David Hathaway
How do we know God is with us?

How do we know God is with us?

June 26, 2020

How do we know God is with us when we are in the midst of trial and tribulation? Moses asked this very question, to which God responded in the most unusual way: ‘I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain’ (Exodus 3.12). You will know God is with you, when, after you have come through your tribulation and are living in victory, you will look back and see the Hand of God guiding and directing you. God will say, ‘I led, I was in control; I Am.’

In retrospect, when we look back on our lives – and this is the advantage I have at my age – the one thing I am conscious of, as I look back over my life, every step, every decision, everything that happened, was part of God’s plan and purpose: to the extent that looking back, I need to give God the glory for all that He has done in my life. – This is the evidence of God: it is in the retrospect that He was leading us.

The ever increasing glory of God (with Vinesong)

The ever increasing glory of God (with Vinesong)

June 19, 2020

I want you to experience the glory of God; to behold Him face to face. During those months of torture and suffering in a communist prison, I had an experience which transformed my life; it was as if I experienced heaven in that prison cell. Yes, I have seen the power of God in my life! Not some emotional experience in a conference, but step by step walking closer to God – my teenage cry for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, my two cancers, the prison – and many other problems and miracles. Every step is another miracle towards experiencing the power and glory of God!

'I behold Your Glory' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com

God tests our reaction

God tests our reaction

May 29, 2020

God tests our reaction! Many of the things which happen to us serve a purpose; they occur, not by chance, but by divine planning. I want to challenge you: God is interested in your reaction to events, will you trust Him or give in to fear? God tests our faith, just as He tested the faith of the Israelites by allowing them to go through hard times in the wilderness, ‘to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands’ (Deuteronomy 8:2, NIV).

Fishers of men (with Vinesong)

Fishers of men (with Vinesong)

May 25, 2020

Use this time of lockdown to seek God’s purpose for your life. Whatever your job may be – not everybody can be a preacher; I couldn’t do what I do without the wide variety skills and talents of the staff in my ministry – work as until the Lord; following His instruction and guidance, then whatever you set your hand to, will prosper and succeed. Maybe today the Lord is telling you to throw down your net, but this time on the other side of the boat.

'Holy Spirit move me now' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com

If from where you are

If from where you are

May 22, 2020

How do we seek God in the midst of chaos and uncertainty? Moses gives us the answer, ‘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. When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice (for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them’ (Deuteronomy 4.29-31).

The Power of God revealed (with Vinesong)

The Power of God revealed (with Vinesong)

May 18, 2020

This pandemic is an unprecedented crisis. So often I quote the Scripture from Romans 1:16, I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the Power of God! Whatever nation we live in, politicians and scientists do not have the answer, but God does! He is revealing His Power now! Jesus was revealed to destroy the works of the enemy.

'Jesus Your love has lifted me' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com

The Lord our Deliverer (VE Day Celebrations)

The Lord our Deliverer (VE Day Celebrations)

May 8, 2020

As we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, I want to share my personal testimony of God’s faithfulness and deliverance at that time. I was a child through the War, 13 when my father took us to London to celebrate VE Day. God does preserve, and He will protect! God has sustained me through so many trials – and God will preserve us through this Coronavirus. He is the Lord our Deliverer. Yes, we will walk through many dark valleys, but He is the Good Shepherd, a present help in times of need.

Why does God allow crises? (with Vinesong)

Why does God allow crises? (with Vinesong)

May 4, 2020

If God exists why does he allow suffering? This question has been in people’s minds very much recently. God is not responsible for natural disasters; these have a natural explanation. But God has more than once used disasters as a warning, for example, as it was in the days of Noah, or the plagues in Egypt.
Is God allowing something big enough to shake people out of their total apathy and indifference, and at least reawaken some moral conscience. Lessons from 70 years of ministry: 'For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance.' (Part 11)

'Heaven is God's Throne' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com

The Bread of Life (with Vinesong)

The Bread of Life (with Vinesong)

April 27, 2020

Our life is in Christ, He is our source and provider: we live by the Words which proceed out of the mouth of God. Jesus said you must be born again; and just as with all new life, we must be fed; and our food is the Bread of life, the very Word of God. Build your life on the Bread of Life. Consume it as a vital necessity. "He humbled you, and in your hunger He gave you manna to eat, which neither you nor your fathers had known, so that you might understand that man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord." (Deuteronomy 8:3.)

'Jesus has risen & Jude' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com

Easter Message: Great joy awaits you! (with Vinesong)

Easter Message: Great joy awaits you! (with Vinesong)

April 12, 2020

This is a day of celebration, because we remember passing through death into life. We mustn’t live in pain and fear because of the lockdown but live with joy and excitement for the freedom which awaits. The Scripture teaches that Jesus for the joy which was before Him endured the cross. Come on, be full of joy this Easter for great joy awaits you! I know for myself, when this lockdown is lifted, it will be like a resurrection experience. I am bursting with energy and enthusiasm to preach the Gospel and see souls saved into the Kingdom!

‘The church of Christ, we now must stand, to give our all to bless this land. From every tribe we now must come, around Your throne to be as one.’ The Cross of Christ by www.vinesong.com