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I Resolve

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I Resolve

While wishing for my friends and family that 2016 would be their best year of living for God, I cannot forget the dangers of 2015.

This world is not comfortable with holiness, the church, Biblical doctrine, or moral purity. Compromising seems to be the order of the day for too many. With that in mind, I hereby Resolve…


I Resolve...


I Resolve to continually proclaim that there is only one God, and His name is Jesus. And, that if you don’t believe that, you will die in your sins.

I Resolve to preach the need for old-fashioned repentance and the immediate change of lifestyle.

I Resolve to preach the essentiality of baptism in Jesus name because it is the only name that will wash away sin. To be saved, one must be baptized in Jesus name.

I Resolve to preach the necessity of receiving the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Without that experience no one can be saved.

I Resolve to preach Holiness. The church must never compromise and look like the world.

I Resolve to love and walk in the old paths given to me by my father.

I Resolve to hold fast and be faithful to that which committed to me.

I Resolve to not be persuaded by holiness rejecters who for a morsel of meat have sold their birthright.

I Resolve to never stop being a worshipper.

I Resolve to always pay my tithes and honor God with my first fruits.

I Resolve to be faithful to God.

I Resolve to be faithful to church.

I Resolve to be faithful to my wife.

I Resolve to love to my wife.

I Resolve to live peaceably with all men.

I Resolve to be a witness.

I Resolve to give hope to every sinner and backslider I can.

I Resolve to encourage the saints.

I Resolve to strengthen the pastor’s hands.

I Resolve to be a godly example to my children and grandchildren.

I Resolve to not be offended when slighted by others.

I Resolve to forgive.

I Resolve to not be offended when I am corrected.

I Resolve to be a gentleman and turn the other cheek when attacked.

I Resolve to be ready for the Lord’s return.


Martyn Ballestero Sr.

January 1, 2016


Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm

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  1. I love it! I resolve, too!

    Nila Marxer

    January 2, 2016 at 1:43 am

  2. Very well written… I wish every Apostolic would make his/her list of 2016 resolutions. We would have a lot more peace and love in our ranks!


    January 2, 2016 at 7:41 am

  3. Great post! Thank you!

    Casey J. Lee

    January 2, 2016 at 9:37 am

  4. Love it !! I always enjoy your blogs … I resolve, too!

    Jennie Petschauer-Garrett

    January 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

  5. Greetings in Jesus name Brother Ballestero, I thank you as well as your entire family for your commitment to God. I had the honor of hearing your Dad’s anointed preaching at Brother Verbal Beans church in Houston many many years ago such a dedicated Man of God and such a inspiration. I am a member of Pastor Terry Reep’s church now. I am looking forward to hearing you this year at Legacy 2016.
    As usual we enjoy all of your blog posts thank you so much.
    I also resolve to live the rest of my life Boldly for the Kingdom of God.

    God Bless
    Titus Smith

    Titus Smith

    January 2, 2016 at 4:55 pm

  6. Amen!!!


    January 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  7. This is a very good Christian example. May we we never lose the vision.
    Thank you Brother Ballestero
    Bro.Robert Ruiz

    Robert Ruiz

    January 18, 2016 at 12:36 pm

  8. Amen!

    Robert Ruiz

    January 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm

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