The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

Honoring mothers shouldn’t be celebrated just one day a year; mothers deserve honor all year round! They do so much for us, and oftentimes, they receive nothing in return, not even a thank you. Often times it is a mother who will guide the world. How? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he shows us the importance of a mother in his message, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. And Happy Mother’s Day!

1 Kings 3:16-27
Matthew 20:20-23
Proverbs 18:22

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

16 Then two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17 The one woman said, “Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. 18 Then on the third day after I gave birth, this woman also gave birth. And we were alone. There was no one else with us in the house; only we two were in the house. 19 And this woman’s son died in the night, because she lay on him.

20 And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me, while your servant slept, and laid him at her breast, and laid her dead son at my breast. 21 When I rose in the morning to nurse my child, behold, he was dead. But when I looked at him closely in the morning, behold, he was not the child that I had borne.” 22 But the other woman said, “No, the living child is mine, and the dead child is yours.” The first said, “No, the dead child is yours, and the living child is mine.” Thus they spoke before the king.

23 Then the king said, “The one says, ‘This is my son that is alive, and your son is dead’; and the other says, ‘No; but your son is dead, and my son is the living one.’” 24 And the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So a sword was brought before the king. 25 And the king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.”

26 Then the woman whose son was alive said to the king, because her heart yearned for her son, “Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means put him to death.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him.” 27 Then the king answered and said, “Give the living child to the first woman, and by no means put him to death; she is his mother.” 28 And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.

1 Kings 3:16-28

This story is not just about two prostitutes or a wise ruling by a very wise king. No, it’s much more than that. It’s about a mother’s love. The real mother couldn’t bear to know the son she had carried for nine months, the son she had travailed within childbirth, the son she had given life to would be cut in two. She’d rather have the thief have him than to see him killed.

The pain of death would be more excruciating for her than the pain of someone receiving his love, enjoying his first steps, rejoicing over his first words. Mothers will suffer so their children won’t have to.

Happy Mother’s Day! May God bless you each richly!

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The Trinity: The Father

The Trinity can be a confusing idea, yet an important one. It’s the core belief of all Christians. We believe God is made up of three separate entities: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. We believe in the Godhead, but do we understand what that means? Is it possible to explain The Trinity to non-believers? Can we even explain it to each other?

Who is the Father? Is He Yahweh? Is Yahweh the same as Allah? Who is Jehovah? ArieRashelle takes on the challenge to explain the Trinity by proving each member’s God status starting with The Father in this three-part series.

Genesis 1:1
Genesis 1:26-27
Deuteronomy 6:4
John 1:1-2
John 10:30
Philippians 2:5-6
Jeremiah 1:12
Isaiah 55:10-11
Psalms 110:1
Jeremiah 23:5-6
Genesis 14:18-20
Exodus 6:7
Genesis 15:2
Genesis 17:1-2
Exodus 6:3
Exodus 17:5
Psalms 60:4-5
Genesis 22:14
Matthew 7:7-11
Philippians 4:19
Jeremiah 29:11
Judges 6:24
1 John 4:17
Micah 7:18-19
John 5:19
John 14:26
Qu’ran 25:1-3
Qu’ran 112
Matthew 2:14-15
Hosea 11:1
Matthew 3:17
John 3:16
Qu’ran 3:59-62

The Trinity: The Father

God The Father

Within the Trinity, there is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

See that there be no one who shall lead *you* away as a prey through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the teaching of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and ye are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and authority, 11 in whom also ye have been circumcised with circumcision not done by hand, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of the Christ; 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which ye have been also raised with [Him] through faith of the working of God who raised Him from among the dead.

Colossians 2:8-12

Some of the Father’s Roles in the Trinity

21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’

Matthew 7:21-22

49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has Himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.

John 12:49

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The Kinsman Redeemer Pt. 2: The Fulfillment

If Jesus is our Kinsman Redeemer, did He have specific requirements to fulfill? If so, did He fulfill all requirements? Why did it have to be Jesus? Could someone else have redeemed us? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he goes into detail of how Jesus fulfills every requirement to be our Kinsman Redeemer in the second video, The Fulfillment, of our two-part series, the Kinsman Redeemer.

Hebrews 9:22
Ezekiel 18:20
Romans 6:23a
Romans 3:23
Leviticus 17:11
Revelation 5:1-6
Luke 4:18-19
Luke 4:21
Leviticus 25:8-13
John 1:1-5
John 1:14
Hebrews 2:16-17
Philippians 2:7-8
Luke 1:26-35
Genesis 3:15
Isaiah 7:14
1 John 2:2-3
John 10:17-18
Titus 2:14
Hebrews 10:12
Mark 10:45
John 19:10-11
John 1:12
John 19:30
John 3:16
Ephesians 1:7
1 Peter 1:18-19
Romans 6:23b
John 1:12
1 John 1:9

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31 Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. 33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Jeremiah 31:31-34

11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12 He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of His own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

15 Therefore He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16 For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established.

Hebrews 9:11-16

19 And He took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”

Luke 22:19-20

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The Kinsman Redeemer Pt. 1: The Jesus Piece

Jesus is the light and life. The Word of the LORD is light and life. How does that work with Jesus as our Savior?

Jesus is our Kinsman Redeemer, but do we understand what that means? Do we know where it comes from or why it’s even important? Is it even important? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he goes into detail on the purpose of Jesus being our Kinsman Redeemer in the first video, The Jesus Piece, of our two-part series, the Kinsman Redeemer.

Genesis 1:26-27
Genesis 1:27
Genesis 2:7-8
Genesis 3:8
Genesis 2:9, 16-17
Genesis 3:1
Hebrews 9:22
Hebrews 10:4a
1 Corinthians 15:21-22
Ezekiel 18:20
Leviticus 25:48-49a
Leviticus 25:25-28
Ruth 3:12
Ruth 4:2-4
Ruth 3:13
Ruth 4:4-11a

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The Jesus Piece

Why Jesus had to be sacrificed?

But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Consequently, when Christ came into the world, He said,

“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

When He said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), then He added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second.

Hebrews 10:3-9

Why Jesus had to come as a man in order to save us?

21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22

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The Blood of Jesus

We know we need the Blood of Jesus, but what does that mean exactly? Why do we need the blood? What does the blood do for us? Can we be saved without the blood? Join ArieRashelle as she dissects the Bible to find the answers to all of these questions in our video, The Blood of Jesus.

Genesis 2:15-17
1 Corinthians 15:21-22
Romans 5:12
Hebrews 10:1-4
Leviticus 17:11
Genesis 4:10
Galatians 3:29
Hebrews 7:26-28
Hebrews 9:13-14
Hebrews 10:19-20
Hebrews 4:16
Revelation 12:11

The Blood of Jesus

But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:7

11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Ephesians 2:11-16

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New Wineskins

Jesus said you can’t put new wine in old wineskins. But what was He talking about? What was Jesus trying to tell John’s Disciples? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he explains the message behind New Wineskins.

Hebrews 8:6-13
Matthew 11:10
2 Corinthians 3:14
Exodus 13:17
Matthew 19:3-5

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17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

Galatians 6:15-16

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Ephesians 2:14-16

22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:22-24

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Colossians 3:9-11

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Is Belief Enough Pt. 3: The Final Three

Jesus said that belief isn’t enough to save us. Why? Why isn’t belief enough? We need Forgiveness, Love, Righteous Humility, Purity, and Biblical Correctness. But is there still more? What are the final three steps? Join ArieRashelle in the final video, The Final Three, of our three-part series, Is Belief Enough?

Matthew 7:21-23
Matthew 12:46-50
Luke 22:42
2 Peter 3:9
John 3:16-17
Matthew 10:5-6
Acts 13:44-47
Romans 12:4-8
James 2:14-17
Ephesians 2:8-9
Matthew 25:41-46
1 Timothy 5:8
Matthew 7:13-14
Malachi 3:8-12
Genesis 14:18-20
Genesis 28:20-22
Malachi 3:10
Matthew 22:21
Acts 5:1-11
1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Is Belief Enough?

46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, His mother and His brothers stood outside, asking to speak to Him. 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 His disciples, 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

If we want inheritance with Christ, then we have to be spiritually related to Christ. The only way to do that is to do the will of the Father. Belief isn’t enough on its own. Faith without action is dead. We have to have action behind our faith. Each of us has a specific calling, as well as an overall calling.

All of us are called to be fishers of men. We are to win souls. Why? Because that is the overall will of the Father.

16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.

John 3:16-17

God’s will is that none should perish but all come to repentance. That is the overall will of the Father. We are all called to win souls for Christ.

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Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded. In the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants he lifted up the staff and struck the water in the Nile, and all the water in the Nile turned into blood.” ~ Exodus 7:20

Notice anything? Maybe the fact that God always had Aaron do something physical before a miracle could take place. See this anywhere else in the bible? Maybe when Jesus healed the blind, lame, etc. They all had to do something. It wasn’t enough for them to just have faith they had to tie it together with works. They had to do exactly what they were believing would happen. See we serve a willing and able God, but we lack something… faith.

See faith is broken up into two parts believing it will happen and living like it has happened. We got the first one down, we believe it is possible, but we refuse to live our lives like it is. We all suffer from a disease called doubt. We believe it’s possible, but we doubt it worked. We contradict ourselves. We’re or worst enemies most of the time because we’re the only one that can stop ourselves from receiving what the LORD has given to us. Stop doubting. Stop second guessing. Stop questioning. Imagine what would happen if you fully believed. How many more mountains would be moved? How many more prayers would be answered? Imagine the army we would have.

We, the church, is an army, but right now we’re like Saul, we kill a couple thousand, No Big Deal. We could be David and kill tens of thousands, which is pretty cool. But what if we’re meant for more? What if we’re meant to be like the angel who killed 185,000 soldiers… in one night. What if that’s our destiny to be great and destroy strongholds, addictions, principalities, etc. in one night. Jesus said we would do greater things than He did, what if we just need to stop just believing and start doing. Start living it instead of just speaking it.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Do.

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Is Belief Enough Pt. 2: What More Is There?

We now know that belief isn’t enough. We know we need to forgive, to love, and to have righteous humility, but what more do we need? What more is there to get into Heaven? Join ArieRashelle as she guides you through the next steps after Salvation, in part two, What More Is There, of the three-part series, Is Belief Enough?

John 8:51
John 15:10
Matthew 5:27-30
Proverbs 7:21-23
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
John 2:19
Matthew 6:22-23
2 Corinthians 6:14
Matthew 10:32-33
Ezekiel 33:7-9
John 3:16-17
Matthew 7:21
John 15:5-6
Matthew 10:34-39
Matthew 25:33-46

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Is There More?: We Must Be Pure

If belief isn’t enough, what more is there?

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 1:9-11

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8

As the body of Christ, we must be pure. Pure in our actions, our thoughts, our speech. We must be pure.

Is There More?: We Must Be Biblically Correct

So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.

Ezekiel 33:7-9

In other words, you can’t be a Christian in speech only. You have to be a Christian in your actions. You have to correct sin, even if it offends. Look what God said about being a friend of the world.

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?

James 4:4-5

We can’t put the feelings of the world over or before the righteousness of God. God has to come first, or He is no longer your God. Whatever you put before God has taken His place in your life and has become your god.

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Is Belief Enough Pt. 1: Are There Requirements To Enter Heaven?

I believe in God, but is that enough? Is believing that God exists enough, or is there another step? Can you enter Eternal Life simply by saying you believe, or are there some kind of requirements? Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” So what does that means? Join ArieRashelle as she uses Scripture to explain what Jesus meant in Matthew 7:21, in her video series Is Belief Enough?

Ephesians 2:8-9
James 2:14-26
Matthew 7:21-23
John 14:15
Matthew 6:14-15
Matthew 18:32-35
Matthew 11:28-30
Matthew 10:22
Matthew 5:43-48
1 John 4:19-21
Luke 10:25-29
John 4:9
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
1 Corinthians 13:4-10
1 John 4:19-21
Luke 6:27-31
Philippians 2:5-8
Proverbs 16:18
Proverbs 11:2
Romans 12:3-8
Matthew 7:13-14
Jeremiah 29:11
Malachi 3:10-12
John 10:10
John 14:12-14

Is Belief Enough?

The verse many people have as a defense for the way they live their lives is:

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

But is this really what Paul meant by this statement? Was he saying that works are unnecessary and pointless? Was he saying that it didn’t matter the way we lived our lives because we can’t save ourselves? Or was he saying that we can’t save ourselves, but once we are saved, we have to change, for there can be no unrighteousness with God?

Let’s take a look at what Jesus said during His earthly ministry.

14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Matthew 6:14-15

According to Jesus, belief isn’t enough. You have to forgive if you want to be forgiven.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.

1 John 4:7-9

According to John, you have to have love in order to be a new creation in Christ Jesus. In order to keep your salvation, you must love.

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