HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!


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March 13, 1983 at approximately 11:31am by youth pastor dragged me into the Pastors office.  He sat me down across from the desk and looked me in the eyes and said, “Spencer, you have been playing church long enough, get in or get out!”

I was shocked!

HOW DARE HE TALK TO ME THAT WAY!!

I had grown up in church.  I was in church before the week was out from my escape from the womb.  All my years I remember going to church because our family was so involved.  My dad was the Sunday School superintendent, song leader, board member, and my mom was a teacher as well.  We were always in church!  Every Sunday morning, Sunday evening, Wednesday, Thursday and most Fridays something was happening in a church environment.

BUT……

Church does not get you to heaven!

Mom & Dad cannot get you to heaven!

ONLY JESUS!!!!

On this date 34 years ago that youth pastor gave me an ultimatum, “GET IN OR GET OUT”.

Who does he think he is!!!

How dare he talk to me that way!!

IT SAVED MY LIFE…..AT 11:31AM I CONFESSED JESUS AS MY SAVIOR AND HAVE NEVER TURNED BACK.  

I have stumbled a few times, but I have never gone back to the devil’s side.

WHAT WAS YOUR NEW BIRTH DATE?

HOW AND WHO DID JESUS SEND INTO YOUR LIFE THAT BROUGHT YOU TO A DECISION?

SHARE YOUR SALVATION WITH SOMEONE TODAY!!!

John 3:3, Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Eph 2:8-9,  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Rev. 12:11a, And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony.

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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

MIRACLES DO NOT CHANGE PEOPLE


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WHAT A STRONG STATEMENT!

I thought if we had more miracles that more people would get saved and set FREE because they saw the POWER OF GOD!

You are absolutely correct.  As the supernatural power is released through miracles more people will get saved and set free.

YOU CANNOT SEPARATE THE MESSAGE FROM THE POWER.

BUT…….

The miracles do not change heartsthe miracles are a sign that point people to Jesus who when they submit to Him will change their hearts!

Ez. 36:26, And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.

There are people that have seen so many miracles and will attest to them, but still have not submitted their hearts to the Lord.

THE MIRACLE IS THE SIGNPOST THAT LEADS US TO THE CROSS WHERE THE HEART CHANGE COMES TO EACH PERSON WILLING TO YIELD TO CHRIST.

The children of Israel saw the Red Sea peel back, yet turned on God and wanted to return to Egypt.

Jesus has multitudes that followed Him and saw the mighty miracles and yet when He said a hard saying they left Him (John 6).

Paul had a young man named Demas who saw the miracles, heard the teaching and still walked away.

2 Tim. 4:10, For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica..

IT IS NOT THE MIRACLE!

EACH PERSON WHO SEES A MIRACLE OR EXPERIENCES A MIRACLE STILL HAS TO MAKE THE DECISION TO ESTABLISH JESUS AS #1 IN THEIR LIFE.

The week Pastor Rhonda Spencer shared and proved the miracle of being healed of cancer the house of God was FULL.  The next week over 150 people were not there….WHY?

IT IS A MATTER OF THE HEART CHANGE AND WHEN A PERSON WHO SEES A MIRACLE DOES NOT MAKE THE HEART CHANGE THEN THEY ARE JUST MORE RESPONSIBLE ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT BECAUSE OF THE OUTRIGHT CHOICE TO REJECT JESUS.

Where is your heart?

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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

GRAB TIME BY THE TAIL!


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LET’S ALL BE VERY HONEST……TIME IS FLYING BY (unless you are 15 and waiting to turn 16 to get your license)!

Hours meld into days, and days have now become weeks, and weeks have now become months, and months have now become years, and years have now BECOME DECADES.

A BLINK……

A STUMBLE…..

TIME…..KEEPS MARCHING ON!

Eph. 5:16, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

WE MUST OWN TIME RATHER THAN TIME OWNING US.

Yesterday is now gone and can never be retrieved.  We can never relive, revive, reestablish our yesterday, it is gone.

Regrets, victories that were ascertained yesterday cannot be our today, yet they have created building blocks for how our today will be lived.

WE MUST MAKE A DECISION!!!

I will make today what Jesus has planned it to be for my life!  I refuse to allow life and circumstances to dictate my today because Jesus has eternally already planned for SUCCESS today if I will follow Him.

Rom. 8:14, For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

I CHOOSE TO WALK THE WALK OF THE SPIRIT AND GRAB TIME BY THE TAIL!

I CHOOSE NOT TO LIVE ACCIDENTAL!

I CHOOSE NOT TO BE CONTROLLED BY CIRCUMSTANCES!

I CHOOSE TO LIVE INTENTIONALLY IN JESUS!

I CHOOSE TO IMPACT THE WORLD I LIVE IN WITH ETERNAL PURPOSES!

I CHOOSE TO NOT ALLOW TIME TO ESCAPE TODAY!

How will you choose to spend, to seed the time granted to you today by heaven?

What eternal difference will you choose to make today with the time you have?

GRAB TIME BY THE TAIL AND LIVE IT TODAY.  MANDATE YOUR TIME TODAY TO BE THE SALT AND THE LIGHT OF JESUS TO A DYING WORLD.

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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 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 LOVE VELCRO


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I LOVE VELCRO…….LOL!

Do you remember the velcro shoes?  When I was a child my parents took me to Kmart and made me buy sneakers. The Kmart special at that time was a pair of velcro sneakers.  It was amazing how easy it was to put them on and take them off.  Come on you know that ripping sound when you separate the two sides.  They belong together and that ripping sound lets us know they do not like to be separated.

Deut 30:19-20, I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.

CLING! 

Definition: hard to be removed, to hang on tightly too.

John 15:4, Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

ABIDE!

Definition: endure, live, dwell.

WE MUST VELCRO OURSELVES TO JESUS!!

I MEAN REALLY MAKE THE DECISION THAT NOTHING AND NOBODY WILL BE ALLOWED TO INFLUENCE US AWAY FROM JESUS.

When we stop abiding and stop clinging there will always be a ripping sound in our lives.

STAY CLOSE AND NEVER STEP BACK, ONLY FORWARDS!

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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 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

 

New Year’s RESOLUTION TIME AGAIN!


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OK…HAPPY NEW YEAR.

I’M FAT, I MUST DIET!

I’M GOING TO START EXERCISING!

I’M GOING TO QUIT SMOKING!

I’M GOING TO START GOING TO CHURCH!

I’M…… the list is so different for each person.

Here is the bottom line.  IT IS NOT JUST STARTING THE RESOLUTION, BUT YOU MUST HAVE A PLAN TO FINISH IT!

It is funny because we get a rush for the first two months at church.  The attendance goes up and people are real faithful to church again until about the second month. The truth is that by the third month people go right back to their old lifestyle and abandon their resolution!

RESOLUTION – means resolve, determined, a decision, a vow to complete something.

Eccles 5:4-7,  When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him. It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it. Don’t let your mouth make you sin. And don’t defend yourself by telling the Temple messenger that the promise you made was a mistake. That would make God angry, and he might wipe out everything you have achieved. Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead. NLT

DO NOT START THE RESOLUTION IF YOU ARE NOT RESOLVED TO COMPLETE IT AT ANY COST.

There is a cost to every resolution.  Sacrificing your flesh.  Taking your flesh into subjection.  Not allowing influences to take you away from your goal.

Luke 14:28, For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

RESOLVE THAT NO MATTER WHAT THE COST YOU WILL COMPLETE YOUR RESOLUTION TO MOVE FORWARD IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE FOR JESUS!

I hope to see you on month 3 and 4, all the way to the 12th month at His Tabernacle Family 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 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

Satan’s Draw


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PEOPLE GET GENUINELY SAVED, AND THEN THEY GENUINELY WALK AWAY!

WHY?

There is not a middle of the fence.

There is no living on both sides.

Jesus did not plan this to be an experience, but a NEW LIFE!

We cannot have a true conversion and then think that we can continue to live in the world.  There comes a decision that many have never made so they slide back into the slop they came out of.

SOME OF YOU HAVE TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS…..

Satan’s draw is the love of this world and pleasures.

Satan’s draw is to get you to believe that you can live a DOUBLE LIFE and still go to heaven.

THESE ARE LIES!

You cannot live both sides of the fence!

Jesus didn’t come to half save you. He did not come just to get part of you.  He did not plan for you to live this Satanic Double Life that will slowly suck you back into your old lifesyle and death.

1 John 2:15-17,  Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity. MSG

On March 13th 1983 my youth pastor dragged me into the Pastor’s office and looked me in the face and said, “Spencer, your playing games, GET IN OR GET OUT”.

That is kind of extreme isn’t it?

IS IT?

HE DIED TO PURCHASE US BACK FROM DEATH – SHOULD HE EXPECT HALF OR WHOLE?

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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

Weights & Sins


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Hebrews 12:1-2, Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

EVERY SINGLE PERSON DEALS WITH SOME SIN OR WEIGHT THAT THEY STRUGGLE WITH IN LIFE.

It might be something that is private and nobody knows about, or it might be a sin that is more visible that people judge quickly concerning.  Either manner, hidden or evident, it is time to LAY IT ASIDE!

LAY ASIDE – NKJV

STRIP OFF – NLT

THROW ASIDE – AMP

STRIP DOWN – MSG

THROW OFF EXTRA BAGGAGE – CEB

Are we catching the hint?  GET RID OF IT!  Determine to not allow it to slow you down in running the race!

HOW DO I GET RID OF IT?

1) Know that Jesus has broken sin’s power in your life. (Rom 6:6, We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.)

2) No temptation is too powerful. (1 Cor. 10:13b,  And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.)

3) Be accountable to someone!

4) MAKE A DECISION, AND EVEN IF YOU FALL, GET UP, ASK FORGIVENESS AND MOVE FORWARD TO VICTORY.  Your weakness will become your strength.

Phil 3:13-14, Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ 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