Meeting Notes from Large Group Gatherings

(Note this is a new feature as of December 2016)


12/11/2016 (Sun) Ransoms by Bishop Alan Bassette
12/18/2016 (Sun) Maturing Disciples by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/21/2016 (Wed) Knowing Who We Are and Who Christ Is by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/25/2016 (Sun) Having a Plan by Wayne Engram and follow up by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/28/2016 (Wed) How Do I Go About a 21 Day Fast? A conversation between pastor and brother
12/28/2016 (Wed) Study the Word Daily by Brother Benjamin D. Arazu
01/01/2017 (Sun) Three Things We Need to Do in 2017 by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/08/2017 (Sun) Who Is Christ? By Pastor Andrew Traub
01/15/2017 (Sun) Be Knowledgeable in the Word of God and Avoid False Doctrine by Martin Parker with follow up by Benjamin Arazu
01/15/2017 (Sun) Things About Grace by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/18/2017 (Wed) Importance of Understanding by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/22/2017 (Sun) Importance of Holy Communion by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/22/2017 (Sun) Importance of Learning by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/25/2017 (Wed) The Identity of Believers by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/29/2017 (Sun) How to Avoid Panicking by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/01/2017 (Wed) The Danger of Religion by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/08/2017 (Wed) The Love of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/12/2017 (Sun) Keep the Fire Burning by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/15/2017 (Wed) Faithlessness and Discouragement by Bishop Alan Bassette
02/19/2017 (Sun) Bless the Lord by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/26/2017 (Sun) Children's Time: The Blood of Christ by Martin Parker
02/26/2017 (Sun) The Great Commission by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/05/2017 (Sun) How to Follow the spirit of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/12/2017 (Sun) Knowing the Love of Christ by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/19/2017 (Sun) Walking in God's Love by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/26/2017 (Sun) It is Finished! by Brother Wayne Engram
04/02/2017 (Sun) When did the old covenant end and the new covenant begin? By Benjamin D. Arazu
04/05/2017 (Wed) The Law Written on Our Hearts is not the Ten Commandments by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/09/2017 (Sun) What is the Law Written on Our Hearts? By Benjamin D. Arazu
04/16/2017 (Sun) The Resurrection is a Person, Not a One Day Event by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/23/2017 (Sun) Audio Recording on YouTube entitled 'Activating Prophecy' by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/23/2017 (Sun) The Man in Christ is Fully Forgiven by Brother Wayne Engram
04/30/2017 (Sun) The Man in Christ is a New Man by Martin Parker based on inspiration from Benjamin Arazu
05/07/2017 (Sun) What is Life? By Benjamin D. Arazu
05/14/2017 (Sun) Who is a mother? By Vivian Mommy" Arazu"
05/14/2017 (Sun) Biblical Definition of Life (continued) by Benjamin D. Arazu
05/24/2017 (Wed) "Spirit of Faith" Notes and YouTube Video by Benjamin D. Arazu
05/28/2017 (Sun) Revival is Coming by 3 Guest Presenters
06/04/2017 (Sun) The Spirit of Faith (continued) - The Law of Faith (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/07/2017 (Wed) Spirit of Faith - Prayer in Faith (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/11/2017 (Sun) Spirit of Faith - Prayer in Faith Part 2 (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/14/2017 (Wed) Supernatural Manifestations by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/18/2017 (Sun) (Blessings of) Seeking the Face of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/21/2017 (Wed) Spirit of Faith - Releasing Faith Through Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/25/2017 (Sun) Culture of a Strong Church, a Culture of Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/28/2017 (Wed) How to Ask Things in Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/02/2017 (Sun) Worship is an Important Part of Prayer; Pray in Two Dimensions. by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/12/2017 (Wed) Two Dimensions to Prayer (cont) by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/16/2017 (Sun) Two Dimensions of Prayer Review and Essence of Godly Knowledge by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/23/2017 (Sun) Believers are taught to know and not to become by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/26/2017 (Wed) Essence of Godly Knowledge by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/30/2017 (Sun) Essence of Godly Knowledge (continued) by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/11/2018 (Sun) Know Your Nature by Benjamin Arazu
03/18/2018 (Sun) Spiritual Growth by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/01/2018 (Sun) Benefits of Resurrection by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/03/2018 (Sun) Righteousness - an ingredient to Spiritual Growth by Vivienna Arazu
07/01/2018 (Sun) Leading of the Spirit by Benjamin D. Arazu
09/16/2018 (Sun) Spiritual Warfare: Importance of Meditation by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/03/2019 (Sun) The Importance of Faithfulness by Bishop Alan Bassette
09/17/2019 (Tue) Some aspects on spiritual growth by Benjamin Arazu
09/18/2019 (Wed) We have the fruit of the Light by Benjamin Arazu
04/18/2021 (Sun) Believers Must Grow by Brother Arazu
04/25/2021 (Sun) [the importance of] Spiritual Growth (continued) by Brother Arazu

Date: 01/18/2017

Presenter: Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: Importance of Understanding


We need to partner with Jesus (Luke 8:1-3) to help build the kingdom. We need an understanding of the Word of God to be able to partner with him. We are living in a world of need. If there's no understanding of the Word, that need will become selfishness and turn to greed.

They (the Macedonian Church) (2 Corinthians 8:1-2) had an abundance of joy even in the midst of trials. What helped them was their understanding about God. It is important to understand God and the Word to be able to conquer troubles. Trials will not affect your worship if you have understanding. They followed their heart (2 Corinthians 8:3) and not the challenges they were passing through because of their understanding.

The Thessalonians had a local church which was strong because they had an adequate understanding of God's Word (1 Thessalonians 1:6). One sign that your faith is growing is that you are not moved in the midst of troubles.

Our faith becomes strong even in the midst of trial (Romans 4:20) when we have understanding. It's important as a child of God to spend time in the Word. It makes you wise so you can make good decisions. Spending time in the word opens your understanding.

You will be able to perform those tasks set before you when you have understanding (Romans 4:21). But you must continue in what you have learned (2 Timothy 3:14). The scripture (the Word of God) will make you wise (2 Timothy 3:15). If you want to be wise, spend time in the Word. We must give ourselves to God's word.

We cannot be deceived by the enemy if we are strong in the Word. Take Jesus as an example in Matthew 4:1-11 that you can overcome the enemy by the word of God. The enemy will try to sow doubt in your mind.

In Matthew 4:4 Jesus quoted the word of God to the devil (see Deuteronomy 8:3) because he had understanding of the Word. If you are going to be a victorious child of God, if your faith is going to be strong, you must live your life by the Word.

Again in Matthew 4:7 Jesus was quoting scripture to overcome the enemy (see Deuteronomy 6:16). Sometimes people will quote scripture out of context (Matthew 4:6) and if you are not strong in the Word you will be misled. Satan was quoting Psalms 91:11-12 but you may ask how was that out of context. The scripture starts at Psalms 91:1-9. As long as you are in good time with God, the angels will watch over you. Jesus was following the will of God by being in the desert.

Once Again, in Matthew 4:10 Jesus quotes scripture from Deuteronomy 6:13 to fend off the devil. If you quote the scriptures you will overcome the enemy. Because Jesus defeated the devil with the use of the scriptures, the angels came (Matthew 4:11).

If you can hold on to God's Word during struggles in life you will witness miracles.

We also learn that with a lack of understanding you can be defeated. In Acts 19:11-16 the chief priests, who at this time never believed Jesus was God, were defeated for their lack of faith and understanding.

The knowledge of Gods word will give you boldness to face anything. Be in the word daily. Study your scriptures. Don't forget to memorize your favorites.