Samaria

An Ordinary Witness, Pastor Phil Sessa

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2Kings 5-4, “2 And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” 4 And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel.”

People come in all shapes and sizes. People seem to split apart from one another by ethnicity, social status, language, occupation, etc…. However I love to look at those that God chooses to carry out His will. The Scriptures states that God is no respecter of persons. Peter refused to reach the Gentiles at one point in his ministry. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Lord Is With Us, Part 4of5, Evans Olang

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2Kings 6:8-23, “And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them”

And Elisha called on God to cause the Syrian men on chariots and horses be blind vs. 18. If someone was pursuing you then all of a sudden something happens to them, they will stop pursuing you and begin to worry or attend to what has just happened to them. Here we see men pursuing Elisha and because they became blind, their priorities changed, they needed to be led by someone. Elisha prayed his servant’s eyes would be opened and then he prayed that the Syrians Armies eyes would be made blind. Read the rest of this entry »

I Am Not Dead Yet, Part 2of2, Evans Olang

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2Kings 7:1-20, “And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, why sit we here until we die?”

And the four leprous men reasoned and moved, vs. 5-6″And when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there. For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of Chariots, even the noise of horses, even the noise of great host: and they said one to another, Lo, King if Israel has hired against us the kings of Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us”. When these men moved, God took over. Read the rest of this entry »

I Am Not Dead Yet, Part 1of2, Evans Olang

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2Kings 7:1-20, “And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, why sit we here until we die?”

There was such a great famine in the land of Samaria that everything was valued and expensive. The bible says that even the dung of a dove was considered precious and rare commodity highly priced. This alone gives me a picture that there was such a great famine in this land. Knowing the situation in Samaria, let’s look at four men again in vs. 3 who we are not even given their names. Read the rest of this entry »

Nothing Just Happens, Evans Olang

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Luke 17:11-19, “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks”

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection on what the Lord has done in the past year and giving Him thanks. I have  been disappointed  in many occasions where at thanksgiving dinners  people gave thanks but directed them to no one. My question is, did things just happen that could not be traced to the one who caused them to happen? Read the rest of this entry »

The Lord Is At Work Behind The Scenes, Evans Olang

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2Kings 7:1-20, “And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, why sit we here until we die?”

We all want to see things happening in our lives. Most don’t want to be in the same place forever so they hunger for change, for growth, for move. In my own life, I don’t want to see my life stagnant and I hope you are too. For whatever reason, we easily miss seeing things being manifested in our lives only to hear them mentioned by someone else. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Resources In Christ, Part 5of5, Evans Olang

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Ephesians 1:19-20, “18 … that you may know …, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places”

A policeman has authority to execute his assigned duties because he has a badge of authority (power) to do so. People listen to him when he flashes his badge, It’s been given to him and grants him power to operate in those levels. Read the rest of this entry »