Are your worries and fears closing in on you? Do you feel that the world goes against all you believe in? In this sermon from 2012, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. gives us the Kingdom tools for living confidently within the power of the Word of God.
Romans 8:37 – Yet in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
“Our text for today provides for us a foundation for living with confidence, and living without fear.”
“There are many Christians who do not live confidently. Our father has given us the Kingdom, but we sometimes think and act like paupers.”
“Omnipotence awaits our very beck and call, but we are filled with fear and intimidated by it all.”
“Those who would manipulate you, those who would control you, those who would imprison you emotionally, will do so by capitalizing on your hunger and on your fear.”
“Don’t tell folk your business; don’t tell folks your insecurities and fears – unless you know they love you.”
“If you look to people as a source…and if you strongly desire what people can give you, they may use you and your hunger to accomplish their goals and aspirations, rather than your good.”
“By holding up what you desire, they will lead you in directions that you should not go.”
“Be careful of who you reveal your insecurities to.”
“Fear will cause you to turn away from a very righteous agenda. When people know you are afraid, they will use your fear to make you step aside and be silent, when you ought to be speaking out.” – Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr.
“You’re never better off when you’re content.”
“Don’t be hungry for things…live in, drive in, and wear what you can pay for.”
“Don’t live on credit, because if you live on credit you’re going to live hungry and afraid.”
“If there’s unavoidable hunger and there’s unavoidable fear, reveal it to God.”
“The devil and the wicked will use your hunger, use your fear as handles by which they will guide you and control you and keep you in bondage.”
“It’s good to base your actions on what you know about the Word of God.” – Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr.
“Grace is something wonderful to be under because grace is God’s righteousness at Christs’ expense.”
“Jesus paid it all!”
“Stop downing and condemning yourself: start praising God!”
“Start believing what God’s Word says, and you shall become what God’s Word says you can become.”
“Aren’t you glad to be a child of God?”
“Look over at your neighbor and say, ‘It’s working out!’”
“You’re dealing with something that’s bigger than you can handle; overwhelming you, driving you down into the dirt, but I want you to know, just keep on loving and serving God…it’s working out!
“God is going to bring you over! God is going to bring you out!”
“It’s good to base your actions on what you know about the Word of God.”
“Some of you are worried about the forces that are against you…You’re worried about a situation the environment that is…but you ought to rejoice because the Bible says, ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ Hallelujah!”
“The Bible says that God has created all things…How can something that God created and controls be against us?” Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr.
“Don’t worry about what seems to be against you. Just keep on trusting God. You’re going make it. You’re going to come through it.”
“The psalmist says, ‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, thou art with me!’”
“When God shows up, I don’t care who else shows up: there’s nothing that God cannot deal with!”
“Break for praise! Clap your hands and give praise to God for all that He is!”
“We can live confidently because if God is for us, the world cannot come against us stop us block us.”
“If you’re looking for love, you’ll find it in God.” – Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr.
“If you looking for someone who cares about you, if you’re looking for someone to trust with your fears, open your heart and say, ‘These are my challenges; these are my fears, my hunger,’ you can do so with God, and He will help you.”
“Stop walking in inferiority…All of us need the mercy of God. Come boldly to the throne of Grace.”
“You don’t have to live in defeat. Position yourself in Christ and you’ll be more than a conqueror.”
“Jesus conquered demons; He made them tremble and He made them obey Him…He destroyed principalities and powers. Through death and resurrection, Jesus was more than a conqueror.”
“The same spirit that raised Him up from the dead is in you to conquer and to overcome.”
SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Romans 8:31-37, Genesis 25:19-34, 50:20; 1 Timothy 6:6, 2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 4:11, Hebrews 13:5, Psalm 23:4-5, Psalm 27, Roman 3:28, John 3:16, Hebrews 4:15, Proverb 16:32.