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                                               1  JANUARY 2021

From the desk of the Apostle as we embark upon the year of 2021 many in the world have their trust in the COVID19 vaccines, the new leadership changes in our government, and the big promises from them.  

But as Christians we must put all our trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Him alone.  In this upcoming year we must be in tune with what He is saying to His Church through His prophets (Revelation) that will lead to our (Transition) into the (Possession) of what God has for us.

Even though we will have struggles & opposition in 2021 we must stay Focused and remember we can’t lose with God on our side.  May we put our trust in nothing less than Jesus Christ blood and His Righteousness.






DEUTERONOMY 11:10-12 KJV… 10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:

11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:

12 A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.


May the Lord continue to Bless & keep you in Jesus Name.


Apostle L.R. Gooden Jr.

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Enrich your spiritual life as you study inspirational messages gleaned from the Word of God! The Holy Bible is filled with wisdom that will strengthen your character and deepen your walk with the Lord. As you reflect on key Scripture passages, you will discover encouraging lessons and practical applications woven throughout the Word. Leon Gooden presents an in-depth study of key Bible passages to sharpen your faith and help you grow in your understanding of God. Each chapter explores a different Scripture passage to encourage you in your daily walk with Jesus Christ. In this book, you’ll learn: -How God calls you to be actively involved in His purposes and plans for the world -You are God’s child, accepted and highly favored—made holy and righteous by the blood of Jesus -How the Holy Spirit will empower you to bring life to others who desperately need it -How God wants to sanctify you and move you toward the future He has planned for you -How worship can overcome temptations to sin -When nothing makes sense, God has a perfect handle on things -Why the result of knowing God is an intimate relationship with the Creator of the universe This book is ideal to enhance your personal daily devotions, or as a Bible study tool in a small group setting. Short chapters with edifying messages are perfect for livening up your devotions! Start reading your copy of Walking in the Word today—and spark a flame in your heart for real growth as a child of God!

It's released Apostle's new book, get yours today! Walking in the Word: Fifty Daily Devotions to Deepen Your Relationship with God.

Paperback March 29, 2017


Moving in the Apostolic

Moving in the Apostolic is WHAT WE DO!

Moving WITH the Holy Spirit is WHAT WE DO!

Thursday, October 01 2020


Being a Christian does not guarantee that our lives will be trouble-free. But, it does guarantee us that we will never go through our problems alone. God says in His Word, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee,” (Hebrews 13:5). Despite our situation, winning over life’s hurdles is ours if we respond in the ways that God directs us. In the Old Testament book of 2 Chronicles 20:1-17, King Jehoshaphat gives us an example of what we need to do to have a victorious outcome:

  • Ask God for help. When facing a crisis, we must actively seek God’s help. This means that we must cry out to God in prayer for His help and commit ourselves completely to Him. This is what King Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah did in 2 Chronicles 20:1 after the enemy nations declared war against them.
  • Let your fear drive you to God. The Bible says that King Jehoshaphat feared when he heard the news of impending disaster (vs.3). It is not unusual to be afraid when adverse circumstances come our way. Fear can be a positive force if it drives us to trust in God. Fear drove King Jehoshaphat directly to God. Rather than asking his priests to intercede on Judah’s behalf, King Jehoshaphat prayed to God himself.
  • Acknowledge God’s greatness. We must have the faith to believe that God is greater than whatever problem that we are facing. Therefore, He will be the one to save us because our problems cannot exist out of His presence. King Jehoshaphat and his people exalted God above the invading armies even though they knew they were facing total destruction (vs. 5-6).
  • Wait on God to respond because He has the solution to your problem. When King Jehoshaphat ended his prayer, the people of Judah stood before the Lord and waited on Him to speak to them. So many times, we take matters into our own hands because the pressure from our circumstances begin to mount and we feel we do not have time to wait on God. Unfortunately, we sometimes regret our actions. We can focus so much on the problem that we lose sight of who God really is. We limit Him and forget that He is limitless.
  • Act on what God says. Sometimes we question whether we heard God correctly when what He tells us to do is not what we want to do. Often, God tells us to simply praise Him and watch Him work on our behalf. This is where our trust in Him comes in because God takes the situation out of our hands. This is what happened with the people of Judah: “This is what the Lord says to you, ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s…Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you,'” (vs. 15, 17,).
  • Begin to praise and  thank God for His Word, then watch Him move. Praise releases God’s supernatural power into our situation. “King Jehoshaphat …appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise Him for the splendor of His holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying, ‘Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.’ As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated,” (vs. 21-22,). Their praise opened the door for God to move in the midst of their distress. The Word declares that God inhabits the praises of His people. He was most surely there in their midst, and He will be in our midst when we praise Him as well.

When we encounter challenges in life, we must remember that we do not have to face them alone. Through His Son, Jesus Christ, God has given us the strength and ability to leap over life’s hurdles so that we will bring honor to Him and end up winners at the finish line, “Now thanks be unto God which always causeth us to triumph in Christ…,” (2 Corinthians 2:14).


Apostle L.R. Gooden Jr.

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