20. December, 2013Bishop Blog No comments
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I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry and Blessed Christmas from our family at Next Level Praise & Worship Center. As this year comes to a end let’s remember as we look back with thanksgiving in our hearts how God brought us out of trials, test, tribulations and temptations, and by His grace He is still bringing us to The Next Level of victory, testimony and triumph. King David express it well in Psalms 124 verses 1-8 “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side when men rose against us.” Verse 3 “Then they had swallowed us up quickly when their wrath was kindled against us.” Look back at the snares and traps laid by enemies, at times co workers, neighbors, even family & friends which have turn their backs on you with hostility. But glory to God!! He closed their throats so they couldn’t swallow you up!! Look at Verse 4 “then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul. The waters of hatred jealousy and animosity didn’t sweep you away from His power and love. O Bless His name and give Him thanks!  Look back over the year, YES there were waters but they didn’t close over your soul. Hallelujah!!  You see, as you look back there have been some high and raging waters we’ve encountered. Waters of death,pain,tears even fears. Look at Verse 6 ” Bless be the Lord who have not given us as a prey to their teeth.”  The enemy couldn’t tear us apart and devour our hopes and dreams. Verse 7 “Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowler’s net, for some nets of sickness and disease, sadness and sorrow, suffering and shame”. The thief came to steal kill and destroy but Jesus came that you might have life and have it more abundantly. Look at the end of Verse 5, ” He broke the snare and we escaped!!”  Glory to God!! In this season you are encouraged to count your blessings and name them one by one, count your many blessing and see what God has done. Be Merry and Thankful for what God has done. Let’s end with verse 8 “Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth”!! Look to the hills from whence cometh your help, your help comes from the Lord, the one who is on your side.  God Bless and give Him your highest praise!

Bishop

G.E. Forshee