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we have with us many people who are here for the first time. We are so blessed
and honored to have you here!
bless you, and God bless this time together as we gather from all over the
world! During one of our Praise Songs, I’ll ask you to write down the Country
or State that you are from, and we will see just how Great our God is, that we
can gather together!
of us are disabled and can’t get out of bed to go to a regular “church,” so we
made our own, First Online Praise & Worship! Amen! Let’s Praise the Lord!
PRAISE & WORSHIP!
thank you, gracious and holy Father, for the chance to meet here each week.
Thank you for the healings You have performed, and help us remember that Jesus
was only able to heal the ones who had the FAITH to accept the healing. In
Jesus' name, Amen.
The day my grandmother died was the day that my mother revealed
the circumstances of my birth to me. Grandma had raised me from an infant, due
to my Mom's frequent illness and hospitalizations. She suffered from what then
was a “garbage diagnosis”---schizophrenia, they called it, because my mother
would go into paranoid psychotic states. Though she never heard voices, the
presentation of her psychiatric illness was close enough back then to place herin that category.
My earliest memories were of my Grandma singing “Bringing In The
Sheaves” and “the Old Rugged Cross”, among other hymns, as lullabies to me. She
spoke often of Jesus--so much so that I thought of Him as a constant presence,
though I couldn't see Him.
I was sickly---I missed 99 days of kindergarten out of 180 total
days because of illness. I was domed to repeat kindergarten unless my
grandmother could prove I was smart enough to make it in first grade. She asked
how she could document this, so I was sent for an IQ test. My grandmother told
me my test results were a 135...high enough t qualify me for MENSA back then,
though I didn't know it.
The test results were nothing short of a miracle, as you will soon
see, and will play a vital part of my testimony.
After we left York Hospital, my mother said I'd be living with her
till I found a job. She then told me something I’ll remember for the rest of my
life...the circumstances surrounding my birth.
“I was jaundiced, and had toxemia,” she began. “The doctor
couldn't detect your heartbeat for the last month of my pregnancy. I found out
later that the doctor told your grandmother “[t]he mother's fine, but the
baby's stillborn.” I remember crying out to God to save you. To their great
surprise, they were able to revive you. I remember holding you in my cupped
hands. You were 2 pounds, 11 ounces, and you were mewing like a kitten.
“They told me you'd never lead a normal life---that if you did
indeed make it, that you'd be mentally and physically disabled [my
italics]---that you'd be sentenced to a nursing home for as long as you lived.”
Well, though I did run very high fevers---one as high as 106.7---I
suffered NO brain damage, and was able to lead a normal life for 18 years. I
may be physically disabled, but I have a mind---and it's still sharp.
May all beings praise the Lord our God, Who is able to turn death
into life! May it be to all of you according to your faith!
Matthew 9:20-22: 27-29 (NIV)
“20 Just then a woman who had been suffering from
chronic bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel of
his garment, 21 because she had been
saying to herself, “If I just touch his robe, I will get well.”
22 When Jesus turned and
saw her, he said, “Be courageous, daughter! Your faith has made you well.”
27 As Jesus was traveling on from there, two blind
men followed him, shouting, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” 28 When he had gone into the house, the blind men
came to him. Jesus asked them, “Do you believe I can do this?” They told
him, “Yes, Lord!”
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your
faith, let it be done for you!” 30 And their eyes were opened.”
Faith is our foundation. Without faith, how
can we be saved? ---for to be saved, we must BELIEVE that:
·Jesus is the promised Savior of the World (Isaiah 54:2-3; Luke
·He has the Authority to forgive our sins (Matthew 9:6;Eph 1:3-7)
·He died, and was raised from the dead (Romans 4:24-25; Romans 6:4)
·His Blood is the atonement for our sins, that we may receive life
everlasting (Eph.1: 6-8; 1 John 1-7).
“Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews
11:1) So, by our faith, we are given the ability to believe. Sometimes our
faith may not be strong, but, like the father of the demon-possessed boy, we
can cry out: “ Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” (Mark 9-23). So our
faith in Jesus as outlined above is the foundation of our salvation.
This does not mean that our faith remains the
same day to day. As human beings, we are subject to living in this world, in a
human body with fleshly failings. But we can reinforce our faith by talking to
each other, either in person or online. We are members of one Body, the Body of
Christ, and just as an arm or leg needs the support of the rest of the body, so
we need the support of one another in order to thrive in our faith.
I am lucky. I can tell when I've drifted away
from the Lord, because my physical pain increases. In this way, the Lord has
turned a burden into a blessing. You, too have been given a way to know when
you're becoming distanced from Him. Look at your behavior and the things you're
attracted to...are they things that a follower of Jesus would be attracted to?
Are your thoughts the kind of thoughts our King would approve of?
Just remember...Jesus is ALWAYS with you! He
said so! “I will never leave thee,
nor forsake thee.” (Heb. 13:5)
If anyone has a Prayer
Request or a Praise Report, please write it in the Comments (see Facebook).
If anyone has a need for healing,
please either write it here, or pray silently to God. Father God and Lord
Jesus, we place our hands on the screen so that our healing power of the Holy
Spirit can flow through to heal the sick, just as you told us that we would lay
hands on the sick, like you did.
For those that are sick, just touch your
screen and receive the healing power of the Holy Spirit now. Jesus is the Great
Physician and He has the power to heal you. You match Him with your faith.
Believe. Just believe. Have the faith of a child. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen!
From now on, you are healed. Every
word that comes out of your mouth is praise and worship! “Thank you for my
healing, Jesus!” “Praise you for this miracle!”
Jesus said that if you deny Him
before others, He will deny you before God the Father. If you accept Him, then
He will accept you before God the Father. Do you really want to accept Christ
and the way of life that he taught us? You can’t “sit on the fence” any more.
You have to come down and go to either accept Christ or to deny Him.
If you have not
yet accepted Jesus as your Lord and Personal Savior, you can do so in faith,
“Lord, I have not
accepted You fully into my heart, or I did once long ago, and have strayed. I
ask that you forgive my sins, enter my heart, and stay with me forevermore as
my Personal Lord and Savior. I thank you that by grace alone, and your death on
the cross, I can enter Heaven to be together forever with you.”
If you have said
this prayer in earnest, please let us know, so we get a Mentor for you, so that
we can disciple you from a ‘baby’ Christian to a ‘fully-grown’ Christian who is
then able to lead. We then go out to all ends of the earth, spreading the
Gospel or supporting those that do so. Amen!
Let us take Holy Communion together, after saying the Our
Father, as Jesus told us to pray
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
Our Father, Who art in Heaven...
Hallowed be Thy Name....
Thy kingdom come...
Thy Will be done...
On earth as it is in Heaven...
Give us this day our daily bread...
And forgive us our trespasses...
forgive those who trespass against us...
And lead us not into temptation...
But deliver us from evil...
For thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory...
Forever and ever... Amen...
TOGETHER WE PARTAKE
IN HOLY COMMUNION:
We proceed with Holy
Communion, as Christ commanded, in Remembrance of His Death:
TAKING THE BODY: We break off the bread, eat it as His
Body, and remember His Death for us. Amen. As we chew it and swallow it, it
cleanses our bodies and renews our spirits.
(Hold it up in
the air) Say aloud:
“This is the
body of Christ, in remembrance of His death, as He was beaten and scourged,
humiliated, and walked up the mountain to be nailed on the Cross with a crown
It will course
through all your veins, as all food does, to fill your inner body with energy
and strength. “Let it be so.” (EAT THE BREAD).
TAKING THE BLOOD: We sip the wine, drinking it as His
blood, remembering His Death for us. Amen. As we swallow, it cleanses our
bodies and our renews our spirits.(Hold
it up in the air) Say aloud:
“This is the
blood of Christ, in remembrance of His death, as it was shed for all men and
women, so He stood in our place for forgiveness of all sins.”(DRINK THE WINE.)
It will course
through all your veins, as all food does, to fill your inner body with energy
and strength. “Let it be so.”
Sit or kneel prayerfully
after taking Holy Communion, remembering Christ’s death for us. Christ does not
want us to forget it.
YOU ROB GOD? You rob Him in your tithes and offerings.” We are so pleased to announce that through
the valiant efforts and servitude of Dale Masters, and his listening to the
Holy Spirit, our orphans in Kampala with Steven Mwesigwa are moving on to a
has set up a Crowdfunding.org effort to raise $20,000 and make this into an
independent orphanage. We thank God for his following the prompting of the Holy
Spirit. Please donate $5, $10, or $50 per month as the Spirit leads you. Sign
up here: https://www.gofundme.com/vf58rvsa
Thank you for listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
CLOSING PRAYER BY
Lord, we come to you today at this hour to thank you for raising us up to stand
on Mountains, dear Lord, when were all down and all our Souls so Weary. When
troubles come and our Hearts burdened be, we are still and just wait here in
the silence until you come. You sit awhile with us.
You Raise Us Up So We Can
Stand On Mountains, You Raise Us All Up To Walk On Stormy Seas! Lord, we are
all strong when we are on your shoulders! Oh Lord, you raise us all up to more than
we can be! Lord, we thank you for raising us up the most when we needed it. In
Jesus’ Name We Pray, Amen!
As we conclude our Praise and
Worship Sabbath Service, we hope to bring faith to the hopeless, sight to the
blind, good cheer to the lonely, and good, close fellowship with the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Learn to listen to that voice
of the Holy Spirit. Did the Holy Spirit tell you how much money to give to the
orphanage? Listen to that still, soft voice, that wind. That prompting, the
urge, and get to know it well so that you may always be walking in the Spirit.
As we listen to this last
song, please step forward in faith if you know that you need to accept Christ
today. We will guide you and counsel you in the ways of the Lord, so that you
will be honorable before him, and your days will be long.You are dismissed to fellowship with one
another, to go sign up at https://www.gofundme.com/vf58rvsafor our sister
orphanage, or to accept Christ on this beautiful day.
To be “born again,” please note the PLAN
have sinned. (Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8)
is a penalty for sin (Romans 6:23; John 3:18)
cannot save yourself (Titus 3:5; James 2:10)
has been provided (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16; John 14:6)
conditions are simple:A. Repent (Luke
13:3); B Confess (1 John 1:9; Romans 10:9); C. Believe (Acts 16:31)
is your time for a Decision (Joshua 24:15; 2 Corinth 6:2)
Do you repent for your sins?
Do you confess your sins to the Lord?
Do you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as the
Son of God, into your heart?
You need to
announce it with your mouth and your words!
You need to open
your mouth and create in yourself a new heart, a rebirth into the things of
Then, you need
to be baptized in water, as a symbol of dying to yourself and becoming alive to
Christ. You live for Him, with Him, in Him, and follow His ways. All that was
in your past is now in your past, and you are “Born Again” into a new life with
That's all you have to do. In the name of Jesus. Amen!
See you on Tuesday for Bible Study!
Subject: "Using your Sword of the Spirit in Everyday Life"