About Apostle Alvin Payne

Apostle Alvin Payne is a Man of God ,full of faith and power, looking for the Church of God to mature in the things of God. Through sound Biblical teaching and preaching, releasing God's Word to "Raise up the Foundations of many Generations" Isaiah 58:12. Apostle Payne has been pastoring since 2002 with his wife Opal. They have six children through there marriage. Apostle Alvin Payne has also been traveling into various churches in the south jersey region helping to encourage ,support and strengthening the body of Christ.

What Tribe are you from?

Have you ever been someplace and you felt out of place? like to don’t fit in? like you don’t know any body? that happens a lot in our churches/ body of Christ and it is something that we can not ignore anymore. recently I was speaking to someone in the church a minister of the Lord and they shared with me how often they have visited churches and when the thought they would be welcomed and received they were not and not that it is a bad thing because Jesus said we will be rejected. but the thing that the Lord began to teach me when I experienced this very thing was that the Lord showed me that often when i go to a church or ministry and i find myself teaching or instructing others in the way , i have recognized that that is not my tribe. When i find myself working and laboring then i realize that that’s not my tribe. what do i mean??? this how the Lord taught me. Growing up in the church i was in a WORD Church( Literally the Name of the Church is called Word Church of God in the Bronx,NY) and at this church we were taught the Word of God,taught to pray the Word, taught to meditate on the Word , taught to do everything by the Word. No i really mean we did everything through the Word. But as i got older in the faith and began the interact with other believers i got to see that everyone did and or does not have a strong Word life. Some believers have different strengths based on the type of church you attend or attended. some focus on prayer, some on worship, some on praise and many other very important and biblical subjects. but how i began to see what God was saying about tribes was i meet a brother in the Lord and when we had our conversations there was very little instructions that i found myself giving to him but as he spoke the scripture and quoted the scripture it was refreshing to me. then i attended a friends church and when the Pastor was preaching he didn’t do through the ritual of giving a whole lot of stories and poems and other fluffy stuff he got right into the Word of God and began to preach Jesus and i found it to be like him pouring a cold glass of water on me as i have been in the dessert.then i thought OK another word Man, that is developing a word church, then i saw what the Lord was revealing that we are of the same tribe.
So when you’re interacting with people from the same tribe they will be a refreshing to you, God will use them to water you and rejuvenate you versus having you to labor in love . Please by no means is this a rebuke of anything of the sort, it is a way for use to recognized who we are and it helps us to discern how to function without offense and especially without offending anyone. this is my thoughts. You know it’s not about isolating ourselves because WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST but knowing who is who and again how to recognized others. I find that often because of the Apostolic call on my life that i can interact with various different tribes and be blessed by them, but its important to know who’s tribe your from.
Paul said he was from the tribe of Benjamin, Jesus is from the tribe of Judah what tribe are you from(Spiritually) you should know.

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Perfection is possible

The question comes up often by the Lord to me when I ask other Christians is can we be perfect and the answer is that they say is no we can’t

But the truth is that we can be perfect because Jesus says in Matthew chapter 5 the last verse that we should be perfect even as our Father which is heaven is perfect and the apostle Paul throughout the epistles speaks of perfection and attaining it. As I was thinking on this the Lord says to me that this perfection is taking on the mind of Christ.
When we get the mind of Christ then we will be perfect because we will think like Christ , we will think like God.

When we get the mind of Christ we will not desires other things of this life or world we will be fee from the bond ages of this life. So as I was thinking or seeing what the Lord was saying is that any Christian that says that they have the mind of Christ but has any addictions, vices, or dependencies does not have the mind of Christ. They are or can be gaining the mind of christ but does not fully posses it. For to posses the mind of Christ will come a total dependency on Jesus and not other things.
Many of us have the things of this life that were still holding on too and we don’t want to let them go. So we do not possess the mind of Christ
For to have His mind you would want to do the things that only please the Lord.

This is walking in perfection or being perfect. Psalm 37 verse 37 says mark the perfect man if we can mark the perfect man then it is something that can be attained but we must be willing to get it.

One other person the Lord showed me was Moses he had the mind of chirst for he stayed 80 days in the presence of the lord with out eating or drinking for when you get to this level of walking with Christ aka the mind of Christ you will not desire the things that this world would need for you to live but you you will live by the faith of the son of God who loved you and gave himself for you. Amen

Prophets and Apostles come forth

Greetings in the Name of Jesus, It has been now 7 months since I last posted something on  WordPress,  so I apologize those following and I look to the Lord to give me what to post and things have been shut down so that I could regroup and clear things up.

God is faithful with all of His promises and I thank God for putting me also into the ministry. I would not change one thing in my life. In everything , give thanks to God.

On Yesterday I was in a service and the Word of the Lord that came to me was that, Jezebel was walking up and down in the church of the Lord and it is time for the Prophets and Apostles to get rid of her. Just like the Prophet Elijah had to deal with her and her prophets of the groves and the prophets that sat at her table 850 of them, when the Apostles and the Prophets are walking in the Power of the Spirit they would be able to take them on and eliminate jezebel.  It time for the men and women who know that they have Apostolic and Prophetic gifts to come forth and stop hiding, it is now time to come forth and help fight the good fight of faith. If your an apostle then acknowledge that’s what you are , if your a prophet then acknowledge that’s what you are. The Lord said many of these men and women have been hurt or scared to acknowledge the call. It is time that you not only acknowledge the call but begin to demonstrate the power of Almighty God in your church , region, city and state. Jezebel must be defeated. Apostle Payne

 

Rejoice that your name is written in the Lambs book of Life

This is just a nugget to share with you all,

In the training class , we were talking about the weapons of our warfare in spiritual battles, and the Lord showed us that submission is a weapon. When we look at the scripture in James when it tells us to submit to God and resist the devil and he will flee. And in a moment the Lord said that when we submit to God it becomes our spiritual weapon and causes the enemy to be rebuked and because he is proud , the devil flees as we submit to the Holy Spirit and giving ourselves over to Him.

 

 

New wine in new wine skins / five kinds of churches.

Shalom to all, I looking over some notes and the Lord showed me to share this on the blog.

Luke 5:36-38

For any true changes to take place and remain effective there must be a true structure to nurture and support it. Our desire is to return to the 1st century church, a church that was true to the great commission and commandments of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

The Kingdom of Heaven- Matthew 13:1,2

While reading this scripture today, I began to go a little back to chapter 12:46 then began to read forward and the whole story began to come into prospective. Jesus who is the Master Teacher,  is teaching, casting out devils and doing what the Scriptures say that the Messiah should be doing. The family of Jesus came and wanted to gain access with the Master and it is interesting that He didn’t address them (Mother, brothers or sisters) but pointed to His disciples and called them His mother and brethren. because at this point in the life of Jesus it was not about the natural and earthly family but the heavenly/ Spiritual family that God His Father was having Him to acknowledge.( Remember that which is of the flesh is flesh but that which is of the Spirit is, Spirit. So I can see Jesus, not the Son of Joseph, but Jesus the Son of God, the Ruling , the Reigning, King of the earth, making a statement here.– You all still are seeing me according to the flesh and not by the Spirit. Then we see in chapter 13, Jesus left the house – probably upset that the people still don’t get who He is. He then sits at the sea shore, but then something happens I see Jesus then gets on a boat because of the masses that began to gather around Him and then He got into a ship the Bible says and sat and whole multitudes were on the shore and He began to say these parables or stories about the Kingdom of God. But wait!!!! before we get any further this scene reminds me of another scene in the Word of God, Revelations chapter 4 when the Lamb of God is sitting on the throne and the twenty and four Elders with the four beasts worship the Lord of All the earth before the sea of glass. So Jesus is really displaying how He will sit on the throne before the multitudes as He is sitting in the sea. in the boats before the multitude and it reflects what shall be done in the heavenlies or shall I say what had been done in the heavenlies. (Thy Kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven).

The Kingdom of Heaven

Greetings in the Name of Jesus,

For the next few weeks we will be talking out of the Matthew Chapter 13. The Lord spoke this scripture to me and had me to begin meditating on it. I have read this scripture before but I believe we will see in the next few weeks as we open up the Word of God what the Lord has to say to us regarding the Kingdom of Heaven.

READ the chapter below and look for up and coming posts.

Shalom

Apostle Payne

Matthew 13 King James Version (KJV)

13 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.