MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR
Our day is limited.
The devil is often whispering in the ear, setting traps to allure us away from pressing in, lying words that magnify the difficulties, telling us that they are insurmountable and that we can never conquer them, and trying all ways in the world to discourage us; but still we must press in and allow ourselves to be seized by the kingdom of God.
If we struggle then look to God, it is He who gives us the Holy Spirit. The devil cannot stop God the Holy Spirit in his course. Jesus WILL build His church, The Holy Spirit will bring us from glory to glory. God will complete what He has started in us. God WILL honour His word. God will fulfill His purposes and promises.
2Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Acts 17:26 "And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings.
God has set our boundaries, and for now that is here. He has set our time and for now it is today. We do not know how soon we he shall come again or call us home. Then there shall be no work, there shall be no more pressing in, no more Bible study and prayer, no more trial or tribulation, no more whisperings from the devil, no more tiredness and heart ache - therefore we should do what we have to do now with our might.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might;
This coming year determine to sacrifice everything for the sake of laying hold of the Kingdom of God. Let seeking this be so much your ambition, Let nothing stand before your resolution of seeking the kingdom of God.
Forget what is behind. Move on from thinking and making much of what you have done, but let your mind be wholly intent on what you have to do. Do not spend your time in looking back on what is past, but look forward, and consider what is before you; consider what it is that you can do, and what it is necessary that you should do, and what God calls you still to do.
2018 had its troubles and joys but leave them there. 2019 is a new year, a new opportunity. Forgive those who you need to forgive. Let go of those offences and hurts that you need to let go of. Rejoice in those things that are a blessing but don’t survive on them this coming year.
Elder Ventrus Norfolk, Angel of the House