Celebrating Life, A Time of Healing and Thanksgiving part 2

The Luton Gospel Community Choir (LGCC) continues to serve the community here in Bedfordshire (UK) and its surrounding communities, for the past 9 years. They are on the radio; on our television screens; in our local schools and churches; in our local mall…They are actively spreading the good news of the gospel(1).

On Saturday, 29 October 2011, the Choir held their ninth anniversary concert at the Dunstable Conference Centre. It has been receiving very good reports of its impact on the community. It takes hard work and dedication to remain committed to such a cause. Although pictures are posted of smiling faces and videos are shared with voices in harmony, success like this does not come without sweat and tears. Ensuring the work continues to move forward comes with joys and sorrows. It is for this reason I take the time to give God thanks for the work He has done through this team and say a big THANK YOU and WELL DONE!
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Entering the Enemy’s Camp – Part 3

Fear versus Fear

There is fear of the Lord meaning, a ‘deep awe and reverence for the majesty and holiness of God.’ Proverbs 1:7 tells us that, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” The fear of the Lord is what keeps us from contaminating our vessels. Fear of the Lord is therefore, the start of our Christian journey, I believe. “Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.” (Acts 13:26, KJV)

Then there is fear—to be afraid, frightened. This fear is what the enemy uses to trap many babes in Christ. Being a babe in Christ is not threatening to the enemy and his army of demons. However, a mature believer who continues to grow [getting closer to God through prayer and fasting; reading the bible and applying its instructions to their lives—faith in action; constantly praising God] that is a follower of Christ who can do damage to the kingdom of darkness. That’s a believer who is armed with weapons of mass destruction, ready and willing to go into the enemy’s camp and not just take back what he has stolen, but seal the entrance where he once gained access to carry out the operation of robbery. Then help release the prisoners.
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The Solution Disguised in the Problem

Did you know that the same switch that put off your light can put it on again? Of course you do! Since it is the same switch that puts on and off your light, it depends on what you decide to do with the switch. If it has put off your light, switch it again.

Did you know that the same stairs that took you “down” can take you “up”? Of course you do! Should you find yourself down, having been taken there by the stairs, don’t complain. Whether you will remain down or go up depends on you. If you want to be “up”, reverse your direction and follow the same stairs that took you down—they will take you up, guaranteed!
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Entering the Enemy’s Camp – Part 2

“See, you’re trying to steal my joy, my peace, my family and bring confusion to my mind but I won’t allow it. I refuse to go to that place of confusion. All that you are trying to steal, God gave them to me. They are mine ‘for keeps’. I will not allow you to rob me of my joy or my peace.

God told me that I am free: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (St. John 8:36, KJV). I believe God. Moreover, through my freedom, comes love[1] that ignites my joy, my peace, and my self-control. These are included in the many gifts that God has given to me, so I can worship Him in spirit and in truth. Therefore, I command you, in the name of Jesus Christ, to take your hands off me and all those connected to me. I have allowed you and your demons to sit comfortably in my house but no more! My freedom in Christ, represents broken chains for God told me that EVERY SHACKLE HAS BEEN BROKEN.
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Entering the Enemy’s Camp – Part 1

Introduction

Wednesday 29th April 2009

07:00 – I went into the kitchen to start breakfast, shortly after devotion, this morning. A down feeling came over me. I started singing the following song and bringing forth the following message:

“Bless the Lord

Oh my soul

And all that is within me

Bless His holy name…”

“I’m encouraging myself in the Lord today because the enemy desires to keep me down, and I refuse to stay this way” It was hard to praise with that heaviness and I started to think of others in similar situation and how I could encourage them. At this point, I envisaged a congregation of people with the spirit of heaviness upon them and I started to say to them, “I want you to help me bless the Lord today. Tell yourself to bless His holy name. Come on and…
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Capture the Scope of Our Hope

The Bible assures us that hope doesn’t disappoint (Romans 5:5). In reality, there are many people who have hoped for certain things without getting them. Were they disappointed? Maybe, but this is only if they minimised the scope of their hope. 1 Corinthians 15:15 says: ‘If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men’.

Hope is counted among the three things that shall not pass away in 1 Corinthians 13. This means that even when one has lost all things, including life itself, he shall have not lost a thing if his hope was set at the right place (see Hebrews 11:13,39).
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