ARC Sunday Service Preaching December 29, 2019 with Pastor Edwards…What are you going to say to these things?
Some of the Scriptures came from Rom 8:28-39, 2 Corin 4:7-18 and 2 Peter 1:3 among others. As Pastor Edwards preached, he emphasized the fact that we need a New Life Declaration and a Daily Life Declaration in the 2020 New Year.
Pastor Edwards also preached that to the darkness that is coming at us in our life, we need to say let there be light. And to the death we need to say let there be life. When we are seeing eternal things in our life, we will sing eternal songs (as Paul and Silas sang while in prison as read in the Bible at Acts 16:25-34) to others things that are against us or coming at us in our life. That means we need to go to our troubles about our God.
He also said, it does matter what we say to the things in our life that are trying to wear us down. That is, sin will confront us. So we must not just push it off or away but confront it as well. And some things in our life need to be talked to and not just prayed about. We need to speak to fear, anxiety, suffering, and such alike, by confronting and speaking to it as the word of God says.
As the preaching continued, Pastor Edwards also said we are to be careful about worshiping fear. And if we respond with the wrong response, then we will eventually make choices that are from fear and not faith. Fear is a “spirit” that is not from God. The People of the Lord can help. Because there are some good Spiritual things that will happen in the House of the Lord with the People of the Lord, that does not and will not happen at our homes in personal worship, prayer, etc. And if the mountain in our life that is from the enemy does not move, then we need to climb over it or start climbing over it now.
Pastor Edwards mentioned that there is one correct response to our adversities and it’s Biblical: “…If God be for us, who can be against us?” as seen at Romans 8:31. We need 20/20 Vision to correctly see things from the vision of Christ our Lord and Savior. We do not need to just have the Power (i.e. the Holy Ghost) but to live the Power of God in our life.