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May 1, 2024

      NAME THE NEED (Matt. 20:23)

Identify your needs to JESUS. HE knows, but sometimes HE wants you to name the area of need. Don’t just say LORD, you know. He is GOD, so HE knows everything and every need. Sometimes HE wants you by faith to name the area of your need. In the privacy of your personal prayer talk communication with HIM, name the area of your need. This seems to be a little private way about JESUS. HE sometimes wants you to name or indicate to HIM as much as you know the area of need or the area of your life that you are having problems with. BE HONEST WITH HIM. Don’t make excuses with your faults. If you are a compulsive spender, buying things you really don't need, tell JESUS you need help.  In your financial dealings, be like Jacob and put GOD first by giving HIM your tithe and offering first (Gen. 28:22). Yes, identify the area of need. If you need the HOLY GHOST, tell JESUS and ask HIM to take away all doubts and help you to believe so you can receive. The two blind men identified the area of need (Matt. 20:33). Mary identified the need at the wedding (John 2:3). JESUS knew the need of the impotent man at the pool, but HE still asked him do you want to be made whole (John 5:6). Yes, name the need. GOD bless you.


May 2, 2024


When you become a believer of God (Jesus), you have to be Unmoveable in your walk with the Lord.  Life over here can get rough sometimes, and you can feel overwhelmed.  Also, remember when you work in the Kingdom of God, you are going to be challenged by the devil, but that's a part of our warfare.  We serve an Unmoveable God, so we should also be Unmoveable.  When you yield to Him, He will help you to be stable and rooted.  So, don’t be moved. 

1 Corinthians 15:58 - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.


MAY 3, 2024

      SCRIPT - URE

      (Matt. 4:6-11)

The word script is a written text as in the movies in which those in the movies have their parts to follow. The star of the movie may get beat up for a short while but because it is written in the script for him to win in the fight, he/she WILL NOT LOSE. GOD has given us the star role in our fights, and it is written in the SCRIPT - URE for us to win. GOD has given us a PRE - SCRIPT - ION authorizing Heaven's pharmacy to give us what is needed to be made whole and have victory over our sicknesses, diseases, devils, trials, and tests, etc., etc. Like David, Daniel, and the Hebrew boys it is written in the SCRIPT - URE for us to win in our struggles and fights. Take your PRE - SCRIPT - ION to Heaven’s pharmacy today. Victory is yours right now. By faith hang on in there in your fight because it is written for you to have the victory one way or another in your unpleasant situation. Yes, victory is yours right now. It is written in the script. We have a written contract with JESUS for us HIS CHURCH to win (Luke 10:19). GOD bless you.


May 6, 2024

      SCRIPT - URE

      (2 Peter 1:20-21)

A Pre - SCRIPT - ion is a written authorization given by a trained and licensed medical doctor for a patient to receive treatment to be made well.

The SCRIPT- ure is a written authorization given to us by Almighty GOD of which holy men wrote as they were moved by the HOLY GHOST (2 Peter 1:20-21). Like a prescription, the scripture contains written authorization from GOD for HIS CHURCH to have power over sin, the devil, and over all the powers of any enemy (Luke 10:19). The gates of hell shall not prevail against you, GOD'S CHURCH (Matt. 16:18). That means any gate barrier that the devil construct to prevent you from getting into Heaven, such as the gates in Gal. 5:19-21 which are the works of the flesh, GOD has given you the keys power to overcome all the works of the flesh and to establish in your life the fruit of the SPIRIT such as love, joy, peace and holiness and forgiveness (Gal. 5:22-26). Key holders are the trusted ones who have the power to lock in holiness and to bind up and lock out sinfulness (Matt. 16:19). It is written in the SCRIPT - URE for you to have the key power. So, use the keys. GOD bless you.


May 7, 2024


There’s a lot of opportunities in life, but the greatest accomplishment that anyone can acquire is the acceptance of Salvation (choosing Jesus). Getting a higher education is good, having wealth is good, owning a house no matter the size is good, and so much more, but without Jesus you’re just existing. Salvation was paid for in full, by the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Matt. 26:28). All Jesus asks is for us to accept Him by repentance, baptism in the name of Jesus and to receive the infilling of the Holy Ghost, and by the power of the Holy Ghost we will be able to live up to the standards of God. Choosing Jesus is the best decision that anyone can make in this earthly life, because it determines your eternity. (Duet. 30:18-20). 

Acts 2:38 - “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”  God Bless you!


May 8, 2024

      THE LOVE 

      (1 Corinthians 13:1-8; Philippians 2:2-3)


Precious is THE LOVE of a true and trusted special friend. THE LOVE is sweeter than honey, and it has no stinging bees lurking nearby or in it.


1) An engagement without such love is wounded or dead-on arrival.

2) A marriage without such love is in serious trouble.

3) A friendship without such love is like trying to carry water in a sieve or in a dripping bucket. It will leak out sooner or later.

4) JESUS had twelve disciples that love HIM, but one of them had a stinging bee (Satan) lurking nearby with some money in the honey and sold his friend for twenty pieces of silver. Have you ever been sold out by a friend you thought loved you?

5) Don’t be fooled. Love of self is important, but true love will put GOD first, the one loved second, and self third. Yes, the TRUE LOVE is never selfish.

6) Yes, the love of self is important, but watch the person who likes to talk about himself/herself. The regular use of the pronouns I, ME, and MYSELF is a warning sign.

7) The words of one you thought loved you but turned out to be the words of a proven untrusted friend is like a feather that is easily blown away by the slightest wind.

Think on these, THE LOVE things. GOD bless you.


May 9, 2024


When God (Jesus) created mankind, He gave us all a free will (the power of control  over one's own actions  or emotions).  That's why we can accept Him or reject Him as our Savior.  We make the decision, it's not forced on us.  Since, God created all things, we also have to realize that God's will is the best for us.   Also, if you want to know His will look in the Bible (His Will and Testament). Even though as believers, we have to pray to God for what we need and desire, we ultimately want God's will to be done.   So, accept His will to be done in your life.

Ephesians 5:17 - Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.


May 10, 2024


     (Acts 5:3-4; Rev. 21:8)

Remember Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:3-4). It has been revealed to me as in unforgiveness that lying (untruth) is destroying the heart, conscience, and soul of many believers. It is not funny when the child lies, it could be an early lying seed being planted in the child by the devil. Nip it in the bud early by letting the child know that it is not right to lie. No practicing or unrepented liar can enter heaven. It is said that some people "lie to their grave".  In the courts, lying (perjury) is not tolerated, and a person can lose a good case with one "little lie".  A lie is a lie, and there is no truth in a lie. The Bible lets us know that a liar is a fool (Prov. 10:18) and it is an abomination (Prov. 12:22). It is even dangerous, as in the case of Ananias and Sapphira, to lie in your giving (tithe and offering). Just a warning to somebody, you do not get away with a lie because no one knows that you are lying. GOD sees and knows, so repent even now and start telling and doing the truth (Rev. 21:8). GOD bless you.


May 13, 2024


      (Luke 10: 25-37)

Unlike the Levite and the Priest, let us not pass by on the other side and do nothing to help others in need, but let us be like the good Samaritan who showed Love, Mercy and Compassion. It is not about us trying to make a name for ourselves or trying to be seen. It is not about us trying to outshine others in what we do either. It has been and must continue to be here at Mt. Olivet and in all of us as individuals, letting GOD be glorified in what we do, in what we give, and in what we say and think. Yes, it is All ABOUT JESUS. GOD bless you.


May 14, 2024


When we give God praise, it brings blessing and causes the devil to tremble. The songwriter says, "When the praises go up the blessings come down”.  It's always a good thing to give God praise. When you praise God in the most difficult times in your life, He gives you that peace that passeth all understanding. (Philippians 4:7). Jesus desires that we praise Him at all times because He joins in, and the blessings begin to flow. It’s a wonderful thing for God to be in the presence as we Praise and Worship Him! We should express our adoration, thanksgiving, and celebration to the One who created and redeemed us. “…How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!”  God Bless you!

Psalms 22:3 - But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. 


May 15, 2024

      A TON OF HOPE 

      (Psalms 42:11; Mark 5:1-20)

“Hope thou in GOD” (Psalms 42:11). Hope stands securely on the legs of a ton of faith. Hope leans on the strength of a ton of confidence in GOD. Hope gives you a ton of reassurances. GOD had reassured HIS people and is giving us the same hope today when HE said, "I am the LORD thy there anything too hard for ME..." (Jeremiah 32:27). Hope gives you a ton of healthy desires and expectations in GOD. Hope gives you deliverance. When you give JESUS the right of way in your life, the devils of doubt and fear, etc. have to find the exit door and leave (Mark 5:1-20). Thank GOD for HIS load of hope. The writer says, "my hope is built on nothing less than JESUS’ blood and righteousness...on CHRIST, the solid ROCK, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand". To me nobody can sing this song like Bishop David Thomas. GOD bless you. Quiz:  WHAT DOES A TON THAT IS ATTACHED TO HOPE GIVE YOU?


May 16, 2024


Unbelief is a Faith Blocker (ob​struc​tion).  When we pray and ask God (Jesus) for something, are we really believing that God will answer our request?  Are we praying out of habit or because we know that we are suppose to pray as believers?  When we petition God for something, we must truly believe from the "heart" that He will answer our prayers.   Also, if we believe He will answer our prayers, we should not be worrying about the situation.  If we are worrying or doubting, we are not believing.  God wants us to totally trust in Him no matter what we are requesting Him to do for us.  He will answer our request according to His way, according to His will, and according to His time.

Matthew 13:57-58 - And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.


May 17, 2024


      (John 5:1-15)

No one can take away from you what GOD has for you. When it is your time to be made whole spiritually, financially, and physically and to receive from GOD what you need, no man can step down in front of you (John 5:7). What GOD has for you is for you and nobody else. It does not matter how rough or how long or how sad your situation may be, like the man at the pool of Bethesda, JESUS has an eye on you and HE has an unscheduled appointment to come your way. Be assured that what HE has for you nobody can step down before you (John 5:7). You may be among many who have needs, but when you are not jealous over others being blessed, but happy for them, like the man at the pool you are picked out for special attention from GOD. You will become a certain man (John 5:5). JESUS is watching your attitude from a far off how you behave and conduct yourself when others are being blessed around you. Be happy for others being blessed at your pool (church) and your happiness is about to happen. JESUS is coming your way. GOD bless you.


May 20, 2024


      (JESUS: JOHN 3:16)

The greatest and only medicine for the soul is JESUS and the HOLY GHOST.  HIS blood was drawn on Calvary’s laboratory, and it is available for transfusion to all sinners 24x7.  Adam sinfully shed all of us blood at the tree in the Garden of Eden. JESUS' BLOOD is available to all of us for transfusion at the Tree of Life on Calvary. JESUS is the only medication for all ailments (spiritual, physical, mental, etc.). Take one J, one E, one S, one U, and another S daily. The pharmacy of Heaven is waiting for you. GOD bless you.


May 21, 2024


As children of God, we are called to work in the vineyard. Our duty as believers should always be to tell somebody about salvation. We all have been given abilities and talents, and Jesus doesn’t want us to stand idly by, but to go and tell somebody. Whether we have been given five, two, or one, talents, God is expecting us to build on what He has given us, and in the end we can hear “well done, thou God and faithful servant” (Matt. 25:21). We are God's ambassadors on earth, and we are fully equipped with what we need to complete the work (John 14:13). God bless you!

John 9:4 - I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 


May 22, 2024


      (Matt. 24:44; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 Peter 5:8)

First and foremost, THE CHURCH IS ALL ABOUT JESUS. The songwriter says, "...let's talk about JESUS more and more". When GOD starts to bless, the devil will try to start a mess. Be on guard. There is a spirit of destabilization (to cause unrest, to make dysfunctional, and to make unstable) that is permeating the political arena of this country. This ungodly spirit in America's politics is even seeping into churches with the same mandate to divide, cause unrest, make unstable, and to take the minds of the people off of JESUS CHRIST. I saw on social media a pastor telling the people if they are not of the party of his political leader, they cannot be saved, and they must get out of his church. He even called the people derogatory names. GOD'S true CHURCH is certainly in a spiritual warfare. The satanic adversary is walking about like a roaring lion and destabilizing the minds of the weak (1 Peter 5:8). We as leaders in the churches need to refocus the hearts and minds of the people on JESUS CHRIST to put HIM first and not man. Yes, THE CHURCH is all about JESUS, so let us preach and teach JESUS more and more. GOD bless you.


May 23, 2024


In the times that we are living in, it's hard "sometimes" to Rejoice (to feel joy or great delight).  But, we as Believers have to remember that we always have something to Rejoice about.  We have a roof over our heads.  We have a choice of what to wear each day, we have something to eat in our homes.   We have our Church family, our natural family, and friends that we love; and that love us.  Above all that, we have God (Jesus) that loves us, and we took on His name in Baptism; and He filled us with the precious Holy Ghost.  So, we should Rejoice.

Philippians 4:4 - Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.


May 24, 2024


      (Rev. 1:8-18; Matt. 6:33)

Let us all strive to put GOD first in our lives and in HIS business, the CHURCH (Matt. 10:37). JESUS is the first, and the last and HE is the everything between the first and the last (Rev. 1:11). JESUS the CHRIST is GOD, the one and only self-existence creator of the heavens and the earth (Col. 1:15-17; John 1:3). GOD the creator can never be the creature (Eph. 3:9), and none of us creatures can ever be the Creator. JESUS will never accept second place in any man's life. Therefore, it is very important that we put HIM first in the saving of our souls and in our daily living (Matt. 6:33). The songwriter says, "all to JESUS I surrender, all to HIM I freely give...". To be first in our lives JESUS demands of us that we completely surrender our mind, soul, and body daily to HIM. Let us all daily worship JESUS like the Angels of GOD do (Heb. 1:1-6; Matt. 2:2). Just a reminder, the only place GOD will occupy in our lives is first place. GOD bless you.


May 27, 2024


      (PSALMS 25:14)

It is said that no one ever tells another person everything about themselves, especially wrong or negative things that they did in the past. Someone jokingly said that a secret between two people is kept only if one is dead. That should not be so. A Secret is defined as something that is not known or seen or not meant to be known by an outsider. Some jokingly take secrets to a high level and say if I tell you the secret I would have to kill you right after I tell you. Many witnesses in court cases are killed because of the secrets that they know. Some government agencies only hire those who pass a rigid lie detector test of secrecy. Some secret society organizations have strict tests for new members. Many people have been betrayed by another that they had trusted with a secret. Very few people can be trusted with the personal secrets of another till death do them part. Do you have a friend like that who will not tell your secret even if the friendship is broken up? That person would be super special and hard to be found.  But speaking about the LORD GOD the Bible says, "The secret of the LORD is with them that fear HIM..." (Psalms 25:14). You can trust GOD with your top-secret sin, and HE will forgive you, but can HE trust you to forgive others who trespass against you, lie on you or do you much wrong, etc., etc. If you reveal the trusted secret of another because you no longer forgive them, you have just put your soul in jeopardy (Matt. 18:35). GOD bless you. 


May 28, 2024


It is so wonderful to know that Jesus is the lifter and the sustainer of our body, mind, soul, and spirit. The dictionary defines sustainer as "one who upholds or maintains”. (Psalm 55:2). During  Jesus’ perfect design He created everything that the human body would need to survive. (Genesis 1:26-28). Jesus (God) made the lungs, which is the central organ of the respiratory system. We breathe in and breathe out, and it doesn’t cost us anything. Our heart pumps blood throughout our entire body, yet it’s such a small organ. Even down to our coughing, which activates when food is trying to go down the wrong path. God is truly a sustainer (Psalm 55:4), and His design of the human body cannot be compared. 

Psalms 139:114 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. God Bless you!!


May 29, 2024



      (Heb 6:18)

With GOD all things are possible but there are things GOD cannot do. GOD cannot:

1) tell lies,

2) sin,

3) yield to the temptation of the devil,

4) be weak,

5) cease to be head of HIS church,

6) be powerless, etc., etc. 

In Judges 1:19 it was not because SUPER GOD did not have the power to move Chariots of iron out of the valley (as some may say) but he showed mercy on the valley inhabitants because the people would have to carry out the heavy iron chariots up out of the valley, so HE let them stay and Judah would have the benefit of using the iron chariots. Yes, GOD cannot cease from being omnipotent. GOD bless you.


May 30, 2024


When you pray to God (Jesus) for something, don't worry about "How" (to what 

degree or extent) He will answer your prayer request.  He will bring it to pass in His own way.  His way is always the best way.  When you give your request to Him, your request is in good and reliable hands.

Ephesians 3:20-21 - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.


May 31, 2024


      (1 Chron. 21:15; Jonah 3:9-10; 4:1-2)

GOD can not sin; therefore, GOD can not repent of sin. When the Bible says GOD repent, it simply means HE shows mercy and change from executing punishment upon one/those that sinned against HIM (2 Sam. 24:16). When the people of Nineveh heard the preaching of Jonah, they believed GOD. Even the King repented and got off his throne and took off his royal robe and got down in sackcloth and ashes. He put both man and animals on a fast and he and the people turned (repented) from their violent evil ways. GOD repented by showing them mercy and HE changed HIS mind from destroying about 120,000 people. The people repented from their heart and received forgiveness and mercy from GOD (Jonah chapters 3 and 4). Sin brings us spiritual loss, but when we repent from the heart, GOD will show us mercy and forgiveness too. GOD bless you.

Your Pastor and Bishop, HOPETON MAIR, SR.

TFTD Ministry
Mt. Olivet Apostolic Churches


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