It has been a long time but we are back. Someone who dislikes me or us hacked our website and rerouted our web page to CIALIS . You can imagine the comments that were coming in. Well anyway we have it fixed but need to upgrade some stuff. I wanted to just touch base with some of you who we have lost contact with and let you know we have missed you. We have had many changes in our church and ministry, they have all been very good. I wont take time to go into them all right now but i’m sure you will begin to see some of them as you check back here.
We have entered into a new year and a new decade and are very excited with the direction the Lord is taking us. We have come to a place of great expectancy to see the purpose for which we were created. A place where God can dwell in the people He has created a tabernacle for Him.
I am so looking forward to sharing more with you as we walk it out and come to manifestation of His promises in us.
We are in the midst of changing out the old for the new, even in the equipment such as sound/video. God is adding to the church some real amazing people who have the same heart and mind as we have. Quality people and ministers whose agenda is in line with heavens plans. What a refreshing thing to not have to battle people but to rather work together for heaven.
We ask that you would keep us in prayer as we will also be praying for you.
God Bless You All
Pastor Reg Smith
Well it is hard to believe but a New Year is here 2019. For the past 26 years as Pastor of CFF the Lord has always given us a word to build on when the new year arrives. And He has never failed us in any way with the word He gives. I have watched people come and go over the years , but one thing is certain God has never left and always remains faithful.
So lets talk about 2019, the word discover means to explore the unknown or to learn,find and observe for the first time . You know that man has been discovering things for years but recently man has been discovering things in all three realms for the first time. By realms I mean , the earth, the sea,and the sky. recent discoveries have reached the farthest and deepest places. 1 cor 2 tells us of the deep places in God, and the only way to find them is by His Spirit.
Jesus told His disciples in Luke 5 to launch out into the deep. they said we have been fishing all night , but AT YOUR WORD we will do it. when they did they saw that the great deep come to life. Let me say also that when they saw this they came back and left everything and followed Jesus. I want to say that in order to go to the deep places this year you may have to forsake things you previously wanted to hang on to. Relationships, teachings, traditions, opinions and the list goes on. If you want the deep things of God don’t believe for a second it is not going to cost you cause it will. All three places get darker the further you go, and like in the ocean the pressure gets stronger, the universe the ability to control your motion becomes less, the earth the air gets thinner and its harder to breath. You and I can go deeper but we will not be able to rely on our own ability we will need to stay close to God. He is our only protection at this depth.
My prayer this year is that deep calls to deep, and we as a church body discover together the great mysteries of the deep that await us. Remember ” no eye has seen, no ear has heard, neither entered into the heart of man the Things that God has prepared for those who Love HIM.
Wow haven’t posted on here in a while. wonder why? yep been busy. The Fathers business must come before our business. We have had to deal with a few shake ups, Yep I said it. We have been putting out fires, not good one. The kind that are started by people. People who say they are with you, and all of the sudden boom they turn like the serpent they follow. People need to really stop the foolishness, I mean the things like ” the Lord is leading us” or how about this one ” we feel we are not getting fed here” or ” your not meeting our needs” I could go on and on I have heard them all. First of all quit involving the Lord in your rebellion , second when dinner is served come and eat, third when did man become your source ? You may think I sound pretty negative but I’m just stating what people say and giving a response. Honestly I don’t have time for games, people are going to hell every day and you want me to chase you down and beg your to stay, or stroke your flesh to make you feel good. Not gonna happen. I know what God has asked me to do , I have a clear Vision and I’m going to stay on course no matter who wants to try change it. Now that you know what has been happening let me move on. We are headed to great things, things words cannot express. we have already begun to see it . People getting saved, healed, delivered and guess what the fruit will remain cause there are no hinderances to stop it. The people who are here are here for the right reason, to Help disciple the new souls. They now have a safe place to grow and be loved. I am telling you the barns are about to overflow. Hell is losing its grip on people . Press in and get rooted cause God is going to use you to help bring in the harvest and also to encourage to help grow people up. Remember this is all about Jesus and for Jesus nothing else matters. Keep your hearts fixed on Him and don’t allow your accomplishments get you off track. He is the Lord of the Harvest. You are a labourer , a vessel , a servant, an instrument for His glory. Ready or not – it is here
I know many of you have been going through a lot. I knew going into this battle over the seven nations we were in for a shake up. But we are almost there the victory is in sight. Just remember the bigger the battle the bigger the victory, you have a great inheritance coming . I wanted to back off when I began to see all the struggles and trials you were going through, but I said Lord help me to continue. My thought was what if we don’t make it , I don’t want to let You down Lord. So we march on wounded and bruises but knowing the battle scares will in the end reveal His glory. Let’s work together with God and one another, pray for one another we are almost there
Do you really know what is available to you as an heir of God? I believe many who are Children of God have only scratched the surface of what Christ did for us. Our inheritance was never damaged in anyway by the fall of Adam , because our inheritance was never in Adam it was always in Christ. We need to begin to understand that there is in the heavenlies things ready to be accessed by us on earth. As heirs we need to learn how to unlock the unseen things. We are needing the inheritance to do the final work the Lord has for us. This year the Lord told me is the year of your inheritance, ask me for it , believe me for it. My prayer is that we have full access to the complete work of Jesus and we will see great things accomplished for the master
blessings to you all
You know the birth of our Lord was surrounded with giving gifts, gold ,frankincense , myrrh. Each gift representing His earthly ministry King, Priest ,Prophet. And of course the greatest gift was Jesus Himself given to all mankind. I was sitting in my office the other day preparing for Sunday service and the Lord spoke to me and told me, tell the people Christmas is early at CFF this year. Then He told me to tell them He was restoring 3 gifts to us found in Acts 2;17 Prophesy, visions and dreams. He said the enemy has robbed us of these beautiful gifts, which by the way surrounded the birth of Jesus also. God said He wants us to dream again, His dream. We don’t have to create our own dreams ,God has already dreamed what He wants for our lives and we just have to see His dream. Two weeks ago we cast out the spirit of night mares (terror) one of the seven nations ( Hittites) that if not destroyed would hinder our full inheritance . One of the reasons God had us deal with it was to restore dreams so we could enjoy what is ours in the land of promise. You know before its all over God will have a people who walk in their full inheritance this side of heaven. I want to be one of those who as the bible says ” shall not want(lack) ” how about you ? Lets press in and lay hold of all the redemptive work accomplished by Jesus, the death, burial, resurrection and ascension . He did it so lets live it.
Have a very Merry Christmas and exciting New Year
Well are we ready ? the land of inheritance awaits us. Like Israel of old there came a day when just like God had told them they would enter the land of promise. It seemed like it took forever but it did come. Upon entering the land they thought ,finally we can enjoy what was ours by promise. Everything seemed to be set, the doubters were gone, the complainers were gone, the Nation has come to its beginning. A new leader, the old was gone the new was here. But there was a problem, hiding in the midst of the Nation was a tiny little seed in the heart of an individual, maybe he never even realized it was there. Remember Lucifer ,created in perfect beauty but one day , a little seed that was hidden in him sprouted , the word say pride was found in him. Well the same thing was hiding in the heart of a man of Israel. His name was Achan . This man like Lucifer thought he new better then God, and advised himself that what he was doing was good. Its just a garment, a little silver and a little gold. Surly God would understand. It reminds me today of people who think they can touch what is God’s , you know the ones who try to sway the sheep, or punish God by withholding what belongs to God. Just like Israel of old , when we try, God exposes them and they pay the consequences . It may not be like what happened to Achan and his family, but it shows up nevertheless. Maybe in the form of family turning from God, or relationships breaking down, funds drying up, troubles of different kinds. Oh don’t get me wrong I am not saying God is causing it, but I am saying your pride and your rebellion and dishonesty has a factor in it. You cant carry on thinking it will be ok, it wont until you repent and stop touching what is Gods. We think just like Achan we are doing good when in fact we are in sin. Just like then God is revealing the hearts of the all His people because He refuses to have half hearted followers, its all or nothing. Keep the faith we are going in.
So many today still want to live in the shadows of the old testament, but there must come a time in the life of every believer to come out of the shadows and start living in the realities. Knowing about Jesus is not enough, we must begin to know HIM. Not by the knowing of another mans revelation of Him, but by a personal experience that each individual has of Him. For to long we have lived by what others have told us, but now we must move to knowing for ourselves. Shadows are simply only an imperfect or faint representation of what is real, they are a small portion of the whole, they are things that do not have the full light of the real. For the time has come that the Bride must begin to be intimate with the Groom. Intimacy must come from a face to face relationship, with out encounter there is no intimacy. Many still want to live for Him without knowing Him. But the fact is knowing Him is living for Him. There is at this moment a transition taking place in the church, things will be outside the box of religion , by that I don’t mean weird and wacky but pure and holy. Church may not fit into our box anymore, because in Him there is no limits, you can’t have the God of your own making, for He wants to now make you in the Image of the Son. Jesus was among His own and they never knew Him because they had a different idea of Him, just like todays church. The real Jesus is about to be revealed to His Bride, so His Bride can truly reveal Him. My prayer is that we are ready and willing to let go of everything that has caused us to see Him only in a shadow and begin to see in the full light of who He is
It is interesting that before a baby is born there is always pain associated with it. This is similar to things being born of the spirit. As a church there are times we go through pain. And just like natural birth when it is all over growth and new birth come forth. Although natural birth is because of a baby coming forth from the womb, spiritual birth is usually a lesson the forms the character of the church. Most pain in church is associated with people who take on offences, take on hurt, assume things that are not true, listen to lies , spread lies, believe lies, I mean just all out bitterness that consumes them to the point they react. But if the church stays in the right spirit when this happens there will be a birth, new birth, new life, that which held up the new life is gone and behold a baby is born. I have watched over 30 years not only our church but countless others go through the same thing. Some times things hinder growth and God in His wisdom removes what hinders. Does it hurt ? yes it hurts but the wound does heal for those who stay in the right attitude, for those who don’t they carry the hurt and offence wherever they go, until the next time .Yet God in His lovingkindness wants to heal them, but cannot heal the wounds ( by others or self made) because the wound is never cleaned out properly. It just festers and begins to consume more and more areas of their life . While the church moves on, they do not, they may move to a different place but the thing always shows up again. My prayer is that as a church we remain in a good heart attitude, release the pain and begin to enjoy the new life , let go of what was and hold on to the new. We always pray for the best in people and desire that all will be healed but that is not in our power, it is in theirs. forgiveness is a choice, and I pray we choose right. I am so looking forward to what God has planned for us, unto us a child is born , what was withheld can no longer be withheld. Once labour begins there is no stopping the birth.