Focal Scripture (Psalm 81:10, NLT)
“Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it”

Beloved, how open is your mouth right now? In other words, are you expecting God to fill you and increase you beyond your boundaries? Are you ready for Him to satisfy your needs and wishes with good things?

Allow me to give you an example. Think about a baby bird. When they are ready to eat, they open their mouths wide. They trust that they will be fed. They expect it. They look for it. They’re ready for it. Well this should be the same way with us.

Beloved, we need to keep our spiritual mouths open by expecting the goodness of God to bring us gratification.

You must always stay positive, because negative thinking is like closing your mouth. And you know what they say about a closed mouth – “a closed mouth won’t get fed”.

Beloved, Jesus is saying today, “Why don’t you take down the boundaries?” Why don’t you trust and believe for supernatural opportunities? That little bird waiting for food isn’t concerned about where the mother is going to get it from. It isn’t concerned about how she’s going to dig it up. No!!! that bird just opens its mouth, trusting and waiting. Beloved, why don’t you do the same today? Trust, believe and have all confidence that God is working behind the scenes. All you have to do is open your mouth wide today. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed. God is faithful to His Word, and He will fill you and satisfy you when you put your trust in Him!!!
Amen? AaaaMen!!! 😀

My Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, as you depart from this word, may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 😀

CHOF Blank Prayer for the week


MAIL CALL!!! – “Why Would God Need To Choose “A” People?”


R. Charles ask:
Bishop Houston, God chose the Jewish people to work out his salvation through them. Why would God need to choose “A” people? Isn’t our God big enough to choose all people? And wouldn’t’ that make more sense?

Thank you for your question R. Charles.

A: In the beginning God did choose all people, until Adam and Eve disobeyed.  And it was the Jewish people that got the end of God’s anger. That’s because they started to believe, trust and have confidence in their own ways. In other words, they abandoned God which took them out of the covenant of God.
So, He had to wipe out the children of the fallen angels (Noah & the Flood).

But, when Jesus came to this earth He brought change. He reached out to everyone Jew, Gentile, Muslim, man, woman. With Jesus there was a new covenant, everyone could go to the presence of God without fear or trepidation.

Beloved, God wants all of us, but all of us don’t want God. All of us would have been included had all of us been righteous.

Thanks again for your question.

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“Executed Life”

“CHOF Bible Fellowship’s Sunday Morning Message”Executed With Christ.pngPraise the Lord Beloved

Beloved, if you believe in the death of the Lord Jesus and you believe in the death of the thieves with Him then you believe just as most Christians believe.

Now, allow me to ask you this question: What about your own death? Do you realize your executions is more intimate than theirs? If you didn’t realize it, I’m here to tell you it is. Sure, they were executed at the same time as the Lord but on different crosses, whereas you were executed on the very same cross as the Lord. You see, you were in Him when He died. How do you know this? You know this by one sufficient reason, and that reason is, God said so.

Beloved it’s not about what you feel or think. When God speaks He deliver’s divine facts. Beloved, Christ died is a fact, that the two thieves on the cross next to Him died is a fact, and you died on the cross with Him is a fact also.

Beloved, let me tell you, “YOU” HAVE DIED!!! “YOU” is done with!!! “YOU” is ruled out!!! The self you despised is on the Cross of Christ. Romans 6:7 (Amp) says: “For the person who has died [with Christ] has been freed from [the power of] sin”. This is the Gospel for all Christians.
Our execution can never be made effective by our will or our effort. It becomes effective only by accepting “believing” what the Lord Jesus did on the Cross.

Our eyes must be opened to see the finished work of Calvary.

Now, some of you, prior to your salvation, may have tried to save yourselves. Sure, you’ve read the Bible, you’ve prayed, gone to church, gave your tithes and even donated to a charity. You really thought your eyes were opened!!!

Then one day your eyes were really opened. The things you thought you knew and saw become even more clearer and out of nowhere new knowledge has become available for use immediately. That’s because you are now walking in full salvation!!! Beloved, your full salvation has always been there for you, God had provided it for you when you were executed on the cross with Him. But you could not receive the effects of your gift from God until you fully accepted -believed in your execution on the cross with Him.

Beloved, you been walking about in this life without the full effect of your full salvation. WOW!!!

All you had to do is accept and really believe, then thank God and began to enjoy the full range of peace and joy that is now flowing freely into your heart.

Now, I have some Good News for you!!! The Good News I have for you is, your blessings are now available to you based on exactly the same basis as your initial salvation. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!

You’re now offered deliverance from sin you’re no longer alienated from God’s grace. God’s Grace and Mercy will now fully forgive you of sins.

God’s way of deliverance is far different from man’s way. You see, man’s way tries to defeat sin by looking for ways to dazzle it with rituals and traditions. But, God’s way is to remove the sinner.

I have found that many Christians will inject themselves with the spirit of sorrow when it comes to their weakness. Their thought is not that they can “do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens them”. Their thought is if only they were stronger all would be well.

Beloved, if we’re preoccupied with the power of sin and with our inability to meet it, then we naturally conclude that to gain the victory over sin we must have MORE power.

Beloved, this a fallacy!!! THIS IS NOT CHRISTIANITY!!! God’s means of delivering us from sin isn’t by making us stronger and stronger, but by making us weaker and weaker. In order for us to receive from God we have to decrease.

I’m sure there are going to be many of you reading this that will say: “Bishop Houston this is certainly a strange way to get victory”. I would agree with you if I was looking at it from a carnal viewpoint. But, I’m not so, I must disagree with you because, I look at it from the divine way. You see, God sets us free from the dominion of sin, not by strengthening our old man but by crucifying him, not by helping him to do anything, but by removing him from the scene of action.

Beloved, maybe you have tried ineffectively to exercise control over yourself, and perhaps this is still your experience. But, once you see the truth, you’ll recognize that you’re indeed powerless to do anything.

Beloved, God has set you a part. Everything up to this point God has carried you through and I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say, “He’s done well”.

Beloved, with your new discovery brings spiritual motivation and spiritual efforts to the end.

Have blessed Sunday Everyone!!! 😀

“Keeping Conflict Out – ANGER”

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Praise the Lord Beloved!!!

In Galatians 5:14–15 it says, “The entire law is summed up in a single command: Love your neighbor as yourself. If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.”

You know Beloved, conflict can destroy relationships. It amazes me at how many Scriptures there are that address the subject of conflict. I found 43 scriptures, and that doesn’t even include other synonyms like discord and dissention. Beloved, conflict is a very serious issue that needs to be addressed.

The definition of conflict is — controversy, hatred, disagreement, competition, disapproval. These are things we all must deal with in our relationships, no matter who we are. And the good news is that we can learn to deal with them in a healthy godly way.

Beloved, if you’re struggling in a relationship, today is the day to change your outlook. It’s time to let God birth a vision in your heart. Ask God to help you and show you what you can do. Start believing God to come up higher in your relationships and become more aware of the causes of the conflict(s) that’s entertaining your life today.

Over the next several weeks I will blog on the elements that causes conflict and allow the Holy Spirit and the Bible to deliver to us the knowledge that will help us keep conflict out.

Now, the first major cause of conflict in relationships that I’ll address is “ANGER.”

Proverbs 29:22 says:
“An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.”

Wow!!!  Beloved, if we’re not alert, we can get into lots of trouble when we’re angry.
The fact is that we all get angry with people, but the Bible says that we can be angry and sin not. It’s what we do when we’re angry that makes all the difference. When you’re angry with a person, it’s better to keep your mouth closed, cool down and go to a neutral corner before you do or say something you’ll regret, or before you trigger a blown out of proportioned fight. How many times have we said something or done something in anger, and later, regretted it?

Proverbs 29:11 says, “A foolish person gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Beloved, a foolish person depletes all his/her anger. Let me tell you Beloved, you’re not going to have many friends or loving family members if you do that. But a wise person holds back and thinks about his/her response. A wise person thinks about the feelings of the other person before they start throwing verbal or physical blows.

Conflicts can be resolved without a fight and without yelling and screaming at each other. Proverbs 15:1 says: that a soft answer turns away wrath. Beloved, you can have a strong healthy debate about something without being angry. It may be a heated debate, but at least you’re talking it out!!! So, the next time you’re angry with your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, family member, co-worker or child, be intelligent and sensible, stay calm, and think before you speak.

Amen? Amen!!!

Please come back next week as I continue our quest to gain the knowledge to “Keep Conflict Out”.

“To God Be the Glory!!!”