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To My Surprise

To My Surprise

After many years i never really knew weather there was a God or not.
I never really thought about Him. In a Pub or a Club, If the subject had come up as a debate.
I sorta sat on the fence. Yes i heard many deliberately say it was all nonsense and many never believed in the Devil either.

When i first put my trust in the Lord Away back in 24th July 1988.
I knew nothing about the Holy Book the Bible.
I never knew the first book was Genesis or the last book Revelation.
I never knew off David, Paul, Abraham or any of the Characters.
I never knew bible verses. In school we were taught the Lord’s Prayer
and the 23rd Psalm. But they were meaningless to me when i left school

However when i committed my life to Christ through an Assemblies Of God Pastor whose name was David Duncan. This pastor used to have a Open Air meeting at a seaside resort called Groomsport. Around 15 miles away.
He would fill the van with Amplifiers, Mics and Hymn Books.
We would sing and later Pastor David would preach his sermon.

But there was a part in between where each person would come up to the Mic and quote a scripture verse out loud. This made me uncomfortable and nervous. It was my first open air meeting and i didn’t know any scripture verses. The brothers and sisters were going up one at a time and it was soon coming to me. I broke out in a sweat and ran up to the Mic and shouted.
Get Ye Behind Me Satan.
Everyone laughed Including the Pastor they were in hysterics.

But To My Surprise
Around 15 Minutes later a man came to the group and approached Pastor Duncan to ask him who shouted Get Ye Behind Me Satan.
The Pastor pointed to me saying this was the man.
He came up to me and told me this.
I came down here to commit suicide.
I was going to throw myself off those rocks into the sea. I had an awful row in my house last night and i just wanted to remove myself from my family. I was determined to

Then i heard your voice shouting Get Ye Behind Me Satan and it made me realise my thoughts was from him.  The man left and headed home. That was a surprise to me at my first
Open Air Meeting.
Thank you Lord for using me to shout those words and save a ban from hell
Pastor Laurence

Changing the water to wine?
He changed it into Grape Juice not alcoholic Wine.
Joseph was a typified Christ and you can tell by his interpretation of the Dream when he told the Kings butler that he saw him crushing the grapes into the king’s cup.  At the Lord’s table the same thing, crushed Grapes.  He said i will no longer drink the fruit of the vine Matthew Ch 26v29.  You are accusing Jesus of taking Drugs, for alcohol is a drug. And it is destroying Marriages, Homes, Children, Putting people in Prison and Accidents with lives killed. Jesus was sinless from birth to the cross. If He had ever defiled His body He could not have died sineless. You are saying Jesus provided Alcohol to the wedding guests to get drunk, sick the next day, hung over, a friend falls out with a friend or a man beats his wife because Jesus provided them with alcohol. Wise Up. That was not my Jesus.
No drunkard will enter the kingdom of heaven.
A thousand drinks of wine doesn’t make a drunkard. It is the first one. Jesus never gave them alcohol. The main cause for a bad chest with damaged lungs is caused by taking the first Cigarette.
Millions attending Gamblers Anonymous because of the first Bet. Alcoholics anonymous is crowded with men and women because of their first bottle of alcoholic wine. Come On.
We are not referring to Samson, David or Paul. We are talking about Jesus He would never have put Himself in that position.
If Jesus had a headache, He couldn’t have taken an Aspirin. = Drug
You my friend are suggesting to people it is OK drink alcohol.
You might be wonder about Paul when he said.Take a little wine for your stomach’s sake. Paul never meant Alcohol either.
Real Alcoholic wine will upset your stomach and burn it.
Alcohol causes indigestion, a burning sensation in ones stomach.
Paul was referring to the removal of wind and cramps.
Hot Grape Juice.  Pastor Laurence.
Your Future?

Your Future?

How Do You View Your Future?

How do you face the breaking of a new day? Do you want it to be sunny or raining.? Does the weather get you down? Do you get depressed, looking for something better? Does your life look as if it’s going nowhere, same old routine, same old story? Well you are not alone, life can be repetitive, the same routine for all of us, same old habits, nothing much changes, a little bit of excitement now and again. If you are a Christian you are guaranteed a wonderful future. Live the abundant life you have now as best as you can, give thanks to God for your future, and remember tomorrow when you wake up, and it doesn’t show any sign of sunshine It is the day that the Lord has made and you are to rejoice and be glad in it.
Don’t be your worst enemy by looking on the dark or depressive side.

Two men looked through prison bars. one saw mud, but the other saw stars.

Which one are you?  Pastor Laurence Edgar.

1 Have You a problem?   He can solve it
2 Have You a habit?        He can break it
3 Have You a craven?     He can remove it
4 Have You depression? He can give you joy
5 Have You an illness?    He Is the Great Physician

Friends If you have ever considered going to church a welcome awaits YOU at
The House Of The Lord this is an invitation for you to try us.
Sunday Evening 7pm  In the Enler Centre, Ballybeen Estate, Dundonald

Give God a chance. Here is what King David suggested you do in Psalm 34v8

Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him.

Now Friends consider this. Is that too hard?

Give the Lord a chance?