Worship God In Love



“God’s Favor Is Always Around You 24/7”

CHOF Ministry’s Scripture for Today:
Psalm 33:22 (NLT)
22 Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in you alone.
Praise the Lord Beloved!!! 
Beloved, how would your life look if you were surrounded, all day and every day, by God’s favor? Just think how different the things would be if the doors opened for you and you walked through each one covered with God’s favor. Would your daily activities and attitudes in every condition be any different, if you knew beyond any doubt, that success lies ahead just because you’re one of God’s favorites? Would you find the courage to lay down your apprehensions and uncertainties?
I have some Good News for you today Beloved!!!!
Believe it or not, you already have God’s favor each and every day.
You know Beloved, many Christians believe they must somehow earn the favor of God, but the truth is, we already have His favor. God saved us because of His favor toward us.
In Ephesians 2:8 it tells us: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God”.
What the verse above is literally saying is, grace is favor.
Beloved, God’s favor is the power that changes things for us. You see, first and foremost, you and I are saved by His favor, and I’m not just talking about going to heaven when we die. To be saved means to be delivered, protected, preserved, healed and made whole. This process happens before we die.
God’s favor covers every area of our lives!!! By His favor, He has taken care of everything we will ever need “spirit, soul, and body”. His supernatural grace is so massive, the Bible says it’s going to take all the ages to come for Him to show us all the riches of His grace in the kindness He’s given us in Christ Jesus.
Now, there maybe someone reading this and saying:
Bishop Houston, I can’t wait until I get to heaven so that I can experience the fullness of God’s favor!!!
And you know, you’re right!!! Beloved, you don’t have to wait!!! God is pouring out His favor on us right here and now. Even before we were born again, He was giving us His favor. While we were still rebelling against Him, Romans 5:8 says: “God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners”.
Beloved, it was God’s grace at work in your life that enabled you to be born again. From the moment, you stepped into that new life, the moment you made Jesus Lord, God’s favor began working nonstop on your behalf.
You see, being born again was just the starting place for His favor to pour out. And He’ll pour out grace and more favor to you every moment of your life if you’ll receive it!!!
Psalm 5:12 says, “For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor, You will surround him as with a shield”. Now, that scripture is talking about the born-again child of God who serves Him. (Not the SOMETIMIE” Christian)!!! Beloved, it’s talking about you, “The 24/7 I’M GOING TO BE OBEDIENT, SERVE YOU REGARDLESS OF WHAT TILL I DIE CHRISTIAN!!!
Beloved, it is Jesus who made you righteous. When Jesus shed His blood, He made righteousness available to all mankind, and with it came the favor of God!!! God’s favor surrounds you constantly!!! You have been born again into His righteousness.
Beloved, we should always see ourselves wrapped in God’s favor 24 hours a day. Every morning when you get up, throw off the covers and jump out of bed saying, “I am righteous. Lord, Your favor surrounds me like a shield.”
Have a Blessed Day Everyone!!!

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Praise the Beloved. Here we are once again with another weekend upon us.
Let us all thank God for this blessing.
Beloved, this weekend let us all remember that “much said” is not always a great choice. Wanting to be heard “ALL” the time is not a good practice. At times, your point of view is not the point of view of others. You see, sometimes we have the belief that the listener should agree with everything we say and be just as upset as we are or as joyful as we are. Many think that’s the only way to show that he or she is really listening. WRONG!!! Beloved, listening is hearing, understanding, reflecting, and processing information. I can listen to your thoughts and feelings without agreeing with your point of view. You and I are different people. It doesn’t mean I don’t care for you if I don’t agree with you. It means I am hearing you. But sometimes the speaker can attack the listener for not agreeing 100 percent. That seems unrealistic and unfair.
Beloved, we all need to accept the differences that make us unique. In fact, the differences can be opportunities for growth. When you talk to someone who understands you and cares about your “feelings” but doesn’t agree with your interpretation of events, it opens your mind to the fact that there’s more than one way to think about things.
Beloved, this weekend let’s remember, sometimes still waters run deeper than an open ocean.
Have a Blessed Weekend Everyone.

“Keep Your Head UP”

Bishop, Dr. W. F. Houston, Jr.
You know Beloved, every now and then we can focus too much on our sinfulness and immorality.
Every now and then we get trapped in a state of remorse, and we go into a state of hopelessness over our past sins.
Or, every now and then we start worrying about our current weakness, and we beat ourselves up over it.
Beloved, if you’re there, “it’s ok”, acknowledge it, confess it and repent of those things!!! Beloved, don’t stay there, don’t live in the past, and don’t dwell on them. No matter what you’ve done, no matter what labels you have, stop staring at those things, they no longer define you if you believe!!!
Beloved, Jesus defines you now, so focus on Him. Not yourself, not your sins, not the past. And those present weaknesses you face? He’s making you more like Himself daily, by the power of His Spirit. So, look to His strength, not your weakness.
It’s ok to focus on the good things in life, and there’s none better to focus on than the Lord.
“So Keep Your Head UP”.

“Eclipse-Sign of End Times or Not”

Praise the Lord Beloved.

I want to weigh in on the event of the Cosmological Eclipse that is happening today.
Many believe that this is the sign of the end times. But if you go back to
the last total eclipse visible from the contiguous United States was on a June 8th, 1918, and
many said that was the sign of end times.
Now, there are many biblical passages that are connected to end-times events with a cosmological marvel. The moon, sun, meteors, stars and obscure coverings (eclipse) are cited, linking Bible prophecies. For example, in Luke 21:25 Jesus was asked when the end times would occur, Jesus said, “There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars.” Beloved, it’s normal that, whenever bizarre or infrequent planetary spectacles occur, many are curious if the end times are imminent.
But, we must remember that the Bible warns us about making “precise” predictions about the exact time of Jesus’ return. Now, don’t get me wrong here, Jesus will return!!! There’s no doubt in my mind that He’s on His way back. Romans 13:12 says: “The night is nearly over; the day is almost here”.
You see, right before Jesus returned to Heaven, He told His disciples that one day He would come back to launch His Kingdom. But, before that could happen, He told them that certain things had to happen.
And actually, we’re seeing many of those things happing now. Let me give you a quick example of what I am talking about: For example, in Mark 13. Jesus said that before He comes back, it’s necessary that the Gospel be preached all over the world. Beloved, at no time in the past, has this been conceivable!!! But it’s happening now. The Word of God is being preached everywhere, it’s on the radio all over the internet and many other contemporary communication platforms.
And there is one more sign Jesus mentioned. Satan’s last effort to stop God’s labor with an enormous ambush of malicious attacks. Sure, evil isn’t a stranger to our world. We all know that Satan has constantly worked hard to halt God’s crusades. But, the difference between now and the past, is God’s adversaries have an entry to the contemporary weapons of mass destruction. And the bad part about it is no one can foresee what the result will be. Jesus also said in Mark 13 and Matthew 24: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. … Nation will rise against nation”.
But the real question that we should be asking is: “ARE WE READY FOR HIS RETURN?” Beloved, this is a question that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Let me tell you, eclipses and “blood moons” has always fueled end-time madness. Some people attach Matthew 24:29 to a planetary eclipse with the end times. But if you read Isaiah 13:10 it says: The heavens will be black above them; the stars will give no light.”
Beloved, during a cosmological eclipse, the sun is implicitly dark and the light that is usually mirrored by the moon is absent. Also, during a total eclipse, the light that is usually mirrored by the moon decreases immensely. So, yes, there does seem to be a possible connection between an eclipse and the end times.
But, what I’m trying to get across to all believing readers, is that there’s no way to precisely link any certain eclipse with the nirvana of end-time prediction. And to tell you the truth, eclipses are really, pretty common. A total cosmological eclipse occurs someplace on earth about once every 1 ½ years, and partial cosmological eclipses occurring quite a few times a year. Total eclipses occur almost every year in a lot of places in the world.
Beloved, after Jesus spoke those words that are documented in Matthew 24, there have been thousands of total and partial, cosmological and planetary eclipses. And as you can see up to this day, not one of them has appeared to have had any implication to end-times Bible prophecy. So, really there’s no way to know if a particular forthcoming eclipse will have a link to the end times.
Now, many who predict these Biblical events, don’t tell “THE REST OF THE STORY.
It’s imperative that we look at what Jesus said in Matthew 24, which is recognized as the “Olivet Discourse.”
Beloved, the possible eclipse is just one of numerous signs that Jesus references. Here’s verse 29 in its entirety: 2 “Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.”
I have found that most people focus on the dark sun and the moon, but they have a tendency, to disregard the stars falling and the planets shaking. Also, Beloved, Jesus specifies that this sign will come “instantly after the suffering (anguish),” That actually references us to the abomination of desolation in verse 15.
Verse 21 tells us that this will be a time when “there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again”. As a matter of fact, verse 22 says it will be very appalling during that time. It says: “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive”. Beloved, right here, it tells us that this will not be a regular eclipse that Jesus is talking about. It will be one that occurs in the middle of the tribulation with a multitude of other signs. It will be the worst time of trouble the world has ever seen.
I also want to remind you of what Jesus said in Matthew 24:36: Jesus said, no one knows the day or hour of His return. S0, since eclipses can be determined to the very second, one would think that an eclipse cannot be the exact time frame for Christ to return. So, for now, everyone’ inquisitiveness about when the rapture will transpire, or who the Antichrist will be, or when the tribulation begins, or exactly what is the abomination of desolation, will have to continue to be unfulfilled at this time.
You know, the Apostle Peter has given us gives some great advice about the end times. In 2 Peter 3:11-12 he says: “ Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames”.
Beloved, it isn’t until we see these things occur that we’ll see the new creation, Verse 13 says:
“a world filled with God’s righteousness.”
Beloved, I’m sure many of you like myself are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth that have been promised to us. I’m speaking of a world jam-packed with God’s righteousness. Beloved as we wait for Christ’s return we must activate our life in Christ, according to the will of God, which means living spiritually correct and with eagerness for His return. Let me tell you, frustrating yourself trying to analyze or estimate when the of end-times events will occur by constructed cosmological wonders, isn’t what the Bible informs us to dwell on.
God Bless you and have a great evening.