Mission

Emerald Promise is here to follow Jesus’ will, His passion, and His instructions to go into all the world and make disciples baptising them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Making disciples starts with us. So while we reach out over seas we want to disciple right here right now in 5 main ways.

# 1

Relationship with God…

How important is your relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Ghost? 

Deeply essential.

“Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”-John 4:13-14

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”-John 11:25

He is the life, and His life is in us as Christians. Unbelievers are walking dead, while Christians have newness of life and are supposed to be the salt and light of the world. Sadly most Christians don’t walk in the fullness of life Jesus paid for us to have.

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I have come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” -John 10:10

Many Christians act like the world and live like the walking dead themselves. A Christian that claims Jesus as their Lord but has no relationship with our King is like someone that’s making it to heaven but, in the meantime, is slowly bleeding to death.

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” -2 Peter 1:3

The Lord has provided everything through Jesus Christ. 

 

Psalm 27

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

# two

Family

God created the family. It’s His handiwork and should be respected, protected, and cherished as a gift from God. 

Cancel culture is trying its best to destroy the family as we know it. Americans don’t know a girl from a boy; our children are being brainwashed to believe killing babies is fine and self-defense is stupid. Women are forced into a financial position where they have to work and leave their children at home with someone that doesn’t love them the way only a mother can; then, she struggles to keep up with paying for childcare.

We need to stop running on the hamster wheel or running circles, putting out fires with no time to give anything a second thought.

We need to hit our knees and cry out to God, “my way sucks! Lord, how do you do this life thing? How do you raise God-fearing children? How do I save my marriage? How can I have more time for family? How do I teach my children your ways? How can I live a balanced life?

Then listen.

Really listen.

He will bring you answers if you are in a position of humility.

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“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” 

-Proverbs 18:24 NIV

# three

Friends

Friends are an influential part of our lives, and choosing your friends wisely is important. 

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” 

― Benjamin Franklin

We were created for relationships, so whether extrovert or introvert, you need people in your life. We should be friendly and loving to all, but that doesn’t mean you spend lots of time with just anyone.

“Do not be misled; bad companionships corrupt good morals.” -1 Corinthians 15:33

We tend to look around us and judge ourselves by those around us. “Well, I’m not so bad as Lilith, so I must be okay. This is not right, as Paul states in Corinthians. 

“For we dare not make ourselves of the number or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”

The people we surround ourselves with can impact our conduct, mindsets, and results. Who you have in your sphere and what they influence you to say, think, and do- starts you down a path in life you may or may not want to go down.

In the words of motivational speaker Jim Rohn:

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

   If you are around people who don’t know what opportunity is, you won’t see it when it’s in front of you. You need to surround yourself with people who are better than you. People who know more have better skills and are either where you want to be or are heading there. Find the people that have what you want ( happy marriage, God-fearing children, financially abundant, in shape) and do what they do. Don’t just look at one area. Make sure they are living the life you want. If they are sacrificing their family for money, they are miserable and will only show you the way into depression.

   You do not have to be a product of your environment. Your environment will press you into a mold, and the environment will choose the mold UNLESS; you select the mold first. You can choose who you will be because God gave us the gift of free will, but just because we can choose the right thing doesn’t mean we will. And our own choices, ie. Hanging out with the wrong crowd can be us allowing the world to mold you instead of leaving the world behind to follow Christ.

   The people you spend the most time with will shape you, which is also valid when you spend time with God. He shapes you into the image of Jesus Christ. We are made in His image. This is why it’s important to spend time with your children because you want to be the one to shape them and take care with whom you let educate them day in and day out. These people determine what conversations dominate your attention. Ultimately, you start to think as they think and behave like them.

As Darren Hardy writes in The Compound Effect:

“According to research by social psychologist Dr. David McClelland of Harvard, [the people you habitually associate with] determine as much as 95 percent of your success or failure in life.”

That’s massive.

And it has significant consequences.

The assignment you are called to may be bigger than the atmosphere you find yourself. In those cases, you must get out of that environment to fulfill that dream. But don’t do it on your own let the Lord guide you to where you need to be. He knows what you need and who to be around to fulfill your calling. Let Him guide you and trust Him with the people around you. Allow Him to choose your friends. Also, note that some friendships are only for a season, but there is one who never leaves you, and you will never regret spending time with Him.

# four

Physical and Mental Health

Without these two components, life can be a drag or a nightmare. God has called you to be in joy at all times.

“Rejoice always,” -1 Thessalonians 5:16

To be at peace,

 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” -John 14:27

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” -Colossians 3:15

We are to be the salt and light of the world. 

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under the foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:13-16

Fear doesn’t stand a chance when we stand in His love.

Listen to this…

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” -Galatians 5:22-23

I know. You’ve hear it, but all of these are inside of us at all times and the one that we don’t like to hear “longsuffering or patience,” is a supernatural blessing in and of its self that keeps us in peace. Look everyone wants a life that’s problem free but you know you’re not going to get it, but we don’t have to let the problems effect our mental or emotional state. longsuffering doesn’t mean what it sounds like. Let’s look at the definitions…

Longsuffering

LONG’SUF’FERING, adjective Bearing injuries or provocation for a long time; patient; not easily provoked.

Patience

PATIENCE, noun pa’shens. [Latin patientia, from patior, to suffer.]

  1. The suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness. patience may spring from constitutional fortitude, from a kind of heroic pride, or from christian submission to the divine will.
  2. A calm temper which bears evils without murmuring or discontent.

God has given us the ability to go through afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, etc., with a calm, unruffled temper: endurance without murmuring or fretfulness. 

There is so much to this. 

We can live in a world burning to the ground with joy and peace, but we have to renew our minds to the Word of God, meditate on His word day and night and make our relationship with Him our number one.

 

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

# five

Finances

We aren’t supposed to be poor, but if you believe you are supposed to be poor, you will be, and poor isn’t fun. There are a lot of preachers that have abused the health wealth preaching, but the truth is God wants you rich. 

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” -Proverbs 13:22

God doesn’t intend for His children to be poor. That depicts Him as a negligent Father, and He is far from that.

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him…” -2 Chronicles 16:9

There is the world’s economy that even most Christians work in. But when Jesus died on the cross, He ushered in His Kingdom through His people. The ones who believe on Him and call on His name. We have a new economy, the Kingdom’s economy and this Kingdom works by a different set of rules than the world’s economy. 

 

You have heard it said that life isn’t fair and my friend, this is very true. We have an unfair advantage over the world. It’s not even on the same playing field. We win by default. You mustn’t be trying to make it in the world’s economy because you will not get ahead. Trust God’s way. Apply yourself to studying how His Kingdom works, and you will see supernatural results.

 

Matthew 6:25-34

“Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[g] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 

“Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.