Archive | November 2015

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Oh that you will open the eyes of our hearts Oh Lord!

To see your beauty and glory

To see your hand in every situation and circumstances

The seemingly mundane and inconveniences we experience

The mountains and the valleys

The rough and plain terrains of living life

As the Good Shepherd Lord you are always close by

Leading the way, maneuvering all along

Guiding us by your light and love

Holding us steady that we fall not nor be dismayed

Thank you Lord Jesus Christ

You are dependable and faithful

Thank you for loving us enough to save Us

Be magnified

God Is With Me! Declare It Friends!

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The Lord we serve is ever faithful, ever sure. Our God is dependable, a shield from the storms of life, an ever present help in times of need.

Will you trust Him with your deepest need? Your dreams and aspiration are achievable only by his grace. Will you trust God to transform you by His word – love, joy,peace and hope!

Do you yearn for more of God? Only Jesus can satisfy your deepest longings! Come to Him with all your heart. Hold nothing back, He knows anyways! Bare your heart to Him, yearn for the infilling of His Spirit. Come into His presence with expectations and adoration!

Come to a one stop shop for salvation, deliverance, protection, provision, sustenance, healing, restoration, upliftment, joy, peace, abundant life and much more!

Come and worship with Don Moen, Israel Houghton,Micah Stampley and a 200-voice multi denominational mass choir, and over 6,500 people on Dec 31st, 2015 at 8pm at the International Center, Hall 5 with a live-fireworks display at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the New Year with a Bang!    

See you there!

For more information visit http://www.openheavenstoronto.com

 

Trusting God All The Way!

 

Trusting GodSafety of Abiding in the Presence of God

Lord! You are my hiding place, you are my safe refuge. You have and will indeed save me from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.Your word is full of life and hope. I hold unto your every word Lord.

Psalms 91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

Come Just As You Are!!!

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  1. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow’r?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
    Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

    • Refrain:
      Are you washed in the blood,
      In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
      Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
      Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
  2. Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
    Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
  3. When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
    Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
    And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?
  4. Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
    And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
    There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
    Oh, be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

May be you are not yet washed and would like to be washed or maybe you don’t even know what it means to be washed in the blood. Still the Saviour bids you come just as you are to His presence to experience a higher dimension of peace and joy unspeakable.

Fulfilled? Curious? Doubtful? Skeptical? Joyous?

Come! Just as you are to worship! Come! Just as you are before The King!

Come and join over 6,500 people on Dec 31st, 2015 at 8pm at the International Center, Hall 5 with a live-fireworks display at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the New Year with a Bang!

Open Heavens 2015 promises to reach new and unmatched heights with encore performances by Don Moen, Israel Houghton. Also for the first time we will be enjoying the captivating music of Micah Stampley and a 200-voice multi denominational mass choir.   

See you there!

For more information visit http://www.openheavenstoronto.com

Presumptuous Sins

 

A Sermon(No. 135) Delivered on Sabbath Morning, June 7, 1857, by the
REV. C. H. Spurgeon
at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens.

Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.

Again: some men, I have said, sin deliberately, and others do not do so. Now, in order to show that there is a distinction here, let me take a case. To-morrow the bench of magistrates are sitting. Two men are brought up. They are each of them charged with stealing a loaf of bread. It is clearly proved, in the one case, that the man was hungry, and that he snatched the loaf of bread to satisfy his necessities. He is sorry for his deed, he grieves that he has done this act; but most manifestly he had a strong temptation to it. In the other case the man was rich, and he willfully went into the shop merely because he would break the law and show that he was a law-breaker. He said to the policeman outside, “Now, I care neither for you nor the law; I intend to go in there, just to see what you can do with me.” I can suppose the magistrate would say to one man, “You are discharged; take care not to do the like again; there is something for your present necessities; seek to earn an honest living.” But to the other I can conceive him saying, “You are an infamous wretch; you have committed the same deed as the other, but from very different motives; I give you the longest term of imprisonment which the law allows me, and I can only regret that I can not treat you worse than I have done.” The presumption of sin made the difference. So when you sin deliberately and knowingly, your sin against Almighty God is a higher and a blacker sin than it would have been if you had sinned ignorantly, or sinned in haste.
    Now let us suppose one more case. In the heat of some little dispute some one shall insult a man. You shall be insulted by a man of angry temper; you have not provoked him, you gave him no just cause for it; but at the same time he was of a hot and angry disposition; he was somewhat foiled in the debate, and he insulted you, calling you by some name which has left a stain upon your character, so far as epithets can do it. I can suppose that you would ask no reparation of him, if by to-morrow you saw that it was just a rash word spoken in haste, of which he repented. But suppose another person should waylay you in the street, should week after week seek to meet you in the market-place, and should, after a great deal of toil and trouble, at last meet you, and there, in the center of a number of people, unprovoked, just out of sheer, deliberate malice, come before you and call you a liar in the street; I can suppose that, Christian as you are, you might find it necessary to chastise such insolence, not with your hand, but with the arm of that equitable law which protects us all from insulting violence. In the other case I can suppose it would be no trouble to forgive. You would say, “My dear fellow, I know we are all hasty sometimes—there, now, I don’t care at all for it; you did not mean it.” But in this case, where a man has dared and defied you without any provocation whatever, you would say to him, “Sir, you have endeavored to injure me in respectable society; I can forgive you as a Christian, but as a man and a citizen I shall demand that I am protected against your insolence.”
    You see, therefore, in the cases that occur between man and man, how there is an excess of guilt added to a sin by presumption. O! ye that have sinned presumptuously—and who among us has not done so?—bow your heads in silence, confess your guilt, and then open your mouths, and cry, “Lord have mercy upon me, a presumptuous sinner.”
    III. And now I have nearly done—not to weary you by too long a discourse—we shall notice THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THIS PRAYER—”Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins.”
    Will you just note, that this prayer was the prayer of a saint, the prayer of a holy man of God? Did David need to pray thus? Did the “man after God’s own heart” need to cry, “Keep back thy servant?” Yes, he did. And note the beauty of the prayer. If I might translate it into more metaphorical style, it is like this: “Curb thy servant from presumptuous sin.” “Keep him back or he will wander to the edge of the precipice of sin. Hold him in, Lord; he is apt to run away; curb him; put the bridle on him; do not let him do it; let thine overpowering grace keep him holy; when he would do evil, then do thou draw him to good, and when his evil propensities would lead him astray, then do thou check him.” “Check thy servant from presumptuous sins.”
    What then? Is It true that the best of men may sin presumptuously? Ah! it is true. It is a solemn thing to find the Apostle Paul warning saints against the most loathsome of sins. He says, “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, idolatry, inordinate affection,” and such like. What! do saints want warning against such sins as these? Yes, they do. The highest saints may sin the lowest sins, unless kept by divine grace. You old experienced Christians, boast not in your experience; you may trip yet, unless you cry, “Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe.” Ye whose love is fervent, whose faith is constant, whose hopes an bright, say not “I shall never sin,” but rather cry out, “Lord, lead me not into temptation, and when there leave me not there; for unless thou hold me fast I feel I must, I shall decline, and prove an apostate after all.” There is enough tinder in the hearts of the best men in the world to light a fire that shall burn to the lowest hell, unless God should quench the sparks as they fall. There is enough corruption, depravity, and wickedness in the heart of the most holy man that is now alive to damn his soul to all eternity, if free and sovereign grace does not prevent. O Christian, thou hast need to pray this prayer. But I think I hear you saying, “Is thy servant a dog, that I should do this thing?” So said Hazael, when the prophet told him that he would slay his master; but he went home and took a wet cloth and spread it over his master’s face and choked him, and did the next day the sin which he abhorred before. Think it not enough to abhor sin, you may yet fall into it. Say not, “I never can be drunken, for I have such an abhorrence of drunkenness;” thou mayest fall where thou art most secure. Say not, “I can never blaspheme God, for I have never done so in my life;” take care; you may yet swear most profanely. Job might have said, “I will never curse the day of my birth;” but he lived to do it. He was a patient man; he might have said, “I will never murmur; though he slay me, yet will I trust in him;” and yet he lived to wish that the day were darkness wherein he was brought forth. Boast not, then, O Christian; by faith thou standest. “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”
    But if this need to be the prayer of the best, how ought it to be the prayer of you and me? If the highest saint must pray it, O mere moralist, thou hast good need to utter it. And ye who have begun to sin, who make no pretensions to piety, how much need is there for you to pray that you may be kept from presumptuously rebelling against God.
    Instead, however, of enlarging upon that point, I shall close my few remarks this morning by just addressing myself most affectionately to such of you as are now under a sense of guilt by reason of presumptuous sins. God’s Spirit has found some of you out this morning. I thought when I was describing presumptuous sin that I saw here and there an eye that was suffused with tears; I thought I saw here and there a head that was bowed down, as much as to say, “I am guilty there.” I thought there were some hearts that palpitated with confession, when I described the guilt of presumption. I hope it was so. If it was I am glad of it. If I hit your consciences, it was that I meant to do. Not to your ears do I speak, but to your hearts. I would not give the snap of this my finger to gratify you with mere words of oratory, with a mere flow of language. No, God is my witness. I never sought effect yet, except the effect of hitting your consciences. I would use the words that would be most rough and vulgar in all our language, if I could get at your heart better with them than with any other; for I reckon that the chief matter with a minister is to touch the conscience. If any of you feel, then, that you have presumed against God in sinning, let me just bid you look at your sin, and weep over the blackness of it; let me exhort you to go home and bow your heads with sorrow, and confess your guilt, and weep over it with many tears and sighs. You have greatly sinned, and if God should blast you into perdition now, he would be just; if now his fiery thunderbolt of vengeance should pierce you through, if the arrow that is now upon the string of the Almighty should find a target in your heart, he would be just. Go home and confess that, confess it with cries and sighs. And then what next wilt thou do? Why, I bid thee remember that there was a man who was a God. That man suffered for presumptuous sin. I would bid thee this day, sinner, if thou knowest thy need of a Saviour, go up to thy chamber, cast thyself upon thy face, and weep for sin; and when thou hast done that, turn to the Scriptures, and read the story of that man who suffered and died for sin. Think you see him in all his unutterable agonies, and griefs, and woes, and say this—

“My soul looks back to see
The burdens thou didst bear
When hanging on the accursed tree,
And hopes her guilt was there.”
Lift up your hand, and put it on his head who bled, and say,

“My faith would lay its hand
On that dear head of thine,
While, like a penitent, I stand,
And there confess my sin.”Sit down at the foot of his cross, and watch him till your heart is moved, till the tears begin to flow again, until your heart breaks within you; and then you will rise and say—

“Dissolved by his mercy, I fall to the ground,
And weep to the praise of the mercy I found.”
O sinner, thou canst never perish, if thou wilt cast thyself at the foot of the cross. If thou seekest to save thyself thou shalt die; if thou wilt come, just as thou art, all black, all filthy, all hell-deserving, all ill-deserving, I am my Master’s hostage, I will be answerable at the day of judgment for this matter, if he does not save thee, I can preach on this subject now, for I trust I have tried my Master myself. As a youth I sinned, as a child I rebelled, as a young man I wandered into lusts and vanities: my Master made me feel how great a sinner I was and I sought to reform, to mend the matter; but I grew worse. At last I heard it said, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth;” and I looked to Jesus. And O! my Saviour, thou hast eased my aching conscience, thou hast given me peace; thou hast enabled me to say#151;

“Now, freed from sin I walk at large;
My Saviour’s blood’s a full discharge
At his dear feet my soul I lay,
A sinner saved, and homage pay.”
And O! my heart pants for you. O that you who never knew him could taste his love now. O that you who have never repented might now receive the Holy Ghost who is able to melt the heart! And O that you who are penitents would look to him now! And I repeat that solemn assertion—I am God’s hostage this morning; ye shall feed me on bread and water to my life’s end, ay, and I will bear the blame for ever, if any of you seek Christ and Christ rejects you. It must not, it can not be. “Whosoever cometh,” he says, “I will in no wise cast out.” “He is able to save to the uttermost them that come unto God by him.” May God Almighty bless you; and may we meet again in yonder Paradise; and there will we sing more sweetly of redeeming love and dying blood, and of Jesus’ power to save#151;

“When this poor lisping, stammering tongue
Lies silent in the grave.” (Read the full sermon on http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0135.htm

Pursue, Overtake, And Recover All!!

Are you happy? Are you distressed as a result of the happenings in and around you? Have you suffered loss of any kind? Has your hope seemingly been dashed? Have you resently suffered a set back? Are you wondering if the Lord is still with you? Do you have more questions than answers?

1 Samuel 30: 6 David was greatly distressed  because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters.  But David found strength in the Lord his God.

David having lost his family to a raiding party was sad and his friends and companions suffering thesame faith planned to hurt him even further.

Friends, what pain are you experiencing at this hour, this very moment? Are you been mocked? Is your situation mocking your faith in and obedience to God? Is your Goliath mocking the armies of the living God?

David inquired of the Lord,  “Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them? Lord! is time running out? Will you open up my womb to receive life? Will this business thrive? Will I ever find a godly spouse? Will I be healed of this illness? Will my husband, my wife ever come to love you? My children Lord, will they serve you in spirit and in truth?  Will you establish me in your presence? Will this new place of worship ever be built? A sanctuary for the Lord! Whatever your question this morning!

Pursue them, he answered. ” You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.” Try again, this time around you will not miscarry the pregnancy! Your womb is opened! The business will thrive! You will meet one of my sons and daughters in a few days and your relationship will blossom! Wedding bells on the horizon for you! And you, your marriage is been restored! You are healed and the symptoms are disappearing! I am touching the heart of your spouse right now, events are happening around her and him,  revealing my love to her, she is, he is falling in love with me even now! Your children are been taught by me, my spirit lives in them and great is their peace! You are mine, you are always in my presence for I am within you! My mighty hand I will not take from you! It is my house and it shall be built by the hands that is not of mortals!

I am the Alpha and the Omega! The All knowing, all seeing One. I Am that I Am! Seek me with all your heart and soul! Depart from every evill works for my eyes are too holy to behold unrighteousness! I love you with an everlasting love and my covenants of peace shall never depart from thee.

Worship me for all I have done for you and you will see more manifestation of my glory and honor in your life. I am the Lord and changeth not!

Worship = OpenHeaven

WorshipAre you at a place where it seems hope is lost? Have you suffered defeat in any sphere of life? Are you content with your lot in life? Do you aspire for more? Do you want a change? Do you desire a turnaround in any sphere of life? Is greatness locked up within you? Do you want more of God in your life?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, allow me to introduce you to the solution bearer! He who alone is the sufficiency of all being! The Lord Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega. He is the beginning and the ending of all things, for He is the all encompassing God.

He alone is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us Ephesians 3:20. He inhabits the praises of his people, meaning when you and I worship and praise Him, He is bound to step down into every spheres of our life for the miraculous.

Psalms 22:But You are holy,
Enthroned in the praises of Israel.
Our fathers trusted in You;
They trusted, and You delivered them.
They cried to You, and were delivered;
They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.

Would you join me, Don Moen, Israel Houghton. Also for the first time we will be enjoying the captivating music of Micah Stampley and a 200-voice multi denominational mass choir.  So join over 6,500 people on Dec 31st, 2015 at 8pm at the International Center, Hall 5 with a live-fireworks display at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the New Year with a Bang!    

See you there!

For more information visit http://www.openheavenstoronto.com