THE DELUSION OF NEUTRALITY
What a wonderful privilege to be in the presence of God, where His power rests and works among His children! This must have been how the visitors of the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, who had the privilege of attending the Sunday service, felt!
In the message preached by Prophet Stavros, titled “THE DELUSION OF NEUTRALITY”, he prefaced by saying that most people have found themselves in the position of either observing other people arguing with someone, being unjust or stealing, or helping and defending their neighbour. He concluded that very rarely do people take a stand to bring about any meaningful change around them, thus dividing 3 categories of people. He observed that the first category of people is those who make things happen. The second category is that of people who see things happen, and the third is that of people who wonder what happened! Something worth noting is that people in the second category, for example, those who like to see things happen, have a particular passion for being in this category, not interfering with the development of events but remaining neutral.
Out of God’s Word, the Prophet, in reference to these three categories of people, read several verses from 1 Samuel 17, referring to the story of David and Goliath. He concluded that life is not a cluster of encounters or a playground but a battlefield between good and evil, light and darkness, which takes place in the mind every day, and where only the serious-minded come out victorious. So, was David, who listened to the voice of his conscience against reason and thus succeeded in prevailing over Goliath. In contrast to the category of people to which David belongs, that is, the category of people who make things happen, the majority of people, the neutral ones, fearfully expect a saviour to act on their behalf, with no intention of getting involved themselves. However, he stressed, the victory of Jesus Christ is not for those who give up, nor for those who sit cross-legged and just stand by and watch events unfold, but for those who take a stand, stand up for what they believe, and dare to solve the problems that others avoid!
The Prophet went on to draw the attention of the audience, saying that every day there are people around us who are in need and suffering, while we have exactly what they lack and need, but we do not do our part. He then wanted to share the following verses, from the book of James 4:4, “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”, and from Revelation 3:15, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!” Further analyzing the above verses, he emphasized that the Word of God is not to condemn us, but to awaken us, making it clear that there is no neutral state between right and wrong, nor is there a neutral kingdom. In fact, he very characteristically said that neutrality is a prolongation of defeat and destruction. Going one step further, he emphasized that on the last day, we will not only be called to account for the mistakes we committed but also for all the times we knew what was right and did not do it.
Finally, the man of God concluded that the one who desires victory, peace, security and prosperity must be prepared to embrace warfare because victory and all its derivatives are products of war! Like David, therefore, who did not rely on his own human strength but on the name of the Lord, he urged those present to have the assurance that they and God are the majority, so nothing can stand against them!
MENTAL DELAY DISAPPEARED AFTER DIVINE INTERVENTION!
Ms. Serafima and her mother, Ms. Dali, from Estonia, decided to visit the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, to confess this time how the hand of God has acted mightily in the lives in their lives!
During the prayer line, as the man of God Sorin was praying for Ms. Serafima, the Spirit of God located her, giving her the following prophetic word: “Satan is attacking you with negative thoughts and makes you feel unworthy. Self-worth. You don’t have a good opinion about yourself. But God loves you and in Christ Jesus you are His daughter. Let the Word of God define who you are!”
Ms. Serafima started by saying that the mental disorder began at a young age in her life, and it was quite difficult for her to continue living, as she couldn’t do enough things in her life.
In more detail, she could not understand her school curriculum and her teachers. She couldn’t have relationships with the people around her. Her brain wasn’t functioning correctly, as she said. Many times, she compared herself with her sisters and found out that her sisters were quite intelligent and could do many things with their lives, unlike her. Also, she suffered from memory loss, as she had difficulties with recognizing locations. Moreover, the problem of intellectuality affected her wardrobe, as she couldn’t dress modestly since she used to wear clothes that were not suitable for her.
When they visited the doctor, he said that she had a mental disorder, and was in an advanced stage.
Moreover, her thoughts were bombarded with negativity! She couldn’t accept herself because of her many shortcomings as a person. So, she strived to be more and more like other people.
At this point, Ms. Dali, the mother of Ms. Serafima, also wanted to confirm this, saying that it all started when Ms. Serafima was 3 years old, as she was experiencing developmental delay compared to the other children. She couldn’t remember and think correctly. In fact, she had an issue with her clothes, as she would look at her wardrobe and she couldn’t decide what to wear. The doctor suggested taking her daughter to a special needs school and having a special needs teacher. Also, she was experiencing dizziness and fatigue, and one day, even, as she was at a camp playing soccer, she lost her senses and fainted on the grass.
On the same day that Ms. Serafima entered the prayer line, she received another prophetic word from Prophetess Evgenia, “God loves you, but you have anxiety inside. People want to help you, but you refuse. You need to open your heart to God so that He can come into your heart and give you joy and life! Because it’s like you are alive but you are not living. You must read the Word of God every day and your life will change. Also, the problems you wrote on the placard will go away!”
Ms. Serafima confessed that indeed she used to feel as though she was not really living. She didn’t have the strength to laugh and be happy. Still, when she received the prophetic word she was surprised because only she knew what she was going through! She used to have suicidal thoughts; when she would see cars passing by, her intrusive thoughts would tell her to jump into the street to get killed by a car!
By God’s grace, when she came and took part in the prayer line, God healed her. Indeed, when God heals us, He heals us effectively and He does it for the salvation of our souls!
Everything has changed for Ms. Serafima, as she is now happy! She loves people and they love her too! God has healed her from her mental disorder! Moreover, she is not afraid to travel abroad. When she travelled from Greece back to her country, she made a stop with her mother in Turkey, and Ms. Serafima, started giving her mother advice so that they would not get lost at the airport! For the glory of God, she is able to give advice to her mother and she is now in a position to know that her mother can help her mother. Also, she doesn’t have any headaches. She works very well and is a good health. Also, she is planning to study four new languages!
Also, her mother said that her daughter has more love, joy and laughter in her life. Now, she helps people, whereas before she was only being helped. She sees positive progress in her life!
God blessed Ms. Daly as well, as when she came and took part in the prayer line, the man of God Sorin prayed for her, and her life was no longer the same!
Specifically, she used to bear a great amount of sorrow because her eldest daughter had died a few years ago. This affected her quite a lot, and she became severely depressed.
The daily difficulties she was facing made her no longer want to live! She didn’t want to look at herself in the mirror or dress to take care of herself. To avoid this problem and forget, she tried to watch movies on television. Her children and relatives tried to encourage her but to no avail.
For the glory of God, after the prayer she received from the man of God, she is free of depression!
She advised the congregation to trust and seek God because only He has the answer to our problem! He is able to transform everything for our benefit! Her promise to the Almighty God is to seek His presence more and more!
In conclusion to their beautiful testimony, Ms. Serafima advised the congregation to seek God! She promised to her Creator to serve Him with all her heart and all her life!
When God says “yes”, no man and no devil can say “no”. Praise the Almighty God for His grace and His mercy in the lives of His children!
ABUSE – TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES: TOOLS OF THE DEVIL
Ms. Paola visited the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, from England, to see from first-hand the power in the name of Jesus Christ at work! As she admitted, she learned about the ministry after hearing the anointed hymn “YOU’RE THE ALMIGHTY GOD”, which is posted on the church channel.
As Ms. Paola took part in the prayer line with faith in her heart, the Spirit of God did not pass her by! When the man of God Stavros prayed for her, an unclean spirit manifested, saying the following: “I want to kill her! We are sickness, death, trauma… everyone wants to kill her! Trauma, fear, trying to molest, rape, mother, fear! I want to destroy her any way I can, to destroy her job, destroy her, make her unable to do anything! I have been in her for so many years… since she was in the womb!” Then the man of God commanded the unclean spirit to leave, in the name of Jesus Christ!
Shocked by her overall experience but free at last, she later confirmed the words spoken by the unclean spirit as 100% true, recounting the ways in which the devil had tormented her throughout her life. Initially, in terms of abuse, trauma, and fear, Ms. Paola stated that from a very young age, she had suffered severe abuse, which followed her later in her life. Thus, she had many traumatic experiences from childhood to her adult life.
Regarding the sickness mentioned, she underlined that for years she suffered from various severe allergies and intolerances, forcing her to be in a constant state of struggle for survival. Her diet was restricted, and she was suffering from terrible stomach pain. The difficulties with her health took an extreme toll on her negatively, as she felt trapped as if the devil was trying to get her to stop in every way, to immobilize her, to make her incapacitated! Not only she was weakened from constantly struggling with this problem, but also many times she felt that death was near! For instance, on one occasion, she suddenly fell ill from a bacterium that caused a great deal of bleeding, and so she bled so heavily in her abdomen, that she needed to have a blood transfusion! As she explained, God saved her many times from such dangerous situations.
Because of the above, she reached the point of way too much medication. As she said, many times the drugs preserved and helped her, but they couldn’t eliminate the root of her problem…
After the prayer she received, she felt great relief and she has the hope that now she will begin to really live! She promised to God, by His grace, to be obedient to Him and be guided by Him.
When God is involved in your battle, you will have sure victory, because the extent of His care and the magnitude of His power in our lives weakens and frustrates our enemies!
THE DEMONIC INFLUENCE IN HER LIFE TOOK THE FORM OF AN EVIL MAN…
Ms. Patricia came to the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, to see the hand of God working in her life. At the time of the prayer line, as the anointing of God was working through the man of God Stavros, a prophetic word was revealed to her with the following words: “A man came and slept with you in the dream. After this incident, different problems started in your life. Today, you will be delivered from it and everything will be fine!”
After her long-awaited freedom, Ms. Patricia wanted to confirm the prophetic words she received. She began by explaining that, indeed, every night a man would come to her dream to sleep with her. These dreams were known only to her husband because she had confided in him. In addition, various health problems arose in her life. In particular, in 2004, she began to feel a very painful numbness in her body. When she visited the doctor, he told her that he could not find the cause of the pain. When she started feeling this numbness in her body, she had to tap her vein to feel relief from this unbearable pain. She also had swollen feet, fibroids and an open valve in her heart. These problems started suddenly, and she had to rely on painkillers to be able to endure her period pain because of the fibroids.
Ms. Patricia watched the years go by, but she knew that God would deliver her from all of this one day! That day came, and after prayer, she felt immense gratitude to God Almighty! Finally, she promised to serve Him all the days of her life!
As Christians, we are commanded to walk the small steps of faith with patience because there is no shortcut to spiritual maturity. With patience and faith in God, you too can receive the breakthrough, healing, and blessing you seek!
In the following photos, we see believers from all over the world who came to the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, to see the anointing of God working signs and wonders among them!