HEARTS WOUNDED BY REJECTION


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Mark 12:30-31, And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

WHAT IS REJECTION?  It is when someone makes you feel like you are worthless, unimportant, and they treat you like you are a waste of their time.

Rejection begins as a seed!  Everything that begins in our lives comes as a SEED.

Satan wants that seed to get deep enough that it will start growing roots that reach deep and wide in our lives.

Some have been rejected by your moms or dads, family, friends, spouses, children, job, church (abandonment, cruel words, abuse, deaths, divorce, unfaithfulness, comparisons).  Some even feel that God rejected them because they did not get a prayer answered.

Whatever seed takes root, that is the fruit the tree will produce.

If the seed is rejection, and it takes root, then the tree will produce, “I am not worth it,” “I am not important,” “I am not valuable” thoughts. These thoughts produce the desire to be FAKE so that you are accepted by others.

When you reject yourself because someone else has said you are not valuable, the fruit from the tree will be a bad attitude, anger, bitterness, depression, negativity, judgmentalism, controlling spirit, harshness, no-confidence, rebellion, distrust, escapism, medicating themselves…..

THE SEEDS THAT GROW INTO ROOTS OF REJECTION ARE EVIDENT IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS.

We go into PROTECTIVE MODE so nobody can hurt us again.

MAYBE YOU HAVE SAID THESE STATEMENTS.  IF YOU HAVE, YOU ARE IN PROTECTIVE MODE BECAUSE OF A WOUND.

I’ll never let anyone do this to me again!

They won’t hurt me because I don’t care!

You strike out to hurt before being hurt!

You buy things, or collect animals because they don’t judge or reject you!

Perfectionism. Nobody can meet my expectations.  Isolation.

Manipulation of people & environments!

Medicate through drugs, alcohol, sex….

You always run when you see rejection might happen!

Refusal to become VULNERABLE!

YOU DESERVE TO BE HEALED!  YOU DESERVE TO BE WHOLE!  JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOUR HEALING!

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Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 9:00am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com and www.empoweringpastorswives.com.

For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

Dr. Micheal Spencer

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

YOU HURT MY FRIEND AND NOW I AM OFFENDED!


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“I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU HURT MY FRIEND LIKE THAT!”

“I DO NOT LIKE YOU BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU DID TO MY FRIEND!”

So many take on the offense of someone else and it damns them!    One of the trickiest ways the devil works in our lives to dislocate us from the Kingdom is to get us to take on someone else’s offense.  To take up arms for someone else who has been offended.

1 Pet. 5:8, Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

When the lions hunt they are sneaky and stealthy in their plotting to devour their prey.

THE ENEMY OF YOUR SOUL IS SNEAKY TO DEVOUR YOU!  IF HE CAN GET YOU TO BE OFFENDED ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE THEN HE HAS PLANTED UNFORGIVENESS WHICH TURNS INTO BITTERNESS, WHICH DESTROYS YOU SPIRITUALLY AND PHYSICALLY!

Eph. 6:12,  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

THIS IS WARFARE, NOT ROMPER ROOM!  When we take someone else’s offense we believe we are fighting for them and protecting them, but you are only destroying yourself.

IT IS NOT YOUR JOB TO BE OFFENDED FOR SOMEONE!

GOD IS THEIR PROTECTOR, NOT YOU!

GOD IS THE GOD OF JUSTICE, NOT YOU!

You and I cannot fix the wing on a fly and taking on the offense of another will not fix anything.

MIND YOUR BUSINESS!

If you love your friend when they come to you offended send them back to the person who offended them and tell them to make it correct.

THAT IS LOVE!

Matt. 18 describes the entire process and you are not part of that!

IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOUR FRIEND AND YOURSELF…..THEN STOP BEING A GARBAGE CAN AND TELL THEM TO OBEY THE WORD AND MAKE THINGS RIGHT.

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Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 9:00am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com and www.empoweringpastorswives.com.

For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

Dr. Micheal Spencer

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

I’M LEAVING THE CHURCH Because I was HURT


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SADLY I HAVE HEARD THIS STATEMENT MORE THAN THE NUMBER OF FINGERS AND TOES PUT TOGETHER.

I have watched people leave hurt and when they march off they usually do not make it spiritually, or they become stagnated and stop moving forward with the passion.

SHOULD YOU LEAVE THE CHURCH BECAUSE SOMEONE HURT YOUR FEELINGS?

I have some good thoughts for you today.  The good thing is that you were hurt.  WHAT?  It means that you opened your heart to love.  If you never love you can never be hurt.

BUT

What many do is when they get hurt they recoil back into protection mode and they begin to close their hearts so they will not be hurt again.  THIS EQUALS DEATH IN YOUR LIFE WITH JESUS AND DEATH IN ALL AREAS OF YOUR LIFE.  

When you are hurt and you do not forgive then you are planting for bitterness.  THE SEED OF UNFORGIVENESS GROWS UP INTO A HARVEST OF BITTERNESS.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE HURT?

  1. Make a decision that NOBODY and no OFFENSE is going to disconnect me from my destiny!  
  2. FORGIVE!  Pastor if I forgive, how do I forget?  You cannot forget, you are a human, but you can decided to love them even if you do not like them.  You know you have not forgiven them if your guts turn every time you see them.  Sometimes it takes time to be healed of the wound and that is ok.  CHOOSE FORGIVENESS.
  3. NEVER SHRINK BACK!  Your flesh and the devil would love to get you isolated so they can devour your love for Jesus and destroy your destiny.  MOVE FORWARD AND NEVER MOVE BACK!  SIT UPFRONT AND GRAB THE ALTAR FOR WORSHIP.

If you cannot be in the same church they are in then how will you be in the same heaven?

1 John 3:15, Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them.

Matt. 6:15, But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

NEVER BE A RUNNER!  NEVER LEAVE WHEN YOU ARE HURT.

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Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 9:00am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com and www.empoweringpastorswives.com.

For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

Dr. Micheal Spencer

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

I Was HURT At CHURCH!


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OF COURSE YOU WERE HURT AT CHURCH!!!

You are going to be offended at church.  Someone is going to say something, do something, be somewhere, not be somewhere that will offend and hurt your feelings.  The pastor did, didn’t, said, didn’t say…….

IT IS INEVITABLE!!

WHY IS IT INEVITABLE?

Because the church is filled with PEOPLE.  Real people who have real pasts and are striving to make a real future.  In that adventure of moving forward we are purging and working through the junk in our trunk from the past.  We act or react out of our flesh at times and inadvertently wound and hurt people.

THERE ARE VERY FEW TIMES THAT PEOPLE ARE HURT AT CHURCH THAT IT IS PURPOSED, PLANNED, AND INTENTIONAL.  The majority of people we hurt at church (cause we have all been wounded, and we have all wounded others), we have done it without malice in our hearts or minds.

SO WHAT DO I DO WHEN I GET HURT AT CHURCH?  It is really painful Pastor!

  1. DO THE BIBLE.  Matt. 18:15-17, Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
  2. DO NOT GO TO YOUR FRIEND AND TELL THEM OF YOUR WOUND TO VALIDATE YOUR FEELINGS.  This will place your friend in the position of taking on your wound.
  3. CHOOSE TO FORGIVE!  Matt. 6:14-15, For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
  4. IT IS A CHOICE TO SET YOURSELF FREE FROM UNFORGIVENESS WHICH TURNS TO BITTERNESS, WHICH WILL DESTROY YOUR LIFE.

We will cover more tomorrow…….

SEND THIS TO SOMEONE WHO USES THIS EXCUSE NOT TO GO TO CHURCH.

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Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 9:00am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com and www.empoweringpastorswives.com.

For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

Dr. Micheal Spencer

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

I AM JUST SO BITTER!


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WHAT IS BITTERNESS?

Bitterness is grown up unforgiveness.

When a person does not forgive someone, it grows DOWN into bitternessWhy do I say DOWN?

Hebrews 12:14-15, Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;

A root begins to form, and that root starts to grow deep. The root is how the rest of the tree is fed, so if you have bitterness, it is feeding the entire person. That means, every part of who you are, will be contaminated by the ROOT feeding the rest of the body.

Unforgiveness allows the other person to own you! Bitterness allows the other person to control, and motivate your entire life and decisions.. You can say that they don’t control, or own you, but that’s a lie. When you will not walk in a room with them, then they have controlled your direction in life. They own you!

Bitterness poisons every part of who you are, and everything that you do. It is poison!

I AM BITTER, HOW DO I GET FREE?

Know that it is ok to be angry, but to not sin
Ephesians 4:26-27, “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.

Here are some Bible steps to get the root of bitterness out. Know that it will take some work. Digging up any deeply formed root takes fortitude and consistency.

Ask God to forgive you
Ask the person to forgive you

Obey the Word! Take the steps of forgiveness.

Matt. 18 says, if you are offended go to them! Don’t wait for them to come to you.

Pray for them – this starts allowing you to see them as eternally saved or lost.
Bless them – this doesn’t mean you have to be buddies with them, but it frees your heart up.

It does not mean you have to be friends with them, or want to hang out with them, but you do not want them to poison your entire life.
Ephesians 4:31-32, Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

You are destroying yourself and those around you by not forgiving. Choose to forgive, choose to be free from bitterness, choose to love, choose to be like Christ!

For if you forgive people their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14, 15 AMP)

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Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 9:00am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com and www.empoweringpastorswives.com.

For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

Dr. Micheal Spencer

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

OFFENDED FOR SOMEONE ELSE


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“I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY DID THAT TO MY FRIEND, I HATE THEM FOR THAT!”

Taking on someone else’s offense is going to destroy you!

I have actually watched someone take someone else’s offense and the person initially hurt forgave, and the person who took on their friend’s offense did not forgive them and bitterness set in.

CRAZY!!

THE ONE OFFENDED FORGAVE, BUT THE ONE WHO TOOK ON THEIR OFFENSE DIDN’T……..that is crazy!

“I am not going back to that church because my friend’s feelings were hurt by someone there!”

So you are not going to God’s house not because your feelings were hurt, but your friend’s feelings were hurt?

“I cannot forgive them because of what they did to someone in my family.”  

THE FAMILY MEMBER WASN’T EVEN OFFENDED, BUT YOU WERE OFFENDED?

Do not allow the enemy to suck you into this foolish practice that will place you in the Lake of Fire!  STOP TAKING ON OTHER PEOPLE’S OFFENSES!

Matt. 6:15, But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

IF YOU TAKE ON ANOTHER PERSON’S OFFENSE, NOW THAT PERSON OWNS A PIECE OF YOUR SOUL AND NOW YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE THEM.  It wasn’t even your issue, yet now if you do not forgive them then you cannot be forgiven.

ARE YOU WILLING TO GO TO THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR SOMEONE ELSE’S OFFENSE?

“I have to back my friend up!”

NO….

YOU HAVE TO TEACH YOUR FRIEND TO FORGIVE SO THEY CAN GO TO HEAVEN.

Pastor you do not understand what they did!  It was so evil!  I AM NOT SAYING IT WASN’T EVIL, I AM SAYING NOBODY IS WORTH GOING TO THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR.

Do not take on someone else’s offenses.

FORGIVE TO BE FORGIVEN.

SET YOURSELF FREE TODAY BY FORGIVING, MOVING FORWARD……strangely, the person whose offense you took on probably already has forgiven them.

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Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 7:30am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com.

For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

Dr. Micheal Spencer

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

 

DON’T LET SATAN SNUFF YOU OUT!


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WE HAVE AN ADVERSARY……DEFEATED……BUT HE CAN DESTROY YOU IF YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF HIS TACTICS!

1 Pet. 5:8, Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

Satan never comes with his little red suit on with his long tail and pitchfork…..HE COMES SLY, SLEEK, STEALTHY TO DESTROY YOUR WALK WITH JESUS AND DESTINY.

2 Cor. 2:11, so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.

HERE IS ONE OF HIS PERFECTED SCHEMES TO DESTROY FROM THE YOUNG BELIEVER TO THE MOST MATURE…….OFFENSES!

He knows that if he can get you “hurt” then he can grow the SEED OF OFFENSE that always grows with strong roots of unforgiveness, bitterness, disengagement.

It never starts off BIG, seeds are small, but the LIFE IN THE SEED is programmed to grow when you give it the proper dirt.

WERE YOU HURT IN CHURCH?

WERE YOU DISAPPOINTED AT CHURCH?

WERE YOU MISTREATED AT CHURCH?

WERE YOU MISUNDERSTOOD AT CHURCH?

WE ALL HAVE BEEN BECAUSE IT IS FILLED WITH PEOPLE JUST LIKE US WHO ARE NOT PERFECT!

Pastor I have been hurt so many times that I am gun shy to get back involved.  THANK GOD JESUS DOESN’T DO THAT TO US…..HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SINNED AFTER SALVATION?

Choose forgiveness!

Choose to never step back!

Choose to not be offended!

DEAD PEOPLE CANNOT BE OFFENDED!  DIE TO YOURSELF.  I MUST DECREASE THAT HE MAY INCREASE!  I DIE DAILY!

REPENT from your offenses and forgive today to be free from Satan’s grip in your life that WILL destroy you.

IT IS A CHOICE!

Philippians 1:10, That you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.

Luke 6:37, Acquit, forgive and release (give up resentment, let it drop) and you will be acquitted and forgiven and released.

Psalm 119:165, Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

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Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 7:30am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com.

For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

Dr. Micheal Spencer

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

 

GIVE ME WHAT’S MINE!


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WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING THAT THE KING NEVER INTENDED US TO OWN ANYTHING ONLY TO BE GREAT STEWARDS OF HIS TERRITORY.

Ps. 24:1, The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.

REMEMBER THE EXAMPLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON?

He had it all (just like Adam and Eve)!  FULL ACCESS to all the wealth and benefits of his father, BUT one day he decided that he did not want ACCESS but OWNERSHIP!

How crazy is that?  He had ALL ACCESS and traded it for worry, stress and anxiety.

THIS IS WHAT HE DEMANDED (which is rooted in rebellion)!

Luke 15:11-32

Verse 12, The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.

GIVE ME WHAT IS MINE!

He had full access to all of his father’s wealth while he lived with him, but he wanted HIS STUFF!

He got HIS STUFF.  His dad gave him his ownership and the boy went on a party binge.  He spent it all and when he turned all his friends were gone.  He ended up working at a pig farm (the lowest thing for a Jewish boy).

THEN….. HE CAME TO HIMSELF!

Verse 17-18, “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father…

WHAT ARE YOU OWNING?  YOU NEED TO COME TO YOURSELF!

Surrendering your family – HAVE A FAMILY ALTAR!

Surrendering your STUFF – GIVING IT AWAY!

Surrendering those areas of hedonistic passion – GIVING IT UP!

Surrendering your bitterness toward a person – GIVING IT UP!

Surrendering your attitudes – GIVING IT UP!

Surrendering your finances – GIVING IT UP!

Surrendering your TIMEIf you say you have no time for Jesus, church, ministry then YOU OWN YOUR TIME.

GIVE UP OWNERSHIP AND BE FREE IN JESUS!

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Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 7:30am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com.

For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

Dr. Micheal Spencer

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

I Cannot FORGIVE Myself


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FORGIVENESS CAN BE TOUGH, BUT IT IS REQUIRED TO BE FORGIVEN!

Mark 11:25, And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

WE ALL KNOW WE HAVE TO FORGIVE OR WE GET A ROOT OF BITTERNESS.  Heb. 12:15, Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.

THE MOST CHALLENGING PERSON TO FORGIVE IS OURSELVES.

When we forgive others we are setting ourselves free from the hold they would have on our lives through memories.  We choose to set them free through forgiveness, which ultimately sets us free from bitterness.

BUT

MOST PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH FORGIVING THEMSELVES BECAUSE THE MEMORIES ARE ALWAYS STREAMING THROUGH THE MIND.

The majority of great people in the Bible had to come to the place of forgiving themselves to continue in Jesus.

David the king of Israel – had to move on from the Bathsheba sin.

Peter had to move past his denial of Christ 3 times.

YOU MUST CHOOSE TO ARREST THE THOUGHTS AND MOVE ON TO FORGIVE YOURSELF SO YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD IN THE WILL OF GOD.

You cannot reel back time and get a re-do, BUT you can choose to forgive yourself and move forward.

That does not mean there will not be consequences, but there is forgiveness for yourself!

SET YOURSELF FREE TODAY FROM THE SINS OF YOUR PAST!

Jesus forgave you and now it is time to forgive yourself.

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Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 7:30am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com.

For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

Dr. Micheal Spencer

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

SEEDS of REJECTION Pt. 2


Mark 12:30-31, And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

WHAT IS REJECTION?  It is when someone makes you feel like you are worthless, unimportant, and they treat you like you are a waste of their time.

Rejection begins as a seed!  Everything that begins in our lives comes as a SEED.

Satan wants that seed to get deep enough that it will start growing roots that reach deep and wide in our lives.

Some have been rejected by your moms or dads, family, friends, spouses, children, job, church (abandonment, cruel words, abuse, deaths, divorce, unfaithfulness, comparisons).  Some even feel that God rejected them because they did not get a prayer answered.

Whatever seed takes root, that is the fruit the tree will produce.

If the seed is rejection, and it takes root, then the tree will produce, “I am not worth it,” “I am not important,” “I am not valuable” thoughts. These thoughts produce the desire to be FAKE so that you are accepted by others.

When you reject yourself because someone else has said you are not valuable, the fruit from the tree will be a bad attitude, anger, bitterness, depression, negativity, judgmentalism, controlling spirit, harshness, no-confidence, rebellion, distrust, escapism, medicating themselves…..

THE SEEDS THAT GROW INTO ROOTS OF REJECTION ARE EVIDENT IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS.

We go into PROTECTIVE MODE so nobody can hurt us again.

MAYBE YOU HAVE SAID THESE STATEMENTS.  IF YOU HAVE, YOU ARE IN PROTECTIVE MODE BECAUSE OF A WOUND.

I’ll never let anyone do this to me again!

They won’t hurt me because I don’t care!

You strike out to hurt before being hurt!

You buy things, or collect animals because they don’t judge or reject you!

Perfectionism. Nobody can meet my expectations.  Isolation.

Manipulation of people & environments!

Medicate through drugs, alcohol, sex….

You always run when you see rejection might happen!

Refusal to become VULNERABLE!

YOU DESERVE TO BE HEALED!  YOU DESERVE TO BE WHOLE!  JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOUR HEALING!

Tomorrow we will conclude on how to be healed from this wounding of our souls.

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