Pastor’s Conference 2020 (Embassy Ministries International)

This is our INAUGURAL ‘Embassy Ministries International’ Pastors Conference which will be held in the Kamoto Church, Mitondo Area, Chikwawa District, Malawi, Africa.

It will begin on Friday evening, September 11th,  as pastors/leaders begin arriving at 4:00 pm for ‘REGISTRATION’.

At 5:00 pm there will be a time of ‘Prayer and Preparation’ for the Seminar classes to be held on Saturday, September 11th and the Worship Celebration on Sunday, September 12th.

All of the meetings, Conference sessions, and Sunday Worship and activities to follow, will be ‘STREAMED LIVE ON FACEBOOK’ with several sessions broadcast on a ‘ZOOM LIVE CHANNEL’ to be announced.

This event is OPEN to all Pastors and other church leaders who would like to attend.

We request that all who plan to come to ‘PRE-REGISTER’ if possible, so that we may prepare adequately for your visit with us.

Please contact Pastor Daniel Masanduko at +265 884 04 23 19 or Pastor Charles Saini at +265884473345 to ‘PRE-REGISTER’ and for more details about the Embassy Ministries International 2020 Pastors Conference in Malawi, Africa.

Get Your Miracle

‘It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them’ (Acts 12:1 NIV).

The book of Romans reveals how Herod persecuted and imprisoned Peter, as he did Satan’s work against God’s people. But when God found Peter in trouble, hearing his cry, He was there to help. As we read the passage, we see that God worked miraculously so that even Peter thought he was dreaming, not realizing God was actually at work, setting him free. Peter was released from his chains and led out of prison by an angel. Such is the Lord’s way, working in the spiritual realm, beyond human sight and understanding, where miracles abound.

While we are not bound by physical chains as Peter, many of us are restricted by bonds of fear, anxiety, doubt, restlessness, apprehension, etc. Like Peter, the Lord is ready and willing to free us from our bondage. He desires us to live a life of real freedom that only comes as we believe His word and our identity in Christ wholeheartedly, walking in the Spirit by faith. Life in the Spirit changes our perspective and leads us to a mighty revelation of God’s power and purpose.

Today, whatever your situation is, do not be dismayed or discouraged for the Lord we serve has not changed. Even though you may not see His spiritual work on your behalf, hold on to Him, and receive your miracle. The key to unfold miracles is to keep praying as Peter and those who loved him did. Diligent, heartfelt prayers to our loving heavenly Father work wonders. Don’t give up!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28 NIV

  • Dr. Deepika Emmanuel Sagar

Love Clause and The Kingdom Cause

At the very outset, let us face the Court Marshall: Considering the time withered fact that the “Lord’s Prayer” is pronounced at least a million times or more at any particular given time on any day, did we realize if we truly mean in reality what we pray when we say “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)…. Is our Earth ready to become like the Heavenly Kingdom? Are you my beloved reader or me prepared to Love our Neighbors just as Jesus loves you and me??!!

Just for a sanctified moment presume that you and me are in the ‘Kingdom of God’, Would not the, “Love thy neighbor” be a mandatory and a statutory under the ‘Law of Christ’ prevailing there? Therefore, every time we plead “Thy kingdom come” we must realize that practicing “Love thy neighbor” is a compulsory clause for us to make the conditions on earth “as it is in heaven” in order for God and His divine son to come down to install their kingdom here!

These are not just ‘Blind Visions’ but minutely observed true visions by my ‘Impartial’ spiritual eyes that have pained my soul and spirits. And I am quite sure that Jesus is pained too as He watches over all of us Christians amidst the insensitive & turbulent lifestyle the majority of the world has subjected itself into.

He defined and immortalized love. His love for us took him to His tortured death on the cross and took us on to our salvation and eternal life. As I was pondering over for a pragmatic title aptly appropriate for the prognosis of this week’s spiritual reflection, it was the “Lord’s Prayer” that came to my rescue. The love of Jesus preached and practiced by him all through His phenomenal life was so contagious that it spread at an alarming rate in the early centuries engulfing the predators, conquerors and captives cascading infectiously from Jesus down on to His Apostle from the savagely persecuting Saul to the compulsive conqueror Constantine, thus initiating a new dimension of love for the first time in history rendering the persecutor to be the persecuted and the conqueror inevitably conquered by the love of Jesus & His followers. Rows and rows of compassionate defenseless men, women, old, young and children even tiny Christian toddlers stood up offering themselves to the hungry Roman lions and gladiators in the Roman Colosseum but though the mortals perished, the “Christian Love” was immortalized. 

Every single Christian during those early centuries wanted to follow and do exactly what Jesus did for them – yes, they wished to die in love for others. In fact, it is over the spill of their precious martyred Christian blood and Jesus’ matchless love that our Christian world of today was erected. But where is that love gone now? Jesus said in His command, “Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15:12) but today, most Christians have developed a misconceived notion that anyone advocating this compassionate commandment of Jesus is actually attempting to seek financial or materialistic assistance for either themselves or for some downtrodden/ underprivileged members of their church congregation or from their society. Worldwide Christian studies reveal that those few Christians who devoutly practice the “Love thy Neighbor” commandment in their daily lives or more often than not tend to find themselves in embarrassing and sometimes even insulting situations. Majority of today’s Christian world believes that Christ, His love and commandments live only inside the churches and bibles. Jonathan Edward firmly believes that “every Christian must be a compulsive minister of mercy” if he or she strives to qualify for the title ‘Christian’ and wishes to receive the benefits of the love of Christ.

“Loving thy neighbor” is in fact the fulfillment of a specific “law” of Jesus and it is to a religious ‘lawman’ that Jesus decreed the ‘Parable of the Good Samaritan’ exemplifying the virtues of “Love thy neighbor” (Luke 10:25-37). Sadly, some of our beliefs in Jesus Christ are based on our selfish motives that in the 21st millennium most Christians have created a ‘prototype’ Jesus to suit our own individual situations, one that we can edit, control, copy & paste wherever Jesus can be used to benefit us personally. Believing in JESUS allows many to promote a faith that promises prosperity to themselves, blessing, and holy interest rates far better than banks offer. Unfortunately, Jesus is more often used as a brand name to promote the interests of religious institutions, business houses, realty prospectors, marketing and sales promoters, etc.

A recent news flash from a United States’ church advises a startling phenomenon that has been developing in the US lately: “Some stores have told their employees to wish their customers “Happy Winter Holidays” instead of a Merry Christmas because they don’t want to offend anyone. Anyone other than Christians that is. Some schools have done away with Christmas break and now call it “Winter Break” or such. Others have done away with any music in their programs that refer to Christmas. Some have even gone so far as to begin calling Christmas Trees as “Holiday Trees” or “Magical Trees”. Most bewildering is the news that many have shun away from Good Friday as there is the aura or feel of ‘mourning’ in reminiscing the phenomenal story of the cross. And all these have been happening in the world’s largest Christian populated country with 78% out of its total populations being Christians!

It is time biblical scholars, Christian institutional & community leaders, pastors & clergy focus on the commandments which Jesus considered as   “close to His heart” and which He proclaimed as His “New command” (John 13:34) and begin educating our fellow Christians in abstract seriousness since this was the only message and commands that Jesus decried “do as I have done”. Let us see for a moment what lack of ‘love for each other’ is doing to our world: we see people shattered on the rocks of delusion and despair. We see a skyrocketing divorce rate, abuse in the home, disease, crime, abortion, gangs, suicide, incest, child abuse, rape, drive-by shootings, drugs, and the inability of government to handle our problems because we are a people who seek man-made solutions and ignore the biblical mandates of Scripture. So, the list of problems grow.

Scriptures have firmly cautioned us explicitly in specific words to ensure that the ‘commands’ of God should not be taken lightly and must be strictly adhered to. “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this are the duty of all mankind.  For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”  (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Though with love He commanded us to “Love thy neighbor”, this important command must be practice without selfish compromises because remember, Jesus paid with his painful death to teach us this “Love” since His heavenly father and He loved us (John 3:16)?

This week’s Christological moral to ponder: “the Second Coming of Jesus is just around the corner and the ‘thy Kingdom Come as it is in Heaven’ with angels Saints, Apostles as well as those ‘loving’ ardent Christians would also be a realistic divine occurrence very soon but, the million dollar question is would we be part of Jesus’ compassionate kingdom?” – the choice is ours.

  • Rev. Dr. Cruz Dev Prasad, PhD.

Living the Life

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly – John 10:10b NASB

Meditating on negative thoughts, judging others and fearing judgment, will leave us angry, frustrated, and depressed. On the other hand, communion with the Lord in the morning and night has a significant positive impact on our thoughts and feelings.

When we think about God, there is nothing but refreshing promises, renewal of the mind, forgiveness, and the abundance of His love. Concentrating on who we are in Christ, His promises, and what He created us for leads to a much better approach to our daily life. We are alive because God wants us to live.

He desires for us to be right with Him and to have eternal life, which comes as our reward when our journey of faith ends in the flesh. The battle we find ourselves in may seem like it is of the flesh, but it’s not. It is a spiritual battle. We defeat the flesh, not by the flesh, but by walking in the spirit by faith. When we do, the Lord holds us and helps us win in every situation evil places in our path.

Victory comes not by focusing on the problem, but solely by focusing on the Creator, who is for us and will never leave or forsake us. Starting our day with thanksgiving and a sense of enjoyment that Lord chose us to see this day makes the coming day worth living.

Ending our day with a word of gratitude and love for Him makes our sleep more beneficial and rejuvenating. Time spent in His presence always connects us with the abundant life in Christ. His very breath gave us life.

The Lord wants us to walk in joy and peace, trusting all outcomes to Him. He is always with us and will lead us to act right, decide right, and then align things to make the situation right when we walk by faith and not by sight. So, go out and ‘live’ today, realizing His presence and life are with you.

Once you get His perspective, there will be nothing beyond it that you will want to seek.

  • Dr. Deepika E. Sagar

Things concerning the Kingdom of God

When John the Baptist (one who baptizes) came on the scene of world history, sent by God the Father, to prepare the way for the coming of the Jewish Messiah (Jesus of Nazareth) his message was:

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven (of the heavens) is at hand” (Matthew 3:2)

Then, following His baptism and the coming of the Spirit of God upon Him (Matthew 3:16) and His Temptation experience in the wilderness for 40 days, Jesus heard that his cousin, John the Baptizer, had been taken into custody, and He withdrew into Galilee. (Matthew 4: 12).

Then, leaving Nazareth where He had been brought up (raised), Jesus came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. (To fulfill the prophecy concerning His ministry).

The very first message that Jesus preached was exactly that which His cousin, John, had preached not long before Jesus began His ministry. It is recorded in Matthew 4:17:

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

In the Gospel of Mark (1:14-15) we also find these words:

“And after John had been taken (delivered up) into custody, Jesus came into Galilee preaching (proclaiming) the gospel of God, and saying,

‘The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe (put your trust in) the gospel.”

Add to these things which Luke wrote in the book of Acts 1:3 concerning Jesus and the last words He spoke to His disciples prior to His being taken up into heaven:

“To these (all of His disciples) He also presented HImself alive, after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and SPEAKING OF THE THINGS CONCERNING THE KINGDOM OF GOD.”

Jesus began His earthly ministry proclaiming the presence of the kingdom of God in His day where He was to those to whom He had come; and He finished His teaching/preaching ministry in the same way; speaking to those who had believed in Him of the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Does it not follow, then, that the kingdom of God (rule and reign of God; sovereignty of God; dominion of God; power of God) was in His mind and heart the most important thing that He had come to communicate?

He, Jesus, being God come in the flesh, saying only what the Father told Him to say and to do only that which He saw the Father doing, must have believed that the message of the Kingdom was very important.

Furthermore, in Mark 9:1-2, Jesus gave the twelve Apostles power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases….

“And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to perform healing (to heal the sick).”

Here we see that Proclamation of the Presence of the Kingdom of God includes the Demonstration of the Power-Authority of the kindom as they went forth with the power and authority which Jesus gave to them.

With the coming of the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) on the day of Pentecost wherein He filled all those present with HIMSELF….filling them, anointing them, equipping them enabling them, empowering them with the very same authority and power which Jesus Himself had and which Jesus gave to His first disciples was given to those early disciples and throughout the ages even unto our very own generation…to go forth with the same Message, same Mission and same Mandate….we are to our generation everything, and more, that those early disciples were to their generation.

THERE MUST BE, IN OUR GENERATION, A REDISCOVERY OF THE PRESENCE, POWER AND PURPOSE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THE LIVES AND MINISTRY OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD WHOM HE HAS CHOSEN AND CALLED OUT TO BE HIS WITNESSES IN EVERY GENERATION; HIS BODY…THE CHURCH. 

LET IT BE HOLY SPIRIT; LET IT BE; IN JESUS NAME AND FOR HIS GLORY, HONOR AND PRAISE. GLORY TO THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORD. JESUS OF NAZARETH.

  • Rev. Gene Force

Prayer For Forgiveness

Admit That You’re A Sinner.

This is where that Godly sorrow leads to genuine repentance for sinning against a

Righteous God. In addition, God changes our hearts and regenerates us from the inside out.

Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Believe In Your Heart That Jesus Christ Died For Your Sins

Believe In Your Heart That Jesus Christ Died For Your Sins, Was Buried, And That God Raised

Jesus from the Dead. This is trusting with all of your heart that Jesus Christ is who He said He was.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.-John 3:16

Confess Jesus as Lord of your life.

If you bend your knees and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, the Lord of lords and the King of kings.

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. – Romans 10:9

Dear Sons/Daughters in Christ,

If you now believe and admit, you are sinner and if you want your sins to forgiven, please repeat the simple prayer below.

Prayer for forgiveness

Our Heavenly Father,

I kneel before You knowing that I have sinned against You in so many different ways. I know that I am a sinner. Lord, I know that I am unworthy to come before You, but I ask Your forgiveness of all my sins, Wash me I pray, in the purifying blood of Jesus. Cleanse me from all my sins. Thank You, Lord, forgiving my sins.

Praise You Lord, for Your grace and mercy on me, a sinner saved by grace.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.

God bless you, if you have prayed this prayer, you are now a new creation in Christ.

We welcome you in to JESUS Family.

Appreciate, if you can visit to any nearest church and seek a church pastor.

God BLESS YOU….

Sin No More…..

@ Service in Christ

ABC –Team.

Guide Your Children the Lord’s Way

 


“Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build the temple as a sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.” (1 Chr 28:10)


How often do we guide our children from a spiritual perspective, to follow and hold on to the Lord? David spoke the encouraging words in our verse to Solomon, while handing over the plans for the Lord’s temple. 
If we have a heart that follows God’s word, we can give our children God’s perspective. But, if we are mesmerized by the doings of the flesh and mankind’s praise, we will lead our children to do the same. Isn’t it amazing how we shape the minds of a young life! As we grow and learn from our experiences with the Lord, we are called to pass it on to the next generation. 


David goes on to tell Solomon to acknowledge God and serve Him with wholehearted devotion and a willing mind, for God understands every motive behind our thoughts (1 Chr 28:9). The Lord had chosen David because of His heart for God. David purposely passed on his dedicated heart and spiritual strength to his son. Because of this foundation, when God asked Solomon the desire of his heart, he asked for God’s wisdom (1 King 3:5-9). Then, with a heart for God like his father, plus God’s strength and wisdom, he grew and served the higher purposes of the Lord. Solomon became the wisest king on the earth, and there was none like him (1 King 3:12-13).


With intention, make it a priority to pass on your heart for God, your spiritual strength, and godly wisdom to your children; hide it not from them. Let them know how God has sustained you and helped you win the ‘battles’ of your life. Teach them to serve the Lord and do what is right as you walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. It’s our privilege and responsibility as parents to instruct them in the ways of the Lord.

  • By Dr. Deepika Emmanuel Sagar

HE Cometh Seeking…

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A Write-up in his “Walk Not By Sight But by Vision”

In Bible we see that it is not man who seeks God but God comes seeking man. God came to the garden seeking when Adam & Eve sinned and were hiding (Genesis 3:9). Men may seek God but they also flee from Him.

 “Jesus said to them it is I don’t be afraid” (John 6:20) –  there is a critically significant lesson for all of us Christians in the passage of John 6:15-21. We find that when Jesus withdraws to the mountain side to pray, the Apostles leave to Capernaum without Jesus in a boat and find themselves in darkness and in the middle of a storm driving them to panic amidst nowhere near the shore even after rowing into the Sea of Galilee for about three miles. A closer introspection on our own lives will reveal to us what would happen to us when we leave Jesus out of our affairs. We invariably get into all sorts of rough & difficult times with our entire lives rocking and shaking in turbulence. In John’s passage we read that Jesus comes seeking them walking on water to a spot which was away from the shore that they left approx. 3 ½ hours ago. And the most amazing and  immensely gratifying part of the passage comes in John 6:21 which describes that when the Apostles took Jesus on the boat, the wind calmed and they reached the shore immediately. So also in our personal lives when we invite Jesus and hold on to Him, all the troubles & turbulence in our lives calm & vanish and we reach our destinations immediately. Time and again many of us forget to remember Jesus and proceed without Him as the Apostles did and aimlessly wonder hither & thither finally finding ourselves entangled in cobwebs of problems. The benevolence of His grace is that Jesus loves us so compassionately, that He always comes seeking for us knocking at our doors. “I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20). All we have to do is submit ourselves wholly unto Him and no matter whatever our situation is, the amazing grace of Jesus would be sufficient to ensure serene peace & contentment in our lives.

After His resurrection when Jesus appeared inside a closed door Cenacle wherein the Apostles were huddled up fearing the wrath of the Sanhedrin, He said to them “It is I myself…..” (Luke 24:39) – here we see that Jesus even comes inside the Cenacle of His frightened and terrified followers without even opening the ‘shut’ door to assure them of His peace.

 “It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it” (Isaiah 45:12)

 “When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm” (Psalm 75:3).

The only way we can reciprocate to our benevolent God and His merciful son is by glorifying their glories & magnifying their magnificence to the highest and surrendering ourselves totally to Him, absolutely letting Him to be our sovereign Lord in all our situations.

And it’s high time we begin Seeking Him in All earnest because, if we seek, we will find Him as He Himself decreed, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)… That’s divine prognosis. Follow and Be Blessed…✝️

By Rev. Dr. Cruz Dev Prasad, Ph. D.

Adonai, Glorify – Rev. Daniel Ogutu

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#Psalm 150:6 -Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. 🎼

Adonai, Glorify was world premiered, on (ABC) Agape Branch Community channel on 26th April 2020. Click on the below link to watch the full video.

📯Testimony about Rev. Dan – is passionate to serve the Lord even inspite being totally blind.

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In Prayers
ABC Team.✝️