REJECT REJECTION!


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Eph. 3:17-19,  that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

The SEED, the ROOT, and the TREE, should be producing the FRUIT OF LOVE!

When we allow rejection to take root it grows up into an ugly, twisted, mangled tree that produces sour, rotten, or no fruit.

WE MUST REJECT THE ROOT OF REJECTION!

It comes down to worth.  Where do we obtain our worth?

If we are measuring our worth by people then we are going to be rejected and wounded.

Galatians 1:10 – For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

BUT

If we get our worth and value from the TRUTH, then no matter what someone does to us we can remain SOLID and HEALTHY.

Who is sitting in the chief chair of your life?

When we place God where He belongs in our lives and we aim to please Him, our value is generated by being hidden in Christ.

WE ARE WHO FATHER SAYS WE ARE!

WE CAN DO WHAT THE FATHER SAYS WE CAN DO!

No matter what anyone else does to us we are solid in our worth because of who Jesus says we are!

I CHALLENGE YOU TODAY TO LOOK AT YOUR LIFE AND MAKE SURE THAT JESUS IS #1, AND HE IS SEATED IN THE HEAD CHAIR OF YOUR LIFE.

HE IS FAITHFUL, HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, HE WILL NEVER REJECT YOU, HE WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, HE WILL NEVER ABANDON YOU, HE WILL NEVER THROW YOU AWAY!

Make Jesus #1 today, and everyone else #2.

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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

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

GIVE THAT BACK!


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HAVE YOU EVER HAD SOMEONE GIVE YOU A CHRISTMAS GIFT AND RIGHT AFTER YOU OPEN IT THEY GRAB IT BACK AND SAY THEY DO NOT WANT YOU TO HAVE IT?

Can you imagine that moment?

WHAT?  Are you crazy?

YOU WRAPPED IT, PUT THEIR NAME ON IT, PUT IT UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE AND NOW YOU ARE TAKING IT FROM THEIR HANDS AFTER THEY OPENED IT?

That is sick!

HOW OFTEN DO WE DO THAT TO JESUS?

We give Him our lives – Rom. 12:1, So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. MSG

THEN WE CHANGE OUR MINDS AND TAKE IT BACK!

Maybe not the whole gift, just part of it.  We give Him that area of our lives that we struggle with and then once we lay it at the altar we pick it back up again because we want to play with it.

That sin that so easily besets us!  We surrender it, we give it to Jesus, then temptation comes and we walk over to Jesus and take it from Him and start playing with it again.

MAKE A DECISION THAT THIS SEASON YOU WILL LEAVE IT AT THE ALTAR.

DO NOT TAKE YOUR SACRIFICIAL GIFT THAT YOU GAVE TO CHRIST BACK.

Surrender it fully because it really is not yours any longer, you gave it away!

SURRENDER AND LEAVE IT IN HIS HANDS – YOU GAVE IT TO HIM – DO NOT TAKE IT BACK!

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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

What KINGDOM Are You SEEKING?


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Matt. 6:33,  Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you!

It is without question that the word FIRST means priority, number 1 focus, and it is without question that we are all SEEKING.

So the real question is WHAT ARE WE SEEKING FIRST?

Jesus was clear what we needed to seek as our number 1 priority, so that means if anything else is in that position then our lives are out of order.

THERE ARE 3 MAIN KINGDOMS THAT CAN BE SOUGHT AFTER!

Phil. 2:9-11, Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

1.  The Kingdom of God / Heaven 

2. The Kingdom of the earth

3. The Kingdom of Satan

Whichever one you seek you will find and obtain the fruit from its tree.

What we seek first will aim our life’s destiny.

WHATEVER KINGDOM WE PRIORITIZE PRODUCES FRUIT!

Gal. 6:7-8, Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

IT IS AMAZING HOW MANY SEEK OTHER KINGDOM’S AND THEN GET MAD WHEN JESUS DOES NOT GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT AND WHEN THEY WANT IT.

WHAT ARE YOU SEEKING FIRST 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

You JUDGE Yourself!


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That old statement that people usually make when they are GUILTY of living a life of sin, “DON’T YOU JUDGE ME!”

It always makes me chuckle in my head when I hear that, and my response (in my head) is, “NOBODY NEEDS TO JUDGE YOU, YOU JUDGED YOURSELF BY YOUR LIFESTYLE!

MATT 7:16-20, You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Once I was out of state, and I bumped into a person that I had known for many years. This person had a tremendous call and anointing. One day, I was looking at their Facebook page and they were thrashed and bragging about the party they were attending. I sent a message simply asking them how their relationship with Jesus was doing. I was told, “How dare you judge me?” I was immediately blocked.  I was genuinely concerned because if you sin, then there is conviction (anyone posting pictures of themselves getting thrashed and bragging about it usually isn’t being overwhelmed with Godly sorrow).

THE LIFESTYLE WE LIVE IS PREACHING WHAT IS REALLY IN OUR HEARTS.  

LOOK AT YOUR FACEBOOK AND SEE WHAT THE MAJORITY OF YOUR POSTS ARE ABOUT.  IS IT JESUS, FAMILY, MINISTRY, ETERNAL VALUE, or is it saturated with the world and sin?

WE JUDGE OURSELVES BY THE LIFE AND ACTIONS WE SUBMIT DAILY BEFORE JESUS AND THE WORLD.

Don’t judge me!!  Nobody has to judge you, YOU HAVE JUDGED YOURSELF.

WHAT FRUIT IS ON YOUR TREE?

That is legalism……NO…..that is the Bible.

IF WE JUDGE OURSELVES ACCORDING TO THE WORD THEN WE WILL PLEASE GOD!

Gal. 6:7, Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

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

 

Root of REJECTION Pt. 3


Eph. 3:17-19,  that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

The SEED, the ROOT, and the TREE, should be producing the FRUIT OF LOVE!

When we allow rejection to take root it grows up into an ugly, twisted, mangled tree that produces sour, rotten, or no fruit.

WE MUST REJECT THE ROOT OF REJECTION!

It comes down to worth.  Where do we obtain our worth?

If we are measuring our worth by people then we are going to be rejected and wounded.

Galatians 1:10 – For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

BUT

If we get our worth and value from the TRUTH, then no matter what someone does to us we can remain SOLID and HEALTHY.

Who is sitting in the chief chair of your life?

When we place God where He belongs in our lives and we aim to please Him, our value is generated by being hidden in Christ.

WE ARE WHO FATHER SAYS WE ARE!

WE CAN DO WHAT THE FATHER SAYS WE CAN DO!

No matter what anyone else does to us we are solid in our worth because of who Jesus says we are!

I CHALLENGE YOU TODAY TO LOOK AT YOUR LIFE AND MAKE SURE THAT JESUS IS #1, AND HE IS SEATED IN THE HEAD CHAIR OF YOUR LIFE.

HE IS FAITHFUL, HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, HE WILL NEVER REJECT YOU, HE WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, HE WILL NEVER ABANDON YOU, HE WILL NEVER THROW YOU AWAY!

Make Jesus #1 today, and everyone else #2.

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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

 

Up On The Rooftop Click, Click, Click


IT IS CHRISTMAS EVE!!

Up on the rooftop….

I LOVE THAT SONG!

Santa is coming to deliver the presents tonight and he arrives with his sleigh with how many reindeer?  Is it still hunting season (just kidding Sherry)!!

I remember as a small child when we would be made to go to bed on Christmas Eve, trying to stay awake all night long so I could hear the hooves hit the rooftop.  I never did hear them…lol, but I tried!

Whether you believed in Santa or not, that jolly ole mass of a man was going to sneak into our house and leave some gifts under the tree.

TODAY

Jesus will never try to sneak into your life.

He will never come on the rooftop, or through the chimney.

Jesus is standing at your FRONT DOOR!

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.

Jesus is at your front door knocking for permission to come into your life.

Some will open it wide enough to get a business card, others will open it enough to let him stand at the bottom of the stairs, BUT, how many will let JESUS have rule of their lives?

The presents He comes to bring are eternal!  They are awesomely good, and never bad!

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SET OUT A SPECIAL PLATE OF COOKIES FOR JESUS TO ENJOY IN YOUR LIVING ROOM?

The click, click, click will stop, stop, stop……

BUT

THE KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK IS ECHOING BECAUSE JESUS WILL ONLY COME IN AS FAR AS YOU WILL LET HIM!

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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