It’s amazing how we live so much of our lives trying to do things by our own strength when the Lord has sent us a helper who fully equips us for anything that comes our way.. I know that God has led me to this internship and He will not put me in any place that He will not watch over me and provide all that I need whether it is a financial need, guidance or just someone to help accomplish a task, God is faithful.
I knew the internship program was not going to be easy, but I also knew that God was going to train me up for the ministry and it would be worth it. Prior to starting the internship, I had many reasons not to do it and there was a big attack on my family, but the Lord has been working this all out for my good as I continue the course He has set before me.
‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. 21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.’ Acts 2:17-21 NKJV
By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the prophet Joel prophesied of these days that he called the “last days”. And this was fulfilled approximately 2000 years ago on the Day of Pentecost.
2 Peter 3:8 says that – with the Lord – a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day. If Pentecost was the “last days” then right now, then surely we are in the LAST of the last days! Jesus has appeared to many in the last few decades and told them to tell the people to get ready because He is coming soon! Even if you didn’t believe that He’s coming in your lifetime, you still need to keep your sense of urgency about you. You can’t afford to be complacent! Jesus said that this Gospel needed to be preached in the uttermost parts of the earth, before His return. That is our responsibility! We must reach the uttermost parts of the earth with the Gospel – not just sit in our holy huddle waiting to be airlifted out of here!
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] John 16:33AMP
The Bible says that as the last days approach, things in the world will get worse and worse, but it also says that God’s grace is enough – even more than enough to meet and conquer sin and death (Romans 5:20b-21).
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8 NKJV
‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:9 NKJV
Before Jesus comes we will see the greatest outpouring of the Spirit of God that the world has ever seen! But we’ll only see it if the Church does not yield to the sins of compromise, complacency or criticism. The devil always tries to hinder the move of God by tempting them to sin in these areas.
Some Christians compromise the Word of God to be acceptable
to the world. The devil uses certain people to put pressure on you to quit and to water the Gospel down. However, Jesus told us that we are IN this world, but we are not OF this world. (John 17:16). We will NEVER be acceptable to the world, no matter how hard we try. They want you in as big a mess as they are in. They don’t want you to be free and they don’t want you to get anyone else free; they don’t want you – or anyone else – to be victorious! If you compromise, you’ll just let the devil win. You can never win people to the Gospel, when you have compromised the Gospel. Either it’s the TRUTH or it isn’t! If it IS then preach it – if it’s not then just go and join the worldly crowd and stop pretending that you are a Christian!
If you belong to the world – and act like them – then they would love you, but if you are like Jesus, they won’t like you at all. Understand that the world hated Jesus and they’ll hate anyone who walks in His footsteps – a servant is not greater than his master (John 15:18-20). We can’t compromise because someone doesn’t like or understand the Gospel. We can’t compromise the Truth of the Word of God – we can’t compromise on the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, the gifts of the Spirit, prophecy, miracles, healings, casting out devils, or laying on of hands, etc.
Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 2 Peter 3:3-7 NKJV
Jesus told us to “occupy till He come” (Luke 19:13) – in other words: get on and do the works of Jesus till you go home or He comes to get you. He didn’t say: sit on your “blessed assurance” and do nothing till you die! People go about their business as if Jesus isn’t coming at all. We need to have a sense of urgency about the things of God and we need to act and do what He’s told us to do. If the Lord is delaying His coming it’s not because he’s tardy – it’s because He’s giving the world plenty of time to repent and straighten themselves out! (2 Peter 3:9)
You are either a player, or you are sitting in the stands. You are either getting up and being a doer of the Word of God, or you are sitting, doing nothing and critiquing those who are doing something. We have too many armchair critics in the body of Christ and too few who care enough to get up and do something to build the Kingdom of God! Make up your mind to be a player and not merely an arm chair critic.
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV
For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another.
Galatians 5:13 AMP
We were called to freedom – freedom from guilt and fear and judgment and freedom from the power of sin. Jesus did not free us so we could indulge our fleshly impulses or have an excuse for selfishness. We are free to love and serve the Father with all our heart and we are free to love others and to serve them. This is our mission and this is our call.
Only be careful that this power of choice (this permission and liberty to do as you please) which is yours, does not [somehow] become a hindrance (cause of stumbling) to the weak or overscrupulous [giving them an impulse to sin]. 1 Corinthians 8:9 AMP
Do not deliberately offend others with the liberty you have in Christ.
All things are legitimate [permissible?and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life]. 24 Let no one then seek his own good and advantage and profit, but [rather] each one of the other [let him seek the welfare of his neighbor].
1 Corinthians 10:23-24 AMP
There are all kinds of things you can do – that are permissible – but which are not helpful, nor constructive. The New Covenant is NOT about us being free to do what we please; being selfish; seeking only our own good and advantage and profit – but rather it is about becoming like Jesus; being unselfish and seeking the welfare of your neighbor; putting others above yourself. Consider who is watching you and do not deliberately do anything that will cause them to stumble. You want to serve them and be considerate of them, out of love, in order to win them for Christ. The most important thing is not that our needs are fulfilled, but that others might be won for Jesus.
So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 AMP
The context of this chapter concerns food – especially food offered to idols – and the bottom line is that whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the honor and glory of God. Do not allow another man’s conscience to determine your liberty of action (Vs. 29). Your liberty is determined by the word of God, not the opinions of others. At the same time, do not let yourself be a hindrance by giving an offense to the Jews or to the Gentiles or to the church of God. Do not be a show off. That will not reach anybody.
No one knows better how a Christian should behave than a non-Christian! They are not living like they should, but they still expect you to walk and talk like the believer you say that you are. Do not do those things that you know will offend those to whom you are a witness. Adapt yourself, without violating your own conscience or transgressing God’s word, in order to win them to Jesus. Be considerate and do not lead others into sin by your mode of life (Vs. 32).
Do not join the heathen in their drunken idolatrous feasts (1Corinthians 10:21). You do not need to join the world and be like them and do what they do, in order to win them. You do not win them by being one of them – you win them by walking in the fruit of the spirit. At the same time, you also cannot get so hung up on what they do and let that offend you and keep you away and stop you from being a witness and an example. Sinners sin, because they are sinners. Someone needs to be there to preach the Good News to them. If you are judgmental, it will be difficult to witness, but if you see people as valuable and precious, like the Father does, you will look past their faults and see their needs.
I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense. 21 It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. 22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. 23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin. Romans 14:14-23 NKJV
Whatever is not of faith is sin. People need to do what their conscience allows them to do. You cannot and you should not force them to do otherwise. You cannot try to change their behavior from the outside in, but you have to change them from the inside out, by the word and spirit of God. Do not make a big deal out of things, which have no relevance when it comes to salvation. You cannot expect people to know instantly what you know; you have to be patient with them and take time to teach them. Pursue the things, which make for peace and the things by which you may edify another
The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him. Matthew 21:28-32 KJV
The father of the two sons asked them to work in his vineyard. One initially said no, but afterwards went and obeyed his father. The other said yes, but then disobeyed him. Which one of them pleased his father? Obviously, the one who actually obeyed him was the one who pleased him. There are many Christians, who think that mere lip service is enough, but our actions must match our words. There are others, who feel that they have disqualified themselves, because they were disobedient in the past; but it is never too late to obey God’s call. Of course, the very best is up for us to say yes, and then go and do what we said we would do. However, if we did initially say no, now is a great time to say yes, and then to actually go do it!
I tell you, for this reason the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce the fruits of it. Matthew 21:43 AMP
Jesus said that the kingdom of God would be given to a people who will produce the fruits of it. If we want God’s blessing, favor, power, and anointing to be on us, then we must be faithful to use them to bless people and to extend His kingdom. We cannot brag about how we have been given the keys to the kingdom, while we either sit on our bottoms and do nothing, or if we run around doing everything except what He specifically told us to do.
Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work. John 4:34 AMP
Jesus was a Son who did everything his Father asked him to do. He is our example of willingness and complete obedience.
For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will and purpose but to do the will and purpose of Him Who sent Me. John 6:38 AMP
Your highest call is to do the will and purpose of your Heavenly Father, and not your own.
Jesus was still speaking to the people when behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to Him. 47 Someone said to Him, Listen! Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak to You. 48 But He replied to the man who told Him, Who is My mother, and who are My brothers? 49 And stretching out His hand toward [not only the twelve disciples but all] His adherents, He said, Here are My mother and My brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother! Matthew 12:46-50 AMP
You did not have to be born into Jesus blood family to be his brother or sister or mother. All you have to do is the will of your Father in Heaven. That means that any one of us can consider ourselves the immediate family of Jesus, if we are a doer of the Word of God.
Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? 23 And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands]. 24 So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock. 25 And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand. 27 And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell — and great and complete was the fall of it. Matthew 7:21-27 AMP
Not everyone who calls Jesus his or her Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the person who does the will of His Father Who is in heaven. That is a scary thought! Even if people prophesied and cast out demons and did many mighty works, in Jesus’ name, if they personally disobeyed His word, He will not acknowledge them as His own on the day they stand before Him. Do not say that you are a servant of God if you are not a doer of His Word. It is vitally important that you take stock of your life and that you make sure that you do highly respect God’s word and that you faithfully apply His word to every aspect of your life. Say YES today to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost – with your words, and in your actions!
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. 8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” 9 And God said to Abraham: “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. 10 This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised; Genesis 17:1-10 AMP
1. God is a covenant making and covenant keeping God
Old Testament: Covenant ( Hebrew word : BERIYTH)
•Means to cut
•Implies the shedding of blood
Jesus the Lamb of God was wounded and bruised at the cross and shed His blood for us.
New Testament: Covenant. (Hebrew word: DIATHEKE)
•Imposition of the will is a Superior, that is GOD, upon the will of the inferior, that is man.
Covenant: You can accept it or you can reject it, But you cannot ALTER it. It is always on God’s terms.
Once we step out of the kingdom of darkness into God’s kingdom of LIGHT, there is a transformation that takes place.
2. When Christ sets us free, we now live by the laws of the Kingdom.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. Genesis 17:1 AMP
A). There can be no liberty without a law.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 AMP
If things are going wrong, check by which law you are living.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1 AMP
The law of the Spirit
The law of sin and death
B) In Covenant. – I am connected to the LIFE SOURCE
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[a] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. John 15:5-7 AMP
No covenant. – No answers to prayer
No covenant. – No fruit
No covenant. – No success
When you in Covenant with God: Gen 17:1-10
God’s Response. – I will prosper you
•I will bless you
•I will multiply you
•I will increase you
•I will never leave you nor forsake you
•I will change your name
•I will change your nature
•I will cause you to be fruitful
•I will open up the womb of your wife and out of you shall come a blessed nation.
2. (a). In covenant when things go crazy: it’s time TO STAND BEFORE THE LORD.
Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord. Genesis 18:22 AMP
(b). The power of Covenant gives you the right to remind God of His Promise.
And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Genesis 18:23 AMP
(c). When in covenant, you can feel your way forward in faith.
23 And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? 25 Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”
26 So the Lord said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.” 27 Then Abraham answered and said, “Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: 28 Suppose there were five less than the fifty righteous; would You destroy all of the city for lack of five?” So He said, “If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it.” 29 And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose there should be forty found there?” So He said, “I will not do it for the sake of forty.” 30 Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Suppose thirty should be found there?” So He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” 31 And he said, “Indeed now, I have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose twenty should be found there?” So He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty.” 32 Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.” 33 So the Lord went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.
Genesis 18:23-33 AMP
Benefits of a covenant partnership
1. He lives in me and I in Him
For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Acts 17:28 AMP
2. I have understanding and knowledge in Him
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
1 John 5:20 AMP
3. In Him I have Life
For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you. 2 Corinthians 13:4 AMP
4. I am established in Him
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, Colossians 2:6 AMP
Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne, with Revival Ministries International, are looking forward to Celebrate America just as they did in the summer of 1999 when, for six weeks consecutively, they rented Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous arena, for Good News New York!
Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne are inviting local churches, the community, and members of government, in which many of them will be sharing their faith, and all nationalities to be a part of Celebrate America. We are celebrating America as she turns 239 years old. During Celebrate America, we will commemorate the Declaration of Independence and what the Constitution of the United States has meant to this land. We will celebrate the heritage of America and our Founding Fathers who acknowledged “firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.” We will remember The Great Spiritual Awakenings of this land, the impact of which they made, and The Great Awakening that is soon to come. Celebrate America.
— Event Details —
DAR Constitution Hall Building
DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC’s largest Concert Hall, welcomes over half a million patrons each year.
The Hall opened in 1929, and was designed to house the annual DAR convention. DAR Constitution Hall was designated a National Historic Landmark Building in 1985.
Nightly Meetings July 4th -11th, 2015
Times: July 4th: 6 PM – July 5th-11th: 7 PM
DAR Constitution Hall Building 1776 D St NW Washington, D.C. 20006
Power Evangelism July 1st -11th, 2015 at 10 AM Daily
Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne, with Revival Ministries International, are looking forward to Celebrate America just as they did in the summer of 1999 when, for six weeks consecutively, they rented Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous arena, for Good News New York!
Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne are inviting local churches, the community, and members of government, in which many of them will be sharing their faith, and all nationalities to be a part of Celebrate America. We are celebrating America as she turns 238 years old. During Celebrate America, we will commemorate the Declaration of Independence and what the Constitution of the United States has meant to this land. We will celebrate the heritage of America and our Founding Fathers who acknowledged “firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.” We will remember The Great Spiritual Awakenings of this land, the impact of which they made, and The Great Awakening that is soon to come. Celebrate America.
Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne invite you to join them for Celebrate America this July in Washington D.C. at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall. Just as we looked forward to Good News New York in the summer of 1999 at Madison Square Garden, we are looking forward to this event.
Local churches, the community, members of government (many of whom will be sharing their faith), all Americans, and anyone, from any nation, who loves America, are invited to be a part of Celebrate America. We are celebrating America as she turns 238 years old. During these 14 days of Celebrate America, we will commemorate the United States Declaration of Independence and what the Constitution of the United States has meant to this land. We will celebrate the heritage of America and our Founding Fathers who acknowledged “firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.” We will remember the Great Spiritual Awakenings of this land, the impact they made, and The Great Awakening that is soon to come.
Pastors, leaders, church groups, youth groups, and all believers, all around America, we ask you to begin praying for America, her leaders, and for Celebrate America. And we also encourage you to make plans to join us and to be a part of this very timely event.
The evening meetings are at 7 PM; admission is free. In the mornings, Power Evangelism will take place at 10 AM. Call, email, Facebook, and Tweet your friends and family to attend and to get involved; volunteers are needed. Sign up today.
I first applied for RBI in 2009. I was accepted however it was not yet God’s timing. I was very disappointed because I really wanted to attend school.
Two years later I am a student of RBI. I consider it a privilege to be a student during this Historic time of the Great Awakening that is taking place.
God is doing a deep work in my heart. The Fire of God is destroying yokes of bondage off my life. I feel lighter and freer.
God has given me more boldness to be a witness for Him and is using me to lead people to Jesus.
God is providing for me. He has blessed me with a laptop, clothes, and $120.00 from
unexpected sources. This has increased my faith.
God is giving me a deeper passion for those who need Jesus and is helping me see other people and myself through His eyes.
God has blessed me with peace, joy, and inner healing.
Every time I get prayed for the fire and touch of God gets stronger and is more intense. One night after getting prayed for I got up off the floor and had to be helped to the car. When I arrived home I had to be helped to my apartment because I could hardly walk I was so intoxicated on new wine. To the natural eye it would have appeared I was drunk on alcohol.
I could not speak in English I could only speak in tongues. I spoke in tongues all night until I fell asleep.
Since being here I feel like I am doing something worthwhile with my life and making an Eternal difference.
I am growing up spiritually. God is restoring me.
Now I know why RBI in 2009 was not in God’s timing…..Deborah L.