FLOCKING TO THE SOFT CHURCH


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PEOPLE LOVE TO FIND PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS THAT CONDONE THEIR LIFESTYLE SO THEY CAN JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS.

In today’s “CHURCH” world this has become quite easy with the uprising of churches who have taken the STANDARD out of the WORD OF GOD.

Homosexuality is now condoned in many mainline religious institutionsBUT NOT IN THE WORD.

Sexual sin such as fornication and adultery is condoned in most churchesBUT NOT IN THE WORD.

Alcohol use and abuse is condoned in churches because the Pastors are indulgingBUT NOT IN THE WORD.

CONDONE definition:  accept and allow behavior that is morally wrong or offensive to continue, disregarding or overlooking what is illegal or objectionable.

YOU CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A “SAVED” PERSON AND A “LOST” PERSON ANY LONGER WHEN THEY SIT NEXT TO EACH OTHER IN CHURCH!

The “SOFT CHURCH” is only damning the saints sitting in the seats.  We are not here to bash and beat the sinner (saint), but we are here to teach and train them to live right before God.

Jesus does not condone sin!

Jesus is not soft on sin!  

Rev. 2:4-5, Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.

Rev. 2:14 & 16,  But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.  Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

Rev. 2:20&22, Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.   Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.

EPH. 5:27, He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.

DO NOT BE DECEIVED – DO NOT FLOCK TO THE APOSTATE CHURCH – RUN TO 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 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

Rend Your HEART!


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JOEL 2:13, Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.”  Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish. 

THE FATHER IN HIS GREAT MERCY AND COMPASSION IS CALLING HIS CHURCH, HIS BODY TO GET BACK TO THE WORD OF GOD AND TO LIVE CORRECTLY.

Yesterday the Lord spoke to me a word for the body of Christ.  He told me that this year He was so passionate for His family that those who have been going after Him He would propel and those who have been running from Him, He would break their legs.

WHAT?

BREAK THEIR LEGS!!!

THAT IS CRUEL!

IS IT REALLY?

Would you want to serve Jesus if He did not care enough to pursue you?  He chose you, and is calling His family to rend their hearts and not their garments.  Jesus is calling us to open our hearts and surrender MORE to Him.  Those silent sins, those secret separators, those devilish deeds that are corrosive to your intimacy with Jesus, HE IS ASKING YOU TO REPENT – TURN FROM THEM!

It comes down to who you love more……..THE SIN OR THE SAVIOR!

Sin has no control over you because when you got saved Jesus broke the power of sin over your life.  So the sins we hide and that hinder our time with Jesus are choice, not bondage.

REND YOUR HEART – REPENT – CALL ON HIS NAME AND HE WILL WASH YOU BECAUSE HE IS COMPASSIONATE AND MERCIFUL!!!

Thank you Jesus for loving us so much you are willing to call us to repentance rather than abandoning us!

I CHOOSE TO REND MY HEART TODAY BECAUSE A MERCIFUL CHRIST IS CALLING.

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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

AM I BACKSLIDDEN?


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HOW CAN YOU IDENTIFY IF YOU ARE ON THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF BACKSLIDING?

What is backsliding?

It is when you begin the slow descent AWAY from the relationship with Jesus that you once had with passion.

“I still love the Lord, but I am just not feeling it the way I used to.”

“I love God but I just do not have time for church, the Bible, or prayer.”

HERE ARE THE PRINCIPLES OF DESCENT WHEN IT COMES TO BACKSLIDING.  IF YOU ARE IN THIS SPIRAL THEN CATCH YOURSELF AND REPENT, AND RETURN TO YOUR FIRST WORKS (Rev. 2:4-5, Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.)

Discouragement – When it seems you are being attacked on every side and there is no way out, even though your circumstances have not really changed, you are probably entering the first level of the attack of witchcraft.

 

ConfusionAn increasing state of confusion, again for apparently no reason. At this level we begin to lose the clarity of God’s call on our life, which begins to weaken our desire to stand. This compounds the Discouragement and prepares us for the next level:

 

DepressionAt this level our spiritual disciplines begin to slip and we fall further into the pit of discouragement and confusion. This is very prevalent in the church. This leads very quickly to:

 

Loss of Vision At this level we begin to doubt if God has even called us at all! This is the goal of the previous attacks, and leads us to spiritually wandering in circles when we really need to be on the straight and narrow.

 

Incapacitation The previous attacks lead us to a place when we no longer hear from the Lord. The scriptures no longer speak to us and anointed messages just seem dead.

 

Withdrawal At this level we withdraw not only from our call, but also from the church, friends, and even family members.

 

Hopelessness As we withdraw from God and those closest to us this leads quickly to hopelessness. We are now a loner from the pack and can easily be targeted and taken out. This always leads to:

 

DEFEAT!

YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CREATED FOR DEFEAT!!  GET IN VICTORY BY REESTABLISHING YOUR PASSION FOR 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 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

WHERE HAS THE FIRE GONE?


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YOU LOOK BACK IN YOUR PAST AND SEE HOW PASSIONATE YOU WERE ABOUT JESUS AND HIS KINGDOM!

NOW……

Your flame has dwindled to a flicker.  A small dancing flame of fire that if the wind blows too strongly it will go out completely.

IT IS NOT WHERE YOU WANT TO BE!

IT IS NOT WHAT YOU PLANNED!

YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE IN THIS POSITION!

You remember that you could not wait to open the Word in the morning and talk to Jesus who washed your sins away.  IT WAS REAL, THE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM, THE FIRE WITHIN WAS SO REAL!

You could not wait to get to church and praise Him around the front of the altar.  You could not wait to help, love and minister to people. NOW…… you have to drag yourself to church, that is, if you make it at all.

YOUR FLESH GIVES YOU EXCUSES!

“I don’t like the church”

“I don’t feel connected”

“I………..”

THE CONDITION OF YOUR HEART HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A CHURCH, A PREACHER, YOUR FAMILY, IT IS THAT YOUR HAVE “LEFT” YOU FIRST LOVE!

Jesus longs for you!

Jesus misses you!

Jesus is waiting for you!

Jesus wants to breathe the FIRE back into your SPIRIT!

NO MORE EXCUSES!

Rev. 2:4-5, Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.

Rev. 3:20,  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

THE FLICKER CAN BE BLOWN INTO A FLAME IF YOU WILL RETURN TO WHAT YOU KNOW WORKS!  SPEND TIME WITH JESUS AND BE FAITHFUL TO HIM AND HIS KINGDOM!  YOUR WHOLE LIFE WILL GET BACK ON TRACK…..QUICKLY!

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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

WALK ON WATER…YA RIGHT!


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HAVE YOU EVER CONQUERED A SITUATION IN YOUR LIFE WITH JESUS AND THEN WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME YOU FELL BACK INTO IT?

The wave of guilt grips you.

Self-digust fills your thoughts.

HOW COULD I?

WHAT HAPPENED?

WHAT A LOSER!

Failure is not falling, failure is not getting back up.  We will never walk on water figuratively (maybe literal though), but we must STRIVE to reach the goal!

Paul taught us a principle that is so very powerful about moving forward.  Phil.3:13, 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.

THE WORST thing to do is to beat yourself to death with the sin that so easily toppled you.  I have watched many carry around a spiritual baseball bat in their hands and beat the snot out of themselves so badly they cannot even walk straight.  I have watch others walk away with self-loathing.  I have watched others who just ignore and remain in their sin.

GET UP!

REPENT!

MOVE FORWARD!

NEVER LOOK BACK!

Please keep it that simple.  Forgive yourself and move forward.  You cannot change your past but you can your future.  STOP LOOKING BACKWARD TO THE FAILURES OF YESTERDAY, OR EVEN 10 MINUTES AGO.  If Jesus can forgive you, you can forgive yourself.

MOVE FORWARD, AND BRING SOMEONE WITH YOU!

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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

SLOW EROSION


Eucalyptus Tree with eroded roots on an Morgans Island in Lake Pukaki, Mackenzie Country, South Island, New Zealand

When my wife was a child growing up they lived where you could look out the front door and you would be staring at a 10 ft. waterfall with a lagoon at the bottom.  It was beautiful!

There was a mammoth tree in the front yard on the bank of the creek just below the waterfalls that stood majestic.  She was telling me that when she was a child they would run around that tree and play, but as the years passed the SLOW EROSION process happened while life went on and night passed to day.  When I saw it the roots were now completely exposed, and the last time we went and looked, THE TREE WAS GONE.

A bowl of ice cream comes out of the freezer frozen.  It is not liquid the moment you take it out.  Over time that once frozen treat has become a soupy milk treat.

WHEN WE FOLLOW JESUS THE DEVIL KNOWS THAT HE CANNOT STEAL YOUR PASSION IMMEDIATELY.  HE KNOWS JESUS AUTHENTICALLY CHANGED YOU AND YOU KNOW THAT TOO. SO TO DO A DRAMATIC MOVE WOULD COMPLETELY EXPOSE HIS PLOT OF EROSION.

A slow process….

Stop reading the Word as often.

Stop going to church every week.

Start hanging out again with people you needed to get away from.

Stop ministry in your life.

IT IS NEVER FAST…..

IT IS ALWAYS SLOW EROSION OR YOU WOULD BE CONCERNED INSTEAD OF LULLED TO DEATH!

1 Tim. 4:1a, Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith….

Heb 5:11, There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen.

Rev. 2:2-3, Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God. Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.

ARREST THE EROSION BEFORE YOUR TREE HAS EXPOSED ROOTS AND THEN YOU FALL INTO THE CREEK THAT DESTROYED YOUR BASE.

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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

PURPOSED PEOPLE!


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THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN WANDERING WITH NO PURPOSE OR DIRECTION!

Yesterday we celebrated the RESURRECTION of Jesus.

BUT WHY?

WHY WHAT?

Why did Jesus die and resurrect?

JESUS DIED AND RESURRECTED FOR ONE PURPOSE AND ONLY ONE PURPOSE!

2 Peter 3:9, The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

Jesus did not come to start a religion.

Jesus did not come to be a star.

JESUS CAME TO SNATCH US BACK FROM SATAN’S CONTROL BY PROVIDING A BLOOD SACRIFICE THAT WOULD WASH AWAY OUR SINS.

THE RESURRECTION SEALED THE DOOM OF SATAN AND HIS HORDE SO WE CAN HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE KING.

Thank you Jesus for not losing the vision!

Thank you Jesus for not being distracted by the things of this world!

Thank you Jesus for keeping your purpose protected!

THANK YOU FOR PASSING THAT SAME PURPOSE TO US!

Mark 16:15, Then he said, “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all. MSG

BE FOCUSED THIS WEEK PEOPLE OF GOD.

WHO IS JESUS SENDING TO YOU OR YOU TO THAT NEEDS TO HEAR ABOUT JESUS AND THE FREEDOM HE PAID SUCH A MASSIVE PRICE TO PROVIDE?

Bring in the HARVEST!

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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

YOU OFFEND ME! pt. 2


Being offended does not destroy the other person!
It destroys YOU!

The destruction is always felt in many dimensions. The dimension we live in is touched because now we are walking around with hurt feelings, and as Joyce says, “hurt people, hurt people”.
It also touches your walk with God, in fact, it doesn’t touch it, it eats it away.

Mark 6:3-5
New King James Version (NKJV)
3 Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him.
4 But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

DID YOU GET THAT? THEY WERE OFFENDED, AND HE WASN’T ABLE TO DO MIGHTY WORKS THERE…….THEY WERE UNABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF GODOFFENSE STOPS THE POWER OF GOD FROM BEING ABLE TO WORK IN OUR LIVES!!!

Mark 4:16-17
Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 And in the same way the ones sown upon stony ground are those who, when they hear the Word, at once receive and accept and welcome it with joy;
17 And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away.

MANY FALL AWAY FROM JESUS BECAUSE OF OFFENSES. SOME BECAUSE OF THE GOSPEL, BUT OTHERS IN THE GOSPEL.  If you are in God’s HOME, you will be offended. Father’s house is filled with brothers and sisters and everyone hurts each other. Majority of the time it is accidental, yet, I have watched many walk away because they took offense over an accidental statement or action. I have watched people leave Father’s home because they took on the offense of another person. All could cost you your eternity with Christ.

Matthew 24:10
Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 And then many will be offended and repelled and will [a]begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.

ONCE THE OFFENSE HAS TAKEN ROOT, NOW THEY START HATING AND DEVOURING. Watch the venom coming out of your mouth, watch the walls that are built, watch how you pull away. Each action screams, OFFENSE!

Today you can be FREE !
Confess your sin, REPENT, and get right!
Jesus will forgive you and make you clean again.

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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

YOU OFFENDED ME! pt. 1


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I’ve been doing some housekeeping in my personal life, and in doing so, while sharing what God is doing in my life with friends…I have discovered a bacteria infecting our lives in common. THERE IS A SPIRIT OF OFFENSE RUNNING AROUND GOD’S KINGDOM. I want to call attention to this crafty ploy of the enemy. You see many “mature” christians can’t be tripped up by the big obvious things so the enemy of our soul has used a masterful technique on the body of Christ, and its called offense.

Maybe it’s like this:
Uh...that pot hole, my car is going to fall apart…don’t they understand I can’t afford to have to fix my car…if they don’t fix that hole I am just not going to keep coming down that driveway…

Grrrrrrr … he’s parked in my parking spot.

She just walked right by me and never said hi…..what did i ever do to her?…How rude and she calls herself a Christian.

That music is just awful….it’s so loud…they’ll never be able to keep people with it screeching like that.

I can’t believe she wore that to church….this is the house of God.

I’m not ever going to sit here again…all they do is talk, right out loud…how rude I can’t even concentrate. I’m just going to find another church where it would be better.

HOW AM I DOING SO FAR?

IT’S NOT THE CHURCH THAT’S THE PROBLEM....we feel dry, empty and so far from God because week after week we go through the motions of church but NOT ACTUALLY GETTING TO WORSHIP, LEARN OR GROW….so for 10 years we feel like the church has failed us, and we need to go somewhere else to get fed…..which will work for a few weeks until you get back into the same old routine of offense!!!!

Mark 4:16-17
Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 And in the same way the ones sown upon stony ground are those who, when they hear the Word, at once receive and accept and welcome it with joy;
17 And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away.

Offenses are hurting YOU!
They are destroying YOU!
They are making YOU a bitter, nasty, unsavory saint that oozes stank instead of sweet Jesus.

REPENT…… and be healed!!

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

I’m OFFENDED By YOU! Pt. 2


Being offended does not destroy the other person, it destroys YOU!

The destruction is always felt in many dimensions. The dimension we live in is touched because now we are walking around with hurt feelings, and as Joyce says, “hurt people, hurt people”.
It also touches your walk with God, in fact, it doesn’t touch it, it eats it away.

Mark 6:3-5
New King James Version (NKJV)
3 Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him.
4 But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

DID YOU GET THAT? THEY WERE OFFENDED, AND JESUS WASN’T ABLE TO DO MIGHTY WORKS THERE…….THEY WERE UNABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF GOD.  OFFENSE STOPS THE POWER OF GOD FROM BEING ABLE TO WORK IN OUR LIVES!!!

Mark 4:16-17
Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 And in the same way the ones sown upon stony ground are those who, when they hear the Word, at once receive and accept and welcome it with joy;
17 And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away.

MANY FALL AWAY FROM JESUS BECAUSE OF OFFENSES. If you are in God’s HOME, you will be offended. Father’s house is filled with brothers and sisters and everyone hurts each other. Majority of the time it is accidental, yet, I have watched many walk away because they took offense over an accidental statement or action. I have watched people leave Father’s home because they took on the offense of another person. All could cost you your eternity with Christ.

Matthew 24:10
Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.

ONCE THE OFFENSE HAS TAKEN ROOT, NOW THEY START HATING AND DEVOURING. Watch the venom coming out of their mouth, watch the walls that are built, watch them pull away. Each action screams, OFFENSE!

Today you can be FREE !
Confess your sin, REPENT, and get right!
Jesus will forgive you and make you clean again.

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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