GOD is the One who chooses those He wants to promote

Monday, January 20, 2014

This is an excerpt from the message on “GOD’s Choice” delivered by Pastor Léonard Gonitoua, President of P.A.S. HOPFAN, as he was preaching in Bangui in 2012:

“My brother, my sister, who can stand in your way today if GOD has decided to promote you? Today, people sometimes accuse others by saying for instance: ‘My supervisor does not want to present my file to those who can take action for a promotion; that person has done everything he/she could to prevent me from succeeding; I failed in my life because of my parents…’

My brother, my sister, promotion does not come from men or women, but from GOD. Nobody was there to declare good things about David to Samuel! David was in the bush. And GOD was there. The Lord sees all the good deeds that you are doing in the Spirit, and He will reward you back.”

We encourage you to hold on to Jesus and to continue to think, talk and act according to GOD’s Word, the Bible, so that you fulfill  GOD’s plans for your life and have life abundantly.

We invite you to read the fourth edition of The Daily Bread “GOD’s Choice” to hear more about this topic.

GOD bless you.

Shalom!

 

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The fourth edition of The Daily Bread is now available

Monday, January 20, 2014

P.A.S. HOPFAN has just released the fourth edition of The Daily Bread with a key message “GOD’s Choice” for your consumption. Click on the links below to read the full edition online in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish, or email us at thedailybread@blogpashopfan.org and we will send you the publication in PDF format.

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Shalom!

 

 

 

 

004 – GOD’s Choice: Today, people want to look attractive to the others, for example through their beautiful words, their beautiful clothes, their nice characters/tempers, their degrees, their mastery of French or English. But in reality, GOD watches people’s hearts. He doesn’t look at your degrees, nor your beauty, or your smart words to make a decision, but your heart. (Read the full edition in English) French / Portuguese / Spanish

 

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La quatrième édition du Pain Quotidien est maintenant disponible

Lundi, 20 janvier 2014

P.A.S. MPTN vient de publier la quatrième édition du Pain Quotidien avec pour message principal “Le Choix de DIEU”, pour votre consommation. Cliquez sur les liens ci-dessous pour lire la publication en ligne en français, anglais, espagnol et portugais, ou écrivez-nous à lepainquotidien@blogpashopfan.org et nous vous enverrons la publication en format PDF.

Vous pouvez aussi vous inscrire sur notre liste de distribution à partir de ce site pour recevoir le Pain Quotidien et d’autres mises à jour en remplissant le formulaire d’abonnement qui se trouve sur votre droite. C’est plus rapide et plus facile.

N’hésitez pas à partager ces publications du Pain Quotidien car nous voulons que la Parole et les Merveilles de DIEU se répandent dans le monde entier pour la Gloire de DIEU.

Shalom!

 

004 – Le Choix de DIEU: Aujourd’hui, les gens veulent paraître beaux aux yeux des autres, par exemple avec leurs belles paroles, leurs beaux habits, leurs beaux caractères, leurs diplômes, ou encore leur maîtrise du français ou de l’anglais. Mais en réalité, DIEU regarde les coeurs des Hommes. Pour faire Son choix, IL ne regarde pas tes diplômes, ni ta beauté, ni tes belles paroles, mais ton coeur. (Lire la publication en entier en français) Anglais / Espagnol / Portugais

 

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Change your behaviors while you still have time

Ezechiel 18:21-23; 1 Peter 2:12

People of GOD, the Lord wants you to change your behavior. For instance, if you are a servant of GOD, you should pray for the others until GOD asks you to stop. Some tell their husbands: “I have prayed for you but I did not see anything. I am done with prayers.” There are Pastors who condition their prayers for others by payments. Samuel prayed and cried because of Saul, and GOD asked him to stop praying. GOD comforted him and gave him a solution. Maybe you too, my brother, my sister, you have been praying for a while and your heart is aching. Do not give up. Keep praying and the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will wipe your tears away and will tell you when to stop. Do not decide to stop on your own by thinking that you have prayed for so long in vain, without change. No, remain in prayers for Samuel prayed all night and GOD was the One who stopped him.

David became king under Samuel, a servant of the Lord who was a role model. But today, we have servants of GOD who are dishonest. They are known for their lies, quarrels, adultery and debauchery. GOD is looking for those who are exemplary so that He can speak to them. Samuel did what GOD told him to do. GOD told Samuel “Go” and Samuel went. And GOD told him “I am going to show you the one you have to choose.” Do you choose today what GOD has chosen for you, or do you only make choices on your own? Think about it…

Be blessed in Christ!

 

(Click on the titles below to read the full publication or fill in the sign up form on your right to receive a PDF version by email)

1. GOD answers our prayers

2. Interceding in silence

3. Persevering in prayer

4. Prayer alone is not enough

5. Grace belongs to GOD, not to witchcraft

6. Do you acknowledge GOD’s Hand in your life?

7. GOD is the One who chooses those He wants to promote

8. Alone before men/women, but with GOD

9. Never be discouraged

10. GOD looks at the heart

11. Let GOD guide you

12. Sometimes rejected without knowing it…

13. GOD is not interested in the outward appearance

14. Do not look for the gratitude of men/women but of GOD

15. Do you have a spirit of care or of destruction?

16. Set oneself aside when one serves GOD

17. Change your behaviors while you still have time

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Also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish

 

Set oneself aside when one serves GOD

1 Chronicles 23:13; Acts 13:2

My brother, my sister, GOD has chosen you. Before accepting a sacrifice, GOD used to tell Samuel to consecrate the people He had chosen. If you and I want to follow GOD, we must set ourselves aside. But you continue to live with your beer, your drug, your jealousy or pride. You refuse to consecrate yourself to GOD. And you dare say that you are a servant of GOD who works for the Lord?! And you are praying? You are worshiping Satan without even knowing it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Click on the titles below to read the full publication or fill in the sign up form on your right to receive a PDF version by email)

1. GOD answers our prayers

2. Interceding in silence

3. Persevering in prayer

4. Prayer alone is not enough

5. Grace belongs to GOD, not to witchcraft

6. Do you acknowledge GOD’s Hand in your life?

7. GOD is the One who chooses those He wants to promote

8. Alone before men/women, but with GOD

9. Never be discouraged

10. GOD looks at the heart

11. Let GOD guide you

12. Sometimes rejected without knowing it…

13. GOD is not interested in the outward appearance

14. Do not look for the gratitude of men/women but of GOD

15. Do you have a spirit of care or of destruction?

16. Set oneself aside when one serves GOD

17. Change your behaviors while you still have time

Go back to the introduction page

 

Also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish

 

Do you have a spirit of care or of destruction?

John 10:10

GOD anointed David, who was sent for in the bush. David had in him a spirit of care for his sheep. However, a number of people prefer to get positions of leadership. They do not have a spirit of care, but rather a spirit of destruction. The day some of them quit their important positions, it is as though fire had entered the office. The office equipment has been embezzled, and other types of equipment are no longer in working conditions.

Many want to be Pastors simply because they are looking for money, specific things; but they are not looking for GOD. Others want to be departmental heads, not because they want the work to further the company’s interests but rather because they see the travels and benefits they can get from such jobs, such as the company’s cars and salaries. They are not trying to build anything.

Today, several do not take care of their children, often spending the night outside of their homes and engaging in drinking or extra-marital relationships. They argue or fight with their spouses in front of their children. By doing so, they are destroying their homes and the future of their children in particular.

David took care of the sheep and exposed his life to danger. But generally speaking, you and I do not act this way. We, above all, are looking for benefits. If tomorrow something serious happens to your wife and that she can no longer bear you children, you get rid of her. Or if your husband gets sick or loses his job, you leave him.

But David desired to keep and protect the sheep. Do you have a spirit of preservation, of care for what GOD has given you? Some servants of GOD who have been placed as heads of their church bankrupts it two months later. Why? Because they do not protect but destroy and cut their neighbor’s throat. Others, when they bring home someone else’s child to take care of him/her, after a while, you can see the veins of the child’s neck whereas in the beginning the same child was in good health.

 

(Click on the titles below to read the full publication or fill in the sign up form on your right to receive a PDF version by email)

1. GOD answers our prayers

2. Interceding in silence

3. Persevering in prayer

4. Prayer alone is not enough

5. Grace belongs to GOD, not to witchcraft

6. Do you acknowledge GOD’s Hand in your life?

7. GOD is the One who chooses those He wants to promote

8. Alone before men/women, but with GOD

9. Never be discouraged

10. GOD looks at the heart

11. Let GOD guide you

12. Sometimes rejected without knowing it…

13. GOD is not interested in the outward appearance

14. Do not look for the gratitude of men/women but of GOD

15. Do you have a spirit of care or of destruction?

16. Set oneself aside when one serves GOD

17. Change your behaviors while you still have time

Go back to the introduction page

 

Also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish

 

Do not look for the gratitude of men/women but of GOD

When GOD chose David, the latter went through difficult situations. But not a single hair of David fell from his head because GOD was the One who had chosen him. My brother, my sister, you are serving GOD today in your church. Even if people do not know you, do not recognize your value, do not know the efforts you are making or do not know that you are living in sanctification, what you need to look for is not their gratitude but to keep your heart pure so that the Lord can act in your favor, look for you and call you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Click on the titles below to read the full publication or fill in the sign up form on your right to receive a PDF version by email)

1. GOD answers our prayers

2. Interceding in silence

3. Persevering in prayer

4. Prayer alone is not enough

5. Grace belongs to GOD, not to witchcraft

6. Do you acknowledge GOD’s Hand in your life?

7. GOD is the One who chooses those He wants to promote

8. Alone before men/women, but with GOD

9. Never be discouraged

10. GOD looks at the heart

11. Let GOD guide you

12. Sometimes rejected without knowing it…

13. GOD is not interested in the outward appearance

14. Do not look for the gratitude of men/women but of GOD

15. Do you have a spirit of care or of destruction?

16. Set oneself aside when one serves GOD

17. Change your behaviors while you still have time

Go back to the introduction page

 

Also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish

 

GOD is not interested in the outward appearance

GOD told Samuel: “I haven’t chosen any of them.” Yet, there are people who appear good; you and I, we are fluent in French and/or in English, we possess big houses, we wear nice clothing, but GOD has not chosen us. My brother, my sister, GOD does not make His choice like that. People use lies, the names of others, or rumors to get a promotion. Few are those who, to get a husband or a job, turn to GOD.

On the contrary, they go for instance to see a witchdoctor. No, GOD loves it when we let Him choose whomever He wants. GOD will give to the person He has chosen the strength he/she needs to accomplish his/her tasks.

 

(Click on the titles below to read the full publication or fill in the sign up form on your right to receive a PDF version by email)

1. GOD answers our prayers

2. Interceding in silence

3. Persevering in prayer

4. Prayer alone is not enough

5. Grace belongs to GOD, not to witchcraft

6. Do you acknowledge GOD’s Hand in your life?

7. GOD is the One who chooses those He wants to promote

8. Alone before men/women, but with GOD

9. Never be discouraged

10. GOD looks at the heart

11. Let GOD guide you

12. Sometimes rejected without knowing it…

13. GOD is not interested in the outward appearance

14. Do not look for the gratitude of men/women but of GOD

15. Do you have a spirit of care or of destruction?

16. Set oneself aside when one serves GOD

17. Change your behaviors while you still have time

Go back to the introduction page

 

Also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish

 

Sometimes rejected without knowing it…

When Samuel was shown Eliab, David’s brother, Samuel saw that he was a hefty, tall man. Samuel said: “It’s him”; but GOD said: “No, do not look on his size, because I, GOD, have already rejected him.” “Already rejected” entails that in the beginning, GOD used to love and to be with Eliab. But then Eliab turned away from GOD, who gave him the time to repent. In vain. Eventually, GOD rejected him. Today, there are people whom GOD loves, of course, but whose sins do not please GOD. The Lord gives you time and you go too far. If you do not repent, GOD will take back what He has placed in your hands. He would do that, the same way he did it with Saul and with David’s brothers. Out of the seven, GOD chose none of them.

Why did GOD reject Saul? Because Saul had forgotten Him. You do not want to acknowledge GOD’s presence and mighty work in your life. You think that you are successful as a result of witchcraft, your talisman, your own strength, your intelligence, your wisdom. One day, GOD will end-up taking back what He has placed in your hands, and you will have no rest; you will not be able to rejoice anymore. GOD wants to be honored in your life and through it.

This is why GOD said: “I have already rejected that one.” Once upon a time, GOD was doing many things for you, but today GOD’s blessings in your life are gone. Why? Simply because GOD had given you time to repent and return to Him, but you did not do the right thing during that time. You went on your ways, you sinned, you persisted in your mistakes. You told yourself: “GOD loves me very much” and you lived the life of a thief. GOD loved Saul, but then He told Samuel: “I have rejected him.” When the Lord waits for you in vain and you decide to persist in your sinful ways, you end-up experiencing tragedy. Today, many people rely on GOD’s unconditional love as a pretext not to change.

When GOD rejected Saul, the latter did not know it. Again today, GOD has left many of us, GOD is saddened by many, but nobody knows it. Those people continue to boast and to dance, while the Spirit of GOD has already left them. They continue to be proud, whereas the Holy Spirit of GOD has moved away from them. They continue to admire their beauty, to count on their own intelligence and wisdom, while GOD has already moved away from them.

 

(Click on the titles below to read the full publication or fill in the sign up form on your right to receive a PDF version by email)

1. GOD answers our prayers

2. Interceding in silence

3. Persevering in prayer

4. Prayer alone is not enough

5. Grace belongs to GOD, not to witchcraft

6. Do you acknowledge GOD’s Hand in your life?

7. GOD is the One who chooses those He wants to promote

8. Alone before men/women, but with GOD

9. Never be discouraged

10. GOD looks at the heart

11. Let GOD guide you

12. Sometimes rejected without knowing it…

13. GOD is not interested in the outward appearance

14. Do not look for the gratitude of men/women but of GOD

15. Do you have a spirit of care or of destruction?

16. Set oneself aside when one serves GOD

17. Change your behaviors while you still have time

Go back to the introduction page

 

Also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish

 

Let GOD guide you

Genesis 24:1-27

A number of people do not want to see their family members coming to GOD. But you can see that when the time comes to choose someone for GOD’s work, GOD Himself makes the choice. We have a good example with Abraham in Genesis 24:1-27. The day when Abraham sent his servant to look for a wife for his son Isaac, that servant made a promise in His prayer to GOD. He asked GOD to choose for him the wife he should bring to Isaac. And we can see that Isaac and Rebecca never ceased to love one another. Only death separated them because GOD was the One who had united them. However, today, we do not want to come to GOD and let Him guide us in various aspects of, and important decisions pertaining to our lives. On the contrary, we do not consult Him or involve Him in our choices… in fact, we often keep Him as far away as possible. But you can see that GOD chose David, the least of all, the one people had forgotten about. GOD had not forgotten David and opened doors for His servant Samuel to go and see David.

 

(Click on the titles below to read the full publication or fill in the sign up form on your right to receive a PDF version by email)

1. GOD answers our prayers

2. Interceding in silence

3. Persevering in prayer

4. Prayer alone is not enough

5. Grace belongs to GOD, not to witchcraft

6. Do you acknowledge GOD’s Hand in your life?

7. GOD is the One who chooses those He wants to promote

8. Alone before men/women, but with GOD

9. Never be discouraged

10. GOD looks at the heart

11. Let GOD guide you

12. Sometimes rejected without knowing it…

13. GOD is not interested in the outward appearance

14. Do not look for the gratitude of men/women but of GOD

15. Do you have a spirit of care or of destruction?

16. Set oneself aside when one serves GOD

17. Change your behaviors while you still have time

Go back to the introduction page

 

Also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish