God’s still working on you

Today as I was meditating on Ezekiel chapter 1, the Holy Spirit started teaching me that, even when Ezekiel was a captive, God was working in him.

1. Ezekiel saw heavens open.

2. He saw visions of God.

3. The word of The Lord came to him.

4. The hand of The Lord was upon Him.

5. He could hear noises

6. He could see the appearance.

 

Beloved, whatever may be your situation, our God can still use you and He is not over with you. The Holy Spirit is still working in and on you and you will have visions, dreams and revelations. In these last days spend time with Holy Spirit and He will enrich you and help you to grow.

Author: Pst Roy Philip (NLFA Baroda)

People In your life

God places people in our lives for a variety of reasons. Some we will never know, Some will be quite obvious. One thing I’ve learned is that no matter how saved and loving you are, there is always going to be someone who is going to dislike you. The bad part about  it is that sometimes these people are the people we care the most about… and we name them as our “friends“,”brother” or “sister”.

I recall a time when I was going through a lot and even today I go in such situation. It seemed as though everything that could go wrong, DID! But  I had someone who was there for me and had my back  (so I thought). That person  would listen to me whine, watch me cry, and offer advice and stand with me unconditionally even if I am wrong.

Sounds like a true friend right? Well… Let me tell you what that person didn’t do. That person never offered encouragement. That person never gave me hope that everything would be okay. When I think about it, That person never even offered to help me! In fact, when things began to work in my favor, our conversations began to get shorter. I also began to notice that every time I would call that person to share good news or visited them, that person would seem uninterested. The more I reached out to that person , the more they avoided  me. You see, that person was not there for me when I was down because that person got a kick out of seeing me when I was down, But that person never wanted or expected me to get back up!

That person separated self from me as blessings started coming into their lives. The words that were a blessing once today become objectionable. Attitudes changed, behaviors changed, character changed, equations changed, relationship changed, everything changed into negative. They forgot the days of excellence and love, togetherness we shared as a family. That person started avoiding me and separated themselves from me. I cried and cried and did all that is in my authority and capacity to restore relation but that is treated as my weakness. I asked forgiveness for anything known and unknown that hurt that person but that person explored new topics or methods to blame, complain and reject.

Finally God gave a revelation and that settled me.
“God often removes people from our lives to protect us.”
Think about that before you run after them!

The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. ~Proverbs 12:26

Lord, Help us to recognize which people have priority in our lives and which ones to let go. Reveal those who pretend to love us, Remove those who love to hate us, and Protect us from those who wish to harm us. Lord forgive them as they do not know what they are doing. In Jesus name, Amen.

Author : Pst Roy Philip (NLFA Baroda)

Due Season for every sown seed

There is a due season – wait for it.

Restoration is an important part of christian living, calling.
Galatians 6:1

Our love for Christ is only as our love for our neighbors.
We should be practicing christian not just professing.

Galatians 6:6-10

God has a timetable for every seed we plant.
His timetable is not always our timetable.
Sometime “due season” means quick return, but sometimes slow return that may take years – even a life-time.

But we can count on three things:-

1. God will cause a harvest to come from your seeds.
2. God is never too early – or too late. He is right on time, with our best interest at heart.
3. Our harvest will have the same nature as our seeds sown- good seeds bring good
harvest, bad seeds bring bad harvest.

What we are to do during the growing time of our seeds?

1. Refuse to be discouraged.
2. Determine to keep your faith alive and active.
3. Give and keep on giving; love and keep loving.

Know this harvest is granted. Continue in an attitude of expectancy.
Do not lose heart, harvest is certain.
God has promised to multiply those good seeds back to you.

There is a due season – wait for it.

Author : Pst Roy Philip (NLFA Baroda)

Pulling Down StrongHolds

2 Corinthians 10:3-6

Strongholds are first established in the mind, that is why we are to take every thought captive.

Behind a stronghold is also a lie – a place of personal bondage where God’s Word has been subjected to a non scriptural idea or personally confused belief that is held to be true.

Behind every lie is a fear, and behind every fear is an idol. Idols are established wherever their exists a failure to trust in the provisions of God, that are ours through Jesus Christ.

Some of the weapons that can pull down these strongholds are:

1.   God’s Word. – Hebrews 4:12-13

2.   The blood shed by Jesus upon the Cross –  Revelations 12:11

3.   The name of Jesus – Mark 16:17

Strongholds are pulled  down and confronted bondage is broken as these spiritual weapons of our warfare are employed – Ephesians 6: 13-18

 

Author :

Pst Roy Philip (NLFA Baroda)

Discerning the true prophets of God

As for the prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, the prophet will be known as one whom the Lord has truly sent.” (Jeremiah 28:9 NKJV)

In these last days, we need to be careful about prophets. Bible is very clear about it as mentioned in the above verses.

A true prophet, is who whose previous prophecies came to pass and never contradicted.

Please meditate following bible verses and know what God says.

Deuteronomy Chapter 13.
Deuteronomy 18:20-22
Ezekiel 13:1-10, 20-23
Matthew 7:15-20, 22-23

Please do not judge anyone, but know for yourself what you must know. We have many spirit filled prophets in this face of the earth listening from God the Father and
speaking to his children what they heard. So give ears carefully and listen when God speaks but discern what is right and what is wrong.

Apostle Paul taught us to test every spirit. May The Lord God by His Holy Spirit give the spirit of discerning to know the truth and to know the true prophecies.
Amen

 

Author:

Pst Roy Philip (NLFA Baroda)

5 Things to Look for in a Pastor

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, a time when Christians are encouraged to express gratitude to their pastors, ministers and leaders.

But the subject gives rise to a question:

What makes a pastor a leader you can trust and follow and ultimately appreciate, not just every October but the other eleven months of the year?

I’m sure we all have our “non-negotiable” characteristics. I’ve come up with a list of five things (based on Scriptures found in Titus and 1 Timothy 3) that I think Christians may want to look for in a pastor. I feel very blessed to know that the pastors I’ve had the privilege of sitting under through the years all possessed these qualities.

1. Boldly teaches God’s Word
Being a capable public speaker is important, but even more than that, a good pastor is concerned about teaching his congregation solid doctrine. He teaches “all Scripture” – that is, he doesn’t skip over the tough or unpopular verses in the Bible. His commitment to truth is evident.

2. Serves people
Loving and taking care of people – both saved and unsaved – is a hallmark of a good pastor. The pastor reaches out to the lost, and tends to his flock within the church. This concern is evident in his hospitality towards others and his work as a peacemaker.

3. Leads with both strength and humility
Every pastor regularly faces challenges in his role. It’s important in those times that he leads with strength, wisdom and conviction. He must also exemplify humility, just as Jesus did.

4. Upright in his own life
A pastor’s ability to lead starts with himself – he has to be a man of personal integrity, “above reproach.” This includes all areas – trustworthy with money, free from vices such as drunkenness, and not prone to an ill-temper. In short, a good pastor lives a holy and disciplined life.

5. A good family man
If married, a pastor should be a faithful husband and an effective father. Even amidst all the demands placed on a pastor by his church, he still must give high priority to his wife and children.

Source : CP

OUR AWESOME CREATOR

Entire creations is filled with signs that point to the creator.

Psalm 104:24 says, “the earth is full of Your(God) possessions“.

If there is a creation, there ought  to be a CREATOR.

Bible in Genesis 1:1 says, “ in the beginning God created the heavens and earth.” 

 

So bless The Lord O my soul!

Meditate Psalm 104 and praise the sovereign Lord for His creation and providence.

This psalm is a poetic summary of God’s creation of the world as found in the first chapter of Genesis. What God created each day is mentioned by the writer as a reason to praise God.

 

On day one, God created light (104:1, 2; Genesis 1:3);

day two, the heavens and the waters (104:2, 3; Genesis 1:6);

day three, land and vegetation (104:6-18; Genesis 1:9-13);

day four, the sun, moon, and stars (104:19-23; Genesis 1:14-16);

day five, fish and birds (104:25, 26; Genesis 1:20-23);

and on day six, animals, people, and food to sustain them (104:21-24, 27-30; Genesis 1:24-31).

 

God’s act of creation deserves the praise of all people.

 

Author: Pst Roy Philip (NLFA Baroda)