Archive for May 2013

Daily Devotional – “Why Don’t You Do Something That The Enemy Doesn’t Expect You To Do?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Why Don’t You Do Something That The Enemy Doesn’t Expect You To Do?

A surprise attack before dawn on MAY 10, 1775, gave America one of its first victories of the Revolutionary War.  Ethan Allen, who commanded the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont, captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain without the loss of a man by overrunning the British stronghold in the early morning while the British troops were sleeping.

Rushing suddenly upon the enemy, Ethan Allen shouted: “In the Name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress” we demand your immediate surrender.”  The British surrendered and were sent back to Great Britain.  Then three weeks later, in addressing the Massachusetts Congress, it was shouted with joy, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31

Amazing things can and will happen in our lives when we start looking to Jesus, trusting God and rise up to go forward in faith.  “The Lord is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the time of trouble.”  (Psalms 46:1)

Too often, to keep you discouraged and procrastinating, Satan sends forth the spirit of hopelessness to implant his lying thoughts to your mind to paint a vivid picture of gloom and doom before your eyes.  In speaking to your mind, he’s trying to convince you “that there’s absolutely no possible solution or no way out of your situation.”

By stealing away your hope today he’s robbing you of your future.  For he knows that if you’re experiencing hopelessness, that you’re not looking forward to tomorrow, yet alone your future because he knows that hopeless people are fully distracted by their present circumstances.

But, God wants you to realize that the only situation that’s hopeless is the devils.  He’s the defeated one, the liar, the deceiver, the thief, the manipulator, the destroyer and might I add, The loser,” whose unchangeable destiny is to be cast into The Lake of Fire.   So, how can the devil really mess with your mind about your future, when Christ has already predicted and announced his?

So, whenever your outlook isn’t looking so good, Try Looking UP!”  Depression isn’t a stage you go through, IT’S AN ATTACK!”   Discouragement and depression can lead to a physical and spiritual breakdown.  It will immobilize you through frustrations and fatigue and cause fear and bitterness.  It will have draining, damaging and paralyzing effects.  Your enthusiasm will dry up and your conversation will become sour as you become dazed and engulfed in self-pity and grief.  But, The Holy Spirit of God has called you to be more than a conqueror through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:37)

Therefore, realize that you will completely surprise and anger the devil when you rise up in his face in faith in the name of Jesus Christ.  Satan never really expected you to do that because he thought you were defeated.

NO!  He though you even thought that you were defeated and finished.  So, no matter how beat up or drained you might be feeling, realize that it’s time for you to fight back, stand up against, and rise above things by praising God.  Know that you are NOT alone!

Stand on God’s Word, get before His Presence, learn who you are in Christ, be filled with His Holy Spirit and step out in faith.  Then you’ll find significance and value, break the bonds of demonic influence, overcome discouragement and depression, and break free from the stress, grief, anxiety and guilt that have been holding you prisoner.

Go join that prayer group and start interceding for others.  Start going out and sharing Christ with others in your community.  Start giving with a cheerful heart to your church or ministry and support others.  Rise up and do whatever God has placed in your heart to do.

God has called you unto Himself, placed His Spirit inside of you and now desires to work in you, through you, by you and with you.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “Can We Get To The Real Heart Of The Matter?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Can We Get To The Real Heart Of The Matter?”

A pastor was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than originally expected for repairs to the church building.

Suddenly he became further annoyed when he discovered that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the very last minute. The substitute, wanting to know what to play, asked the pastor. The pastor replied, “Here’s a copy of the service, but you’ll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the extra finances needed.”

During the service, the pastor paused and said, “Brothers and Sisters, we’re in great difficulty, the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected, and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up.”  Then, at that very exact moment the substitute organist started playing, “The Star Spangled Banner.”

The Apostle Paul, under the anointing of The Holy Spirit of God says in Romans 14:23 “for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”  You should be fully persuaded within your heart that whatever you’re doing or giving is both scriptural and well pleasing to The Lord as an act of faith, worship and appreciation from your very soul.

So the questions arise, “Why do we do the things that we do?”  What is your motivation?  Are you being led of The Holy Spirit in an act of faith and obedience?  Are you doing it just to be seen by men?  Are you reluctantly giving or doing something just because you feel pressured or obligated?

Now according to 2nd Corinthians 9:7 NIV, we are instructed that “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Additionally God says in Colossians 3:17, “Whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”

While all believers are instructed to be in compliance to HIS Word, if it’s NOT by faith, and NOT from a pure heart, then you’ve placed yourself outside His gracious acceptance and blessings.  Demonstrating alternative fleshly motives will have their own rewards but will not release the hand of God in your midst.

So, examine your motivation and make sure that you love The Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, strength and your God given resources, all to His Glory in faith from your heart.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “Have You Experienced The Power And Healing Of Forgiveness Through Christ?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Have You Experienced The Power and Healing Of Forgiveness Through Christ?

In these days of broken marriages, divided homes, abusiveness, humiliation, abandonment, deception, stressful living and frivolous law suits, God is declaring that your very first step towards recovery and inner healing lies in forgiveness.

Referred to as ambassador of the power of forgiveness in Christ, Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom earlier had been sent to a concentration camp and was imprisoned, along with her father and other family members, during World War II.  Under the horrendous conditions in Nazi Germany, she saw all of them die at the hands of their Nazi abusers.

“God does not have problems, only plans,” she later proclaimed after learning that a clerical error allowed her to be released from that Nazi concentration camp only one week before all the women prisoners her age were executed.

Though she was released from the horror of Ravensbruck concentration camp, Corrie continued to live with a remarkable reliance on God, just as her family earlier had as they hid Jews in the Dutch Underground, during the Nazi invasion of The Netherlands, during the Holocaust.

But, while she was miraculously able to live through such horror, her supreme test came when she later came face to face again with one of the perpetrators.  While she was teaching in Germany in 1947, she was approached by a former Ravensbrück camp guard, who had been known as one of the cruelest guards.

At first, she was very reluctant to forgive him, but prayed that she would be able to as they stood face to face grasping each other’s hands.  Her flesh was reminding her that he was a former cruel Nazi guard and that she was the former prisoner who had suffered such cruelty and had lost everything.  She later said that she had never known God’s love as intensely as she did at that very moment.

She also wrote that in her post-war experience with other victims of Nazi brutality, only those who were able to forgive were able to rebuild their lives.

In The Lord’s Prayer, in Matthew 6:14 NIV Jesus said, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”  Too many people have made themselves subject to revenge, but he who shows mercy shall experience greater mercy and the grace of God.

But, forgiveness makes you to let go of past events, be healed and then move on with your life.  Forgiveness destroys the ability of others to hold you as a “prisoner.”  When you forgive others, you’re declaring that you will no longer be “victimized” by people or past circumstances, as you’re proclaiming that Christ is now the focus of your new life and walk.   Forgiveness means that you’re laying it all at the foot of the cross and surrendering it all to Christ.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean that we’re denying the existence of any type of disappointment, rejection, ridicule, betrayal, deception, hurt or any abusive situation.   NO!   It means that you’re taking authority over your circumstances through your new life in Jesus Christ and that you’re NOT going to permit or allow any ”old carnal fleshly feelings” to no longer reign over, control, hinder or destroy your life.

The key towards preventing or stopping pain in our lives starts with forgiveness.  It is the first step towards you having or receiving total recovery.  Forgiveness is not a onetime singular act; it’s an ongoing demonstration of maturity through The Holy Spirit of God and His Word.  And remember that as Christ forgives you of your sins, you must forgive those who trespassed against you.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “Before You Give Up And Let The Devil Win, Go Back And Pray Once Again!”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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“Before You Give Up And Let The Devil Win, Go Back And Pray Once Again!

One of the most important principles that we must always remember as we journey through life is, whenever there appears to be no hope, THERE’S ALWAYS GOD’S GRACE

1st Kings 17: 20-22 says, “Then he cried out to the LORD, “LORD my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?” Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the LORD, “LORD my God, let this boy’s life return to him!” The LORD heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived.”

In this amazing story, we not only see the power of prevailing prayer, but the power of Him who always hears our prayers.

Elijah had been showed great kindness from a woman that was a widow.  During her extreme poverty, God through the prophet had blessed her for feeding and sustaining Elijah.  Then one day, without any prior warning, her son suddenly died.  In her tremendous grief and broken emotional state, she began to blame God and the prophet.  So, Elijah took the lifeless body of her son into his bedroom and began to cry out to The Lord.

Elijah knew he had no power to bring this boy to life, but he knew God had the power. So, he gave himself in prayer to God.  He prayed 3 times and spread himself over the lifeless body of the widow’s son and God heard and answered his prayer. 

Whether you’re laboring in prayer to win souls to Christ, because the condition of every one who is living without faith and confidence in God is compared in the Scriptures to spiritual death and the conversion of a soul is spoken of as bringing the dead to life.  Or if you’re laboring in prayer for the supplying of a need or to obtain a breakthrough in a certain pressing area, the truth still remains that “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” – James 5:16

“So, Before You Give Up And Let The Devil Win, Go Back And Pray Once Again!

In Hebrews 4:16 NIV we are instructed and encouraged by this word from The Apostle, “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Jesus Christ is our Great High Priest and His Grace and Power is there to save, deliver, strengthen, provide for, and help guide us through every adverse circumstance, negative situation, painful condition and satanic entrapment that you’re experiencing.

Seek His Face and You’ll See His Mighty Hand Move Amazingly In Your Life and Situation…..

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “What Should You Do When Goliath Comes?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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What Should You Do When “Goliath” Comes?

I have a sign mounted on the wall in front of my desk that says, “Don’t tell God how big your mountain is, tell the mountain how big your God is!”  It’s there to remind me that we all will face some giants, but what needs to be done when we’re confronted by them.

You may want to run away in fear, you may try to avoid them and act as if they’ll just go away.  But the giants won’t just go away, they must be confronted and dealt with.  And they can be overcome and defeated.    As you journey through life, battles are inevitable, so you must learn to depend on Christ, take God at His Word and believe Him for your breakthrough and victory.

In 1st Samuel chapter 17, while we’ve all heard of the story of young David and Goliath, there’s are few things that The Holy Spirit of God wants to reveal, remind and encourage you regarding.

Goliath” represents any damnable hard time, any adverse or abusive circumstance, any negative persecution or stressful situation,  any overwhelming financial crisis, any physical, mental, emotional or spiritual painful condition, any  unshakable destructive bad habit or sin, or any surrounding demonic activity or satanic entrapment that will confront you to challenge, oppose, discourage or attempt to defeat you.

But, is the love from the cross and the grace from the empty tomb more than enough to encourage, sustain and persuade you in trusting Christ and taking God at His Word?  Then realize that The Holy Spirit in you will enable you to become a giant killer” as you realize that it’s time to TRUST GOD.

In 1st Samuel 17:26, David strongly asks, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

After considering God’s glorious promises and his recent experiences of divine assistance in killing the bear and the lion, David was determined that he would go into battle with the things that had always worked for him in the past. David knew that God, who had always come through in the past, was the very same God who would still come through in this new present situation.

Can you believe that very same Lord that has brought you through before, will do it again?  The very same Lord that saved you is more than able to yet keep you as you look to Him and stand on His Word.

Initially, David was spoken ill of and even opposed by those he thought give support.  But often, we too must learn that if God is all that we have, He’s really all that we need.  So, we must rise and go forward in faith in Jesus Christ.

David walked down into that valley directly into an impossible situation only because he knew that God specializes in marvelously working in dark, dire, and impossible situations.  And if God be for you, who or what can be against you?

Now, you may not see your giants physically fall the very instant you exercise faith in God.  But, don’t let that cause you to lose hope!  For you cannot always believe what the eyes of your flesh see.  But, you can always believe what the eyes of faith see because we walk by faith and not by sight.  So, even if it may look like you’re outgunned, outnumbered and in an impossible situation, just remember that it looked that way for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  It looked that way for Daniel.  It looked that way for the Disciples in that ship.  And it certainly looked that way for Jesus as he was lifted high upon that cross.  But, God had the final “say-so” in each of these life changing areas.

So, if you want to see the giants in your life lying dead at your feet, then you must do like David did.  He believed God.  He believed that God is greater than any giant that he faced.  He believed that the same Lord that brought him through in the past still reigned on high and the same sources (prayer, faith, praise, The Word of God and The Holy Spirit) that he used under prior conditions, were still available and would work under these new challenges.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “Are You Really Trusting In The Lord?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Are You Really Trusting In The Lord?”

A story was reported about a group of passengers on an airplane that suddenly entered an area of severe turbulence. The passengers were terrified, some screamed while others were visibly shaken.

Then one of the badly shaken passengers noticed a little girl, sitting very content as she continued playing with her toys and looking at her books. She clearly showed no sign of fear. When asked why she wasn’t afraid during the terrible turbulence she simply replied, Because my daddy is the pilot and he’s in full control.”

Well in Isaiah 41:10 NIV God Says, “Fear not, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, and I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

While this promise from our Lord was initially addressed to the exiled Jews during their long and painful captivity in Babylon, it’s also addressed to His people today who are going through any adverse, negative and painful circumstances or conditions.

God Has and Is Once Again Making It Very Plain, Fear Not, For I AM With Thee.” HE IS the sole reason that we shouldn’t ever be fearful. Romans 8:31 says, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” What higher consolation can you ever desire or have than the assurance of Him being our Heavenly Father and the protector, counselor, and guide to us during times of great confusion and difficulty.

There is no higher honor in life than to enter into His family and be permitted to call the Creator and The Most High God Our Father,” and have the Lord of the universe as our Eternal Friend.

“Be not dismayed” means that whenever a state of alarm or danger comes, those that trust and look to Him can be calm because of our peace within and our faith in His Words.

We are then given the reason why we shouldn’t be afraid, For I AM Your God.” Our Heavenly Father has declared that “I am able to preserve, strengthen, keep and bless you.” The God of Heaven is our God and is our source and power, and that power has been pledged for the protection of all that come to Him.

Furthermore God said, “I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.” Our Heavenly Father has also declared that, “I will enable you to bear all your trials with my faithful right hand.” We can rely on Our Lord and the power of His Might.

There is no greater security than believing and knowing that you’re safe in the hands of The Almighty and Living God.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “Are You Trusting The Lord Or Taking Matters Into Your On Hands?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Are You Trusting The Lord Or Taking Matters Into Your On Hands?” 

Do you really believe that God can handle your situation? Then why do so many people try to develop and activate a “back up plan?” Why are you always trying to figure things out instead of listening to Him guide and direct you? Why do some try to manipulate, intervene, or help out after declaring that they’ve taken all of their burdens to The Lord? Are they not leaving them there for God?

On the night of His arrest, Jesus told his disciples that he would be betrayed, arrested and killed. But He also told them about His Resurrection, the coming of The Holy Spirit, the new intimacy they would have with God and His Second Coming.

Jesus had just spent a brief time in agonizing prayer, when soldiers led by Judas came to arrest Him in the Garden of Gethsemane. Just as they advanced to seize and apprehend Christ, Peter purposely thought that he had to somehow defend his Lord to prevent His arrest.

In John 18:10 -11 NIV says, “Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.). Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?”

Why did Peter draw his sword in the first place? After hearing The Lord’s words, why was he trying to activate “plan B?” Didn’t Peter realize that by trying to defend or trying to rescue Jesus was to prevent the perfect will of God from occurring and keep salvation from being made available to the world? Had he not heard all of the promises and benefits that Jesus stated would happen through His death and resurrection?

The injured servant’s name was Malchus. His name is not mentioned by any of the other gospel writers, nor did they reveal who was the disciple that delivered the blow by swinging the sword. Only John provided us with the full account.

Now regardless, whether Peter was just not good at handling the sword or whether God turned Peter’s aim aside and only permitted the ear to be taken off in order to present this opportunity of giving them more proof of his Divinity in working an astonishing miracle on the occasion, we just don’t know.

But Jesus rebuked Peter’s rash, foolish, selfish, dangerous and unnecessary action and told him that if He wanted He could have summoned His Father to send more than 12 legions of angels to protect and deliver Him. Peter’s bold imprudent action also had placed all the lives of the remaining disciples at risk, had not Christ immediately intervened by touching and healing the servant’s severed ear.

Yes, even though they came to destroy His life, Jesus Christ came to save the lives of all sinners that would call upon Him. And then make the continual difference by orchestrating in the affairs and lives of all believers.

So, can you name a time that The Lord IS NOT completely worthy of your confidence or trust? You are exhorted and encouraged to trust in or rely on Him AT ALL TIMES and not try to handle matters on you own. Are you standing on God’s Infallible Word or are you busy trying to create your own back plan known as “plan B?”

In times of adversity, he can cause you to prosper. In times of affliction, He’s promised never to leave you or forsake you. In times of temptation, you’ll find that His Grace is sufficient for you. In times of darkness, He will be your Light and guide you through your wilderness season. In times of danger, He’s able to protect us. In times of need, He’s promised to supply us and make ways out of no ways. In times of doubt or uncertainty, He’s able to birth hope in your heart and give you peace of mind and bring you through the most difficult situations.

 

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “What Do You Do When Things Don’t Go According To Plan?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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What Do You Do When Things Don’t Go According To Plan?

How do you handle disappointments in your life?  What do you do when discouraging events occur and try to distract you away from where you want to go or keep you from doing what you want to do?

While we often can’t choose what happens to us in life, we can choose The Attitude that we’ll take towards the things that will happen.

You and I can see this kind of sorrowful attitude in Luke’s account of the two disciples whom The Resurrected Jesus encountered on the road to Emmaus. Unable to recognize their risen Lord, these two disciples expressed their broken heartedness and great disappointment with this “sudden stranger” regarding their shock and misery of how their hopes were all dashed when their Messiah was taken and crucified.

In Luke 24:18-21 NIV says, “One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.”

While this appearance of Christ to the two disciples going to Emmaus, happened the same day that he rose from the dead, they didn’t know that Christ was alive even though He was walking right with them because they were distracted by their disappointment, blinded by their sorrow and walking in unbelief.  And when you become so disappointed in life, sometimes it’s too hard for you to even recognize Jesus in your very midst.

Their minds were so confused and distracted that it appears as if the more they talked about it, the more perplexed and disappointed they became.

There are those that become so overwhelmed with disappointment, hurt, misery and grief, that they begin to live as if Jesus never came out of that tomb.

Marriage troubles, family division, job layoffs, unexpected illness, unforeseen tragedy, financial hardships….  These are things that should lead or drive us closer to Christ and not further away.   CHRIST IS THE ANSWER, not the problem!  He’s our solution through the wilderness, not the author of our pains.  In the worst of times, when it seems that all hope is gone, there’s still God’s Grace that you can count on.

Suddenly Christ began to preach The Word unto them, starting with Moses and the Old Testament Prophets.  Then the Word began to burn in their hearts and open their eyes after they sat down to eat bread with the one they initially believed to be a stranger.   Suddenly, they realized it was Jesus Christ!

There is a “blood stained scarlet thread” that runs throughout the entire Old Testament that ends at the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  But, all of His Promises are all still in effect on today.

My friends, when life delivers you a staggering blow, to the Word and Spirit of God you MUST go!  Run to The Word, do not walk.  RUN!!!  For it’s there and only there that you’ll find God’s Grace and The Holy Spirit of God ready to receive, comfort, enable, deliver and guide you.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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A Special Word from Pastor Andrew Bills

A Special Word from Pastor Andrew Bills

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In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Two years ago in May, we launched The Victory Report Hour evangelistic ministry.  WE BELIEVED that the work that Jesus began in His earthly ministry is still being performed today as we preach Christ crucified on the cross, resurrected from the dead and ascended on high.

THEREFORE, I BELIEVE that through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we shall see the undeniable evidence of The Love, Grace and Power of God.

And through the preaching and teaching of His Word and the mighty moving of The Holy Spirit, I BELIEVE AND WILL CONTINUALLY EXPECT TO SEE lives radically transformed, hearts sanctified, sins forgiven, minds renewed, the gifts of The Holy Spirit of God in operation and many different blessings and miracles from the hand of God.

I BELIEVE that the unclean will be made pure, the profane will become worshippers, thieves will become honest and giving people, the sick will be made whole, drunkards will be made sober, drug addicts will be delivered, spouses will learn how to love their mates, sinners will be loosed from the bonds of guilt and shame, and that those filled with hateful bigotry will be made loving and meek.

I BELIEVE that many others will be set free from cultism, pagan superstitions and other demonic practices as they turn to THE LIVING CHRIST.

Believing that the preaching of the cross is the power of God, I encourage all believers and fellow preachers everywhere, to join in taking the message of THE LIVING CHRIST to the world.  Not with soothing words to magically charm or intellectually captivate, but in clear demonstration of The Love and Power of His Spirit.  God’s Word has full Authority both in Heaven and on Earth and is full of promises for us today.  So, DON’T DOUBT IN YOUR HEART, believe on Him and open yourself up to His Grace.

Therefore, as I continue to take Christ into the streets of my local community, and lift Him up globally via the social media, internet, radio, television, newspapers and through our daily devotional emails, I AM BELIEVING GOD for the pulling down of strongholds and TRUSTING GOD TO DO exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to Ephesians 3:20, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Will you join with us in prayer and in giving a financial donation to this ministry during this Second Anniversary Month of May?   (To donate, please click on the PAYPAL donation button on the upper right side).

God Bless & Thank You,

Andrew Bills – Pastor / Evangelist