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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas...


Love was given in the person of Jesus Christ. An everlasting gift! A demonstration of God's grace.
Christmas have definitely become very commercialized but so too are the other Christian celebration such as Easter. We need to be focus on the biblical reasons. We needed a saviour and he was sent to us. He probably wasn't born in December, but he was born!
Let's celebrate God's greatest gift. I will definitely be going to church to praise and honour Him like every Sunday and then be a blessing to people. I will have dinner with family as we commemorate His birth. I will also share the holy communion with our congregation as well as with family members.
I pray that you and your family have a blessed Christmas.

Much love in Christ,

James.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Overloaded?

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." 
Hebrews 12:1-2 (KJV)

An airplane can only carry a certain amount of weight. Overloading the plane can cause serious problem and may even result in a disaster. Like a plane, we can only carry a certain amount of weight. The bible tells us to lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily weighed down and hinders us from running and winning the race.

Too many people are overloaded. They are overloaded with worry, fear, anger, offense, unforgiveness, discouragement, strife, bad relationships and past sins. They have too much baggage and that is causing them to be ineffective and they are not able to run and soar in life.

Overloaded people fail. They will fail in marriage, ministry, in their family, career and in whatever dreams they have. It is not God's will for us to fail. He wants us to succeed in every area of life. He has provided within His words the power to see us through every circumstances of life.

Release the load that is holding you back and obstructing and delaying you from your destiny. Let go of the past hurts, disappointments and traumas. Stop blaming others and stop living to the expectation of others. Rather get in line with God's word and repent from any sins and be free from everything that is keeping you bound and run friend run till you soar in life like an eagle over all the storms of life.

Every plane must land for check up before taking off again. Check yourself today. Is their any load that is not worth carrying? Let it go!

Take an inventory of your life. Pray for wisdom to recognize what is causing your loss and take the courage to rectify and write off things that are excess baggage. Move beyond your regrets and mistakes. It's time to fly.

"Pride leads to destruction; humility leads to honor." 
Proverbs 18:12 (CEV).

"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time." 
1 Peter 5:6

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." 
James 4: 10

Monday, November 28, 2011

Power of Love

Love is one thing that can help us survive the storms of life.
Love will sustain us through the most difficult journeys of our life. 
Love is powerful, strong and forces every other power to succumb to its feet. 

 

 

 

1 John 4:8

8 "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." (NIV)
 Love is a person – God is love.
The Holy Spirit is really the only true source of Holy love (Romans 5:5)
Love is the badge of true Christianity (1 John 4:19-21).
You and I will be judged by the love expressed toward God…and towards others.
If you do not discern true love around you, you will alienate good people and embrace evil people.
If we fail to grow the love nature of the Holy Spirit, we will become a well of anger, a volcano of poison, and a carrier of spiritual cancer… into our home, our job and our church.

Remember that the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness , temperance :against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).

In this journey of life, disappointment and injustice may be inevitable and offenses cannot be stopped.
But only one weapon is capable of defusing the deadly poison of Satan…the weapon of love.
You can only conquer through understanding the awesome power of Holy Love.
So choose today to walk in love...forget your past!

(Some points courtesy of M.Murdock - Special thanks to my daughter, Karen Arekion who helped me word this document)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Satan's limitation

44 "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44 (NIV)

14 "And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." 2 Corinthians 11:14 (AMP)

Satan is the father of lies and the master of disguise.
God Himself has put limitation on Satan.

Satan was originally an angel - an anointed cherub . He is a creature and not a creator. He was Lucifer meaning star of the morning but when iniquity was found in him, he was kicked out of heaven and brought the fall of a third of the angels and he became Satan, the prince of darkness. God created Lucifer as one of the highest angel in God’s angelic kingdom. (Scripture reference: Ezekiel 28:12-19; Isaiah 14:12-14: Luke 10:19: )


The lies that Satan wants you to believe such as is:
He is omnipresent
He is omniscient
He is omnipotent
He is none of the above!


He was a created being and has limitations.
He cannot be present everywhere - Rev. 2: 12-13
7 dwelling places of Satan recorded in the bible:
1. Third heaven - Isa. 14: 12-14
2. Garden of Eden - Gen. 3: 1-6
3. Walking the earth - Job 1:7, 2:2
4. 2nd heaven - Eph. 2 :2
5. Cast to the earth - Rev. 12:9
6. Bottomless pit - Rev. 20:1
7. Lake of fire - Rev. 20:10
Footnote: There are three heavens (2 Cor. 12:1-7 and God dwells in the third heaven)

He is not omniscient - all knowing.
If that was the case then why did he tell Herod where baby Jesus was? (Matt. 2:16)

He is not omnipotent - We have been given power and authority over him (Luke 10: 19)

God created Lucifer with limitations.
One of his duty was to lead choir, praise and worship, in the presence of God.
He was created with tambourines, flute and harps.
However, an orchestra is a sizable instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Lucifer had the string section (harps), he had the percussion (tambourines) and the woodwind (flutes) but he didn't have the brass (trumpets).
(Scripture references: Ezek. 28:13 and Isa. 14:11)

The sound of the trumpet broke the walls of Jericho - Joshua 6:1-7


Its by the sound of the trumpet that the church will be raptured - 1 Cor. 15: 52


You and I as believer need to blow the trumpet of prayer and praise in order to defeat him.

Paul and Silas defeated Python when they begun to praise God and the foundation of the prison was shaken.
Acts 16: 16-34...
"And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house."

to be continued

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Praise elevates us into God’s presence and power


Praise and worship is probably one of the most important aspect of the Christian walk. It is through praise and worship that we draw near to God. 

Psalm 100:4 says that we enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise.

Psalms 22 says he that He inhabits the praises of His people. 

In the old testament people worshiped at Jerusalem in the temple. When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well He told her that the hour had come when all worshipers must worship the Father in spirit and in truth and that the Father even sought such worshipers (John 21-24).  

With this in mind, we would like to invite you and your family to join us as we lift our voices to praise and worship our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Make plans to join us...

It's Time 2 Shine

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spirit of Python

From the first book of the bible,Genesis, to the last book known as Revelation, the bible describes Satan, the devil, as Serpent. He was there in the Garden and he will be present waging war in the last days.

"Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. " 
Gen.3:1
                                                                                                                                                       
"And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years." 
Rev. 20:2

Jesus Himself referred to Satan, devils and evil spirits as serpents - Luke 10: 17 - 20.

Serpent, a synonym for Snake have fifteen recognized families comprising 456 genera and over 2,900 species.
However, in the book of the Acts of the Apostles, one specific species is mentioned. The Acts of the Apostles was successfully written by Luke the Physician. He could write the book simply because the Apostles acted! They didn't just hear the commandments and instructions of Jesus, but they acted upon the Word. That is what faith is. Faith is to act upon the Word!
We are still living in the dispensation where the Word needs to be believed and acted upon in order to produce.
In Acts 16, Paul and Silas were confronted by a specific spirit referred to as Python. Out of all the species of snake, the bible specifically mentions Python.

What is Python?
Pythons are a family of non-venomous snakes. Among its members are some of the largest snakes in the world. Most members of this family are ambush predators, in that they typically remain motionless in a camouflaged position and then strike suddenly at passing prey. They will generally not attack humans unless startled or provoked. Prey is killed by a process known as constriction, then, by applying and maintaining sufficient pressure to prevent it from inhaling, the prey eventually succumbs due to asphyxiation. Death is caused by suffocation, with the victim not being able to move its ribs to breathe while it is being constricted.

Paul and Silas was on the way to pray and was confronted by a woman demon-possessed with a spirit of python.
Prayer is communion and communication with God. This communion maintain the life of God in us. The spirit of Python is after breath. Breath in the bible refers to the life of God (Gen. 2:7, John 20:21-22). The spirit of python wants to choke the life of God out of you. It squeezes and constrict you as a victim. Suddenly, you feel pressured, burdened, discouraged and the life, love, joy and peace of God is slowly being choked out of you.
Now, you don't feel like praising God. You no longer want to pray and spend time with God. Suddenly, you begin to compromise the Words of God...Python is choking the breath of God out of you...

Want to know more?

Come and listen to this powerful, life changing meeting on Wednesday. This teaching will be available on CD and DVD in Creole. It is a two part series and will help you understand and be delivered from the spirit of python.
Don't be a prey to this spirit. Overcome it by the power of the Word in the name of Jesus. This spirit will try to imprison you like it did with Paul and Silas but if you begin to praise God even when you may not feel like it, then the presence and power of God will manifest to set you free.



References:
Wikipedia
Encyclopedia
Recommendation:
Jentezen Franklin - Spirit of Python available on YOUTUBE

Monday, October 24, 2011

The return of the ancient spirits



“Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.” -  Prov.23:12.

Dear Friends,

Do you know that we are living in the end times?
Are you aware that Jesus will return soon?
Do you know and understand bible prophecy?
Are you sure of your salvation?
Do you know the revelation concerning the Seven World Empires?
Do you know about the Spiritual Conflict of the empires?
What are principalities and what are their main jobs?
Do you know concerning the four future conflicts foretold in the bible?

Let me give you a scripture to think and meditate on:
               “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back…” (Rev 12:7 ESV)

I have underlined an important factor in this verse.
I invite you to come and learn biblical truth and prophecy concerning the future.

The ancient spirits will be unleashed – Who are they? What will they do? How many are there? Who is this dragon and who are his angels?

Join me Sunday 30th October at 8am.






Thursday, August 11, 2011

Discernement




“…Et plusieurs faux prophètes s'élèveront et en séduiront plusieurs: et parce que l'iniquité prévaudra, l'amour de plusieurs sera refroidi.”  Mat 24:11-12

Dans ce verset, Jésus Christ révéla l’avènement des derniers jours à ses disciples 2000 ans de cela en disant que l’amour de plusieurs saint se refroidirait.

L’Apôtre Paul donna cet enseignement à Timothée :

 « Sache que, dans les derniers jours, il y aura des temps difficiles.  Car les hommes seront égoïstes, amis de l'argent, fanfarons, hautains, blasphémateurs, rebelles à leurs parents, ingrats, irréligieux, insensibles, déloyaux, calomniateurs, intempérants, cruels, ennemis des gens de bien, traîtres, emportés, enflés d'orgueil, aimant le plaisir plus que Dieu, ayant l'apparence de la piété, mais reniant ce qui en fait la force. Éloigne-toi de ces hommes-là. Il en est parmi eux qui s'introduisent dans les maisons, et qui captivent des femmes d'un esprit faible et borné, chargées de péchés, agitées par des passions de toute espèce, apprenant toujours et ne pouvant jamais arriver à la connaissance de la vérité. »
2 Timothée 3 :1 - 7

Beaucoup de Chrétiens aujourd’hui ne connaissent même pas les Dix Commandements, mais dans le livre D’Exode, la Bible stipule :

« Tu ne prendras point le nom de l'Éternel, ton Dieu, en vain; car l'Éternel ne laissera point impuni celui qui prendra son nom en vain. »
Exode 20 :7

L’Apôtre Jean lui même nous enseigne d’éprouver tout les esprits pour savoir s’ils sont de Dieu et il confirme également les paroles de Jésus qui dit que beaucoup de faux prophètes viendront pour séduire dans les derniers temps

« Bien-aimés, n'ajoutez pas foi à tout esprit; mais éprouvez les esprits, pour savoir s'ils sont de Dieu, car plusieurs faux prophètes sont venus dans le monde. Reconnaissez à ceci l'Esprit de Dieu: tout esprit qui confesse Jésus Christ venu en chair est de Dieu; et tout esprit qui ne confesse pas Jésus n'est pas de Dieu, c'est celui de l'antéchrist, dont vous avez appris la venue, et qui maintenant est déjà dans le monde. Vous, petits enfants, vous êtes de Dieu, et vous les avez vaincus, parce que celui qui est en vous est plus grand que celui qui est dans le monde.
Plus que jamais, nous devons apprendre a discerner la volonté de Dieu pour notre vie et ce qu’Il désire vraiment pour nous. »
1Jean 4 :1-4

Nous ne pouvons pas écouter chaque personne qui parle en disant : « Ainsi parle L’Eternel » ou « L’Eternel me dit de te dire » ou « L’Eternel m’a dit ».  Il nous faut mesurer et juger chaque parole en accord avec le caractère et la Parole de Dieu.
Comment savoir si une parole vient de Dieu, de l’homme ou du diable ?
Cet enseignement du Pasteur James Arekion vous éclaircira sur ce sujet.
Chaque enseignement de notre Pasteur est basé sur les Ecritures. 
Rejoignez-nous afin que ce message ouvre vos yeux, bâtisse votre foi et change votre vie.

« Car Dieu n'est pas un Dieu de désordre, mais de paix. Comme dans toutes les Églises des saints »
1 Cor 14 :33

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