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This is where we will post to share some of what Pastor Edwards said from the Fellowship with ARC Saints, families, Neighbors and Friends of ARC.


  • You are always welcome here to read to know (as much as possible) some of what Pastor Edwards said, from ARC Preaching, Bible Study and such alike.


    ARC Thursday Bible Study December 5, 2019 topic was about Prayer with Pastor Edwards. Some of the Scriptures mentioned: Heb 4:12, 1 Thess 5:17, Heb 10:23, Jude verses 4-20, Eph 6:11-18, 1 John 5:14-15, and Gen 4:26.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards said is that, if we don't have prayer, we don't have a lifeline. Prayer is worship, praise, fellowship, communication, thanks, requests, and more. We are to pray without omission or ceasing. Prayer should become a two-way life-long on-going relationship with God. And the more we pray in the Holy Ghost, the less we will sin in the flesh.

    Pastor Edwards continued by saying we profess the faith by saying the same things Jesus said from the word of God. The Bible is a Prayer Guide for us. And without a prayer life we do not have integrity. We cannot separate faith from prayer or prayer from faith. They go together. Anything that we pray outside of the will of God we are praying our own prayer.


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    ARC Sunday Service December 1, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...The relentlessness of the righteous. Some of the Scriptures came from Luke 18:1-8, Heb 11:6, James 2:19-20 and James 4:8 KJV.

    As Pastor Edwards preached, he said relentlessness sometimes matter. When the enemy tells us no, we need to apply some pressure. We need to weary the enemy. The devil is relentless. He is in our life.  He is showing up everywhere in our life. We must not let down our relentlessness. We need to show relentless submission and obedience to the word of God. And we need to increase our faithfulness to the faith.

    Pastor Edwards also said Jesus is the mark we press towards. Because there is victory in just going in his direction. We need to take up our cross daily and follow him. We must not become less relentless than sin and death since they constantly pursue our soul. We must not come against sin and death with less relentlessness. There is an anointing power in the spirit of not giving up.  

    The video url is: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/460532561107177/


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    ARC Sunday Service November 24, 2019 Prayer, Healing, Exhortation, Prophesy and Preaching with Pastor Edwards...The Power of Christ. Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include: Rom 8:11-18, 2 Corin 12:1-10, 1 Corin 10:13 and Hebrews Chapter 11.  

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards gave the Church a word from the Lord to the Church that "if I don't remove it I will help you get through it." Pastor Edwards also preached that if the Spirit can cure our death problem, it can cure our life problem as well.

    Suffering with Christ is not an option. We will also know him during our enduring through the pain and suffering. It's a partnership. God will not put more on us than we can bear (1 Corin 10:13). God will use all the pain and pressure in our life to help us make it through. But we get stuff in our life that we are paying the wrong attention to. That can take us away from God.

    Overcoming this world does not mean we will not face tribulation. But we can press through. And overcoming is not a temporary thing in our life. But we do not want to be found suffering without Christ. 

    He also preached that in our complaining, the power of Christ is not resting on us. If we possess resurrection power, we have access to restoration power. We need to be loving on God more than anything else. We need to hear the trumpet sounding now in our life (i.e. the warning signs). God does not know defeat. The cross is not a defeat. It's victory. 

    The video url: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/582089549228999/


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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching November 17, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...getting back to the place where we contend for THE faith.

    Some of the Scriptures connected to the preaching came from Matt 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-47 and Jude 1 verses 1-3.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards said the revival delivery room was heavens prayer room. We are to be careful of fighting against God when he is fighting for us. And we are to be careful not to fight against our faith and fight for the flesh. If we do not contend for the faith we will become contemptuous towards the faith and become miserable. The will of God never dies. It is forever settled in heaven.

    The Video URL is: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/805585656566261/


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study November 14, 2019 on Integrity: Pleasing God with sister Edwards and ARC Saints was a blessing. We are sorry Pastor Edwards is not well and was absent. But he would have pleased with ARC Saints (brothers and sisters alike) interactive participation...most of the time.

    In her re-cap of last week lesson, sister Edwards mentioned again that...
    Living honestly require that: We must believe in the goodness of God. We should accept responsibility for our behavior. For example in the Biblical Story of Adam and Eve - Adam blamed Eve for his sin against God than taking the blame/responsibility. We please God by obeying God and making Godly ethical decisions and choices. And that the character of a Godly person is marked by integrity and honesty. We should speak the truth.

    Sister Edwards mentioned tonight (among other things) that every path we take in our life will make us have a choice in life to choose to please God or otherwise. And habits (good or bad) are formed by doing the same thing over and over again (i.e. repeatedly) for 21 or more days. We need good Godly habits to please God. 

    Some of the initial discussion was centered around young sisters, their parents, growing up in Church and this world. Sister Edwards and a good number of ARC Sisters who were present, got into an honest discussion about clothes and bring up "young girls" in the present worldly environment. During this time, more listening was done than writing as sister Edwards allowed everyone to express his/her views or experience on this and other related "young girls" matters via sister Edwards discussion on the general topic of integrity and pleasing God.

    I cannot remember if we got into specific Scriptures. But sister Edwards did refer to a number of Bible Characters and Story such as David, Job and Lucifer (i.e. satan and how we are not to be like him).  


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    ARC Sunday Service November 10, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...the call for all: that's our reasonable service to God. Some of the Scriptures include: Duet 6:4-5, Deut 10:12, Rom 6:1-12, Rom 12:1-2 and Jere 29:11.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards said Deut 6:4-5 and 10:12 is not a suggestion but a requirement to full obedience to God. God's reflection is his holiness. If we just focus on the greater within us we will see things differently. Our all must come from the love we have for God. God says I am giving all of me, I require all of you. We are expected to be faithful to our one Lord. When we get out of the right relationship with God, we will go down a path that seems right but the end thereof is sin. If we are giving God less than our best it needs to be put to rest. Love not the world. You cannot give any of your all that belongs to God to the world.

    We can see ARC Preaching Video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/548541605958706/


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study November 7, 2019 was about more of  "Integrity" with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints plus our Guests. Some of the Scriptures from the Bible Study include: Prov 23:7 and Gen 3:11-13.

    During her Presentation, sister Edwards reminded us that we become what we consistently think about (good or bad thoughts). And living honestly require that:

    We must believe God is good...believe in the goodness of God. There will be no change in us if we doubt the goodness of God.

    We should accept responsibility for our behavior. For example, Adam blamed Eve for eating from the tree he should not have eaten. See Gen 3:11-13.   

    We must please God. We please God by obeying God and making Godly ethical decisions and choices to live in God's  confinement.

    Sister Edwards also mentioned that the character of a Godly person is marked by integrity and honesty. We should speak the truth and in accordance with the word of God. Our testimony is what our life say to others.

    And Pastor Edwards mentioned (among many other things) that when you (i.e. we) are "double minded" you (i.e. we) are unstable in all aspects of our life.

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    ARC Sunday Service Nov 3, 2019 Preaching Video with Pastor Edwards...Direction Determines Destination.

    Some of the Scriptures from the Preaching include: Mark 5:25-34, John 7:37-38, 1 Tim 3:16 and Heb 1:3.

    The video URL: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/737290116750668/


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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching October 27, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...Shaken Process of God. Some of the Scriptures from the Preaching include: Luke 22:31-34, Heb 12:25-29, John 16:33, Psalm 119:75 and Jere 29:11 KJV.

    As Pastor Edwards preached, he said it does not matter what satan brings at us if we are in the hands of God. Sometimes the shaken process of God is to bring more blessings to us as Saints of God. And our faith will make all the difference in the world about what your shaken by God will produce. We must not get bitter on our way to better from God. We cannot endure to the end without the hand of God in our life. And we gotta have a faith answer for every foolish question the world will ask us.

    See the video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/570492057117303/


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study October 24, 2019 with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints. The topic on Integrity continued. Some of the Scriptures mentioned during the Presentation are: Phil 4:8 (concerning our minds) Matt 7:12 (about the Golden Rule of Life) 1 Peter 1:13-15 and read up to verse 19 (in reference to our Life in Christ) plus Col 3:17 and verses 23-24 KJV.

    As sister Edwards continued on the topic, she said if we live with the full Armour of God , we are living in Integrity as well. Good habits such as our Prayer Life (praying) Bible Reading and the Study of the word of God, among other things, are important habits as good habits that are essential for the success of our Spiritual Life. Good Spiritual Habits will promote Devotion to the Lord.
     
    And Pastor Edwards did say to us that the Holy Ghost legislates what integrity is. That is, we do not decide that on our own. The Spirit of God and the word of God lead and direct us into true Biblical Integrity.


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    ARC Sunday Service...All Nations Sunday and Pastor Appreciation Day: October 20, 2019 with Pastor Edwards preaching "The Power behind the Purpose." Some of the Scriptures from Pastor's Preaching came from Luke 9:1-6, Luke 10:1-11, Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Rom 1:16, Rom 5:5 and Luke 5:17 KJV.

    As he preached, Pastor said Jesus promised to go with us in the Power of the Holy Ghost. And we can thank God that the power is still working to keep us saved. When we truly get saved, it's not just about only us. It's also about the power to live, act, and respond like Christ in us. 

    We don't have all the power (i.e. Holy Ghost Power) just to be saved and stay saved, but to also reach the lost world and our neighbors to be saved. We need to speak more of the Spiritual Language in our life. we need to become doers of the word of God as James said (James 1:22 KJV). Others will not have faith if we have problems with our faith. We need to do what God tells us to do and then teach that (the word of God) to others. See Rom 5:5 and Luke 5:17.

    We can see ARC Video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/557627171640015/


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study Oct 17, 2019 with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints...Integrity in our Lifestyle (Jeremiah 18:1-4 and up to verse 9 as read.)

    As sister Edwards presented, she emphasized the important point that every day we are creating a life for the better or worse. We are creating that from what we do. Therefore, we have to give up bad habits. That is not easy. But it can be done. Habits can be good, uplifting and positive, or not so good. But good habits are important for our Spiritual and secular life...lifestyle.

    Pastor Edwards added that we must not compromise or squander the Gift of God (i.e. our Salvation) through bad habits and/or sin.


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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching with Pastor Edwards: How is your relationship with God? Some of the Scriptures came from Gen 1:26-28, Gen 12:1-4a, Acts 20:35, John 1:12 and Rom 10:15 KJV.  Among other things, Pastor Edwards said everybody want a blessing from God but few want want to be a blessing to others. And that not every blessing we receive is truly from God.  I think it's best to share the Preaching Video so we can hear more. Less writing was done and more listening as pastor Edwards returned today as ARC Preacher after at least 5 weeks absence from preaching.
     
    The Video URL: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/728340980984489/


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study Oct 10, 2019 with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints/Families was a continuation (Part 4) of the topic on "Integrity." Some of the Scriptures mentioned included: Job 1:20-21, Job 2:9-10, John 17:17, 1 Peter 1:23-25, 1 Thess 5:23-24 and others.

    From Job's Life in the Bible for our example on the topic of integrity, sister Edwards reminded us that Job never gave up on God or lose his integrity throughout his entire ordeal as recorded in the Bible. Job did not rebel against God. He still kept the truth about who God is, what he knows and what was happening to him and his family by trusting God. And as sister Edwards said, we are to rebel against evil. We are not to rebel against God. Job did not rebel against God.    

    One of the many other points mentioned by sister Edwards in her Presentation was the question: How do we retain our integrity as born again Christians? The answer can be found from the Scriptures at John 17:17, 1 Peter 1:23-25, and 1 Thess 5:23-24 among others. To be sanctified is to be holy. And our source of rebirth with sanctification comes from God through the Holy Ghost with Integrity...in God.

    Apart from Job's Life, sister Edwards also referred to Joseph's Life Story as another good example of integrity at work in the Bible. Joseph went from being betrayed by his own family (i.e. his brothers) to the pit, to being sold, to being accused, to being imprisoned and more, but still kept his integrity as he responded to the situations and God.

    And as sister Edwards said, life will shove all kinds of dirt and challenges/trials at us to try and bury us. But we can choose to die or keep our worship going while coming out of those situations. We can stay in the worship spirit in our trials and come out of them rising higher and higher in God and with God.                

    During the Bible Study tonight, Pastor Edwards also said true integrity does not complain. Job's edge was really his integrity. Integrity will lead us to God and the word of God...the true word of God.

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    ARC Thursday Bible Study Oct 3, 2019 was about Part 3 of the Topic on "Integrity" with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints/Guests. Some of the Scriptures mentioned by sister Edwards in the Presentation were Luke 6:46, John 13:17, James 2:26, Job 1:1, Job 1:8 among others.

    As she continued the topic, we were reminded that Integrity has a lot to do with what's in our hearts because that will eventually come out of our mouths. From the mind, the heart, the mouth then into our walk with God and therefore our lifestyle we will see integrity or otherwise.

    Integrity definition is about incorruptibility, soundness and completeness in our life. See Luke 6:46. We have to do the things God says we are to do.

    And as sister Edwards also said, for integrity to be true, appropriate actions must follow good intentions. See John 13:17 and James 2:26. And the calling of the Lord in our life is important. But we need to obey God and be humble in and during the process. See Job 1:1 for how Moses and others saw Job and his relationship with integrity to God. See Job 1:8 about how God saw that as well. 

    Sister Edwards also mentioned that those with integrity live in transparent houses. Everyone knows who they are at all times and every where they go and live (i.e. interact with others) in this world. 

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    ARC Thursday Bible Study Sept-19-2019 with sister Edwards looked at Integrity with some introduction about the Character Traits of Jesus. And our character is often seen as how people see or perceive one to be. It's sometimes misunderstood or misinterpreted. And a good reputation is hard (but not impossible) to gain back if it's damaged by others. Our integrity in all areas of our life is essential, as Pastor Edwards said.  

    As sister Edwards mentioned tonight, to strive to live a life of integrity is one of the most important character features anyone can have. A character trait without integrity will not last if it's not done within the context of the Bible.

    To live a life full of integrity, we need to also be humble, show empathy in helping to lift someone up while being humble, show goodness, have authenticity or being genuine, among other things. We need to have honesty with integrity in our minds and have that all day long. What's in our minds will become our actions and hence our lifestyle.

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    ARC Sunday Service Sept 1, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...the battle is the Lord's. The main Scripture came from 2 Chron 20:1-26.

    As he preached, some of the many things Pastor Edwards said include the point that when our praise come after the foundation of true worship, it's acceptable to God. And praise is really bragging about our God to the enemy. The battle we face in life is not ours but the Lord's. If we want to confuse our enemy, we need to stop fighting back in our "natural" state.

    Pastor Edwards also said the prophetic promise that no weapon that is formed against God's children shall prosper against us (Isaiah 54:17) is still true today. And if God be for us who can be against us is also still true today (Romans 8:31). Sickness is a form of evil from the devil. And a lot of sickness have to stay away from us when we give God our all. As Psalm 34:7 KJV says: "The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them."
            
    We can get more from ARC video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/374755663437618/

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    For ARC Sunday Service preaching 8-25-2019 with Pastor Edwards, we are sharing the video link here.


    Some of the Scriptures include Gal 5:16-25, Eph 2:14-22, 1 Peter 5:7, Romans 8:1 and others.


    We can see ARC video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/372822143610586/ online.

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    At ARC Thursday Bible Study today 8/22/2019 Pastor Edwards mentioned that perfection in the Bible is about God working through us via the Holy Ghost, and in our obedience to the leading of the Spirit. Our busy physical life has a way of sucking away our Spirituality.

    In a religious mood, repentance does not and will not work as biblically required from and in the Bible. When we truly repent, God gives us a new true heart not to do again and again, the sin from the repentance that was done. And we are to be careful about intentional and deliberate sin (or disobedience to God's word) in our life. 

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    ARC Sunday Service August 18, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...it's time to focus on our pressing through. Some of the Scriptures from his preaching include: John 16:33, Acts 14:22, and James 1:1-2 KJV.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards said we are to trust God's perfecting process in our life (John 16:33 and Acts 14:22). Tribulation makes us better Saints of God as we press into God's Kingdom. When it's coming from satan it keeps us down.

    In the process of tribulation from God we can call it all joy...we will get perfection and completeness while lacking nothing. It's God's perfecting process leading us to maturity...moving forward. be not weary in well doing (Galatians 6:9 KJV).      

    What doesn't break you after God shakes you will make you better and stronger. Everything you are going through, God will use it for his good. 

    We can see ARC video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/447549349171602/


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study August 15, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...dealing with a letter from the devil. Some of the Scriptures included: 2 Kings 19:14-16, 2 Kings 17:17, 2 Tim 3:5, 2 Kings 18:3-7 and others.

    Pastor Edwards mentioned again that we have a relationship with God through grace. We are to be mindful of what 2 Tim 3:5 says about having a form of godliness but not serving God in the correct way with faith and obedience in reverence of who he is...God. Israel in the Old Testament (2 Kings 17:17) had that problem...a form of ungodly godliness.

    In today's world, there are "Pulpits" in people life (i.e. having the wrong kind of friends, doing the wrong jobs, going to the wrong places, etc). Those "Pulpits" in some people life have a little religion with a form of godliness. But we as the true Church are to watch and pray...be vigilant and try the spirits. (See 1 John 4:1-5 KJV.)

    There is always a war going on against the Saints of God or between the Church and the devil. But we are to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Jesus. (See Luke 9:23 KJV.) Men love darkness than the light. The good and Spiritual things in our life must come from God...the light. And the opposite of evil is not good but "truth." He that doeth truth will come to the light.

    In reference to 2 Kings 18:3-17, Pastor Edwards also said we are to be careful of worshiping our Salvation and not the God or giver of our Salvation. We are to worship God. We need to worship our faith in God. And we cannot worship our past relationships in God. Religion without God is ll about symbols and worshiping symbols instead of God. (See 2 Kings 18:3-7 KJV.) We are to worship God from the tuth and our faith in God.

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    ARC Sunday Service August 11, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...Revolutionary Revival. Some of the Scriptures include: 1 Peter 5:1-11, Matt 16:13-26, and James 4:17.

    Now as Pastor Edwards preached, he said we need a supernatural revival that will sustain us - a life changing/shaken, awaken revival. The word of God is living inside of us. Spiritual sleep or slumber in our life in God will produce spiritual weakness. Our long lasting Altar Calls must bring about a long lasting alternative life and life time changes in our walk with God (i.e. our Salvation).

    Self destructive weapons of feelings and emotions will need to be overcome. God will not force his care in our life if we do not cast our cares on him. We have to let go of it (1 Peter 5:7).  Selfishness=self will+self destruction. And that is a worldly thing (i.e. worldliness). We need to say and do the things of God...not the things of man or the world.

    Anything that oppose God's will, purpose, and life for us, is opposing God. If we do anything out of the will of God for us, then we offend God. The adversaries of God are: our self+the devil. So we are to be very careful.  The bible says at James 4:17 KJV "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." So if we doeth it not, we are missing the mark.

    We can see ARC videos at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study August 1, 2019 about the mindset we have with God from Pastor Edwards teaching referred to a lot of things in Christ.

    However, some of what Pastor Edwards said included the fact that Jesus is our life-line, not just our life-support. Our strength in God is to be enduring to the end. And as we get closer to the second coming of the Lord, life will not get easier for the Saints of God. But as the Scriptures says, we are to not to love our life in this world unto our death.

    Revelation (KJV) says: "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Pastor Edwards also said our foundation and strength is and will always be Jesus - 1 Corinthians 3:11 (KJV) "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

    Pastor Edwards also said we must break the sin in our life or the sin will Spiritually break us from God. For example, Cain was warned by God that "sin lieth at the door" from Genesis 4:6-8 in our Bible. But if he did the right thing then that would have changed. He did not. And so his life changed for the worse, as the Bible Story tells us.

    We need to have the right mind-set with God, Pastor Edwards said.

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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching July 28, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...God's legacy of love. Some of the Scriptures came from: 1 Corin 13:1-13, Eph 3:14-19, 1 John 4:7-21, Rom 5:5, Rev 2:1-5 and Rom 8.

    Pastor Edwards preached that the more we love, the more we are acting like God. We are to love in word but in deed too. If you got the Holy Ghost you got Jesus. If you got Jesus you got love. God's ultimate motive is that God loves us. There is nothing like the power of love. See Rev 2:1-5. And love does not keep score.

    Jesus handed down his legacy of love for us to do heartily. An anti-Christ spirit is an anti-love spirit. The way is love, the truth is love and the life is love. See John 14:6. God is not forcing anyone to love him. Greater is he that is in you...the love that is in you. And there is nothing more powerful than loving obedience to God.

    If we cannot fulfill the word of God it's a love issue. We cannot love two masters. We cannot love anyone or anything above God. Because only God can save our soul. To get the peace of God that passeth all understanding, we need the love of God that passeth all understanding first. 

    We can see ARC video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/731303993967896/

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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching July 21, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...own it or lose it...our relationship with God. Some of the Scriptures came from: Luke 12:13-21, Luke 21:18-19, Luke 21:5-13 and Proverbs 23:23. We can see ARC videos at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/ online.

    Pastor Edwards preached about the fact that when we own our relationship with God, we will have control over it. So we cannot look at God and say the devil made me do "it" (i.e. sin for example). When we own that stuff in our life, God is right there with us. When we do not own up to it, then it becomes pride. We need to own all our denying and crucifying to his glory. When we do so, it is about following him (God).

    If we do not own our good fight of faith, we will lose it. Own it or you will disown it. If we take ownership of our thoughts, the devil will not get any control over our minds. When we own our prayers and do not pray, for example, we cannot blame anyone else. We need to own some wisdom with the truth - we need some wisdom with instructions and understanding. See Proverbs 23:23 KJV.    

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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching June 23, 2014 with Pastor Edwards: about being led by God, led by the Spirit. And Some of the Scriptures came from Acts 16:1-10, Rom 6:1-3, Rom 8:14, John 1:12, and Mark 10:17.

    As Pastor Edwards preached, some of what he mentioned include the point that we need to be thankful for God's holy "no" answer to us in his love for us. God is more happy when we prevent trouble or stumbling we tend to create ourselves in our life. And in order to be led by God we must follow God in holy obedience (i.e. the will of God, the word of God, and the revelations from God in the Spirit). See Romans 8:14 and John 1:12.

    Luke 9:23 KJV says: "...If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." We must be dead to sin in order to be led by God in the Spirit.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that God will not lead a carnal mind because that is an enmity between God and the person. If God cannot say "NO" to us then he will most likely not say "GO" to us. The enemy cannot penetrate the holiness of the Lord. And Spiritual power from God is more about "possession" by God (i.e. God in control of our life from our obedience) rather than from our own "position" or status in God. When we allow God to take the lead he will give us a place right beside him. See Mark 10:17-30.
      
    We can see ARC Preaching video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/409352409667072/

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    Some of the POINTS from ARC Thursday Bible Study June 20, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...gracefully broken for a purpose.

    Pastor Edwards mentioned that when we are going through rough times and we cannot find joy in the the Lord, we need to check our heart (i.e. the condition of our heart towards God and the things of God). See James 4:8.
    Brokenness from God comes with blessings. And if we ever find our selves being broken, we must not side-step the blessings of the Lord from the process. See Matthew 4:4 and Exodus 3:1-12.

    And as Pastor Edwards said, if we enter or keep on entering the "want zone" in our minds, we are not in the will and going out of the will of God. We cannot follow the Lord each day by leaving his Spirit out of your daily life. See Romans 8:14 KJV - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

    We are constantly broken to remind us that we have a need for God (i.e. total dependency on God).      

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    ARC Sunday Service June 16, 2019 preaching with Pastor Edwards...The road to true recovery. And some of the Scriptures from the preaching include: 1 Sam 30:1-8 and 18-19, Matt 6:24-33.

    As Pastor Edwards preached, he said if God is in control of our whole life, there is nothing that can come our way that is out of his purpose for us. Talking the wrong way about God and His People in our distress will only cause hurt to ourselves. (We can read Job and David's Stories in the Old Testament.)

    David encouraged himself as the Scripture said but in the Lord God (i..e God's purpose, will and submission) and not in his own deceit or self will/purpose. And we are only made the Priest of our homes because and when we are submitted to God first. When you have the right relationship with God, fear, doubt, worry, stress etc., will disappear and joy, celebration, faith, etc., will appear.

    God has a right to say or ask of us anything he wants from us. And what we recover is determined by what we pursue which is determined by who we inquired for it.     

    See ARC Preaching video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/595044157570273/

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    ARC Sunday Service June 9, 2019 Preaching with Pastor Edwards...The Promise, Purpose and Practice of Pentecost. Some of the Scriptures included: Joel 2:21-32, Luke 24:45-49, Acts 2:1-4, 14-36, 31-40.

    As he preached this Pentecost Sunday, Pastor Edwards said the mysteries of God (i.e. godliness) is now being revealed in Jesus Name. We need to celebrate the fulfilled promise of the Holy Ghost (i.e. our liberty in Christ). We are free indeed. Satan don't mess with Freedom Celebrators in Christ.   

    And as he continued, he mentioned Acts 2:39 that says: "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." Pastor Edwards preached that we are to be careful not to go back to the things we left behind in the old life before Christ (Galatians 2:18). And that the true power of Pentecost has no respect of of person in the natural but does in the Spiritual.

    Pastor Edwards also said when our heart and spirit are right with God we can defeat the devil in any situation. And when we are close to God, we can defeat the devil from a distance. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. We did not have the power to do that. But now, when we resist the devil, he must flea from us...the word of God said it. (See James 4:7-8.) And we are to be careful of the spirit of perdition that is against the power and purpose of our Pentecost Power. 

    We can see ARC video at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/592694944587316/

    ARC Sunday Service Preaching June 2, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...cut it off (i.e. Anointed Apostolic Amputee). Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include: Matt 18:1-9 and 10, Matt 5:30, Mark 9:47, and reference to Rom 8:35.

    Pastor Edwards preached to the Congregation that God has a zero tolerance for sin and carnality. We are to be careful about being offended by the word of God. Our lifestyle of cutting off and plucking out sin in our life will offend others who refuse to do the same. And offended people will offend others.

    As he continued, Pastor Edwards said, the same stuff (i.e. sin and carnality) that will keep us from entering the Eternal Kingdom of God (i.e. Heaven) is the same that will keep us from the Kingdom of God right now on Earth (i.e. see Romans 14:17). God wants our all, not our best. Because it's about His best but our all to him.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that an education about God can never replace an experience and holy relationship with God. We cannot have God's best by giving him less than our all. It's the obedient spirit that will accomplish anything in the Lord, not the willing spirit. 

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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching May 26th 2019 with Pastor Edwards...saved by fire. Some of the Scriptures include 1 Corin 3:9-15, Heb 12:25-29, 1 Peter 1:3-7 and 2 Corin 12:9.

    As Pastor Edwards preached, among many other things, he said we need to let the fiery trials in our life burn up those things in our life that are not like God or Christlike. We need to get the right understanding about the fiery trials and tests from God so will respond the right way.

    The fiery trials (or fire) will burn everything you have no business to be worrying about in your life. But we need to be careful about how much resistance we put up or give God in our fiery trials. We need to allow God to burn-up what needs to removed and bless what needs to remain.

    Every time we come out of the fiery trials, we are to be newer and more improved in our walk with God. Our faithfulness in the fiery trials is setting us up (or preparing us) for the blessings of God in our future. Going through the fire is meant to bring God honor through us, and is not meant to hurt us. (See 2 Corinthians 12:9.)

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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching May 19, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...Eternal Life work ahead.

    Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include Rom 8:28 and 2 Corin 5:17-18 that consist of the "new creature clause" as Pastor Edwards said.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards said if we are right with God the devil cannot do anything that God does not allow. And if anything in our life is working just for our own good, it's working against God's good because it must be for God's good, not our own self good.

    The new creature in us, will never reach back to the old things of the life we left behind. And we cannot just rely on the mercy of God and be out of the right relationship with God. Faith and grace in God involve/require full submission to God. 
    (We can see the video online at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/2322277564461807/

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    ARC Sunday Service May 12, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...To recover our true Jesus joy. Some of the Scriptures include: 1 Peter 1:1-12, Phil 4:4 and Prov 17:22.

    Pastor Edwards, as he preached, said the joy of the Holy Ghost is a fruit of the Spirit. And we are to be led by the Spirit. Spiritual fruit is not just for the giving or receiving but is also for the living. Joy unspeakable is never not ready to rejoice. The poorest person in the world can find him/her self rich with the Holy Ghost.

    See the preaching video or see it again courtesy of our loyal ARC Video Team: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/629588874189647/

     

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    Some of the INFORMATION from Pastor Edwards Preaching Sunday May 5, 2019…this is our Heritage: my new Identity in Christ.

    Some of the Scriptures are: Isa 54:1-17, Matt 16:13-19, 2 Chron 7:14, Psalm 34:1-22 and Psalm 91:1-16.

    As he started to preach, Pastor Edwards said no weapon formed against us (i.e. Saints of God) shall prosper. This is our Heritage in Christ. See Isaiah 54:17. When we do what God says, nothing that is formed against us can or shall prosper. But we cannot believe and doubt at the same time. We cannot obey and disobey at the same time.

    As he continued preaching, Pastor Edwards said what we are going through does not change who God is and what he has done for us and can do. Our doubt in God will only hurt us. But hell shall not over-power the Church (i.e Saints of God).  As the song says…

    I know who I am
    I know who I am
    I know who I am
    I am yours, I am yours
    And you are mine
    Jesus you are mine
    You are mine
    Jesus you are mine

    Pastor Edwards continued and said satan power is no more over us unless we give it to him. See 2 Chron 7:14. Our new identity is everything when it comes to God but it is for the people of God…not everyone or anyone. Our new identity is in Christ: knowing who we are. Hell cannot touch us without God’s permission. See Job 1:6-12.

    If we do things to get something from God, it will not work with God. If we do things to glorify God, it’s acceptable to God. We cannot pray in the Holy Ghost but not live or walk in the Holy Ghost. See James 4:3. In the world we will have troubles. But in God we will have peace and tranquility. See Luke 10:20. And as Pastor Edwards said, faith and trust are not (and must not be) part-time elements in the life of the Saints of God. We must obey God more, worship more, pray more, and such alike, when we are going through our hell on earth. See Joshua 6:2-17.

    As Pastor Edwards also said: the devil cannot prevail over us. But we will prevail our him to do greater things in our walk with God. A very important part of this is to know what Job (from the Book of Job Story in the Old Testament) did not say while he was going through his tribulations by the devil from God’s permission. As Pastor said, we will miss the mark by allowing what is in our minds (such as anything that is against God or his word) to come out of our mouth. But see Psalm 34:15-22.

    We must not give the devil any power over anything in our life. And what are we worried about? We can see and read Psalm 91:1-16 about what the word of God says about worrying.

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    Some of the POINTS from Thursday May 2, 2019 Bible study with Pastor Edwards...the word of God, out hearts and minds. Some of the Scriptures: Job 1:9-10, Rom 12:2, Eph 4: 22-24 and 27, Rom 5:19, and 1 John 4:4.

    As he began to teach, Pastor Edwards mentioned that it's important to hide the word of God in our hearts so we will not sin against God...as the Bible says. The flesh (i.e. our flesh) is not anointed. It's the Spirit of God in us so we can do the will of God. And from that, Pastor Edwards also said anger has a "twin" call hatred. But the Bible says be angry and sin not (Ephesians 4:26).

    Pastor Edwards also said our minds are designed to serve an hedge from evil and sinful spirits. We are to stay away from all appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22). And when we experience Spiritual death, our body and soul will become subjected (i.e. vulnerable) to the sins of the devil - the prince of this world. Tolerance of sin is not the way live for God. We must not tolerate sin in our life or else we will give the devil power in and over our life.

    Spiritual death is separation from God and only Salvation from God can restore that. Faith in God must come from or by the word of God. Every where Jesus went (Matthew 4:23) sickness and disease went out of and away from people. And from the Scriptures, God put dirty spirits out of people into dirty pigs instead. See Mark 5:1-14. We need to guard our minds with the Holy Ghost because that will help us through.

    Mercy has done and will do a whole lot in our life from the grace of God. But we must not use mercy or God's grace in the wrong way and to sin. God has given us and has done things in our life so we can look back and know what he can do for us again and more in the future.

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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching 4-28-2019 with Pastor Edwards...Resurrection Power continues. Some of the Scriptures: Mala 3:6, James 1:17, Heb 13:8, John 6:53, 2 Peter 1:5-10, Acts 2:42, and Luke 18:1-7.

    As Pastor Edwards began preaching he said we have been filled with the power to rise up from our adversities of life, but we also have the power to stand up during the same as well. The same power and resurrection power of Christ will take care of our past, present and future. Hebrews 13:8 KJV says: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Pastor Edwards said the power that is in us is the power that never changes (Hebrews 13:8).

    We are to grow in grace. Grace is not meant to keep us down but to make us grow-up in Christ. See 2 Peter 1:5-10. And when we have a relationship with the word of God, it reads us as we read it. We are to compare God according to his workings in our life...healing, miracles, provisions, deliverance, and such alike. But God being good to us does not necessarily mean we are right with him.

    If we do not receive a fresh word from God (i.e. a Rhema) we are to still be faithful to God until he does provide a fresh word to us. We will never have a good idea or good gift outside of God. Nothing and no one is good outside of God. Our love of God and for God will never change. Our love is not meant to be changed. If it does, it was only a temporary love. And we cannot have fellowship with God (and the word of God) without the Doctrines.

    The devil does not get worried when we only speak in tongues. But he does get worried when we humble our selves, pray, worship and so on. We need to become "trouble" for hell and the devil or else he will never get off our backs. There are some things that will only get done in our life if we are "standing" (i.e. living spiritually and holy from the resurrection power of God). When we are faithful in all things of our Christian life and walk with God, the devil has nothing to use against us. But the opposite also applies.


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    Some of the POINTS from ARC Thursday Bible Study 4-25-2019 with Pastor Edwards...Burdens and more. The Scriptures include: Matt 23:4, Job 7:20, Psalm 38:4, Isa 46:1-2, Matt 20:12, Job 1:9-10, Gen 2:16-17 and Galatians 6:7-9.

    As he began to teach, Pastor Edwards correctly said we forget that we were on our way to Hell but now we are on our way to Heaven. He also said the word of God has no power in our life unless we are believing it and doing it. We can be and become a burden to ourselves (see Job 7:20 and Matt 23:4). And if we know better but choose less than better, it can be a sign of disobedience.

    Some worldly things can add to your burden. And burden is not distributed fairly or evenly or in the same proportion to everyone. The power of God is null and void when he is not fully God in our life. Our life is suppose to be above reproach in the world that we live in. Life burdens are only temporary.

    You do not have a free will when you plan to stay in God's will. You only have a free will when you step away from God to do your own will. Your mind is design to serve as an hedge...for the things around you...Genesis 2:16-17.

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    Some of the POINTS from ARC Sunday Service Preaching 4-21-2019 with Pastor Edwards...Resurrection Power. Some of the Scriptures: Matt 28:1-20, John 11:25-26, Rom 8:11, John 16:33, and Luke 22:32-34.

    As Pastor Edwards preached, he said when we receive the Holy Ghost we received the power of an endless life. We are to be glad we are on the right side of the resurrection. Resurrection power never gives up. Satan does not like it, but we need to let the resurrection power inside us allow us to get up and rise again, and again.

    John 16:33 says: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

    The resurrection power within us will stir up the power of Jesus Christ to fight and overcome the tribulations we will face in this world. Jesus resurrection power is our recovery from the things in life - from death to life. Sometimes in our situation all we need to do is stand up for God - stand up when we are fallen. And see Luke 22:32-34. Our faith cannot fail in God. We never forget the Lord and what he has done. Instead, we forget we forget ourselves and who we are in Christ.
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    Some of the POINTS from Thursday 4.18.2019 Bible Study with Pastor Edwards: "baggage" or weight (Hebrews 12:1).

    Hebrews 12:1 says: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

    Spiritually speaking, Pastor Edwards said "baggage" is a condition, attitude or circumstance that prevents us from doing what God expects from us and in the Kingdom of God. The Bible word for baggage is burden.

    Pastor Edwards also said Egypt is a type of the world and Pharaoh is a type of sin in today's world and time. He also said sin does not have power over us because we have been delivered from sin once we are baptized first in water (i.e. water baptism in Jesus Name) and additionally when we receive the Holy Ghost. See Hebrews 12:1-2.

    The greatest burden in our life is sin. But to overcome the limitations of our walk with God we need to reach out to the Lord.

    Every weight is a potential sin. But where there is no weight or burden (such as in the life of Christ while he was in the flesh on earth) there is no pressure to sin and no sin. Christ had no sin and was not sinful.

    Weight or burden can become sinful acts in our life. See the Story of David and Bathsheba in the Old Testament. Weight in our life can turn us into slothful people. We are to be careful when serving the Lord. Our serving can become a weight, problem or frustration. Then that can become a sin.


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    Some of the POINTS from ARC Sunday Service 4-14-2019 Preaching with Pastor Edwards...knowing and responding to the time of our visitation. Some of the Scriptures are Luke 19:28-44, Psalm 51:15-17, Matt 16: 24-26.

    Among other things, Pastor Edwards preached that we will find our selves more miserable than before if we do not hear and obey the Word of God/Spirit of God. God will never ask us to do something on your own but through him. He cannot lie.

    God calls us to stand up against the enemy. We are "Spiritual Israel" and grateful to be "drafted" in by God. The most dangerous thing a child of God can find is his/her old sins/desires/ways...the old person/me.

    Jesus represents the new life. Barabbas represents the old life we use to live. (And see Matthew 27:11-26.) If we are not going in a direction closer to God, we are going further away from him.

    Some of the POINTS from ARC Sunday Service Preaching April 7, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...Your Cross: Your Stretch (You are the Light of the World). Some Scriptures: 1Kings 17:17-22, Phil 3:10-14, and Acts 14:22

    As he started to preach, Pastor Edwards said when we are saved, God does not remember our pasts...it's the devil who will and keeps on bringing it back to our minds. (See Phil 3:10-14.)

    Revival requires reaching forth. And the fiery trials we will go through in life will reveal who we really are. The pressures of the World can leave the wrong kind of mark in our life. The testings from God will not leave any marks. To be an Over-comer you need to over come the pressure, strife, trials and such alike in your life.

    Walking in the Spirit will produce the things of the Spirit. And some of the most powerful praise and worship will occur when you come out of the "Pressure Cooker" if life. We want revival but we do not want the pressures and trouble in our life.

    We need to let the things we are going through work for the pleasure of God. Some people will get excited when trouble comes because they know good things from God are coming.


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    Some of the POINTS from ARC Sunday Service Preaching 3.31.2019 with Pastor Edwards...God Pleasers and Flesh Pleasers. Scriptures: Rom 12:1-2, Heb 11:5-6, Phil 2:12-13, 2 Tim 3:1-5, Eph 5:8-13, Rev 12:11, Prov 16:7 and Genesis Chapter 5.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards said we are to be careful of the mind-set of pleasing God when all things are pleasing to us. God Pleasers will present their bodies as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to God. The Spirit of God will always please God. The gift of the Spirit was not given to satisfy us but to please God. If we present ourselves daily to him, we will please him daily.

    Enoch pleased God before God translated him. See Heb 11:5. He walked with God. Before he was translated, there was a dedication to God by Enoch. Job was also a God Pleaser. We need to delight ourselves in the Lord first to become a God Pleaser. Pleasing God is a very big deal as in Noah Story in the Old Testament. We cannot be "fleshful" and "faithful" at the same time or at any time. That does not please God.

    Only God Pleasers will get to Heaven. See Matthew 6:21. We can have the Holy Ghost and not be a God Pleaser. Conviction is a response to our passion for pleasing God. The greatest peril of our time is the peril of not pleasing God. See Phil 2:12. We are empowered by God's Spirit to be God Pleasers.

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    Some of the POINTS and Scriptures from ARC Thursday Bible Study March 21, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...Prayer and Praying.

    Scriptures: Matt 6:5-18, 1Tim 2:1, 2 Chron 7:14, Psalm 51, Deut 28, Acts 19:15, Hebrews 6:1-4, Proverbs 14:12, Luke 22:3-23 and Rom 28.

    As he presented to ARC, Pastor Edwards said the conditions for a successful prayer is laid out at 2 Chronicles 7:14. He also said we need to know who we are in Christ. And see Acts 19:15 and Hebrews 6:1-4.

    When there is too much flesh in our prayers, it's carnal. And carnal conversations with God does not reach Heaven. Humility is a big deal or of great importance with God in prayer as in other things of God. See Proverbs 14:12. Our feelings is not the issue sometimes. It's what we do with our feelings because that can become sin. See Luke 22:3-23.

    We are to build up ourselves in our most holy faith (persuasion). And Pastor Edwards said our Bible talks about in the valley he restoreth my soul. See Psalms 23:3. We need to not only read Romans 28 but also believe it. We cannot pray to God and complain at the same time. If we want what we are praying for, we have to "invest" in God and the word of God.

    If we are praying incorrectly, we need to get back to our first love (God). The Lord will hear our prayers from the place of his will. See Jonah Chapter 1 and his Story in the Old Testament.

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    ARC Sunday Service preaching Mach 17, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...Empowered on Purpose. Some of the POINTS and NOTES from the preaching: Scriptures Matt 6:9-10, Acts 1:6-8, Rom 8:14 and 28.

    While preaching, Pastor Edwards said it takes "Kingdom Power" and Purpose to pray successfully. That's Jesus way and the Bible way. And there will be more purpose behind the power (Acts 1:6-8). Power is what we have by the Holy Ghost and purpose what we will become. To comprise his (i.e. God's) Purpose is to compete with his Power.

    He also mentioned that what good is a powerful move of God if it does not move and motivate us to do God's will. Power without purpose is unstable. The Power must be submitted to the purpose. And if you are willing to bear the Purpose, the Power will come and change your life.

    Pastor mentioned that Samson in the Old Testament Scriptures lost the Power because he got side-track from the Purpose. He told a "spirit" that was against God his secret. When you refuse the Purpose, the Power will depart from you. The same was with King Saul (as was the case with Samson) in the Old Testament...demons then took hold on King Saul as the Spirit of God departed from him.

    God bless our ARC Video Team again. We can see ARC videos at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/

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    Some of the POINTS from ARC Sunday Service 3.10.2019 with Pastor Edwards: God is larger than Life...and some of the Scriptures included Ezekiel 41:1-7, Psalm 34:1-3, 1Corin 6:19-20, and Heb 12:1-2.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards said was that in every situation of life we need to make God larger than life. We need to magnify the Lord...even in our greatest problems in life. To glorify God is to magnify him.

    Nothing can trump the triumphant power of God. The problem is our perception of our problems: what we choose to see in our problems or situations. And if you go to someone else before you go to God with your problems, you will have more problems with your problems. We need to go to God first, then to someone else afterwards. Perception is everything. What we choose to see is what we will see in our situations.

    We need to keep looking up at Jesus...just keep magnifying the Lord. And God wants to be Spiritual in the natural things of our life. We will enlarge the devil territory when we refuse to see God for who he really is. We need to make God larger than life. We need to magnify the Lord.
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    Some POINTS from Thursday Bible Study 3.7.2019 with Pastor Edwards...Christlike.

    Some Scriptures: Romans 8:28-31, Phil 2:5, Gal 5: 19-23, 2 Corin 3:18, 2 Tim 3:15-17, Acts 20:32, Eph 4:11-16, Psalm 119:1 verse 9 and Gen 42:21.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards said came from Pastor Raymond Woodward information as Pastor Edwards said and gave the credit to Pastor Woodward.

    Pastor Edwards correctly said the Holy Ghost will use truth from the true word of God to produce Christlike Characters in Saints of God. See 2 Tim 3:15-27. And that the Holy Ghost will also use circumstances (of different kinds) to produce Christlike Characters. But anything less than death is light affliction for us. Because we can endure. See 2 Corinthians 11:25-33 from this point.

    Pastor Edwards also said we can expect 4 kinds of Problems in our life as Saints of God. There will be Trials (as allowed by God in which we are to rejoice) Temptations (that will be sin from the devil) Trespasses (issues from other people in the world and our life) and Troubles (that is from our own actions and fault). Different problems, Pastor Edwards said, will require a different kind of solution.

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    Some of the NOTES from March 3, 2019 ARC Sunday Service preaching...Faith.

    Some of the Scriptures: Rom 10:1-17, Rom 14:22-23, 2 Corin 5:7, Heb 11:1, 1 Peter 5:8, and John 5:4. The Open/Continued Service Scripture came from Proverbs 3:5 and Rom 8:28-31 KJV.

    Pastor Edwards preached about faith. Faith is persuasion. You either have faith or you don't. You either use it or you don't. Faith is not "easy believe-ism." Faith is more than just believing in God. The devil believe in God and is still the devil.

    True believers will obey God because they believe the word of God. The word of God went out in preaching or teaching and they believed. The substance and the evidence is persuasion. Persuasion without any action is dead. See James 2:17. When we want to do good but evil is there, we need faith/persuasion. How do we resit the devil? We do so with full persuasion - not partial persuasion.

    Faith is also the moral conviction of the truthfulness of God. And conviction comes with faith. Hebrews Chapter 11 is the persuasion Heroes Chapter in the Bible. And by faith we will talk ourselves into the will of God (His will, not ours) or we will talk ourselves out of the will of God. In the Bible 1 Peter 5:8 says: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour...

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    Some of the NOTES from ARC Sunday Service preaching...Faith.

    Some of the Scriptures: Rom 10:1-17, Rom 14:22-23, 2 Corin 5:7, Heb 11:1, 1 Peter 5:8, and John 5:4. The Open/Continued Service Scripture came from Proverbs 3:5 and Rom 8:28-31 KJV.

    Pastor Edwards preached about faith. Faith is persuasion. You either have faith or you don't. You either use it or you don't. Faith is not "easy believe-ism." Faith is more than just believing in God. The devil believe in God and is still the devil.

    True believers will obey God because they believe the word of God. The word of God went out in preaching or teaching and they believed. The substance and the evidence is persuasion. Persuasion without any action is dead. See James 2:17. When we want to do good but evil is there, we need faith/persuasion. How do we resit the devil? We do so with full persuasion - not partial persuasion.

    Faith is also the moral conviction of the truthfulness of God. And conviction comes with faith. Hebrews Chapter 11 is the persuasion Heroes Chapter in the Bible. And by faith we will talk ourselves into the will of God (His will, not ours) or we will talk ourselves out of the will of God. In the Bible 1 Peter 5:8 says: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour...

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    Before he began preaching, Pastor Edwards rightly said you can praise without the Holy Ghost but you cannot worship without the Holy Ghost.

    As he preached, he said if you don't love holiness, you don't love God. Without holiness you cannot see the Lord. Holiness is about being like God. Worship is loving to do something because God said so or because of God we do so.

    You can praise God all day long and still leave Church, for example, the same way. Obedience to God is part of worship...doing what God says. Holiness is a sacred place in God.

    We do not need to have the "got to" mentality towards God and the things of God. That is unholy and unacceptable to God.

    We are to dress and live like deity from the inside to the outside. Then we will see the transformation in our life (Romans 12:2). And for the things in our life, God will work it out day by day.

    Holiness has become our shield and protection...our security. Hell hates holiness...hell hates the truth.

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    Some of the NOTES from ARC Sunday Service 1-13-2019 preaching with Pastor Edwards...

    Some of the Scriptures: Acts 1: 12-15, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 4:31, and Acts 16: 22-26.

    The Open Service Scripture came from Job 2:1-6. And we are to learn from and follow Job and Joseph life examples in the Bible.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards said from the preaching is that we must all get involved and become doers of the word of God. We got to tarry, press and endure sometimes. If we are the salt of the earth, we are to also be the salt to our brothers and sisters.

    On the Day of Pentecost when everyone was filled with that which was fulfilled. It's going to take a Spiritual Storm to get Spiritual things done in your life. You need to speak the darkness out of your life. Let the lightning flash in your darkness.

    To pray God's will is to pray according to God's purpose and then things will happen. We are to fight hell fire with the firestorm of Heaven. In the Bible, David was always building an Altar to God but Saul did not. We have to cultivate a Christ Kingdom climate.

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    Some of the NOTES from ARC Sunday Service Jan 6th 2019 preaching with Pastor Edwards...are your a Spectator or Participant?

    Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include 2 Kings 6:24, 2 Kings 7, Romans 12:1, and James 1:21-25 KJV. The Open/Continued Service Scripture came from Psalm 23:1-6.

    Some of what pastor Edwards said include the fact that "we need to be Participants in 2019" and not Spectators. Participants make things happen by getting involved to get things done. Spectators do not.

    We are to be very careful of becoming Spectators. But we also need to present our bodies a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1). God need our bodies. We do not need to have regrets going into 2019.

    What good is inspiration without participation. The Church cannot become hearers only. We need to become doers (James 1:22). As the word of God says, hearers only deceive themselves. But a doer of the word and in deed shall be blessed.

    There is something important about doing - getting involved. But do not become uninvolved - stay involved. A weak flesh is no excuse for us not to do the things God wants us to do. And we are not "Volunteers" in the House of God. We are instead Soldiers in God's Army. We do not wait on God. God is waiting on us.

    NB: Access to see ARC Videos at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/


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    Some of the NOTES from ARC Sunday Service December 30th 2018 preaching with Pastor Edwards...When we bear we will endure.

    Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include: 1 Corin 10:13, 2 Corin 4:1-10, 2 Corin 4:7 and Matt 16:18. The Open/Continued Service Scripture came from Matt 5:14-16.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards preached about include the fact that: "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it" 1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV. And as Pastor said, if you miss what the Scripture is saying (and to you) to you will miss your shout. No matter what you are going through, the anointing of God will always help you to make it through. It's more powerful to say to the enemy "I have overcome all your temptations."

    When you are going through the not so good times, still let your light shine so they can see that God is with you. When we bear our trials or tribulations, we will endure. God will give us the strength to walk through the trails and the trials will teach us more. God did not leave us powerless. We have the Gifts of God living within us.

    In all your getting, make sure you get your yet - the nevertheless. God will not allow you to be stressed or tested above what he allows. And depression is a prevailing spirit from hell and the devil. But the enemy is restricted in our life. He cannot just do what he likes in the life of a child of God. We restrict God when we place all the energy or attention on the problems/trials in life instead of placing that on God.

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    Some of the NOTES from ARC Sunday Service preaching 12-16-2018 with Pastor Edwards: Revive...Rejoice...Repeat - reviving our rejoice.

    Some of the Scriptures from the preaching is from: Psalm 51:10-12, Psalm 85:6, Phil 4:4, Deut 28, Prov 17:22, and Nehemiah 8:10.

    Psalm 51 is not describing a lost soul coming to the Lord for the first time. Only the devil goes before the Lord and leaves the same way. Every revelation you receive from God is a continued revival - the Kingdom of God is in all of us (Romans 14:17).

    The Joy (Jesus Joy) of the Lord is your stronghold - knowing he is in control. You need to get right with God or else it's gonna get worse. When you lost your true joy in God you are getting weaker in God. And we need to be Joy Givers.


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    Some of the NOTES from Sunday December 9th 2018 Preaching with Pastor Edwards...it's absolutely necessary to fight.

    And some of the Scriptures included: Matt 6:9, Eph 6:10-18, and James 4:7.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards preached included the fact that satan lose control when we give God control in our life. Hell is mad at that. And when Heaven saved us hell lost us. The Spirit is willing even when the flesh is weak.

    We do not get to go on vacation in Spiritual Warfare. When you do not fight you automatically lose the battle. But you cannot fight and win any battle if you have not won the battle over yourself with the devil. The weapons of our Warfare are mighty through God. Unless you have yourself submitted to God and under God's submission, you cannot resit the devil.

    We know we are winning over the devil and with God when we are obeying Christ. When a child of God stops acting like he belongs in God's Kingdom, he will begin to act like he belongs in the devil kingdom. And when you pray for someone to be saved, it's an act of war against satan Kingdom.

    We need to have the Holy Ghost and learn how to live in the power of the Holy Ghost.


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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching with Pastor Edwards...conquer the spirit of complacency...
    Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include: Matt 6:19-21, 2 Corin 4:17-18, James 2:14-17 and Heb 11:1.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards said included the fact that we worship Deity (i.e. God) not Doctrine. We believe in holy Doctrines but we worship God. The devil will try to get you to respond falsely to true doctrines if he cannot get you to believe in a false doctrine. Adam responded falsely to a true doctrine from God as in the Old Testament. We make the great mistake of treating eternal things temporarily and temporary things eternally. We make the junk of this world take away the eternal things of God. We the Church must not participate in the temporary things of this life and world that are against the eternal things of God. We need to conquer the spirit of complacency. We should never learn to live with less than God's best for us.

    FROM: ARC Sunday Service Preaching with Pastor Edwards...conquer the spirit of complacency... November 18, 2018

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    ARC Sunday Service preaching with Pastor Edwards...Anointed Apostolic Alignment
    Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include Psalm 23:1-16, Matthew 6:31-33, Genesis 1:1, Rev 22:21, and Psalm 91.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards preached about is the fact that if God's is first in our life everything else will follow. God's not following you (i.e. us) he is following his own lead. And when God is the head in our life, there is not a weapon that form against you (i.e. us) that shall prosper. If you (i.e. we) want the benefits of God, then we got to come under...God. If you (i.e we) made God the author of your faith, then he has the right to be the finisher of your (i.e our) faith. God cannot be the author and not the finisher. God must be our Alpha and Omega.

    If you do not believe the Word of God then you are discouraged. God cannot lie. The "God Guarantee" makes that so. And we are being conformed into his image but we are not consumed by him (same as in Moses and the burning bush in the Old Testament...
    Exodus 3:2 KJV says "And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed." )

    God will back his Believers. The shadow of death is nothing when you have the shadow of his (i.e. God) protection and deliverance. See Psalm 91:1-16.   

    (FROM: ARC Sunday Service preaching with Pastor Edwards - Sunday November 11, 2018)

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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching - called to become Christlike.
    Some of what Pastor Edwards said is the fact that the greatest calling in our life is to become Christlike. Being conformed to his image is the process to get us to be Christlike. You cannot have his power without his purpose. The Comforter (i.e. the Holy Ghost) is the greatest dis-Comforter of the old nature in you (i.e. us).

    Grace empowers us to do what we could not do by ourselves. We are saved by grace. See Ephesians 2:8-9. Only those who are Christlike will be Raptured out of here (i.e. this present World). Before we are called to worship God in spirit and in truth, we are called to be witnesses of Jesus Christ. See Acts 1:8.

    If I am truly saved my life is not my own. "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it" Matthew 16:25. And as Pastor Edwards said, everybody wants Job's blessings but not to walk in his shoes. Some got negatives in their minds but have the most powerful of positive of all in them - the Holy Ghost.

    (From: November 4, 2018 - ARC Sunday Service preaching with Pastor Edwards...called to become Christlike. Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include: Rom 8:18-19 & 28-30, 2 Corin 3:18, 1 John 4:16-17, Acts 1:8, Rom 13:14, 1 Tim 1:15, Eph 2:8-9 and Matthew 16:25.)

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    ARC Sunday Service preaching with Pastor Edwards...Victory: I need Victory.
    Some of the Scriptures from the preaching included:
    1 Corin 15:50-54, 2 Corin 2:14, Rom 8:31 and 35-39, Psalm 23:4 and James 1:12.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards said is the fact that the Word of God only works if we believe it. But we have to show that we believe it. Satan does not love God. God's love takes us to Victory in God. Victory is good but triumph means the entire battle and war have been won. But we must triumph in Christ and not outside of Jesus Christ. The greatest gift we will receive is victory...if God is for us who can be against us?

    Don't be Spiritually weary when God provides for us where we are in God. Don't fall down Spiritually. To get God's Victory we do not have to pay the price. He did. But there is a posture to receive it (i.e. God's Victory). Putting on the whole armor is for standing (Spiritually, not physically). The victory has already been paid for. To stand you got to know God...know the Word of God. The difference between victory and defeat is about standing or lying down. We need to understand the victory...how to receive the victory. We need to stop fighting the wrong fight. The Lord will not leave any battle unwon.

    Everything we are going through when we are in the right divine relationship with God is for His Glory and our Victory (see Romans 8:28). He gives the Crown of life to those who are Over-comers. The victory we need the most is the victory to overcome anything that is in our way to win the Victory in Christ. If you have your love for Christ you have your Victory. But the enemy wants us to fall out of love with God. Nothing shall separate us from the love of God (see Romans 8:35-39). But love is not enough we also need the victory in God (see Psalm 23:4).  We must fight the war to stay in love with God.   

    (FROM: ARC Sunday Service October 28, 2018)              
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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching with Pastor Edwards...Revival greatest rivalry.
    Some of the Scriptures from the preaching included: Jude 1 verse 3, 20-21, Gal 5: 6 (b), Heb 11:1-2, and Rom 14:23.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards said included the fact that "faith is the key for everything" in our life. But faith must work by love (Gal 5:6 b). The faith we have must be born out of love for God. The faith we all need comes from God, not our selves. Faith must be God given and God driven. There is no relationship with Jesus outside of faith. Faith cannot lead you down the road of unrighteousness if it's true faith.

    All things are impossible to those who do not believe (but see Mark 9:23). If satan keeps coming to you with your past, you need to get it under the blood. We will risk everything because we trust in God and his care. Everything we are going through has to do with faith or the lack of faith. We are to build up our faith every single day.

    When we doubt the Word of God, we will speak against the Word of God, and the things of God. Disbelief and unbelief will open the door for disobedience in God and the Word of God. Anti-faith is from the enemy of our faith in God and we will become anti-praying people with anti-faith. Faith does not question God, or God's Word or God's Power, etc.

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    Christian Character...some of what Pastor Edwards said at Thursday Bible Study Oct 25, 2018.
    Matt 7:26-20 and you shall know them by their fruit is important. Christian Character is a Christ-like Character. We cannot make it happen on our own. It comes from Christ. Without Christ there is no Christian Character. Our old humanity nature has nothing to do with our Christian Character.

    Our Character is who we truly are after trying to show who we are. If we want a relationship with Christ we need to put on the mind of Christ. Every one who is not working for the Spirit of Christ will be working for the spirit of the anti-Christ.

    Holiness comes from the inside out and not from the outside in. Holiness comes from the mind and Character of Christ.

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    Pastor Edwards preached that "faith is the key for everything" in our life. But faith must work by love (Gal 5:6 b). The faith we have must be born out of love for God. The faith we all need comes from God, not our selves. Faith must be God given and God driven. There is no relationship with Jesus outside of faith. Faith cannot lead you down the road of unrighteousness if it's true faith.

    All things are impossible to those who do not believe (but see Mark 9:23). If satan keeps coming to you with your past, you need to get it under the blood. We will risk everything because we trust in God and his care. Everything we are going through has to do with faith or the lack of faith. We are to build up our faith every single day.

    When we doubt the Word of God, we will speak against the Word of God, and the things of God. Disbelief and unbelief will open the door for disobedience in God and the Word of God. Anti-faith is from the enemy of our faith in God and we will become anti-praying people with anti-faith. Faith does not question God, or God's Word or God's Power, etc. (From ARC Sunday Service Preaching with Pastor Edwards Oct 21, 2018.)

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    We are pressed down and doing less Spiritual activities. When there is more Spiritual opposing than obeying, more fear and doubt than faith, etc., then we know. We will either have a God day or an anti God day. And we cannot give to God the same as we give to the world. We need to give God more of our life. (From Thursday Bible Study Oct 18, 2018 at ARC)


    Some of the most unpopular words are some of the most needed words God will speak to the Church. Heaven's hurts are meant for God's good as we wrestle and struggle our way into Heaven. God's hurts will produce Holiness. Hell's hurts are for no good.

    Jacob's wrestle was not just for him but for a whole nation. And the Apostle Paul calling and Salvation was not just for him but for all Gentiles like us. Whatever is opposing the will of God in your life has to die and go. God jealousy is about our souls to help us. The struggle (i.e. our struggle) is and will always be real because it's about submission to God, and the Word of God. When we resist and refuse to be broken, it's a tough place to be. There must be the acceptance from God of my will and my way - not our will and our way.

    We must not stop (i.e. obeying God) in the middle of our transformation because of the pains in our lives. Our testing is working our endurance. Sometimes we lose our joy in the struggle because we don't call it joy. And by his stripes we are healed.

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    Some of the Scriptures from the preaching included: Gen 32, Heb 12:4-11, Prov 27:6, Gen 5:2 and James 1:2-3.
    From Sunday October 7, 2018 ARC Sunday Service Preaching by Pastor Edwards.

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    Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
    Try-dokimazō-to test, examine, prove, scrutinise (to see whether a thing is genuine or not)

    There's a revolution with self for every revelation of the Spirit..

    We must refuse..
    To let evil..
    Off the hook..

    If evil cannot get you to fully convert, it will settle for a simple blending in..

    Only when His will becomes my will, will I begin to make Godly choices...

    The Truth that makes us free will never free us from being conformed & changed into His image:)

    A close, committed, consistent relationship has the power to work out every indifference:)


    I may be right but God is Not Looking for right he's looking for contrite which means contrary to me being right:)

    I've been struggling too hard for too long to hold onto His righteous to ever worry about being right..

    Pleasing God & dethroning self is the most worthy cause for my struggling...

    Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
    Isaiah 48:10?-?11 KJV

    The blessing of the blessing is avoiding the curse:)

    Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
    Galatians 4:16

    Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety..
    Don't avoid the safe haven of Gods body (church)..



    Biblical Apostolic order of Progression: Believe, Receive, Practice, Live, Preach.. God.. Heals.. Every.. Manner.. Of Sickness.. & Disease..



    My relationship with Christ is not odd, old school or out of date, It's just ORIGINAL... Cleaving to the Ancient Landmarks:) They're coming off the street broken, bleeding, hurting & dysfunctional & God is healing & binding up their wounds with His love & comfort:)



    To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that "believed not"? So we see that they could not enter in because of "unbelief"... Believed not-Greek-apeitheō; to disbelieve (wilfully and perversely): — not believe, disobedient, obey not, unbelieving, not to allow one's self to be persuaded, to refuse or withhold belief, to refuse belief and obedience, not to comply with... To believe not is disobedience and disobedience stems from disbelief..



    Retaining unnecessary hurt can be hazardous to our spiritual health.. If it's of God it will make us Better & not bitter.. AND Lord, I can't breathe, I can't move, I can't live without You.. I was created to live in Your presence..



    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. AND Be very careful not to overlook the many opportunities to be a blessing while looking for opportunities to be blessed.. It's more blessed to give than to receive:)



    In our attempt to help make our churches hell proof & world proof, we must make sure that we don't make them sinner proof... While we were yet sinners Christ died for us... AND If we're not driven by love we will be driven by lust & love will never take a passenger seat or a back seat to lust...





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God bless us for following "what Pastor said."

Because we remember Matthew 7:13-14 KJV.