Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Inc.

624 Torringford West St., PO Box 1201, Torrington, CT 06790-1201 Phone: 1-(860)-489-4137 Pastor: Rev. Daniel Bossidy

July 2010

Dear Friend, Greetings to you from everyone at the Full Gospel Lighthouse Church in Torrington, CT. The Bible says, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy” (Psalm 103:8). I have found that to be true over and over again! He has a never-ending supply of mercy towards people. In this psalm, David went on to say, “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him” (versus 10 & 11). I think everyone can say a big, “Amen!” to that! If God were to deal with us as we deal with each other the whole world would be a pile of ashes. No one would escape alive! But thank God He is merciful and kind to us, slow to anger and very gracious. He is not willing that any should perish but that all would come to repentance. There is a man that has come back to church after being away for many years. He is a good man but the way the world is going he needed more out of life than just a barbeque and a game. He found out his work place is laying people off this summer and it got him really thinking about his life. He decided to come back to church, give an offering, say a prayer and hope for the best. He really wasn’t expecting a lot. But during one church service he told the Lord whatever He wants of him he would give Him. And something happened: the Holy Spirit came upon him and he couldn’t help himself from crying and he suddenly became filled with the Spirit! The Holy Spirit completely changed him! It’s been a few weeks now and he is still walking in that victory. He testified the other night at church and quoted a couple of Scriptures he read recently that blessed him and stirred him to get closer to God. He now knows that Jesus died on the cross for him and not just the world in general. Unless you come to that place where you know Jesus died personally for you on the cross even the Word of God will have very little effect on you. But when you realize the Lord Jesus died for your sins and faults and errors and iniquities, there is no limit to what the Lord will reveal to you from His Word! There are experiences we can have with the Lord but unfortunately many people don’t have them because they don’t know they can have them. God didn’t just leave us out here on this planet to try to figure it all out on our own. He has a plan and purpose for your life which He will fulfill if you give Him your heart. He told us in His Word, “Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you” (James 4:8). He is very positive about that. There is no “maybe” there, or “possibly” in

this statement. I would rather put my faith in what the Bible says than in what others say, because over the years I have found that the Word of God is true. This is a definite promise to everyone who will receive it: “Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.” Nothing could be plainer than that! Many people facing impossible situations have taken hold of this one verse of Scripture and found the Lord to be very close to them in times of trouble. But He did not restrict it to just times of trouble. There is no time-limit on this promise. As a matter of fact, this verse is not a suggestion: it is definitely a command! Everything He is and has is at the disposal of those who will obey and draw nigh to God. The greatest blessing in my life is that I know Him because I did what He said. Another verse says, “The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth” (Psalm 145:18). The lone limitation on this verse is that He is nigh only to them that call upon Him. So why aren’t we calling upon Him? You can have the Lord draw near to you, and He can answer that prayer of yours, and, yes, He does love you as mush as anyone else! We are not given this gift because of anything we did, but God made this promise because of what the Lord Jesus did. Ephesians 2:13 says, “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” You actually honor God by recognizing what Jesus did on Calvary’s cross to bring you to God. So let’s take advantage of His grace and draw nigh to Him today! May God abundantly bless you today and always and please remember that our church is praying for you, that you will come to the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and be enriched by Him in everything to do His will. If you have a prayer request and would like us to believe God with you, please call us at 860-489-4137. If you don’t have a church you regularly attend I invite you to ours. We are the Full Gospel Lighthouse Church located at 624 Torringford West Street in Torrington, CT. Our schedule of services is Sunday at 10 AM and 7 PM, and Wednesday at 7:30 PM. Sincerely,

Rev. Daniel Bossidy P.S. Please remember to tune in to the “Word Of Light” television broadcast, hosted by my dear friend, Rev. Eleanor Kalinsky, pastor of the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church in Manchester, CT. It airs in Connecticut on your local ION T.V. station Wednesday at 10:30 AM.

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