John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."







Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lighthouse Gospel Christmas Program 2014

Blessings to all of you. Today we would like to share messags from the Lightouse Gospel Church.

May you be blessed as you watch.


Cradle, Cross and Crown



Christmas Program 2014


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

THE END OF A FAMINE by David Wilkerson | World Challenge

THE END OF A FAMINE by David Wilkerson | World Challenge

 

THE END OF A FAMINE

THE END OF A FAMINE
By David Wilkerson
 
 
 
Published: 12/17/2014 - 12:00am
In Ruth 1:6 we read, “The Lord had visited his people in giving them bread.” The word came to Naomi that the famine in Judah was over—that once again God had visited His people with plenty of bread  and blessings. Memories of past blessings flooded Naomi’s soul, and she began to yearn for the holy  place. She was sick of Moab and its idolatry and death. So “she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return . . . wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was . . . and they went on the way to return” (Ruth 1:6-7).
Naomi’s daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth, said good-bye to parents, friends, and family. They told their lifelong loved ones they would be gone for good, that they were going to Judah—a place where God was “visiting His people.” Today, once again the Lord is visiting His people! Once again a famine has ended! Here at Times Square Church and in other churches around the world, the pure Word of God is going forth. When the Lord visits His people, He “gives them bread.” During this last famine of the Word, while others fled to today’s Moab—worldliness, lethargy, coldness, pleasure, and success—a holy remnant has persevered. They endured the self-exaltation of TV evangelists, the sordid sensuality that swept into God’s house, the foolishness in the pulpit, and the mockery of backslidden Christians.
They prayed, fasted, and interceded. And now the Lord has heard their cry and is visiting His people. Why is Times Square Church packed with hungry seekers? Because word has gotten out that God is here! People are hearing that a word from God is flowing. The same is true in other places, as the news spreads that a visitation of God is taking place. The famine is over! God has sent bread from heaven and if you haven't yet tasted it, then get out of Moab and go back to where God is visiting His people!
This is what Naomi and her two daughters did. Their departure for the border of Judah represented a move toward the Lord. They were being drawn by the Spirit of God, attracted by the news of His visitation.
 
Today, in the same way, in the Spirit I see untold thousands heading home, back to the fullness of Christ—away from the hype, the emptiness of the gospel of ease and prosperity, the double standards and half-heartedness.
 
 



by David Wilkerson | December 17, 2014                                        

Monday, December 15, 2014

2nd Lesson about Peter

Learning how to follow Jesus by Faith and not by sight only.


 
Today we are bringing you another study about the life of Peter. He was one of the disciples that Jesus called to follow him and became a fisher of men. Much has been talked about Peter, and today we are here to talk about this man aswell. Jesus called him to be one of the twelve apostleswhich would start the church of Jesus here on earth. The twelve received their call, just as you and I did aswell. I believe there are many lessons we can learn from  Peter's life.
As far as  I know  about temperaments that humans have;  Peter was a coleric leader by nature. Having a coleric temperament for a leader is great, because then leading will be easier, the hard part is to subject to another person to lead at the same time.
 
In the Church of Christ, we are ambassadors of His Kingdom; But just as Jesus subjected himself to the Father, so we must to submit to Him.
Mt. 4:18 - "And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers;"
Mt. 8:14 - "And Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother in bed, and a fever."

Jo. 1: 40.42 - "was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, one of the two who heard John speak, and followed him. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon, son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which means Peter). "

In Mt. 10: 2 we read as follows: - "Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; ". Mark 3:13 and Luke 6: 12-16 also describes the same. Jesus made sure to choose the men he would train as apostles. as Jesus called Peter to follow him. Peter left everything and followed him.
I do not know how many of us today, at this point if God appeared in our workplace and said: Follow me! How many would have left our employment, and everything; than rise and follow him? Well, actually Jesus says this to all of us as well. Because Jesus said in another passage that if we keep his Word, we are his disciples. Do you keep the Word of God? To keep here means to live according to the Word of God; and not as you believe it to be right.
John 8:31 "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples." Jesus makes an emphasis of teaching to stay in the Word of God; and if we do this we will be his disciples. It is easy to criticize Peter as he denied Jesus three times. It is easy to point the finger at others finding errors in them. But what about us? Is it easy for others to find errors when we do not act right before God?
Peter was a human being like you and I, prone to failure and also a courageous man who was facing life without fear. But we see that he had a need to be transformed, just like you and me too.  Let's look at Peter's life a little more.
Peter was:
A fisherman man - before he met Jesus Peter was a fisherman.
disciple maker - after Jesus call him, he was transformed into a disciple.
transformed man - Peter needed to be changed, he was a human being - with a sinful nature.
An anointed Man - Peter was anointed by Jesus. Jesus called him, transformed and anointed him for his calling.
Na obedient man and a servant - Peter was obedient to his master Jesus, and served Him until the end of his life.
man transformed into an apostle - Jesus made Peter one of the 12 apostles.
Equal to every human being, Peter began his journey as someone who had problems, had good talents and was a brave man; however, he needed to be transformed by Jesus. After Jesus called him, Peter started walking by faith. He watched Jesus and he saw that Jesus was not just a prophet; Jesus was different. Peter reached the understanding, given to him by the Almighty that Jesus was the Messiah for whom Israel was waiting.
On another occasion the disciples went with the boat to the other side of the sea, as Jesus commanded them. Jesus came walking upon the water. When Peter saw that he took courage to act upon faith. Please note, he learned that he should act by faith; Jesus had taught this to them. It was for this reason that Peter did so. We read in Matthew 14:28 that Peter decided to walk by faith; let's read the verse: - "And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water."
Let me ask you something, and be sincere. Would you have done what Peter did? Or you would have been on the boat, watching someone who dared to act by faith and walk by faith; without knowing the result of his action, believing that Jesus would take responsibility of the outcome?
And today are we prepared to act by faith and walk by faith, or do we prefer to see and then have faith? Well, I have good news for you if you expect to see first and then act; in this case you are not walking by faith and yes, walking by sight.
 
2 Corinthians 5: 7 ". (For we walk by faith, not by sight)" God wants to disciple us as he did the twelve, including Peter; to learn to walk by faith; and not by sight. We must learn to listen to God and follow his command by Faith. How is faith applied in practicle life? We have two verses in Hebrews 11 that teach us this, we will check.


Hebrews 11: 1,6 "1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him; . because it is necessary that he who comes to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him ". In verse one it tells us what faith is; and in verse 6 tells us to approach God we need faith. If you put the description of the first verse in the sentence of verse 6 we have the following:
"But without 'the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen' is impossible to please him; because it is necessary that he who comes to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. "Can you see yourself acting like that? Let us learn from Peter to be transformed into a true disciple of Jesus. Amen?
 
 
May the Lord bless us to learn every  step of the way to walk by Faith.
Antonina Penner.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

HOUR OF SURVEILLANCE


HOUR OF SURVEILLANCE
Greetings to all of you, may the grace and peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you. This morning I woke up with a passage in my mind, as if I was listening to someone teaching me, but I heard it in my own voice. I felt God telling me to post this here so that everyone could enjoy the Word that I received this morning.
Soon after the day that God spoke strongly in my heart to open a group named: “Vigilant Interssores in the Church of Jesus Christ” on Facebook, (sorry it is in Portuguese) God has spoken so deeply in my heart on a daily bases as I read the devotionals from David Wilkerson, and thereafter God leads me to other passages that correspond with the same topic. This morning around 6 o´clock when I woke up, God led me to think about several things, and I'll put them here as the Spirit of God ministered to my heart. I noticed that a passage from Revelation that God gave to John for the Seven Churches came into my mind, because I searched yesterday where it is written that it says that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega and I found these passages:
Revelation 1:8 - I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord , who is and who was and who is to come , the Almighty .
Revelation 1:11 - Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last : and what thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia : to Ephesus , and unto Smyrna , and unto Pergamos , and Thyatira , and to Sardis , and to Philadelphia, and Laodicea .
Revelation 21:6 - And he said unto me , It is done . I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To him who is thirsty I will give of the fountain of the water of life .
Rev 22:13 - I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End , the First and the Last.

I began to meditate on these passages and realized that much is preached about the fact that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was Jesus and that through HIM everything was formed, but very little is said about the Omega. The Omega means last, the end. Why do so few pastors talk about the end? Is there a constraint or awkwardness feeling regarding of how people will respond to this? Will they respond favorably or not? We must remember that the author of these verses quoted above is not a human being, and yes, it was the Lord Jesus who sent his servant to write this; so we can and should meditate on it. There was a time in the beginning when God created everything, and it is this same God who will take care of the End of all things. And the beautiful part of this is knowing, God has already sent the Savior who took our place on the cross, and God has provided everything the same way for an extraordinary END for all HIS children. That is what it means in Ephesians chapter 1:3-5, where the apostle ministering God's Word to us says: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will,"[1]

Before the foundation of the world God had a plan for His family, for all those who receive the grace of forgiveness after the fact that each of us went astray like sheep according to Isaiah 53:6: - "We all walked like sheep have gone astray , each of us has turned to his own way ; . , but the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all."  Yet to all who received him ... John 1:12 - "Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."
God has prepared a destination in glory for all the humans that receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And God speaks to the 7 churches in Revelation evaluating each one of them as how they were standing before God.
Does God evaluate the Churches in our days as well? Absolutely!!! Take some time and read the chapters in Revelation starting from chapter 2, and you will notice what God says to them. God sees everything I do, and everything what you do, and it says what is approved and what is not approved. This reminds me of what the Word says about Eli who was a priest, and his sons were being very thoughtless on everything they did. They were very selfish and did not sanctify themselves before God as was required from a priest; they proceeded in the temple as they thought was acceptable. The thought that came to my mind and in my heart this morning was: “Is this actually happening in our churches today?” If God would evaluate me today, as indeed He does evaluate everyone of us, would I be described as Eli´s sons were? Or does God say of me: “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” as it is said in Mathew 25:23?
Eli saw that his sons were not faithful to the Word of God and did not conduct themselves properly according to how a priest should do. But Eli took no action upon this matter, he would not call their attention about the wrong procedure before God, and he let them act in the temple as they desired.
There is a great danger in this, for we allow the worldliness enters the courts of the Lord and this God does not accept. The Bible is very clear when it says that the friendship with the world is enmity with God.
James 4:4 - You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”
The Holy Spirit questioned ​​me this morning, saying: "Will you share with the people whom you can reach, this concern about my Word as I gave it to you?"
May God bless us that we may be renewed in Christ Jesus and that He may work through us in the church that bears the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ . Amen ?


The Peace of the Lord Jesus.
Missionary Antonina Penner .
Highest Perspectives Ministries.


[1] http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Eph%201:3-5&version=NIV

Rev. Billy Graham