Sunday, January 21, 2018
"Culmination Of Daniel's Fast..."
The pastor said in his sermon that the church will be experiencing opposition, challenges from outside territories as well as inside the church. That's always been the case when moving forward faithfully and obeying what the Lord has called the church to do. But through incessant and ardent prayers and focussing the goodness of God, departing from the church is not likely to happen. This is a crucial time where the strong and faithful believers stay to keep the faith. And I expect that to be true. For me personally, I'd rather have a few from the flock than a multitude of lukewarm and baby Christians.
The second highlight of Today is our culmination of our corporate Daniel's Fast. Twenty-one days of giving up coffee, social media, sugar, Netflix, shopping and maybe even refraining yourself from gossiping, faultfinding and judging on first impressions towards people are so freeing since all that stops today and go to the usual businesses of life.
Whereas my family, my three sisters, mom and my nephew decided to eat out in a restaurant and enjoy the "comeback" freedom to eat recklessly. We had a lot of fun talking and discussing the message that was preached--how to go about being bold this year 2018 for Jesus.
First, we need to realize that Satan, our enemy and the king of all lies, is our enemy and that he wants every believer to be silent and timid.
Second, we need to remove the reproach and contempt; the thoughts and scorn put on by the proud and envious people. That taunting regards could even come from your family so beware and be ready with what you're going to say.
Third, we have to recognize the catalyst of your boldness. With that authority that has been given to us, as believers, the power to heal is upon us in the name of Jesus. That would shut the enemies' mouth and nothing they could say against it.
With the last one is what I marvel the most...We need to rise up!
In the book of Acts 4:29 says, "And now, Lord, their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
v30 says that "By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
v31 says that "And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they speak the word of God with Boldness."