“Jesus is the Reason for The Season, or Is He?” Part 1


Beloved, many have lost their focus on the real reason for the season.
Have you? Today’s Message is a 2 part series entitled: Jesus Is The Reason For The Season, or Is He? Part 1″

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“It’s All About The Message”


Praise the Lord Beloved.
Jesus came to this earth and lived His earthly life as an everyday down to earth person. He didn’t wear the fancy head wear nor the pompous attire the Pharisees and the Sadducees wore. He’s not recognize by the fancy high dollar suites and ties nor the high class living conditions.

Today, Jesus is recognized for His love and compassion and the Good News He brought and spread all across the world.

Have a blessed day Everyone.
Jesus and Bishop

“TO BLAME OR NOT TO BLAME – CHECK YOURSELF”


Breaking Bread With Bishop Houston

CHOF Ministry Morning Bible Verse
Galations 5:22-23

Beloved, God “DOES NOT” roam to and fro.
God “IS NOT” THE author of confusion.
God “DOES NOT” come to steal, kill, or destroy.
Those are the characteristics of the adversary.

Beloved, when we truly and openly walk in the spirit of God, in other words do the things according to the Will of God (correct morals) GOD WILL consecrate a degree of favors into our lives higher than any mountain, deeper than any ocean, and wider than our wildest imaginations can dream.

But, in order to attain these captivating special treatments “we must” activate outwardly the gifts He has stored inside us.

Gifts like: True pure/sure love for others, in other words a complete – not phony love).

Gifts like: The excitement about life. Presenting the energy to want to live life according to the Will of God.

Gifts like: Tranquility. In other words, presenting outwardly the peace that surpasses everyone’s understanding. A peace that people ask themselves and others, why is he or she so calm in the midst of the storm. But let me remind you what Jesus said to the storm – “PEACE BE STILL”!!!

Beloved, as Christians, we don’t indulge into ex post facto. You see, as a Christian we understand that legalism only gets in the way of what we’re doing for God. In other words, those who are truly and truthful in Christ, recognizes that anyone or anything that is associated with getting their own way thoughtlessly or those who play mind games respond to what everyone else calls requirements or necessities. But those that are in Christ, know that those actions are carnal mental provisions and we as Christians know that those worldly improvisations are demolished. In other words, they were crucified when Jesus went to the cross for our sake so that we may have salvation.

Beloved what the word just said to us is, as a Christian, we must change from the inside out not from the outside in.

Gifts like: the wisdom of empathy, that’s sealed with the principles of God that infuses or injects things and people. You see, as Christians, we’re elaborately weaved in loyal obligations, engaged to kept promises, and we understand that we don’t have to use our energy to force our way into anyone’s life or lifestyle. That’s because as Christians, Godly wisdom empowers us to arrange or be the captain of our ship and direct its sails according to the intelligently laid plans of God and not a man or woman.

Beloved, as Christians, we don’t indulge into ex post facto. You see, as a Christian we understand that legalism only gets in the way of what we’re doing for God. In other words, those who are truly and truthful in Christ, recognizes that anyone or anything that is associated with getting their own way thoughtlessly or those who play mind games respond to what everyone else calls requirements or necessities. But those that are in Christ, know that those are mental provisions and they’re demolished. In other words, they were crucified when Jesus went to the cross for our sake so that we may have salvation.

So Beloved, before placing blame on God or the people of God for what’s negatively happening or what’s not positively happening in our life, we must personally do a spiritual self-check to see if the situation or issues that we encounter isn’t from a deprived spiritual incertitude or spiritual dementia.

“To God Be The Glory”

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“Let the Exposure Begin”


Morning Blog1 Timothy 2:3-4
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Hello friends!!! I hope you had a great weekend.
On yesterday I spoke with a few people at a restaurant after my morning message to a great congregation in Miamisburg Ohio. After church a few of its members invited the First Lady and I to a wonderful Mexican restaurant (Chuy’s). As we all set there talking about the message and other church things, the people setting around our tables started to engage themselves in our conversation. I had no idea that, so many were listening to our conversation until the questions started. 😀 I found myself in a question and answer forum right there in the restaurant.
ALL GLORY GOES TO GOD!!!

As I talked with them I couldn’t help but notice how many of them have gone to great lengths to squeeze knowledge from God when all they needed to do is go to the Bible.

Beloved, God’s not holding Himself back from anyone. It’s His will for every man and woman to walk in exposure with Him. One of the statements made to me yesterday was from a gentleman who said: “Well Bishop, Houston- that is your name, correct?” I responded with a smile and a “yes.” He said, “God’s not going to give everyone that’s a sinner in here a revelation.”  And I responded with a question to him, “Really?” Then I asked him a few more questions. I asked, “Why do He think God sends His chosen ministers, to preach to the sinners? Why do you think He sent His Word?” He sent the Word to expose what we hide.

He sends His ministers to reveal the truth!!!

Beloved, if you want to know the truth, just open the Book and read it. All of it!!! Not just the parts that are in red. Those aren’t the only parts Jesus said. He said everything in Genesis. He said everything in Exodus. He said everything in Numbers. He said everything in Deuteronomy. He said everything in Leviticus. He said everything in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. He said everything in Romans. He said everything in the Book. That’s’ because He’s the Word!!!  In fact, if you’ll read Galatians 3, you’ll discover that every promise made to Abraham was for Jesus!!! It was the promises that brought Him. It was the promises that enabled Him to heal and deliver people. He didn’t minister by some special power no one else could have. He based His ministry on the exposures He’d received through faith in the written Word of God. You see, when the devil came to tempt Him, He didn’t fight him off with a special legion of angels who’d been assigned to protect Him because He was God’s Son. He fought him off with the phrase, “It is written.”

Beloved, God has equipped you to do the same. He’s given you His written Word, and He’s given you His Holy Spirit to help you understand it. He’s more than ready to give you the knowledge you need.  Beloved, we don’t have to squeeze it out of Him. All we have to do is just open the Book and let the exposure begin.

Have a wonderful Monday and great week ahead!!! 😀

“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”


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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.