“…This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying,
not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Holy greetings in the wonderful name of our soon coming King, Jesus Christ! What a mighty God we serve! The scripture declares, “Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.” (Job 36:5)
I want to extend a special greeting to all our guests who are visiting us through attending the summer convention of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. Thank you for joining us for our Sunday worship service. You are special to us and I pray that your experience at Bethel will be both empowering and impacting! This is a church controlled by the Spirit of God! And “we’re not a mega-church, just a growing church making a mega impact!”
As we look back since the beginning of this year and all that we’ve experienced, we know without a doubt that the ‘Spirit of the Lord’ has guided and watched over us. Every time I turn around, He keeps on blessing me! As a result of God’s favor and the anointing on our lives, Satan sought to kill us! While in the midst of all the blessings of God, for some it appeared as if life was no more. Maybe the life of your finances or relationships or mental state… even the life of your spiritual being. However, thank the Lord for those two wonderful words: “BUT GOD!”
The ‘Spirit of the Lord’ was there to steer and direct our every move, with an “unseen” power that provided the needed protection against a determined evil foe who sought every occasion to steal, kill, and destroy our life. BUT GOD! Remember, the Lord has a place in destiny for you! The Lord declared, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11) You cannot give up but continually recognize that God is your victory! At the point when you think you cannot go on, you must declare like the Psalmist, “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.” (Psalm 118:17)
“Can these bones live?” was the question asked to the Prophet Ezekiel. The Lord directed the man of God to prophesy to the bones and as he did, life came through the breath [or spirit] of God! That spirit was the “RÛAH,” the Hebrew word that is identified as an Invisible Force, a divine breath or wind! What has caused us to be blessed with the favor of God that we have today? Not by the might of some, nor the power of others, but by the “RÛAH,” the Spirit of God!
Remember the ONLY reason why we are blessed is because of the Invisible Force that has guided us and protected us with a divine intervention! Take your worship & praise today to another level, knowing God has been there for you all the time! “God said… This is Your Time of Favor!” Lady Angela and I love you all. Be blessed!
Pastor A. Glenn Brady