Calling Down the Kingdom

Pastor Damian Teachings

 “Calling Down the Kingdom” “…but constant prayer was offered to God by the church for him.”(Acts 12:5b)   Prayer is the MOST POWERFUL weapon available to the church. Yet, it is also the MOST MISUNDERSTOOD and the MOST NEGLECTED means available to us to CHANGE the course of events in this world and the world to come. I would like you all to think of a situation in your life that you’re now struggling with. This may be a personal struggle or it may involve a loved one. Is it big enough to imagine what would happen if God Himself would come down and just deal with it for you? The early church had such a problem. James had been arrested and killed. Now, because it was politically popular, Peter was arrested and imprisoned. Satan was trying to attack the leaders of the church in an effort to “scatter the sheep” once the Shepherds were out of the way! James was the head of the Jerusalem council after Peter. This was the enemy’s strategy then, and now. While a number of questions may arise in our minds regarding this event in the early church, one thing is certain. Peter was …

Living by God’s Power

Pastor Damian Teachings

  Living by God’s Power “For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.” 1 Cor. 4:20   We have become accustomed to hearing a lot of sermons, a lot of teaching, a lot of preaching on the Kingdom of God and the Good News of the Kingdom.We heard on Sunday that the Good News of the Kingdom is that the time of God’s favor had come – the time of Jubilee!What does this really mean? We found out it means it is a time where every slave is released, where every inheritance is restored; where every sickness and malady is eradicated; where relationships are reconciled.It is a time of joy! A time of provision and abundance!A time of celebration!   Jesus prayed to the Father as He was teaching His disciples to pray:“…Let Your Kingdom come, let Your will be done on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN” (emphasis added).This will not happen just by our speaking some formulation of words or doing a lot of talking about it – for the Kingdom is not a matter of talk but of living by God’s power.How do we live by God’s …

How Well Do You Know God?

Pastor Damian Teachings

How Well Do You Know God? “…you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.” (Colossians 1:10c) Do you know what a Pastor’s job is? Some may think it’s just to preach a sermon each week. Some to encourage others and make them feel good; to make hospital visits; perform marriages and funerals and pray for them when they ask for it. Every true Pastor’s job can be summed up in the statement made here by the Apostle Paul. It’s the goal of every Pastor for his congregation;that you will grow and learn to know God better and better. Everything a Pastor does has this singular goal as its purpose. Paul describes that learning to know God better is possible. Not only that, but it must be achieved ONLY when each believer goes through the PROCESS necessary to know God better. There was a time in my life when I didn’t know a person can know God, let alone knowing Him better and better! How is this done? Well, it’s not automatic. It only happens when the process is pursued intentionally and consistently. The process involves CHOICES. We have to choose to live a lifestyle that honors …