September 7, 2020
Romans 8 says, ‘When we know not what to pray for as we ought, the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us.’ Simply talk to God as you would a friend. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Miracles happen by the simple way in which we relate and communicate with Him. God is present, He’s the unseen guest, the silent listener to every conversation. I know God is there, He is listening. Before we ask, He’s already heard everything; He knows what is in our heart, what we think, what we want, what we need, but He wants us to put it into words.
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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 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).
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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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July 31, 2020
We must come to God with a positive expectation of faith, believing that when we pray according to His Will, not only does He hear us, but He will answer! God rewards faith! Far too many people pray without any real belief that God will answer them. I want to remind you, even when we pray the sinner’s prayer, we must believe that God has heard and answered us. The writer to the Hebrews said, ‘He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him’ (11.6).
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July 27, 2020
When there is a crisis in our lives our only hope is Christ. You - we - have to get an answer from God! When Jesus was on earth, people asked Him direct for what they wanted. We have to do the same, but through prayer. I want to teach you three keys to receiving a miracle: Prayer, Faith & Relationship.
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July 24, 2020
Prayer and faith are inextricably linked: one cannot function without the other. Mark 11 is so revolutionary, so powerful, it has changed my life! In v22, Jesus says, “Have faith in God!” – Faith in God is the key to receiving every miracle. Then He says, “Truly I say to you, whoever you are, look up, see the mountain over there – if you have got faith in God, you will say to that mountain ‘be cast down into the sea’ and if you don’t doubt in your heart but believe that what you say will happen, you shall have whatever you say!” Wow! If you really believe what you say, you will speak – and the mountain will move! Whatever you say, if you speak with faith and authority, and don’t doubt, you will be healed, your family will be blessed, your financial burden will move – even if these things are mountains in your life!
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July 13, 2020
I want to teach you the greatest lesson in answered prayer. Our God is a prayer-answering God. Don't take no for an answer, keep on asking, God will give you what you need. That applies to sickness, to every problem in your life. Jesus said, "I say to you, ask, and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened." Don't take no for an answer. Persist. Keep on calling on God. He will answer!
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June 15, 2020
Where is God when we are in the midst of tribulation? - He is right there with us, a very present help in our times of trouble. It is easy to feel God's presence when we are on the mountain top, celebrating His goodness; but the Scripture implies that whilst He is present in our good times, He is very present in our distress. Some years ago I was invited to speak at a conference. The theme was how we can know God, how we can come into His presence. I took as my Scripture Deuteronomy 4:29, 'If from where you are you shall seek the Lord Your God you shall find Him'. You will find God when you are in tribulation, when all the problems of life have come on you. God will use the very circumstances you are in to work a miracle in a demonstration of His Power.
June 12, 2020
It is so important to pray for our loved ones. As you know, not only am I a father, but I am a grandfather and great-grandfather, so I feel a burden to pray for their futures: join with me in prayer as we pray blessing upon all our families at this time of distress in our nation. The Scripture teaches, 'The Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments' (Deuteronomy 7.9). What a wonderful promise!
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