Breaking Bread with Bishop Houston


“Get in Position to Hear”

CHOF Ministry’s Scripture for Today:
John 10:27, (AMP)
The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me.

Praise the Lord Beloved!!! 😀

You know Beloved, there are so many believers that are unsure, insecure and even shy about their ability to hear God or know His voice. They’re always afraid that they won’t be able to tell when the Spirit of God is talking to them.

But, what they don’t realize is this: Hearing the voice of the Spirit is a privilege that the Bible says belongs to every believer. Romans 8:14 says:
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”

All we have to do to exercise that privilege is to receive it by faith and put ourselves in a position to hear. So, the next time the devil tries to tell you that you can’t hear God’s voice, remember that.
John 16:13 says: Jesus said His sheep will know His voice and a stranger’s voice they will not follow.

Beloved, that’s a promise of God to you today. You see, the Spirit of God will never guide you in opposition to the written Word of God. So, if you’re not familiar with what the Word says, you’ll find it more difficult to discern His leading.
Get familiar with God’s voice by meditating and studying the Word of God. Follow God’s instruction to Joshua and meditate on it day and night. Act on what you find in the Word, not just when it’s easy and everything is going right, but every time. Be obedient even in the slightest things.

Beloved, that constant obedience to the written Word will bring you into maturity and tune your inward ear to the voice of the Spirit. You’ll soon be able to recognize it as easily as you recognize the voice of your Best friend.

So, instead of wondering about it, start expecting to hear from Him. Start sharpening your spiritual ears by spending time in the Word.

To God Be the Glory!!!

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Sunday Morning With Bishop Houston


Follow His Lead

“Follow His Lead”

Galatians 5:16
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Praise the Lord Beloved!!!
HAPPY SUNDAY TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

Beloved, have you ever just sat and thought about what it means to walk in the spirit? Well, if you haven’t, let me tell you, walking in the spirit is the key to overcoming the flesh. If you follow the motivation of the Spirit of God within you, you won’t be dominated by the pressure your flesh tries to put on you.

Beloved, as you listen to the written Word and the Holy Spirit telling you what to do, you’ll constantly be making little adjustments in your life according to what He says. And those little adjustments will keep darkness from overtaking you.
You see, God knows just what you need. He can look ahead in your life and see the deceptions, cons, set-ups, ploys, and pressures the devil is laying for you.

So follow the Holy Spirit’s leading and He’ll maneuver you safely around them to victory.

Have a blessed Sunday!!! 😀

“Chosen to Be Unusual”


John 17:15-16
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Beloved as I read this morning’s scriptures, the word “peculiar” jumped out at me. Being peculiar. Beloved the word peculiar is an animated word, and it means (odd, strange, weird, unusual, irregular). This isn’t something most of us work to achieve.
But, you know, as Christians we should.

Now, I know there are some of you asking:
WHAT ARE TALKING ABOUT Bishop HOUSTON???
Well, I’m Glad You Asked!!!

Beloved, as a Christian we don’t do or think as the world do or think, that’s because God has chosen us to be peculiar in other words, He’s chosen us to stand out from the rest of the world as living proof of His power and His love. I love the way The Message Bible articulates 1 Peter 2:9-10, it says:
9-10 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.

Beloved, He doesn’t, for example, want us to share the disorders of the world. He doesn’t want us to share their conditions and deficiencies and disappointments. He’s never wanted that for His people.

Beloved, He gave us a physical illustration of that during the time the nation of Israel was held incarcerated in Egypt. Pharaoh had rejected to set the Israelites free, so God had allowed a thick darkness to cover the whole land. Beloved, the darkness was so terrible throughout Egypt that no one moved for three whole days.
“BUT,” Exodus 10:23 says: “all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.”
HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!

What an exciting inspirational example of how God wants us to live. We should be glorifying God by the astonishingly victorious lives we lead. We should constantly have people telling us, “I’ve heard how God healed you, delivered you out of prison, from that abusive relationship, from that addiction” or “I’ve heard how God prospered you and saved your children!!!” So, don’t hold back. Put the Word of God to work in your life and challenge to receive the rich blessings that belong to those who believe. Start using the Word to draw boundaries around your life, to paint spiritual warning signs for the devil. Signs that say:
“Off Limits!!! According to God’s Word, I don’t belong to you anymore. My family doesn’t belong to you. My health doesn’t belong to you. My money doesn’t belong to you. My ministry doesn’t belong to you. I belong to a different kingdom. Now, back off in Jesus’ Name!!!

Now, does that sound a little unusual “peculiar”? GOOD!!!. That’s exactly what God has chosen you to be!!!

Have a Blessed Day Everyone!!! 😀

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Christian Concept-“Do I really have to forgive others?”


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Do I really have to forgive others?

The answer is YES!!!

Having to forgive others for bringing harm or hurt to you, can be one of the hardest things in life for you to do.

It is not easy to detach yourself from your feelings and emotions when others have done something to wrong or hurt you.

When trying to get pass those feelings of betrayal, we can’t allow our emotions to get the best of us and force us to retaliate against those who have wronged or hurt us.

***It is during those times of hurt, betrayal and anger that we must exercise forgiveness.

This is the time when we have to rely on the power of forgiveness.

It is through the act of forgiving others; that we as true Christians will be forgiven by God for the sins that we have committed.

This is shown in Matthew 6:15 (AMP) But if you do not forgive others [nurturing your hurt and anger with the result that it interferes with your relationship with God], then your Father will not forgive your trespasses.].

So in essence, in order to be forgiven by God for our sins, we must remember that we have to make sure that as true Christians; we have let go of: hate, resentment, hurt and anger toward those who have wronged us, and forgive them for any of the things that they have done against us or to us.

God Bless you all,

Enjoy the rest of your week!