Greater Faith Deliverance Ministries, Inc
Building Upon the Sure Foundation of Holiness
Quotes


"If God's love is unconditional, why does our version of it always seem to have so many strings attached?"

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Well I'm praying for a revival of holiness. At some point, the lustre of the commercial will fade. Divine intitiative can inspire dissatisfaction with the superficial and birth a desire for authentic transformational experience (both inwardly and outwardly). I believe that already there are people looking for such (even in the younger generations)."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"We must be cognizant that as we approach any text we bring with us both our cultural context (and its inherent benefits and handicaps) in addition to our own individual perspectives (as shaped by our unique experiences). Honesty in this regard (i.e., acknowledgement and disclosure of the limitations of vantage point/ field of vision) is essential to meaningful dialogue with anyone outside of ourselves."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"When we see negativity in others, we should pause to ensure that the glass through which we peer is in fact a window and not a mirror."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"The anointing enables one to preach "to" and not merely "at". Further, it empowers one to challenge conventional wisdom or status quo assumptions."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Loneliness and rejection often lie at the root of spiritual vices known by other names. True and authentic ministry requires looking beyond the obvious (i.e., discernment) toward a cure – not the mere alleviation of symptoms. Superficial ministry never benefits the seeker (the problem is not addressed); even if it does give the minister a temporary sense of accomplishment and those around a sense of ease."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Public ministry is an overflow from a lifestyle of personal and private devotion. One simply cannot give what one does not possess."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"You cannot demand your circumstances (natural or spiritual) to respect an Order to which you yourself will not submit. Order works from the inside out. Submission is the path to authority. When we are in proper alignment, it is then that we may legitimately decree that everything else fall into place – not before."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Rebekah (the church) must stop telling her sons (the next generation) that masquerading (to manifest an external facade that does not reflect inward reality/truth; to present false appearance) is the only path to blessing and acceptance. And Jacob must learn that he will never come into his own (nor have peace with his brethren) until he is honest with himself and his GOD."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"The old cliche was that "curiosity killed the cat". It bears repeating that all things that arouse our attention are not worthy of investigation."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"I still believe in a sin called "worldliness". The spiritual dynamics are such that there can be no neutral ground: the choice is between good and evil. Choose holiness!"

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"That humaninty has an inherent sin nature (i.e., tendency and bent toward sin) does not legitimize or justify the unrestrained expression of the same. God calls all men everywhere to change/repent."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Thank you LORD for protecting me from "successes" that I had not yet developed the maturity to handle."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Just as surely as there is black and white, I find that that there are varied shades of gray that we conveniently and forcefully categorize in to the aforementioned to foster the preservation of our preconceived notions and ideologies."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Am convinced that I am never in greater need of the grace of God than during those times I esteem myself to be strong."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"It's alright to praise Him for what you've been given; but today I praise Him for what I've been through!"

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"It is within the remit of leadership to distinguish complacency from the guise of contentment, to stretch us beyond comfort, and to lead us into places that we would not and/or could not have gone without their insistence/persistence."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"The past is a reference point; not a destination. It is difficult to drive forward with only a rear-view perspective."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Love brings freedom (as opposed to bondage) and security (as opposed to fear)."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Friendship was never intended to be a default or "catch-all" category. Its authenticity must be validated. (See Proverbs 18:24 KJV, NASB)"

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Spiritual activity/busy-ness must never take precedence over (or serve as a substitute for) spiritual relationship. (Matthew 7:22)"

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"The burden for souls/kingdom advancement finds legitimate origin through the intimate connection of prayer; not the fleeting lust of prideful ambition."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

"Adequate preparation on our part does not hinge upon the performance of righteous deeds or empty works (e.g., morality). Rather, those that trust in the finished work of Christ upon the cross are declared righteous (Romans 5:1) by faith. ...Repentance and baptism (i.e., the baptism of repentance) are acts of faith (Acts 2:38) in response to the gospel message (that Christ came to save the unrighteous through belief/trust and restore their relationship to GOD); and the Holy Ghost is the fulfillment of God’s promise to the believer."

Elder William A. Blagmon, Sr. (MA)

 

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