Message From Pastor – 03/18/20

A Word of Encouragement from Pastor Anderson to All Our IFC Family:

Like I said Sunday morning, this epidemic did not catch God by surprise. Neither is He worried about His Church and how we will fare! He has assured us His divine, supernatural protection and provision. We will all come through this victoriously – health-wise and financially. The entire staff here in the office is praying for you and standing with you. We will do this together!

We have cancelled tonight’s regular service, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, but we are still considering our options for this weekend’s services. We will be communicating with you throughout the remainder of the week to keep you updated.

Remember, we (the Church) are God’s own special people! He will care for us and provide for us all that we need!

1 Peter 2:9-10
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, HIS OWN SPECIAL PEOPLE…who once were not a people BUT NOW ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

1 Sam 12:22
For the Lord will not forsake His people, for His great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you His people.

Ps 94:14
For the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance.

Ps 37:25
I have been young, and now am old; YET I HAVE NOT SEEN THE RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN, NOR HIS DESCENDANTS BEGGING BREAD. He is ever merciful, and lends; And His descendants are blessed.

Gal 3:13-14
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
14 that THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM might come upon the Gentiles in [who are in union with] Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Deut 28:1-14
1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
2 And ALL THESE BLESSINGS shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
3 “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
4 “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
5 “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
6 “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
7 “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
8 “The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
9 “The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.
10 Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.
11 And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.
12 The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
13 And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.
14 So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

Be sure to reach out to one another and encourage one another! Someone would love to hear how God is meeting your needs!

– Pastor Edwin Anderson