Happy Mother's Day

Greetings and peace from our Lord Jesus Christ! We at The Pentecostal Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ are so happy that you have chosen to check into our web site.

Even though Mother’s Day isn't necessarily a Christian holiday, we seek to honor all mothers today:  young mothers, old mothers, mothers who have passed away, mothers who have lost children, mothers who bore us and gave us life, and those women who may not have raised their own children but have indeed nurtured us and served as spiritual mothers in their roles as friend, sister, or aunt.

It is in Exodus 20:21 where we first receive this command: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Yes, we grow up, become independent adults, and become unbound to the rules of our parents’ homes, yet we are still instructed to honor our mothers, to treat them with respect, to hold them in high esteem.

On this day, as we remember the freedom and life we have in Christ, also remember the woman whom God selected to be your mother, the woman who carried you, cared for you, and helped you become who you are today. Let us give thanks for the blessings of mothers.

Have a Blessed Day!

Sister Dumaresq

Happy New Year From Pastor Dumaresq


            Happy New Year from Pastor and Sister Dumaresq


"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
(Phil. 3:13, 14)

The year 2013 is now behind us.  We may have made mistakes; experienced failures have regrets or even sinned against the Lord. If repentance is necessary then let us repent and make things right in our relationship with God. Then let us cut ties with the past understanding that, if we have repented, our past is under the Blood of Jesus Christ. We must not carry 2013's baggage into 2014.  Our God is a loving Father who desires the best for us so let us follow the apostle Paul's advice and look forward. We must let go of the past so we may embrace the future!  Let us look at the New Year 2014 as a New Opportunity that God has set before us!

~Aurelia Hopkins~

Do You Think God is Trying to Get Your Attention?

Some years ago the following article entitled "Struck Down To Be Saved" appeared in the Gospel Herald:

A telephone linesman gives his friend "Slim" credit for saving his life thus. "Sometimes new poles are green, and water soaked, and will conduct electricity," he explained. "A short time ago my gang was sent to replace a pole that had been badly burned. The new pole... was /wet and green, the street was wet, and overhead was a high line carrying 33,000 volts. We were hoisting the new pole.... I had thoughtlessly seized the butt end of the new pole as it swung clear of the ground and was guiding it into place when suddenly one of the boys made a run for me and knocked me sprawling. I arose from the sloppy street, wet, muddy, and ready for fight.

... He pointed aloft to where I saw the new pole had hit the lower high-line wire. I also saw instantly that had he not taken such a quick action in knocking me clear of the pole, I would have been a 'goner.'" Does God not often strike down sinners, as He did Paul on the road to Damascus, that He might get them to listen to His voice and so might become saved from the wrath to come?

If you feel life is knocking you down ask this question instead of complaining "Is God trying to get my attention?"

Conditions for Answered Prayer

Looking for a fresh start to the New Year I found this article about prayer taken from the experiences of George Mueller. I have been very impressed in the past by books on prayer written by R. A. Torrey, E. M. Bounds, and many other great prayer warriors. However, it seems many articles written about prayer in this postmodern generation is theoretical compositions put together without actual prayer experiences.

Some of the great writings on prayer have been lost in religious antiquity and not available for us today. So, when I came across this article from the experiences of George Mueller I knew I had some gold nuggets.

Mr. Mueller never asked any human source to help him run the Bristol orphanage or feed and clothe the children. He prayed and God answered with miracles. Many times the children were without food for breakfast. Mr. Mueller had the children set the table then he, the staff, and children prayed. Whist in prayer there was a knock at the door. There stood the local baker with a load of bread. God had woken him in the night hours and impressed him to bake extra bread and take it to the orphanage. The same with the milkman and other business people of the community supplying the orphanage with help due to strong impressions from God placed on their hearts.

Things like this happened continually through the duration of Mr. Mueller s ministry. God always supplied. I too want to pray in such a manner that God hears me and answers my prayers. That is why I share this article with you from a man that received answers from God.

Conditions For Answered Prayer.

George Muller of Bristol, England (1805-1898) has offered five conditions for answered prayer:

1. Entire dependence upon the merits and mediation of the Lord Jesus Christ, as the only basis for His blessing:

"And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name." (John 14:13, 14; 15:16) (See Matthew 7:7; 11:24; John 15:7; Ephesians 3:20; 1 John 3:22)

2. Separation from all known sin:

"If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened." (Psalm 66:18) (See Proverbs 15:8, 29)

3. Faith in God's Word of promise as confirmed by His oath. Not to believe Him is to make Him both a liar and a perjurer:

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." (Hebrews 11:6) (See Hebrews 3:18; 4:2; 6:13-20)

4. Ask in accordance with His will: Our motives must be godly: we must not seek any gift of God to consume upon our own lusts:

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us whatever we ask we know that we have what we asked of him. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures." (1 John 5:14, 15; James 4:3) (See Job 35:12; Proverbs 1:20-28; Malachi 3:4)

5. Ask aggressively: There must be waiting on God and waiting for God, as the farmer develops patience in waiting for the harvest:

"Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains." (James 5:7) (See Luke 18:1-10)

Taken from Facts of The Matter.

Are You Discouraged?

This economic downswing that has forced itself upon us is creating havoc with our emotions. Our positive attitude so prevalent in the past has been attacked by discouragement as we face the future. 

On a personal note, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that that God is going to help you through your present struggle. 

The Bible says in: John 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. 

There are times when all of us are confronted with difficulties and circumstances which are often beyond our control or ability to "fix". This is where our faith in God is tested, and if we continue to hold on to the promises of God, He is sure to bring us to the other side of the situation in victory. While things around you may be looking bleak at this present time, you may want to take comfort in a scripture out of: Psalm 30:5 - For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. 

I want to encourage you to hold on to your faith in God. He WILL bring you out on the other side... He WILL allow the sun to come out in the "morning", and you will be forever grateful that you continued to trust even in spite of difficulty. 

Friday, March 05, 2010