"This Kind Comes Out Only By Prayer and Fasting.”

Monday, August 27, 2018 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Matthew 17:20-21 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."

These verses are Jesus’ explanation and solution to His disciples following their failure to bring healing to an afflicted boy. Though they were willing, they were unable to help him. The father brought his son to Jesus and said, “So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Jesus healed the boy and made it a teachable moment for His disciples—and for us—when they asked Him why they were unable to help the boy. Jesus plainly stated the problem, “Because of your unbelief.” 

Unbelief is not believing that something can’t be done. The disciples believed in the power of God to heal, because they tried to help the boy become healed. Unbelief is more than not believing, unbelief is lacking sufficient spiritual ability to get something done. Jesus expected that they should have been able to bring God’s healing to the boy. He went on to explain how faith works by saying: “If you have faith as a mustard seed.” He did not talk about faith the SIZE of a mustard seed, He talked about faith AS a mustard seed.

Faith in God is something that must grow and develop...like a muscle. Paul said in 2 Thessalonians 1:3, “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other.” Muscles grow and develop from exercise and good nutrition. Your faith in God grows the same way.

The disciples’ inability to help the boy was an issue of their need to grow and develop. A mustard seed starts small but grows to become a tree. When Jesus said, “This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting,” He did not refer to “this kind” of demon or illness. He referred to “this kind” of faith, which is a GROWING faith that comes from a GROWING relationship with God!

This is where prayer and fasting help us. Prayer connects us to God which causes growth. Fasting disconnects us from the world which is the source of stunted spiritual growth. Seasons of not eating or indulging in some routine activities helps us focus on God and grow in grace. Anything that helps you become more aware of God’s power and grace increases your spiritual abilities, not to mention other aspects of life.

Let your faith operate “as a mustard seed” so that when someone calls on you to do something important and life-changing, you’ll be able to access the grace and power of God to get it done!

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Clear Mind - Clear Path: The Power of a Clean Conscience

Sunday, August 26, 2018 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Latest teaching on Firm Foundation Podcast: "Clear Mind - Clear Path: The Power of a Clean Conscience" 



What Happened to the Watchmen?

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

(Re-published from October 16, 2015 )

There is a very unfortunate report with unedited video. Several prominent ministers prophesied over, and laid hands on, billionaire GOP candidate Donald J. Trump as if he were a sitting elected leader or confirmed nominee for President of the United States.

Given Mr. Trump's documented pattern of vulgarity, misogyny, disrespectful, and narcissistic behavior, one would expect preachers and prophets of God to raise a righteous standard, rather than appear to endorse or commend the thrice-married Trump.

Notwithstanding our present era of brand-oriented, hedonistic and compromising Christianity, we should consider the words of the Prophet Isaiah to his generation, and Holy Scripture to our generation.

"For the leaders of my people--the LORD's watchmen, his shepherds--are blind and ignorant. They are like silent watchdogs that give no warning when danger comes." Isaiah 56:10

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We preachers are called to be "watchmen" who are not subject to the influence of political partisanship, personalities, or eagerness to consort with seemingly powerful people.

The motivation for this commendation of Mr. Trump by laying on of hands is difficult to discern. This was much different than a meeting featuring questions and answers. It's hard to believe that laying on of hands would have been offered to someone who was not a celebrity front-runner (as of this writing) for the Republican party presidential nomination and a billionaire. Will prayer/prophesy sessions be offered to all candidates?

It would be most disturbing if any preacher participated because of having received, or had hope of receiving, money from Mr. Trump. It would be helpful to know the justifications of participating ministers in light of this Scripture text that we hold in high regard:

"Do not be too quick in the laying on of hands and thereby share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure." 1 Tim. 5:22

I believe that in these matters, biblical, kingdom principles must "trump" any commendation or spiritual endorsement of Donald J. Trump. Our necessary election process is carnal and constitutional, not Christ-centered and spiritual. It seems the more Christians align with political candidates and parties, the least spiritual impact and authority they end up possessing. This confluence of worldly politics and religious conviction has produced many unbiblical and spurious beliefs.

Rather than being strong prophetic voices, too many of us preachers have become pawns in the game of partisan politics or promoters of lesser people and their self-serving agendas.

~ Bryan Hudson


"I Press On" (Audio)

Monday, August 13, 2018 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

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In Christ you have the power, grace, and ability to press forward no matter how short or long the path! The best part is this; you don’t have to use your own strength! You will learn about the principles and strategies for pressing forward in God’s grace and power!

On the surface, the phrase “I press” feels like hardship and extreme difficulty on the way somewhere. The level of effort is not the thing to focus on. The thing to focus on is the prize or the goal, which is a higher call in life.

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Philippians 3:13-14 
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” 

Philippians 3:14 Good News Translation (GNT)
"So I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize, which is God's call through Christ Jesus to the life above."


"Peace At The Center" Message by Patricia A. Hudson

Sunday, August 05, 2018 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Message by Patricia A. Hudson, First Lady of New Covenant Church

John 14:27, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Law & Legalism vs. Grace | Study of Romans Chapter 4

Thursday, August 02, 2018 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Law & Legalism vs. Grace | Study of Romans Chapter 4

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This verse by verse study from the Book of Romans Chapter Four highlights one of the most key foundations of our Christian faith: What is the basis of our righteousness, transformation, and acceptance before God?

This teaching is simple in presentation, but profound in its significance to believers in Christ and to anyone who wants understanding. There are a lot of questions today about grace and about what is commonly called "law." The Apostle Paul, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, settles the question of Law v. Grace. You will also learn how law and legalism are different.