United Pentecostal Church Mannheim
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Message from the Monthly Flyer from May 2013

Jesus in the center

Acts 10:3-4 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, "Cornelius!" And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, "What is it, lord?" So he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God.

It is almost impossibe for us to describe God's capabilities and it is impossibe to analyse Him! However, I would like to make it clear to you, if God is in the center of your life, everything is possible and, without doubt, He will do everything for you. God is a zealous God and He wants you to be completely serious about what you are involved in.

God's will is revealed in His Word and because He is unchangeable, you can build upon His WORD, for HE is the rock of ages, see Deuternomy 32:4.

With His left arm, He can take hold of your whole past and with His right hand, He can grasp your future and is able to change it.

Cornelius: For many years, he fasted, prayed, gave alms, he did not give up nor did he make compromises, he is a god-fearing person and his whole household too. All his prayers which he had prayed were from the past, however, there came a day in which God entered into the centre of his life. That was the day when the angel appeared to him and said, "Your prayers have been heard."

In this case, God takes all the prayers of Cornelius from the past with His left hand and looks at them closely. In the same moment, He stretches out His right arm and takes the future of Cornelius and changes it through the gospel. He says, "Let Peter be called and he should tell him what he has to do." All that had not yet taken place, however, it was already in the plan of God. Peter meets with Cornelius and preaches, whereupon, Cornelius and those in his household receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Immediately, they wash their sins away in Jesus' name in water. Acts 10:45-48 The past is rewarded and the future is transformed. He received hope and eternal life and freedom from sin! Why? Because Cornelius was in it with his whole heart. rw

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