“Wait! Wait! I can’t see! Move all of this stuff out of my face.” I
need to see my Father’s face. Have you ever had the feeling that you
can’t see the forest because there were too many trees in the way?
God is good to us. He is good every day. He watches over us. He
protects us — and He blesses us. So much so that sometimes, we let
our blessings get in the way. We’ll get so hung up on the blessings
that our focus shifts from the Lord and on to “The Stuff.” Pastor
Victor S. Brice reminds us to be careful and not let The Stuff get in
the way of praising and acknowledging the Lord. We can’t let
blessings pull us away from growing our relationship with God for He
is the One that blesses us. As we are being blessed, we mustn’t
distance ourselves from the Lord. When you get blessed with a new
car, don’t stop going to church and bible study so you can ride around
in your new car. When you get blessed with that beautiful new home,
don’t sit home on Sunday mornings “enjoying” your new home instead of
going to worship and praise God. When you are blessed to have free
time, volunteer at your church. Give some of that time to serve Him.
When God blesses you with a new job or a raise in pay, be sure to be a
good steward of that blessing and for certain please don’t be a robber
of God – pay your tithes or adjust them according to your new pay
scale. Stand firm and stay focused on the Lord, dear hearts.
Increase your praise to God. Continue to give thanks in all things.
Continue to learn the Word of God and apply it to your life. This is
how you maximize your blessings. As long as you continue to sincerely
seek the Lord and stay focused on Him, the Lord will continue to bless
you – and bless you even more abundantly – because you have shown Him
that you can handle it. Key word: Sincerely. Don’t just go through
Let us not get distracted by our blessings – The Stuff — move the
trees out of the way. Our true reward is not here on earth.
The presence of the Holy Spirit was definitely in the Temple today.
We had an awesome praying service today as the Spirit moved Pastor
Brice around the sanctuary to pray for and with several individuals.
Let the Church Say Amen. The Holy Spirit led three souls to the altar
for prayer and one soul was led to surrender their life to Him,
Withholding Nothing. If you’re in the Pittsburg, CA area, I encourage
you to join us on Sunday mornings. For those that are not in the
area, I invite you to join us on our Live Stream broadcast.
Blog Written By: Delores Walker
Submitted/Posted By: Rev. Samuel S. Brice – Assistant to the Pastor
Ain’t no party like A Temple Party, ‘cause a Temple Party don’t stop! Hallelujah! We had a Holy Ghost filled party today at the Temple in honor and in celebration of The One we will love forever because we know He’s Able. Jesus. He’s able to pull us through every obstacle we face. Thank you Jesus! The praise team led the congregation in a high-spirited worship and praise service. The Holy Spirit swept through the Temple like a roaring fire. We had a high time in the Lord. The Youth Praise dancers performed a powerful interpretation dance letting us all know that they will not give in to the world’s temptations. It was thoroughly moving and had us all rapt and on our feet.
Pastor Victor S. Brice brought forth God’s word with in his continuing series – What is your purpose in Life? Do you know? Our first purpose is to be one with the Father – be on the same page with the Lord – to be in the correct position with the Lord. We are to align ourselves in the proper position with the Lord and be sanctified – separated from the world. Our purpose is not to seek material things nor social status. Our second purpose is to mimic the Master. Our purpose is to be useful, be honorable and to make a difference in the lives of those that God has given us. We are to spell out the details of God and His salvation to those we come into contact with. And we become equipped to do that by seeking God, by getting to know Him personally and intimately by the hearing of His Word and through instruction and teaching from our under-shepherd – our Pastor. That is why it is imperative that we regularly attend church and bible class.
Who did God give you? He gave you your parents, your siblings, your children, your aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He has also given you souls that cross your path- be they co-workers or strangers. How do we be useful? How do we make a difference to those that are given to us by God? Dear hearts, we are to let our light shine. Our light shines by how we live. It shines in the way we, as Christians, present ourselves daily. It shines in our speech – by what comes out of our mouths. How are you living? How do you speak? What is your conversation about? Is it all about God’s salvation or is it all about worldly things? If we are sanctified, our position is in Christ – not the world.
Does the world know who you are? Does your speech reflect your claim of being a Christian? Does your actions reflect Christianity? Does what you hold dear reflect Christianity? Are you pointing “your people” to Christ with your life and by your conversation? Can anyone even tell that you are a Christian? Do “your people” know you are a Christian by what you show them and by what you talk about? Are you fulfilling your purpose? Who do you belong to, Jesus? What are you, a Christian – a saint? Can people tell? Are you a saint or an ain’t?
Let us fulfill our purpose. Let us keep our lights on full blast always! Let your light shine so brightly that “your people” cannot help but to be drawn to Christ, with your light leading the way! Glory be to God!!!
The Holy Spirit led a multitude of saints to stand at the altar in the gap for “their people” that haven’t come to Christ. Pastor prayed for strength and power to assist them in their purpose. God Reigns! If you are in the Pittsburg area, we welcome you to join us on Sunday mornings. If you are not in the area, we invite you to join us on our livestream.
Blog Written By: Sis.Delores Walker
Approved and Posted By: Rev. Samuel S. Brice
On the Sunday before the world celebrates the birth of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, the Solomon Temple family worshipped, adored and
showed appreciation and thanks for God’s gift to mankind – His only
begotten son, Jesus. The Spirit of the Lord was definitely with us
today at The Temple. The praise team led us in song with Jesus, Glory
to the New Born King and I Call You Holy. Yes, Jesus is holy. He
came to bear our sins, save our souls and give us eternal life. How
comforting it is to know that we can rest in Him and He will bring
peace to our lives if we open up our hearts and let Him in. Solomon
Temple’s Men’s Choir continued in the spirit of the Christmas holiday
and gave an outstanding rendition of Silent Night / Merry Christmas.
When I tell you it was recording studio ready – you better believe
it!!!!! The Little Angels of Praise ministered to us with a dance and
reminds us to Let Go and Let God Have His Way!!! The Little Angeles
brought everyone to their feet with their beautiful and inspiring
dance of praise! Pastor Victor S. Brice encourages us and shows us in
the Bible that we are to lift our voices, clap our hands and make a
joyous noise upon hearing and knowing of the Birth of our Savior.
Glory to God in the Highest!!! The saints at Solomon Temple did just
that. We had a shouting good time in honor of The New Born King. Oh!
Oh! Oh! Christ the Savior is Born. Hallelujah! Pastor teaches us
and reminds us to be careful with the commercialization of Christmas.
Don’t get caught up in the hype. Pastor Brice shows us in the Bible
and teaches that there was a lot of movement going on in the days
leading up to the birth of Christ. So much so, that there was no room
in any of the inns. Baby Jesus was born in a manger – off on the
fringes of society.
Dear hearts, let’s not push Jesus in the fringes of this season for
Jesus IS the reason for the season. Let us be careful and not let the
movement of OUR times – the crowded malls, the crowded freeways, the
spending of money – allow us to miss the message of Christmas – Jesus’
Birth – God’s gift to us all. His birth brings with it the promise of
eternal life. Jesus brings joy and peace to a sin sick world.
Christmas isn’t about exchanging gifts, but receiving the gift of
Christ. Through the Holy Spirit, Pastor Victor S. Brice delivered a
portion of peace to many saints at the Temple today. What an awesome
sight to behold!!!! The Holy Spirit directed Pastor to several
unsuspecting families and individuals and gifted them with cash gifts
in various amounts. It brought many of them to tears. You could see
peace and relief wash over them. What a powerful service of giving!
A rarity at most churches, but the norm at The Temple. There is peace
in giving. The sweet Holy Spirit was with us throughout the service
and touched 4 saints to seek the peace of having Christ as their Lord.
I love it when the Spirit adds new souls to the Kingdom. Glory to God
in the Highest!!! May God continue to bless you throughout this
Blog Written By: Delores Walker
Submitted/Posted By: Rev. Samuel S. Brice – Assistant to the Pastor
Today at the Temple – Sunday, December 7, 2014 Have you ever been in a relationship that is so intense that you don’t want to focus on any other? You know the one. The relationship you’re in that you don’t want to be disturbed when you’re with that person? You don’t want any interruptions when you’re with the love of your life. You’re faithful to them and you want to do everything they ask of you. You want to please them at all costs. They’re on your mind when you wake up. They’re on your mind when you go to sleep. They bring happiness to your life and you want to share how happy you are. You tell everyone that will listen just how great that person is, what they’ve done for you and how much they bring to your life. Well, I know a man like that. His name is Jesus. I have several dates a week with Him. He makes me want to shout to the mountaintop and tell everyone all about Him. In fact, that is His instruction to all us. That is our purpose. Pastor Victor S. Brice reminds us and shows us in the Bible, that our purpose for being in the Assembly of God is to come and see Jesus and to be disciples for Christ — Get instruction, guidance and to go out and tell others the Good News of His death, burial, resurrection – and the promise of His return. Jesus loves us so much that even though He’s with the Father,He left a Comforter – The Holy Spirit until His return. As the Praise Team sang, Jesus Promised, He’ll Take Care of Me – and He hasn’t failed me yet. How can I NOT go Run Tell That! Do your co-workers know you’re a Believer? Does your extended family? Dear hearts, if you don’t know Him, I can’t encourage you enough to get to know God. Get close to Him and develop a meaningful relationship with Him. I can guarantee that you will feel exactly the same way! It will come very easily when you know that you know that you KNOW that Jesus is Real. He lives — and because He lives, you can face your tomorrows. You can face anything and anyone because the Bible tells us that “no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” Hallelujah! How awesome is that? Don’t you want to be a part of that? Don’t you want to tell others? Let’s become more obedient and get in the habit of telling people “Come See a Man. Come see and meet a man named Jesus! Yes!!! Tell it. Tell of His Goodness. Tell of His Might. Tell of His Mercy. Tell them about having eternal life with Jesus. Tell it everywhere you go! It is our Kingdom Assignment. During my favorite time of service, the Holy Spirit did it again! Four new souls were added to the Kingdom and one soul came for prayer. If you’re in the Pittsburg, CA area I encourage you to join us on Sunday mornings. We always have a Spirit filled time. For those that are not in the area, I invite you to join us on our livestream.
God bless you,
Blog created by: Sister Delores Walker
Submitted by: Rev. Samuel Brice
Solomon Temple Rocks! Even when our pastor is away, we are still fed The True Word and have a Holy Ghost filled time. We give it up to the Master because as the Praise Team sung we know Everything We Have Belongs to Him and no matter what we go through, we realize that it is God that Brought us Through. He’ll Never Walk Out on Us. He’s the only one that holds everything in His hands. We had such a great time today at the Temple. In Pastor Victor S. Brice’s absence, The Temple’s own Minister Geneva Ashley brought forth The Word in an eye opening and thought provoking sermon. I loved how she reminded us how amazing God is and how we need to mind our own business and stay out of God’s business.
Stop trying to tell Him what to do. Minister Ashley shows in the Bible that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and will be the same tomorrow. He is the same miracle worker of yesterday. Nothing; not even your circumstances can change that. Nothing can diminish His power. I take comfort in knowing this because it lets me know that during my darkest days and most trying times – when I’m in the valley – I can count on the Master to bring me out. He’s proven himself time and time again just how great He is and just how much He cares about us. He’s proven to us over and over that He does not need us to tell Him what to do. He’s Got Us!!! God has had your back in even your yesterday! Amazing! He is with us always and will never leave us. There will be rough times. There will be times when things seem unfair, but trust and believe dear hearts – that God is doing a work while you’re in that valley. Stay prayerful. Stand firm. He is reconstructing and developing a new you! He’s knocking things away, adding things and working it out for your good.
We say He is the head of our life so let’s not put Him away when we’re in the Valley. When we’re “going through” let’s ask ourselves Is He still ________? Fill in the blank. Is He still your Provider? Your Comforter? Your Healer? Your Deliverer? Your Master? Your Everything? Stay with Him – even in the Valley — because He is staying with you. He will never leave you. Never. Keep the Faith saints. Nearly 20 people proclaimed that they Wanna Be Where He is when the Spirit moved them to step forward for prayer, healing and reaffirming their commitment to the Lord. If you’re in the Pittsburg area, please come join us on Sunday mornings and I encourage those that are not to join us on our live-stream.
God Bless You.
Blog: Written by Sister Delores Walker
Posted: Rev. Samuel S. Brice
Turn up! Turn up! The Spirit Turned Up and Showed out again! I can’t even begin to tell you how much of a good time we have at Solomon Temple. We have such a good time because we know that God is Good. Isn’t He? His presence was high at the Temple this Sunday as the saints praised Him in prayer, song and dance. Our souls poured out and Blessed the Lord. We are Grateful to Him every day and especially during this Thanksgiving Holiday Season. As Pastor Victor S. Brice continues to teach about the importance of having a relationship with God, we must learn how to be obedient to Him. Listen to the voice of God and to trust what He is doing in our lives. Some of us are bodacious enough to protest God.
What say you? Complaining about your station and situation are acts of protest against God. Don’t’ complain. Be grateful. Be thankful. Pray for growth and increase instead of complaining. We should also remember that we are in a two-sided relationship. We have needs, but have you stopped to think that God has needs? What?? Yes. Dear hearts — in order for this relationship to grow, God needs us to stay in His will by giving thanks in all things. God needs us to be obedient to His Word.
Good needs us to acknowledge Him during the good and bad times. If things are upside down in your life Throw them hands up! Throw them hands up! Lift your voice and praise Him because our Father will hear you and will surely Turn Up for you! Be thankful in all things and acknowledge the Lord. It is the will of God concerning you. The sweet Holy Spirit moved several saints to acknowledge His power with their prayer requests — acknowledging that when one or two are gathered in His name, He will be in the midst. Hallelujah! Glory to God.
If you’re in the Pittsburg, CA area, I encourage you to join us on Sunday mornings. Come taste and see that the Lord is Good. Your spirit will be fed.
Blog Written By: Sis. Delores Walker
Posted By: Rev. Samuel S. Brice – Assistant to the Pastor
What a time! What a Time! What a Time! If you weren’t there you missed it! The Spirit was High Today at the Temple. The saints Came to Lift Him Up in Prayer, Song, and Dance!!! The Praise Team, The Men’s Choir and The Praise Dancers did just that in glorious fashion. Because as Pastor Brice sang, Jesus is Real. Can’t you feel Him? My soul is still full! I can feel Him in my heart. I can feel Him in my soul. Jesus is definitely real. That is why it is so important for us to get into a relationship with God and most importantly, to grow that relationship. As Pastor Brice continues to teach us, the only way to grow your relationship with God is to not only hear The Word, but to learn it. Really learn it. The Bible teaches us that The Word of God is profitable – that which is of value — that which will return a gain. The Word of God gives us wisdom. It tells us what is right, what is wrong, how to get right and how to stay right. It is the very reason the enemy does EVERYTHING he can to take our focus off of The Word. Like Pastor Brice reminds us, Satan will use his many devices to distract us, tempt us, deceive us, and separate us from the Word of God. Dear hearts, knowledge is power. The Word of God gives us wisdom to recognize the enemy. It gives us the power to stand against the wiles of enemy. Learn it and hide it in your heart. Don’t let Satan steal your power!!! Let’s pay attention to his covert operations and attempts to take our focus off of The Word. Let’s build our relationship with God. It’s always amazing and joyous to see the Holy Spirit move with His gentle, yet powerful might. Several saints gave their life to Christ Today at the Temple. Hallelujah! If you haven’t already done so, give your life to Christ. Nothing is better than falling in love with Jesus. It is the best relationship you’ll ever have. If you’re in the Pittsburg, CA area, I encourage you to join us on Sunday mornings.
Peace be unto you,
Blog written by Sis. Delores Walker
Posted by Rev. Samuel Brice – Assistant to the Pastor
As this year is about to end and as we prepare to start a New Year take a look at your self and say these words ,I am going to leave the broken Irreversible past in the Hands of God and Now I am going to step into the Invincible Future with God. Its time to walk into the Season God has planned for you.
‘ITS TIME TO MOVE’
How do we move from dabbling in crazy and allowing the enemy to take us down a path of darkness, destruction and despair to moving in a direction where peace, power, an prosperity abide, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. ~ Jeremiah 29:11.
Joshua spoke to the Israelites and told them about the great things God had done for this people and for their fathers before them. He exhorted them to fear and serve the Lord alone, an to put away their idol gods, in gratitude for what God had done for them. Joshua Presents them with a choice, “choose ye whom youy will serve.” Like the Israelites, we are faced with making the choice of choosing the things of this world or setting our sights on things that please and honor God. We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude and actions we will embrace for that day.
Apostle Paul says, “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not that I do,” then the question is, how do we avoid the ” Bait of Satan” and begin to make better choices for our life?
“When our relationship with Christ becomes the priority in our life and not our fleshly desires; Chirst renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices. When we make the decision to submit and surrender ourselves, our families, career, finances, possessions, needs, skills and abilities to Him who loved us so much that He shed His blood for us; He renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”~ Proverbs 3:5-6.
When we really commit to becoming the “salt of the earth, the light of the world and a city on a hill that cannot be hidden,” to reveal and point others to Christ so his kingdom will increase, He renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices. When we express our deepest desire for the Lord Jesus by doing His will, His way, and obey Him completely; He renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices, which will ultimately yield~peace, power, and prosperity.
Thank you for reading my blog this week, and please respond with you thoughts/comments.
Rev. Samuel S. Brice
Joshua brought the Israelites together and the Lord renewed His covenant with them. Joshua told the Israelites to fear the Lord and serve Him alone. Joshua told them to put away their Idols gods that they were worshiping. Joshua gave them a choice that if they would turn from God and worship other gods, God would abandon them and destroy them even though God had been good to them. Joshua took time to challenge the people of Israel on there commitment to God. Todays question for each one of us is what is our commitment to God?