August 21, 2022
STANDING STRONG IN THE WORLD
If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
Jesus wanted and still wants to prepare His church for that which they will face if they choose to follow Him. He never tried to tell His disciples that they would have an easy walk. He told them truths concerning the world and its wickedness.
This is why Jesus spoke of dying to self in order to follow Him. We, as His disciples, must know that we are facing the reality that there are two opposing Kingdoms. The kingdom of the darkness, satan's, is wanting to destroy the Kingdom of light, Jesus'. As such, we must know there is war, and we must be prepared to fight!
Jesus has not only called us to be His disciples, but He has armed us for the war! We can and will overcome the forces of darkness in our battles, because Jesus overcame and we walk in His victory. We are empowered by Holy Spirit and we have the Name of Jesus. Therefore, we can and will overcome!
You may see some things in our worship that are different. Listed below are a few of these things and their scriptural references.
Singing In The Spirit:
1 Cor. 14:15, Psalm 149:1,
Lifting Up “Holy Hands”: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2,
1 Tim. 2:8
Prophecy or Interpretation of Tongues:
1 Cor. 12:10, 1 Cor. 14
Word of Wisdom or Knowledge:
John 4:17, 1Cor. 2:11,12,
Being “Slain In The Spirit”:
2 Chron. 5:14, Matt. 28:4,
John 18:6, Acts 9:4
Flags and Banners:
Psalm 20:5, Ex. 17:15,
Bishop Bill Hamon.
Founder of Christian International Ministries. A Prophet for over 60 years.
Apostle Leon Walters
Central Heartland Regional Director