church life

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done. To truly advance the Kingdom of God, His Will, Desires, and Purposes must be done. No flesh can glory in His Sight, none. His Will must be done IN EARTH as it is IN HEAVEN. Kingdom citizens emulate what is occurring in Heaven and manifest it in the earth realm for all man to behold and witness firsthand the Lord Jesus Christ YET walking the earth multiplied in each believer’s life. Anything less is UNCIVILIZED according the civilization of Heaven.


Stay Tuned to the Final Chapter

Some people are faithful at drawing near to spectate when you are in the Job Chapter 2 of your life when all hell seems to break loose against you. Crowds like to gather durings times of loss, grief, sickness and despair to offer their wayward opinions based on carnal speculation of why these things happened. But collect their contact information and invite them back for the up and coming Job Chapter 42 of your life when God restores to you twice of what the enemy has stolen. Don’t dare let them miss this gathering. Make sure they RESPONDEZ VOUS SIL VOUS PLAIT (RSVP) for the front seats with the best view so you can bless those who cursed your crisis.


Leave Your Cloak

Potiphar’s wife pressed in on Joseph to cause him to fall with her. He resisted and fled her presence leaving his cloak in her hand. When a situation is grabbing you by the collar of your cloak to cause you to bring shame to your God and degradation to your character, you will not only have to escape from that situation, sometimes you may leave something valuable in the process. Your cloak may be a friendship, piece of jewelry, vehicle or even a furnished house, whatever it is the enemy is using to keep you cornered and keep you suffocated must be sacrificed for the greater CLOAK God has for you. There is nothing you can leave behind that God won’t in a far greater measure restore unto you.


Rescued From the Ditch

You can tell that you are destined to wreck the enemy’s camp by the depth of the ditch he has dug for you. He dug the ditches of poverty, abuse, addictions, sexual immorality, accusations, and rejection so deep that he thought you would never escape. But what he failed to surmise was that the deeper the ditch, the louder the call, and the more grace released to you to withdraw you from the ditch. Thank God for Jesus’ Ditch Rescuing Service, always there to pull us out of the traps the enemy has used to ensnare us.

Bible Study


Heb 12:14  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Heb 12:15  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Prov 18:19  A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Collateral damage is damage that is unintended or incidental to the intended outcome.  The phrase is prevalently used as an euphemism for civilian casualties of a military action.
I woke up this morning needing to say something to the ‘Body of Christ”, that’s on my heart and I believe is the mind of God. This is not directed to anyone person or ministry but to the Body of Christ, so please try to hear my heart by the spirit of  God.
People are pulling on me all over the world now and my booking are off the chart as we pray and seek God were I should be going, to most help to the body of Christ.
But there is a danger I am discerning on this road of so called “BLOWING UP” a term the young people use for being successful at what you do.  That manifests in three major area of ministry  life that I see as highly dangerous in ministry leaders and they are:

Offence:  When a point leaders, Pastor, Bishop, Apostle’s whoever gets offended with another brethren they draw others into it not realizing the collateral damage it causes not only them but their fellowship and friendships

Bitterness:  The spirit of bitterness enters in without them realizing it  they begin to preach, think, act and express it because it now in your heart and  somehow they haven’t come to the conclusion it needs to dealt with as the word of God says.

Pulling Others Into it:  That last of these three is you pull others in expecting them to act and feel about the person your offended with just as you do, and if their carnal they will like some juvenile play ground fight join you under the same spirit of un-forgiveness, bitterness and hatred that has captured you.
I see this stronghold almost everywhere I go to minister and I refuse to participate, I can’t do it because while a point leader is walking in conflict and bitterness the people of God are left wide open to demonic attacks if they are not spiritual enough to realize their leader needs to be healed of the offence that has set this off in their lives.
Once a preacher ask me not to preach at another pastors church because he was upset with them, I told him innocently I had an engagement with them because I met them at his fellowship thinking he would be happy, but what I ran into was his conflict with them that I personally had nothing to do with other then pray they find a resolution in the father over it.
What he said to when I said yes I am going to keep the engagement because the Father whom I serve was sending me to minister to his people and the two preacher’s conflict was not going to stop the father from helping his people.
The offended leader said well if your going  to go take them for all you can get because they are  givers, Evelyn and I were shocked, speechless and setback to here my brother say and even worse to think I would lower myself to that type of mentality, but that’s the effect bitterness has on the heart .
I hope the father by now has healed the leader’s heart but at that time I could not rely on his judgment to determine where I would preach or not. Is there times that one should not fellowship and listen to a fair warning yes, but it is never to be fueled by un-forgiveness and bitterness.

  • It causes you to lose connection with spiritual discernment
  • You operate in un-forgiveness, bitterness and hatred and can’t see it
  • You cause the undiscerning in your fellowship to walk in the same type of heart you operating.
  • You forget the Father’s commandment the to forgive, restore, follow peace or make it right with your brother if your offended.
  • You can set undiscerning intercessors praying psychic prayers against your own brethren and don’t even know it, I have broke these prayers of many ministry leaders across the country.
  • Your preaching becomes contaminated by what’s flowing out of your heart.
  • You can get backslidden in your heart and not even realize it

In closing I want to make this clear to everyone I will not and can not afford to allow my life to be a part of these type of conflicts I am afraid the Father will charge me for my actions in situations like this.
The Body of Christ who needs deliverance deserves better then this and when I come in to minister I am their to help build, edify, deliver, give hope, help someone get freedom, tear down the enemies camp, help your vision, and walk in God’s love.
Evelyn and I are trying to live a saved, holy life and can’t afford to let our hearts become, contaminated because it takes so long to recover from it and those we can help will suffe.
There is a part of my faith and pureness I am fighting to keep, no matter how people are pulling on me for ministry or whatever they want and I must gaurd my heart and finish this race in honor and respect for the Fther and his Church.
Apostle Ivory L. Hopkins
P.O. Box 81 Harbeson. DE 19951

Spiritual Warfare

Eviction Papers Served

The enemies called skepticism and unbelief are sent to resist the works of your hands. They have been sent to mock, harass, and interrupt you as you build in the Kingdom. Jesus encountered this too when a girl died and the room filled with spectators, skeptics, and unbelievers. He had a remedy called EVICTION. There are some folk who need eviction papers. They only come to serve the purpose of nullifying what God has called you to do. They are there to mock, divide, and pull against the faith needed to manifest certain miracles. Once Jesus put them out the room, He resurrected the dead girl. Don’t be startled by the crowds of folk surrounding you, you need to know who to serve eviction papers to.


Your testimony is extremely important. Others need to know that the situation they are dealing with has been experienced by someone else. They need to know that God has already delivered, healed, and set free. The enemy wants you to be quiet about your testimony. Some churches have cut testimonies completely out of their services. How will you know that God has healed breast cancer? How will you know that God has united a marriage? How will people know that God made provisions for your daughter’s education? How will they know that God delivered your son from drugs and alcohol. Find someone somewhere to testify to. Let them know just how good God has been to you. For what you think may be irrelevant may be life changing to someone else. Tell the good news and make known His deeds among the people.

church life

The Enemy in Hibernation

When the weather is hot, many insects and reptiles are visible upon the land but when the weather is cold, they hibernate. When you are on fire for God, you allow the fervent heat of His presence to expose and consume that which concerns you. On the contrary, the cold saint give the enemy plenty of room and space in their life to hibernate and go dormant. Thus, the saint on fire knows exactly where the enemy’s seat is, but the lukewarm and cold saint has not only given the enemy a seat in their life, but room and board as well.

spiritual symbolism

Parent’s Days Shortened?

Many times we chide the children by telling them if they don’t obey their parents, their days will be short upon the land. While that is a true saying, may we also ponder a word for parents.

Deuteronomy 11:19-21: “And ye shall teach your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shall write them upon the doorposts of thine house, and upon thy gates. That thy days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.”

So, parents, WE have a responsibility to teach our children the word of God that OUR days won’t be short upon the land.