“God is Moving”

Pastor Damian Teachings

 “God Is Moving” Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46:10a This beautiful Psalm begins with a declaration that God is OUR Refuge and Strength, ALWAYS READY to help in times of trouble. Well, as we look at the world around us, these times definitely can be categorized as times of trouble. Issues surrounding our borders; the world and national economies are strained; the Middle East is at war and thousands of Christians are being persecuted around the world. How are things in your life?      When we come into times of trouble, usually our first reaction is to try to fix it. We think, worry, devise plans and do whatever we can to avoid the problem or fix it as quickly as possible. We try to come up with OUR best plan and execute it in the hopes that the troubles will be resolved. This psalm provides an excellent process for us to engage in during times like this. Let’s focus on the fact that, regardless of the seas roaring and mountains trembling, the Lord of Heaven’s armies is with us! He cannot be chased away by any troubles. He is never worried or overwhelmed. This …

Pentecost and The Last Days

Pastor Damian Teachings

Pentecost and The Last Days“…In the Last Days, I will pour out of My Spirit…”                                                          (Acts 2:17) The question that is on everyone’s mind these days is, “Are we living in the Last Days?” Well, regardless of the timeline of prophetic events; and every prognostication concerning the Lord’s return, the feast of Pentecost celebrated in the year that Jesus ascended provides a definite answer. “Yes! We are in the last days.”  In order to understand the full ramifications of this particular Day of Pentecost, we need to understand what it meant to Israel throughout Biblical history. Most Christians today equate Pentecost with “speaking in tongues”. While this phenomenon did occur on this occasion, there are other important aspects to the significance of this feast that we need to understand.  Pentecost was associated with several aspects of the life of every Israelite. It was known as the Feast of Firstfruits; the Feast of Ingathering or Harvest of the wheat crop. The manifestation of speaking in tongues provides another symbolic truth and an actual fact that is …

Nourishment from Heaven

Pastor Damian Teachings

“Nourishment From Heaven” “Jesus replied, ‘I am the Bread of Life…” (John 6:35a) What are we living for? We work, strive and expend so much time, energy, effort to obtain what we need to survive.  But we don’t only want to survive, we want to thrive! We work as if there will come a day when we don’t have to work any longer; we can rest in what we have labored for and stop working. But, deep down inside, we really don’t expect that day to come. After all, these are difficult times; and the reality of present economic circumstances make it almost impossible for us not to expect that  we’ll be working forever! In verse 27 of chapter 6, Jesus tells His disciples, “…not to labor for the bread which perishes…” What does He mean? Doesn’t He know we have to work to survive? Of course He knows we have to work. However, He is saying in this passage that there is something greater we must spend our energy seeking— the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you…(John 6:27 NLT). How do we do that? The illustration Jesus refers to in this passage is the manna …