March 15, 2015 am

March 15, 2015 am

Pastor Chuck Battaglia

 

How many have grown a bigger room for Jesus? Are your other rooms bigger? The key room in you should be for God! Not for anything else but God. Some have sick rooms bigger than God. I want a bigger room for God.

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. (Psalm 127:1 NIV)

Unless the Lord builds it, you’re laboring in vain. Too many are wasting time doing their own building. Love keeps your house together. Unless God, love, or word, builds this house, it’s in vain. God, Love, and Word must build the house or you’re wasting your time. Without these you will fail!

If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Fathers commands and remain in his love. (John 15:10 NIV)

God is love…keep His Word! God blesses your decisions, not your feelings. You must put Him first, regardless of your feelings. He wants to build your house so it won’t fall when the storms come. Too many haven’t tasted disasters…we will all experience the storms soon. We must be ready for the end times. This is the power that can get you through anything. It’s simple. Jesus only did what the Father told Him.

The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. My lords, he said, please turn aside to your servants house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning. No, they answered, we will spend the night in the square. But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodomboth young and oldsurrounded the house. They called to Lot, Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, No, my friends. Dont do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But dont do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof. Get out of our way, they replied. This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! Well treat you worse than them. They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door. (Genesis 19:1-9 NIV)

Too many want people to like them. You’re going to have wickedness all around you.

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March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015

Pastor Amy Battaglia

 

 

We need to stay focused on Him…He won’t let us drown. We shouldn’t fear a thing if we’re trusting in the Lord! Prayer is dynamic and powerful. How come all of our prayers aren’t being answered. He poured His love into our hearts. Love is a command! Love hasn’t been placed in our heads but our hearts. Don’t yield to your feelings…love is a command. The love of God will try and get your attention, you’ll feel it on the inside. The devil will talk to your mind…your spirit hears God. Act like you love and love will express itself through you! Faith is from the heart…you need to act upon it. You’ve got to express His love towards others. Love mends.

Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. And in fact, you do love all of Gods family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, (1 Thessalonians 4:9-11 NIV)

that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing. (I Thessalonians 4:12 NKJV)

We are being taught how to walk in love. Condemnation doesn’t work with God…He is not impressed with our guilt. Condemnation makes you feel weaker. The Word doesn’t condemn you it will convict you. Convict means to convince.

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March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

Pastor Chuck Battaglia

 

What are you here for? Visitations, manifestations, and demonstrations! Anything you ask in my name, I’ll do! We are in the right time, He is going to do it again. He is here to deliver us now. I’m not so interested in getting things, I’m interested in demonstrating who He is. You have to believe there is a God who wants to reward you.

If you ask anything in my name I’ll give it to you:

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Fathers house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Thomas said to him, Lord, we dont know where you are going, so how can we know the way? Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him. Philip said, Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us. Jesus answered: Dont you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father? Dont you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:1-3, 5-14 NIV)

It is because you believe in God, that you believe in Jesus! He died on the cross!

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18 NIV)

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March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

Pastor Chuck Battaglia

 

God will bless your decisions not your feelings. The fish in the boat was not a feeling, it was a decision. The woman with the oil was a decision, not a feeling. She opened the jar and poured the oil and was forever blessed. The cross was not a feeling, but a decision. Don’t try to do anything by your feelings. Make a decision to please God! I want the fire in me to burn at the highest level. We are going to have to do all our meetings with a quality decision. I decide to not have any part of the curse. Decisions are made on purpose. He is giving you a chance to be blessed by making a decision. Every scripture Word is God breathed. What is the definition of a scripture? A written script. He is the beginning and the end. We need to know the beginning and end to each scripture. Every seven years, the Pastor leaves a church according to statistics. This Word comes alive when you give it birth to it…it’ll do whatever you want it to. What do you want? What have you truly believed in this Word? We have to truly believe this in this generation. You can believe in more than one thing! This Word is alive! It’s confusing when you confess the Word but don’t really believe it!

Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to themto the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.

No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. (Joshua 1:2-3, 5-7 NIV)

Joshua had to make the decision to move towards the land and then no one could stand against him. He was with Moses as long as Moses followed God.

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March 8, 2015

March 8, 2015 pm

Pastor Amy Battaglia

 

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 5:13-16 NIV)

If you don’t forgive, your prayers aren’t going to be answered.

If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extentnot to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgivenif there was anything to forgiveI have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. (2 Corinthians 2:5-11 NIV)

A further reason for forgiveness…the devil will try and set you up so your prayers won’t be answered. Unforgiveness is Satan’s scheme. Love is the biggest enemy of the devil. He wants us to be in discord. Our greatest ally is love.

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March 8, 2015 am

March 8, 2015 am

Pastor Chuck Battaglia

 

 

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:1-4 NIV)

In the end people will love themselves…be careful! This is a world out of control. A decay of morales. How many people rebuke you about God in your life? Not many aren’t talking about God. Too many have decided they don’t want to hear what God has to say about things. There are levels in heaven and many will be surprised when they get there. Many will just make it through the fire and get there. There are those in the front line there who gave God everything while they were down here.

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, (2 Timothy 3:14 NIV)

What do we do in these terrible times?

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:31-32 NIV)

Base your everyday life around what you’ve learned. Hold on to the teaching!

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March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

Pastor Amy Battaglia

 

 

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops. (James 5:16-18 NLT)

Take your time praying! Prayer is a powerful thing.

Then Jesus said to the disciples, Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea, and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that youve received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. (Mark 11:22-25 NLT)

You can pray for anything and it’ll be yours if you forgive. Prayers will not be answered if you don’t.

I am not overstating it when I say that the man who caused all the trouble hurt all of you more than he hurt me. Most of you opposed him, and that was punishment enough. Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement. So I urge you now to reaffirm your love for him. I wrote to you as I did to test you and see if you would fully comply with my instructions. When you forgive this man, I forgive him, too. And when I forgive whatever needs to be forgiven, I do so with Christs authority for your benefit, so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. (2 Corinthians 2:5-11 NLT)

Satan’s biggest enemy is love. He will present unforgiveness to you…don’t fall for it!

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