Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dear Young Leader (Elijah/Elisha Mantle)

1. #DearYoungleader: Until you have carried another's MANDATE you are not ready to catch their MANTLE.

2. #DearYoungLeader: Elisha washed the hands that CARRIED the mantle long before he CAUGHT it.

3. #DearYoungLeader: Elijah doesn't throw you a party...he throws you a MANTLE.

4. #DearYoungLeader: A Mantle that is Not CAUGHT will never MULTIPLY.

5. #DearYoungLeader: Don't say you love me if you can see me being tag-teamed by devils & the only thing you can think of is will my mantle fall to you.

6. #DearYoungLeader: The MANTLE will not fall until the MOTIVES are right. Elijah never offered Elisha anything until he passed the test of departure.

7. #DearYoungLeader: Elijah had to see if Elisha would stay without SATISFACTION before he gave him a DOUBLE PORTION of his mantle.

8. #DearYoungLeader: The PLOW of PERSEVERANCE ushers in the MANTLE of PROMOTION.

9. #DearYoungLeader: The ANOINTING is the ability to DESTROY the YOKE. A MANTLE is the ability to CARRY an ASSIGNMENT.

10. #DearYoungLeader: Fathers impart MANTLES to Sons. With every generation, the level of RECEPTION is determined by the level of PURSUIT.

Friday, November 3, 2017

You Need A Spiritual Father / Mother

1. Fathers have the ability to speak ORDER into CHAOS.
2. Fathers EXPECT effort, efficiency & extra from their sons. They are willing to model & provide the same.
3. A father/mother will LOVE you enough to CORRECT you when you’re out of order. If you cannot or will not receive guidance or correction from them, then you don’t belong to them.
4. I would not be where I am without mentors, coaches, FATHERS & MOTHERS.
5. I NEVER dishonor or disrespect my spiritual or natural father by dismissing their phone call or text. A lack of response, disregarded or delayed, reveals my heart.
6. You don’t have to have a FAMOUS spiritual father/mother to have an EFFECTIVE spiritual father/mother. You just need someone who’s willing to GUIDE, GUARD & GOVERN your life.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

There's Always A Rainbow After The Storm

I'm prophesying this over someone RIGHT NOW...including myself:

The STORM clouds of your situation are ushering in the RAINBOW of your REVELATION! It's time to discern the difference between a SEASON and a STORM. Don't be fooled by a passing cloud! Regardless of the problem, storm, diagnosis, setback, failure, letdown, or pain--declare, "My GOD is BIGGER than this situation!"

When I was 10 years old, I used to sing this song in my local church, the Uniontown Church of God. I didn't know much about "storms" when I was 10. I hadn't really been through anything at 10. But what I sang back then is REAL to my SOUL today.

I dedicate this to anyone that may be facing something in your life.

(Author Unknown)

The storm clouds may gather, some rain drops may fall.
There might be some heartaches & there might be some toil.
But I hear Jesus saying, “Child don't be alarmed.
For there’s always a rainbow right after a storm.”

Oh there’s always a rainbow right after a storm.
So there’s really no reason to be a all alarmed.
I can hear Jesus saying, “Child just lean on my arm.
For there’s always a rainbow, right after a storm."

When trouble surrounds you & your blessings seem few,
When it looks like that others are blessed more than you.
Just look up & praise Jesus, cause He really loves you.
Press on weary pilgrim & He’ll see you through!

Christians Don't Drink Alcohol

Christians don't drink alcohol. We should shun a devilish walk!

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Is The Mid-Week Church Service Important?

Unfortunately, many churches that once had a Mid-Week Service or “Call to Worship” have eliminated the Mid-Week Service altogether, mostly due to low attendance. Here at Bethel Family Worship Center we still have a Mid-Week Service because we still believe that it is important.

Why is it important?  Isn’t meeting together once a week on Sunday Mornings enough, some may ask? I’m skeptical. I realize that some may work beyond service time on Wednesdays and are unable to attend. The same is true for Sunday Mornings, not everyone can attend a Sunday Morning Service due to required work, which is one of the reasons a Mid-Week Service is vital.

Other reasons that I think Mid-Week Service is important are:

1. When we look at church practice in the Bible we see that the early church met together regularly, most likely more than once a week, and as they did, it grew the church.

For example in Acts 2:42 it says “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” And in Acts 2:46-47 “Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

2. The writer of Hebrews exhorts the Christian “not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together which is the habit of some but rather to encourage one another and all the more as we see the day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)

Attending the Mid-Week Service is a way that we can follow this exhortation and encourage one another as we see the day of the of the rapture of the Church & the return of our Lord, Jesus Christ drawing near.

3. Attending Sunday Morning Services is good but the Christian is called to excellence.

Philippians 1:10 says “approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ…”

How excellent would it be for the church if the Mid-Week Service was as well attended as the Sunday Morning Service? How would God respond? How would the surrounding community respond?

4. What about a new Christian who attends our church?

All Christians need to be discipled and learn the Word of God, especially new believers. However, if they come out to the Mid-Week Service and see that it is not very well attended, what impression does it give them?

These are a just some of the reasons why I think the Mid-Week Service is important. Having said these things, I am not saying that attendance is a sign of righteousness or spirituality, or even spiritual maturity. Our righteousness is in Christ alone. We gather together as His church to worship Him, to wait on Him to build up His body (the church) for the work of the ministry, to impact the community, and all for His glory.

Join us on Wednesdays at 7pm for Worship, Bible Study & Prayer at 24 S Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241

Hungry for more,

Pastor Hylton