not even in Israel!” Notice how faith was activated – by doing something. or send something before any orders will be followed. His disciples followed Him. but if you stop there. so that the boat was covered with the waves.feature article Unless otherwise indicated. “I will come and heal him. “I have not found such great faith. O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea. ‘Go. a centurion came to Him. 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. In fact. It’s acting on what you believe. You cannot sit in an office with authority and just think. and my servant will be healed. and By Apostle Frederick K. write something. having soldiers under me. Believing is a starting point. “Lord. “Lord. but it will never change the circumstances. faith is an action. “Assuredly. 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.” In faith. ‘Do this. “Lord. And I say to this one. Matthew 8:5-10: 5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum. 24 And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea. If you have authority you have to exercise it. But he died from starvation. I say to you. the author and finisher of our faith.’ and he goes. Price 6 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 .” The centurion said in essence. I am not worthy that You should come under my roof.” But he never lifts a hand to eat and dies on the spot.’ and he does it.’ and he comes. Many people confuse belief or believing with faith.
and it was heard that He was in the house. And the woman was made whole from that hour. He arose and did something. Anything of value takes time. when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves. You have to be completely sold out. to say to the paralytic. 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. Look at Verse 21: For she said within herself. “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? 9 “Which is easier. 2 Immediately many gathered together. bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. Suppose they had never acted in faith. Faith is acting on what you believe. Right there is doubt. and so it is with the principles of faith. and touched the hem of his garment: Notice. your sins are forgiven you. I shall be whole. if I may but touch his garment. which was an action. they uncovered the roof where He was. and what is so tragic is that some people act as if they know and won’t receive any instruction. be of good comfort. “We never saw anything like this!” There were five people who came to Jesus: the man and the four people carrying him. You have to be absolutely convinced that acting on the Word will produce results given time and commitment. Look at Verse 3 again: Then they came to Him. What was her faith? Her faith was to touch Him. The change did not come until she did what she believed.there was a great calm. and 2) do it. Suppose these men had never come. because if it had been God’s will He would have healed the man. not even near the door. Then the paralytic man would never have been delivered. Verse 22: But Jesus turned him about. ‘Arise.” 12 Immediately he arose. and went out in the presence of them all. I am demonstrating that faith is acting on what you believe. arise. It is not a ripcord that you pull to bail you out of a problem. he said. These four men must have believed something or they would not have wasted their time carrying the sick man to the roof. take up your bed. They want to see if it’s going to work. but it would not have affected her if she had not done something. Since they could not get into the house where Jesus was. 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. and go to your house. took up the bed.—EIF EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 7 . Then they lowered the paralytic man down through the roof into the midst where Jesus was. He said to them. He saw them wrap rope around the end of a bed or stretcher. saying. Jesus responded in faith. The word their is plural. and when he saw her. He said to the paralytic. they went on top of the house and began to lift the tiles from the roof. and the assumption would have been that it was not God’s will for him to be healed. which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years. “Genie. Let’s look to the King James Version of the Bible for our last example: Matthew 9:20: And. 3 Then they came to Him. But He did not just arise and look at the storm. 5 When Jesus saw their faith. I see it because they do not have the results in their lives. This is where people are missing it concerning faith. Faith will produce results over time. they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. The Bible says He arose. Notice that there was no calm until Jesus arose and did something. so that all were amazed and glorified God. thy faith hath made thee whole. “Son. bringing… Bringing implies action. 7 “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 But immediately. but His garment. so that there was no longer room to receive them. 4 And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd. and the Bible says Jesus called that action faith: When Jesus saw their faith…. She did not just sit on the side of the road and believe. He was talking about an action. I can see in their eyes that they don’t know. not just believing something. that would be all they had to do – just believe. Why would she do such a thing? She had to have a revelation. behold. He rebuked it. What she believed was true. Believing it did not change the situation.” You have to stay with faith. Mark 2:1-12: 1 And again He entered Capernaum after some days. These four men were not just believing. 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. a woman. He said to them. come out and give me a new yacht. She acted on what she believed. but acting. They reacted in fear. Now if faith was simply believing that the storm would stop and go away. because faith comes by hearing. It produces results over time. probably from something she heard. It is not an Aladdin’s lamp that you can stroke and say. it does not say she touched Him.” 6 And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts. He specifically rebuked the winds and the sea. daughter. They are trying faith. He saw the paralyzed man being lowered into the room where He was. What was their little faith? It was in doing nothing but reacting rather than responding to the circumstances. So when they had broken through. All these are actions. she had to 1) believe. and many people do not do that. So when He talked to them about their faith. which means the people who brought him and the sick man himself had to have faith. O you of little faith? He was referring to an action – not just believing something. Genie. Why are you fearful. All over the world they are missing it. And He preached the word to them.’ or to say. For her to touch His garment. came behind him. ‘Your sins are forgiven you. You have to make a commitment to the point that you burn all the bridges down behind you. It is not an instant panacea. 11 “I say to you. and it has already crippled them. She did something.
Ministry began on Sunday morning. who is called to the office of teacher. Her two workshops tailored for the youth only was titled. intercessory prayer. National Administrative Bishop R. McIntosh to come to teach at his three churches in Italy next year 2011. McIntosh at dr. On Monday. and Minister Henry to the office of evangelist shared with great boldness on the topics of faith. Minister Henry spent her Sunday in Newport. McIntosh that we were an answer to her prayers.” The Holy Spirit did His job as the anointing on the Word made everyone feel alive and joyous. McIntosh.FICWFM focus Denominational Lines Teaching the Across Word F By Michelle McIntosh or the first time ever. In fact. the Holy Spirit. September 10th with her teaching on “The Battle in Your Mind” which she completed on Sunday evening of that weekend. The people were excited to hear how simple God’s Word could be explained and applied to one’s life. Young and old professed that their spiritual needs were met. Dr. Dr.—EIF To obtain information and or financially support our next missions trip. McIntosh.com Dr. McIntosh ministered in Cardiff. as well as her workshop for parents titled. 8 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . speaking in tongues and the nine manifestations of the Holy Spirit.” As a result of these straightforward teachings several salvations. righteousness and staying sexually pure. Their objective was to share the uncompromising Word of God in a denominational church setting. This experience was a tremendous help in relaying this mature topic to the teens and young adults in Wales. Michelle McIntosh of Agape Christian Missions. Bishop Smith called the faith teaching. England. prayer. Intercessory prayer is a big part of Minister Henry’s ministry at Crenshaw Christian Center and personal life. McIntosh with Pastor Carl Thomas of the New Testament Church in South Wales. South Wales. Price and warmly welcomed both ministers to his churches. she took several opportunities to minister and lead various prayer meetings. At the end of Monday’s service. “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. McIntosh closed out the missions trip with her teaching on prosperity at the New Testament Church of God at Bristol. Dr. 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. 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. Her teaching in this area was a great benefit to the three churches we visited on this trip. prosperity. if we work God’s financial plan of tithes and offerings. 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. Hence. Minister Henry & Dr. 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. South Wales. pastored by Winston Taylor.net or Minister Henry at denlin@whoisjchrist. B. September 5th when Dr. Several individuals received the gift of the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. who is a Chaplain at Los Padrinos Juvenile Facility in Downey. They eagerly instituted the guidelines provided by Minister Henry while we were still in Wales. 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. It was Minister Henry’s observation that the churches we were ministering at needed instruction and understanding of the gift of the Holy Spirit. The entire congregation praised the Lord on hearing that this dying world’s system has no claim on God’s people. Although. Sept 11th with her teaching on hell and the need for salvation. Minister Henry captivated the church people on Saturday. The prayer warriors of South Wales were instructed and edified accordingly. September 6th with a great round of applauds. please contact Dr. Ward said this about the faith teaching.” Bishop Brown’s wife said. C. England.” While Dr. is very familiar with working with teens and problem solving teen issues. FICWFM members Dr. “The Word was so rich that I feel full. McIntosh was asked to present to the youth a biblical teaching on sexual immortality keying in on homosexuality during the convention workshops. We are looking forward to hearing the praise reports that will follow their subsequent intercessory sessions. Dr. California. Both young and old enjoyed and received the Word with great enthusiasm. “Keeping Sexually Pure. Brother Philip E. September 20th. Brown who pastors this church is a TV viewer of Apostle Frederick K. McIntosh opened the conference Friday evening. 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. Michelle McIntosh and Minister Denlin Henry with ladies from the New Testament Church in South Wales. 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. McIntosh shared on faith at New Testament Church of God in Cardiff. The faith message continued that Sunday evening and was completed on Monday evening. South Wales teaching on the Holy Spirit with similar results. Dr. International Ministries. “powerful.michellemcintosh@verizon.” The Bishop’s wife was so excited about the teachings that went forth throughout the convention that she told Dr. The Holy Spirit had impressed on her sometime ago to invite teachers to minister versus preachers.
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I cut it off and stuck with my unfair judgment. wonder why he didn't mention my father's or my name. "this dude is hatin'. I l can't believe I judged Elder Lewis the same way. My first thought was. we would text occasionally. there was only an exchange of the Love of God. He even went on to minister to me about the direction of the ministry God would have for me in the years to come. Frederick K. We had great fellowship. I did. but the words of Elder Lewis still rang in my mind. "this dude is a hater. Two days later he responded to my email most generously. a great meal.” (Mind you I hadn't heard him yet.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. He just doesn't get it. But first a little history: On August 31.” 10 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . people would listen to a portion of my father's messages and judge him the same way. I just knew we were doing the right thing. I had to voice my anger and stress how we needed to talk. Part II . and he was able to share with my personally his respect for my father. He was coming to LA the next month and we agreed to meet. I was not pastor so it had to be approved by my father.) Later. I felt he was judging me based on his opinion of hiphop—not concrete truth. After his departure. I knew I needed to invite him to minister. the current pastor at the time. I felt it necessary. 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. my sister Cheryl told me about a DVD a friend gave her featuring a guy speaking against hip-hop. but it would be another five years before we spoke again.” I watched the DVD and honestly had to agree with everything he was saying. since he mentioned everyone else. It has caused somewhat of a debate among laypeople. not just a leader in the body of Christ. including the worship. My purpose was to inform the congregation—especially parents—of the reasons why young people were so enthralled and engrossed with this movement. At the time. Jesus was exalted. to be vocal about where I believe the church should be standing regarding this subject. Of course when he got to the part about me I was pissed and livid. 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. He was speaking about the group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony but after 3 minutes. however on Sundays we averaged 4500-5000 people. but I let 101 excuses prevent me from doing so. The first Hip-Hop Sunday brought in 7. “I think he's talking about our hip-hop service although he doesn't say your name. but also as one who once had hip-hop infused in some of my sermons. 2003 our church had our very first hip-hop Sunday. Over the course of the five years. we no longer had hiphop Sunday. the attire and the Word. I eventually went his website to get contact information on him.200 people and every one after would go on to be the most attended Sundays in the span of two years. mainly because I hated the name. When we met. God was glorified. and The Holy Spirit was present. Based on those stats. Every aspect of the service was influenced by hiphop. Upon me telling him that information he gave me the green light. T here has been quite an uproar regarding ExMinistries founder G. however. The member said. so I renamed it the Blueprint but still continued to do most of the things we were previously doing. I was in her office and asked her to play the DVD.C. Dr.000 people. I felt I was qualified because I listened to the same music.Exodus into Egypt” on the subject of hip-hop. It would be another year before a member of our church told me about Elder Lewis' next teaching “The Truth Behind Hip-Hop. while the leadership for the most part has been silent on the subject. The FaithDome was built to hold 10. His only concern was the nature of what I wanted to do on that Sunday." For years. I left two voice messages and sent two emails before I watched the rest of the DVD. Craige Lewis and his opposing view of hip-hop in the church. I knew we still needed a youth Sunday. Price. The end result was a successful service in the natural based on attendance and parishioner response. After the second Hip-Hop Sunday.
but this man's ministry has been prophetic and on point. and I stand with him 100%. so while I wish I could go back and not do hip-hop in the church.” EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 11 . Sometimes silence speaks in a voice that overpowers yelling at its highest decibels. but also because I had remained silent on the subject. Craige Lewis as the catalyst to get that revelation to me. —EIF “Christian rappers need to be informed that what they do is not hip-hop. hip-hop is not of God. Most of my silence was due to wondering whether hip-hop being a religion was fact or opinion. slang. I didn't understand why I was included in the list when hip-hop was no longer a part of our ministry. It wasn't until Pastor Lewis taught the subject with power and authority and actual researched facts that those like myself began to listen. If I stand alone then I stand alone.” “Hip-hop is not of God. and faith in Christ. Let me say it again. our service got old to the youth. belief. I equate it to the New Age movement but with an urban twist. I'm not writing this to lose friends or gain them. In December of 2009 I got a hold of "The Gospel of Hip-hop" by rapper KRS-1 and that did it. my father announced I would be pastor in March 2009. 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. In November 2008. On top of that. they had no revelation from God about the subject. and clothing get old in hip-hop. I did the podcast with Pastor Lewis at the beginning of the year and I was humbled by the comments received. After I finally reached him it was concluded that my being included in that list was partially due to a misunderstanding. Why? Because in my heart and in our display of worship. We who hold leadership positions need to interrogate every inch of our ministries just to make sure everything about them is upright. not false pagan gods. I’d now like to share where I am now regarding hip-hop. New Age is a belief system that incorporates many religious tenets. The truth hurts and nothing that opposes God can be used to glorify God. "but pastor what about all you did regarding hip-hop in the past?" Well that's where it is—in the past. In no way am I saying I'm perfect. but Christ was preached.from the headlines ment about hip-hop being a religion was fact or opinion. I had nothing else to say about the subject. With the background information laid out. we were giving it all to the God of the Bible. but there was a five year lapse in contact between Pastor and I. 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. I can hear people who know me saying. It's hope music: Music that brings the message of hope. We don't need to get in league with the world to deliver the Word— that's an oxymoron and just plain stupid. I know that God used Pastor G. I'm not coming against any person. I'm writ- “I was tired of gimmicks. Also most people just didn't like the music young people were listening to. let's get behind him and encourage him in "his" assignment.” ing this because I feel I need to. dances. 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. Just like the songs. Pastor Lewis had long brought that up in his lessons previously. Hip-hop does the same. I don't wish to go back and not see lives changed because. At the beginning of 2009. The world does not need to be befriended. I needed to go apologize to my congregation for bringing hip-hop in our church. plus I hadn't been checking his website nor had I parts 4 and 5 of the teaching. I was tired of the gimmicks. Instead of bad mouthing this man of God. There was a comment I recall where the individual said. I may still be doing some things in ministry that could be categorized as carnal but in no way is that my intention. I ended the Blueprint. the One who sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins. they need to be ministered to. 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. Christian rappers need to be informed that what they do is not hip-hop. 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. I don't feel bad about the average of 30 people that responded to the invitation on those particular Sundays. or ministry. tired of not allowing the Word and the Spirit to draw the people. tired of not allowing the Word and the Spirit to draw the people and just tired of the fads that fill up hip-hop. If I knew what I know now I never would have started in the first place. group.
“Remember Jesus played nicely!” Telling the biblical story on the child’s level and providing ways for children to repeat the account is important. Parents focused on raising children to embrace and to continue their faith tradition. to love Him and to obey Him. Because they are so valued in scripture. Parents’ love and patient training coupled with biblical teaching and practices reinforce the truth that God lovingly expects obedience. When asked what God’s face is like when God looks at her. they have a loving God to go to for forgiveness. and the Holy Spirit. teaching.” (p. Then. Although the sample is too small to generalize to a larger population. how they experienced God. Ph.” (p. As parents quickly realize. Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey: Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture (Baker). not expecting children. But when Josiah learned that Jesus invited Zacchaeus to come down from the tree so they could share lunch. the stories we tell. but I will take what I can get!” ow do preschoolers ages. they also grow spiritually? In their new book. “It’s time to pray. and watching them during times of worship. They also interviewed their parents and examined practices at home and at church that helped nurture faith in these children. She drew a picture of God and described him as “sad” and “disappointed” when people didn’t obey him. The example is a six-year old named Erin.” (p. teachers. develop in their faith? What does it take to encourage the spiritual formation of children so that as they mature physically and emotionally. And then she adds this comical comment…“If one of them were saved it would have meant a lot more. they learn to talk to God.D. 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. As I washed dishes I watched them through the kitchen window. “If early in life children discover that God loves them. This lets us know that children understand that how they behave matters to God. As children develop. Josiah said. most two and three-year olds don’t like the idea of sharing their toys. Jesus welcomed children and incorporated them in his teachings. Josiah. Rather than motivating learning with exter- H 12 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 .” They clasped their hands together and Josiah led them in prayer. how they were at work putting together pieces of theological understandings. then when they understand right and wrong and become aware that they have sinned. related this story about her sons: Josiah and Judah were outside on their little patio with their table having snacks. It was so cute to watch the older brother lead the younger brother. authors Catherine Stonehouse & Scottie May provide instructive guidelines for those who minister to children.parenting matters Encouraging Faith in Preschoolers My daughter. 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. 0-5. I witnessed this in my oldest grandson. Children begin to learn about God very early in life through the guidance of their parents. and a process called Reflective Engagement—creating a quiet. What Children Need to Know Teaching children that God loves them unconditionally is where faith development begins. La Nej. the comments we make. listening to their answers. develop in the same ways or on a similar timetable. it was a reminder his mom was able to use often. “The lives we live. 36). Erin said God is “happy”.6) The Old and New Testaments provide a backdrop for a theological perspective on children. how we love and discipline children. even in the same family. “…the children gave us a glimpse of their spiritual potential. 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. some as young as 5 years-old. the authors sought to learn from children by asking questions. to respond or By La Verne Tolbert. Listening to the children also highlighted individual differences and how important it is to respect those differences. I noticed how Josiah (3 yrs old) helped Judah (1 yr old) get into his seat. Children were considered to be a blessing. 38). In a 7-year study. researchers listened to 19 children talk about God. sacred place in the home or classroom that allows children to think about God and talk to Him in prayer. and how their interactions with adults helped or hindered.
bump a head. and I’d just sit on a branch. And perhaps we’ll be more intentional about equipping parents to nurture their children in the faith. and teenagers. “climb up one of the mango trees. when I was done talking to Jesus…sometimes I’d pick a mango…and eat it while I was talking to him. At night when parents are exhausted. Some children talk to God while they are playing. Her husband. are vital in helping young children grow in their faith.” (p. visit www. Matt. EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 13 . videos. although one five year old. May the light of God shine over you. for example. A few days later caught in another storm while driving with his parents. As grandmother. I use teachable moments to encourage the boys that God is a healer whenever they fall. the tendency is to just put the children to bed as quickly as possible. The boys sit and listen and point to the pictures to help Dad tell the account. a triennial gathering of scholars and practitioners that encourages scholarly research in the faith development in children www. nor are they today. 398-2465.” (p. and teaching them how to answer questions their children may ask about God demonstrates real partnership. 124) Since many parents may not have grown up in a home where their faith was nurtured through modeling. 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. the church can fill an important role by providing books. Amen!” And then I seal the prayer with lots of hugs and special grandma kisses. Churches may facilitate this by structuring groups for mothers of preschoolers. Also.” (p. 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. and other resources—even developing a blog. and talking to God! While they are older and can articulate when and where they talk to God. May the Holy Spirit fill you. 48). But in this study. says he doesn’t talk to God while he’s playing. But the authors admit. they have a nightly ritual that is precious. home and the church is necessary for the effective nurture and formation of the people for God—children and parents alike. 138) Isn’t it good to know that in your home and church. all within a few short minutes.org or call 626. or animals (the donkey) with big hand movements that fascinate her boys.net. Two other children say they are going to be missionaries.” said one grandfather while driving. We’ve said it before. Ask questions…and listen to their answers. And may you always know just how much the Lord Jesus loves you. It’s a beautiful picture. 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. her children and ask a blessing on the day. 49). allow children time to talk about God and a space to reflect on what they have learned. A partnership between the Dr. Sam. but it bears repeating: “the church and the family must partner together for the effective nurture and Christian formation of their children. Where do they pray? A favorite time to talk to God is at night before going to sleep. “(p. May the blood of Jesus cover you. 48). “Dear Jesus. Children’s Church. children say they hear God speak to them in their hearts and in their mind. Tolbert is Director of the Society for Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives. So she modeled this whenever she prayed. An eight-year-old boy says God told him to be a preacher. eating a mango.” (p.parenting matters nal rewards. 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. Grandparents. thank you for healing Judah’s oweee. for example. Parents may realize the importance of reading the Bible accounts to children as early as possible. Praying together at meals and when children are being tucked in are routines that communicate God’s provision and care. The solution? Keep it simple and conversational. One mother. the child prayed for the storm to stop. –Scottie May (p. Family practices are the most important ways to nurture faith in children. “As social beings we need a network of persons to support and nurture us. May you sleep in peace. Helping parents explain salvation and baptism. Being quiet helps. the practice of praying and listening began years earlier in the home. To order. Spending time meeting with others in a relaxed environment where there is mutual support and sharing offers encouragement. in Jesus name. Helpful Churches Parenting parents by offering workshops or classes is a vital way that churches help families. Then they pray. It doesn’t have to be boring! La Nej acts out every part of the story and makes the sound of rain (the flood).teachinglikejesus. Brushing away the tears I lay hands and pray.childspirituality. “Faithfully praying together as a family is not easy. Parents need to know that others struggle also. but because we allow them time to commune with God by designating a place in the home or classroom for reflection and prayer. “We need to pray for the storm to stop. or get an “oweee”. 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. say the researchers. This affirms that it’s okay to be creative. But when I’m inside I know about him. This partnership is biblical. —EIF Children love to pray! Children talk to God and God talks to them. Neither will be as successful alone. isn’t it? Sitting in a tree. She has written curriculum for Preschool. reads an account from a children’s Bible after dinner. “No because I forget about God. Expecting the nuclear family to do the work of faith formation on its own is foreign to the principles of Scripture. How do we know? In this study. Then. Parents alone were not adequate for the task in biblical times. 52) Modeling Faith Faith that is modeled leaves big impressions on little hearts and minds.
Box 44185. I am talking to you and if you would go to the TV set and lay your hands on it. I saw a black preacher teaching about healing and saying that God wants me well. feedback or testimonies to eifmagazine@faithdome. CA 9000 9-4871 or e-mail your letters. God had healed me just as Apostle Price had prayed and I have not suffered with those problems ever again. people were blessed.’ Then I heard him say: “yes. Letters chosen for publication may be edited for length and clarity. I had a broom in my hand while turning the channel on my TV set. Miracles started happening. In the 90s. I noticed the female problems were gone. As I listened. I began treating myself with home remedies which progressively worsened my health. God has healed you. All submissions become the property of Ever Increasing Faith Magazine. these tapes were stolen from my brother’s house. Thomas (Milwaukee.” My first thought was. One day while cleaning my home. FL) We Want To Hear From You! Write to us at: Ever Increasing Faith Total Healing In 1985. I did not have medical insurance to seek professional medical treatment.org Blessed Through the Message Back in the 1970s. Several months during that year. To my surprise. ‘he couldn’t be talking to me. When I taught these lessons. It all started through your ministry. WI) Include your name. —Terry Britton (Sanford. P. I suffered serious female issues in my body. —Calvin E. Dr.POWEROF FAITH A few days later.” By faith. Price had a series of tapes called High Finance: God’s Financial Plan: Tithes & Offerings. I give God the glory and I thank Apostle Price for allowing himself to be used by God to help me receive my miracle. I took a break to watch television. I received a supernatural healing while listening to Apostle Frederick Price’s television ministry. Magazine. Therefore. I would play these tapes over and over again. address and phone number. 14 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 .O. 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. I touched the TV while he prayed. I was not familiar with Apostle Price at the time. but I was so impressed to see a black preacher on TV that he immediately caught my attention. At that time. Los Angeles.
God has used you mightily. I raised my children on your TV ministry and they. as well as I. I just ordered one of your programs on faith. —Joseph & Mary McCarty (Anoka. my son was hit with a deadly virus. You have been a great blessing to me and my family over the years that I have watched your ministry. God bless you —Elizabeth Clemens Walking In God’s Healing Blessing In The Broadcast I started watching Dr. 1994. are better for it. You have been faithful and steadfast all these years and your family sets a fine example. Therefore. your ministry has given me renewed strength in my faith for God to heal me and take away my suffering. 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. 2006. observe His commandments and walk in His ways. I have surrendered total control of my life to God to hear His voice. it is suddenly clear to me what faith is when you used the example of a paycheck and our senses. it is a privilege and honor to say thank you for all the years of service you have given. This letter cannot truly tell or express how I have been touched. 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. —Linda Madison Taylor (Cordova. Hayes Comforted In Hard Times My wife and I are truly blessed by your ministry. —Peter Joshua Blackmon EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 15 . Price. My daily prayer is that His will be done in my life through constant meditation of His living Word. I love you and your family dearly. MN) Putting Faith Into Practice Over the years. Price in 1993 not knowing that God was preparing me for my big storm. On July 10. With my spiritual help. I am now applying it to myself.TESTIM ONIES Thankful Dr. Your ministry is helping us in a time of losing our son and four months of unemployment. Apostle Price. he was able to grow in the way God wanted him to be before God called him home on February 21. I received the Spring 2010 issue of Ever Increasing Faith magazine and the first article I read "The Prayer of Faith: Believing Without Seeing. 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. —Mrs. We watch the television broadcast every Sunday and are disappointed when you or Fred Jr aren’t teaching. God bless you and your family." Evidently not grasping all the principles years before. TN) God has used Ever Increasing Faith Ministries to bless my life through Apostle Price’s teaching. I became more aware of what faith is.
Often. alcohol.000 610. something that normal cells cannot do. overweight or obesity. The three most common cancers in men in the US are: Prostate cancer. which can cause many types of cancer.) Certain things make it more likely that an abnormal gene is causing cancers in a family. certain types of cancer seem to run in some families. & Lung cancer Treatment Treatment also varies based on the type of cancer and its stage. Growing out of control and invading other tissue are what makes a cell a cancer cell. Less often. these cancer cells involved the blood and blood–forming organs and circulate through other tissues where they grow. physical inactivity. Half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during (however I personally don’t receive this. abnormal cells. worldwide cancer caused 13% of all deaths (7. & Colon cancer. DNA is in every cell and directs all its actions. not the cancer itself. 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. Cancer is such a common disease that it is no surprise that many families have at least a few members who have had cancer. like cigarette smoke. cancer cells continue to grow and form new. In women in the U. Bolden Bow To the Name of Jesus Too Greater than 30% of cancer is preventable via avoiding risk factors including: tobacco. colon cancer. Lung cancer. When many cases of cancer occur in a family. but most DNA damage is caused by mistakes that happen while the normal cell is reproducing or by something obvious. most cells divide only to replace worn-out or dying cells or to repair injuries. As of 2004. it is most often due to chance or because family members have been exposed to a common toxin. divide. This can be caused by a number of factors. low fruit and vegetable intake..S. The most common cause of cancer-related death is lung cancer. what is inherited is the abnormal gene that can lead to cancer. the cause of many cancers remains unknown. the most common goals for treatment are surgery and cure. (These are called family cancer syndromes. including breast cancer.000 639. People can inherit damaged DNA. Cells become cancer cells because of damage to DNA.) Today. The body is made up of hundreds of million of living cells. sexual transmitted infections. Untreated cancers can cause serious illness and even death. rarely form tumors. prostate cancer. these cancers may be caused by an inherited gene mutation.000 16 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . Sometimes. and die in an orderly fashion. After the person becomes an adult. Some cancers. In most cases the cancer cells form a tumor. and air pollution. normal cells divide faster to allow the person to grow. These new cells will have the same damaged DNA as the first cell does. such as smoking. This is often the case with skin cancers. Colon cancer. and lymphoma. Only about 5% to 10% of all cancers are inherited. millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer. the three most common cancers are: Breast cancer. skin cancer. The leading causes were: Lung cancer Stomach cancer Colorectal cancer Liver cancer Breast cancer (Deaths per year) 1. Although there are many kinds of cancer. In cancer cells. when DNA gets damaged the cell either repairs the damage or the cell dies. Instead of dying. lung cancer. like leukemia. During the early years of a person’s life. There are more than 100 types of cancer. Cancer growth is different from normal cell growth. If the cancer is confined to one location and has not spread. Normal body cells grow. the damaged DNA is not repaired. In a normal cell. this cell goes on making new cells that the body does not need.health & healing Cancer Must By Pastor Robert E. Although this is often referred to as inherited cancer.3million 803.4million). Cancer cells can also invade (grow into) other tissue. such as cigarette smoking. Instead. The stage of a cancer refers to how much it has grown and whether the tumor has spread from its original location.000 519. family members have certain risk factors in common. The risk of developing most types of cancer can be reduced by changes in a person’s lifestyle and diet. as well as C ancer (medical term: malignant neoplasm) is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth. they start because abnormal cells grow out of control. but the cell doesn’t die like it should. Causes The medical field indicates that there are many causes of cancers. But in some cases the cancer is caused by an abnormal gene that is being passed along from generation to generation. Instead.
Mayo Clinic. We see that cancer is not above the name of Jesus. Cancer cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Cancer screenings. Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding risk factors such as excessive exposure to sunlight and heavy drinking. Cancer facts and Figures 2010. sickness and disease. and colon. the options for treatment include radiation. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name. If surgery cannot remove all of the cancer. National Cancer Institute (800) 391-6145 www. Some cancers require a combination of surgery. or both. may help catch these cancers at their “The Word of God is clear concerning the authority we have over the powers of darkness. but only in very small amounts.org EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 17 . (Luke 10:19) The word of God says in Phil 2:9. sickness and disease. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Sugar substitutes made with Aspartame and other harmful additives should be avoided. If the tumor has spread to local lymph nodes only. The consensus on diet and cancer is that obesity increases the risk of developing cancer. 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. chemotherapy. sometimes these can also be removed. radiation. says that cancer must stop at the door and cannot stay in the midst of God’s power. breast. One of the best ways to prevent cancer is to not smoke or chew tobacco.faithdome. in fact in our Wednesday night prayer meetings we have joined with him in standing against cancer. 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. Studies have linked consumption of grilled meat to increased risk of stomach cancer. From a natural standpoint we can do certain things to help prevent our bodies from being taking over by cancer. has a special anointing for praying against cancer. National Institute of Health. such as mammography and breast examination for breast cancer and colonoscopy for colon cancer. a better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses. Exercising daily and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.”—Luke 10:19 early stages when they are most treatable. Chromosome Abnormalities. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish. 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.health & healing cancers of the lung. Pastor Price Jr. and chemotherapy. Our Pastor Fredrick Price Jr. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
former Tennessee Titans football Coach Herman Boone (portrayed by Denzel Washington) steps onto a partially lit. Early will I seek You. Isaiah 12:1 says. we are giving God praise and worship.” The principles of honor. Hindrance #3 . In one of the scenes. Psalm 24:3-10 gives us a clear picture of God’s preferred sequence of events as we approach His throne. continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise. Then comes the “Lifting” (Lifting our heads). forgive.. integrity. 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.” Fact: God WANTS to show up! Too often as believers. 18 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . He DESIRES to manifest His glory as we worship Him. The key is to find out what causes the blessing to come. as the swallow by flying. It's never about what we feel like—hence the word sacrifice. empty football field at night and with a look of anticipation and expectation he sighs.". O LORD. anointing. fear and a feeling of unworthiness to approach the Throne can quickly set in. Dr." 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.. As we stand. It’s a very vocal. Well. You are my God. Guilt. Let God be magnified. The best way to determine this is to consider the things that hinder the worship flow in our services. It is a powerful reminder to us that we are committed to what we confess. Don’t make the mistake of presenting an “alabaster-less” worship offering. My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. The Word of God says in Proverbs 26:2. Price because somehow the subject of faith and our mouth's connection to it. And wouldn’t we consider God’s presence. “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. First comes the “Gifting” (Giving the gift of forgiveness). as well as having our worship to the Father hindered. we stand the risk of not being forgiven."Pressing the Mute Button" I absolutely love sitting under the teaching of my Apostle. so the curse causeless shall not come. Then comes the “Shifting” (The King of Glory comes in and when He comes. the place where we corporately meet God and He meets us.” 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. Our arms should be so full of "the sacrifice of praise" that someone has to open the door/gate for us. So. if there glory within our services is based on is no expectation of some type of “chance system. if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. then tem in Heaven that determines where our supplication His anointing will fall upon our worbecomes a religious ship services. My soul thirsts for You.” So let’s take a quick look at Mark 11:25: “And when ye stand praying. Whether it is not forgiving someone who has wronged us ne of my all time favorite movies is “Remember The Titans. "And in that day thou shalt say. we feel that the presence of God’s power and “In worship. To see Your power and Your glory. that he didn’t have hands free to ring the door bell or open the door.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. then neither does the blessing. I don’t necessarily feel like giving it to him but I willingly give it to him because I love him. we should look like the old sitcom character whose hands were so full with gifts when he got to the front door. So as you settle in for a time of loving on God in His presence.” a handful of Skittles candies. things happen. please. When we enter His gates. and thou comfortedst me. unity and courage depicted in it really stirs me up and reminds me that faith is indeed the substance of things hoped for. I often have the same experience when I walk into an empty church. As such. one that costs us nothing and does not reflect a broken and contrite heart.” 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.. It’s as if God Himself is standing over the portal of Heaven with demonstration. demonstrative and involved time for the believer. I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me. don’t push the “mute” button. God WANTS to move among us. “As the bird by wandering. 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. healing and power within our worship services a blessing? Absolutely. I am willing to sacrifice it because he has my heart. thine anger is turned away. healings and God-encounters that I have witnessed over the years. we are “standing”.” That premise is just as silly as it sounds. 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. 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.) Hindrance #2 – "Arriving Empty-handed" (No Sacrifice of Praise) Hebrews 13:15 tells us that we should ".” It appears that there is a prerequisite to our standing prayer or worship: Forgiveness. Frederick K. And all I can say is “Aaaah…yes!” Psalm 63:1-2 reflects so accurately how I feel: “O God. In my mind I am thinking “THIS is my place of refuge and strength.” We mistakenly think that God has a lottery sys. I often find myself sacrificing that last and best bite to my son. My 4 yearold-son thinks that the food on my plate tastes better than his food. worship can also be defined as a type of prayer Now when we add these two words together we get: “standing prayer.C. Worship and praise is not a spectator sport. the principle of confession and the power of the tongue also applies to the area of our worship.” 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. will be covered in the message.His habitation. As a worshipper and psalmist. miracles.. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary. 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).
And remember. lets not forget the other verbs. We have produced the hottest tracks with the most up-to-date software. “Give”. that our skill supersedes God’s will. we will be able to truly approach His throne unhindered. we don’t just want him to visit…we want him to dwell (take up residence) there.faithdome. 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. But many times. our motive and intent should be aimed at Him and our affections set toward Him. For when we do. 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.".exploring worship Hindrance # 4 – “Worshiping Our Worship” In this age of the gospel music reality show.org EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 19 . All this is wonderful! In fact. Unforgiveness. “Bring” and “Worship”. clutter and litter of life. So as we “enter” His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. And His will is to be worshiped in spirit and in truth. Hindrance #5 –Proverbs 24:14 reads "So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it. rather than worship.—EIF NFD25 (800) 391-6145 www. strife. We have become so good at it. We create the proper climate in the “rooms” of our hearts by removing the issues. we worship our ability to worship. 1st Samuel 16:18 shows us the value that God assigns to excellence in ministry.We have to give God something worthwhile to inhabit. The rooms or chambers of our hearts should be prepared for Him. and thy expectation shall not be cut off. 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”. guilt. God takes up residence when His people praise 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. (Psalms 22:3) In other words. then there shall be a reward. we show Him that we are not only EXPECTING Him to show. both corporately and individually. we have become very good at what we do where gospel and Christian music is concerned. condemnation. And when we do that. (John 4:24) As we stand in the house of the Lord.
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then we shouldn’t have it in us. The more your faith grows. God does not have any of that junk in Him. Sometimes we walk in these challenges for so long that we forget they are even there. He would be confirming the sin in their life. Another problem is that some Christians confess the Word and say they believe it. and the other things that would enhance their lives. strife. these people become discouraged. and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. with the heart one believes for his financial needs to be met. When you live in a way that is not consistent with the Word. and hearing by the word of God. but they don’t truly understand the Word of Faith. He even calls them carnal. you have to water it regularly. brethren. They do not weed out the concerns of life that enter into their minds. prejudice. There should be more Christians prospering than there are. They hear words quoted from the Scriptures. when you plant seeds in a garden. They try to confess and believe what little they hear taught. Paul writes in Romans 10:17: So then faith comes by hearing. It offends Him and grieves Him deeply. there is no hate. If God blessed people when they weren’t living right. You have to weed that garden. 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. That is a commandment from Him. That verse reads: For with the heart one believes unto righteousness. 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. These people basically do not allow their faith to grow. and divisions among you. either. and prejudice out of their hearts. In the natural. effort and much practice. or that faith without works is dead faith. are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? God wants us to grow past the carnal things into spiritual maturity. as well as patience. They give up. but also one that shows Him at His best in our lives for others to see. that is rebellion against God. healing. But the mind is not where faith takes root or operates. Paul writes in Ephesians 3:17-19: 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. But when we do what God says in this regard and remain consistent. being rooted and grounded in love. Many people do not realize this fact. envy. Since He doesn’t have it in Him. That love was poured into our hearts when we were born again. For example. I think the major problem is that most Christians do not understand how faith works. desire the pure milk of the word. hypocrisy. Those things grieve the Father. the more you will confess it. that you may grow thereby. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:1-3: 1 And I. By doing all these negative things. confessing and acting on the Word. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food. 2 as newborn babes. and that is where they miss out on the blessings of God. For instance. But that is only the beginning of living a lifestyle of faith. Faith works the same way. as to babes in Christ. You have to give it consistent time and attention. because there are many people who are hard to love in the natural. strife. saying. it is he who loves Me. but they are not consistent in their confessions. 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. and applying the faith formula of Romans 10:10 in everything we do. for until now you were not able to receive it. In all the fullness of God. Many Christians fail in their walk because they have not actually been taught how to apply the Word to their lives. God hates sin. that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. It takes time. the more blessed you will become and the more God can use you as an example to bring others into the Kingdom. you can test yourself by asking. envy. If you don’t do this. then bless us to confirm us in our freedom in Him. It is sin. as it should. This is why we read in 1 Peter 2:1-3: 1 Therefore. 3 for you are still carnal. childish – babes in Christ. “Do I have Jesus’ Word in my heart and do I keep it?” The more you study the Word. They do not water or feed it. Betty R. 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.—EIF EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 23 . God will never honor this. They talk about those problems far more often than they talk about the solution—the Word. what you planted will never grow. Romans 1:17).the word of faith By Dr. many Christians say they believe God for W A Lifestyle of Faith their finances. could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal. envy. “That faith stuff doesn’t work!” They never realize that they basically starved their faith to death by their own actions. say and think. Paul writes that the just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4. and even now you are still not able. not just in our heads. Living by faith means having faith in our hearts. Price e need to walk in faith every day if we want God to touch our lives. The more you confess it. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father. 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. it becomes easier over time and we are blessed for our obedience.” If you want to know if you love Jesus or not. 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. Part of that lifestyle is that God wants His children to prosper. What we have to do now is act on that love all the time. but they live any kind of way they want. all deceit. Belief and confession work hand in hand. This is how we receive anything we need from God. jealousy or strife. they choke out the Word. but they do not think about believing God to get jealousy. They think in their minds that they believe the Word. The way we do so is by faith. and with the mouth confession is made for them to manifest. that you. and all evil speaking. 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. After a while. 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. Jesus says in John 14:21: “He who has My commandments and keeps them. Faith is a matter of the heart. For where there are envy. and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. laying aside all malice. the more your faith will grow.
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It was when our son. "I have my own $6 million yacht. Box 44185. Yolks were destroyed. Who delights greatly in His commandments. Betty Price at the luxurious Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Palm Desert. Do you have a question on your mind? Write to us at: Ever Increasing Faith Magazine..” straight talk Unless otherwise indicated. Dr. Frederick Price. business executives. 2) Nikki Crabbe. Save the date. August 11-14. “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. Free time was also a great highlight since this getaway time may be the only vacation these working mothers. As a result. Psalm 112:1-3: “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord. Apostle Beverly Crawford and Minister Donna Pickens. CA 90009 or e-mail eifmagazine@faithdome." 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. Dr." Because none of that was true but was presented as fact.O. Dr. Wealth and riches will be in his house. Los Angeles. Betty with worship leader Shelly Penir. Then we did not spend money on anything that was not absolutely necessary. God began to bring us out of our poverty situation into a place where we had no need. Being the Designer of Your Destiny! Was the 2010 theme for this year’s Women’s Retreat hosted by Dr. Fred and Betty Price Even though Fred and I understood the importance of tithing. Dr.I want to tithe. 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. Minister Donna’s bold approach to deliver the word of God was life changing to many. Betty Price. 3) A peek at the lovely fashion show. relaxation by the pool. and I have seven luxury automobiles. stay at home administrators have. Betty was ministered to and moved by the anointing on both ladies lives. His descendants will be mighty on earth. massages and more were made available so their soul and body could be renewed and refreshed. going as far as calling himself a "prophet of prosperity. 1) Dr. 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. Cheryl Price & Angela Evans sport Fashion week tees. We decided that we would pay off one bill that would be equal to our tithe. Fashion Week. Scripture quotations mentioned above are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible. But we were determined to get into a position to be able to tithe. 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. Once the bill was paid off. As any proud mother of her children. Betty has invited both BAM and Donna back next year to take us on a new design plan for our lives. The opening night fellowship speaker. Since the theme was Fashion Week. We knew that it was very hard on the kids. and giving ten percent to the church was just impossible. 26 EVER INCREASING FAITH MAGAZINE Fall 2010 . early in our marriage there was no way we could give ten percent of our income. We were barely able to make it on what was coming into the household as it was. not even a Christmas tree. What do I do? Q&A with Drs. 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. Your Design Plan Rediscovered. A trial court judge had earlier tossed out the lawsuit filed by the Rev.S. 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. 4) Price sisters: Stephanie Buchanan. "I live in a 25-room mansion. a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U. The generation of the upright will be blessed. but this was what we had determined to do in order to be obedient to the Word. so plenty of rest. especially to the young women were received with the eagerness to want to change. but barely have enough. I have my own private jet. We did not want to be God robbers. Then little by little. Over 350 ladies attended this destiny weekend where they were ministered to by God’s finest. P. Cheryl Price & Angela Evans. 1 Fashion Week Fashion Week." television viewers saw Price preach. 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.org. live and do right by God. For two Christmases in a row we didn’t buy anything. Frederick. hearts were mended and hope and encouragement were key points in the design plan Apostle BAM shared with the ladies. 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. And his righteousness endures forever. Late this summer. Minister Donna’s heartfelt message to the ladies. we tithed that amount monthly. and I have my own helicopter. was about seven years of age that he and I discovered a most powerful scripture to claim and confess for prosperity.
2011 cruise to the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Oasis of the Seas.Dear Friend: It may seem like a long time from now. the sheep. For a while we thought these trips may not be necessary and we stopped.org. 13. A Michael Evans.the reason we started doing these cruises is to give you. We’ve been doing this since 1984. By the time you read this. let’s talk about the cruise. call 800-247-1899 or sign up online at www. We know they will add a musical dimension to our cruise that will enhance your overall experience. sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost and maybe even healed. The singing sensation Angelo and Veronica has signed up to be our ministers in music. the ship had gone to dry-dock. We know the Apostle and Pastor Fred. but before you know it. Remember. been cut in half and had a complete center section added – and the builders added decks 30 feet long and the width of the ship. it’s sheep that beget sheep. Final payments are due 90 days before we sail on or about May 13th. We’ll see you on board. Jr. hit them with the Word and get them saved. But. before we talk about payments. just for us. Cruise Coordinator . So. you provide the sheep. are going to minister as the Holy Spirit leads and we can’t wait. Angela and I will have already completed our site inspection cruise aboard the ship. Not interested? A cruise makes a nice Christmas gift. To make matters worse. an opportunity to invite those unsaved friends and relatives to a great cruise. we have been going on these site inspections ever since. it’s your job. the cruise line changed the itinerary and I was telling the people we were going one place and the ship actually went somewhere else altogether. We have an addition to our cruise lineup. This will be their first cruise ever and they are almost as excited as we are to have them. Don’t forget .faithdome. Jr. We’ll provide the venue. Needless to say. it will be time to make your final payment for our Aug. only to find that when we got back on a ship we had already sailed on and thought we knew.
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