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God’s got this

Pastor Kristi J. Rhodes

Hillcrest Community Church

5994 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, MI 49319


Maybe you’ve noticed the tremendous increase of struggles in the lives of people you love. Maybe you’ve seen more and more people struggling with destructive addictions and hurts, habits and hang-ups both from the recent and distant past. Maybe it’s even YOU that have been battling demons with increasing difficulty.

It is easy to believe that there is no way out and that no one really even cares. But I am here today to speak truth to you. Truth is, “If God could close the mouth of lions for Daniel, part the Red Seas for Moses, make the sun stand still for Joshua, open the prison for Peter, put a baby in the arms of Sarah, and raise Lazarus from the dead, then He can certainly take care of you! Nothing you are facing today is too hard for Him to handle!” (Anonymous writer)

Truth is:  Nothing is impossible with God but apart from him, we can do nothing. Our hope is in him. Get connected and stay in close relationship with Jesus. Satan and his dark forces have been around much longer than we have. We are no match for him alone, but with God, we can do all things.  

Jesus is the only one who has gone toe to toe with Satan and defeated him. In Christ, believers have been given authority over the dark forces, which is something Satan wants to keep you from learning. If you don’t know you have authority over Satan and his demons, he will continue to defeat you anytime he wants. Colossians 2:15 reminds us that Jesus defeated and disarmed all the powers and authorities that oppose God and His people. At the very Name of Jesus, the demons tremble! Believers should never have to fear their spiritual enemy.

The church has done a poor job of intentionally teaching believers about their authority over the work of the enemy in their lives. Paul taught about this most aggressively in the book of Ephesians. I have heard it said that when seeking spiritual power, look to “G-E-Power-Company.” G=Galatians, E=Ephesians, P=Philippians, and C=Colossians. These are 4 books (right in a row), which are located in the New Testament of the Bible. God wants people to be delivered from the power of Satan and his forces.

We serve a God who is mightier than the struggles we inherit, and bigger than the battles we face. God is full of the desire to forgive, love, and heal the brokenness that rises up between us and Him. God is present in the places where our fears live.  Jonah 2:2 reminds us that “in my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.  From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.” And Hebrews 7:25 (NIV) says, “therefore, He (Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.”  

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Ever wonder what it means to pray and move mountains? 


Life is full of opportunities and here is a prime opportunity to learn about prayer and what the Bible has to say about moving mountains. Pastor Rex Webb will be teaching on prayer at Hillcrest Community Church, 5994 18 Mile Rd., on Friday, February 10, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A light lunch will be provided.

Founder/Minister at the Alma House of Prayer, Pastor Rex will be the guest speaker during a two day prayer summit at Hillcrest Community Church. Accepting Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of 10, Pastor Rex has worked in ministry most of his life. He has established churches in the Philippine Islands, India, Argentina and Haiti, and is called to encourage believers to become a House of Prayer.

When Pastor Rex was asked what he will be speaking on, he said, “moving mountains” (found in the Bible in Mark 11:22-24). Prayer is a strong theme in the life of Pastor Rex. He teaches that “Worship based prayer is a must for this final hour before our Lord returns.”

Hillcrest Community Church Senior Pastor Kristi J Rhodes said, “We are so excited to welcome Pastor Rex back for another power weekend. He is a servant of God.”

For additional information, visit the Hillcrest Community Church of God website at https://hillcrestcommunitychurch.blogspot.com

Hillcrest Community Church has been a part of the Cedar Springs community since 1951. In a time where churches are on the decline, Hillcrest has hopes of growing the church one family at a time and has declared 2017 PRIME—a year of excellence.

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