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.