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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mission Sunday at ICF Rome

 With visiting Pastors Bill&Marilyn Leach.




I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of The LORD!"     Psalm 122:1

Today at ICF (International Christian Fellowship) Rome, we had a spectacular service led by the visiting Pastor Bill Leach, who highlighted even more and once again the unbelievably Immense but condescending Love of our Lord JESUS towards us HIS Creation,HIS children. He began with a true story of Lt. John Blanchard, who fell in-love with the soft handwriting on the margins of a book he was reading in a Florida library, which to him,reflected an insightful,passionate soul. He traced the owner of the  handwriting from the book cover and wrote to her inviting her to correspond. The next day Lt. John Blanchard was assigned to Europe to serve in Word War II. The next months served as seeds of correspondence between the two;eventually Lt. John asked for her photograph which she declined, claiming, that if he really cared for her,that her looks shouldn't matter. The time came for them to meet,they set their meeting at  Grand Central Station, 7pm New York city. Lt. Blanchard asked how he could recognize her; she replied she would be wearing a red rose on her clothes lapel.At 7pm,Lt. John Blanchard was punctual to meet the girl whose heart he loved,but whose face he'd never seen. In his own words; "A young woman was coming towards me,tall,slim and beautiful.Her long blonde hair laid back in curls from her delicate ears."It's just that,the girl wasn't wearing a red rose on her lapel. But directly behind her was a fat, grey-haired woman well over forty,whose thick ankles tucked tightly onto her low heel shoes.She had the red rose on her lapel.He was very attracted with the first, tall and slim lady before her,but he thought he had in front of him a woman whose words and heart he loved,and with whom he hoped to build a beautiful long-lasting friendship. With a soldier's resolute,he snapped a salute to the plump lady and with feelings of disappointment, he invited her to dinner. Then this grey-haired woman told him smilingly; "Young man, I don't know what this is about. But the young lady before me asked me to wear this red rose on my coat. And told me that if you asked me for dinner,to tell you she was the one and would be waiting for you at the restaurant across the street."

And yet another story of St. Francis of Assisi who turned his back on riches and lived a simple life. One particular occasion, St. Francis saw a leper on the street and he tried to walk past him, then he paused and walked back to where the leper was and embraced him. As he continued ahead, he paused and looked back and saw no one. And he interpreted this as Jesus, taking the form of a leper. 

Pastor Bill Leach tied this two true stories to today's verses in Matt. 25:35 
When I was hungry you fed me, when I was thirsty you gave me something to drink,when I was a stranger you invited me in.   

What struck my heart the strongest,is seeing the pure,powerfully immense love of our Lord JESUS for the least and the poorest, the leper outcast from society, from his loved ones, from his family, maybe his children and wife . .  .. for the longest time this leper lived alone, his numb flesh slowly chipping away parts of his body. Alone, sick and lonely, away from everybody. Then this leper heard about JESUS,that HE is Someone who heals the sick, Someone who did and does many amazing miracles! And just so,  hope lit up in his heart. He came to my JESUS and begged him 
"Lord, If YOU are willing, YOU can make me clean." Then JESUS moved with compassion, stretched out HIS Hand,and touched him and said to him, "I AM willing; be cleansed." As soon as HE had spoken,the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.     Mark 1:40-42

What Immense condescending love, JESUS didn't heal from afar, or only by merely speaking, HE stretched out HIS hand, HE touched the leper!  How can you not fall in-love with our Loving Healer?
So much for today, I can go on and on expounding on HIS Love for you, also. But I can't fall in-love with JESUS, in your behalf,in much the same sense that I can't believe GOD for you. YOU MUST know how much GOD loves you. It is a matter of everlasting importance for GOD, that HE sent HIS Only Begotten SON to earth to die,and pay humanity's sin-debt.

You can pray the sinner's prayer to accept HIM into your heart. This is where your new life (born-again) starts. GOD BLESS Tremendously brothers and sisters!







Friday, November 11, 2016

GOD IS GREAT !

Just texted my student that I couldn't make it on time,while thankfully savouring (or more appropriately, 'devouring') the fried bream fish,for lunch. I stood up as soon as I mouthed down the last spoonful,somehow hoping against the odds, to contradict my prior text. Then, at 90 or a hundred meters away, as I approached the tram that will take me to my destination,somehow I have given up on the idea of being able to catch the tram,because it meant subjecting my 'full' tummy to stress,what's more I'm carrying an extra load/bag of lesson materials.
Then,the tram didn't move even after, one minute, then as if to further seduce me, about halfway the distance, the traffic light turned green for pedestrians, although it seemed the tram was already full. I rushed to get into it, almost convinced that there wouldn't be a vacant seat- given the fact the it was already in 'standing ovation'. Yet strangely enough,there was a vacant seat as if it was 'exclusively reserved ' I took it . But, my GOD IS GREAT, my GOD IS SWEET! I made it to my lesson on-time,after all. And guess what, my student paid me (the monthly due,as some other students, also) more than what was due. How else would or could I interpret all these? Clearly, it is my GOD's language of communication through my circumstances, out of HIS heart overflowing with Grace. Thank YOU very much LORD in JESUS name Amen! Praise The LORD !

Sunday, October 30, 2016

WORD FOR TODAY: THE WORD,YOUR VOICE

International Christian Fellowship Rome  -  http://www.icfrome.org
This morning at 7:50 Rome has been rocked by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake, which is stronger than the one, 4 days ago.thankfully there were no mortalities,but some injured people. However that didn't stop people from attending ICF-Rome which was packed today.

Today's message by our Pastor Rick Pasquale, has been a compelling drive for Christians to use the power of and in the WORD Spoken by GOD HIMSELF. Today's earthquake has been a foretaste of an unseen power  (much like that of an electricity or signal reception/frequency) that translates to physical movement whether negative (as this earthquake) or positive such as that of electricity.
First off, let nobody claim that an earthquake or tsunami or natural calamities are acts of God. The Bible declares that;  The thief(devil) comes not but for to steal, kill and to destroy.
I(JESUS) have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.  John 10:10
 Let this be very clear in our minds.

The Bible verse cited  today is Mark 11:23 "For verily I say to you,That whosoever shall say to this mountain,be thou removed,and be cast thou cast into the sea;and shall not doubt in his heart,but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass;he shall have whatsoever he says."

And that there is incredible power in the WORD of GOD, I believe.As it says in Hebrews 4:12

For The WORD of GOD is Alive and Active,sharper than any double-edged sword,it penetrates even to the dividing soul and spirit,joints and marrow;it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

So the same power that created all the wonders we experience,the nature,cosmos,stars and planets  . ..HE does not 'talk' by means of an earthquake although HIS power exceeds all. Just imagine,if you are a mortal human parent, no sane or loving parent would subject his child/children to extreme terror just to catch his/her attention or teach him/her a lesson? In as much as a loving parent can only serve to give their children the best of care, what more with our Ever-Loving FATHER WHO sent HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, our LORD JESUS to die to redeem us from sin?

As it is,This Power is ever relevant and needful to our life today and while here on earth. In heaven there will be no more battles, no struggles, no warfare,no more failures and pain  . . ..we need this Power (made available by JESUS' Authority Legally delegated to HIS followers and believers by the Token Divine 'receipt' in and through HIS sinless Blood.) here and now, because our adversary.the enemy of our souls, is an evil spirit, therefore our weapon is also spiritual, in JESUS. There are seen/unseen angels who help us in our everyday walk,to overcome the challenges each day may present.

How? Well, the key was given by JESUS,SPEAK TO YOUR MOUNTAIN ABOUT HOW BIG OUR GOD IS. RECITE GOD'S OWN WORDS INTO YOUR DAY.EVERYDAY.BECAUSE WE LIVE ON A PER-DAY BASIS. JESUS DID HIS WORK ON EARTH BY DECLARING HEALING, PEACE VICTORY AND GOD'S POWERFUL LOVE.If we can believe the bank that promises to transfer into our savings account a huge sum of money. Much more, we can Trust This GOD IN WHOSE WORDS ALONE, HANG ALL THE UNIVERSES AND CREATIONS,IN JESUS.So in ending, I would remind you to remember today's verse; Mark 11:23. And GOD BLESS us all,Tremendously in JESUS name Amen!


Saturday, December 5, 2015

International Christian Concern: Angels All Around


As it is CHRIST is the only One who claimed that,HIS followers would be persecuted for HIS Name's sake.And that not,to be afraid,that those who can kill the body cannot kill the soul (Matt. 10:28). Would you know beloved? JESUS CHRIST represents our FATHER Who IS in heaven. We are HIS children,only those who will decide to take HIS side, by heart conversion. Since satan cannot hurt or attack The FATHER, he hurts The FATHER by attacking HIS children. Our Lord JESUS CHRIST is the WORD of GOD that came to flesh (John 1:14 The WORD made Flesh and dwelt among us). The WORD of GOD is a two-edged Sword. The Written WORD of GOD or the Scriptures, and The Person of our Lord JESUS CHRIST Who is our all in all. (Time and space are not enough to expound on this,GOD's Sovereign Grace, Love and Mercy to us). If it's only upto satan he would annihilate any trace or evidence of GOD in my GOD's Own creations,and that is what all anti-semitism is all about and Christian persecution.These are all satan's attempts to eliminate GOD on earth, and rule the world on his own as he always dreamed (Isaiah 14:13-14).
There is a battle going-on on this earth.And it's not between men and satan, but between GOD and satan.It's a battle to win the hearts and minds of men. You don't have to fight this battle on your own. Our Almighty GOD has taken care of it for us HIS children, all we have to do is switch to HIS Gracious side by accepting the salvation which is wrapped in the death and resurrection of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, which is the ransom GOD paid to redeem us.Praise the LORD! This is not our battle, but the LORD's (2 Chron. 20:15) and would you know, GOD has HIS mighty and powerful angels that surround and protect them, who are HIS just like this fragile-looking man preaching openly and fearlessly amid these muslim crowd. It amazed me that no one dared to touch or harm him,but I can only explain by citing GOD's protection.
Thank YOU LORD ! There is no one like YOU ! YOU are Worthy of all Glory, Honor and praises.Let the Holy and Powerful Blood of our Lord JESUS CHRIST cover us continually, in JESUS' Name we ask and Thank YOU very much GOD-PAPA Amen!

Friday, November 27, 2015

DEPENDENCEONGOD.COM

I have often thought of ways on how I can contribute in empowering morality and godliness in this present generation. Individually it is not easy to wage the war to restore Christian principles. I'm sure there are many, like me who hate gay marriage and legalized abortion, not to mention the wars among nations and different crises which are plaguing humanity. Thankfully somebody stepped up to the plate with this initiative to unite people with the goal of fighting against gay marriage and legalized abortion. If you want your voice to be heard and Christian principles upheld, I invite you to sign this petition proclaiming Dependence on GOD's standard.This way we are fighting for our family, our children and our loved ones, our future. 

'The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.' Edmund Burke





The Holy and Powerful Blood of our Lord JESUS CHRIST cover each of us now and everyday,Thank YOU Very much GOD-PAPA in JESUS' Name Amen!