WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – One Loaf Part 1

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Plastic Preachers and Charlatans

But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’ 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’ —  22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. Deuteronomy 18:20-22 NKJV

A false prophet is someone who intentionally prophesies with an agenda that is not God’s agenda. The agenda of false prophets is usually money, fame, or power (Num. 22-23). Thus, false prophets are “plastic” preachers because their ministries are artificial, fake and insincere—they’re not real. Some are also charlatans because they use prophecy to lie, deceive, defraud and trick God’s people out of their money and possessions. Ergo, false prophets are plastic preachers and charlatans.

So, how can you know them? God instructs His people to apply the one strike rule: “when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken;the prophet has spoken it presumptuously” (Text). The rules of Prophecy aren’t like the rules of Baseball, where you are allowed three strikes and then you’re out! But you might ask: can a true prophet fail in prophecy? Absolutely! By misunderstanding, misinterpretation, and even being motivated by the flesh, a prophecy will fail. This is the reason that the Apostle Paul instructed the church to judge prophecies (1 Cor. 14:29). But a true prophet, after a failed presumptuous prophecy, will humble his or herself, take full responsibility and repent—not justify it, explain it away, or attempt to cover-up the failure.

To advance their agenda, a false prophet will prophesy healing or prosperity presumptuously, then out of their pride and arrogance blame your lack of faith or your insufficient prayer life when it doesn’t come to pass. God, said that you should not be afraid of them, i.e., you should not stand in awe of them, just judge their prophecies.  If they prophesy falsely to you in God’s name; God did not sent them (Jer. 29:9). Often, plastic preachers and charlatans are all about the “Benjamin’s” (an analogy for the $100 bill). They will prophesize lies and false visions out of the deceit of their hearts (Jer. 14:14), and say things like: “God said that “everyone in this service is to give $100 dollars.” They fleece the sheep rather than feed the sheep (Jer. 3:15; John 21:15; Acts 20:28).

Plastic preachers and charlatans serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own gain; and by false prophecies, smooth talk and giving good words, they deceive the hearts of the simple (Rom. 16:18). Beware of false prophets!

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – God’s Promise Provision Part 2

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WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – God’s Promise Provision

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WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – God’s Priority Part 2

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Spiritual Blood Type

[K]nowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Peter 1:18-19 NKJV

Your blood type—whether type O, A, B, or AB—is a powerful genetic fingerprint that identifies you and your genetic profile (DNA). Your blood type is a blueprint of who you are and how you can live a more healthy life. This is the reason why a physician orders blood work to be done for his/her patient (Lev. 17:11). Not only do you have a physical blood type, but for those who believe in Christ, we have a spiritual blood type—blood type “P” which stands for precious blood.

Our spiritual blood type is the result of a spiritual blood transfusion. A blood transfusion is a medical procedure that replaces blood in your body after a sickness or injury in order to restore life or the quality of life (Spiritually, Eph. 2:1). On the night of the Passover, during the Lord’s Supper, Jesus symbolically and spiritually transfused His blood into His disciples when he invited them to drink His blood: “then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.  For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matt. 26:27-28).

There are measures and properties of health revealed in one’s blood. For example, at a recent annual physical examination, my physician ordered blood work to be drawn from me which revealed the status of my overall health—thank God everything was good! Similarly, your spiritual blood (precious blood) provides a like fingerprint and blueprint of our new identity in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). In Christ, the properties of His precious blood provides redemption through His blood (Eph. 1:7); it cleanses and purify  from all sin (1 John 1:7); it gives justification and deliverance from punishment and damnation (Rom. 5:9); it gives us peace with God through the blood of His cross (Col. 1:20); it purges the conscious from dead works (Heb. 9:14); and,  it gives us power over the devil by the blood of Jesus (Rev. 12:10-11).

Blood type “P” is the precious incorruptible blood of Jesus that He shed on the Cross to redeem man from the sickness of sin, transfused into the believer by faith.

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – God’s Priority Part 1

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The Manifest Presence

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” 17 And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” 18 Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously. 20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, 21 so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God. 22 And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.” Genesis 28:16-22 NKJV

Is there a difference between believing that God is everywhere and believing that God is here? Jacob being the grandson of Abraham and the son of Isaac undoubtedly knew about God and His omnipresence; but he apparently didn’t show a conscious presence of God. In the mist of his fear, pain and struggle, instead of appealing to God, he ran for his life. He, without question, had a lot of emotional turmoil, distractions and pre-occupations after stealing Esau’s birthright and blessing; but then he slept one night, dreamed and realized the presence of the Lord.

A consciousness of the presence of God is a realization of God’s presence.  As we see in Jacob’s experience with God’s presence, there are at least five responses that one has after a realization of the manifest presence (Gen. 28:16).

First, Jacob responded with reverent fear (v.17). The manifest  presence of a holy God impresses you to feel that His presence is the house of God—a place where God dwells and it is also the gate to heaven—the door that opens to heaven (1 Tim. 3:15; John 10:9; 14:6). Second, Jacob responded with consecration and a commemoration (v.18) of the mercy God’s presence showed him (Num. 7:1; 2 Cor. 5:1; 6:19). Third, there is a separation (v.19). Realizing the manifest presence of God, makes you want to separate from the mindset of Luz (separation, from the old to the new) to have a consciousness of Bethel (house of God). 2 Cor. 6:17. Fourth, Jacob dedicated himself to the Lord (v.20). The preposition, “if” is better understood in this verse as “since.” Jacob was not bargaining or placing conditions on God; he was dedicating himself to God (Rom. 12:1). And, fifth, Jacob made a commitment (vow, pledge, promise) to honor God with the tithe. There is no greater commitment of the heart than honoring God with the first tenth of your income and increase (Ecc. 5:4; Matt. 6:21).

It’s time to awake from sleep and realize the manifest presence of God is here and now, and be ever conscious of the presence of God in our relationship with Him, and every redemptive promise He has made to us.

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Fire Proof Faith Part 2

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