“Joy of God’s Salvation” – Pastor Lyle Lopez

Last December and the first few weeks of January, Pastor Lyle Lopez and family visited Abundant Harvest Ministries Crescent City Florida, USA ; the main church of Abundant Harvest Fellowship Philippines. From there, he visited fellow Pastors and believers from partner churches all around Florida to edify, strengthen and encourage the brethren with the word of God. On December 21, 2011 Pastor Lyle visited Pastor Ezzie Harrison and his wonderful church family at Calvary Full Gospel De Leon Springs Fl. There Pastor Lyle spoke on the importance of Joy in the life of every believer; stating that though life may be filled with challenges and difficulty along the way- God blessed us with Joy, a constant source of delight. It is not fleeting like happiness that gives us a sense of euphoria when there is a happening or occasion; but Joy is the state of well being or contentment and it is constant. It is joy that runs and bumps us back from our everyday speed bumps, it is a joy that keeps us stable and joy that we need to have in our daily walk.

Pastor Lyle focused on Psalm 51:12, a Psalm of David:

Psalm 51:12Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.

The whole Psalm 53 was testament to the Lord calling David, a man after His own heart and yet Verse 12 strikes us with a line not easily forgotten. A line that each of us cry out when we seem to be losing touch and we start crumbling apart, falling from the path that God commanded us to take. “Restore to me the Joy of my Salvation” The burst of such a request brings about a sense of longing for something that seemed to be taken away, something that disappeared. The Joy of knowing and understanding how great a sacrifice, how precious our salvation really is. The understanding of a divine connection and eternal redemption. How important it is to return back to that Joy of our Salvation, that Joy that bumps us back, that Joy is the fruit of our Christian life and a testament of the glorious change we have underwent through the grace of our God, by the blood of our Savior. May we all return back to the joy of our salvation, the joy of returning back to our King free from sin and anything that steals our focus on Him that may have a FULL life, lacking in nothing.

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Keep Calm and Focus on God

This Sunday, we are launching a new series as we focus on God, anchor our Hearts to Him and seek Him first. We live in a world filled with uncertainty, morality has decayed as all that is good stands as a declining tower, an artifact that reminds us of an age when people knew their purpose, when people focused in God’s goodness. This 2012, we are facing a great change. A time to take back what the world has taken, take back our society, our families, our children and ourselves from this falling world to the righteousness of God and His eternal promise. We stand to witness revival, we witness breakthrough as God moves on our behalf, empowers us to shine His light by the power of the Holy Spirit as His light shine on our stead. Thus as we face much darkness, preach a simple verse to yourself that can be found in Psalm 62:5

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.”

Friends, it is time to stand as we continue our journey focused on God alone, that though difficulty comes our ways and trials lay claim to our step; we stand unshakable. Not fearing the influx of this world and the wall it has set to block our blessing but to walk on, trusting in God alone.Keeping calm, continue our journey as we focus on God alone. In Jesus Name Amen!

Abundant Harvest Fellowship Philippines desires to take the journey of life with you, desires to stand and help each person to know the loving grace of God, augmenting our relationship with the King as we understand that amazing love of Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He made to save you and I for eternity. Here in AHF Philippines, we stand by the vision entrusted to Pastor Lyle Lopez found in the book of Luke, chapter 1 verses 17:

“…to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous–to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

There much truth in this great command, this amazing vision for the time has come to stand for breakthrough, turning the hearts of this sinful society to God thus preparing a people for the coming of the Lord. Thus we would like to partner with you, stand to augment your growth as we walk in this journey of life, this path through sanctification awaiting glory, awaiting the return of our King.

We hope to connect with you, thus please do not hesitate to comment, message or visit our Facebook page as we desire to share with you, pray with you and strengthen you as we together stand to become the people God called us to be, not by might nor by power but by God’s spirit alone. In Jesus Name Amen!