The Ministry of S.A.R.A.H.
(Serenity*Atonement*Restoration & Healing)
Evangelist Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks
Father God, thank You for another chance to wake up and enjoy the glory of daybreak!
I pray that this entire day will be as You have planned it for my life and that I have what is required to stand upright and not fall into temptation or the traps of the ungodly. I claim victory in the name of Jesus over any adversary that is in my midst. Because of my faith in You Lord I know that no weapon formed against me will ever prosper.
Lord I pray an intercessary prayer for everybody that is in need of Serenity, Atonement, Restoration and Healing right now God. It is done and let all the believers say so in the name of Jesus!
Use me Lord and use this ministry for the purpose of Your gospel truth being shared worldwide. Bless everybody and please go with all of the bereaved families in the world. God, remind them in the midst of their sorrow, that there is a new home in Heaven to look forward to where we will meet again if we live right!
Thank You Lord and so it is......Amen!
SCRIPTURE: (James 3:13-18) nlv. (13) IF YOU ARE WISE AND UNDERSTAND GOD’S WAYS, LIVE A LIFE OF STEADY GOODNESS SO THAT ONLY GOOD DEEDS WILL POUR FORTH. AND IF YOU DON’T BRAG ABOUT THE GOOD YOU DO, THEN YOU WILL BE TRULY WISE! (14) BUT IF YOU ARE BITTERLY JEALOUS AND THERE IS SELFISH AMBITION IN YOUR HEARTS, DON’T BRAG ABOUT BEING WISE. THAT IS THE WORSE KIND OF LIE. (15) FOR JEALOUSY AND SELFISHNESS ARE NOT GOD’S KIND OF WISDOM. SUCH THINGS ARE EARTHLY, UNSPIRITUAL, AND MOTIVATED BY THE DEVIL. (16) FOR WHEREVER THERE IS JEALOUSY AND SELFISH AMBITION, THERE YOU WILL FIND DISORDER AND EVERY KIND OF EVIL. (17) BUT THE WISDOM THAT COMES FROM HEAVEN IS FIRST OF ALL PURE. IT IS ALSO PEACE LOVING, GENTLE, AT ALL TIMES, AND WILLING TO YIELD TO OTHERS. IT IS FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD DEEDS. IT SHOWS NO PARTIALITY AND IS ALWAYS SINCERE. (18) AND THOSE WHO ARE PEACEMAKERS WILL PLANT SEEDS OF PEACE AND REAP A HARVEST OF GOODNESS.
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT PRAY AND ASK GOD FOR EVERYTHING YOU NEED, ALWAYS GIVING THANKS. AND GOD’S PEACE, WHICH IS SO GREAT, WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND IT, WILL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS.
(PHILLIPIANS 4:6-7 nlv)
And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness. And God’s peace which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!....Let’s talk today about a reality that we all know about, but often don’t want to face. And if you need a topic for this message, it will have to be, "LET’S JOIN FORCES AND BECOME A C.O.P. !
If you don’t mind, let me take that one step further. As I was thinking about this sermon and was listening to God’s divine guidance, He took me back to a childhood memory when at one time someone asked me the question, "What did I want to be when I grew up?" Well, how many of you realize that God’s plans are not always man’s plans? I wanted to be a nurse like my grandmother, then I wanted to be a real estate mogul like my father, I wanted to be a jazz singer like Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone, I wanted to be an airplane pilot and even at one time I wanted to be a Catholic Nun, but God really knew better than that, because I don’t know about you, but I have not always been saved and I would have gotten kicked out of the convent! FOR REAL! Then,believe it or not I even considered being an FBI agent until I realized that in my family, our skeletons had skeletons in their closet and it was no way in the world I could have passed a background check without having to dig up some stuff I didn’t even want to know about!
Okay, you’re laughing...that’s cool. But while some of you have been judging someone else’s past, a few skeletons fell out of your closet while you were looking the other way! Amen...
Needless to say, most of those I wanted to be when I grew up, never became a reality. God knew before I was formed in my mother’s womb, just as certain as He knew His plans for you too, that I would join forces and become a C.O.P. , and would hook up with the G.B.I. and the C.S.I. too !
I can hear some of you now, saying , see I told you so....I knew it was something about her that was strange...Ah man....I wonder who else in here is like that? Well guess what? You’re right. There is something strange about me and you too...but let’s not get it twisted! You see, when we hear the word COPS, automatically we think about the law and that is right! But I am talking about God’s Law and the COPS I refer to are, CHRISTIANS ON PATROL-Keeping Peace in God’s House! The G.B.I. that I’m connected to and don’t mind anybody knowing about it are GODLY BRETHREN INSPIRING others and the C.S.I..? CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE INVESTIGATORS. Halleluah! Yes, we are strange and a peculiar people according to the scriptures...
New International Version (©2011)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
New Living Translation (©2007)
But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
English Standard Version (©2001)
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light
If it had been left up to me,Just like if it had been left up to a lot of us, I’d probably still been in the world, doing everything that I was big enough and bad enough to do...smoking, drinking, cussing without repentance, fornicating, throwing out some haterade with a dash of jealousy, you know...things like that ...OH., I’M SORRY ...my bad, Religious folks have never done those kind of things...but let me hear who else has a testimony today....LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN...LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN...GOD HAS SPOKEN...LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN!
But thanks be to God Almighty and His Son Jesus who died on Calvary’s cross for my sins...God saved me...and He chose me to be a COP ! And He has chosen many of you too so be glad about it! Amen,
As a C.O.P., we have an awesome responsibility and we must be equipped to keep peace in God’s House. We must LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, ALL YOUR SOUL, ALL YOUR MIND, AND ALL YOUR STRENGTH.(Mark 12:30)
You must believe as according to 2 Peter 1:3-4 that JESUS HAS THE POWER OF GOD, BY WHICH HE HAS GIVEN US EVERYTHING WE NEED TO LIVE AND TO SERVE GOD. WE HAVE THESE THINGS BECAUSE WE KNOW HIM. JESUS CALLED US BY HIS GLORY AND GOODNESS. THROUGH THESE HE GAVE US THE VERY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES. WITH THESE GIFTS YOU CAN SHARE IN BEING LIKE GOD, AND THE WORLD WILL NOT RUIN YOU WITH ITS EVIL DESIRES.
I am still talking about A C.O.P., A CHRISTIAN ON PATROL-keeping peace in God’s house! LET’S JOIN FORCES AND BECOME A C.O.P. A keeper of His law. Using God’s "law book" which is His Word. And His Word is in the bible, which never lied!!!...God’s Word is the same today as it was yesterday, and we have been warned in the book of James 2:19 and in Acts 19:15 that DEMONS ARE UNQUESTIONABLY REAL, INDIVIDUAL BEINGS HAVING PERSONALITY AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD AND HUMANS. DEMONS ARE ABLE TO INVADE OR INFLUENCE THE MINDS OF HUMAN TEACHERS IN ORDER TO SUGGEST FALSE DOCTRINES. (1 Timothy 4:1; 1 John 4:1-6’ James 3:15 nlv.)
They, (the demons), actually examine the souls of men in the case of mediums who yield to them. In the New Testament we know the stories of demons who frequently took possession of people and Christ therefore cast them out! (e.g. MT. 4:24; 8:16; 9:33; 15:22) And at times more than one demon may possess one person, as in the cases of the Maniac of Gadarg (Mk. 5:1-17; Lk. 8:30-33, 36) and of Mary Magdalene (Lk. 8:2)
The bible tells us that there is nothing new under the sun. So what makes you think that we are not faced with the same thing today??? But the bigger question is this----What are you going to do when you come face to face with an adversary?????
God is not the author of confusion. All things should be done decent and in order.
God’s disciples were C.O.P.S. and they were EMPOWERED AND COMMISSIONED TO HEAL ALL MANNER OF DISEASE AND TO CAST OUT DEMONS. (Mt. 10:8; Lk. 9:1’ 10:17-20) But some were more possessed than others and the disciples had extreme difficulty getting rid of, casting out certain demons and their question at the time of confrontation became, "What would Jesus Do?"
The disciples were told by Jesus that THESE COULD BE CAST OUT ONLY AFTER PRAYING AND FASTING. (Mk. 9:14-29)
The apostles effected deliverance for victims of demonic oppression by the use of THE NAME OF JESUS (Acts 16:16-18; 19:12-17) And once this was done, as in the case of Mary Magdalene who was delivered of 7 demon spirits, the victim was no longer bound, but became victorious, thankful to God and dedicated to Christ.... It is urgent that Christian workers take seriously this doctrine and learn to exercise the authority of Christ to set free those who are demon oppressed and possessed.
According to Ephesians 6:13-14 nlv, THAT IS WHY YOU NEED TO PUT ON GOD’S FULL ARMOR. THEN ON THE DAY OF EVIL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO STAND STRONG. AND WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED THE WHOLE FIGHT, YOU WILL STILL BE STANDING. SO STAND STRONG, WITH THE BELT OF TRUTH TIED AROUND YOUR WAIST AND THE PROTECTION OF RIGHT LIVING ON YOUR CHEST.
DON’T EVER FORGET KINDNESS AND TRUTH. WEAR THEM LIKE A NECKLACE. WRITE THEM ON YOUR HEART AS IF ON A TABLET. THEN YOU WILL BE RESPECTED AND WILL PLEASE BOTH GOD AND PEOPLE. TRUST THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND DON’T DEPEND ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. REMEMBER THE LORD IN ALL YOU DO, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU SUCCESS.
To join forces and to become a C.O.P.- A CHRISTIAN ON PATROL- keeping peace in God’s House ,has its challenges that you must face...BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IF ANOTHER CHRISTIAN IS OVERCOME BY SOME SIN (does something wrong), YOU WHO ARE SPIRITUAL SHOULD GO TO THAT PERSON AND GENTLY HELP MAKE HIM RIGHT AGAIN. BUT BE CAREFUL, BECAUSE YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO SIN, TOO. BY HELPING EACH OTHER WITH YOUR TROUBLES, YOU TRULY OBEY THE LAW OF CHRIST. (Gal. 6:1-2 nlv)
PRAISE BE TO THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. GOD IS THE FATHER WHO IS FULL OF MERCY AND ALL COMFORT, HE COMFORTS US EVERY TIME WE HAVE TROUBLE, SO WHEN OTHERS HAVE TROUBLE, WE CAN COMFORT THEM WITH THE SAME COMFORT GOD GIVES US. (2 Cor. 1:3-4 nlv)
MY FRIENDS, DO NOT BE SURPRISED AT THE TERRIBLE TROUBLE WHICH NOW COMES TO TEST YOU. DO NOT THINK THAT SOMETHING STRANGE IS HAPPENING TO YOU. BUT BE HAPPY THAT YOU ARE SHARING IN CHRIST’S SUFFERINGS SO THAT YOU WILL BE HAPPY AND FULL OF JOY WHEN CHRIST COMES AGAIN IN GLORY. WHEN PEOPLE INSULT YOU BECAUSE YOU FOLLOW CHRIST, YOU ARE BLESSED, BECAUSE THE GLORIOUS SPIRIT, THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS WITH YOU. ( 1 PET. 4:12-14 nlv)
LET’S JOIN FORCES TODAY AND BECOME A C.O.P.- a CHRISTIAN ON PATROL-keeping peace in God’s House!!!!
(Romans 12:21 nlv) DO NOT LET THE DEVIL DEFEAT YOU, BUT DEFEAT THE DEVIL BY DOING GOOD.
....WITH GOD’S POWER WORKING IN US, GOD CAN DO MUCH MORE THAN ANYTHING WE CAN ASK OR IMAGINE.
TO HIM BE THE GLORY IN THE CHURCH AND IN CHRIST JESUS FOR ALL TIME, FOREVER AND EVER. AMEN. (Eph.3:20-21 nlv)
AN APPEAL TO THE MASSES:
I pray that this message has been an inspiration to someone hearing or reading it today. As you continue to prepare for your journey ahead, remember that you must stay grounded in the Lord. Go to church and assemble yourselves with believers in Christ! Let nothing seperate you from the love of God.