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A CALL TO PRAYER

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I am writing this blog, as I believe we all need to be praying for our world right now. Millions of people are living in areas that are threatened by both natural calamities and the threat of war.

I am sure you have seen the news and the devastation from hurricane Harvey and the floods it left in its wake.  Now there is hurricane Irma that has just gone through the islands of the Caribbean and heading towards Florida.  At present there are three hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, that hurricane scientists say, "they've never seen anything like this in the modern record". These are reported to be the largest storms they have ever witnessed.  On top of this, there is many out of control bush-fires raging through different parts of America.

We know it is the last days and Jesus has spoken about the signs of the times in His word.  But we are here as the church, in this age of grace, to reign and rule in life through Him.  Let's all especially pray for peace in the Korea…

What Does It Mean to Praise?

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The dictionary meaning of praise is: to laud the glory of God, as in song, glorify, commendation, glorification, to praise someone highly, to commend their worth, express admiration.

‘Laud’ means to loudly proclaim or declare. Be ‘vocal’ – using the words of your mouth.

Hebrews 13:15  “By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.”

As we offer the sacrifice of praise (which under this covenant is the sacrifice that God requires), giving thanks unto His name for what He has done for us, we are offering the fruit of our lips.

John 15:8 tells us “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”

Our Father is glorified as we, His disciples, bear much fruit.  The more we praise, the more fruit we bear.  Little praise = little fruit. No praise = no fruit.  Much Praise = Much Fruit.

Job 6:25  “How forcible are right words!  But what doth your arguing reprove?”

Forcible …

PRAISE OPENS THE GATES TO BLESSING

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Praise needs to be put literally first in prayer.  It is significant that in the future prophesied glory, when our walls are “Salvation”, our gates will be “Praise” (Isaiah 60:18).  “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise” Psalm 100:4.

There is no more worthy entrance into the presence of God than the entrance of praise.  Praise opens the gates to blessing.  Praise opens the way to the very heart of God.

“Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men!  And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.”  Psalm 107:21-22.

Excerpt taken from Dr. Shaun's book 'Praise Power'.

Dr Shaun Marler – “Empowering you to win in life through Jesus Christ”

Samoa Outreach Testimonies

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Thank you for your prayers and support for the Samoan Outreach.  God moved in powerful demonstrations of His Presence and Power. Pastor Viliamu Mafoe, Senior Pastor/Apostle of Worship Centre Christian Church in Samoa, had declared it the 'Holy Spirit Conference'.  This conference ran in Apia, the capital of Western Samoa for two weeks.  Apostle Mafoe was led by the Holy Spirit to change the Saturday nights, to youth outreaches. These outreaches would see thousands of young people in attendance and over 4000 youth gave their lives to Christ.

The day time sessions were for teaching, while the evening was preaching and demonstrations of the Spirit's presence and power.  God moved in great power during this fortnight, of which, I was there for a week.  During this conference between 4000 - 5000 people gave their hearts to Jesus.  During the evening services more than a thousand people were baptized with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues.  Many people were he…

Season of Breakthrough

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Don't quit! This is the season of breakthrough.  Continue to press in, continue to stand to see what God has promised you, fully manifested in your lives.  Many of God's prophets are seeing and saying the same thing.  The best days are still to come, the Lord has seen how you have continued to stand, He has seen your faithfulness even though the fire has been hot and the enemy has continued to rage.  The Lord has seen how you have continued to fight the good fight of faith and how you have continued to be faithful in your prayers and giving.
We need each other and we need each other's prayers.  God has promised that the glory of the last house, will be greater than any former house.  The reason why the enemy has fought so hard, is because he knows his time is short.  God is a covenant keeping and promise keeping God.

Numbers 23:19
God is not human, that he should lie,
    not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
    Does he promise and…

PRAISE POWER

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Let us praise Him, no matter what God asks or expects of us; let us praise Him in every situation of life. Let us praise Him no matter what He appoints or calls us to do. Let us take great joy in Him, reverence Him and respect Him in everything that concerns Him. Let Him be ‘God’ to us, our exceeding joy (Psalm 34:4).

Do you know what it is to delight yourself in God? Learn to enjoy God, enjoy His love, enjoy His presence. As you enjoy Him, offer Him continued praise. Life is no longer to be sorrowful, even amid sorrow, when you know Him and invite Him through praise to be part of your life. No matter how strained, trying or hopeless your circumstances, no matter how afflicted your life, life is worth the living when you honour God. We just need to taste His life in us and experience the joy of the Lord, which God guarantees will be our strength. Remember ‘God’ the Lord God, allows you to call Him ‘Father’. He is your answer, your deliverance, your ‘Daddy’ God and He loves you.

Prais…

WATER! WATER! WATER!

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