Pastor Roger’s Blog 
 

Under attack?

 Ever feel like you are under another attack? Well, you are! Jesus said through Timothy (2 Timothy 3:12) “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”  Then He reminds us in vs 13 “But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” 

     The apostle Peter said in chapter 4:12 “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial, which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you?”

     So here is the Word of God telling us exactly what is happening and we all know these scriptures but somehow we tend to forget them when we are really under bombardment. We must keep looking up to the one who saved us and remember Jesus is about ready to claim His bride, are you ready?

     Let’s reflect on this past week, last Thursday we enjoyed a great National Day of Prayer. Even though many were in their cars, we still cried out to God for our nation. Last Sunday was a glorious day of worship, prayer and His Word, He poured out His Holy Spirit in a wonderful way. Then we had City-Wide Prayer meeting with Pastor Dan and UFF on Monday night; one of the most powerful in many years. Yes, Jesus is blessing all who seek Him.

     We see light at the end of this attack of corona-19 and thank God, but that doesn’t change the return of our Lord Jesus. Yes He is coming for His bride and I know we are part of that marriage. Let’s keep our eyes on the Eastern sky because He is about to rapture the “true church”.

     Above all things keep your faith in Him because He loves His children and will not allow us to suffer wrath.

     1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.      

                                                                     God Bless You,
                                                                  Pastor   Roger                                       



May Day

    May Day, yes the month is here and what a spring it has been. No one dreamed our government would shut down the church in the United States of America. However, as you know this has happened for the first time since the founding of our own free nation. We all know freedom isn’t free, many thousands have given their lives willingly to allow this great nation to enjoy liberty. Now we are being tested as to whether we will ever enjoy the freedom God has given us. We must stand united or we will fall divided. The only true unity is in the body of Jesus Christ. I know each and everyone will agree with this eternal truth. We must stand together as the body of Christ and His righteousness. Are we in the last days before Jesus raptures His beloved bride? We do not know the hour or the day but I really believe we are in the season.

     If you are reading through the Bible using the Daily Bread schedule, we read today in Luke 21:36 “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all those things that will come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man.” Yes, Jesus has given us a plan to escape these tribulations coming upon the world. He said “pray always” and yes that means all who want to be raptured. This Thursday at noon we will gather together for the National Day of Prayer for our nation. It will be at Pastor Oberg’s church and you can be safe sitting in your car and yet pray with us. We must pray God will restore our land and heal our people.

     This is one hour a year we commit to praying for America and believing He is our one and true God who paid our sin debt with the sacrifice of His only begotten Son. “Jesus said can you not pray one hour?” 

                                                                   God Bless You,
                                                                  Pastor   Roger



The Last Sunday

     Last Sunday of the month, we could be approaching the last Sunday of our lives. I do believe we are seeing all the signs before the return of Jesus for His bride. Are you looking for Him? Are you sure your spiritual bags are packed? The Bible clearly teaches we must have our wedding clothes ready for the wedding banquet. I know we all are looking forward to His return but we must never forget what He said to do until He comes for His own.

     Luke 19:13 “So He (Jesus) called ten of His servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business (occupy) till I come.’”

     What does an army do when they occupy a foreign country? They take possession of everything. I know we can’t take over our entire country, but I am confident we are not to be passive little sheep. We are spiritual warriors, tearing down every evil stronghold. So how do we do that? We can’t blow up abortion clinics or shoot evil people, but this is a spiritual battle not physical. I would ask, does our prayer life intimate the kingdom of darkness? Have you taken your spiritual authority in this so-called pandemic? The only way any Christian can do this is through intercessory prayer. Do you think the devil is intimated with your singing or your spiritual philosophy? I am very concerned with leaders who shy away from corporate prayer. We are Pentecostal and Pentecostals pray out loud.  Where does the Bible tell us we can relay our gifts and talents? Nowhere, that’s where, we are to humble ourselves and cry out to the One, the Only One who saves us. We can rise up to a higher realm in these dark days and turn things around by prayer and supplication. Join me in these Prayer Meetings, and if you need help in payer, let our leaders know. That is what we do.   

                                                                   God Bless You,
                                                                Pastor   Roger        



And the beat goes on.

 And the beat goes on. I am sure all of you are more than tired of this pandemic. I know I am and I haven’t been shut in like so many of you. Now we hear if we would not have shut down, we would be through it. Then we hear had we not shut down, there could have been over a million deaths. Who do we believe? Believe God, He is always truth. This really is the time to press in and stay in His word. We all must find some alone time with God. I know it can be a challenge when you have a family all cooped up but we must find a way free of distractions for time with God through His Holy Spirit. What do people do who do not know we have access into the Holy of Holies since Jesus split the veil in two. The devil tried to steal Easter but I think he just stirred up true Christians. If you are a part of this great body of believers, you know how to combat spiritual darkness in high places. We are trained by the Word of God exactly how to overcome. We must remember in Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” In this case “they” are “we” in this time of warfare.

     We just read this week in the Daily Bread 1 Samuel 30:6b “But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” Make a plan and work your plan, Now the weather is much nicer, find a place to meditate upon Him. Jesus Christ is the only one who knows what you are going through. Trust Him, tell Him your needs and concerns, He cares for you. He also wants you to tell Him your needs and give Him praise for who He is, not just what He does. He is the Great “I AM” confess His name, He will see you through. 

                                                                   God Bless You,
                                                                  Pastor   Roger                            



Resurrection Sunday

 Thank God for Easter, Resurrection Sunday comes, of course, after the most injustice ever done to an innocent man. However, here is proof that God turns for good that which the devil means for bad. This Friday was really Good Friday as every true Christian knows the rest of the story. Yes and we know in the end of time as we know it God is victorious in the person of Jesus Christ. It was the very flesh of God who hung on the old rugged cross. The perfect man and the perfect God who now dwells in His believers by His Holy Spirit. We must keep our faith strong in Jesus and all of you know how to do that. We have taught and encouraged for 30 years. Now our faith is being tested. Please remember untested faith is useless!

   In case you are feeling a little discouraged or anxious, just think what it must be for those who have no faith in God. They rely on themselves and the foolish things the world teaches. I thank God for His only begotten Son who paid our sin debt in full. Not only does He save all who will believe the message of the cross, He lets His followers see the complete picture. The average number of Americans who die daily is around 7500; think about that while the media has people in utter shock and panic.

     I love the Word of God and I know His Word never fails. The Word of God is our sure foundation and we faint not. This can be a wonderful Easter if we will only see it in the Spirit. God is always working, and He knows all about the virus, not only does He know, He is bringing us through it. My prayer is that we all come out of this stronger in our faith and read the times.

     Jesus is coming for His Bride, are you ready?

                                                                   God Bless You,
                                                                  Pastor   Roger   



Passion Week

  Passion Week begins today, it seems to me we have been in a passion month. It seems nearly the whole world is shut down and if for any reason you are not self-quarantined, you do not love America or your family. Yes, I am in favor of taking necessary precautions and doing what we can to stop the virus of corona. Yet true numbers do not lie and there are still far more people dying from the regular flu and have for many years. So why all the panic” Well “they say” this is what we ought to do! Just think the most Holy Week in the entire Bible and I believe the devil has shut the church down without even a fight from most Christians. I do not live by “they say” but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God! Matthew 4:4

     Today is Palm Sunday and also known as “Triumphal Sunday”. I pray by the end of today, we can say “Yes this was a triumphal Sunday.” Most of our Christian lives we have been reminded we walk by faith not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 and 2 Corinthians 4:18 “fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” Do you really think the world believes these passages? Well, right now many Christians are having difficulty to live this out. How can one fix their eyes on things not seen? Well, it is very elementary, these are “spiritual eyes” and spiritual eyes only see things that are not seen by physical eyes. Why are so many living in fear rather than faith? Only God knows, however, I believe Jesus Christ covers us and walks with us in every trial. Well, what shall we do? We must press in pray all the more, exercise our faith that it might be seen by unbelievers. We are in Jesus, the light of this unbelieving world. Thank God in the Name of Jesus we are passionate for His presence!
 
 
God Bless You,
 
Pastor   Roger 


For we walk by faith not by sight

To the church at Sparks Nevada, Spirit Filled Church. Yes, there is a lot on our plate. We are always concerned about the safety of this flock. We are taking every precaution we can to protect our people. However, I have not had the slightest sense that Jesus would have us close our church. Yes, I am praying about this, it is my main concern at this time. I can’t help but believe if the P.C. police can shut us down this easy way, what will happen when the days grow darker? Jesus said Luke 18:8 “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily nevertheless, then the Son of man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”  

     2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith not by sight.

     When God sent the death angel to Egypt, every doorpost covered by the blood of the lamb was safe. No one, not one died. We have applied the Blood of Jesus to our doorpost of our hearts. If Jesus takes us home, so much the better, this is not our home. I refuse to walk in fear and, no, I don’t think live streaming is the same as gathering in His Name and praying in the spirit. Yes, you can pray at home but there is power when we join together. I do not know one verse that says we should refrain from the local church, but we know a powerful verse. Hebrews 10:24 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.   

     What day? The day of our Lord’s return for His church the Bride. Choose this day for yourself but I for one would rather stand on the Word of God rather than the media who would if they could close every church in America. Stand firm!

                                                                   God Bless You,
                                                                  Pastor   Roger   



Thank-you

Norma and I want to thank all of you who helped make our 60th anniversary special. We had a great week off as we traveled to Phoenix to enjoy the playoff games of our great grandsons. Thanks to all of you who kept the fire burning in our absence. We were with you in spirit in every service. It’s always good to take a few days and see new places. Of course, we made a visit to their home church. It was really packed with people and programs. I always seek the Lord for our church when I see something new and different. I preach and teach we all should give ourselves a spiritual examination from time to time. That goes for the entire church body as well. I really believe we are on the right path that leads to heaven. We do not believe there are many paths but only one and it is straight and narrow. It’s not difficult to hear there are many ways to heaven, but we know there is only one and His Name is Jesus. 

     Today I want to reflect on our church direction and be open to hear the Holy Spirit.  Of course, we want to grow but if we compromise on the true Word of God, we could all be led astray. From the beginning God spoke to the foundation of our church must be built upon the Word of Jesus. Prayer, Praise and Worship and the Word of God will build a church that will not fail in times of crises. Any true Christian can see the spiritual attack on the Body of Christ. Shall we go with the crowd or shall we remain true to the vision Jesus clearly gave thirty years ago? I think the solid core of believers know the answer.



The Power of Jesus Blood

 

Today as Christians, we know about the blood, sing hymns about the blood, and remember it during Communion. But how many of us truly know how deep its power runs, and all that it has provided for us? Even more important how many of us use it and apply it in our lives every day?

God is love. And the greatest expression of His love toward us is the blood of Jesus. That love covers every need man has had or ever will have, and every time we apply the blood, we experience an outpouring of this love. It is love, through the blood, that has created a barrier between you and all the works of the devil.

 Of all the glorious things that the blood means, this is one of the most glorious: 

 “His blood is the sign, the measure, yes, the impartation of His love.” 

Let’s elevate the blood of Jesus to the same place in our hearts that it has in God’s heart and awaken in our spirits those powerful things the blood has procured for us. The power of the blood of Jesus has provided everything you need to live a life of victory, including redemption, fellowship, healing, protection and authority over the devil.

                                                                   God Bless You,
                                                                  Pastor   Jerry   



Lots of opportunities

Spirit Filled Church is alive and well. Thank God! Well, we are looking at another busy month. Thank God for all His blessings. The main thing is souls are being saved and many are being baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence. Evidence is very important, I pray there is enough evidence to convict me of Christianity. I did say last week if you become part of this body at least you will know you are saved. Thank God for the Cross of Calvary. Jesus paid it all and our job is to tell everyone we come in contact with.

Lots of opportunities this week to be involved; the Ranger race on Saturday is well worth the effort, Men’s Meeting this Friday and Jason Waayan is fired up about their mission to Yap Island. These three young men were blessed by our Lord Jesus to reach out to the lost souls and many healings.

If anyone is looking to be involved in the Body of Christ, this is the place. Our school is being blessed and we are reaching out to children to train them up in the way of the Lord. Parents can’t hope, without the church children will learn to follow Jesus. If we don’t train them the world will and that leads to eternal death. The most important thing we will ever do is to make disciples for Jesus.

I want to thank each and everyone of you who have committed to this vision God gave us 30 years ago. I do believe we are in the very last days and about to see Jesus come for His bride. Be ready, stay ready and reach out to everyone you can, and above all pray for these who are on the front line!

 

God Bless You,
Pastor Roger