Freedom House Church and Healing Centre

Matsa Moments - Pastor Mike

The Hebrew word “Matsa” means to: find, meet, discover, encounter. It is used in Deuteronomy 4:29 where the Lord says, "But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Throughout Scripture, there is an invitation from God to find Him; He actually rewards those who diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6). To see God we must be looking for Him.

This blog is a journal of finding God - discovering who He is; learning more about His character and attributes, as I encounter Him in in His Word and world around me. These posts are theological reflections emerging out of a desire to understand how the Creator interacts with us, His creatures. Hopefully, through these you will see how the Ever-present Holy One also invites you to know Him more.


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  • Sep25Mon

    In word and deed

    September 25, 2023

    In word and deed

    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.   If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all...

  • Sep18Mon

    It's your turn

    September 18, 2023

    It’s your turn

    “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their...

  • Sep11Mon

    Strong Delusion

    September 11, 2023

    Strong Delusion

    “And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie”  (2Thess. 2:11)


    Hello Beloved Ones,

    Last Thursday friends of ours took us to see a play in Stratford called Grand Magic . It was a fascinating story of a washed-up magician that is able to fool a very proud,...

  • Sep4Mon

    Jesus: The Word of Life

    September 4, 2023

    Jesus: the Word of Life


    Hello beloved,

    Is it not amazing the power of one word. One word can bring encouragement or despair; fear or comfort, life or death. Think of some of these words you may have heard in your own life: rejected or accepted; loved or abandoned; alone or welcomed; healed or sick. One word can change everything! The...

  • Aug28Mon

    With our whole heart

    August 28, 2023

    With All your heart

    "Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. (NKJ 1 Samuel 12:24)


    Hello Saints of the Most High,


    There is a sad scene in the book of 1st Samuel chapter 8. It is encapsulated in the words of Yahweh to the prophet Samuel, “they have...

  • Aug21Mon

    His Love

    August 21, 2023

    His Love

    When darkness tries to roll over my bones

    When sorrow comes to steal the joy I own

    When brokenness and pain is all I know

    I won't be shaken, no, I won't be shaken

    Shame no longer has a place to hide

    And I am not a captive to the lies

    I'm not afraid to leave my past behind

    Oh, I won't be shaken, no, I won't be shaken

    (Verses 1 and 2 from...

  • Aug14Mon

    Walking in the truth

    August 14, 2023

    Walking in the Truth

    It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth,

    just as the Father commanded us.( 2 John 1:4)


    (Take a moment to read 2John)

    Hello Beloved!

    I am praising God today for all the people in my life that are an encouragement because of their walk in the truth! The last few years of our...

  • Aug7Mon

    The Test

    August 7, 2023

    The Test  

    Hello Saints,

    I’m at the age where many people around me are turning eighty or have been in their eighties for a while now. In Ontario, once you turn eighty, you have to submit to a driver’s test in order to have your permit to drive renewed. For many in my life who have reached this milestone, as if realizing one is...

  • Jul31Mon

    Teach me

    July 31, 2023

    Teach Me

    Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground .”(Psalm 143:10)

    “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me,

    for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. ” (Psalm 25:4-5) 

    Hello Holy Ones,

    One of the...

  • Jul24Mon

    Yahweh Shalom - The Lord is Peace

    July 24, 2023

    Yahweh-Shalom – The Lord is Peace

    Hello Victorious Ones,

    The story of Gideon in Judges 6 thru 8 is always an amazing read. It is a representation of the littleness of man, and the awesomeness of God. Chapter 7 is one of my favorite reads. Whenever I need a spiritual boost to know that God is with me, I seem to eventually end up at Judges...