Apostolic Revival Church (ARC) - Pastor John A Edwards - 3700 Kensington Avenue, PA 19124.
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  • 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 Sunday Service Preaching June 14, 2020 with Pastor Edwards on "The Preposition Power of God." The main Scripture came from Romans 8:1-31 KJV.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards mentioned that "If God be for us" and "because God is for us" are important to know as coming from the understanding of the Scriptures. God's Preposition is and will always be before anything that will or can happen to us in our life. We need to get the victory in our minds so and then we can feel it in our hearts. Because as the Scripture says, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37). And the Apostle Paul never, ever gave power to his past.

    The Divine Preposition of God can be seen from "In the beginning God..." at Genesis 1:1 and from "We love him, because he first loved us" at 1 John 4:19. And from our faith "I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth" as seen at Psalm 34:1. Pastor Edwards also mentioned as he preached that it's not that easy for the devil to knock us out of the love of God.

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

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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching on Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020 with Pastor Edwards. The Topic: The Promise...of Pentecost. Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include Joel 2:21-32, Luke 24:45-49, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-14, and Acts 2:37-42 KJV.

    As he preached, some of what Pastor Edwards mentioned is that if he (i.e. God) filled us with the Holy Ghost, he will lead us with the Holy Ghost. From Acts 2:39 the promise is ours. And we need to be seen and read by others in our daily life so they will know who God is, what he has done and what he can do for them.

    Pastor Edwards also said we got no business leading the Spirit of God that should be leading us instead. Because greater is he that is in us (1 John 4:4). Our flesh can be beaten but not the power of God that is in us. We have been filled with God's power and that power (i.e. his power) is over all the power of the enemy. We have authority over all the enemy's abilities. But we get our authority by submission to God.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that the true power of Pentecost is no respecter of anyone/person or any position. When we receive the Holy Ghost, we have resurrection power to "bruise" the devil. Resistance of the devil will repel the devil and not attract him instead. True Pentecost is unity - all in one mind, in one accord, in the same place (Acts 2:1). Our Pentecost is a new purpose in life for us to save the lost at any cost.  

    Sharing ARC Video from today's Service here via: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/813322722530889/


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    ARC Sunday Preaching May 24, 2020 live on Facebook with Pastor Edwards on the topic of "Faith." Some of the Scriptures mentioned included 2 Corin 5:1-8, Phil 1:6, Heb 11:6, 1 John 5:4 and Rom 14:23 KJV.

    As he preached, just some of what Pastor Edwards said include some of the definitions of faith and that we ought to walk by faith. He said faith is to be persuaded to trust and obey God in the good and bad times of our life...in the dark and the light. Faith is the moral conviction of the truth of God. Our faith must be and stand in the power of God.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that blessed assurance is all about faith in God and Biblical Faith - Jesus is mine and he is with me. To be faithful, we need to get our faith right - trust in God. Faith is a confident persuasion in God. We cannot separate confidence and persuasion in God for faith to work. Faith brings courage to life. When we war, we war in faith. We are to be careful about following people who say they have faith but are unfaithful in God.

    Continuing, Pastor Edwards preached that we are to get a hold of faith, set it in order, revive it and rely on it. Everything from our Salvation to the Rapture or our natural death is about our faith in God. We will never have boldness against the devil until we have confidence in God...faith. And we can never get faith from our flesh because that's an enemy against God. Our confidence in God is the key to our victory. Our lack of faith is holding the Holy Ghost hostage. God is not in the business of not doing the things he is capable and able to do in our life. But we must believe beyond belief because our true victory will come because of our faith in God.

    Pastor Edwards also mentioned that the world and Church need more than just believing in God. They need faith. And faith is also patience to allow the trials in our life to work. We must not "just want out" of the trials in our life. If we are truly confident in God then we are also convinced in God. If we do not die in faith, then we will not be resurrected in faith. Flesh and feelings will bring fear that works against our faith. And when we choose to allow fear to rise up, we will never submit to the word of God.

    Pastor Edwards also mentioned that Hebrews Chapter 11 is also about the Old Testament Revival that is equivalent to the New Testament Revival. They all die in faith. And if we are to die, we too must die in faith. We must worship God in spirit and in truth by faith. We are in a convinced Covenant with Jehovah. But while we are caught up and lost in our feelings, faith is being held hostage so the miracles, healing, and such alike, are not coming or happening in our life. Our "feelings" will hold our faith powerless.

    The Apostles were called to be obedient to the faith, Pastor Edwards also said. And dead faith will carry away our blessings, healing, miracles, signs, wonders, and such alike. Because faith without works is dead (see James 2:26). God has faith in us even when we fall short and sin. But it's one thing to doubt and another thing to disbelief. You can doubt and still make it to heaven, but not disbelieve and do so. We must not compare ourselves to the enemy or someone who does not have the Spirit of God. We must not build up a tolerance to the things that are against God. We must not become friendly and content with what or all that oppose God (see 1 Peter 5:8). As simple as faith is, we got to get it right.

    We can see ARC videos at: https://facebook.com/arc.philadelphia/


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    ARC Sunday Preaching May 17, 2020 live on Facebook with Pastor Edwards. No specific topic was given but we were ministered on "the symbol or the substance" concerning the things of God. Some of the Scriptures mentioned included: 1 Sam 4:1-11, 1 Corin 1:18-31, Eph 3:14-19 and Prov 3:5 KJV.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards mentioned that the relationship we have with God will be a matter of the heart or of the head/hand. We are to be careful about allowing our Covenant with God to slip out of our hearts and into our hands. If God gets into our hearts, he will change everything about us. But when we serve God out of our "it" (see 1 Samuel 4:3) that will be a sin against God. So where we have God (i.e. our source of life) in our heads/hands or our hearts is an important spiritual difference in our life. The devil does not fear our "symbols" or signs concerning God that's in our heads/hands.   

    Pastor Edwards also preached that we are to be careful not to turn the "substance" of God into a "symbol" like David did (see 1 Samuel 21:9). The "sword" King David used to slew Goliath the Philistine was only a "symbol" of his past victory. God was the "substance" of his victory. And we are to be careful about grabbing and using weapons out of fear or being afraid. We will not get the same results compared with when we act and use weapons of our faith in the "substance" of God. The Holy Ghost we have is not a "symbol" but is the "source" of our power. Speaking in tongues is a "sign." The substance of God is the  Spirit of  God. We are to be careful about holding a "symbol" of God and being separated from the "source" of God. See Acts 8:9-25 KJV.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that anything that is not of Christ is another false Gospel/Doctrine or Faith (see Galatians 1:8-9). And if we seek God we will find him (see 2 Chronicles 7:14). We must not be contented with the "symbol" of God in our life. We do not "lean" or rely on the symbol. The blood of Jesus is the substance that we rely on. And we need to be in a relationship with the source. We need to deny ourselves so the source in us might live in us. When we get the source, all signs will follow.


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    ARC Sunday Preaching Mother's Day May 10, 2020 live via Facebook with Pastor Edwards: "Trust the Testing Process." Some of the Scriptures mentioned included Isa 48;1-10, 1 Corin 3:11-17, James 1:1-14 and 12, I Peter 1:1-7 KJV.

    As he preached, just some of what Pastor Edwards said was that God is preparing us for growth and advancement in our tests and the process in our life. It's in the valley of life that God sometimes restores the soul. God is never out to just test us for the testing. It's a testing process for us to become like him. And he does not want us to lose one once of the Kingdom Value in or during our testing process. Any work that has no Kingdom Value of good, God has to destroy in order to save our souls. God will put us in the fire of life trials to transform us into his image or Spiritual likeness (Romans 12:2). God wants to prune and prove us.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that we must not fall for the devil's lie but believe God's truth. If we are living beneath God's expectations, we are living a lie. And if we are a witness of "Jehovah" we must be willing to die (i.e. the flesh has to die). Being a witness is to allow Jesus to be Jesus any moment of time in our life. It's not about or because of who we are. But it's because of who is inside of us. This is sometimes the case in the furnace of our afflictions. For example, in the Old Testament, God said Job is perfect (Job 1:8). God then gave satan permission to afflict Job, thereby taking Job into the furnace of afflictions.

    Pastor Edwards also mentioned that "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all" Psalm 34:19. And that from the Bible example, David also lived and served God in the valley of his life (Psalm 23:4). Every affliction for God is a test to graduate from. We can only overcome the devil with authority - God's Authority. So we need to submit ourselves to God.

    In addition, Pastor Edwards also stated that if we have not changed in or during our testing process, we will prolong the process. Because after our trials, we shall come forth as gold (Job 23:10). God's Promise is forever settled and will never change. But he will test us during the process of the promise. The tests/trials will prove us because it's about proving us in the sight of God. Kingdom Authority requires trials, testing and proving. While the "anointing" in our life will attract attacks from the enemy/satan. But we need to trust the process.

    Everything we are going through must be apart of God's will and purpose for us. We are to make sure everything we are planning and doing is of Kingdom Value. God wants all the say (i.e. Say Authority) before he does all the do or doing in our life. Therefore, he needs full authority. And if God is in us, God cannot fail.

    We can see ARC Videos online at: https://facebook.com/arc.philadelphia/


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    ARC Sunday Preaching May 3, 2020 live online via Facebook with Pastor Edwards and the topic Christianity OCD: Obsessive Christ-centered Dependency. Some of the Scriptures mentioned during the preaching included 1 Corin 16:13-16, Phil 4:8, Colos 3:1-3, 1 Corin 4:10(a) and John 15:5 KJV.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards mentioned that without Christ we can do nothing (John 15:5) and how important it is that we need OCD: Obsessive, Christ-centered Dependency in our life with God. That OCD is a compulsion and there will be a few who will get back to it, and to giving "their all" to God. The only power we have for deliverance in our life is the faith to contend for the faith. And the Bible can be sum-up in one word "submission" as mentioned by Pastor Edwards in reference to what T. F. Tenney used to say.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that it's a sad thing to see when sin humiliates us in front of the lost world to see. But to be humble in humility with God is always better. And Pastor Edwards also preached that a love for the world has cured too many Christians from their OCD with God or for the things of God. This is contrary to what the Apostle Paul wrote about what Christians should do: "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ" 1 Corinthians 11:1. We cannot help ourselves and that's why OCD is important to us and our life in Christ.

    Pastor Edwards continued and said we need to "walk" with God as Enoch did (Gen 5:24). To walk with God is unique "life" with God as the word "walk" as mentioned in the Bible refers to "life" with God (i.e. godliness or holiness in Christ). From Gen 5:1-24, others lived and died but Enoch did not "...for God took him." His life was dedicated and pleasing to God. Some Christians want to walk with God and still be like the world. That is not right.

    When we lose our life and find it for God sake it's a good loss in the sight of God, Pastor Edwards preached. Because God called us to "lose" our life and not to choose the life of this world - to be choosers (Matthew 16:25). If satan can get to us or get us to sin easily, we are not hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3). We have instead become "open target" to the enemy. In our life, we need to give God the "driving seat" so we will never be driven to a losing battle or defeat of sin with the enemy.


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    ARC Sunday Preaching April 26, 2020 live via Facebook with Pastor Edwards: The influence upon yourself. Some of the Scriptures included: 1 Samuel 30:1-8, John 12:24, Acts 1:8, and Jude 1:21 KJV.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards said each of us is solely responsible for allowing the things of God in our life. If we will not encourage our self, we will not be encouraged to encouraged others. It will not or ever be about "me" but about "us." It may start as a "me" thing but it must become a "we" thing - a we thing to be right with God (i.e. till we all come to the unity of the faith: Ephesians 4:13).

    It must be a me thing until it becomes a we thing. My "me" revival must become our "we" revival till it becomes a they/us/Church Revival. We need to personalize it, unify it, then evangelize it. Our greater revival will only come when we release the lesser revival. We need to be aware and careful of trying to become a single extraordinary when we need to be a unified extraordinary. When we cooperate, God will operate. And we need to be aware or careful of the "me" victories that have no we celebration - 1 Samuel 18:6).

    As he continued preaching, Pastor Edwards said we are to be careful not to overdose on vitamin "me." And we need to make sure we don't have a deficiency of vitamin "we." If we fight against the me revival, we will fight against the "we" revival and the body (i.e. the Church). In unity, you do not blame the wrong person. 

    David encouraged himself in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6). And to be encouraged "in the Lord" means to go or look beyond ones own personal persecution, trials, sorrows, sadness, and such alike. But instead of that, we need to look unto others who may be adversely affected or is being adversely affected. The "me" encouragement when done "in the Lord" will help to increase the "we" encouragement in the Lord.

    Pastor Edwards also said if you have the Lord, no matter where you are, it will make a difference or make things better because of the Lord. Each person is responsible for his/her our own revival, and to then help others to be in revival. The revival will then become a "they" or our revival and not remain a "me" revival. 

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


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    ARC Sunday Preaching April 19, 2020 live via Facebook with Pastor Edwards: Not for Sale, Not for Hire (Sold out beyond the shadow of every doubt). Some of the Scriptures mentioned by Pastor Edwards include Matthew 4:1-11, 1 Corin 6:15-20, Phili 3:10-14, Prov 23:23, and Isa 55: 8-9.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards said, among other things, if we stay in the highest place with God, we will not be for sale to the devil. We need to say to the devil that he cannot hire us because we have already been hired by the highest: God. We have no business staying in the lowest places of life (i.e. sin) when we have been called to be in the highest place of God (i.e. holiness or godliness).

    And if we stay in the highest place for God (and with God) we will never find ourselves sold out to the devil. The devil cannot afford us. Because we have been bought with a price that he cannot pay. The devil does not care about us. He just wants to get us to the lowest place in life (i.e. sin) and then let us go/remain in sin lowest place of life. 

    Heavenly Revelations have an earthly responsibility and purpose. But not because we have an earthly purpose does it mean we are of the Earth. We must not prostitute the truth. We must get the truth and sell it not. As long as we are possess by the truth from God, we will not entertain the lie of the devil. And if what we do for God is a high thing and a higher thing, then it will be a greater thing for God. When we waste time entertaining the enemy's will, it's the same as doing our own will - not God's will in our life. 

    The only thing God does not control is our own self will. When God purchased our life, he also purchased our own self will. Spiritual Liberty does not free us to do anything we like in life. We were never given the right by God to walk (i.e. live) in the flesh. We can get our name written in the Lamb's Book of Life and still not be saved in the end. And anything that says "leave me alone" is of the devil. See Luke 4:31-36 KJV.

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


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    ARC Sunday Preaching April 12, 2020 Live via Facebook with Pastor Edwards: Resurrection Day...Resurrection Power. Some of the Scriptures came from: Isa 53:1-12, Matt 28:1-7, Luke 24:1-9, Mark 16:1-6, and John 20:1-17 KJV.

    On this Easter Sunday at ARC Building small gathering of Fellowship Saints, and with many others online, some of what Pastor Edwards preached is that we are always one prayer away from our light in times of trouble. We can live in the dark as long as we have the light.

    The potential to become negative always develop in darkness. We need to be in love with the bridegroom (i.e. Jesus) so we (i.e. the Church) as his bride can live and endure in this world day by day, unto Sunday. 

    The Spirit of God within us is always going to give glory to the Maker (i.e. Jesus). Our worry and complaining negatively will not help to change our adverse situations in life. We are to be careful of our evil imaginations as was in the days of Noah and Adam/Eve in the Old Testament. We need to release the rivers of living water within us when the enemy comes at us. We need a God flow of the Spirit. We need to worship the light and in the light.

    We have the Resurrection Power within us when the enemy strikes at us. We need to let loose the Resurrection Power on our problems and adverse situations in life. While we are striving with the hell pressure, we can still be in heavenly places.

    We can see ARC Videos at: https://www.facebook.com/arc.philadelphia


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    ARC Sunday Preaching Live Facebook Video April 5, 2020 with Pastor Edwards...Faith: Heaven's Number One Heavy Weight Contender. Some of the Scriptures mentioned came from Heb 11:1 and 6, Jude 1:1-21 and 1 John 5:4 KJV, among others.

    As he preached again via live Facebook connection to ARC, Pastor Edwards said we need to always contend for the faith. But we need the right faith...the true Biblical Faith. And anything that is not of or by faith is a sin. We press on because all around us is evil pressing against us. 

    To walk by faith means to live by faith. The Church, like the world, is involved in many struggles. But our number one struggle is to contend for the faith. In our life, it's a terrible thing to get the blessings of life and not have the faith. We will never fight the good fight of faith if we do not fight for the faith. Jesus contend for the faith and won the victory. Jesus already won the victory for our faith. Our battle must be for the faith. And we get the victory from faith to faith. But we are not getting the right true faith if we are in the flesh. Every victory we need is in him (i.e. Jesus) and not outside of or apart from him or our trials.

    If we never get to know him at Calvary, we will not get to know him on the other side of Calvary or life. See 1 John 5:4. Fear and faith cannot work in the same vessel. If you have faith at all, your faith will be tested. Evey Jesus thought, song, things we do, etc., will be opposed by the enemy. We need to get the Peter-like faith to come out of our comfort zone by faith and into the water.

    When we have faith, we live and do thing his (i.e. Jesus) way. Jesus possess every victory we need within him. He is not putting the pressure on us if we are with him in the trials of life. We must not chase after wresting for the faith but please God in our faith. And the truth faith works by love through God is a very important principle of faith. See Rev 2:1-5.


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    ARC Sunday Preaching March 29, 2020 Live Facebook Video with Pastor Edwards...The Perfect Supernatural Storm. Some of the Scriptures from the Preaching include: John 17:1-16, Acts 1:8, and Acts 2:1-4 KJV.

    As he preached, just some of what Pastor Edwards said is that we will get supernatural words to come to our mouths, hearts and minds from praying in the Holy Ghost. We can have the Spirit (i.e. the Holy Ghost) in us and still not be in the Spirit. When that's the opposite situation, then Spiritual things will happen. We need to know and tap into what we have within us and not be in the flesh (Galatians 3:1-4). We need to walk (i.e. live) in the Spirit and we will not fulfil the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).

    When He (i.e. God) is in us and we are in him, then Spiritual things will happen. We need to fight our present natural storm with our supernatural storm that is within us. There is a storm living inside of us that can overcome all the storms around us. When we receive the Holy Ghost, we have a fire in us that can fight hell's fire.

    God is trying to get our undivided attention. But we will come to Church with "stuff'" in our life that can prevent that from happening. Confidence in God in the mist of our trials, and so on, is Spiritual. But we need to get into the Spirit and focus on God. And not having what we need in God maybe because we are making the wrong choices. The timing of God and the power of God will be perfect in our life if we let God have His way in our life.

    The "Corona" (i.e. the Coronavirus) storm is trying to keep us from the supernatural storm of God. But we need to be shut-in with God. Because fear, worry, etc., in our life are greater than the "Corona." God can get some glory from the "Corona" shut-in because the word of God cannot be binded or blocked in our life. Things will never be the same after "Corona." The Church will never be the same after "Corona."

    When the enemy comes in like a flood in our life, the Spirit of the Lord will rise up and above that with a standard, and be on the offense - not the defense. If the Church will just stand up in alignment with God, we can do great things. When we get up out of our darkness, then Heaven will be at work on our behalf. Everything we need, exist in the Spirit of God. Darkness comes with fear and doubt in our life. Then the enemy will be having a good day. When we are a light in our life, the enemy is pushed back. And we will then get Heaven's attention.    

    When we are living for God in faith and obedience, the Angels of the Lord are working on our side and on our behalf.


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    ARC Sunday Message Video Live on Facebook March 22, 2020 from Pastor Edwards...God is still in control. Some of the Scriptures mentioned by Pastor Edwards included Gen 1:1-5, Rev 1:8, Mala 3:6 and Isa 55:10-11 KJV.

    Some of what Pastor Edwards said is that to say I'm a Christian but I'm living by "my will" is a contradiction of God's Word. God is the Alpha and Omega. God changes not. What we find in Alpha we will also find in Omega. God changes not. God's been to the end and back - before man was created and fell into sin against God.

    Pastor Edwards also preached to the Church that the storm in our life may not be good. But God can still work it for His good. God has always dealt with evil. In the mist of everything, God is creating a different and new environment. When God said "let there be light" it was to create the perfect natural environment for us - God's People. God cannot lie. God has never changed his mind...ever. God does things for His good. But it can work out for our good.

    Pastor Edwards also said God is speaking in all this chaos we are currently facing and experiencing in America for his good pleasure. And because God is silent, we must not read that as he does not care. If God is not worried, we should not be worried if we are in Him and living in Him. If we keep our eyes set and focus on Him (i.e. Jesus) he has many things in store for the Church. We can have God atmosphere in a hell-like climate with faith in the Master (i.e. Jesus). If Jesus is in our vessel, it's unshakable. Because greater is he that's in us. It's not God's will that any should perish. The greater the storm in our life, the greater the victory.

    As he preached some more, Pastor Edwards asked: Can we have enough faith for no word at all from Heaven? And can God get some glory out of all that's happening now in our life? It's good to teach others the "right fear of God." God knows exactly what he's doing in our life. He blessed us with Eternal Life. We gotta make it right with God for our own selves. The glory God wants is in who he is, not just what he can do. He is still the I AM. We have all the power over the enemy. And because he (God) did "not do" in our life, does not mean he is not "still doing" in our life. God needs to get the glory in our life. We cannot have the will of God and our will at the same time.


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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching March 15, 2020 with Pastor Edwards... God is jealous for you. Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include Exo 34:14, Isa 9:5-7, 2 Corin 11:1-2 KJV.

    Just some of what Pastor Edwards preached and said is that we have a Spiritual Immune System just like how we have a Natural Immune System. But we need God esteem and not our self esteem. Even when we are fallen, God still has us covered. He is still jealous of us even when we are fallen. Even when we are fallen we can still turn our situation around with a humble spirit and the help of God. God hates everything that will try to take us away from him. 

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



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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching March 8, 2020 with Pastor Edwards...The Church God made, God managed Reputation. Some of the Scriptures mentioned came from Job 1:1, 6-12, and 20-21, Job 2:1-11, 1 Corin 6:9, and Jere 29:11 KJV.

    As he started to preached, Pastor Edwards said Satan hates our God made Reputation. God does not make mistake and we will always be God's peculiar people. We must not have any dialogue with the devil because it will always come out wrong. "Ask Eve" from the Old Testament.

    Our Testimony about God is to be a big part of our life. We are to be holy as he is holy. That in itself is a Testimony that will keep the devil away and running. From Jere 29:11 but reading from verses 1-11, we will not get to the expected that the Scripture speaks about if we stop expecting. Thank God he knows who we were but also who we could become and took a chance with us. If we build a house of the Lord in the devil's territory he cannot reign over us.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that Paul went through many afflictions but God delivered him out of them all (2 Timothy 3:11). It does not matter what we are going through, if it is for God it will make us better. And it's important to know the voice of the Lord, especially in our "bondage" or trils of life. There is blessings in our life that want to overtake us (Deuteronomy 28:1-2).

    When we walk in the Reputation og God, the world and the enemy will fear us.     

    See ARC videos on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/
    NOTE: The Open/Continued Service Scripture came from: Heb 10:16-17 and 23-25.


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study 3-5-2020 with Pastor Edwards was about the continuation of Unity. The main Scripture came from Eph 4:1-13 KJV.

    And even before he got into the main aspects of the Bible Study, Pastor Edwards said we were cursing God with our lifestyle (because of the sin we were in and living) and before we know God via the Holy Ghost and Salvation. He specifically talked about himself while mentioning that point, but it can be applied to all of us.

    More of what he said as the Bible Study continued is that we will never walk in the Unity of the Spirit before we are walking in the Unity of the faith from God. There is no special Doctrine to fit into the personal lifestyle of each individual person.

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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching March 1, 2020 with Pastor Edwards...your natural self, your Spiritual self. Some of the Scriptures from the preaching included: Matt 16:24-26, Rom 8:1-9 and 14, Gala 5:16-26, Jude 1:20-21, 1 Sam 30:6 among others.

    As he preached, just some of what Pastor Edwards said is that God and his Church do not have a Spirit problem. They have a "self" problem. We need to win the war over our natural self to worship God in spirit and in truth. Spirit and flesh will constantly oppose/contradict each other. We can have a David spirit in a Saul body. A bad day can set Saul on fire.

    We will never truly seek God until we subdue our self/flesh. The Spirit self is willing all the time. But the flesh self is not. We need to stir-up the gift that is in us. We need to build-up ourselves in the most holy faith. We need more Spirit self motivation. Humility with submission goes a long with that, and other Spiritual things of God. 

    Since Judas found no self denial, he found self destruction. We are resisting God when we do not let go of the wrongs things we like. If we serve the devil, it is because we have submitted ourselves to him.     

    We can see ARC videos online at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/
    NOTE: The Open/Continued Sunday Service Scripture came from 1 Corin 12:12-13.


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study February 27, 2020 with Pastor Edwards was about Biblical Unity. The main Scripture came from Phil 3:7-11 KJV.

    As Pastor Edwards communicated with the Church, he said Unity is the same as Oneness. There is security in Unity. And to have the Holy and have the Power of the Holy Ghost are two different things. Because living in and by the Power of the Holy Ghost is different.

    If we are not in Unity with God, we will not be in Unity with the Body of Christ (i.e. the Church Fellowship). Being in disunity does not mean we are going to hell. There are multiple enemies of Unity. Some include weariness, extreme tiredness, fatigue and others. Any thing that's divided brings insecurity. But the Church of this time in 2020 is to be greater than the Church of the past in old Biblical days from the Bible.

    If we are content with not being unified, our new Fellowship Members of the Church will see, know, think and do likewise. When we get to Church and pray, we are to get to or be going towards the person in Christ (Spiritually speaking) that we have never been. We are to grow in Christ.

    We need to use the flow and Power of the Holy Ghost to the purpose of God. What God does is perfect. What we do with what God does is what will make the difference in our life, Unity and Fellowship with God. Therefore, this is important: That I may know Him in the Power, and the Resurrection, and the Fellowship of His suffering.

    Just because we are suffering does not mean we are in the Fellowship of His suffering. On this point, we can read Job's Story in the Old Testament, his Fellowship with God and the Fellowship of His suffering - to a certain extent. When we are suffering the most, if we are not careful we can dis-fellowship ourselves from the Fellowship with God. James 1:3-4 KJV says "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

    We need to start taking things a little more serious as the end of days as mentioned in the Bible approaches. We can read 2 Timothy 3 in the Bible.


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    ARC Sunday Service February 16, 2020 Preaching with Pastor Edwards...by the Spirit. Some of the Scriptures from the preaching included Romans 8:1-2, 2 Corin 3:1-6 and 17-18, Gala 3:1-3, Zachariah 4:1-6, 1 Chron 21:1-3 and others.

    As Pastor Edwards preached, some of what he said is that it's by the Spirit to the hosts (i.e. the Church with the Holy Ghost) that all things are done. We cannot tolerate the slightest form of self sufficiency. Our own sufficiency must be fully of God. And we are not of those who draw back unto perdition (Hebrews 10:39).

    Pastor Edwards also preached that only God who is Spirit (Genesis 1:1) can bless us. And when the light shows up in our life, the darkness got to go. The Spirit of God does not negotiate with darkness. If we are under the light (i.e. the Spirit of God) we will be over all the wrong spirits in this world. If we are not under the right Spirit, we will always be under attack from the wrong spirits.

    Sin has to be washed and covered under the blood and Spirit of God. We know God by the Spirit and never by the flesh. And no flesh will glory in his (i.e. God's) presence.     

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


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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching February 9, 2020 with Pastor Edwards...godliness with contentment is great gain. The main Scripture for the preaching came from 1 Timothy 6:1-12 KJV.

    As Pastor Edwards preached, just some of what he said include the fact that godliness is holiness. And we are to thank God for godliness. We cannot have the positive of godliness without the negative of godliness or else we will be outside of the will of God. Godliness consist of Godly freedom. We are free to be Godly.

    Pastor Edwards also said we cannot be saved with our own humanity. And what fellowship is light with darkness. Godliness must come first, then gain (Matthew 6:33). To not be content with the word of God is the same as to not be content with God. If we are content with godliness, we will not be content with the things of this world. If we are content with the things of this world, we will not be content with God or godliness. If God is not the source of our contentment, then we have not started to live for God. And if we are filled with the Holy Ghost but we get up each day and do our own thing, we are telling God we are for our own self.

    Pastor Edwards continued and preached that we must be content with godliness when our prayers are not answered. We need to take godliness with us into our trials (Daniel 3:16-18). We cannot serve two Masters - godliness and worldliness (Matthew 6:24). And where your contentment (i.e. satisfaction or sufficiency) is, that is where we will place your commitment. Our contentment with godliness will bring us our greatest gain in life.         

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


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    ARC Sunday Service January 19, 2020 with Pastor Edwards Preaching...Day by day living in newness of life. Some of the Scriptures from the Preaching included: Rom 6:1-13, Rom 8:1-2, 2 Corin 4:7-12 and 16-18, Psalm 118:14-24, Heb 12:23 and others.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards said to walk in newness of life is to live in newness of life everyday and all day long. Living in newness of life is living in Christ to a state of eternal life. The newness we are walking in has the power to change us to eternal living with God from obeying the word of God.

    As he continued preaching, he said that weight in life is not always sin but they can push us towards sin or committing a sin. It's not God's will that we be miserable or weary from the weight in our life (Hebrews 12:1). And the House of God is not the first place we should come to in order to be revived. That should begin from our personal time with God and all day long. When we submit ourselves to God evil has to go (Matthew 6:34 and James 4:7).  

    Pastor Edwards also preached that the word of God is spirit and life (John 6:63). So we cannot live outside of the word of God and live a right life. Our overcoming of this world has already been paid for (John 16:33 and 1 Corinthians 6:20).  The Lord has never made a day for us to go against God or disobey the word of God (Psalm 118:14-24). To be renewed day by day is to be transformed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).

    The life we live in Christ is the best life we can live (Heb 12:23). And Matthew 11:28 KJV says "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
        
    See ARC videos online at: https://www.facebook.com/arc.philadelphia/


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    ARC Thursday Bible Study January 16, 2020 with Pastor Edwards...Unity is the key. Some of the Scriptures mentioned included: Gen 11:1-9, Psalm 133:1-2, Heb 12:2 and others.

    Pastor Edwards mentioned (among so many other things) that Unity is powerful and that ARC needs the kind of unity that is Biblical and Practical: collectiveness and togetherness are important in this respect. See Ephesians 4:13. He also said we are not to live by the "what if" in our life. The Holy Ghost is not an emotion. But our own emotions and correct response to change can make a difference. See Luke 6:45.

    Pastor Edwards correctly said the "new" me (i.e. after we are saved having received the Holy Ghost) is suppose to follow Christ. The "old" me was crucified on the cross (i.e. Jesus Christ in his role or capacity as the Son of God in the flesh was offered up as a sacrifice for all of us).

    And as he continued, Pastor Edwards said "...for the joy of the Lord is your strength" from Nehemiah 8:10 means that when we live through the trials in our life and are still committed and faithful in our worship of God, that joy will give us Spiritual strength. And we need to believe and recognize when the Spirit of the Lord (as from our Pastor) is speaking to us as the Apostle Paul spoke to the Church from the Spirit and Command of God in the New Testament.


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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching January 12, 2020...fulfilling God's purpose. And some of the Scriptures from the preaching included: Rom 8:28-30, 2 Corin 2:9-11, 1 John 4:1-17 and 1 Corin 1:29.

    As he preached on fulfilling God's purpose through his person (i.e. the person of Christ) Pastor Edwards said God's all about us carrying around the glory of God. But we need to live and dwell in Christ. God is not willing to side-step on any hurt in our life if it's for our own good and God's glory.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that the Church needs to be more about God's purpose and less about our own purpose. The Apostle Paul did everything through the person of Christ (i.e. 2 Corinthians 5:17). Therefore, we are to be careful about doing new things in the old carnal flesh/body that is not Godly and in Christ. We must not and never refuse to be conformed into his/Christ image.

    Pastor Edwards continued and said those who are led by the Spirit are sons of God. We are not just to have the Spirit of God but we are to be led by God's Spirit. Our life and our godliness are to flow from the same Spirit - Christ living in us and through us (i.e. 1 Peter 1:3). We are to put on Jesus Christ everyday and make no provision for the flesh (i.e. Romans 13:14). Jesus will always make a way when there is none in our life. Jesus will be the way in our life when there is none but as long as we stay out of his way to change us into the Spiritual image of Christ.     

    See ARC Videos at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/


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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching January 5, 2020 with Pastor Edwards...no victory without surrender. Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include: Matt 16:13-26, James 4:1-10 and 1 Peter 5:5-9.

    Now as he preached more of the truth in 2020, and among many other things, Pastor Edwards said God will never let go of us until we cut him off from our life. To take up our cross and follow Christ daily is a public thing not a private personal thing. (See Luke 9:23.) When we start to be faithful to God, the devil will leave us. So we need to know which side we are submitted to - God or the devil.

    Pastor Edwards also said real revival requires real repentance and repetitive repentance. Without real repentance there is no real forgiveness. And to not be in revival is to remain dead and useless to God. True repentance (i.e. a change of mind, heart and direction) will produce true forgiveness from God and then true revival will follow (i.e. true repentance = true God-given forgiveness = true revival) and for the better.

    Pastor Edwards also told us that the grace of God that we received will empower us to do what God tells us to do. God will never shine his light in our life if we are willing to hold on to darkness. 


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    ARC Sunday Service Preaching December 29, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...What are you going to say to these things?

    Some of the Scriptures came from Rom 8:28-39, 2 Corin 4:7-18 and 2 Peter 1:3 among others. As Pastor Edwards preached, he emphasized the fact that we need a New Life Declaration and a Daily Life Declaration in the 2020 New Year.

    Pastor Edwards also preached that to the darkness that is coming at us in our life, we need to say let there be light. And to the death we need to say let there be life. When we are seeing eternal things in our life, we will sing eternal songs (as Paul and Silas sang while in prison as read in the Bible at Acts 16:25-34) to others things that are against us or coming at us in our life. That means we need to go to our troubles about our God.

    He also said, it does matter what we say to the things in our life that are trying to wear us down. That is, sin will confront us. So we must not just push it off or away but confront it as well. And some things in our life need to be talked to and not just prayed about. We need to speak to fear, anxiety, suffering, and such alike, by confronting and speaking to it as the word of God says.
      
    As the preaching continued, Pastor Edwards also said we are to be careful about worshiping fear. And if we respond with the wrong response, then we will eventually make choices that are from fear and not faith. Fear is a "spirit" that is not from God. The People of the Lord can help. Because there are some good Spiritual things that will happen in the House of the Lord with the People of the Lord, that does not and will not happen at our homes in personal worship, prayer, etc. And if the mountain in our life that is from the enemy does not move, then we need to climb over it or start climbing over it now.    

    Pastor Edwards mentioned that there is one correct response to our adversities and it's Biblical: "...If God be for us, who can be against us?" as seen at Romans 8:31. We need 20/20 Vision to correctly see things from the vision of Christ our Lord and Savior. We do not need to just have the Power (i.e. the Holy Ghost) but to live the Power of God in our life.    

    Please NOTE: I am not sure if a video of today's preaching was done by ARC Video Team. I did not see one at ARC Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/


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    ARC Sunday Service December 15, 2019 with Pastor Edwards...Reaching for Revival. Some of the Scriptures from the preaching came from 1 Kings 17:17-24, Phil 3:10-14, Heb 11:13-16, Heb 11:1, Heb 12:1, and 2 Kings 4:16.

    Among many other things, Pastor Edwards preached that Apostolic Revival requires a reaching out and Spiritual stretching of our faith. To rid ourselves from unnecessary waste, we need to stretch our faith. Godliness and Spiritual exercise will profit us much unto Spiritual things of God as pertaining to Matthew 6:19-21.

    Pastor Edwards also mentioned that, unlike the world, God will never give his Church a "Disclaimer" because God's word shall never fail. There is no substance in our fake life but there is substance in our faith as pertaining to Heb 11:1. We need to deny ourselves and stretch ourselves beyond ourselves. We need to get out of the shape of sin and get into the shape from the word of God.  

    The video URL is: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/833817523740966/


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    ARC Sunday Service December 8, 2019 with Pastor Edwards: The power and purpose of God...the peace of God. And some of the Scriptures from the preaching include: Isa 9:6-7, Jere 29:1-7 and 11, Phil 4:4-7 and others.

    As he preached, Pastor Edwards said where ever the government of God is, it's a safe place because the presence of God reigns there. And the peace of God is prosperity. When God rules and governs in our life, we will have the peace of God.

    Pastor Edwards also said we need to be a God-govern Church, not a flesh-govern Church. God will not be a partial governing God. The anointing of God will change our life, not just stir up our flesh. There are things in our life we do not need to pray about but to obey about. Pain in our life is real. But who is on the Throne of our life will decide on what peace will be in our life. The pain in our life may not be gone, but it will not stop us from following after God and his peace.

    And as he continued preaching, Pastor Edwards said the lack of peace in the Church and in our life is a sign that maybe God does not govern there. Some people will pray and talk in tongues in the Spirit of God, but they do not want to obey the Spirit of God. Sometimes we need to obey and not just pray.   

    The video url: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/videos/901423826919701/


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    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.

    Be careful of speaking words you do not believe (i.e. you are not living the words you speak).


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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.

    NB: See ARC Preaching Videos at: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Philadelphia/


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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.