The Christian Journey is Warfare by Pastor Melissa Scott

January 4, 2015 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comments Off 

Pastor Scott teaches at Faith Center in Glendale, California

I find Christians all over the world forever being intimidated by
that “accuser of the brethren” who says that when things go wrong, “You
are out of God’s will.”

They are wrong and bad enough in themselves, but he just adds on more weight: “It is happening to you because you did something wrong.” Not so! This kind of circumstance is not happening to you because you did something wrong. To those Christians who have said to me that the sign of being out of God’s will is things going wrong circumstantially in your life, I have oft responded: then all the saints in
God’s book were out of God’s will most of the time!

The Christian journey is warfare.

The Abomination of the People by Pastor Melissa Scott

September 14, 2014 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comments Off 

The abomination of the people was they never went past what
they saw. They would reduce God’s house and God’s ministry down to
their needs. They would evaluate the church and its ministry on the basis
of what it did for them. A church is a people who belong to the Lord; it
is the house of God assembled together as a household in the Lord’s
house. In this Temple that God was showing them, they had limited their
vision. They only saw ministry to themselves; they wanted a ministry
that would stand before themselves.

What is Spirituality? by Pastor Melissa Scott

July 1, 2013 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comments Off 

Do you know what a spiritual person is? In New Testament Greek, a spiritual person is literally “the Spirit’s person.” In the Old Testament, God says He “clothed” Himself with Gideon: God put Gideon on and wore him like a garment. A spiritual person is one so possessed by the Spirit that you can truly say, “That person is His.” That is what the church of the New Testament was. The Lord’s, they called them; a simple designation, the Lord’s. We have another phrase in the New Testament, “we have this treasure,” God’s Spirit, “in earthen vessels.” (2 Corinthians 4:7)

Spirituality is God’s own nature finding an expression through us.

Now, some people do not know how to yield to it. Those who have watched people who are in the Spirit have witnessed the tension that begins to come when they are learning how, and then that breakthrough when the flesh begins to finally yield and flow with the Spirit, and then it flows easily and the struggle is over. This current charismatic renewal is learning you don’t have to tarry and wrestle to get it; you just receive, which is the message.