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

THE CYCLE OF LOVE NEVER CEASES


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This is a principle that we can never let far from our thoughts and hearts.

As a Christian we are to LOVE one another!

John 13:34,  So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.

Love is DANGEROUS! 

Love brings WOUNDS!

When we love other people besides being self absorbed into our own little universe, we are opening ourselves up for the opportunity of being hurt.

In fact, if you are going to open yourself up for love, you will be HURT!

What many people do when they are hurt is they SHUT DOWN, and go into protective mode.  They are making sure they do not feel the pain of love again!  When we think of love most think of the TV & movie type of love – shiver me timbers!  True love feels the oochie goochies, but true love is grown and when the feelings diminish the reality of love is absolutely a reality.  WE HURT EACH OTHER.  Majority of the time people hurt people on accident, but there are times when people are just nasty mean, and they strive to wound others.  Joyce Myers states, “hurt people, hurt people”.

We must learn the cycle of love to remain a person who loves.

EVERY TIME YOU LOVE, YOU BECOME VULNERABLE, EVERY TIME YOU BECOME VULNERABLE, IT IS INEVITABLE, YOU WILL BE HURT, AND EVERY TIME YOU GET HURT, YOU MUST FORGIVE, OR YOU CANNOT LOVE AGAIN!  Say that to yourself 10 times a day…..lol.

This is how God the Father loves us!  He chose to love you and I when we did not care who He was.  He sent His only son Jesus do die for our sins.  When He gave His all many still have rejected Him.  Those who have accepted Him, still choose to reject Jesus by sinning.  Jesus does not throw us away, He still chooses to love us.  I don’t know about you, but that type of love is a challenge.  

That is why Gal 2:20 is so powerful, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

This is not our fleshly type of love, but His love through us!  You already have it resident when you accepted Jesus (Gal. 5:22).

CHOOSE TO LOVE TODAY, ESPECIALLY, THE UNLOVABLE!

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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 WILL Not FORGIVE You!


EVERYONE IS GOING TO GET HURT!

THE CYCLE OF LOVE:

Say this with me please…..

Every time I LOVE, I become VULNERABLE.

Every time I become VULNERABLE, it is INEVITABLE, I will be HURT.

Every time I get HURT, I must FORGIVE, or I cannot LOVE AGAIN!

The Word of God, Jesus Himself taught that if you are offended you MUST FORGIVE, because you have been FORGIVEN.

Pastor, this person constantly hurts me.  They do the same thing over and over and I will not forgive them again.

Mat 18:21  Then came Peter and said to him, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times?  22  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.

Mat 6:14  For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO FORGIVE A PERSON THAT MEANS YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM OWNERSHIP IN YOUR LIFE.

What?

When you do not forgive a person then you are allowing them to run a portion of your life.  If they are going somewhere, you will not.  When they walk into a room, your blood starts to boil.  They are in your thoughts, they are in your dreams, and both are filled with hatred and bitterness.  THEY OWN YOU!  The one you say you hate, now literally influences your actions, thoughts, and emotions.  

FORGIVENESS IS NOT FOR THEM, IT IS FOR YOU!

SET YOURSELF FREE FROM UN-FORGIVENSS AND BITTERNESS BY FORGIVING THEM.

Jesus forgave you and I of all our junk and stupidity.  If He has forgiven us, we must forgive others.  Take the step today toward your FREEDOM.

IF YOU DO NOT FORGIVE, YOU CANNOT BE FORGIVEN!

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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

FORGIVING OTHERS IS YOUR FREEDOM!


1 Cor. 13:13, And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE, BUT HOW CAN YOU LOVE IF YOU NEVER FORGIVE?

The truth is that we have all been hurt, offended, wounded by others, and we have also hurt, offended, wounded others.  Life is filled with wounds from people because people are imperfect and some are even simply mean.  

EVERYONE IS GOING TO GET HURT!

THE CYCLE OF LOVE:

Say this with me please…..

Every time I LOVE, I become VULNERABLE.

Every time I become VULNERABLE, it is INEVITABLE, I will be HURT.

Every time I get HURT, I must FORGIVE, or I cannot LOVE AGAIN!

This is what the Father does with us.

The Creator, the King, the Master has become vulnerable to us with His love.  Every time we sin we are offending Him.  Thank God for Jesus!!  Father loves us so much that He does not throw us away, but that He sent His Son to die for our offenses.  Father loves us so much He became vulnerable, we hurt Him when we sin, and He FORGIVES us when we ask!

WHEN YOU AND I CHOOSE NOT TO FORGIVE SOMEONE, THEN WE STOP THE CYCLE OF LOVE AND BECOME HARD-HEARTED, BITTER, NASTY, COLD, CALLOUS, UN-CHRISTLIKE CREATURES.

Are you holding a GRUDGE?

Do you HATE someone?

Are you BITTER?

IT IS TIME TO GET FREE FROM THE PRISON YOU HAVE PLACED YOURSELF IN…….FORGIVE THEM!

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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

Vulnerable LOVE!


This is a principle that we can never let far from our thoughts and hearts.

As a Christian we are to LOVE one another!

John 13:34,  So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.

Love is DANGEROUS! 

Love brings WOUNDS!

When we love other people besides being self absorbed into our own little universe, we are opening ourselves up for the opportunity of being hurt.

In fact, if you are going to open yourself up for love, you will be HURT!

What many people do when they are hurt is they SHUT DOWN, and go into protective mode.  They are making sure they do not feel the pain of love again!  When we think of love most think of the TV & movie type of love – shiver me timbers!  True love feels the oochie goochies, but true love is grown and when the feelings diminish the reality of love is absolutely a reality.  WE HURT EACH OTHER.  Majority of the time people hurt people on accident, but there are times when people are just nasty mean, and they strive to wound others.  Joyce Myers states, “hurt people, hurt people”.

We must learn the cycle of love to remain a person who loves.

EVERY TIME YOU LOVE, YOU BECOME VULNERABLE, EVERY TIME YOU BECOME VULNERABLE, IT IS INEVITABLE, YOU WILL BE HURT, AND EVERY TIME YOU GET HURT, YOU MUST FORGIVE, OR YOU CANNOT LOVE AGAIN!  Say that to yourself 10 times a day…..lol.

This is how God the Father loves us!  He chose to love you and I when we did not care who He was.  He sent His only son Jesus do die for our sins.  When He gave His all many still have rejected Him.  Those who have accepted Him, still choose to reject Jesus by sinning.  Jesus does not throw us away, He still chooses to love us.  I don’t know about you, but that type of love is a challenge.  

That is why Gal 2:20 is so powerful, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

This is not our fleshly type of love, but His love through us!  You already have it resident when you accepted Jesus (Gal. 5:22).

CHOOSE TO LOVE TODAY, ESPECIALLY, THE UNLOVABLE!

vulnerable-love

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.  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