Digging Up Blessings in the Desert

Pastor Damian Teachings

“Digging Up Blessings In The Desert” “There the Israelites sand this song, Spring up O well…” (Num. 21:17-18) In our culture of high-speed internet and instant gratification, we complain when things don’t come to us quickly enough or when it just takes too much effort to get what we want. Sometimes we transfer that attitude over to the things of the Spirit. When God doesn’t answer quickly enough, or when it takes too much effort, we often conclude (wrongly) that it must not be God’s will to have what we’re asking for. What about when you’re in a desert? A desert is a place where there is no growth, no water, no food, the ground is hard and there are no prospects for improvement as far as the eye can see. How can you dig for blessings in this kind of environment? There was one answer for the Israelites, and there’s only one answer for us. BY FAITH! Let’s get the “picture” here. The Israelites were traveling through a desert in obedience to God’s direction. They desperately needed water. They had no prospects. All they had was a “location” where water was provided in the past by Moses. All they …

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 …