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"Are We At The End?"

Chapter 3, Part A2
"The Money Changers"

 
by Apostle Jerry Upton

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Upcoming Events:
  • New Year's Eve service, 9pm
  • Compassion Dinner, January 21
Honey Rock Victorious Church International, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Kingdom Feature

A "right now" word from the Lord.

 


"Are We At The End?"

Chapter 3, Part A2

"The Money Changers"

In a day and time 'where anything goes', we have churches that have: darkened their lighting in order to give it a commercial atmosphere (like a concert hall); incorporated fog machines; concert lighting; friendly seeking ambiance; and any other sources that keep them relevant to the times.

As far as it goes in many of our mainstream churches, everything is sold and merchandised. The profit margin made off of books, recordings, cd's, clothing, jewelry and other items make many churches and ministries more profitable than commercial stores located in shopping malls. But the main reckoning behind all of this commercialism is that "we are only doing it for the Kingdom of God." I would be the first to tell you that I have made the same mistakes as others have, but no more. I see in the above scriptures that what Jesus was so adamantly against was demonic spirits that were keeping the people from receiving what they needed most, and that was the anointing:

"And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them." {Matthew 21:14}

The word of God clearly shows us the danger of having a love of money as noted: "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." {I Timothy 6:10}

Most of the time when this scripture is quoted, it is always quoted wrong by saying that money in itself is the root of all evil; but that is not what it is saying at all. It clearly states: "For the love of money." I know exactly what that means, and it is this: Those who lust after, will do anything to get it, will put money before seeking the face of God, who only want it to fulfill their own selfish interests and ambitions, who want it in order to have a false sense of security, who refuse to allow God to direct them in how they distribute it, and who constantly sit around thinking about it day and night. When you find people in this capacity, they have the "love of money", and they many times are "flat broke." The proper attitude concerning wealth is identified in {Deuteronomy 8:18-19}.

"And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth."

"But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day." ALSO {Proverbs 10:22}

"The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it."

ALSO {Psalms 112:1-3}

"Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever."

WEALTH AND RICHES HAVE ONE PRIMARY REASON, AND THAT IS TO: ADVANCE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." {Matthew 6:33}

The demonic spirits that have taken so many ministries, churches, and God's children captive have them:

A. Giving God's resources to those who are operating under the antichrist spirit, while falsely believing that they are supporting God's chosen people in the land of Israel that are false Jews. {Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9}

B. Spending God's resources on elaborate buildings by going into debt, and becoming slaves to the lender and money changers. God has specifically told us in His Word the fallacy of being in excessive debt. {Proverbs 22:7; Deuteronomy 28:12; Deuteronomy 15:6}

C. Providing no transparency and accountability in how resources are distributed and accounted for.

D. Causing many ministries, and churches to stockpile funds while providing little aid and assistance to the poor, widow, homeless, and those in need in their communities.

E. Creating a spirit of competition in the midst of ministries and churches, in an attempt to outdo each other for social status and prominence.

As I have stated previously, these conditions are due to demonic spirits operating in organized religion, and I am sounding the alarm for the remnant of God to come out of this Babylonian mindset. You may be telling yourself that it is all harmless, innocent, and the way that modern churches and ministries have to operate; but one of the clearest revelations of how destructive this mindset is can be found in: {Revelation 3:14-22}  The Church of Laodicea.

I.   Had not grown in their fervency and passion for Jesus. Vs. 15-16
II.  Had grown to believe in their own self-sufficiency. Vs. 17
III. Had grown to believe in their own self preservation. Vs. 17
IV. Had grown blind to their real spiritual position. Vs. 17
V.  Had grown blind to their spiritual nakedness. Vs. 18
VI. Had been separated from the presence of Jesus. Vs. 20

Jesus instructs this church to be zealous and repent. He also invited them to let Him in, and for them to enter His presence and fellowship with Him as their top priority. Vs. 19-20.  WHAT ABOUT YOU?

With God’s Love and Peace,

     Bro. Jerry Upton

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Family Matters
Single Ladies' Workshop

By Robin Butler

Looking for sound Biblical teaching on being a single lady in this day and age? Are you interested in going into marriage whole and healed? This ministry was birthed out of a desire to see single women whole going into marriage.

What are the goals for the Single Ladies’ Workshop?:
*To encourage the ladies to embrace this season that they are in and allow God to build on their foundation in Him.
*To equip the ladies to build a strong foundation as a single person because any relationship that they encounter is going to either live or die on that foundation.
*To make the ladies aware that allowing God to do the necessary work in them is critical because what they are as single women is what they will take into their marriage. There will be no miracles taking place at the altar.
*To equip them to not only be whole as a single person but to recognize wholeness in a potential mate.

The goal of this ministry is not to equip the ladies to get a husband, but rather to equip them to be able to stay married when their season to marry comes. The teaching is done through Biblical and practical application.

These topics have been addressed so far:
*Building your foundation
*The benefits of being single
*How to know if your are whole as a single person


The next workshop will be held Saturday, January 28th at 3 pm at Honey Rock Victorious Church International.
Church Information

4113 Holston Drive, Knoxville, TN
(865) 541-6111
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Church office hours:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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www.HoneyRockChurch.org

Service Times

 
Sunday services: 8:30 am & 11:00 am

Tuesday evening prayer service:
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Saturday morning Sabbath service: 8:30 am

Please also join us as Apostle Jerry ministers at My Father's House in 
Lenoir City on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 5:00 pm.


New Year's Eve Service!

Saturday, December 31 @ 9 pm at Honey Rock.

Please join us to bring in the New Year with praise, worship and anointed teaching!

Let's lift the name of Yeshua high as He brings us into 2017 with greater faith, favor and blessing for His true children!

Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

**New Year's Eve service

Saturday, December 31, 9 pm
@Honey Rock
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**No Sunday evening service at My Father's House 
in Lenoir City this month.

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**
Compassion Dinner
(every 3rd Saturday of the month)

Saturday, January 21, 1 pm
@Honey Rock


(Please have your food to the church by 12:30 pm.)
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**Single Ladies' Workshop

Saturday, January 28, 3 pm
@ Honey Rock

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Check out the church calendar on our website here.


Women's Ministries 

Do you have a heart for the weary and brokenhearted?

If so, please join us...
for our monthly fellowship with the ladies at KARM every 3rd Thursday at 7 pm, and at the YWCA every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm.

All it takes is a couple of hours a month to serve and minister the love of Christ and His hope to these precious women.

Please see Sisters Robin Butler or Linda Smith if you can volunteer.
Honey Rock Outreach Opportunities

Prison Ministry: 
See Pastor Ron Butler.

Basketball Fellowship:
Jesus in the Gym 
See Youth Pastor Todd Kincaid.

Pizza Outreach Ministries:
See Pastor Todd Kincaid or Sister Susan Davidson

Compassion Dinner: 
3rd Saturday, 12-4 pm
(Now held in our facility at 4113 Holsten Drive)

Van Ministry: 
Please call the church office.

Karm Women's Fellowship: 
3rd Thursday 7 pm; See Sister Robin Butler.

YWCA Women's Fellowship
2nd Wednesday 6:30pm ; See Sister Linda Smith

Children's Ministry:
See Youth Pastor Todd Kincaid.

For other volunteer opportunities: 
See Pastor Ron Butler.
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Our Vision

We are called to:

*Pray without ceasing.

*Train God’s people for the work of the ministry.

*Grow and develop in our passion for truly knowing our Heavenly Father, and release God’s people into the ministry that HE has called them to fulfill.
Need a ride to church?

If you would like to attend Honey Rock Victorious Church but need a ride, please call our Church Office:  541-6111.
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