Prepare to Encounter the Lord

Pastor Damian Teachings

  “Prepare To Encounter The Lord” “He will prepare the people for the coming of the Lord.“ (Luke 1:17b)  Whenever God is about to do something great, He makes all the preparations necessary for people to encounter Him. The story of the birth of John the Baptist illustrates this principle so very well. The Messiah was about to be born into the world; the greatest event in the history of the Universe! He raised up John with the specific purpose of preparing a people to encounter Him! God sends angels to people in impossible circumstances. He summons wise men from the East. He uses an aged Prophet to announce His arrival to the Temple as an infant. He’s about to manifest Himself to the nation, and the people must be prepared to meet Him, or they may miss Him.   As Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Tabernacle, it is my responsibility to prepare you to encounter the Lord! Certainly this pertains to His Second Coming when He will lift up the church, raise the dead and judge all mankind. It also pertains to preparing you to learn to encounter Him when He comes to your life in various situations now! The …

Prayer Power

Pastor Damian Teachings

Prayer Power “…Elijah was as human as we are, yet he prayed….and he prayed again…” (James 5:17-18)   “Prayer changes things!” We’ve all heard that expression. Yet, we must ask ourselves, “Do I really believe that?” Imagine how powerful Elijah’s prayers were. He prayed and it didn’t rain for 3 ½ years! Then, he prayed again, and the rains came down! He impacted his nation politically, economically, spiritually, and even impacted the culture of his day! Can you imagine ONE PERSON having that kind of influence?   Elijah didn’t have this influence because he was so special. He had it because he heard from the Lord, believed; and acted on what he believed by PRAYING! Then, the miraculous happened! This is exactly the same potential that is available to every born-again believer in Jesus Christ! When the Spirit in us enlivens the Sword of the Spirit (Bible) when we read and meditate upon it, we will HEAR FROM GOD and come to the knowledge of His will. Once we’re armed with this, we must pray that what we’ve been shown actually happens! This is what it means to have a prayer-life.   When believers form a habit of hearing from …

If

Pastor Damian Teachings

“If” “If my people…will humble themselves…and pray…” (2 Chron. 7:14) Who can adequately fathom the magnitude of the great promises of God? They are gigantic, powerful, all-encompassing; they enable us to become partakers of the Divine Nature. Imagine all of God’s power, provision, wisdom, direction, instruction and guidance that is available to all His children – EVERYTHING we will ever need at any time! You could fill all the oceans with them and still have more promises to pour out! All of God’s promises; all of His abundance; all of His Kingdom blessings hinge upon one, little, two-letter word….”If.” When we think of the cost of prayer, we think of the time it takes to engage in it; the effort needed to schedule that time; and the time needed to spend in God’s Word to provide a foundation for all of our prayers. Sounds expensive, doesn’t it? Who has that kind of time? Surely, God knows my heart. If I had more time, I would be able to pray more. Yes, prayer is “expensive,” but I want you to take a moment to think of how expensive PRAYERLESSNESS is… When we don’t pray, all of heaven’s provision is stopped up. …