Learning to Have Hope

Pastor Damian Teachings

Learning To Have Hope “The Righteous person experiences many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue every time.”  Psalm 34:19   When we speak of having hope, most people have a very wrong understanding of it. For many, the absence of problems is what makes for what they would call “hopeful conditions.” When faced with many problems, they may term those as hopeless conditions. When people find themselves in hopeless conditions, the questions usually comes up which asks, “What did I do wrong?” or “Why is God doing this to me; have I offended Him?” or “I must have committed some sin that He needs to tell me about so this hopelessness can end.” I think you get the picture… Get ready….               The FACT is that THE EXACT OPPOSITE IS TRUE! You haven’t done anything wrong; there is no secret sin; there is no Divine offense you have committed. What “brings about our problems is”…. WE ARE RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE STRIVING TO LIVE HOLY LIVES!! The world, the flesh and the devil are no problem to sinners. The devil doesn’t harass them; he’s already got them. He only goes after the RIGHTEOUS, the Sons and Daughters of God …

Our Great Promise Keeper

Pastor Damian Teachings

Our Great Promise Keeper “You have kept your promise to your servant, … You made that promise with your own mouth, and with Your own hands You have fulfilled it today.”  (2 Chronicles 6:15 NLT)                The verse above is part of a prayer offered by King Solomon, the son of David, at the time of the dedication of the Temple he built for the Lord in Jerusalem. He begins his prayer with thanksgiving to the Lord for His great faithfulness to His word. God made those promises to David and to Solomon and He kept every one of them!              God is a Promise Keeper! The Bible teaches us that every promise of God is “backed up by His NAME. This means that He Himself is the Personal Guarantor of  EVERY promise in the Bible. God made provision for all Solomon was called to do an entire generation before he was born! He gave King David the passion, the fire, the resources, the connections and relationships to those resources. He gave David great FAVOR with Gentile Kings and others. EVERTHING Solomon would need to fulfill his destiny in building the Temple was “set-up” by God before Solomon was …

Because He Lives!

Pastor Damian Teachings

      “Because He Lives…!” “…can these bones become living people again?”   (Ezekiel 37:3)           The verse above may not seem to have anything to do with the Easter Season we’re celebrating at this time; but I assure you it has EVERYTHING to do with it!  We are living in a culture that seems to have more of a focus on death than life! The Walking Dead is a very popular TV series; movies are being made concerning the apparently inevitable Zombie Uprising that is going to come upon us – soon so some think. While I don’t watch these kinds of shows and movies, I did have an interesting conversation recently with someone who does. The show is not only about zombies who have died for some reason and are walking around, dead, seeking a meal. The “zombies” are also the living characters in the TV series. Apparently, there are many people whose lives are “dead” and lifeless on a number of levels, least of all physically. Folks are walking around with “dead emotions, hopes and dreams.” Their lives have been a series of failings and heartbreaks and they have become numbed to the world around them. Some …