By Pastor Richard Gazowsky
“Then Jesus said, ‘Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.’”
In this verse of Scripture you can see that the Lord is releasing an incredible amount of power to His people. But you must realize, to come to the place of this great power release you must many times appear to be incredibly weak and vulnerable ~ totally trusting His power alone.
Remember that the Lord said, “Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, ‘They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known My ways.’” So what is the way of God? David faced the huge giant Goliath with just a little sling and five smooth stones ~ impossible odds. The world’s most sophisticated army pursued Moses, with hundreds of thousands of slaves at the edge of the Red Sea. They were literal killing machines, only held back by the phenomenon of a pillar of fire ~ but ready to crush the slaves the moment they could. Or is it the Lord Jesus Himself, hanging naked on a cross for the sins of the entire world? In each situation we learn the ways of God. His ways are not our ways.
We were, as a church, commanded by the Lord to fast and pray for America until November eighth, Election Day. God told me through the Prophet Timothy, “Do not pray about your own situation, but instead pray for America and God’s concern for the world.” If we pray about the Lord’s concerns, He will take care of ours. Remember, you’ve got to know His ways.
It might be difficult and you need to dress appropriately, but we will continue to have church at every scheduled service at 1970 Ocean Ave (in the church, or in front of the church). Whatever, it’s going to be very enjoyable! This week we have the Holy Spirit App Store on Sunday at 11am, Sunday Worship at noon, Prophetic Service Monday with Prophet Vello Vaim at 6pm, Laughing with God Tuesday night at 7pm, Thursday and Friday prayer meetings from 8-9pm, and Lumination youth service at 6pm, held there right on schedule. Check your email for schedule updates!
When Jesus was crucified, for a moment the church with scattered. But as Jesus said, “On this rock I will build My church.” God builds the church this way, not for the purpose of making you feel comfortable, but for the purpose of giving you a firm spiritual foundation that will last for many generations. So make sure you take part in everything that God is doing with “A Place To Meet Jesus.” Your children should also take part in this as it will give them a firm foundation on the Rock!
You were all there that Sunday morning when Timothy Snodgrass prophesied that my family and I should focus on praying for America. We are being exactly obedient to that word, and invite you to join us as we pray every day on periscope. Make sure that you and your family are also obedient to the word of God.