In a recent Sunday morning message, Dr. E.E. Furtch told his congregation at The Anointed Church, 3210 Mary Ann Drive, in Fort Worth not to abort the plan and purpose the Lord has for their lives.
In the (Aug. 21, 2011) sermon titled “Don’t Abort Your Destiny,” Dr. Furtch, who pastors the church with his wife, Prophetess Rosetta Davis-Furtch, told the saints of God to turn their texts to the book of Jeremiah, the first chapter and the fourth through seventh verses, which read:
Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord God, behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
“When you abort your destiny, you die,” Dr. Furtch told the saints of God.
Dr. Furtch told his and his wife’s flock that they should envision their own names in the texts as they follow along in scripture reading. He told them to picture themselves being the ones the Lord is speaking to in the Bible passages.
The man of God told the saints that before the Lord formed them in their mother’s bellies, the Lord had already mapped out their lives and had ordained them to do great things.
The prophetic words Dr. Furtch shared with the congregation were warmly received by those sitting in the pews. The word “Amen” was continually accompanied by an applause throughout the message.
The prophecy of greatness the Lord spoke through Dr. Furtch also came with a word of admonition.
“Sampson had a great destiny, but he died too young,” Dr. Furtch said. “His destiny was cut short.
“You’ve got to answer to God regarding why you didn’t fulfill your destiny before you died,” Dr. Furtch said, reminding The Anointed Church members that living a life of sin without repentance can cause people’s lives to be cut short.
Dr. Furtch told church members that everyone will have to give an account to the Lord concerning their lives, telling why they didn’t fulfill the assignment he gave them.
“That’s why you have to take babies seriously — take life seriously,” Dr. Furtch said. “An unborn baby is a soul with a destiny, a purpose.”
The man of God said when babies are aborted, those unborn children’s destiny goes unfulfilled.
“Everybody is valuable,” Dr. Furtch said. “I’m glad my mother didn’t abort me, or I wouldn’t be here doing what I’m doing.”
Dr. Furtch reiterated to the congregation: “God set you apart for His service.”
“I ordained you, Jeremiah, to be a prophet,” Dr. Furtch said as he quoted scripture. “It’s much better for God to ordain you than man ordaining you,” he added.
“I hear Jeremiah saying, ‘Oh, Lord. I can’t do it because I’m a child,’ ” Dr. Furtch said. “God may not call you to stand before a podium, but yet God called you.”
Dr. Furtch said he knew he was “called” to preach. He said he’d be in church singing hymns, but would always find himself interjecting “stories” in between the hymns.
“The preacher asked me when was I going to stop jack-legging the Gospel,” Dr. Furth said, reminiscing about when a pastor told him it was time for him to acknowledge his calling.
“Everybody in the church should have something to do in the church,” Dr. Furtch said, explaining that born-again believers should hold a particular ministry of helps position at their churches as they grow spiritually.
“Whenever God gives you something to do, know that He equipped you to do it,” Dr. Furtch said, noting that there’s no need for anyone to get anxious when the Lord desires to use him for His service.
And for those who accept their calling, Dr. Furtch shared nuggets of wisdom to help keep them grounded.
“Don’t get the big head when you get a platform,” he said. “We have to stay true to our calling.”
Dr. Furtch said when a Christian doesn’t fellowship with God regularly, that person’s lack of intimacy with God keeps him from doing what God told him to do. Another thing that keeps a person from fulfilling his God-given assignment here in the earth, the pastor re-emphasizes, is disobedience to God.
“Sin in your life takes you away from God,” Dr. Furtch said. “When I would stop seeking God, that’s when (negative) things would happen in my life.”
Dr. Furtch added: “Not reading your Bible keeps you from understanding the Word.”
Making a decision to not hang with the wrong crowd keeps a person from aborting his destiny, Dr. Furtch said.
To obtain a DVD of the message “Don’t Abort Your Destiny,” please call Dr. E.E. Furtch at (817) 995-1106 or visit The Anointed Church’s Web site at http://www.anointedmin.com. Church services are 10:59 a.m. Sundays (Central Standard Time). The Anointed Church’s television broadcast can be seen at 8:30 a.m. Sundays on the Genesis Television Network, Channel 31 in Dallas-Fort Worth and Channel 10 in Houston.
Pastor Donald Lee, founder-pastor of Kingdom Living Christian Center in Dallas and co-author of “Married to Commitment,” a book on relationships, is at (225) 773-2248 or email@example.com. To order a copy of the book, visit http://www.xulonpress.com or call toll-free (866) 909-2665. Follow him on http://www.twitter.com at @donaldj_lee. Pastor Lee also is a free-lance editor, speech writer, ghost writer and writer of business plans. He’s also available for speaking engagements.
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