Looking Back to look forward (1) ( Fenny West)

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Thank you all for your companionship, partnership and encouragement and opportunity to impact your lives. We need each other to go on further. I need your endowment and you need mine. So the Lord made it in His divine wisdom.

He has done great things in this Year of Greatness. But what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. Greater glory remain in store because the glory of the latter house shall surpass the former.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and glorious New Year.

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The Birth of Jesus

The birth of Jesus

Laid the foundation

For the liberation

Of man under condemnation.


The birth of Jesus

Sounded the death knell

Of Lucifer- the devil

Who caused man’s downfall.


The birth of Jesus

Oozed an aroma

Of hope the world over

Now man can cross over

To the Alpha and Omega


The birth of Jesus

Painted a picture

Of a glorious future

For those who will

have a divine nature.


The birth of Jesus

Ushered a glorious dawn

Of God -the Son

Whose light shone.


The birth of Jesus

Brought a Friend

Who will stick to the end

And end the reign of the fiend.    


The birth of Jesus

Brought our Mediator

Brought our intercessor

And our Saviour.










Supernatural Life You’ve Given (by Fenny West)

Supernatural Life is Yours

Supernatural Life You’ve Given

Supernatural Life
You have given me
Ancient of Days
I give You praise.
The Unchanging Changer
Miracle Worker
There’s no One like You
I give You Your due.

Supernatural Supply is mine.
Supernatural Strength is mine.
Supernatural Health is mine
and Ability

Supernatural Wisdom;
Supernatural Insight;
And knowledge that surpasses every other knowledge.


I bow down to You 
I lift my voice to You
I lift my hands to You
I give You Your due.

No one compares to You
No one is like You
No one can take your place
I Worship You, my God.


Hear What the Spirit says

No Greater Love

13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John15:13



“My sermon is entitled: No Greater love.”


“What did I say Church?”


No Greater Love.

As I look at the great examples of love stories throughout the ages, there is a list of notable references:

  1. Romeo and Juliet,

  2. Cleopatra and Mark Anthony,

  3. Napoleon and Josephine

The list goes on and on…. But it’s so shocking that there is no mention of the one story that I know, which is the greatest love story where the Father gave His only Son to die an agonizing cruel death- to save you and you and you and even me.

What a love that is! Nothing else can even come close. Because I have lots of love in my heart for Jesus, because of the love I have for you, I appeal to you today that we focus on the love He has for you because of the great sacrifice. And in turn we should love one another with a new love, with a true love.

Let us look at what the Father did for us and think of self, less; and think of others more.  Let us love and let our love be a genuine love.

We have been told time and time again that life is too short, too short! because Jesus will soon come. Can I get an Amen?


And He is coming for a Church that can demonstrate attribute of Christ Character. No time for so called fake love.

I believe in 1Corinthians which says: 4 Charity ( love) suffereth long, and is kind; charity (love) envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.8 Charity ( love) never fails!

If it is your desire that the transforming love of Jesus begin its work in your heart today, please stand up and I will call pastor Manning to pray with you.


This is the Spirit Speaking. Divinity in humanity. What a sermon from a child genius!

Out of the mouth of a babe the Spirit speaketh. Let Him that has an ear hear what He is saying.



This Christmas, Receive the Best Gift Ever Given (Rick Warren)

This Christmas, Receive the Best Gift Ever Given

“By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us — set us right with him, make us fit for him — we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus” (Romans 5:1


God knew before you were born that you would be reading this in this moment. He planned to get your attention for just a few seconds so he could say this to you: “I’ve seen every hurt in your life, and I’ve never stopped loving you. You matter to me. I love you more than you will ever know. I made you to love you, and I’ve been waiting for you to love me back.” 

If you gave me a Christmas gift and I never opened it, you would be disappointed. And it would be a worthless gift, because I don’t receive the benefit of a gift I never opened. 

Jesus Christ is God’s Christmas gift to you. Yet some of us have gone Christmas after Christmas and never opened the best gift of all: God’s gift of salvation. Why even celebrate Christmas if you’re not going to open the biggest gift? It doesn’t make sense to leave unwrapped the gift of your past forgiven, a purpose for living, and a home in Heaven.

God has made a way for you this Christmas to be right with him, and all you have to do is receive his gift of salvation. The Bible says, “By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us — set us right with him, make us fit for him — we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus” (Romans 5:1 The Message).

Below is a prayer I prayed years ago when I stepped across the line and accepted Jesus. It’s a simple prayer. If these words express the desire in your heart, then prayer them. 

“Dear God, I’m scared, but I want to get to know you. I don’t understand it all, but I thank you that you love me. I thank you that you were with me even when I didn’t recognize it. I thank you that you are for me, that you didn’t send Jesus to condemn me but to save me. 

“Today I want to receive the Christmas gift of your Son. I ask you to save me from my past, my regrets, my mistakes, my sins, my habits, my hurts, and my hang-ups. Save me from myself. 

“I ask you to save me for your purpose. I want to know why you put me on this planet. And I want to fulfill what you made me to do. I want to learn to love you and trust you and have a relationship with you. 

“I need peace with you, God, and I need you to put your peace in my heart. I need you to take away the stress and fill me with your love. Help me be a peacemaker and help others find peace with you and each other. In your name I pray. Amen.”

If you prayed the prayer above, please write and tell me at Rick@PastorRick.com. I’d love to send you some materials as you begin your journey with Jesus.

If you still have questions or want to learn more about becoming a follower of Christ, watch this video: What does it mean to be saved?

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As He Is, So We Are ( C.H. Spurgeon)


“The last Adam.”
1 Corinthians 15:45

Jesus is the federal head of his elect. As in Adam, every heir of flesh and blood has a personal interest, because he is the covenant head and representative of the race as considered under the law of works; so under the law of grace, every redeemed soul is one with the Lord from heaven, since he is the Second Adam, the Sponsor and Substitute of the elect in the new covenant of love. The apostle Paul declares that Levi was in the loins of Abraham when Melchizedek met him: it is a certain truth that the believer was in the loins of Jesus Christ, the Mediator, when in old eternity the covenant settlements of grace were decreed, ratified, and made sure forever. Thus, whatever Christ hath done, he hath wrought for the whole body of his Church. We were crucified in him and buried with him (read Col. 2:10-13), and to make it still more wonderful, we are risen with him and even ascended with him to the seats on high (Eph. 2:6). It is thus that the Church has fulfilled the law, and is “accepted in the beloved.” It is thus that she is regarded with complacency by the just Jehovah, for he views her in Jesus, and does not look upon her as separate from her covenant head. As the Anointed Redeemer of Israel, Christ Jesus has nothing distinct from his Church, but all that he has he holds for her. Adam’s righteousness was ours so long as he maintained it, and his sin was ours the moment that he committed it; and in the same manner, all that the Second Adam is or does, is ours as well as his, seeing that he is our representative. Here is the foundation of the covenant of grace. This gracious system of representation and substitution, which moved Justin Martyr to cry out, “O blessed change, O sweet permutation!” this is the very groundwork of the gospel of our salvation, and is to be received with strong faith and rapturous joy.

Immanuel Is (by Fenny West)

Immanuel Is:

Immanuel is  God with Us
Christ indwelling us
Christ with us
Christ before us
Christ behind us
Christ surounding us
Christ at the centre of all we do and represent;
all that we are and will be.
Christ being all and in all.
Christ in us, our hope of glory.

In Him we live, move and have our being.
He gives our lives a meaning.

He is our redemption, our Saviour,  our Sacrifice, wisdom, our sanctification.
He is our Bread of Life, our Chief Corner Stone.
Bone of our bones
And flesh of our flesh.

He is our Day Star
The Bright Morning Star
In Him all things hold together.
He is the Author and Finisher-the Alpha and Omega.
Jehovah Shammah
The Lion of Judah
The Sweet Rose of Sharon
The Rose in our Thorn.
He is the Lilly of the Valley
The Fairest of the Ten Thousand.

In Him is light and life and might.
In Him is spiritual sight.
He is the Prince of Peace.
He is our peace-
Jehovah Shalom.
He is the Intercessor, Wonderful Counselor, Comforter, the Advocate, the First and the Last, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
He is the Captain of Salvation-the Lamb of God, Our Sanctification, Jehovah N’kadesh, Our Righteousness- Jehovah Tsidkenue;
He is the Ever-present Lord-Jehovah Shammah.
He is the Good Shepherd-Jehovah Rohi, Our Healer-Jehovah Rophe, the Great Physician,  Our Victorious Banner-Jehovah Nissi.
He is the Strong and Breasted One; God’s Son, the Holy One, God of gods.
He can move any mountain, heal any disease and walk on water.

Unto Us a Child is Born(3) ( by Fenny West)

Unto Us a Child Is Born(3)
Over 700 years before the birth of Christ, the prophet Isaiah foretold His coming.
6 For unto us a Child is born , Unto us a Son is given;  And the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called  Wonderful , Counselor , Mighty God , Everlasting Father , Prince of Peace. 
7 Of the increase of His government and peace  There will be no end , Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom , To order it and establish it with judgment and justice  From that time forward , even forever.  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 
Later on, He also foretold His substitutionary and redemption and healing ministry in Isa53.
Other prophets also confirmed his birth and redemption work.
(Moses, Micah, David Ps16,22,24 )
If we look back at the prophecy of Isaiah, we would agree that although the first part regarding His birth and His redemption work have been fulfilled, there is an aspect of the prophecy that is yet to be fulfilled: His second coming and sitting on the throne of David.
We know that God’s word will not return to Him empty but it shall prosper in the thing it has been sent to do.
” And the government will be upon His shoulder.    
  7 Of the increase of His government and peace  There will be no end , Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom , To order it and establish it with judgment and justice  From that time forward , even forever.  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. ” shall surely come to pass.

He is Coming Soon
This is why we need to be ready and expectant.
He is coming for those who are waiting for His appearing.
8 Finally , there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness , which the Lord , the righteous Judge , will give to me on that Day , and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2Tim 4:8
Those who have this hope will keep themselves pure even as He is pure.
Those who have this hope will be ready at all times like five wise virgins who kept their lamp’s wick trimmed and had oil in them.
Those who are expectant and ready will keep their garments clean and not only have the right garment for the marriage feast.

(Matt25:1-10, Matt22:12, Eph5:26-27)
8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen , clean and bright , for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.Rev19:8
Jesus said: “..I will come again..”John14:3
“Behold I come quickly.”
I Am Coming Quickly  20 He who testifies to these things says ,  “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so , come , Lord Jesus!Rev22:20
Let your focus at this time be on Jesus who came as it was foretold and who is coming again as it was foretold. If you celebrate Christmas, let it be a time to reflect on who He is to you, what He gave to you and what He has called you to do- your purpose for living. 
The way you give thanks to Him is to redouble your resolve to live for Him and fulfill His purpose for your life. Let Christmas go beyond having a holiday, meeting with friends eating and drinking, shopping spree, giving and exchanging gifts. Christmas should not be for commercialism. Let it be Christ-centered.

If you do not know Christ in a personal way, the greatest gift you can receive or give to yourself is making Him Lord of your life.
The greatest gifts in life are free. Salvation is the greatest of these.
16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten   Son , that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  
12 But as many as received Him , to them He gave the right to become children of God , to those who believe in His name: 

37  All that the Father gives Me will come to Me , and   the one who comes to Me I will   by no means cast out.  
Salvation is free and as easy as ABC
A- accept that you cannot save yourself. Admit you are a sinner by your nature and need salvation.
B-believe that only Jesus can save you and that He died to save you
C-confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord. Call upon Him to come and take His rightful place in your heart.

9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart. Open your heart and let Him in.
2 For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you ,   And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

Bible prophetic scholars believe that the resurrection of the old Roman empire in the form of the European Union which unites strong and weak nations and its current upheavals in Brexit, are pointers to Daniel’s prophecy of a Kingdom with the feet of iron and clay, in the end times.

43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Dan2:43-44

Some also see even the recent declaration of Us President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a pointer that we are in the ‘final hour of the last day.’

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a glorious, joyous and spectacular new year.