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By Mavis M. duCille

Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:17-32

Ephesians 4 seems to be a chapter we should read every day, because it tells us about the Church and our position in the Body of Christ. Let us read from this chapter, starting with Verse 17 and going down to the end of it:

“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:” (Now, not the blindness of their eyes, but the blindness of their heart.) “Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;” (Now, here is our qualification: “Putting off the former conversation, because they were born of deceitful lusts.”)And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

He is speaking to us as the Church. It is to the “called out” ones! It is where we are supposed to be! It is what we are supposed to be exercised in! It is what we are supposed to be walking in, day after day!

“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”

This is not giving license to anger. I don’t know, I have often thought of it—how can a person be angry and not sin? Because anger is a fruit of the flesh! Anyway, it says, “be ye angry and sin not….” Do not give way to the spirit of anger that comes upon you, but rather rebuke it.

“Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let ALL bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

“Forgive us our sins [trespasses] as we forgive those who sin [trespass] against us.” (Luke 11:4)

I saw a vision one time in a meeting of two people standing – one on one side of a room and another on the other side. And there was something between them for which they could not come together. I knew that it was a situation that existed among us. Therefore if there is one person in the building, or in the group, or among your family, that you cannot freely from your heart greet and meet with that feeling of love and oneness, make it right! Make it right! Because unless it is made right, it says in the Word that there is blindness in your heart.

Keep the channels clear. Husbands and wives, keep the channels clear. If you do not keep the channels clear, your whole family suffers. Your whole life is in trouble. Keep the channels clear that God might bless you, your family, and the Church!

Whatever happens at home, the Church is affected by it; and that is why God gives certain qualifications for elders in the Word. I believe the elders should read the qualifications in their home—constantly—that they might be reminded of the responsibility they have before the Lord and not just come to church and be called an elder. It is a great responsibility. There is a great responsibility as a husband and a father, and unless there is that freedom and oneness and truthfulness one to another, then your light is dulled and your life is no longer a shining star that will give light and life.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2000)

Thought for today: Let us keep our channels clear and let there be freedom and oneness and truthfulness one to another so that our lives may be a shining star that gives light and life.

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By Mavis M. duCille

Scripture reading: Judges 7:1-7

We must lay hold of the inheritance and the possessions that God has made available to us! Without fear! Because, if you remember, there were certain things which disqualified some when Gideon was leading the army into victory, and God began to sift out of the many who were with him at the first. He said, “Those that are afraid….” Those who were afraid were the first ones to be sifted out, “…And those who have their hearts and minds on business at home.” Because you cannot serve two masters—you have to be sold out!

The final test was given to those who lapped the water, and God is now doing a sifting and eventually, by a simple process – by breaking the vessel that the light might shine forth. It confused the enemy, threw them off guard, and gave the people of God the victory! Praise God!

God is now saying, “If you are afraid, then you do not qualify for this final battle. If you have your mind on something else, you do not qualify; and if you are not submissive to the Spirit of God, totally and completely, you do not qualify!”

God is doing a sifting, and we must be ready. We must be watchful. We must be diligent, so that we can be numbered among those who God is choosing at this hour for the final victory. Praise God!

There is a little song which says:

“Enter into Canaan. Possess your possession, and I will go before you, saith the Lord.

The city walls are high! But you shall see them crumble.

The giants may be tall, but you shall see them stumble.

Enter into Canaan. Possess your possession, and I will go before you, saith the Lord.”

So let us remember that we must keep our inheritance and our possession continually before our eyes.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2000)

Thought for today: Let us be watchful and diligent so that we can qualify to be chosen by God for the final victory.

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By Mavis M. duCille

Scripture reading: Jude 1:3

The Lord has been speaking much to us about “inheritance” and “possession.” We are not just bought by the blood of Jesus to escape hell. I remember one girl saying to me, “If I can just make it with one foot into heaven, I will be satisfied.” I pitied her condition because she did not realize the purpose for which Jesus came—the purpose for which she was saved and delivered from the wretched condition of the world—or she would never had said that. She would say, “I will run with all my might! I will make distance between me and the thing and this that I have seen.” But I praise God, and I hope that wherever she is now, she is saying something different.

God has been speaking to us much about “inheritance” and “possession.” Esau did not care very much about his inheritance—he sold it so lightly. God, however, is saying to us now that we have received an inheritance that is incorruptible, and the Word says we should “…earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3). This tells us that from that time, the faith had been under attack. The Christians were under attack; the enemy had moved in and had begun to rob them of that faith that was delivered to the saints. I think we are at the same point at this time, when we have to contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints. There are so many voices, there are so many things floating around, that many times I see people confused; but the confusion comes because of lack of letting your roots deep down into Christ. We cannot abide as shallow Christians; we have to sink our roots deep down into Christ, so that we can stand, and that we can have the fortitude against the storm, and the tempest, and the temptations from day to day that attack our soul!

Our inheritance is in Christ Jesus, and we have to lay hold of it. We have to make sure of our inheritance that we do not sell it as Esau did, but that we HOLD FAST to that which has been ministered to us and given to us by the Spirit, that we be not robbed. There are enticements, the things that come to rob us—because the Word says (in Ephesians 6:12) that, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” That means that there are things that are more powerful and greater than we are able to handle by ourselves, and it would be impossible to manage unless we lay hold of faith and hold fast to Christ, and by the anointing of the Spirit overcome the temptations and the different things.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2000)

Thought for today: Let us lay hold of our inheritance in Christ Jesus and let us hold fast to that which has been given to us by the Spirit that we be not robbed.

Feeding the Soul

This message entitled “Feeding the Soul“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille in 1973.

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By Mavis M. duCille

Scripture reading: Psalm 145

Dear ones, we take the every-day things and the every-day blessings of God for granted so much. We take for granted our abilities to go and come, and to do and not to do. We rejoice in that type of freedom that we have, and never really think about the blessings that we enjoy, how they come about. We never really think about the covering and the protection that God gives to us; the very breath that we breathe.

I remember, after I was attacked by malaria and after recovering from it, I made it to the meeting for the first time and I found that I could not sing! I tried, and I could not sing! And it really touched me, and I said, “God, this is a privilege that You have given to glorify Your name. Don’t let me be robbed of this!” I just held on to faith, and sang! And my voice became stronger and stronger and stronger and stronger. I tell you, every time now that I open my mouth to sing, I praise God! I praise Him for the privilege. I praise Him for the deliverance. I praise Him for the blessing of each day. Do not ever forget that. When you get up in the morning, do not say, “Oh God! Another morning.” Say, “Thank God for today!” “Thank You, God, for today. I have come to do Your will!” Praise God! We are not our own; we are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in this temple.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2000)

Thought for today: Let us thank God for every morning He gives us and praise Him for the blessing of each day.