Rest, Get up, Eat and Repeat…

By Apostle Liz Martinez

1 Kings 19:5-18 ERV

Then Elijah lay down under the bush and went to sleep. An angel came to him and touched him. The angel said, “Get up and eat!” Elijah looked around, and by his head there was a cake that had been baked over coals and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then went back to sleep. Later the LORD’s angel came to him again, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat! If you don’t, you will not be strong enough to make the long trip.” So Elijah got up. He ate and drank and felt strong. Then Elijah walked for 40 days and nights to Mount Horeb, the mountain of God.

Many times, we have assignments but not the strength to complete the assignment. Here we see Elijah needed to rest, eat and drink and then he had to repeat it. In this case the angelic assistance was so real that the angel took care of him by getting him cake, drink and waking him up to eat. Don’t discount angelic assistance in your life. We can even have angels bring us food and drink to sustain us for the assignments. After this Elijah was able to run to the mountain of God and did not eat again for 40 days and 40 nights. When God provides it lasts, sustains and restores us for a great length of time. So rest, eat and drink and repeat. I pray for angelic assistance of restoration and strength for all assignments in Jesus name. Amen.

Unity By Apostle Liz

John 17:20-21 NIV

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one. Father, Just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

Jesus thought of Unity being so important that He included a prayer for us, the church. I have come to the realization that the reason division rises up is due to the fact that if we were united, there would be nothing we could not do. I pray that we can be the fulfillment of Jesus’s prayer and show the world that the Church is united in Love. Unity is Love and Love is Unity.

God Is Faithful

This Sunday, our service was a spontaneous and prophetic flow. The topic was, “God is faithful.”

By Sister Joleen

As I stare at the sea
And the big open sky
I hear the birds sing and praise you High
I wonder how you can love me more
They are more faithful by far
But still, your word reminds me
That I am so much more
That you are forever faithful now
And forevermore

I can never doubt your love for me
I feel you everywhere
You are faithful to your promise, that you will always be there

In you I find rest
Who would have guessed
That the darkness would be less

In your presence, I will stay,
My faith will never sway
You will have your way
There is only one thing left to say
you are faithful and that is your way

Read by Sister Heather

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes of his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, You said that once I decided to follow You, You’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed You most You would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

Because You Are Faithful
By Brother Thomas

Dear Lord
Your faithfulness
Is what I long for
When my life
Is full of stress
And on the real
These things aren’t big deals
They’re just things that I feel
I should worry about
When I’m on, I’m on
But when I’m off, I’m off
And when I wake up each morning
Back at ground zero
You are as merciful to me
As a Marvel superhero
And you nudge me
Because you love me
Deserving of all the glory
Because you are faithful

Worthy of His Calling

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Worthy of His Calling

“Our ‘calling’ from God, as Christians, is to become like Christ (Romans 8:29). This is a gradual, lifelong process that will be completed when we see Christ face-to-face (1 John 3:2). To be ‘worthy’ of this calling means to want to do what is right and good (as Christ would). We aren’t perfect yet, but we’re moving in that direction as God works in us.” (Life Application Study Bible 2024)

Work Cited

Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 2024.

Worthy of the Kingdom of God

2 Thessalonians 1:5

5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.

“As we live for Christ, we will experience troubles because we are trying to be God’s people in a perverse world. Some people say that troubles are the result of sin or lack of faith, but Paul teaches that they may be a part of God’s plan for believers. Our problems can help us look upward and forward, instead of inward (Mark 13:35, 36; Philippians 3:13, 14), they can build strong character (Romans 5:3, 4), and they can provide us with opportunities to comfort others who also are struggling (2 Corinthians 1:3-5). Your troubles may be an indication that you are taking a stand for Christ. When you do so, you are experiencing the privilege of showing that you are worthy of God’s kingdom (see also 1:11).” (Life Application Study Bible 2024)

Work Cited

Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 2024.