Strangely not seeing anything with that name on the Bible map…
(8 June 2023) Years ago I felt led by the Holy Spirit to make a trip to Virginia to meet Gordon Robertson and see the things that were going on in the ministries there of Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Regent University, Operation Blessing, and all the associated ministries there on the campus of this great ministry. Although I did not talk with him personally, I was very impressed by the impact one man’s faith can have on a generation. This is the guy that my state of Washington elected as our candidate for the president of the United States. This is the guy who built a ministry to tell people about Jesus, to educate people in God’s ways as well as the ways of commerce and government. Pat Robertson is the embodiment of what God can do through anyone with a bit of faith and motivation. He impacted his generation through using ‘every available voice’ of TV, the internet, radio, print media, books, and much more.
On my visit I stayed at the Founders Inn. This was the on campus hotel for visitors. I was welcomed by Gordon Robertson and got to hear about his vision as CEO of this vast ministry his father had founded. We also talked about what God is doing in Japan. It was neat to see the ministries in animation that they have done for Japan with Superbook. This week we lost a champion of the faith, but the foundation of what Pat Robertson did has changed our world for ever. Now it’s our turn.
-Pastor Spencer Patrick
Check out the post on the VWC website here.
These Americans have a point
Heaven has strict immigration laws
Hell has open borders
Message- In God We Trust. – Here are some of the passages from the Word of God that I been meditating on regarding TRUST. It’s all about JESUS!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
h0982. בָּטַח ḇâṭaḥ; a primitive root; properly, to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as 2620); figuratively, to trust, be confident or sure: — be bold (confident, secure, sure), careless (one, woman), put confidence, (make to) hope, (put, make to) trust.
AV (120) – trust 103, confidence 4, secure 4, confident 2, bold 1, careless 1, hope 1, hoped 1, ones 1, sure 1, women 1;
to trust(Qal)to trust, trust into have confidence, be confidentto be boldto be secure
(Hiphil)to cause to trust, make secure
(TWOT) to feel safe, be careless
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the LORD and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.
h2450. חָכָם ḥâḵâm; from 2449; wise, (i.e. intelligent, skilful or artful): — cunning (man), subtil, ((un-)), wise((hearted), man).
AV (137) – wise 109, wise man 13, cunning 6, cunning men 4, subtil 1, unwise 2, wiser 2;
wise, wise (man)skilful (in technical work)wise (in administration)shrewd, crafty, cunning, wily, subtlelearned, shrewd (class of men)prudentwise (ethically and religiously)
Honor the LORD with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
h3513. כָּבַד ḵâḇaḏ; or כָּבֵד kabed; a primitive root; to be heavy, i.e. in a bad sense (burdensome, severe, dull) or in a good sense (numerous, rich, honorable; causatively, to make weighty (in the same two senses): — abounding with, more grievously afflict, boast, be chargeable, x be dim, glorify, be (make) glorious (things), glory, (very) great, be grievous, harden, be (make) heavy, be heavier, lay heavily, (bring to, come to, do, get, be had in) honour (self), (be) honourable (man), lade, x more be laid, make self many, nobles, prevail, promote (to honour), be rich, be (go) sore, stop.
So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
h4390. מָלֵא mâlê’; or מָלָא malae (Esth. 7:5), maw-law; a primitive root, to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively): — accomplish, confirm, + consecrate, be at an end, be expired, be fenced, fill, fulfil, (be, become, x draw, give in, go) full(-ly, -ly set, tale), (over-)flow, fulness, furnish, gather (selves, together), presume, replenish, satisfy, set, space, take a (hand-)full, + have wholly.
AV (249) – fill 107, full 48, fulfil 28, consecrate 15, accomplish 7, replenish 7, wholly 6, set 6, expired 3, fully 2, gather 2, overflow 2, satisfy 2, misc…
h7647. שָׂבָע śâḇâ‘; from 7646; copiousness: — abundance, plenteous(-ness, -ly).
AV (8) – plenty 4, plenteous 3, abundance 1;
plenty, satietyplenty (of breadstuffs)satiety
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust in the LORD forever,
For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.
For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the LORD,
They shall inherit the earth.
GOD is SO MUCH BIGGER than anything you are going through. He’s good, He’s AWESOME, He has some amazing things planned for you THIS YEAR!
Don’t hesitate to go deeper with GOD. Start today! Here’s the message I shared from the Word of God yesterday. Be encouraged!
Powerful time in Houston today! Houston Faith Church really rocks! It’s great to see a strong faith church in Texas.
The worship was excellent with a full band (even with Bongos!). People super friendly and loving. When I walked in early, they were praying in the sanctuary before service, with many people walking around.
Outside people were in the cafe fellowshipping. I was warmly greeted. The message was excellent appropriately on faith. Check out the linked vid above.
I’m totally stoked to visit Houston Faith Church in Houston Texas today. Praise God!
They have really grown. They are leading many people to Jesus and teaching them how to have strong faith for daily life.
It’s so cool to visit strong faith churches around the world. Thank you to pastors Chas and Joni for welcoming us! Excited to meet your church family today!
Sixteen Jehovah Titles
“Lord God” in Gen. 2:4 is Yahweh (H3069 ) ’Elohiym (H430 ). This is the first of hundreds of occurrences of this title. It means the self-existent or Eternal Creator, the ’Elohiym in covenant relationship with His people. Yahweh (Jehovah) really means the Eternal, the Immutable One, He who was, and is, and is to come (Gen. 21:33; Ex. 3:13-14; 6:3; Ps. 83:18; Isa. 12:2; 26:4; Rev. 1:4). The name Jehovah is combined with other words which form what we know as the Jehovah titles:
- Jehovah-Elohiym–the Eternal Creator (Gen. 2:4-25)
- Adonai-Jehovah–the Lord our Sovereign; Master Jehovah (Gen. 15:2,8)
- Jehovah-Jireh–the Lord will see or provide (Gen. 22:8-14)
- Jehovah-Nissi–the Lord our banner (Ex. 17:15)
- Jehovah-Rapha–the Lord our healer (Ex. 15:26)
- Jehovah-Shalom–the Lord our peace (Judg. 6:24)
- Jehovah-Tsidqenuw–the Lord our righteousness (Jer. 23:6; 33:16)
- Jehovah-Mekaddishkem–the Lord our sanctifier (Ex. 31:13; Lev. 20:8; 21:8; 22:9,16,32; Ezek. 20:12)
- Jehovah-Sabaoth–the Lord of hosts (1Sam. 1:3; etc., 284 times)
- Jehovah-Shammah–the Lord is present (Ezek. 48:35)
- Jehovah-Elyown–the Lord Most High (Ps. 7:17; 47:2; 97:9)
- Jehovah-Rohi–the Lord my Shepherd (Ps. 23:1)
- Jehovah-Hoseenu–the Lord our Maker (Ps. 95:6)
- Jehovah-Eloheenu–the Lord our God (Ps. 99:5,8,9)
- Jehovah-Eloheka–the Lord thy God (Ex. 20:2,5,7)
- Jehovah-Elohay–the Lord my God (Zech. 14:5)
(Dake Study Bible Notes)
“Therefore, the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I promised that your branch of the tribe of Levi would always be my priests. But I will honor those who honor me, and I will despise those who think lightly of me.
–1 Samuel 2:30 (NLT)
This one hits you. If you want respect, honor, attention… you’d better honor the one who really deserves it first.