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The Relevance of Dr. King to Modern Day Ministry

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Comment by Richard A. Young on January 9, 2010 at 5:27pm
Pastor Richard A. Young
To The Empowerment Evangelistic Covenant Worldwide “A Night of Empowerment!” Watch-Nite Service, Thursday, December 31, 2009, Prayer & Praise Evangelistic Church, 1302 W. 103rd St. Chicago, IL.
Apostle Derrick Shephard, Host Pastor/Chief Apostle

2010: To the New Dimension
Revelation 21: 1—3

2010 holds for us possibility, promotion and power! The number 10 is the start of a whole new order of numbers, and the culmination of the numbers that come before it. 10 implies completeness of order; nothing lacking, nothing over. It signifies that the cycle is complete, and that everything is in its proper order. 10 represents the perfection of divine order. I just stopped by to tell you that: though you’ve gone through some trials, tribulations, and devastation over the past 10 years, it wasn’t for nothing. Everything you endured was on purpose, for purpose, in preparation for your promise and promotion. The 10th verse of the Bible is part of the 3rd day of creation that speaks to perfection of order and arrangement where God separated earth from sea and saw that it was good. The 10th chapter of the Bible deals with the descendants of Noah, who himself was 10th generational patriarch from Adam, and completes the Antediluvian Age. From Noah’s son Shem to Abraham is 10 generations and completes the age before the Covenant. There are 10 recorded Passovers in the Bible, the 1st of which is when the Lord instituted it in Exodus 12. The 10th day of the 1st month the Lord gave marks its beginning. The 10th Passover, where Jesus is crucified, is the fulfillment of the pattern, in the perfect sacrifice of Jesus for our sins; therefore 10 completes once, for all, forever! To access these blessings, we must realize that there is also reasonable responsibility that comes along with it. There is a shift in the Heavens, and God has begun to shift us to prepare us for the promotion. We must acknowledge the paradigm shift. Business as usual will no longer be acceptable in the Lord’s church. No more assembling to watch instead of worship; no more preaching to tickle ears and titillate emotions instead of teaching the Word of God; no more coming to church fiending for a hit instead of looking to be spiritually fit. God is taking us somewhere, but the only way to be fit for the next dimension we must accept the shift and the sift, (thank you Apostle Shephard). While we are being moved into a new position in God through Christ, He is also shaking off the impurities and parasites in our lives. Our thinking must change, our behavior must change, our friends and environment must change, and our perspective and perception must change. Dr. Hycel B. Taylor, my mentor and childhood pastor, taught us a relevant paradigm in our struggle as a people that I believe is appropriate for our shift today. We must realize that we are spiritually somewhere between the No Longer, and the Not Yet. The No Longer is that place of spiritual bondage in service to sin; that place you were delivered from by the shed blood of Jesus through salvation. The Not Yet is that place of spiritual freedom; Land of Promise we all long for; eternal life with God in His Kingdom, for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty! Andrew Harris, October 1999 Google Search The Meaning of the Number 10

The Tragic Trap: The Almost
We are caught somewhere between these two spiritual realities. We find ourselves in a spiritual No Place. This is a wilderness in which we march in circles or even march in place making no progress whatsoever, spinning our wheels and marking time. We shouldn’t be marching at all. We should be in training preparing for our promotion. We go through the religious motions and learn evangelical language, but do not develop the spiritual relationship. Though we have been delivered from conscious bondage, directly serving the enemy through sin, we seem to have been yoked to another type of bondage called tradition. We call it a tragic trap because we experience it after direct bondage while we are on our way to total, complete freedom. But be not conformed to this world, but be transformed… In our paradigm we are in The Almost. This is a dangerous and deceptive place because in is a place where you feel like you are serving God, you feel like you are spiritually maturing, you feel like you have spiritual power. It resembles the Kingdom of God. There are miracles being performed, people are being delivered, people are hearing the Word of God, yet lives have not been changed, and there is no evidence of God’s anointing. We do many things because the tradition has been handed down to us and we don’t even know why we do them. We’ve seen someone else do it and adopted the practice because it looked good. Choose this day whom you will serve! You can serve the gods of your fathers, or worship the idols of the ones in whose land you dwell, but as for me and my house, we will, serve the Lord!

Dying to the No Longer
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away; behold, all things are become new. Are we really living for Him, or do we want a convenient Christianity? Do we press our way to the church house, or do we go because that is what we’ve become accustomed to? We served sin with a cool, calm, cavalier, care-free attitude and continue to do the same in serving Christ. The elders in the old church said, “I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Jesus”. Today we serve Him when we want to, or when we feel like it. But we should serve the Lord with gladness; bless the Lord at all times; pray without ceasing; and in all your ways, acknowledge Him. You cannot acknowledge Him through deceitful lusts, envy and jealousy, lying, etc. We must die to our old ways and thinking. This is not just a switch you can turn on and off. Shun evil, resist the devil. Do not try to reform or rehabilitate your old behavior, but die to it! Hold fast to The Way, The Truth, The Life; Jesus Christ, our Lord!

Anticipate the Not Yet
Walk by faith, and not by sight; for without faith it is impossible to please God. God is going to blow your mind this year. He is going to do something in and through you that will literally shock those around you and it will be larger than anything you have ever dreamed of, because He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than you could ever ask or imagine. God has not fully revealed what He’s going to do or where He’s taking you. Trust and believe that He rewards them that diligently seek Him. He said He would never leave nor forsake you. Serving the Lord will pay off after a while, because only what you do for Christ will last. Yes there is a great reward for serving the Lord, but it comes with a great deal of responsibility. Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God and in Christ Jesus. Take His yoke upon you and learn of Him, for His way is easy and His burden is light. Continue in the Lord’s teaching, and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. Study to show yourself approved. Hold to God’s unchanging hand, and in all your ways acknowledge Him. Sing unto the Lord, a new song, and let your light so shine among men, that they might see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven. Look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Wait on the Lord, and be of good courage, for they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not get weary; they shall walk and not faint.

To the New Dimension: The Already
New Jerusalem is the place Christ has prepared for His people. In this place you are in eternal relationship with God, a free, uninterrupted relationship. In his vision, John saw a new Heaven and a new Earth because the old creation has been destroyed and passed away. There was no more sea because the total climate and human disposition has changed. Then God will take up residence with us Himself. There will be no more crying, sorrow, death, nor pain because the former things have passed away. As you hunger and thirst for righteousness God will give unto you water freely from the fountain of life, and you shall inherit all things and be God’s child. You’re not just going to another level, but to a new dimension. A level is housed in the same sphere where you are presently, but a dimension is a new sphere. Ascending levels is easier than transcending dimensions. Ascending levels you are able to maintain baggage, but transcending dimensions means you must shed unnecessary baggage because the road becomes more narrow as you ascend to a higher dimension. In preparing to go there, the Lord told me to stop by and tell you not to worry about what you’ll say or wear, don’t even try to map out where to go. He will be with you always. You don’t work or earn your way to New Jerusalem, but you are already a citizen because of Him. He is The Already! He has already paid the price and redeemed you from the enemy. He already prepared a place for you so that you can be where He is. He has already overcome the world, He is arisen! Jesus: He has all power in His hand. Jesus: He’s at the right hand of the Father. Jesus: none come unto the Father, but by Him. Jesus: He’s our way-maker. Jesus: our bridge over troubled water. Jesus: our rock in a weary land. Jesus: the rose of Sharon. Jesus: the lily of the valley. Jesus: the bright and Morning Star. Jesus: the Miracle worker. Jesus: our all in all. Welcome to your destiny! Welcome to your new dimension! Welcome New Jerusalem!
Comment by Rev. D. R. Grear on September 14, 2009 at 11:45am
And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us." Acts. 16:9

The Reverend Darrell Ray (D.R.) Grear M. R. E.

The Reverend Darrell Ray (D.R.) Grear was born and raised in Bryan, Texas on November 13, 1960. D.R. was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas by the Rev. O.R. Short. He began his education at Booker T. Washington Elementary School (the first school for African-American in Bryan). He graduated from Bryan High School in 1979. D.R. joined the U.S. Army served for six years as a Military Police at Ft. Hood, Texas, Cp. Market & Carol in So. Korea.
After the Army I returned and in 1986 joined the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. A.O. Maple and in August 1987 was ordained as a Deacon. Moved to El Paso, Texas united with the Unity Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. O.I. Kirk Sr. in June of 1989 I answered the call to preach the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ preached my first sermon the first Sunday in August then in March of 1990 became the Assist Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church of El Paso, Texas under the leadership of the Rev. Rodger D. Battle. Returned to Bryan in 1992 and united with my grandmothers church Greater Salem Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. M.D. Morgan. In 1993 became General Bible Teacher for the youth department of the Central District Baptist Association of Bryan, Texas after preaching the memorial sermon Deacon Charlie H. Johnson of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church asked if I would preach for them the coming Sunday because they where without a Pastor I agreed after service Deacon Johnson stated you just come until we say not to and October of 1993 I was call to Mt. Calvary. In 1994 the Central Dist. made me Minister of Education for the youth dept. an office I held for ten years. In 1996 I was call to St. Mark Baptist Church of Hearne, Texas I served for one year. In 2007 I ask for a leave at Mt. Calvary to be the Chaplain of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, MN
While in Minnesota I was able to complete my college education earning my Bachelor & Master In Religious Education from Calvary Christian College & Seminary of South Bend, IN. I also saw that there is great need for the churches to really to go in the prisons and witness. I returned to Texas to become Chaplain of the Eden Detention Center of Eden, Texas in March of 2009. Returned to Mt. Calvary on Mother's Day of this year was asked if I would return I stated until you'll say not to the remark was made you back so as of May 10, 2009 I resume the duties as Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Elliott, Texas.
I am the father of three two daughters My-Song, Lorraine E. one son Miles J.A. grandfather of four Victor, Jirehnae, Corey Jr., Cordai

And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. St. Luke 14:23

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tiding unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; Ish.61:1

To have ministries in all fifty states and abroad

If you believe the Lord is or have call you into these part of his vineyard.
Contact me by phone or email
325.869.0049 or revdrgrear@yahoo.com
Yours because of Calvary
Rev.D.R. Grear
Comment by Dr. Robert E. Baines, Jr. on March 31, 2009 at 8:11pm
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After We Suffer "A Little While"

I Peter 5:8-11 “We should work on resisting and suffering with hope.”

I. Resisting. As in the text, the devil is out to destroy believers. We are to resist him, by way of exercising self-control (see Gal. 5:22-23), being alert (see Mk. 13:33), standing firm in our faith, and being aware that there are other believers suffering along with us. Our faith should be built on accepting Jesus as our savior by faith and then loving God, ourselves, and others (see Jn. 3:16; Mk. 12:29-31), with confidence that God will take care of His own (see Rom. 8:28).

II. Suffering With Hope. As in the text, no matter how close we claim to be to God, we can expect some suffering. Some suffering is because people are reaping what they have sown (see Gal. 6:7). Others are suffering simply because they are on the Lord's side. We should remember that suffering only lasts for a little while. Even fifty years of suffering is "a little while," when compared to 50,000 years with the Lord in eternity (see Jn. 3:16; II Pet. 3:8). We should remember that God will restore us, but He moves according to His own timing. Therefore, we must prayerfully study and obey God’s Word with Christian support (see Rom. 10:17; Jm. 2:17; Col. 3:16), so we can develop the faith to wait on the Lord to work out His blessed plan for our lives. When we grow to resist the devil and suffer with hope in God’s restoration, we will have a better idea why Peter stopped and praised the Lord in vs. 11. Let’s praise God, in light of how good He has been, is being, and shall yet be to us (see Ps. 100:1-6).

… Will you obey God? Ask God to help you, in the name of Jesus. God will take care of His own! …
Comment by prophet elijah ubah on November 7, 2008 at 9:49am
get ready 4 your next level cause am bring it to u
Comment by Natrina LadyRev Lee on October 15, 2008 at 11:10am
Thank you for joining and I look forward to fellowship with you...
Comment by TimePriest on October 15, 2008 at 10:44am
I grew up in Buffalo Ellicott mall on s. Division st. I currently live in Mulberry Florida, I have been allowing myself to be used as the manifested word of All Father here in the earth. I find it remarkable how the church as a whole has not grown much since the departure of our Lord.

For example: Church folks still believe that the devour can attack our finance and be successful. I have a problem with this outdated teaching.

First of all our Lord did a complete work before the foundation of the world, second he came in the earth and presented to us All that not only had he been successful in the spirit realm but, to totally take all our excruses away he came into the same world and manifestedd what he had already done.
He had already rebuked the devour and made him an open show.

Children are starting to read and understand what they are reading unlike our forefathers. When we continue the lie that Abram paid tithes we continue to miss the mark ,fall short,) I highly reccomand that everyone go back to the basics and get rid of all the viruses we inheareted from our forefathers who taught those who taught us because again our forefathers did not know how to correctly read what we call English afterall the European culture was a dialect that many of our forefathers had not been introduced to at that time.

So the tiths that was given to Abram was bread and wine, it represented the changing of the guards. Our Lord used the same exact method except instead of bread and wine for one he had 12 representing the greater number of those who would really accept him.

You must have a child mind set innocence.

Some folks that fall into the unbelief in our Lord are an example of the following,
1. Beleive that you have to confess and believe that etc.
Its not by works (verbal,physical, etc) least any man should boast.
Jesus never required Peter to repent, confess, any of the bondage yokes the church has put on folks. Simply do you Love me? not what you confess, not what your mama told you not what anyone told you.

Our Lord went on to say whom ever sins we, not them (Father, Son) forgive is forgiven. How long will we as a people continue to live and instruct others to live as if we are simply men? Psalms 82 the All Father declared "Have I not said you are gods? Its Time
Comment by Natrina LadyRev Lee on October 15, 2008 at 10:29am
Praise God for you!! TimePriest, Please tell us how you come to affiliate yourself with WNY BPN...
Comment by TimePriest on October 15, 2008 at 10:27am
I pronuce by the authority of the All Father and son Jesus Christ, Blessing on you and everyone who receivs you.
Comment by Natrina LadyRev Lee on October 12, 2008 at 8:04pm
Well, Praise the Lord Preacher!! Thank You for joining and I look forward to fellowshipping with you....

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