Author: brojack

No Trespassing

Ezekiel 44:2
Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.

After reading my this scripture I was inspired to post a “no trespassing” sign for Satan and his demons. My heart, my body, my family, and everything that belongs to me is off limits to the enemy. I am encouraged to know just as God shut the door for Noah’s ark, He is also closed the door to my heart since I invited Him in. No one and nothing can enter through the gate because the Lord Himself has entered. Satan may try to take residence, but use your God given right to evict Him.

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Let the devil say, “Aw, don’t you do it; don’t you do it.” That’s that old, nasty porter at the door. “Don’t you believe in that.” Walk right on in; it’s yours. You got a pass. You got an abstract deed on the place. If sickness dwells in there, you got a abstract deed. If you went home tonight, and what if there’s an enemy setting in your house. And the enemy said, “Now, wait a minute, this house is built for human being. It’s mine just as much as it is your home. I’m just as much human as you are.”
You walk right down to the courts, and get your abstract deed, and show him, “This is my property; it belongs to me.”
“Well,” he said, “Yes, but I’m as much human as you are.”
If he won’t listen, you can go get the law, and the law will throw him out. When you serve warning on the devil, that he’s got his nasty self camped on God’s property… Whew. Yes. If he don’t want to get out, just call on the authorities of heaven, God’s law Agent, the Holy Ghost. He will throw him out. Yes, sir, it’s your property. Every Divine promise in the Bible belongs to every Christian.

William Marrion Branham

Pastor Jack E. Duff

Your Most Powerful Weapon

James 5:16

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Recently we looked back over something we had implemented at our church. Years ago we started a 7am prayer service on Sunday mornings. We attempted to determine how many years had passed since we started this prayer service and realized that 7 years had passed and we were still faithfully attending this prayer service. It is a fact that “prayer changes things”. I believe the most important thing that has changed is our individual relationships with Jesus Christ.  Satan attacks this area with every believer, but it is here where we must continue to develop good habits. All hell begins to shake when a believer hits their knees.

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So therefore that’s the reason, said, “The prayer of faith shall save the sick,” that individual prayer. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Oh, if you only knew, that in your hand Christ gave us the authority with His Name by being Christians, the most powerful weapon the world has ever known: Prayer, it even changes everything. It’ll change the mind of God. It did do it. After death was pronounced to a man, he prayed; God told the prophet, “Go back and tell him I heard him.” See there, prayer, hold on…

William Branham

Keep praying saints, the Lord is nigh. We might as well use our most powerful weapon on the enemy.

Pastor Jack E. Duff

True Commitment

We recently read a scripture in our Wednesday evening bible study that absolutely spoke to my heart. The children of Israel made the decision to request a king, but in doing so, they were rejecting God as their king. Samuel took this rejection personally and had to be encouraged by God as they were not rejecting Samuel, but they were rejecting God. After Samuel rehearsed this decision with the children of Israel, he calls them all together once again in I Samuel chapter 12 to prove that their rejection caused displeasure. He proved it by calling down thunder and rain during the harvest season. This alone was proof to the people that God was displeased. When Israel was convinced that they were out of God’s will, Samuel assured them that God would not forsake His people. Secondly he expressed that as a servant of the Lord he would be committed to keep praying and teaching the people of the Lord.

I Samuel 12:22-23
22 For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.
23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:

What a statement! Samuel is truly displaying the character of God in his approach to the people. I find it true in my life that God is probably displeased with me quite often. How many times have I missed His leading or instruction. I have to express my appreciation for His unmerited grace and favor. I am convinced, that there is nothing that I can do to ever earn His grace, but there are many things I choose not to do, so that I may not frustrate the grace that has been given to me.

Samuel had a right to be upset with the choice of the people, just as God could have forsaken them after being rejected by them. God’s love and commitment was demonstrated in those few words. As a pastor, I can understand how Samuel is feeling, but I am challenged to forfeit every right and to simply commit to praying and teaching everyone I can.

Pastor Jack E. Duff

Groaning within ourselves

Romans 8:22-23
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

What a promise that awaits every believer. We join nature in longing to see the manifestations of the sons of God. Lately, we were led to speak on a few messages which encourages the believers to recognize our positions as sons and daughters of God. Satan has tried to stumble us, but the more we meditate on what God’s word says about us, the more we believe it. I feel there is a true groaning within, to be all that God has called us to be. What Adam lost in the beginning, Christ has come to restore it back. Be strengthened as you press into God’s fullness.

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That’s the thing that God will do to His sons here on earth someday. He will call you aside, Church, if you’ll only obey Him and stay on the Word and believe it. And He will place into the Church, before the coming of Jesus Christ… He will place into the Church… All the powers that Christ had in Him will be in the Church. All that God was, He poured into Jesus; all that Jesus was, He pours into the Church. God wanting His work done, He sent it into His Son; the Son wanting the work done, sent it into the Church. “At that day you’ll know that I’m in the Father, the Father in Me, and I in you, and you in Me.” At that day, because the same power of God, was in Jehovah God, rested in Jesus Christ. The same power that rested in Jesus Christ, rests in the placed sons in the body of Christ.

William M. Branham

God Bless You,
Pastor Jack E. Duff

Keep Pressing On

Recently I read the following scripture and was truly encouraged soI thought I would share it with you.

II CHRONICLES 15:7
Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.

It may seem you have been waiting for quite some time to see a promise fulfilled in your life. I encourage you as you read this post, keep pressing on. Remember, God is not slack concerning any of His promises. If God said it, you can believe it. Keep confessing God’s word over your circumstance and watch it come to pass. The right mental attitude towards the promise, will always bring to pass.

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29-3    He stands there, commands His army like a great Captain. Like Moses on the mountain with his hands up, and Israel was fighting, cutting their way through; and he stood with his hands up. He stood with his hands up until the sun went down; they had to hold his hands up. That was Moses; he was a type of Christ. To be sure that His hands stay up, His hands was nailed up on the cross. Hallelujah. And He climbed the ramparts of glory today with His bloody garments before God at the right hand of His Majesty there. And the battle to every soldier will cut his way through (I don’t care what takes place) with the Word of God, he will cut hisself to freedom. Amen.

William Branham

Pastor Jack E. Duff

The Greatest Thing That Ever Happened To You

I PETER 4:12-13
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

Recently, we asked a question at church; “What is the greatest thing that ever happened to you?” The answers included salvation, children’s salvation, being filled with the Holy Ghost, waking up and deciding I no longer wanted to live in sin, receiving deliverance from spiritual bondage, and the test that God used to bring us closer to Him.

After reading the answers I told the church that God’s prophet said the greatest thing that ever happened to us was the test. Wow, not the outcome of the test, but the test itself is the greatest thing that could ever happen to us. I guess that is why James said that we should “count it all joy when we fall into divers temptations”.

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In the days of Daniel’s time, there was four overcomers that could stand the test of fire and lion. Now, we’re expected to be tested. That’s a good lesson for my–my brother back there, also. “He that cometh to God must first be tested.” Tested (what?) with the Word. That’s God’s test. Do you believe it? [Congregation says, “Amen.”–Ed.] “He that cometh to God must be tested.” That only shows a true child, then, see, be tested, and when the test comes on. You can’t overcome ‘less there’s a test give to you. And when test is given, it’s to see whether you can overcome or not. And Jesus said, “To him that overcometh,” the test. The test is the greatest thing that ever happened to you. I believe it’s written in the Scripture, Peter said, that, “Our trials are worth more to us than precious gold.” It’s a testing time. It’s one good evidence to us that God is with us, when we’re tested, for all children of God are tested and tried.

William Marrion Branham

Keep pressing on saints. The test only shows that you have found favor with God.

Pastor Jack E. Duff

Ask For Big Things

Ephesians 3:20 – Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

I have been journeying through the book of Joshua and enjoying my trip. Caleb made the profound request of receiving a specific mountain. He asked for something difficult and knew that he was just as strong that day as the day he received the promise from the prophet Moses. We too have been encouraged by a prophet to ask God for big things. Take the limit off of God and allow Him to to do the exceeding, abundant, above all you can ask or think in your life.

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And God will never… You can never exhaust God’s love and mercy to you. You say, “Well, I hate to bother You so much, Father.”

He wants to be bothered that way. He does. Don’t never think that you could ever ask too much of God. I believe the Scripture said, “You have not, because you ask not. And you ask not, because you believe not.”

He wants us to ask and believe that our joys would be full. He wants you to ask abundantly. Ask for big things; don’t limit your faith to some little mustard seed. Get on out here to some other kind of faith, and move out in big things. Ask… Big things is just as easy to receive as little things. You just have to believe; that’s all. And you got faith, just know exactly how to use it, and it’ll be all right. You can put it right to work and it’ll just be fine.

William Marrion Branham

Pastor Jack E. Duff

Crown of Righteousness

Recently we have endured the loss of 2 precious saints. Certainly we feel the loss in earth but realize there is no possible way that either of the saints would trade places with us at this moment. We rejoice in knowing that we will reunite on heaven’s beautiful shore. Paul stated the following and I feel it is the testimony of every child of God as we cross over.

II TIMOTHY 4:7-8
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Yes, it is the testimony of every saint. I have fought a good fight. I am sure our precious sisters are enjoying their crowns for they truly loved the appearing of the Lord. I believe the following quote will aide us in understanding what the crown of righteousness is.

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When you’re sick and tired of this whole life, and you love the appearing of the Lord Jesus better than you love your food at the table, or your wife, or your children, then there’s a crown laid up for you, not a crown, a gold crown they put upon your head, but a body free from pain of… crowned in the glory of God, crowned in the immortality of Jesus Christ. That’s what’s laid up for you, that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give you it that day. That’s the day we look forward to. God has made a way of escape for every one of us, certainly He has.

William Branham

 

When the battle is over, we shall wear a crown.

Pastor Jack E. Duff

Intentional Blessings

Ruth 2:16
And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.

Lately, we have combed the book of Ruth and found many spiritual nuggets. The story of Boaz and Ruth can be told over and over again as it is a beautiful type of Christ and His lovely Gentile bride. The characters within this story depict many of the characters in our daily lives. We all have an Orpah as she represents the person or persons who attempt to pull us into wrong choices. Just as we have an Orpah, we also have a Naomi who represents the person or people in our lives who try to get us to make Godly decisions.  God give us strength to stand on our convictions as Ruth did. Where you go, I will go. Your people will be my people. Where you die, I will die. Your God will be my God. Because of this decision, Ruth received intentional blessings. I trust you will also receive intentional blessings from the angels of God.

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Then he went to the young men, the others… He said, “Now, she’s gleaning for life. Now, I want you reapers, you angels…” In other words, that’s what they are. Said, “I want you angels, you reapers, every once in a while to drop a handful on purpose. (Oh, my.) Don’t let it all be so tiresome for her. But every once in a while, let her hear a good message. Let a good power of the Holy Spirit cover over her once in a while to let her know that I’m still there. Do some kind of a healing amongst her. Show some kind of a sign or a wonder, that she’ll know that I’m in her midst.” That’s it.

Don’t you like to find them handfuls? I hope we find some this morning, don’t you? A handful of fresh barley… The Lord do something that He used to do, something that we know He does. He’s the Lord of the harvest. He’s the only One that can drop the handful, “I command the angels to go down to that meeting this morning; I want them to do a certain-certain thing. I’ve commanded them, and they’ll do it.” Oh, my.

William Branham

Pastor Jack E. Duff

You Have An Inheritance

The title of this post triggers an excitement within my spirit. First of all having an inheritance means that someone thought enough about me, that they would consider leaving something special to me. Secondly, when hearing that you have an inheritance in generates a sense of expectation. Finally, there is no one that can take what has been designated for you. After reading this quote on Wednesday night I was moved to share it on the webiste. I trust it will bless you as it blessed us.

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I used to oftentime wonder what’s the matter with the Christian church, they’re so scared of things. Why, you’ve got nothing to be scared about. The first word nearly Jesus said after the resurrection, “Fear not.” See, don’t fear. Don’t get scared. There ain’t nothing going to happen. Nothing can happen. Nothing can bother a Christian. Amen. Not even death itself can even touch the Christian. “He that heareth My words, and believeth on him that sent Me, hath Everlasting Life, and shall not come into condemnation; but has passed from death to Life.” Amen.
Death itself has no reign over a Christian. Christ died in our stead. Amen. What a marvelous… What–what a faith that ought to build up in the people, something that’ll toe the mark. You’ll never get nothing by being a little jellyfish Christian. No, sir. Did you ever see a jellyfish? You just hit him, he splatters all over everything. See? A jellyfish, you know what usually eats them? The crabs and things along the side of the seashore, comes up with his pincher and cuts him in two and takes him down, ’cause the jellyfish just lays there.
Brother, we need some Christians, not jellyfish, but with a backbone (That’s right.) that’ll stand. Oh, I don’t mean to fuss with people, but stand for your God given rights that Christ died for. Certainly. Not pushed around, we don’t have to be. No, sir. We got a–we got an inheritance. Amen. And our inheritance belongs to us. It’s your privilege to have anything that you inherited, through accepting Jesus Christ and dying to yourself. How marvelous. Yes, sir. Satan said, “Well, I’ll tell you what I’m going to do.”
“No, you ain’t going to do nothing.” That’s the way to talk back to him. Say, “I know my position in Christ, and you just might as well get away. I ain’t listening to you no more. I got an inheritance.”

William Marrion Branham

Pastor Jack E. Duff