Greetings, in the name of the LORD!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to each of you! I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the House of the Lord. Rev. Dr. Felix G. Williams, III, Senior Pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church delivered God's message to HIS people as we counted down the hours to minutes to seconds to 2014!
Rev. Dr. Williams declared that there are benefits you can receive because of certain people in your circle. He demonstrated this clearly from the Gospel of John 2:1-11. Jesus' mother was at this wedding in Cana in Galilee and Jesus and HIS disciples came to the wedding. The wine ran out and Jesus' mother brought this problem to HIM. While the wedding party did not ask Jesus, HIS mother knew that HE could fix the problem before the wedding became a disaster and people started talking. Jesus' taking care of the problem did not go through any "process". Grapes were not crushed, nothing was isolated, Jesus turned the water into wine. When the wine was presented to the master of the banquet for tasting and approval, he told the groom, "...you have saved the best till now." (John 2:10) Do you have someone in your circle that can help you with a problem before it becomes a disaster? Have you evaluated your "circle" of friends? Is there someone in your circle who intercedes on your behalf? Do you have someone in your circle who pray for you without you even knowing or having to ask them? Is there someone in your circle that has your back through thick or thin?
Rev. Dr. Williams brought to the congregation's attention the quality of someone in your circle who knows Jesus. Rev. Dr. Williams encouraged that person in your circle who knows Jesus:
1) Is sensitive to your troubles and struggles. That someone will not sit back and watch you struggle; and,
2) Needs to be able to intercede without your invitation. This person loves you enough to take your problems to the Lord.
However, Dr. Williams declared, that you have to start exercising your faith to set the atmosphere for your miracle. You have to know Christ for yourself. You just cannot depend and rely on others.
2014, prophesied Dr. Williams, will be a year of blessings without being crushed. Glory to God.
Therese from Belize