WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – The Path to Perfection

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching of the Word of God for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Two Ways of Life Part 2

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching of the Word of God for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Two Ways of Life

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching of the Word of God for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

Force of Gratitude

[I]n everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV

Never allow a circumstance or situation stop you from being grateful. No, you shouldn’t thank God for everything bad that happens, but rather, thank God in everything. Why?  Remember God’s promise to “count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience . . . let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (Jas. 1:2-4). When you’re “perfect and entire”, you have ascended higher in the things of God. It’s your attitude of gratitude that determines your altitude, spiritually speaking.

Evil things like viral pandemics, sickness, and suffering are allowed by God, but they don’t come directly from God; neither do feelings of isolation, loneliness and depression. So why would you thank God for any of it? When evil circumstances rare their ugly heads, you can still be thankful in it for two reasons: (1) you can be grateful for God’s presence (Ps. 16:11); (2) and, be grateful knowing that God will accomplish His good, notwithstanding the circumstance (Rom. 8:28). Bottom line: it is the will of God, according to His pleasure and purpose that you have an attitude of gratitude, so stay submitted and humble to His Word and He will lift you up, higher and higher! (Jas. 4:7, 10).

Gratitude is a force that works much like the Law of Lift. In Physics, the science of matter, motion, energy and force, Lift is the Third Law of Physics that explains how birds and airplanes achieve lift in order to fly. For example, “the wing of the airplane must change something of the air to get lift. To generate lift, the wing must divert lots of air down, then the lift of the wing becomes equal to the change in the momentum of the air it diverts (Newton). You can change the “air of your circumstances” with gratitude, which will divert the “bad air” of your circumstance down; rather than allowing the circumstance to get you down, with gratitude and thanksgiving, the Lord will lift you up!

Social scientists and mental health therapists are now saying that one of the best ways to overcome feelings of isolation, loneliness, and depression is to feel gratitude (Psychology Today). Circumstances and stuff happens in life; they really come with living your life (Phil. 4:11-13). But be grateful. To be grateful is to count your blessings, not your problems; give thanks for the abundance of all of the good things that God has ready blessed you with (Deut. 28:47).

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Stinking Thinking Part 2

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A Stayed Mind

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:3-4 NKJV

There’s a song that we sang in the “old church”—the church of my upbringing, entitled: “I Woke Up this Morning with My Mind, Stayed on Jesus.” What was the import of that song? Well, a stayed mind is a mind at perfect peace; a single mind; a sound mind; and, a strong mind—a mind that leans and depends upon the Lord and takes hold of the unchanging truth of His Word (Ps. 119:160; Matt. 24:35).

A stayed mind will love God above all else at all times (Matt. 22:37). Nothing is more important even in the face of a crisis, test or trial. You love God with your entire mind, i.e., intellect and deep thoughts (Phil. 2:5), with your imagination (Eph. 3:20), and with understanding (2 Tim. 1:7). On the other hand, an unstayed mind is a double mind (Jas. 1:8). A double mind is a two spirited mind, vacillating in opinion and purpose; a mind that is unstable mentally and spiritually. In the field of mental health, double-mindedness can be a symptom of Schizophrenia, which is a mental disorder that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions, and to relate properly to others. Let us not be a “spiritual Schizophrenic.” God is good all the time!

Any serious challenge, crisis, or temptation that you face will reveal your state of mind. If you mind is stayed on the Lord, you will show perfect peace. If not, you’ll display your hidden hurts, or some unresolved issue in your life. But regardless of the challenge keep you mind stayed on the Lord, because a stayed-mind never gives in to circumstances (Phil. 4:6, 7). Keep your mind stayed on God’s goodness. Don’t give in to sickness and disease, financial problems and uncertainty, isolation and loneliness, depression and despair, and relationship problems. Why? Because the “Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace” (Ps. 29:11). Be encouraged and keep you mind stayed on the Lord!

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Stinking Thinking

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WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Prophetic Power Part 2

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The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; Deuteronomy 30:19 NKJV

Beginning at salvation, we are all set on a journey called life in Christ, but life can sometimes throw a lot of contradictory and puzzling circumstances in your path. Yet as Believers, we are commanded to rejoice—not in the circumstances but in the Lord (Phil. 3:1; 4:4). But how can you rejoice if you’re hurting and in pain, sad and depressed, or suffering disappointment or lost, etc.? If this sounds like a puzzle; or if life were a puzzle, then the missing piece of the puzzle is joy. To choose life is to choose joy.

A puzzle is when you’re presented with a problem or situation that is difficult to understand or solve. It baffles and confuses your mind.  For example, when God led Israel out of Egypt’s bondage with the promise of going to a promised land of milk and honey—Canaan land. But Israel encountered a number of contradictions on their journey in the wilderness, i.e., thirst, hunger, the fear of giants, infighting, and feelings of unbelief, etc. These real life experiences were very puzzling; but the missing piece of their puzzle was joy of the Lord on their journey.

Joy is choosing life and blessing over cursing and death. Jesus taught that He was life, and He came to give us life; and, His life would produce His joy in us (John 14:6; 10:10; 15:11). Israel found out in their wilderness experience that stuff happens in life that can baffle us and confuse us; thus making life feel like a puzzle. If we don’t find the missing piece to the puzzle, then we become vulnerable to feelings of sadness and depression.

Sadness, depression, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts are the path to spiritual and physical death. but remember, the fruit of the Spirit is joy (Gal. 5:22). Choosing joy is a life-death decision. Spiritually speaking, another definition of suicide is choosing not to live with the joy of the Lord; choosing to be safe—seeking security rather than the will of God; and, choosing the familiar and the predictable—this is what Israel did during their temptation in the wilderness of problems, adverse and fearful circumstances. They thought the puzzle would be solved just by returning back to the bondage of Egypt, where they remember the delicious foods they ate notwithstanding their slavery (Numbers 11:1-6). Israel’s missing piece of their puzzle was the joy of the Lord. They didn’t really have a problem; all they needed was the joy of the Lord!

God has revealed that joy is the path from death to life. Through forgiveness and reconciliation to the Father, we have been set on the path of joy (Luke 15:10). Joy is the path “of life” (not to life) from spiritual death to life (Psalm 16:11; Eph. 2:5). Joy is the missing piece of life’s puzzles. So, rejoice in hope; be patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. Rejoice in the Lord always (Rom. 12:12; 1 Thess. 5:16).

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Prophetic Power

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching of the Word of God for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.