Pastor Doris G. Deckard

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Dallas, Texas, United States
Pastor Deckard is a native Texan and lives in Dallas with her family. She preached her first sermon in 2004 and was ordained in 2008. Pastor Deckard has continued to preach and teach at Church of the Solid Rock. She has made her life all about service and participated in many workshops and seminars, from parenting symposiums to diversity conferences along with speaking engagements. Pastor Deckard has traveled locally and internationally, preaching and singing for the Lord. She is a Partnered Ally with the University of North Texas Equality and Diversity Programs and received many awards for her various community-outreach programs and volunteer services. One ministry very close to her heart is Sand Branch. As a Preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Deckard desires to introduce more souls to Christ as she encourages others to focus more on spirituality and their relationship with the Lord. Pastor Deckard founded D. G. Deckard Ministries in 2007, a 501c3 Christian organization. She is also the founder and Pastor of Church the Solid Rock, Dallas TX; a place of worship, acceptance and spiritual growth.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Tell The Truth

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. Ephesians 4:25

Jude Werra documents résumé fraud for a living. His Liar's Index just hit a 5-year high. It includes the dean of a prestigious college who failed to graduate from any of the three institutions where she claimed to have earned degrees. Since 1995, Jude M. Werra, who runs an executive search firm in Brookfield, has been tallying the numbers of résumés he and his associates catch with false or misleading academic credentials.....

Solomon said, "bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel." Proverbs 20:17

Paul warns about people who have lied so well and for so long, they've lost their capacity for truth. 1 Timothy 4:2

Dr. Harold Sala writes: Some people are so good at distorting the truth that they convince themselves… The chronic liar has made lying so much a lifestyle, she/he has a hard time perceiving reality… Not only does God disdain it, but the liar is destroying her/his own credibility... To turn a lifestyle of dishonesty around, you must recognize you have a problem: not an incurable one - but a persistent one; and acknowledge it, even if it means going public.

If you have a problem telling the truth, you must take these four steps:
(1) Repent. If we confess our sins, God will forgive us. 1 John 1:9 With God's forgiveness
comes His help. Hebrews 8:12
(2) Become accountable. Find somebody who's not afraid to ask you tough questions. Remember, the truth usually makes you miserable before it sets you free. James 5:16
(3) Drop the attitude of 'it's okay to lie because God will forgive me.' That cheapens His grace. "Shall we go on sinning...that grace may increase? By no means!" Romans 6:1-2
(4) Keep short accounts with God. When you blow it (and we all do) fess up and make it right with God and the people you've misled. 2 Timothy 3:13; 1 John 1:9

My friends, there's nothing worse than deception!!! 2 Corinthians 11:3

Tell the truth - even if it's uncomfortable. The truth WILL set you FREE!!!! John 8:32

Sharing the Promise,
- Rev

Sunday, August 23, 2009

God Is Getting Ready to Clean House

Habakkuk 2:9-11
Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul. For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it. (KJV)

"Who do you think you are - recklessly grabbing and looting, Living it up, acting like king of the mountain, acting above it all, above trials and troubles? You've engineered the ruin of your own house. In ruining others you've ruined yourself. You've undermined your foundations, rotted out your own soul. The bricks of your house will speak up and accuse you. The woodwork will step forward with evidence. (MSGV)

In the world of relocation, a customer will get back all of some of a "hold back" refund when their home is sold in a 3rd party transaction. In order for this to happen, the home has to be left in "broom-swept clean" condition. If the home is not left in broom-swept clean condition and the "agent" has to clean the house before the next owner moves in, the customer loses some or all of the hold back refund. This is sort of like our souls. If we are not ready to die, God has to get us ready; ready to meet Him and that means we, as Christian Citizens, have to pay for our sins before our "house" is ready to move up in our "new home" called heaven; the Holy Place where God dwells.

Yes, get ready for God to clean house - the body of Christ - the "church" house if you will. God is getting us ready for that Great Day! He's coming back after the church, the church without spots or wrinkles. Yes, God is getting ready to clean up these church houses that claim to know and worship Him publicly but do not follow His commandments: love God first then love your neighbor as you love yourself. The righteous will always prevail over evil! So get your house righteous before God so evil can no longer dwell and continue to do damage. We as Christian Citizens have to take this violence by FORCE!!!

Matthew 12: 43-45 (KJV)
But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and findeth it not. Then he saith, I will return into my house whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation.

It's time for the church house to live up to the Word and not the world. Refuse to embrace what's sinfully comfortable. Discontinue to allow wrong to dwell in the church house; the temple. Stop looking the other way and expose the evilness taking place. Stop "putting on" as my mother would say, acting the part of living holy and walking humbly before God and humankind. Stop the picture show of mimicked worship. Cease the fake "holy dance" some display as David's dance, when He danced out of his clothes. The "tongues" we call communicating with God in "the spirit" and when there's no interpreter present...Yes, God is getting ready to cleaning house today.

The Word is coming back down so get His "house" ready to move up; get His house in broom-swept clean condition; preparing those of us, whom belong to the Body of Christ, to meet Him face-to-face.

Isaiah 38:1 - In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover."

If Christ comes back after your "house" today, will you be ready?

Will your house be in broom-swept clean condition?

Revelations 19:5-9
Then a voice came from the throne, saying: "Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great!" Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride (the church) has made herself ready. Fine linen (righteous acts of the saints), bright and clean, was given her to wear." Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'" And he added, "These are the true words of God."

1 Peter 1:18-23
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers (and sisters), love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

Born again? Re-dedicate your life to Christ! Get your "house" in broom-swept clean or the Devil will keep your refund (your soul). God bless and keep you!

Sharing the Promise,
- Rev

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