Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tongue-Power: How do you use your tongue?

 "An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered," Proverbs 11:9

"There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health," Proverbs 12:18

"A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit," Proverbs 15:4

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof," Proverbs 18:21

Speak life! 

Shalom.


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pay Attention: Hebrew 12:1 - 2

"Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times..."
Luke 22:54-62

I heard something profound during communion service last night that I would like to share...

The message that was preached was drawn from Hebrew 12:1-2. 

Pastor Ghandi explained how we as christians need to let go of some weights slowing us down from running the race set before us effectively... 

Jesus Christ endured all manners of things in order to fulfill His calling and finish His race. He endured the shame, loneliness and pain that came with the cross. His follower, Peter, who was always quick to pledge his loyalty even denied Him during the most trying period of His life. So basically, in this race, don't expect everything to go smoothly. 

We have to learn to focus and not compare our journey and experiences with other's. Sometimes people will think that you are crazy and all that. They will not understand because the blue-print that you are following is eternal and different from the world system. 

Sometimes we falter, other times we stumble. But the key is to shed the weight and press on towards the mark of high calling. Somewhere along the line, the preacher used Peter's experience as an example. 

You see, when the cock crowed the third time, everyone else heard an ordinary cock crow but for Peter it was a confirmation of something deeper that made him weep bitterly. 

Any way, we all know that Peter later got a chance to publicly proclaim his love for our Lord Jesus three times to replace his earlier denial. It is a good thing to know that we have the hope of redemption. 


Back to the point, the message spoke to me personally. With all the happenings in the world today, we need to be more conscious of our connections and remember that our journeys are different. While some may hear an ordinary cock crow today or tomorrow, for you or me it might be a message that should not be ignored. Your cock crow could come in different forms. Pay attention.

You might need to study Luke 22:54-62 and John 21:15-18 to get the full picture.

Shalom!
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2,000 demons in one man?

"So Jesus allowed them to do this. The evil spirits left the man and went into the pigs. Then the herd of pigs ran down the hill and into the lake. They were all drowned. There were about 2000 pigs in that herd," Mark 5:13


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

8 effects of God's word in our lives


Eight effects of God's word in our lives:


1. It produces faith. Faith comes when we hear God's word. (Romans 10:17)


2. It is the seed of the new birth (produces incorruptible life). James 1:18, 1 Peter 1:22-23


3. It produces spiritual nourishment and keeps us healthy. 1 Peter 2:2, Hebrews 5:12


4. It gives mental illumination (not same as worldly education). Psalm 119:130


5. It provides physical healing. Psalm 107:17-20; Prov 4:20-22 (God saves, heals and delivers)


6. Makes it possible to have victory over sin and satan. Psalm 119:9,11; 


7. It sanctifies and cleanses us (holiness). Ephesians 5:25-27


8. It is a spiritual mirror. James 1:23-25 


Notes from "Laying the foundation: part 2 (Authority & Power of God's Word)"

by Derek Prince.


Shalom!


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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Called to worship!! The act of worship!

The new phase of my life requires a new level of faith. Like never before, I find myself being drawn towards the act of worship.

So it is no surprise that the Tee (picture below) designed by "art of homage" made it to my wardrobe late last month. It is a big reminder that as a christian, I have been called to worship.


Today, I got to listen to the message, "worship" by Derek Prince. He talked about how we can use our body to worship God. Yes, yes, we as believers must worship God almighty in spirit and in truth. But our spirit cannot worship in isolation. 

"To get your whole personality in tune with God, and respond to God as He desires, your spirit has to work through your soul to move your body."

Some examples of the activities of the whole body during the act of worship:

1. Head: bow your head
Genesis 24:26; Ex 4:31
2. Hands- Lift up your hands in God's name Psalm 141:2
- Clap your hands
Psalm 47:1
- Stretch out your hands in longing, ready to receive
2 Chron 6:12-13
3. Knees: bow your knees
Ephesians 3:14 - an act of total submission
Isaiah 45:23
Phil 2:9-10
4. Falling prostrate on your face before God. It means total submissions to God.
Gen 17:3; 15-17
5. Dance with all your might
2 Samuel 6:14; 20-23; 
Psalm 103:1
1 cor 6:17
1 cor 15:44

Relationship between thanksgiving, praise and worship:

1. Thanksgiving - Acknowledge God's goodness and kindness
2. Praise - Acknowledge God's greatness
Psalm 100:4: praise gives secure access to God
3. Worship - Acknowledge God's holiness.
Through worship your spirit makes contact with God.

Psalm 95:1-7
Worship is only to God. Be totally involved during worship. God speaks during worship!

What are you currently going through? Come join in let us worship through the storm! 

Shalom!





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Jennifer 

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Psalm 23: who is God to you?

Thanks for the tag @afolayanesther 😊. Here is my version of the #psalm23challenge:


1. The Lord is my Warrior and has made available to me ALL that I will ever need.

 

2. He makes me, trains me and leads me - through low fields, high mountains, raging storms and calm seasons of life. We bear good fruits together.


3. He knows when I run off sometimes and run on empty or in error. Nothing catches Him by surprise. But still He takes me back and refuels my inner-man so that I can honor Him and not bring shame to His name.


4. Sometimes it gets really dark and I walk through the corridor of death itself. But I come out alive because of this living God who is forever the life of my light and light of my life. 


5. Thank you Lord for always being my sufficiency and showing me off as a living example of your amazingness. Because of your love, I have more than enough.


6. Your presence excites me. Everything about it is good. Plus I really like gathering with others to worship You. Keep me humble. Keep me solid and holy. As long as I breath, use me as a channel to express your great love to others, especially the unreached. 



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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Standing in the gap: The ministry of intercession

“God calls us to the ongoing ministry of intercession...I believe that worship and intercession are perhaps the two highest ministries of which christians are capable...intercession means coming in between God and somebody who needs God…Jesus is the perfect intercessor.
Intercession is not thinking about what you should pray about…it is opening yourself to the Lord through the Holy Spirit and letting Him share His burden with you…”
Derek Prince, “His Power in Your Hands”

Intercession is being so related to Jesus that He places His burden on you…you have to be sensitive because it can happen at anytime. You might be cooking lunch and feel the urge to intercede/pray for someone. You have to stop at that moment and pray.

Watch the full message: His power in your hands