SERMON for Palm Sunday: Whatever You Do, Do It in the Name of the Lord


On Palm Sunday at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, Pastor Michael B. Golden Jr., Chairman of the Bishop C.E. Blake Legacy Conference, delivered a powerful, prophetic word titled, “Whatever You Do, Do It in the Name of the Lord.”

“Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord. Peace in Heaven and glory in the highest.” –  Luke 19:38 (KJV)

“This is the greatest church in the Church of God In Christ,” proclaimed Pastor Michael B. Golden, Jr.

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. invited Pastor Golden to deliver the Word to the congregation of West Angeles Church of God In Christ on Palm Sunday 2016.  The dynamic, prophetic message he delivered was inspired by Luke 19:37-38 –

37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38 saying: “ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Said Pastor Golden, “High-five your neighbor and tell them, ‘Something good is getting ready to happen!’”

The entire Palm Sunday service is available HERE, on West Angeles Gospel On Demand. Highlights from the sermon follow:

“When most preachers come to Palm Sunday, they focus on the triumphant entry, on the fact that there were palm trees laid at the feet of Jesus as He came in on the back of a donkey…God saw the donkey in you and still used you!”

“It’s one thing to come to West Angeles on Sunday morning when your hair is done and your nails are wonderfully done, but God saw you when you were in your mess, in your struggle…and He still said ‘I want you’”.

“Like Adam and Eve, you came to yourself and said ‘I didn’t even know I was exposed.’”

“With your anger, bitterness, frustration, anxiety…all of your hurt, pain, and stress, He still said, ‘I want you.’”

“With the fact that you’ve been isolated, humiliated, pushed to the side and put in obscurity, God said, ‘I want you.’”

“If God wants you, it doesn’t matter who doesn’t want you.”

“Our country has forgotten the Power in the name of the Lord” – Pastor Michael B. Golden, Jr.

“This is for everybody who said you couldn’t be; who said it couldn’t happen for you; everybody who said you weren’t smart enough, you weren’t with the right group, you didn’t have it all together…Is there anybody in here who knows that God chose you anyway?”

“Not only is He coming, He’s coming in the name of the Lord.”

“As I watch CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, I have quickly discerned that our country has forgotten the Power in the name of the Lord.”

“If Buddha can’t help you…give Jesus a try.”

“There are some of you who are dealing with some circumstances right now and…you’ve tried everything that you can try…but I’m here to tell you to take your hands off of it.”

“Some of you are sitting next to some ‘chosen frozens’ today!

“If Buddha can’t help you…give Jesus a try” – Pastor Michael B. Golden, Jr.

“I dare you to open your mouths and say, ‘So good!’”

“What’s on me is getting ready to rub off on you. What’s on me? Favor is on me. The anointing is on me. Glory is on me. Provision is on me.”

“Put your hand on your neighbor and say, ‘I’m rubbing it off on you…Peace in your home on your job, in your family… peace on in this church.’”

“One of the reasons you can’t praise God is because you don’t have peace…I speak to every enemy, every devil, every demonic force, and I demand PEACE!”

“How do you get peace? You get peace by using that name. And what is that name? JESUS!”

“I feel the Holy Ghost all up in my space!”

“When you shout that name, God’s releasing angels…and when you come into your house, the devil’s going to see you at the front door and say, ‘She comes in the name of the Lord!’”

“Shout your address and say, ‘Satan, get to steppin!’” – Pastor Michael B. Golden, Jr.

“You’re not going to mess with my peace, you’re not going to intimidate my joy, He gives me power to tread over serpents, and over scorpions, and I command you in the name of Jesus!”

“I need three people in every row who know how to use that Name. Say it again like you really mean it! JESUS!”

“The devil, from this point forward, will not be able to operate by absentee ballot in your life.”

“[The devil] is not even living in your home, but he’s influencing your children.”

“Confusion comes up and you don’t even know where it’s coming from. It’s because Satan is operating with power of attorney over your children, over your family.”

“No, you’re not perfect – nobody is perfect – but we are perfected in the name of Jesus.”

“I came up on PTL, but I also came up on a TV show called ‘Martin’…and he knew how to tell people who didn’t belong in his space to ‘Get to steppin’!”

“For every trial you’ve faced, God set it up to bring you through” – Pastor Michael B. Golden, Jr.

“I need about 1,000 folks who have enough power in your words to speak to the devil and say, ‘Satan, get to steppin’!”

“Shout your address and say, ‘Satan, get to steppin!’”

“You’ve got to be careful in this season who you’re connected to. Sometimes you’ve got to do bad all by yourself.”

“There’s a difference between friends and allies…friends stick with you through the good and the bad.”

“I know Jesus is a friend of mine. When I was in my lowest state, He didn’t walk off and leave me.”

“Thank you Lord!”

“Everything that’s in your mind does not always bring life.”

“God said, ‘You’re going to survive, even though they walked off from you, planned your funeral and left you for dead.”

“I was down, but I wasn’t out. I was in trouble, but I didn’t lose my mind, I didn’t lose hope.”

“God’s getting ready to give you a double portion of His power” – Pastor Michael B. Golden, Jr.

“Buddha couldn’t help me because he was dead, and if I didn’t want to be like him, I couldn’t call that name.”

“I dare you to put it in God’s hands and say, ‘Jesus!’”

“For some of you, the next seven days are going to be seven days of Kingdom surprises. God’s getting ready to give you a double portion of His power…He’s given you Kingdom authority.”


“Look your neighbor dead in the eye and say, ‘It’s done!’”

“God’s getting ready to do something…the devil is on the run!  I dare you to shout, ‘Done!’”

“I woke up in the name of Jesus!”

“I don’t know how I made it. I should have died. I should have given up…Nobody did it but God!”

“For every trial you’ve faced, God set it up to bring you through. And when you come through, you’re going to set off a praise in West Angeles that says, ‘Nobody did it but God!’”

“The same power He had as Jehovah the Old Testament is the same power He has in the New Testament.”

“The same power Jehovah had to bring the children of Israel through the Red Sea is the same power He has to bring you and your family through the worst season of your life.”

“The same power He had to bring Shadrach, Meshach and ‘Nebed-Negro’ out of the fiery furnace…If He did it before, He can do it again!”

“He was here when grandmomma was here. He’ll be here when grandbaby is here. He’s eternal.”

“Jesus is here because He’s everywhere!”

“Everybody in this house is going to come to agreement that the enemy’s rule in your life is over!”

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Luke 19:37-38, Isaiah 43:19, 54:17; Luke 10:19, Jeremiah 1:10,  2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Psalm 121:1-5, Isaiah 53:5, Exodus 14, Daniel 3:19-29.


Pastor Michael B. Golden, Jr. accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the young age of 13, and accepted the call of the Lord on May 26, 1996. After graduating from Norfolk Seminary and College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology, on August 1998 he became the youngest Elder ordained in the Second Jurisdiction State of Virginia, Church of God In Christ. On February 4, 2012, he was officially installed as Pastor of the Greater Emmanuel Temple COGIC in Hampton Virginia, the church founded by his father, Superintendent Michael B. Golden, Sr.

Pastor Golden’s stellar list of service, accomplishments, and posts includes YPWW President, Vice Chairman of the International AIM Convention, Assistant Jurisdictional Conference Coordinator, Jurisdictional Adjutant and Financial Advisor to the Bishop, and in November 2012 Pastor Golden was elected to the National Board of Trustees of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. Most recently, he served as Chairman of the Bishop C.E. Blake Legacy Conference.

Also an entrepreneur, Pastor Golden works in commercial lending and Real Estate development. He is married to Evangelist Missionary Trina Wilson Golden; together they have two children, Michael B. Golden, III and Malaya Angelina Golden.

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