August 31, 2020
I believe we are living in the outpouring of the Spirit in the last days; I know from my own life and ministry that I’ve seen some incredible miracles: and when I look at the wider church, the Gospel is reaching more people today than ever before! God IS pouring out His Spirit on all flesh. But the challenge facing the church is also greater than before. Secularism has eroded freedom to preach the Gospel in public spaces; the pandemic has restricted our freedom to gather and worship as a corporate body. The church is in valley of decision: how will it react to the eroding of its freedoms. And our nations are in a valley of decision: whom will they serve? The coming of the Lord is near. ‘”Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow - for their wickedness is great.” Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision’ (Joel 3: 14-15, KJV)
'Our God Reigns' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
August 28, 2020
God has promised to pour out His Spirit on all flesh in the last days. Many individual believers, churches and even nations are waiting for revival, believing for the latter rain as spoken by the Prophet Joel. I believe we are living in that day! God wants to stir us into action; that is why He allows the crisis! Today we are facing the greatest challenge ever to the church and indeed to our faith.
'Peace like a river' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
August 24, 2020
There is a solution! Whatever situation you are facing today, God will use it for His Glory. In John 9, as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 'And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.' Doubt is one of the enemy's biggest weapons against the believer: in the Old Testament he said to Eve, "Did God say...?" The devil destroys faith by replacing absolute trust with doubt; this is still the biggest problem in people's lives today. Faith only exists through trust in God and His Word.
August 21, 2020
God promises from Scripture that He would give us health and healing. How wonderful it is to be healed, but the bigger miracle is to enjoy health. In 2002, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. God said to me, ‘David, you’ve got a mountain in your life that you’ve got to move, and that mountain is to get that cancer out from your lung. If you can believe that without an operation you can be completely healed, then nothing will be impossible from there on.’
August 17, 2020
In your adversity, when you are facing hardship, if you will seek the Lord with all your heart, you will find Him. My whole message to you is: wherever you are; whether you are lonely; a single parent; living in isolation; in despair; if you, in the midst of your adversity, will seek the Lord, you will find Him! People are always asking, ‘how do I find God; where is He?’ God is right where you are! God has promised to give you rest in your times of adversity; His mercy will hold you up; in the multitude of your anxieties, His comforts will delight your soul’ (Psalm 94.13; 8-19).
'Sheltered in the Rock' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
August 14, 2020
So many think God is ‘nowhere’, but I want to tell you, God is ‘now here’. He is in the midst of your tribulations. ‘For the Lord your God is a merciful God; He will not forsake you, nor forget the covenant He made to your fathers’ (Deut 4:31). God is faithful to His promises! We have a covenant relationship with God! The New Testament is literally a new covenant between God and man, typified by the very name Jesus was given, ‘Emmanuel, God with us.’ The wonderful truth of this covenant is: ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.’ Jesus lived and worked with us; the thing I love about Jesus is that He spent 33 years living like us. So many think that up until the age of 30, Jesus did nothing; but that is not true: for 30 years He was here; He went to school, He had a job, He paid taxes; He lived as we live today, in the routine and drudgery of life. The ministry of Jesus began after He had lived amongst us for 30 years. That is why Jesus cares for us and understands our lives.
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August 10, 2020
We are living through a very critical time but let me encourage you: the more difficult the situation, the greater the Power of God! In Deuteronomy 4, the Lord says to the Israelites that they will be scattered among the nations and be left few in number (v27) – isn’t that the situation we are in today? The church has been scattered; we are unable to fellowship like we did at the beginning of the year; we now worship alone at home; for the churches that have reopened, the attendance is few in number. But God says in v29, ‘If from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.’
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