The Ministry Of Jackie & Deborah Potter
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God
John 1:1

Be ye angry and sin not...  Epheshians  4:26

This message may seem scattered to you but read it again until you get it.I don't have any best sellers on Amazon or at Barn's & Noble. (No punt intended) This could be one of the most misunderstood scriptures in the New Testament. I know that personally I really didn't understand the full meaning of the scripture until I knew a little more about the whole letter to Ephesus. However, I want to convey a thought that I have had in my heart for quite some time now in hopes that it may bring closure to many who feel the same way...Angry... You see, I wasn't saved in the conventional Church even though I was told I was. I went to alters and stood in front of people and proclaimed a salvation for over three months or so that didn't exist. It was obvious to me that my heart had not changed even though people thought it had. They thought I had been born again because I did exactly what I was told to do. The problem was deep down inside my heart nothing had changed. Salvation is simple and yet it's not. Salvation takes place in the very deepest part of ones heart. That part is usually called the conscience but it's even deeper than that. The human conscience is real and has a voice that troubles us when something is wrong. It let's us know that things are not as they seem sometimes. It warns us to stay away from harm and reject the desire to do wrong. It is a voice of the human spirit that God made so that He could speak to us by The Holy Spirit. When that happens, it affects the emotions, the will and sometimes triggers a sudden change of mind. It is not however, a safe guide until Salvation has come because it still has the Adam nature. The nature of being fallen. We need to understand this. If we don't, multitudes of precious souls will perish without God. People need to know what Salvation is and what it does to us when we surrender ourselves to God's mercy. The voice of the conscience becomes a beautiful gateway to hear the Holy Spirit speaking softly when we are searching out the wonders of God's great Love for His creation. The key to hearing God's Voice is reading His Word...Not man's. I was about 20 years old when I was gloriously saved while driving a car home from a Church encounter. I had changed everything about my life to be what preachers said I should be and yet I knew that regardless of what everyone thought, I was not saved. I was frustrated with all of it. Everybody was happy but I wasn't. They were rejoicing at my public display of acceptance of the Gospel, but I had not done such. I wasn't saved and I knew it. I still wanted to do wrong and if I did I didn't care. I was lost and I knew it. I even thought that maybe all of what they were saying wasn't even real and I recoiled at acting like they did. They all did the same things. They all testified in Church and shouted and I heard that some even spoke in the unknown tongues. I doubted everything. I trusted in nothing.The night of my salvation was different. I figured I would just quit Church because I didn't know what all the laughter and shouting was about. So I decided to do one last thing which I had not really done. I decided I would say to God "if you are real..." That was it. I was going to say show me or something but instead I began to cry and said Lord I know you are real and I want everything you will give me.(End of Prayer)

Suddenly the power of the words I spoke came from deep inside me. That hidden man of the heart. God responded by doing for me what He did for the 120 in the upper room. Oh yes, He is very real. My heart exploded in weeping and Godly sorrow that led me to the Cross of Calvery where His Only Begotten Son was dying for me. I could see Him hanging there. Nailed up on two big pieces of wood and stuck down in a hole dug for it. The saddest face I have ever seen. I broke. I believed. How could I not. He was right there. I begged God to forgive me. I was so hurt that I had not lived for Him. He certainly died for me. And yes, I was born of The Spirit of God when that happened. My sin was killing me and I desperately begged forgiveness over and over. Forgiveness was granted and I knew it. I knew I would not die and go to the Hell I had heard of all my life...which brings me to the reason I had to tell you this so that I could explain the scripture: Be ye angry and sin not. 

You see, in these days, I see people in Church who might as well be at something else because I don't know why they are at Church. They aren't interested in knowing God. They just want to know about Him or they want a Preacher to tell them how they should live. I really don't understand that.Salvation is the only message the Preacher should have as an objective. Growing in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord and learning to put off the old life will come. God promises it will if... We read the Bible ourselves. Church is not for entertainment. Church is for replicating itself by the means of people digging down into the quagmire of sinner's lives by weeping for them. Calling on God and pleading for their eternal never dying souls to be delivered from a certain hell without God. 

I used to arrive at Church as a Pastor and could hear the cries of people back in prayer rooms pleading for souls. I was astounded at the numbers of people being delivered from a life of sin and all I did was pray for hours at a time and preach like it was my last opportunity to preach.


Angry... Sin not...

 In my heart I have to confess my anger today at the watered down waste of time and money on what is supposed to be preaching. Self exaltation...Success at prosperity...Growing by giving...Pronouncing the blessing of God by confessing the success of one's self. Saying that God makes us wealthy and successful by repeating words of positivity. 

I do believe that it is God's will that we prosper and be in good health but...I do not believe that it is God's will that we exploit this teaching and forget the hell that people live in all around us because they do not know Him !!! Weeping between the porch and the alter has vanished like a vapor of smoke and so has the genuine Preaching that convicts the sinner and breaks the heart of the saint. 

Jesus told the Laodician Church that He would spew them out of His mouth except they repent. I wonder what He thinks about us today. Is that us ? It's enough to anger one who truly knows that the Gospel that began at Pentecost has been replaced with another gospel which is not a gospel at all. Just a racket. A sounding brass and tinkling cymbal. There is a voice crying today everywhere that says Repent or perish. There are Bibles by the millions gathering dust while people run all over each other to get the newest writing of Dr. Preach Champion. He knows how to manipulate the Word of God for profit. So there...I said it. I'm angry about it.

I want everybody to know the Lord God Almighty Who saved me and I will not rest until I have preached that Jesus saves until people start hearing. And... I will not let the sun go down upon my wrath. I will be angry at sin and love the sinner... But I will Preach the Truth. And when the sun goes down, I will rest and not worry that I didn't get it right. Somebody please join me. Fall in love with Jesus Christ and quit wasting time listening to false teachers who only want your money. You will know them by their fruits. Not by how many Lear Jets they have or how many books they have on the Christian best seller list.

 Listen close to what John 3:16 says. Forget what greedy men tell you.Be angry at what sin is doing to our Nation and our Churches. Be angry at how many souls are being lost because they never hear the Gospel. Find a place to pray for the lost and do it as much as you can and then do it some more. Get quiet and sit with your Bible open and read it... All of it. Do it again.And again.And again. Ask God to show you His will for you. Open your heart to Him. Be consistent at it. If you do, you will understand why I wrote this.

In His Love,

Jackie Potter / July 21, 2014

There comes a time in our lives that we have to sit down and think about the things that have affected our lives which God has brought about. I have been doing just that. Through the hard and easy times we always have Grace. Even though we do not fully understand Grace for the most part, we are all partakers of it. The unmerited favor of Almighty God is the one thing which will pull back the darkest clouds and reveal the Truth. Jesus said "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"... He also said " And ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free"... Freedom and Truth... The twin pillars of our Faith in God and His Son sustain us, hold us firmly in every situation life may bring. 


To take a moment and share a personal picture of this as it relates to me, I will simply point your attention to the picture above. My Wife, Deborah behind the pulpit Preaching The Word of God. If you look closely, you will see the resolute firmness of Her countenance. There is a deep love and resolve for people who need help and cannot help themselves. I have watched Deborah since the beginning of our relationship aspire to seek the Face of our Lord until He answered her prayers. I have seen the days of struggle and I have seen the days of wonder.


In a moment of God's time she has been placed in her Calling with the same Anointing that came at Pentecost and vigorously prepares her preaching as the Spirit of God directs her. In the few years that Deborah and I have had together we have walked this journey alone. We have been blessed with many loved ones and friends encouragement but have carried our cross as a Husband & Wife Ministry only by supporting each other. The calling God placed upon us is simply for us to be obedient to and walk together in Faith. I would to God that all married people could understand what we have learned.


For sure, husbands and wives would not take each other for granted. There would be no divorce. Life would not be a burden. Love would never grow cold. The world in which we live would certainly be affected in a most positive way and most of all, souls would be won to our Lord Jesus because the purpose for living would be in agreement with the Heart of God.


Therefore I will take this opportunity to say that if you could look into the heart of this Woman you would find that She carries within Her own Heart the Heart of our Loving Creator. I know this because I knew Him first. I thank God every day for my co-laborer in the Gospel. Husbands, Love your Wives even as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself for it...Ephesians 5:25  

Weeping
Jackie Potter (Potters House Music)
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Deborah Lynn Potter

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Deborah Lynn Potter

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Jackie C. Potter

Revelation Judgement W.Keys
Jackie Potter
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Married April 22nd, 2011
Sometimes in life there are events that shape our destiny and alter our steps and choices that we just dont understand. Ours is such. From our first discussion over The Word of God Deborah and I realised our future together was Gods Sovereign choice which He made long before we even knew each other. The time and date we chose was also determined by The Loving Creator that said it is not good for man to be alone. Good Friday ... the day we were married represents an eternal promise to our lives. That promise is the Ressurection of life that all who are in Christ Jesus will share together. On that account, we live every day of our Married life knowing that we have an eternal inheritance which was paid for by the Blood of the Lamb who is blessed forever !

MUSIC

I have one public release of the old hymns in a southern format available on iTunes, Amazon, and lots of other distributers. I also hold open a Reverb Nation account under my name also which has free downloads and streaming. I like to make the music free to those who want it but can't afford it. Timeless sells for 8 to 10 dollars for the download on iTunes but I've posted lots of those songs on Reverb for free. Hope everyone enjoys. I've been working in the studio for months now on my second CD as well as sessions for Josh Honeycutt which I'm tracking drums. I'm planning on a July release of the new CD.

If you would like to have copies of this music or any Ministry CD's contact at the following:            pottershousemusic@gmail.com   

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        Jackie & Deborah Potter

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