YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE GOD
The believers experienced a beautiful Sunday at the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, where the Spirit of God filled their hearts with peace and joy, as they praised His Holy name!
Then they heard a special message from the man of God Kastriot, entitled: “YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE GOD”.
He began his message by explaining that many people, even though they have everything in life, do not feel fulfilled. They try to seek satisfaction in life in other areas, such as expensive cars, expensive houses, or travelling. In the course of this search, however, they realise that nothing can satisfy them. So, he explained to the congregation, satisfaction in life is not about having children, money or other worldly possessions. You have to experience God! The first Biblical passage he took was from Job 2:4-10, where it is written: “‘Skin for skin!’ Satan replied. ‘A man will give all he has for his own life. But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.’ The Lord said to Satan, ‘Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.’ So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, ‘Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!’ He replied, ‘You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?’ In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.’”
Later on, he explained that Job was not interested in the blessings, but in the Giver of the blessings. However, when challenges and trials come, most Christians begin to doubt the God they believe in, forgetting that when we bless God in our trial, God will bless us through our trial!
Certainly, to be able to withstand the challenges, we need to be spiritually mature! Hence, being spiritually mature in the difficulties you face, proves your authenticity as a child of God. But how many times have we sat down to do a self-examination to see if we have erred somewhere? How many times have we looked at the situation we were going through from another perspective?
In closing his message, he wanted to showcase the example of the people of Israel, who saw the hand of God working for 40 full years of their lives, yet in their first trial, they decided to worship idols.
As Christians, therefore, we should heed the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, who began His trials before being unjustly crucified on the Cross of Calvary! Thus, he encouraged the people of God to remain firm in faith since, as he explained, it honours God to believe Him even when every sense contradicts Him, and He promised to honour those who honour Him!
HE USED TO GO TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY, BUT IT WASN’T ENOUGH, BECAUSE…
When Jesus Christ comes into your life, He brings light where there is darkness, He brings deliverance where there are chains! This was the testimony of Mr. Salimanou from Italy, who praised God for His grace in his life!
It all started when he was still a small child. Every night he had trouble sleeping, because he felt as if someone was pressing on his chest. Even when he did manage to sleep, he suffered from nightmares and sleep paralysis!
As a result, as he grew up, the unclean spirit led him to smoke cannabis and to drink alcohol, the use of which was, in fact, daily. He also found himself constantly preoccupied with the female gender.
These addictions also brought him another big problem. Mr. Salimanou could not find a stable job! No matter how much he searched for it or approached potential employers, he was always turned down… So, since he did not have a steady income, his financial situation was not good at all.
As all this went on, he used to attend church every Sunday, but after the service, he would return to his bad habits. No one could help him, so every night he just waited for this demon to come and attack him…
Then, an acquaintance introduced him to the church, and he later decided to come to Greece and register for the prayer line, where he received a prophetic word from Prophetess Evgenia: “You have a spirit of lust, and this entered you from a dream. Before this happened, you were looking at all kinds of ‘movies’ that you should not be looking at, and because of that weakness, the demon entered you. Of course, this is destroying you, because it is very hard for you to focus. As you will be delivered, from today you will be able to focus and do things in your life!”
Since then, his life has changed completely! From that same day, he started feeling joy and sleeping peacefully! Just a week later, he managed to get a job with very good pay as a plumber, which was something he had studied for! Mr. Salimanou has even forgotten that he used to drink alcohol or smoke cannabis; it all belongs in the past, which Jesus Christ has erased! Finally, he promised God to obey His Word!
2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Blessed be the name of the Lord who erases our past and brings forth a wonderful future in us!
HE FINALLY FOUND HOPE!
Hoping to receive a word from God in order to break the chains in his life, Mr. Gabor from Hungary came to the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica.
The Lord answered his prayer, as during the laying of hands, Prophet Kastriot said to him the following: “The problem you were facing is that you were receiving attacks in your dreams! An unclean spirit came into your life and destroyed everything. From today you are free!”
After the service, Mr. Gabor said that for 12 consequent years he had been trying hard to save his marriage, but last year he ended up divorcing his wife. In addition, he lost his business, his steady income, and even his apartment. His life was completely stalled.
“I felt like I was going through hell!” he said. “For 4 whole months I was sleeping for 20 minutes every night and for 8 months I couldn’t eat”. In fact, having lost 12 kilos in 2 weeks, he once had to force himself to eat!
He now believes that this prophecy has brought an end to his problem! Having made a promise to God to fully devote himself to Him before coming to Greece, Mr. Gabor has committed himself to carry out the promise he has already made to the Lord!
No matter our past, life does not completely close the door to opportunity!
The following pictures show the eternal and unstoppable power of Jesus Christ working in the lives of people through His anointed servants!