House Challenge Update 1-3

As the House Challenge came to full effect, each Armor Bearer of their respective houses took up the challenge to minister and proclaim the word of God in the highways and byways. Each one stud, desiring to be a paragon of what is good, what is righteous, what is true. The week of September 18, 2016 proved fortuitous for House Obedient who garnered 1220 which made them the lead scorer, followed by House Holiness at 762 and House Truthful with 498 points. Additional points were awarded and negatives where bestowed due to attendance, conduct, etc. Each house was challenged to present Psalm 91 and Psalm 23 respectively. On the week of September 25, 2016; each house were given riddles and questions that garnered them points, they also presented their evangelism report. After service, Pastor L.A. Lopez and AHFi leadership challenged the Armor Bearers with the scripture presentation which would award the winning team with 500 points and Ice Cream. After each team presented, the scores were tabulated. House Obedient started on the top rank at 2229, followed by House Truthful with 1931 and House Holiness with 1847. Due to a brilliant presentation plus additional points given for service, and conduct; House Holiness rose up to 1st place with 2437, followed by House Truthful with 2351 and House Obedient with 2279. As the day waned, the final challenge was given.

A singular riddle was bestowed to all houses.

The riddle is as follows:

Adam, God made out of dust,
But thought it best to make me first,
So I was made before now,
To answer God’s most holy plan,
A living being I became,
And Adam gave to me my name,
I from his presence then withdrew,
And more of Adam I never knew.
I did my Maker’s law obey,
Nor never went from it astray,
Thousands of miles I go in fear,
But seldom on earth appear,
For purpose wise which God did see,
He put a living soul in me,
A soul from me God did claim,
And took from me the soul had fled,
I was the same as when first made,
And without hands or feet or soul,
I travel on from pale to pale,
I labor hard by day, by night,
To fallen man I give great light,
Thousands of people, young and old,
Will by my death great light behold,
No right or wrong can I conceive,
The Scripture I cannot believe
Although my name therein is found,
They are to me an empty sound,
No fear of death doth trouble me,
Real happiness I’ll never see,
To Heaven I shall never go, or to Hell below.
Now when these lines you slowly read
Go search your Bible with all speed,
For that my name is written there,
I do honestly to you declare,
“The answer is one word.”

All houses strived hard to answer, but only one stood victorious and that was House Holiness who answered the riddle correctly. Their answer was a whale.

Whale appears only four times in the Bible:

Genesis 1:21
Ezekial 32:2
Job 7:12
Matthew 12:40

Adam, God made out of dust, but thought it was best to make me first. So I was made before man to answer God’s most holy plan. A living being I became and Adam gave me my name. From his presence I then withdrew and more of Adam I never knew. I did my maker’s law obey, not ever went from it astray. Thousands of miles I go in fear, but seldom on the earth appear:

Whales are in the ocean.

For purpose wise which God did see, he put a living soul in me:

Jonah.

A soul from me God did claim and took from me the soul again. So when from me the soul had fled, I was the same as when first made:

Jonah was freed from the whale.

And without hands or feet or soul, I travel on from pole to pole:

Whales are long-distance travelers.

I labor hours by day, by night to follow man to give him light. Thousands of people, young and old, will by my death great light behold:

Whale oil burns very nicely in many lamps. But the whale must be killed to get the oil.

No right or wrong can I conceive, the scriptures I cannot believe. Although my name therein is found, they are to me an empty sound. No fear of death doth trouble me, real happiness I’ll never see. To Heaven I shall never go, or to Hell below.

Now when these lines you slowly read, so search your Bible with all speed for that my name is there, I do honestly to you declare.

Glory to God for House Holiness who stands the AHFI House of the Week, Garnering 200 points which moves their total to 2637 points under the leadership of Sister Ashly Manosca and Bro. Glen Manosca. Truly we are so blessed to see our youths grow in wisdom, in stature, in truth.

Meet The Teams

The Armor Bearers stand as the youth ministry of Abundant Harvest Fellowship International as headed by none other than our Senior Pastor, Pastor L.A. Lopez with the assistance of AB Minister of Operations, Minister Winchaell Villarico. Recently, Pastor L.A. Lopez challenged the Armor Bearers who hold their leadership meetings every Sunday at the place, and their outreach ministry called Armor Bearers Jr. In the Upper Room, Napindan Taguig. He called for house challenge, a particular competition that can be traced back to the beginning of AHFi. The house challenge calls the youths to be placed in 3 particular houses that are led by Ministers and Ministers in training. The mission: To Rise Up as an Armor Bearer.

In the beginning of September 2016, Pastor L.A. called forth House Obedient, House Truthful and House Holiness to rise up for the challenge. Each house will be tested through evangelism, theological examinations, challenges, purity and conduct. Every week, a new challenge is set forth for each house to face. On the first week, it was House Truthful that garnered much points which was quickly upset by House Obedient who lead the second week; with house holiness biding its time. The challenge is on, the houses are raised- who will win the house challenge, which youth shall lead their house to victory: rising up as the Armor Bearer who walks in truth, obedience, faithfulness and holiness? Only time will tell!

Love Never Fails by L.A. Lopez

After months of waiting, the ministry album of Pastor L.A. Lopez entitled Love Never Fails has finally been launch worldwide. The album was masterfully created to inspire, empower and encourage those who would hear that though we live in dark times, filled with sadness and despair- there is always hope, and that hope is in God who created this world, who gave each person a hope and future as long as we cleave to Him. L.A. Lopez, a former child star, turned pop icon who now stands as a Senior Pastor/ Missionary of Abundant Harvest Fellowship International Philippines & Abundant Harvest Ministries Florida who sang top hits like “Yakap”, “Make Me A Love Song,” “Farewell” and so many others; comes back to encourage and edify with “Love Never Fails.” A song that speaks the message of God to each person, that though all else may fail- the love of God never fails!

This album was created to empower and inspire. To meet the need of this world for love. Proceeds of the album goes to the Love in Action Outreach that impacts the life of youths, students in poverty stricken locations in the Philippines. It also sets forth medical missions and feeding programs to help the needy as we proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Love in Action Outreach is under the banner of Abundant Harvest Fellowship International with Pastor L.A. Lopez at the helm and all partner churches that stand to be a light to all, to shine God’s love to this darkened world; turning the hearts of the fathers back to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to prepare a people for the Lord.

Love Never Fails is available worldwide as CD or Digital Download. The album is available via cdbaby.com, iTunes, amazon or your favourite music downloading service. Love Never Fails is also available via spotify, apple music, tidal, etc. Your purchase will help our outreach proclaim the good news to all!

Partner with us and make a difference! Glory to God!

“Your Faith Will Protect You” By Pastor L.A. Lopez

As Abundant Harvest Fellowship International continues its series entitled: Battling Unbelief, Pastor L.A. Lopez discusses 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 which is the scripture text for his message- Your Faith Will Protect You.

2 Corinthians 1:8-11
8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in [a]Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; 9 [b]indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; 10 who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, [c]He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us, 11 you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.

One of the most constant preoccupations of our culture which is to ask the question: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” A common question for both the unbelieving and those who profess to be believers. By God’s grace and a firm understanding of biblical truth, Pastor L.A. Lopez gives a biblical reasoning for painful tribulation, and how a true believer may rise up protected by exuding indestructible faith in the face of difficult circumstances.

Pastor L.A. states –

“Painful tribulation draws the seekers to God and pushes away those whose trust is in themselves; the reason for the occurrence of ill things is to sift through the tares and wheat, to validate the faith of the faithful and cast those who are truly not for God; for these tribulations if you will are birthing pains of the coming of God’s kingdom. In this hour of pain, both righteous and unrighteous shall feel the brunt of tribulation; the difference is simply; to the righteous – your faith shall protect you.”

Abundant Harvest Fellowship International is an outreach church under the umbrella of Abundant Harvest Crescent City, USA. Senior Pastor Waid Hobbs has Ordained Pastor Lyle Areanne Lopez as Senior Pastor of Abundant Harvest International and Missionary to the Philippines. Abundant Harvest Fellowship is Partnered with the Church Of God Of Prophecy.