Thursday, June 19, 2014

Message For Our Leaders

I have a message for our leaders.

by Pastor Ed Tarno

There is an Unholy War going on at this present moment. It is between the "kings" and "rulers" and the Lord Jesus Christ - God's Anointed One - authorized and qualified by Him to rule and reign over all the earth.
Psalm 2:2, David described the warfare in this manner - "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His anointed." Look around the front page headlines...or catch the breaking news on TV - and you will have to agree that there is an unholy war going on right before our very eyes. What antagonism there is - which is aimed at the rise of Christianity...the adherence to God's Holy Word as the only rule book for mankind...or the salvation message found in One Person and One Person alone - the Lord Jesus Christ.

What we see is a specific and definite plot stirred up by a determined malice and deep-seated hatred against the Lordship of Jesus Christ over every life. These leaders have combined...resolved...become firm, determined, or fixed in their purpose...taken a resolute and obstinate stand...and set themselves in an array - so to speak. Their faces are as flint and their hearts as an adamant in their defiance against all godly and sound reasoning. They have absolutely no Fear of God whatsoever. They "take counsel together." In other words, they animate one another in their opposition. By means of utmost vigor, they are deliberate with such unanimity on schemes and plans of preventing the establishment of the Kingdom of God on this earth in the hearts of men, women, boys, and girls. Notice which David defined as their major opponent - "against the LORD, and against His anointed." 

Oh! They might fight certain individual believers or churches that are zealously preaching the Gospel Truth, but ultimately, their "case" is with God. As we read between the lines, we see that the devil's problem is not with the wishy-washy, spaghetti-spined "Christian." No! No! No! Furiously he fights those who are just like their leader - "Anointed" - those who are kicking down the gates of Hell and rescuing sinners from the grasps of demons and evils...those who are so dead to self and allowing Jesus to be increased while they are decreased...those who are more interested in the advancement of the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus than their own reputation, honor, and name. These "kings" and "rulers" - who are demon-inspired - are actually envious of the Lord Jesus' advancement on this earth. 

They are exasperated with His authority over their lives and the lives of their subjects. They despise - with an unholy passion - the spirit of holiness which the Gospel message perpetrates and promotes. They "rage" (Psalm 2:1) at the discovery of their sins. They gnash their teeth to think of the possible obscuring of their glory. They fret at the thought of their dominion being usurped by another - even though he is worthy of all praise, honor, dominion, and power. What word would God have for such leaders? What word of instruction could possibly stop this insane madness? David offered it in Psalm 2:10 - "Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth." Amen

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


15 minutes of your day? Hmm! There are 10,080 minutes in a week. Wow! That is a lot of time for sure. Can you spare a dollar? To what degree would you get your 15 minutes of fame? You can buy XXX Car Insurance in 15 minutes. What if I could guarantee you, if you promise to give merely 15 minutes a day of your time, you can cause a change in our world? In fact, I will make a bet with you, and I do not bet unless I know I can win, ask my kids and grandchildren LOL

Sure you could read your Bible, do something special for someone, exercise and burn a zillion calories, or even take a power nap. Even so, I challenge you to pray for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. We even have a prayer list on our web site, you could use with information on a five step praying plan to use as an example.

If you take 15 minutes every day to pray, I promise that you will grow spiritually. Will you accept my challenge?

In fact, I dare you to share this with all your contacts in life, and social media, that we could be the start of an epidemic of prayer, reaching upward to Our LORD God, and have a one on one conversation in 15 minutes a day. May God Bless you peace within your heart †

Friday, June 6, 2014


By Pastor Ed Tarno

When Love takes over, Grace Takes Over, 'for God so loved the world that he gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life'. This scripture deals with love, and we know there is no power, or teaching, or rule, that will match the love of God. Though many have tried, no one can explain the love of God. Poets and songwriters have failed, and ministers preach but cannot fully explain his wondrous love.

We don't need the Spiritual Gifts like speaking in tongues, or healing as much as we think we do, though they are wonderful, and we praise God that we have them. Even so, if these gifts are not governed by love, they are not effective, and multitudes on this day are exercising the Gifts of the Spirit without the True Spirit.

Love should govern the home we all agree. A home that's not disciplined by love is not much of a home. If the husband and wife don't solemnly love one another, they cannot trust one another. Are you still with me? Remember, love is the strongest force in the world. Instead of focusing upon some emotion or gift, we should place our faith upon the love of God. If we come back to this principle, our Christian growth will progress much faster, for God is loved, and is healing and brings peace to your soul. Oh I knew it, Ed. You always get to that part didn't you? No but God does. Always.

This is the day of which Jesus said, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten." If we have God's love within our heart and projecting through our lives, we will receive his correction in these last days. In the Greek, there are 'phileo' or natural love between a man and his wife; however, there is also 'agapao', or divine love, and these two loves are different. For instance, with the love that you have for your wife, you might attack a man who would insult her; at the same time, with agapao or divine love, you would pray for his lost soul. That's the difference.

I'm sure many of us have been confused with phileo for agape love. Phileo or human affection is intellectual, whereas agape love comes from the heart by faith. Phileo love will always doubt and question, but agape love will always rest and be at peace. Godly love has trust, and strengthens faith. Like that small verse, we do many short-lived things in this life, and Jesus said if you but give a cup of cold water in My Name, you have your reward. I'm so glad. He sees those little things we do. Love is a powerful force, and when love reaches the end of its strength, sovereign grace takes over and grants love's petition. That's the reason we have a Savior, who is delighted and shows his compassion to the world and produced a Savior.

God wanted so much to see you well; His love went out and produced an atonement for your sickness as well as your sins. It was the love of God that constrained him to do it. Nothing is greater than love - it brings trust; it brings faith, and it brings pardon. Love has no fear. Love casts out fear in fact. There's a great deal of fear among Christians, and this should not be. Fear stems from a lack of confidence, and a lack of confidence stems from a lack of faith.

God wants you to cast your cares upon Him, for He careth for you. Love and trust Him - Love is not based on legalism. We can't come to God by government. Love is based on faith in God, trust in God, confidence in God. And when the love of God comes into your heart, you won't be suffering from affliction.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Many churches or ministries have a theme and use that to attract individuals to attend their church. My church's theme "Grab-Grow-n-Go!" we want to create a "Come as you are" atmosphere where people can connect with Jesus and others, (Grab) develop towards their fullest potential (Grow) and step into their God-given roles (Go). Simply put...Grab-Grow-n-Go!

As you go about your lives this week, I encourage you to try to reach a peace, that is just a slice of Heaven. Praying before getting out of bed, be conscious of everything you do and say and how it is presented. Help someone, pick up the trash on the ground on your way to the dumpster with yours, smile, greet people you see throughout the day. Keep God's light burning within you and let it shine to the world that this is how a believer by faith (Christian) lives their lives. Have that family devotional, even if you just read one chapter a day in the Bible. At bedtime pray again and ask God for his grace and forgive you of any sins you may have down. Remember waking up tomorrow is not a guarantee.

This whole process of walking in the Kingdom of God, will bring you closer and many times accomplish the ultimate...Christ Consciousness †

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