Staying full of God Pt2

Sometimes we get so used to having Christian terminology but fail to deal with the real problems in our lives. God is more interested in the inside and not on the outside. It is easier to change the outside than the inside.

When we have gratefulness in our heart, it overflows (Romans 1:18-21). When we put God in a box, we are not glorifying God. Putting God in a box simply means believing he could solve some of our problems and not all. If you want breakthrough in your life, start being grateful. Every time you are tempted to grumble, replace it with gratefulness and thanksgiving

Imaginations: It means conception. Becoming vain in our imagination simply means thinking negativity. That is things that work against God’s word. Vain imaginations work against you. That’s what godless people do (Matt 12:35).

Where your treasure is so is your heart. Whatever you fill your life with becomes treasures of your life. However, both good things and evil things are considered treasures (Mark 7:21-23, Prov 23:7). What are you treasuring?

Don’t try to be fishers of men, just follow Jesus and he will make you fishers of men.

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

Staying full of God

The greater the challenges, the greater the victory and the more test, the greater the testimonies we will have in 2016.
We tend to loose the joy that God wants to give us because of our busy schedules. We all want the fullness of God but can we say we are living in the fullness of God yet?
One of the principle of living in the fullness of God is learning to be contended with what we have.
The most difficult thing to find is what we already have because we never lost it.

There is no excuse of saying there is no God.
Being godless does not mean not knowing God; you can know God and still be godless. (Romans 3)

To live a God-full life:
1. Glorify or magnify God in everything you do.
It involves exalting the name of God. godless people do not glorify God but God-full people do.
We magnify our problems more than our God. Through our thinking we can make God big or small.
How big is God in your life?
You have to see with your own eyes that God is very Big. Irrespective of your problems, God will do what he has to do in your life. Just believe.
There are many believers that are yet godless because they are not magnifying God but rather glorifying their problems.
The more David glorified God even in his problems, the more victories he had.
(Mark 9:23)
2. Be thankful
The moment we start being grateful, the more great victories we have (2 tim 3). We cannot understand God’s kingdom principle with our democratic mindset.
We become unthankful because of our democratic mindset. Jesus having known the time of his death during the last supper still gave thanks to God.The bible says he took the bread and gave thanks.

3. God-full thinking and imaginations
Christianity is not about doing the right thing but living the right way.
4. Good heart

We all have the option of living a God-full life or living a Godless life. Your choice?

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor.

Is there room in the inn?

The bible didn’t say the inn keeper was rude but in our mindset, we have an intuition that the inn keeper was rude.  Luke 2
What if the the inn keeper was good?
When the messiah was supposed to be born, there was no room for him in the inn because that time was about the peak period for businesses.
The life of Jesus has always been a life of rejection.

3 i’s engendering the absence of room in the inn
1. Ignorance: There was no excuse for the inn keepers not to know the time that Jesus will be born because quite a lot of people knew including the wise men and king Herod. They were either ignorant or they chose to be ignorant.
The inn keepers missed the messiah because they chose to be ignorant.
The same situation that happened 2000 years ago is still happening today.  There is no room for Jesus even till now.

2. Indifference: There was no fear of God in their heart. No attachment was given to the messiah but they were rather comfortable with what they were doing. No one could offer their room for the king to be born not even the inn keeper. There was absolute lack of interest and concern.

3. Involved: They were too involved in the worldly things. They were too involved in making money and going around with their business. They preferred to wine and dine and enjoy their wealth than to welcome the King of all Kings.

There is still little room for Christ in the world today. The outside appearance might look good but what about the inside?
Search your heart: Is there still room for Jesus Christ today?

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor.

Peace Maker or Peace Keeper: Ex-drug dealer turn Pastor : Experience sharing

God wants more than we want. God is looking for men and women that will cause trouble. Resolute and radical Christians that will not compromise their faith and go all out for Jesus.
God does not want to take things from you but wants to capture things. He wants wants to use it for his glory. When you take a step and give your life to Jesus, you are joining the army of God. God wants peace makers and not peace keeper who will stand for God. Peace makers declare war.
For us to see the revival of God’s power, there must be a demonstration of Gods power. People have to see before they believe. Our Job is not to go out to witness to people but we have to show by example.
Those who don’t know God needs to see God in you. We need some Gideon for God.
The wisdom of man is foolishness, we need the Holy Ghost to do the work of God.

Are you a peace maker or a peace keeper?

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Preacher: Pastor Albert Paredes.

Living Water : Spiritual Standard Measurement

As Christians, we have to be prepared at all time both in season and out of season. When we are living in a world of obedience, God gives us powerful vision and dreams.
In every milestone, It is very important you measure yourself. However, we measure our success and our lives based on the standard of this world. God has his own measuring standard which is the word of God. We have to look at the word of God to ascertain our stand in the world. We have to take an inventory of our lives.
The word of God is our manual. The vision God gave to Ezekiel can be likened to our spiritual growth. If your foundation is not right then there is absolutely nothing to be built upon. Don’t base your foundation on man but on the word of God. The measuring standard of God changes as you measure up to scale.
God requires us to go deeper into his word. Again God was telling Ezekiel about knee-deep water which means we need to move to another level of maturity.The knee signifies point of surrender. The water went up from ankle deep to knee-deep and now it was waist-deep.
Waist-deep level is where God takes total control of our life. The significance of waist is that it has the reproduction parts. God wants us to reproduce. God wants us to be fruitful.
The waist also signifies complete surrender. It’s a place where we allow God to take perfect control. When we surrender our lives to God, God will bring fruitfulness to us. Eph 6:14
The more we walk with God the more we become fruitful. Even if you are fruitful, what kind of fruit are we producing?

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor.

Living Water: Spectator or Participator, a choice to be made

Too often we are spectators of Gods blessings and not participators. Inasmuch as God has great plans for us yet we have choices. We can either choose to be a spectator or participator of that plan.
God is not looking for participators and not spectators. People who will take their rightful place and claim all the blessings he has for them.
We hasten to listen to what the devil says about us than what God says. We are easily inclined to negative thoughts rather than positive thoughts. John 7:27-29.

You have to enter into the tabernacle through Judah. There is no second way to enter. That is you have to enter into God’s presence through praise.
However, praise is really difficult and that is why it is called a sacrifice of praise. When you praise God, you are holding the neck of your enemy. That is claiming the blessings of Judah.  The reason why the swan plants were not moving was because they chose to disconnect themselves from the living water. The more we hunger in spirit, the more he comes. Our journey with Christ should be full of joy and not a burden.
When the true problems come in our lives, are we soaring or are we sorrowing?

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor.

The greatest miracle of all time: A changed life

Miracles are birth via desperation. Physical miracle are pleasing to the soul. For example, raising the dead. It is huge to us but it is nothing to God. The greatest miracle of all is a change life because God can’t make that happen. We have to make it happen ourself because it is our decision.
God wants to change us from inside out. We can easily change the outside self but its hard to change the inner self.
The curse of generation is very strong from the father to the fourth generation but we can only break it if we have a changed heart. It called the cursive generation and Jesus came to break those curses.
Human inherit certain behaviors and certain sins from our parents but there is something different within us which is the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Do not be conformed with the things of the world but be transformed.
Jesus breaks bond but we have to offer him those bonds to him. We have to loosen ourself.
Forgiveness releases you. When you live with unforgiveness, it is like you drinking poison and expecting someone else to die. You will die!!!
Those situation doesn’t define you but God does.

What extent do we go to change the inside self?

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Preacher: Pastor Diana McKinnis.

Perseverance: The secret to generational breakthrough

There is nothing hidden except it is a secret and there is nothing found except it is a treasure. Col 1:26, Deut 29:29 .

You need an attitude attaining the altitude and what you grow with is what u flow with. Understanding perseverance is the attitude that you need to have to attain greater altitude in this world.

Perseverance involves doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Perseverance  means unrelenting persistence however, it is a choice.

Because of the perseverance of one woman, the name of a disarrayed family was restored. (Ruth). It takes only one person to make the stand in order for generational curses to be broken.

Inasmuch as perseverance is a choice, it still needs an approval. James 1:2 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him/

Perseverance is the most difficult things in this world and therefore not meant for lazy people. Our natural tendency is to run while perseverance is the opposite of our natural self and requires supernatural intervention.

 

What encourages perseverance?

  1. Understanding of the word of God Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee

For ever o lord your word is settled in heaven

Luke was not a disciple but he wrote a book consisting of 24 chapters in the bible because he understood the word. He did research. Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus

Prov 1:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made

The sword of the spirit is the word of God Eph 6:17.

  1. Vision: Chase a target Ruth 1:11- 14 Turn again my daughters, Go your wayBut Ruth Clave to her.

What keeps you going is your vision. Ruth saw, she clave to her because she had a long time stay, though my husband is dead yet I still have a purpose. There is a reason why I am here which is not being fulfilled yet.

When you have a vision, there is a desperation. Phil 3:14 Paul Said: I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus

Vision has a price tag and has a prize to be won. Vision = Price + Price. The price for the prize is perseverance.

Hebrew 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God

The reason why Jesus endured the pain was because of the joy that was set before him: Vision.

When you loose vision , you loose mission. A vision that is not scary is itself a nightmare and a vision that’s too small is a wishful thinking

  1. Prayer: Before perseverance comes prayer. Ruth 2:2 Let me now go to the field and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace.

There are 2 types of perseverance: Carnal Perseverance and a spirit filled Perseverance

Carnal perseverance takes you a step further but the spirit filled perseverance takes you to the mountain peak.

Ruth prayed for grace before she thought of persevering. As a matter of fact, you pray to persevere. Without prayer there can’t be perseverance.

The breakthrough was eminent sprout in Ruth 2:10-12 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?

11 And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.

12 The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust

Perseverance does not give your helpers good sleep…Keep knocking Ruth 3:18

Formula for perseverance = Prayer + work + tarrying (Extra effort) + FINO

FINO = Failure is not an option. After perseverance comes blessing and Fame Ruth 4:12-15

The name of Boaz and Ruth in the genealogy of Jesus according to Matthew appeared in number 11 while their name appeared in number 32 Ruth in the genealogy of Jesus according to Luke.

Number 11 means spiritual belongingness, refinement, balance or fulfilment while Number 32 means the totality of men on the earth. The number 32 is used 11 times in the Bible.

For every human action, there is God’s reaction therefore it is human action that produces divine reaction.
Preacher: Bro. Emmanuel.

Faithless Generation

Faith is like a pilgrimage leading to God. Faith can be seen, faith gives. if you are making mostly wrong choices, then you don’t have faith.
The reason why there are different versions of Bible today is because we tend to change the word of God from its original meaning to what we feel it should be. Language is evolving and it is having a high impact on the translation of the Bible into different versions. As Christians we have to learn to work by faith and not by sight.

A wise man has 2 properties:
1. He can heal the sick
2. He can cast out demons.

Examples of wise men in the Bible includes Jesus Christ, David and Solomon.
All things are possible to those who believe. Our faith should be working in every part of our lives.
We purchase books like 5 steps to receive the Holy Ghost because we think we can work with God by formulas. Relationship is not a formula.

Your environment determines your your faith. It is easier to exercise faith in the church rather than in your house because the environment in your house does not tolerate faith. Therefore you need to make your house contagious to faith.
Sometimes we dwell in the romantic era i.e based on our feelings and not on truth. The most difficult thing in Christianity is not the preaching of the gospel but the passing on of the faith from the father to the children.
One of the major source of faithlessness is unguided and inappropriate contact with unbelievers. It is either we influence our generation or our generation influences us. Even as faith is contagious, unbelief is contagious.
The key to fight a faithless generation is to maintain a life that is totally dependent on God.
What kind of generation are you?

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Preacher: Dr. Jose Nacionales.

My Spiritual Journey

Our spiritual journey didn’t begin when we accepted Jesus but long before we were born. Jeremiah1:5 “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”

When you read the word of God, 2 things are needful to have thorough insight of the word of God

1. Law of first mention: when was the word first mentioned in the bible before it’s new usage e.g Gilgal was first mentioned in Joshua 4:19-24.
2. Types and shadow : e.g Elijah was a type of God but not God. In 2 kings 2:1-6, the bible recorded that Elijah went with Elisha to Gilgal. When applying types and shadow, Elijah is a type of God which means that God was with Elisha throughout his journey.
God didn’t take a chance on us when creating us but he created us out of love. He loved to love us.
The new norm of Christianity in this day and age is not righteousness anymore but tolerance which is not in line with the precepts of God. God requires us to be holy as he is holy.

Spiritual journey can be categorized into 4 stages:

1. Gilgal: which means an entry place and the entry to the Christianity walk. In Joshua 5, God didn’t tell Joshua to circumcise the children of Israel in Gilgal but in Jordan. Most often we make the mistake of trying to convert unbelievers, all we have to do is to invite them to church and let God change them. You don’t live in your past but you learn from your past and therefore there is no more condemnation. We have to change our mindset. 1 peter 1:18-21. When you enter Gilgal, God want’s us to be responsible.

2. Bethel: After the entry place (Gilgal) comes Bethel which means the house of God. Applying the law of first mention, Bethel was first mentioned in Gen 28: 10-22. When you are in the house of God, you will have visions and dreams. The reason whyhttp://www.calvarytuenmun.com/wp-admin/post-new.php we don’t want to read the word of God is because we are afraid that it will read us. However, you have to belong to become.
When you are in the house of God, God will give u plans, purpose, principles and promises. God will never give you miracles but principles. The currency that is used in heaven is faith and principles leads you to miracles. God is not need-based but faith-based.

When you are in the house of God, you need commitment, dedication and you must bring your tithe to the house of the lord.

3. Jericho: means walk by faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7, Joshua 5:13-15. God doesn’t want to come and help us, he wants to  take over our lives. He demand total submission to his will. Joshua 6:1
The reason why things are getting hotter is because of who you are. The three Hebrew boys: Shadrach Meshach and Abednego fire was intensified because they chose not to bow down for the gods.  2 Tim 3:12, Gal 6:18. Faith means obedience. When God ask us to do something, it doesn’t make sense to us. Faithless people will always be on lookers of God’s blessing.

4. Jordan: speaks about death and resurrection. Every single day, you have to makeup your mind to be all out for God. Don’t be moved by man’s opinion. In Jordan, you have to deny yourself of worldly pleasures. John 12:24-26, Philippians 1:21. Christianity that is worth nothing means nothing.
Chesterton said- “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried”. 2 kings 2:10-12. Also in Jordan, you have to tear apart your old ways yourself.
You cannot see the new unless you tear the old.

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Preacher: Pastor John Malcolm.