Visiting Houston Faith Church today

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!

The 16 Titles Of Jehovah God

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:

  1. Jehovah-Elohiym–the Eternal Creator (Gen. 2:4-25)
  2. Adonai-Jehovah–the Lord our Sovereign; Master Jehovah (Gen. 15:2,8)
  3. Jehovah-Jireh–the Lord will see or provide (Gen. 22:8-14)
  4. Jehovah-Nissi–the Lord our banner (Ex. 17:15)
  5. Jehovah-Rapha–the Lord our healer (Ex. 15:26)
  6. Jehovah-Shalom–the Lord our peace (Judg. 6:24)
  7. Jehovah-Tsidqenuw–the Lord our righteousness (Jer. 23:6; 33:16)
  8. Jehovah-Mekaddishkem–the Lord our sanctifier (Ex. 31:13; Lev. 20:8; 21:8; 22:9,16,32; Ezek. 20:12)
  9. Jehovah-Sabaoth–the Lord of hosts (1Sam. 1:3; etc., 284 times)
  10. Jehovah-Shammah–the Lord is present (Ezek. 48:35)
  11. Jehovah-Elyown–the Lord Most High (Ps. 7:17; 47:2; 97:9)
  12. Jehovah-Rohi–the Lord my Shepherd (Ps. 23:1)
  13. Jehovah-Hoseenu–the Lord our Maker (Ps. 95:6)
  14. Jehovah-Eloheenu–the Lord our God (Ps. 99:5,8,9)
  15. Jehovah-Eloheka–the Lord thy God (Ex. 20:2,5,7)
  16. Jehovah-Elohay–the Lord my God (Zech. 14:5)

(Dake Study Bible Notes)

God Honors Those Who Honor Him

“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.

15 Bible Passages On The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Luke 3:22
And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”

Romans 15:13
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

1 Corinthians 6:20
For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Acts 1:8
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 2:38
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 11:2
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

John 14:26
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

Judges 3:10
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the LORD delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over Cushan-Rishathaim.

Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Matthew 12:31-33
“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Luke 24:45-49
And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

Micah 3:8-10
But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD,
And of justice and might,
To declare to Jacob his transgression
And to Israel his sin.
Now hear this,
You heads of the house of Jacob
And rulers of the house of Israel,
Who abhor justice
And pervert all equity,
Who build up Zion with bloodshed
And Jerusalem with iniquity:

John 3:6-8
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Visited Live Church Sunza in Hamamatsu

It was a long drive from central Tokyo, but enjoyed the chance to see other believers enjoying time together at their Worship and Leadership conference of HCC Live Church Sunza.

The facility has so much potential. Very cool old resort that has been converted to church and conference center. The seats are railroad ties so they are pretty hard to sit on for too long with no back support. First church to see with that type of seating. You may be on the ‘fast track’ there. 😉 Never been to a church on a lake before. Very nice location.

All the teaching was via video link for this particular conference. The music was bouncy and energetic. If you’re in Hamamatsu, Japan definitely go check them out. Their website is here.