Unity Commands the Blessing Flow

The word blessing in Hebrew is the word ‘ber-aw-kaw’
Which means a benediction; by implication prosperity: – blessing. It is talking about an empowerment to prosper in all areas of life.

A Song of degrees; of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment on the head that ran down on the beard, Aaron’s beard, that went down to the mouth of his garments; like the dew of Hermon that came down on the mountains of Zion; for there Jehovah commanded the blessing, life forevermore. 
– Psalm 133:1-3 (MKJV)

There is massive blessings and good things in store for us. God says He commands the blessing where there is unity! The Good News Bible says He has promised a life that never ends.

How wonderful it is, how pleasant, for God’s people to live together in harmony!
It is like the precious anointing oil running down from Aaron’s head and beard, down to the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew on Mount Hermon, falling on the hills of Zion. That is where the LORD has promised his blessing—life that never ends.
 – Psalm 133:1-3 (GNB)

Yes this has to do with with eternal life, but it also has to do with a prosperous life now, here, in this time on earth.

The word unity means “oneness or in one accord”. In other words same direction.

Where there is unity, there is life forevermore. This applies in all areas and in all relationships. Whether in your marriage where husband and wife walk in unity and agreement, in our churches where we learn to walk in love and honour despite differences, or in our workplaces where we stay focused on the end goals. It doesn’t matter where this is applied, but one thing remains, the principle and promise of the blessing commanded where unity resides is a covenant promise that will release life and life in abundance in all areas.

May you walk in unity in all areas and experience God’s best and the blessing in operation in your life. 

Are You Expecting?

Are you expecting Marvels, Wonders and Extraordinary things in your life? Are you expecting breakthroughs in all areas? What about Heritage of Faith, your CHURCH FAMILY? Are you believing to see God do more in and through the local body of believers, your brothers and sisters in Christ, your local Church? Are you committed? Are you expecting and believing? 

I AM! The book of Acts beautifully records such marvels that were undeniable and evident, tangible as well as a pure demonstration of the one and true living God. They prayed and God moved in a mighty way that no one could dispute. 

“Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”
Acts 4:29-31 NKJV

I believe God is the same God of Yesterday, Today and Forever. We are in a continuation of the book of Acts. God still wants to do such great Marvels in our Churches, Families, Businesses and all areas where we make room for Him to move. I am believing for us to see such demonstrations of power in our lives, there is a spiritual posture required, a humility, a hunger, a seeking the Lord with earnest expectations and faith.  

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marvelled. And they realised that they had been with Jesus.”
Acts 4:13 NKJV

Can people say that about us, “they have been with Jesus?” God moved amongst a people that had intimacy with Him, that walked with Him as disciples and that headed to the call and boldly stood as well as declared the Word. How is your posture? How hungry are you? Do you really want to see such demonstrations of power manifest in your life? 

I pray that we will be a people who hunger and thirst for righteousness, who increase in boldness, who walk by faith and who are true disciples of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Prayer and Fasting Week 2019

If you were unable to attend church either today or last weekend, we would encourage you to check out Ps Shaun’s great messages concerning our upcoming ‘Prayer & Fasting’ week. Follow the link to check out our You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/hfccchurchgc

As a Church leadership of Heritage of Faith, we call a fast as did Joel in Joel 2, to see God restore and release blessings as well as deliver His people from all afflictions and limitations.

FAST BETWEEN: Monday 15 April 2019 – Thursday 18 April 2019

The church will be open each day during office hours except Monday should anyone wish to pray at the church. We will also gather together corporately on Tuesday night at 7pm.

NOTE: You can decide to fast how you like, the main thing is a focused time of intense prayer over this period. We will break fast as a family after the Good Friday Easter Service with some light snacks.

If you didn’t receive a copy of our Prayer and Fasting focus points, download a copy here

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Continuous Open Doors

Recently I read a Word from the Apostle of our Church Dr Jerry Savelle and he made mention of a scripture from Isaiah 60:11 “Therefore your gates will always be open; they will not be shut day nor night, to bring to you the wealth of the nations, and their kings may be led”.

I thought, imagine Gods people actually walking in the place of living in a continual state of open doors where blessings, prosperity and abundance were showing up in your life, ALL THE TIME! That there was an actual FLOW not a drip here and there. 

The Lord reminded me of how to keep the Windows of Heaven open in our lives. The the very Windows that pour out continuous blessings over our lives producing, providence, favour, anointing, revelation of His word, devine contacts, supernatural intervention and so much more.

It’s found in a scripture we all know to well, Malachi 3:10 (KJV) – “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” This is a promise from God and is still for today. God says if we bring the all the Tithes, (Tithe, Offerings and First Fruits) to the place we are fed spiritually, so that the very same spiritual house can continue to provide spiritual food for those God sends, He will not only open a blessing upon you, but there won’t be enough room to receive it. That’s a promise!

I believe we are in a season of supernatural shifting, aligning and releasing of providence for the advancing of the Kingdom in preparation for His coming (when He wills). However If we are faithful to the Lords commands around our finances, remain consistent and faithful by faith, we are guaranteed to receive open heavens with prosperity in every area, being poured out in our lives so that we can live a life of abundance, freedom and debt free in order to live in God’s covenant and best, as well as be a financial distributor for the Kingdom.

Deuteronomy 28:12 (MKJV) – “Jehovah shall open to you His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. And you shall loan to many nations, and you shall not borrow.“

Remember no limitations including in the area of finances.

God Bless

Ps Shaun & Megan Smit
Lead Pastors
Heritage of Faith Church

The Year of No Limitations

While on our annual church planning retreat, the Lord spoke to me on the beach the morning prior our last day presenting vision to the board. I had been meditating on Dr Savelle’s word for 2019, Marvels, Wonders and Extraordinary things. If felt the Lord saying there is so much more for His people and He was willing to do so much more should we desire it and remove ALL LIMITATIONS.

I felt the Lord remind me of how Jabez must of had revelation and a boldness as well as confidence to know that there was more for His life and knew if He was positioned in relationship with God and faith, he could ask whatever and God would move.

“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would indeed bless me and enlarge my border [property],  and that Your hand would be with me, and You would keep me from evil so that it does not hurt me!” And God granted his request.” – 1 CHRONICLES 4:10 AMP

When I looked up the word Extraordinary from Dr Savelle’s word for 2019 I saw it meant (Very Great, Huge, Enormous) things.

I sensed God was saying if my people will remove all limitations from there lives, seek me and enquire of me, I would do great huge things in 2019, far over and above all they could ask.

“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,” – EPHESIANS 3:20 AMP

At a prayer meeting one Thursday morning the Lord told me to tell His people, do not go into 2019 based on the results they experienced in 2018. We need to move into 2019 without limitations and restrictions in our thoughts, hearts and words we release and be expectant for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to visit you and your family showing His Presence, Power and Goodness in all areas of your life.

You hold the keys, what you believe and declare shall be so according to your faith! Will you believe Him for extraordinary, very great, huge and enormous things? I believe God wants to enlarge your boundaries and show you far over above all you could ask or think. On behalf of the leadership team of Heritage of Faith, know we are praying and believing for His best for your life to see you become the winner He intended.

If there is anything that we can do to make your Life More Beautiful, please do not hesitate to contact the church office on 07 5576 5534 or email us at [email protected]

Blessings

Ps Shaun & Megan Smit
Lead Pastors

Special Guest Speaker | Faylene Sparkes

We have the awesome privilege of having Faylene Sparkes preaching at our first service of 2019. Join us at 9.30am in West Burleigh.

Faylene Sparkes has a strong prophetic anointing on her life that has had a tremendous impact on 1000’s across Australia. Faylene has for the last 17 years travelled extensively as an Itinerant Minister at Churches and Conferences. Faylene’s ministry is characterised as vibrant and humorous. A prophetic minister known for her down to earth ability to relate God’s Word to real issues.

Sessions can include activating people in the prophetic gift, intercession and spiritual warfare as well as ministering Holy Spirit inspired messages in open meetings.

Bible College, Seminar or Camps Subjects frequently taught:

  • Moving in the Prophetic
  • Hearing the Voice of God
  • Principles of Breakthrough
  • Overview of the Life of David (1 and 2 Samuel)
  • Prayer, Intercession and Spiritual Warfare
  • The Character of a Leader & Leadership development (at various levels)
  • The Role & Training of Intercessors
  • Keys and Obstacles to Destiny

Jesse Duplantis Guest Minister

Jerry Savelle Ministries in conjunction with Heritage of Faith Church are pleased to welcome Jesse Duplantis to Queensland this coming June.

Dr Jesse Duplantis will be preaching at Heritage of Faith Gold Coast on Thursday 27th June at 7pm. This will be Br Jesse’s only meeting in Queensland so make sure you mark the date in your diary.

Registration is not required however we would encourage arriving early to secure a seat.

Find Out More About Br Jesse

Jesse Duplantis is a dynamic evangelist who has traveled throughout the world since 1978 preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries (JDM), which, since its inception, has been using every available voice to invade the earth with God’s love. JDM has its International Headquarters in Destrehan, Louisiana and additional offices in the United Kingdom and Australia.
A favorite program for many seeking to know more about God, Jesse Duplantis’ weekly television program has grown miraculously over the years and is reaching 2.7 billion potential viewers worldwide—302 million in the USA alone. Jesse believes that TV is an incredible tool for the Lord Jesus Christ and he is seizing every opportunity available to use it to populate Heaven. His television broadcast is aired in 255 countries and via satellite reaches every inch of planet earth. Jesse says, “We are redefining the word broadcast to mean every way we can broadcast our weekly program throughout the earth through TV, Internet, Social Media, and even more to come.”
In 1997, he and his wife, the Reverend Cathy Duplantis, founded Covenant Church, the International Headquarters Church of Jesse Duplantis Ministries in Destrehan, Louisiana, a suburb in the Greater New Orleans area. In recognition of his many years of effectively sharing God’s message of salvation through Jesus Christ to the world, Jesse Duplantis was awarded an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Oral Roberts University in 1999.
Today, Jesse Duplantis is one of the most unique and beloved ministers of our generation. He not only shares his memorable mix of strong, biblical preaching and hilarious life lessons through his television program, but also through evangelistic meetings in churches and convention centers, local church outreaches, books that have been translated in many languages, magazines, the internet, social media, and his many inspirational audio/visual teaching resources. Jesse Duplantis is spreading the Gospel of Jesus in a way that is reaching people and changing lives, one soul at a time.
Known throughout the world for his joy and his exuberant, evangelistic spirit, Jesse Duplantis is often told that he is “the only preacher my husband and kids will listen to!” Why is that? It’s not just because “Jesse is funny,” and it’s not just because “Jesse is real.” People listen because Jesse Duplantis is a true evangelist and revivalist. It’s the anointing of Jesus Christ on the evangelist to reach the “unreachable,” and it’s the anointing of Jesus Christ on the revivalist to rekindle the fire in believers. People listen because they need the anointing of Jesus—and Jesus is the message that Jesse Duplantis preaches.
For more than 36 years now, Jesse Duplantis has had one vision, one goal and one mission: World Evangelism. It is his mission to reach every soul of the 7 billion people that now inhabit the earth, making sure that each one has an opportunity to know the real Jesus—approachable, personable, compassionate, and full of joy—the way that he knows Jesus.

God Our Everything in 2019

I am…

I am your Deliverer,
I am your Healer,
I am your Saviour,
I am your Redeemer,
I am your Anointer,
I am anything you need Me to be!

God will honour His covenant. He always was what HE IS. He will ever be what He was and is. Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I do not change.”

Frequently we need not just to have a fresh attitude to a situation or problem, but we need a completely new mindset on that issue, in fact a paradigm shift must take place!

Look at these situations in history: In 1797 the first cast iron plough invented in the United States was rejected by New Jersey farmers because they believed the cast iron poisoned the land and stimulated the growth of weeds. In Germany it was “proven” by experts that if trains went at the frightful speed of 15mph, blood would spurt out of the travellers’ noses and passengers would suffocate when going through tunnels. Galileo was excommunicated from his church for more than 200 years for saying that the earth revolves around the sun and the moon was round.

Each of us needs to renew our minds to the things of God as we go into 2019, the year of NO LIMITATIONS.

Romans 12:2 “…but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideas and its new attitude]…”

The Apple of God’s Eye

You are the ‘Apple of God’s Eye’. When you accept how special you are to God, all negative thoughts about yourself will disappear.Have you ever felt insecure? Insecure about your abilities, your appearance, your job, your personality, your life?

Have you ever felt unloved, unaccepted and worthless?
‘I’m not attractive.’
‘I can’t do all the things that person can do.’
‘I’m not good enough!’

If you battle with thoughts of worthlessness, inferiority, and low self-esteem, then today is the day to let go of all those negative thoughts and insecurity!

How do you get rid of insecurity that’s been there your whole life? By realising that you are a valuable masterpiece to God. If God had to choose the finest thing He ever created, He’d pick you! Yes you!
In fact in Psalm 17:8 we find that God sees you as the apple of His eye.

Show Your marvellous loving kindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of Your eye. Psalm 17:7-8 NKJV

As you come to accept the truth of how special you are to God, all negative thoughts about yourself will disappear. You will rest secure, knowing that you really are loved and accepted by God exactly as you are.