Role: Executive Pastor
Pastor Beatrice is the Executive Pastor of Gospel Ramah Church, an intercessor, a counsellor and a teacher.
She is passionate about prayer and fully confident in its power. This passion has led her to establish Keepers of God’s Fortresses, an organisation committed to interceding for families, churches and the nations and conducting workshops, seminars and conferences to equip men and women to pray effectively.
With more than 20 years of experience in ministry, Pastor Beatrice has had a great influence in shaping and equipping men and women to reach their God-given ability. Her pastoral heart has made her a loved mother to many.
Sun, May 15, 2016
The will of God is for us to grow in very domain of life. We have to grow in the fear of God. The fear of God is a sense of awe in reverence and deep respect for God because of who He is. Three reasons for fearing the LORD: (i) You will receive the favor of God in your life - Daniel 1:48, (ii) God will give you access to divine revelation - Daniel 2:10-11,2:14-19; (iii) God will protect you - Daniel 3:6-18, 3:25-30. Characteristics of a person that fear the LORD: (i) Living in purity - Daniel 1:8, Psalm 19:9; (ii) Always seeking God for guidance - Daniel 2:14-30; (iii) Being the truth teller - Daniel 3: 16-18; (iv) Uncompromise practise of spiritual disciplines - Daniel 6:10-13; (v) Obedience - Ecclesiastic 12:13
Jesus is no ordinary man, He is an extraordinary man. Jesus did not change His attitude towards the person who betrayed Him. The reason of Him being betrayed is not because he offended anyone but to set the captives free, to open the prison doors. In order for us to be strong men and women, we need to embrace the full gospel. The church needs to be ready for times when things do not go the way they expected. There will be seasons in our live in which Jesus will allow us to carry our own crosses.
The purpose of this prayer and fast is for sanctification and consecration for 2016. 2016 is a banquet before us being filled with all sorts of things that delight our hearts. You have a choice to accept or refuse the banquet. Pay attention to what goes on in your heart and that which you keep in your heart. In 2016, you have decisions to make, people to meet and travelling to do. The prayer and fast is to prepare us for what is ahead of us in 2016, for God to go before us. We need to take out all the rubbish that is in our hearts: Unbelief, Self centeredness, Negativity, Self-pity, Sin, and Insecurity. We need to create space (make room) in our hearts and lives for Christ. We need to have confidence in Him alone and trust in Him.
When you reach to a place of saying "How do I?" you acknowledge that you are limited and only God can do it for you. You need to uproot that which has been planted that is not needed. You need to pull down things that have been built and established (Strongholds and Imaginations). It is your dream that needs to be planted in this season. What God says will come to pass if you believe it or not
Jesus Christ must be central to the holy communion. Who is Jesus Christ to you? Look back and remember what Jesus Christ has done for you. Remember that you are enjoying the fruits of salvation because Jesus Christ laid down His life for you. There is power in holy communion if it is done the right way.
He is risen! Jesus made several declarations by rising from the dead. He rose from the dead to set captives free and establish an everlasting testimony that there is no one like Him. His resurrection took us from "death to life"; "bondage to freedom"; "lack to abundance"; "hatred to love"
The situation you are in is not to bring you down but to lift you up. There is a level of praise that is propelled by pain. You can be in a prison but free. Paul and Silas were in prison but free to praise. It is in the midnight hour that you see the greatness of God and are exposed to more that he can do. However you need to realize that God is sovereign, God is love, God is wise and you need to know who you have believed and trust in Him. As He has called you, all things will work together for your good for you love and trust him. You are never in prison to break you but to build and liberate you. God loves you.
The presence of God is the difference that sets us apart. You can be in the presence of God and not be touched by it. May God help us to never reach a place of familiarity with Him. May we never lose who God is in our lives. As long as God has not spoken, do not move. Wait for His direction...He is in control. His timing is perfect. Establish in your heart that whatever happens, your mouth will not utter anything contrary to God's character/nature. For your shout to become substantial: 1. Return to purity of worship and morals for fear of God to be established again in your life 2. Re-establish pure faith 3. Seek God's will in all situations 4. Have a heart of humility
Symbols of the Holy Spirit:
a) Wind - represents the invisible power of God which gives guidance and direction.
b) Fire - refines and removes impurities (e.g. Lying, low self esteem) in our lives
Radical people are covenant people. Radical people do things that other people do not do and do it differently. They are prepared to lay down their lives for others.
Covenant is an agreement that is not seasonal; it is forever:
* You come in covenant because of things you don't have in common.
* Do not be in a relationship because you know that it is promising.
* Stability is a key in any relationship, stay there and grow some roots.
* Think before you say something, do not respond to the joy of the moment.
* Keep your promise in all times.
1. Respect their covenant
2. Honour their covenant
3. Maintain their covenant
4. Are faithful to their covenant.