God With Us, AHFP Official Publication February 26 Issue

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Abundant Harvest Fellowship Philippines Launched its Official Publication on Sunday, January 22, 2012 called: “God With Us.” Today, we are blessed to announce that God With Us will be available for digital download from Scribd.com for immediate perusal.

Praise God indeed as He empowers His Saints to create this publication to help believers augment their walk, their quiet time as We all focus on God alone and anchor our Hearts to God alone In Jesus Name Amen! To God Be The Glory!

God With Us, AHFP Official Publication February 19 Issue

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Abundant Harvest Fellowship Philippines Launched its Official Publication on Sunday, January 22, 2012 called: “God With Us.” Today, we are blessed to announce that God With Us will be available for digital download from Scribd.com for immediate perusal.

Praise God indeed as He empowers His Saints to create this publication to help believers augment their walk, their quiet time as We all focus on God alone and anchor our Hearts to God alone In Jesus Name Amen! To God Be The Glory!

God With Us, AHFP Official Publication February 12 Issue

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Abundant Harvest Fellowship Philippines Launched its Official Publication on Sunday, January 22, 2012 called: “God With Us.” Today, we are blessed to announce that God With Us will be available for digital download from Scribd.com for immediate perusal.

Praise God indeed as He empowers His Saints to create this publication to help believers augment their walk, their quiet time as We all focus on God alone and anchor our Hearts to God alone In Jesus Name Amen! To God Be The Glory!

“Is God Just An Option To You?” – Pastor Lyle Lopez

As Abundant harvest Fellowship Philippines continues its series entitled: Keep Calm and Focus on God, Pastor Lyle Lopez exhorts the every believer to put God as the focal point of their existence. He moved to exhort the brethren to live of life of purpose, a life of worship. It is imperative to make it our aim to hold fast in hope, encourage each other to love and good work and forsake not the assembly but sharpen each other as the day of Christ draws near. By doing this, people will see the evidence of our hope which glorifies God in our walk not making Him an option but the focal point of our everyday as our hearts and minds are renewed by His amazing grace.

Hebrews 10:23-25Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near..

When you walk through the park or your own backyard; have you ever noticed the dry leaves on thr ground that shifts, tumbles, flies and skips by the proding of the morning breeze? Notice that these leaves move not of their own accord but by the wind that blows them. Like these leaves we who move on our own agenda realize that we have fallen dead over the years, we only go through the motion- aimlessly moving because of the wind that blows us to and fro. Like these leaves, if we do not seek God and focus on Him and instead just do according to our own design we become full of motion but lack life. God does not want our days to drift aimlessly, letting circumstances dictate what we do. For aimlessness is akin to lifelessness. There are so many sayings and slogans such as “Go with the flow” “Just go with it” etc. yet these sayings ought to be debunked for it leads many to live a life of aimlessness. Blinding many to seek their own agenda and to follow the blindness of society to seek wealth, fame and success. Friends, man should not go through life aimlessly, we should not wander about going through the motion for there is a great calling in our lives if we set our eyes on our Father and only by following this calling can we unlock true joy, peace, love & fullfilment. God created us for a reason, He created us to be purposeful and aligned to our calling- to live a life of worship thus shining His goodness in our waking moments and though there are many who seek to make God, to make service, to make church and fellowship but an option- it is our aim today to invalidate this thinking and state that: God should not be but an option to our lives, but He should be the ultimate aim and focus of our existence; by doing so we are able to exude His light in our lives and His goodness in our walk which leads to a full life.

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“Don’t Let Them Stumble” – Pastor Lyle Lopez

As Abundant harvest Fellowship Philippines continues its series entitled: Keep Calm and Focus on God, Pastor Lyle Lopez exhorts the every believer to stand to be a building block to their fellow believers, their families and those who stand lost in the world with his message: “Don’t Let Them Stumble.” In this message, he courageously set forth to awaken the mighty men of God, the men of valor who forgotten their calling to become God’s representation to their families, who have forgotten who they are what they have been tasked to do not by his strength but by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Lyle then focused on the word of the Prophet Isaiah:

Isaiah 29:13“The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men..”

This verse focuses on the dangers when our worship become dead works, when all we do is worship God with our lips and not the drawing of our hearts; For God desires a true worshipper- one who will worship him in spirit and in truth. Pastor Lyle then focuses on what moving through the motion entails, what the by-product of a mere facade entails instead of a heart that is filled with the Spirit of God. Pastor Lyle then speaks on what the phrase stumbling block means.

The phrase Stumbling block is defined as any impediment or obstacle; It maybe a person or object that impedes our growth, delays our journey, prevents our breakthrough and hinders our calling. Yet what happens when the people who ought to stand by us, who are called to lead us tumble & fall? What happens when we become a stumbling block to others? To be a stumbling block means that Christ is not real to us, there is a difference between knowing God and Knowing of God- the difference is knowing our Redeemer intimately. Though we have head knowledge; we understand biblical principle and are learned in theology- if our heart’s are far from God; our worship is but dead works for we manifest no fruit through our walk. Isaiah pertains to such people who worship God only when there is need, who come to Him only with praises from the lips yet their hearts are not turned to Him. They profess to be Christians yet their life says otherwise and though they are learned; Theology is useless if we can’t transform our learning about God into doxology. These people lead many to stumble since they treat God as a genie, only praising when there is a need but has not transformed their hearts and minds to His calling. Friends, our hearts should be drawn to Him; not far from His presence; that means that our worship does not end Sunday night but it should be an everyday intentional desire- a reformation of the soul, a changed mindset and a desiring heart set to honor the King of Kings. Pastor Lyle then exhorts to the brethren to draw all our hearts to Him. By having such a heart, we stand not only in the path of righteousness but we usher in our families into the presence of our God; instructing them by the word of God and living a life of example that speaks that reality of God in our walk thus blessing your family and your brothers and sisters in Christ.

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