RUN TO HIM, NOT FROM HIM!


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DO YOU REMEMBER A TIME WHEN YOU FELL ON YOUR FACE?

What was the first thing you did?

YOU LOOKED AROUND TO MAKE SURE NOBODY SAW YOU AS YOU SPRUNG TO YOUR FEET!

You were a little embarrassed.  You wanted to get out of the area as quickly as possible.  Get me out of here!

SO MANY PEOPLE DO THAT WITH JESUS.

They make a poor choice and sin.  They wipe out spiritually and it was right out on the public street.

THE FIRST REACTION…..

Get me out of here!  I sadly have watched people make poor choices and instead of running to Jesus, they run from Him.

Instead of continuing their spiritual walk with Christ, they walk back to the world and sin where they came from.  They stay away from church and the place that can help restore them.  As a Pastor there is one thing for sure – THEY AVOID THE PREACHER.

LET ME HELP YOU TODAY!

John 8:7, However, when they persisted with their question, He raised Himself up and said, Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.  NOBODY IS PERFECT!  We all have issues we are working through.  People need to mind their own business and deal with their own sin.

JESUS WANTS YOU TO FALL UP TO HIM, NOT RUN FROM HIM!

1 John 1:9,  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

RUN TO JESUS FOR FORGIVENESS AND HE WILL WASH YOUR SINS AWAY!

Phil. 3:13-14, No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

FALL UP, NOT DOWN!

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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

TRYING TO CONVINCE GOD


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ONE DAY WHEN I WAS ASKING THE FATHER FOR SOMETHING IN PRAYER I HAD A GREAT REVELATION IN MY SPIRIT.

What was that you ask?

I REALIZED I WAS TRYING TO CONVINCE JESUS TO HELP ME!

I wasn’t begging, but I was like a child striving to convince Jesus that He needed to help me.

THEN HE SPOKE TO ME…..

“YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONVINCE ME, I WANT TO BE THERE FOR YOU!”

My prayer stopped because for a good amount of time it was like going before your parent when you wanted to do something and you had to convince them to let it happen.  I didn’t need to convince Jesus, just receive!

Ps. 37:4, Take delight in the Lordand he will give you the desires of your heart.

HE WANTS TO BLESS YOU!

JESUS DESIRES TO GIVE YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART!

He is an awesome, GENEROUS God who does not want to withhold His blessings from our lives.

James 1:17, Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Matt. 7:9-11, Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

HE IS A GENEROUS, LOVING FATHER WHO LONGS TO TAKE CARE OF AND BLESS HIS FAMILY ABUNDANTLY .

Stop trying to convince Him and simply receive from the abundance of our HEAVENLY FATHER.

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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

A DISRUPTIVE TUESDAY


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WE ARE GOING TO CAUSE DISRUPTIONS ALL DAY LONG!!!

What are you talking about Pastor?

LET’S ALLOW THE JOY OF THE LORD TO BE SO EVIDENT IN OUR LIVES TODAY THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO NOTICE THAT YOU LOVE JESUS!

Smile all day long, especially when things are not going great.

Only speak life, good seed around everyone today.

Go out of your way to help someone today.

Give something away today to someone that would never expect it.

Call someone on the phone who you have not spoken to in eons and tell them you are praying for them.

When the gossip and backbiting starts at the office instead of joining them say something that you love about the person.

DISRUPT THE NORMAL FLOW OF YUCK THAT WILL BE IN YOUR VICINITY TODAY!

When they ask what this is all about…..TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS.

SIMPLE…..YET….. DISRUPT LIFE ENOUGH TO GET THE JESUS LIVING IN YOU NOTICED, AND THE GOSPEL OUT TO OTHERS.

1 Peter 3:15, Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.

Matt. 5:16, In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

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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

ALWAYS ASKING FOR SOMETHING!


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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN AROUND THOSE PEOPLE WHO ONLY TALK TO YOU WHEN THEY WANT SOMETHING?

You know when that phone rings and their number comes up that they are going to ask for a “FAVOR.”

How many times have you ignored those calls…..lol!

HOW MANY BELIEVERS ONLY PRAY WHEN THEY NEED SOMETHING FROM JESUS?

Dear Lord, I am in big trouble…

Dear Lord, help me…

Dear Lord, I want this…..

Dear Lord, do this for me….

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ASKING, BUT IF THAT IS ALL YOU DO WHEN YOU PRAY THEN YOU ARE MISSING THE BEST PART!

What is the best part?

BLESSING HIM!

How do I do that?

Praise and Worship during your prayer time is a key to blessing Him.

Matt. 6:9, In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

Jesus taught the Disciples to pray like this.  To address the Father and to honor, worship, declare His holiness.  When we start praising Him in our prayer time we are asking Him to come and fill our atmosphere!

Ps. 100:4, Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.

WHEN WE START TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP HIM HIS PRESENCE COMES AND FILLS US UP WITH A FRESH ANOINTING.

Do not always be an asker, BE A PERSON OF GRATITUDE WITH A THANKFUL HEART!

Jesus wants to bless and give you the desires of your heart, but don’t only be a taker, be a GIVER of THANKSGIVING!

TAKE THE WHOLE DAY AND JUST TELL JESUS HOW BLESSED AND THANKFUL YOU ARE FOR ALL HE DOES IN YOUR LIFE.

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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

DUH…Ask For HELP!


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HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF S.O.S.?

Save our ship is what that means.

When a ship is going down they send out a signal of distress so that if there are any other ships in the area they will know to come and help save the people that are on board.

HOW INTELLIGENT WOULD YOU CONSIDER THE CAPTAIN IF HE WAS SINKING AND THERE WERE OTHER SHIPS IN THE AREA TO HELP BUT HE NEVER SENT OUT THE DISTRESS CALL?

There are many who sink their spiritual ship because they never send out a distress call for help!

WHY?

It is usually pride.

“I didn’t want anyone to know I was in trouble.”

“I did not want to bother anyone.”

“It was nobody’s business.”

NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY, YOUR SHIP IS STILL SINKING!

BURY THE PRIDE AND ASK FOR HELP!

Gal. 6:1, Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.

HOW CAN THEY HELP UNLESS YOU LET THEM KNOW YOUR SHIP IS SINKING?

Those whom Jesus helped called out for help.

Blind Bart, the Centurion, the leper, the blind men, Lazarus……the list goes on!

WHY DON’T YOU SEND OUT THE S.O.S. signal?

WHY DON’T YOU ASK FOR HELP IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING?

Put your pride in your back pocket and ask for help.  There are so many that will come and not make you feel weak, but will strengthen you and help you continue in your relationship with Christ.

CALL OUT TODAY!

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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

FALL UP!


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DO YOU REMEMBER A TIME WHEN YOU FELL ON YOUR FACE?

What was the first thing you did?

YOU LOOKED AROUND TO MAKE SURE NOBODY SAW YOU AS YOU SPRUNG TO YOUR FEET!

You were a little embarrassed.  You wanted to get out of the area as quickly as possible.  Get me out of here!

SO MANY PEOPLE DO THAT WITH JESUS.

They make a poor choice and sin.  They wipe out spiritually and it was right out on the public street.

THE FIRST REACTION…..

Get me out of here!  I sadly have watched people make poor choices and instead of running to Jesus, they run from Him.

Instead of continuing their spiritual walk with Christ, they walk back to the world and sin where they came from.  They stay away from church and the place that can help restore them.  As a Pastor there is one thing for sure – THEY AVOID THE PREACHER.

LET ME HELP YOU TODAY!

John 8:7, However, when they persisted with their question, He raised Himself up and said, Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.  NOBODY IS PERFECT!  We all have issues we are working through.  People need to mind their own business and deal with their own sin.

JESUS WANTS YOU TO FALL UP TO HIM, NOT RUN FROM HIM!

1 John 1:9,  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

RUN TO JESUS FOR FORGIVENESS AND HE WILL WASH YOUR SINS AWAY!

Phil. 3:13-14, No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

FALL UP, NOT DOWN!

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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

Help Me PLEASE!!


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I have fallen and I cannot get up!

Have you ever met someone who was falling and they didn’t even realize it?

Car accidents, diseases, broken bones………

One day a friend and I were driving in Big Flats and we were coming to the intersection of D. Zenker and Hibbard.  It is a four corner, and it used to be that D. Zenker had a stop sign, but Hibbard did not.  We were almost to the intersection when we watched a car blow through the sign on Zenker and t-bone another car.  My heart started racing as the car that was hit flipped up into the air and came crashing down in its roof.  A dog came busting out of the upside down car.  We were first on scene.  It was bad!  

I HAD THAT FEELING OF WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO HELP THESE VICTIMS?  WE MADE SURE THEY WERE COMFORTED, BUT I DID NOT HAVE THE SKILLS TO REALLY HELP THEM.  I WANTED TO HELP!  I NEEDED TO HELP!  I DID NOT WANT TO SEE THEM DIE!

Sadly, we see this all the time spiritually too.

People who do not know Christ are fallen, and without you and I sharing Jesus will never get up, but will DIE!

OH…..THAT WE WOULD HAVE THE SAME PASSION TO HELP!

Rom. 10:15, And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”

Rom. 10:14, But how can people call on him if they have not believed in him? How can they believe in him if they have not heard his message? How can they hear if no one tells the Good News?

THE VICTIMS WERE STILL TRAPPED IN THEIR VEHICLES, AND WE WAITED WITH THEM UNTIL THE EMERGENCY VEHICLES ARRIVED.  IT FELT LIKE FOREVER!!  

Don’t make people wait any longer……. THEY WILL DIE WITHOUT YOU HELPING THEM WITH THE GOSPEL!  

JESUS SENT YOU TO REACH THEM WHEN THEY HAVE FALLEN…….YOU ARE THE MESSENGER OF HOPE AND HELP!

HELP THEM TODAY.

Come visit us on the web at http://www.histabernacle.com, or watch http://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

 

Help! I am NOT OK!


Stop whatever you are doing and take a HUGE breath, then say the name of Jesus slowly.

No, we are not chanting, we are stopping forward motion and demanding our attention to go back to the ONE who can truly help!

Prov. 3:5-6, Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understandingIn all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Take a few minutes and begin to thank Him for your salvation, thank Him for His presence, thank Him for His love………. break out into praise.

Inviting Jesus into your problem, into your emotions, into your life, is going to allow Him to direct your path.  It will allow Him to turn things to good, even when they are bad.

Stop again please, take a HUGE breath and say, “I love you Jesus, and I need you right now”.

Acknowledge Him, turn your eyes to Him, call out to Him – He is there with you RIGHT NOW!

Ps. 46:1-2a, God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear..

Jesus can make a great scrambled egg too….

Romans 8:28, And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

STOP!

TAKE A DEEP BREATH, AND CALL ON JESUS!

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Come visit us on the web at http://www.histabernacle.com, or watch http://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