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  • KarahanD
    Thank you Steve. I pray that our Father will give me and the whole of His family the courage to do what is right in His sight, to follow Him down the narrow path, no matter the consequences. I pray for courage and determination for all His people. We need to hear the narrative of Jesus, given to us by His faithful ministers. God's people need this type of narrative so please march onward Christian soldier (my favourite song by the way) and let us all listen who have ears to hear and become doers of the Word.
  • KarahanD
    Thank you Steve for that inspiring message on the Last Great Day. I cried at the end, not from sorrow but from joy at understanding that everyone will have the opportunity to hear and see. Sometimes we look at the world and feel incredible sadness for our loved ones, knowing what is to come, but no one is lost yet. They will have a choice, just like us, to choose life and not death. It filled me with hope. Thank you also for the reminder for myself, not to be complacent, but to be a soldier for God, to stand for Him always and remain faithful as He is.
  • KarahanD
    Thank you Rick for this message. I need to hear this more and more. I am living and working in a world dominated by fear and it crushes me at times. I need reminding who my God is, that He is with me and I don't need to operate in fear. Most of the time I operate in faith and trust but I do have moments of weakness where I allow negative emotions to enter my mind and fear creeps in. I tend to feel at these times that I am letting God down so it is helpful to hear that as long as I continue to fight fear and not give in to it, I am moving forward. Part of my daily prayer is to speak out the verse - who can stand against me when My great God is with me. This verse helps me face the day and the ongoing battles with fear, worry and stress. Please continue to remind us with strong messages on what we should be doing in our lives; bending to the Father;s will in all things. I started my day with this message and I am uplifted.
  • KarahanD
    In this increasing world of knowledge and our own desires for knowledge, we have to be careful of not falling into his traps and snares. No one is cleverer than Satan, apart from God Almighty. Listening to this sermon made me see pride in myself, another wake up call to remember who made me, who lets me breathe each day and gives me everything to get through the day. He fills my omer with sufficient things every day, just like the Israelites received their omer of manna every day. I need to remember that with thanksgiving every day.
  • KarahanD
    This is one I desperately needed to hear especially in this time of Covid-19. I see negative conversation about this everywhere, even on the Sabbath on Zoom, with no mention of God, not changing negative to positive, and it has saddened me. After listening to this message I realized that I have also been negative by allowing this to influence my thinking and change my attitude towards those I should be caring about, my family in Christ. A wake up call that was needed. Thank you Peter.
  • KarahanD

    Be encouraged. I grew up in the Church, and like the prodigal son, thought I wanted the world but God knew best, and His timing was perfect. Yes, I had to go through loss and pain, and it took a long time, but here I am, back in the family of God. Never give up praying, never give up believing. I may have left the Church but God never left me. That's the same for all the children who stray away for a while. Hope is a wonderful gift. Never lose it!

  • KarahanD
    I am not a student of ABC but when this message ended, my heart soared and in my mind I began to sing the song Onward Christian Soldiers. It was inspirational and the Holy Spirit within me leapt with joy. We have been given spiritual gifts and it is our responsibility to use them to edify our Lord Jesus Christ and each other and to take opportunities as God leads us, to show the world who we are by being courageous in our beliefs and standing up for God. I will continue to pray for all of God's people wherever they are in the world that we can unite in courage, commitment and truth and have eyes to see the opportunities that God give us everyday to show the world who we belong to, the gifted family of our great God.
  • KarahanD
    Live as if it is your last day. It is so easy not to, to think only on physical things and what I own. Thank you Gary for that insightful explanation of the Book of Joel. I have visited the Kidron Valley; it made me think of that battle still to come. But your message has made me meditate on the battles in my life that are here, and may still come, and where my focus should be. So many times I look out of my window and wonder when will it happen as the world continues to turn and I admit I have wondered if it ever will. I feel, that this is one of the battles we face in this world, to keep our hearts on God and Jesus Christ at all times and not to fall into the trap of complacency and apathy.
  • KarahanD
    My second wake up call today. I talked to God this morning about my focus and how sorry I was that it wasn't always as He wants. But thankfully He gives me a new day, a new start in which I can change my focus off me and put it on God and what He wants me to do and become. I have felt more of an urgency to pray "Your Kingdom come", so that the world can have a new beginning, a world without pain and the influence of the god of this age. I thank you for the reminder to sigh and cry over the abominations of the world, and to realise how quickly we absorb it as something to be endured and not abhorred, so that it becomes normal behaviour and the evil it is, seen as good. Keep warning us please.
  • KarahanD
    Hi Randy, When I first went into lockdown I thought I would have loads of time to do the things you talked about, more study and more prayer. However, I have found, that I have more work than before! I have allowed the god of this age to subtly influence me into using even my days off to do more work for the company I work for physically than to develop my relationship with my spiritual "boss". Thankfully your sermon tipped the scales as I had started to realise that my priorities were not where they should be. Thank you so much for the wake up call. I need these little reminders every day. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
  • KarahanD
    Greg, it made my heart ache with joy to hear you explain God's love for me, and for mankind, my family, my friends; that He could plan this from the very beginning of time to save us all. In my daily prayer with My Father this morning I asked Him to show me what He sees when He looks at my heart, so that I can take this Passover with the right humility and gratitude for what the Father and His Son Jesus Christ have done for me. I deeply desire this year to take this Passover with a new heart and mind, to truly appreciate this selfless sacrifice of my Lord Jesus Christ. I feel deeply privileged to be loved by my Great God and He so deserves for me to be more faithful to Him as He is to me. Half my family have not yet responded to their calling so it is with a thankful and hopeful heart when I read how God, in His mercy and love for humankind, has planned, in His timing of course, for that reconciliation through our Lord Jesus Christ. I know that day is coming. Thank you for explaining that the Passover has not been done away with and for giving me insight into the Scriptures I can use to defend why I do keep the Passover.
  • KarahanD
    As I was listening to this sermon, I had flashbacks to my recent behaviour. It's true, I didn't even realise it but I am playing the blame game. It is so much easier to blame others than to see myself or to analyse my own behaviour. Time to stop and I want to stop. Thank you Robin for opening my eyes. Our Father uses His ministry to teach me well.
  • KarahanD
    I am not a sailor but the analogy you used I can totally relate to. This type of message is exactly what we need; keep on waking us up to the distractions that we have constantly in our lives and what we should be doing. And it's so true about desires changing as we get more into Christ and His way of life, then the desire for the world's pleasure do diminish. I have felt at times that I should seperate myself from my friends in the world, but I have come to realise that I don't have to participate in wrong conversation and that I do have the ability through the Holy Spirit to change that conversation into something more wholesome. It's funny but there are times when I have wondered how I got to this state of thinking but I am so grateful that I have. God has given us watchmen, that's is all His ministry, and you all do stand guard over us with the messages that you give to us each week. I pray that we all have ears to hear and eyes to see, including myself. Thank you Steve
  • KarahanD
    Thank you Gary. I saw myself in nearly all of it. In a positive way it broke my heart. I do pray for prompts from God and then totally ignore them or leave them for later and then the moment passes. And I have blamed Him, indirectly, for not answering quick enough. I needed to hear this message and everything in it.
  • KarahanD
    I have always felt slightly sorry for Uzza, wondering why God killed him but your explanation has opened my understanding and I have for some time began to realise that God wants me to obey ALL His Words, Matt 4:4. We do tend to forget the little things that are so important to Him and important for us to continue living. Obedience and faithfulness to our Great God is His due for the wonderful gift of life that our Lord Jesus Christ has given to us called at this time. Thank you Randy for your simple and easy delivery of the Word and direct way of speaking as this is what we sorely need in these end times.