Translate: Danny Chong
Pastor Richez is originally from Republic of Dominica but his current congregation is consist of people mainly from Guatemala.
“We want to welcome Pastor Samuel Richez.
And he will be preaching on Acts. Please welcome them.”
I was talking with the pastor at the table and he was sharing how he was blessed to be worshipping with other brothers and sisters from different nations and languages.
I first thank God. My heart is at peace and I’m thankful to meet you all tonight. With the same purpose of missions we’ve come together so I am thankful. These brothers and sisters are from our church. Some are leaders. And I am thankful they came with me. And I pray that God will bless you tonight. Please understand if we are a bit loud. We want to start with praising God.
Thank you for inviting me. A few weeks ago, some Korean brothers came and visited our church and I wanted to join but I asked how can I communicate? I don’t know much English. But I didn’t know there was someone who would be so good at Spanish and could translate. God is good. We are from the Church of Prophesy.
We serve the same God. I’m happy to share God’s word with you. I want to share a message “Use the time God gave you wisely” Acts 1:6-11. One of the brothers at our church gave a testimony. And it was exactly the same message I wanted to preach today.
I didn’t copy it, I already had it planned on Wednesday. But I was so glad that God gave the same message. Acts 1:6-11.
The wise man Solomon said in Ecclesiastes that there is a time for everything. We have a limited time that we need to use wisely. How are you using that time? Let’s look at what kind of times there are. There is “Kronos” which is the time on earth that refers to our time on the earth. At the age of 70 we start to feel time on our bodies.
Does 70 years feel short to you? Or is it long? If we know how to use time well, we can make the most of this seemingly short time. God’s presence. This is “Kairos” which means God’s destiny for us. The day that God comes to us.
There are many times we are not aware of God’s presence and appearing in our lives. Then how should we use the time God has given us? Fulfill God’s mission for you. In Acts, we see that if the Holy Spirit comes upon you we must go share the gospel to the end of the earth.
Not just Judea but Samaria and the end of the earth. When we keep spreading the gospel God keeps working. We must first preach repentance and the good news. And when we do this we are already being blessed. Look to the things above.
Most of the time on earth we look to the things on the earth, but when Jesus ascended the disciples were able to lift their eyes toward heaven and focus on heaven. In the time God has given us we must look to the things above and use our time focused on that and not the things of the earth.
Learn and know more about God. We saw the two angels saying that Jesus would go back and they explain to the disciples what exactly was happening. And God continues to tell us what he is doing so we must seek this every day to know him more.
Many people look at fortunes to know about their past, present, and future. But God’s word clearly tells us what happened and what will happen. Our hope must be not on this earth but in heaven because all of our destiny is in God. What are you doing with your time? IT’s time to rise up and act. Not next time, but right now.
To accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and share the gospel. The time God has given us on this earth must be used to share Jesus to all of those people we meet. May God bless you and protect you. Missions is what pleases God. We already are saved, so we have a duty and responsibility to share that salvation. Thank you. All glory to God. Let’s all rise. Let’s pray that God will bless and be with this DRIM.
God may you bless DRIM. And may it be an organization that can spread the gospel to the world. May you exapand our boundaries. May your provide all their needs. And when Jesus comes again may we be able to boldy stand before him and say that we have fulfilled his mission to spread the gospel. Thank you for giving me this time to pray for them and all the believers on this world. We don’t speak the same language but we serve the same God. Thank you for that God.