Tuesday, October 27, 2015

There is a Treasure In You From the Lord "A Vessel Full of Power"

There is a Treasure In You From the Lord

"A Vessel Full of Power"

"Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me." (Psalms 129:2).  

Believers of Christ are troubled all around in every way.  Stressed and perplexed on all sides.  Wherever you are, whenever the time, whatsoever the occasion, from anybody, anywhere, and through anyone.  Forsaken by enemies, friends, and family, but never by God.  There will be fears within, and fightings without, but never left alone!

 "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecution, in distress for Christ's sake: for when I am weak then am I strong." (2 Corinthians 12:10).  For, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" (Romans 8:35).  "Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no head in the stalls:" (Habakkuk 3:17).  "Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:" ( 1 Peter 1:6).  "But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned," (2 Corinthians 6:4-6).  "For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day." (2 Corinthians 4:16).  The trials in ministry for the edification to the body of Christ's kingdom shall always abound.  Do not give up, and do not lose hope.

 Instead, take heart, and keep pressing on to what God has called you to do!  For you are made stronger in your time of weakness, you are comforted in your time of brokenness, and God is always with you in your land of despair.  You suffer as a counterpart to Christ's suffering that others may see Christ's resurrection and of grace in and from living in Jesus Christ!  "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." (Romans 5:3-5).  I leave you with a song that truly touched my heart.  It is called "The Corinthian Song."  I pray that God's grace and mercy continues to flow.  It is the remedy unto us all in times of fainting.  May God's love, and peace be unto you in abundance!!!  To Him be the glory!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...  

"The Corinthian Song"

I am troubled, yet not distressed,
Perplexed, but not in despair.
Cause I'm a vessel full of power,
With a treasure, none can compare.

Persecuted, but not forsaken,
Cast down, but not destroyed.
I'm a vessel full of holy ghost power
I've got a treasure, from the Lord.

Bruised and battered but not broken
Born in sin but from sin set free
'Cause I am a vessel, got a whole lot of power
I've got a treasure hidden in me.

So thank you father for your power
It has resurrected me.
Oh, the painful circumstances
That my poor soul could not flee.


Monday, October 12, 2015

The Valley of the Dry Bones

The Valley of the Dry Bones

"The spoken word brings restoration over a valley of dryness, and 
life over a desolate land."

"The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest. 4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord. 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone." (Ezekiel 37:1-7).


The word of the Lord brings life.  The breath of life that we breathe deep within our bosom is the same breath that fills our souls.  From the beginning, God brought all life into existence, and the creation of man by His very own breath, "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7).  God only spoke the word, and everything was so.  For, "In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1).  As our physical bodies cannot survive without the breath of life, indeed how much more we need to depend on God's word for our spiritual life.  Both are essential, and both are of God!  "The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life." (Job 33:4).  No other form of created power could do such a marvelous thing, than to give life its own existence.  Who has the power to give life, and to take it?  Who has the power to bring back from the dead?  Who has the power to give in full with all prosperity, and hope?  Only God can!  "The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. 7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifeth up."  (1 Samuel 2:6-7).  Only God alone can restore flesh to human bones, connect tissue to tissue,  and only God alone can cause them to live.  The Spirit of God is the wind, (the symbol of life), and it is represented by His quickening powers.  Disobedience and sin has caused death among the people.  The people were spiritually dead, and their bones lay desolate in a valley of dryness.  God hates sins, and He hides His face from it.  He is pure and He is holy.  "Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. 30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth." (Psalms 104:29-30).  So, Son of man, can these bone live?  O' Lord God, thou knowest!  "And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." (Revelation 7:14).  Washed in blood of the lamb, and by God's great power!  It is by God's power that the dry bones lived!  By God's power that He manifested himself through human flesh, and died paying the ultimate price for life!  By God's power are we able to confess and be saved.   By God's power there is a blessed hope!  By God's power there is restoration!  For, Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.  "And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed." (Joel 2:27). 

"And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. 9 Then said, he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, and exceeding great army.  11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cute off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord." (Ezekiel 37:8-14).

God's restoration is at hand in the land for His children, and nothing can separate His love for them.  "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8).  The valley of the dry bones tell about the true power, love and grace of God.  That even though we are dead in sin, He stills converts us to himself.  Prophesying the word, that we may live and have life.  Prophesying the word of the coming King of Kings!  Prophesying the word of His death and resurrection as our Savior!  Jesus Christ was resurrected in three days!  "And after three days and an half spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them." (Revelation 11:11).  That reverent fear, that is the fear of the Lord.  By that fear one can gain wisdom, knowledge and understanding.  The wisdom of not doing it, the knowledge of knowing not to do, and the understanding of why it should not be done.  But, by sin, there is death.  "Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth."  (Psalms 141:7).  Now, through the death of Christ, hope has now been restored, and the people who were dead, could now live.  

The same word, the breath of life that was spoken in the beginning of time is the same word whom came down in the flesh as Jesus Christ, to bring life back into that which was dead.  "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father;) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14).  Christ died on the cross and rose bringing hope and salvation to all.  That precious life!!!  As prophesied, to Ezekiel in a vision of dry bones, and through the resurrected Son, Jesus Christ, we are now delivered from sin.  He has put His spirit within us, and kept us by His power through faith, unto salvation.  "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?" (Jeremiah 32:27).  To God be the glory!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...      


Monday, September 21, 2015

Jesus Christ Is "The Great I Am"

Jesus Christ Is "The Great I Am"

I am, That I am,

I am, What I am,
I am, Who I am, and
I am, All that I am
Which is the inevitable Divine, and I alone "Is", "Was", and "To Come" the Almighty.

The Lord thy God is self-existing.  He is eternal, forever, and unchangeable.  He is incomprehensible, and unsearchable.  He is the beginning, the ending, and the in between.  The "I AM" of the Lord Jesus Christ, consists its meaning to, there is none other beside "Me".  I am all that there is!  I am that I am, and I will be that I will be, because, I am because I am!  What powerful words, from a powerful Almighty God!  "Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." (John 8:58).  The very same words that were made known unto Moses, are the the very same whom thus appeared in the physical as Jesus Christ.  For, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8).  He is the Great I am God incarnate, and the God whom manifested himself in the flesh and, thus the word became living all the way from the beginning.  "And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Issac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them." (Exodus 6:3).  "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was and which is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1:8).  

"Thus said the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of host; I am the first and I am the last; beside me there is no God." (Isaiah 44:6).  Jesus is the bread of life.  "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." (John 6:35).  Jesus is the bread of life from heaven.  "The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven." (John 6:41).  Jesus is the living bread.  "I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man shall eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which will give for the life of the world." (John 6:51).  Jesus is the light of the world.  "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." ( John 8:12).  Jesus bears witness of himself.  "I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me." (John 8:18).  Jesus is the door of the sheep.  "Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep." (John 10:7).  "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved and shall go in and out, and find pasture." (John 10:9).  Jesus is the good shepherd.  "I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine." (John 10:14).  Jesus is the only way. 

Jesus is the resurrection and the life.  "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" (John 11:25).  Jesus is the true vine.  "I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman." (John 15:1).  "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." (John 15:5).  I shall be, what I shall be for there is none other greater than me, and I Am the one who is soon to return.  The almighty God sits so high you can't go over him, so low you can't go under him, and so wide you can't go around him.  You must come in at the door to Jesus Christ.  He is indefinite, His love is infinite, and His kingdom is eternal!  He is the "Great I Am", and where He is, so I shall be!  To God be the glory!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...   

Thursday, September 10, 2015

God Is Unsearchable, Incomprehensible, and Unfathomable

God Is Unsearchable, Incomprehensible and Unfathomable

"The infinity of God is not mysterious, it is only unfathomable; not concealed, but incomprehensible; it is a clear infinity, the darkness of the pure unsearchable sea." - John Ruskin

Who can research, whom that is unsearchable?  Who can comprehend, whom that is incomprehensible?  Who can apprehend, whom that is unfathomable?  "Canst thou by searching find out God?  canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea."  - (Job 11:7).  "And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under the heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith." - (Ecclesiastes 1:13).  "Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?" (Ecclesiastes 7:13).  "Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number." - (Job 5:9).  Because, 

 "Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it." - (Ecclesiastes 8:17).  "As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all." - (Ecclesiastes 11:5).  "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (John 3:6).  "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." (John 3:8).  "All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me." - (Ecclesiastes 7:23).  "When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;" - (Psalms 73:16)

For the works of the Lord is not measurable, encyclopedic words cannot capture, and the wise cannot discern all what He has done.  His name shall be glorified, His wonders shall be pondered, and His goodness shall be honored throughout the end of time!!!  To God be the glory!  Ꭿℳℰℕ!

Have a blessed day dear friends...


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Knowing, and Having Christ Above All, Over All, More Than Anything Else

Knowing, and Having Christ Above All, Over All, More Than Anything Else

"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable  explanation is that I was made for another world." - C.S. Lewis

"Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon the earth that I desire beside thee." (Psalms 73:25).  "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;" (Philippians 3:8-10).  All worldly enjoyments, and outward privileges will soon be gone away with this ever perishing world.  But the love, and the gospel of Jesus Christ will be for an eternity!  What a joy to know that this world is not it!  We have so much more to look forward to than this!  There is a greater coming!  There is the blessed hope to all those whom believe in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ!  That He is the Son of God, and the only true way to be with the Father in heaven.   The sacrifices that you make to give it all up for the sake of Christ, are the ones that He delights in the most.  He feels your pain, He sees your struggles, and He counts your tears.  He will provide a much more better way than you can ever imagine!  He unconditionally loves you that much!  Are you willing to sacrifice, and suffer all to the one whom gave His all, including His life, for you?  No need to worry about things, because God will take care of all who diligently seek Him.  God will bless you more abundantly, so that you may help others along your journey.  God will supply all your needs, your wants, and grant you your desires if you delight in Him!  "But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God." (Acts 20:24).

"Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweith me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgement, and righteousness in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord." - (Jeremiah 9:23-24). 

And "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:" (2 Peter 1:3).  May the love of God fill your hearts, peace be unto you within your homesteads, and the joy of the Lord to lighten your paths.  To God be the glory!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Perfect Work of Patience

The Perfect Work of Patience

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith," (Galatians 5:22).

The purpose of tests in our lives is to perfect the endurance, or perseverance of patience.  And, with the perfecting of patience, there is an increase of our faith.  Our faith is in Jesus Christ, who is the author, and finisher of our faith.  But, "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:2).  To be the new creature in Christ, you must allow Him to work with you, through you, and in you.  "But let patience have her perfect work, that ye maybe perfect, and entire, wanting noting." (James 1:4).  The perfect work that God is to bring about, and mature within you, until the day of Jesus Christ.  It is not by your own hands that this work is done, but the Lord's.  "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands." (Psalms 138:8).  And, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:" (Philippians 1:6).  "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12).  And, "Let us there fore, as many as be perfect be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you." (Philippians 3:15).  

Once patience has been perfected, ye shall be entire, wanting nothing, because all is fulfilled in Christ Jesus.  He will be all that you ever want and need, because He is the supplier, and rewarder to all those whom seek Him!  "The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing." (Psalms 34:10).  Because, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." (Psalms 23:1).  There is no need to worry, or fear anything.  God is going to finish, what He started.

So, be "Patient", and allow God to do that "Perfect Work" so, that you "Want Nothing."  All things, and everything is by Him.  To God be the glory!!!  Ꭿℳℰℕ!

Have a blessed day dear friends...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jesus Is The Only Way

(Jesus Is The Only Way)

"Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6).  

"Jesus is the only way because the Bible says it to be true. Why? Because only He bridge the gap between God and man; there's no other way." - Norman Geisler

The remedies of a trouble mind in this world is to believe in Jesus Christ.  By believing in Christ, "Son of the Living God", is to accept that He is the only way to the Father in Heaven.  Jesus is the mediator, or the bridge, between God and man in which we can gain comfort.  All prayers, and requests are taken up by the Son to the Father, and by Him, through Him do we receive the blessings thereof.  Ꭿℳℰℕ!
To ease the pain of the sinful heart, Jesus welcomes all to believe in Him, and to leave your burdens down at the cross.  "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in god, believe also in me." (John 14:1).  God sees sin as sin.  There is not one sin greater than the other, unless it is blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, which cannot be forgiven.  All other sins are forgiven, and all have the opportunity to be cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb through acceptance, and repentance.  The four words to be stressed is "I Am", "The Way", "The Truth", and "The Life."  I am that I am, which is the way to the Father, by which we gain knowledge of His truth, that we can have everlasting life.  I AM: "Jesus said unto them, Verily, Verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." (John 8:58).  And, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1:8).  THE WAY: "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among me, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12).  THE TRUTH: "In the beginning was the Word, and Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God." (John 1:1-2).  "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14).  THE LIFE:
"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." (John 3:17).  Beloved!  There is only "One Way", and Jesus Christ is that way!!!  God sent His only son with love, that we may have life, and live!!!  "All the way to heaven is heaven, because Jesus said, "I am the way." - Catherine of Siena  To God be the glory!!!  

Have a blessed day dear friends...  

Monday, August 24, 2015

Where God Guides, God Will Provide!

Where God guides, He will also provide!!!  Ꭿℳℰℕ! “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” 2 Corinthians 9:8 ❤️

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Have Hope!!! Because, there is hope!!!

"Never lose hope, Beloved, possibilities lie within the impossibles." ❤️
“And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10:27). ❤️ Trust and have faith in Him!!!  Rely on His love, peace, presence, and protection.  Have hope!!!  Because there is hope!!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Pruning, and Purging

Pruning and Purging

"A rebirth out of spiritual adversity cause us to become new creatures." - James E. Faust

God loves us so unconditionally that he will prune and purge us that we can grow spiritually in Him.  After time, we become bogged down with sin, and God will remove those things that are dead within us, so, life can be manifested through us.  Trust the process, and not focus so much on the procedure.  Trust in God, and allow Him to have His way!  It may not feel good, but it is necessary for your spiritual growth.    

"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin." (Psalms 51:1-2).  "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." (Psalms 51:7).  "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me." (Psalms 51:10-11).  It is God whom does the "Good Work" in you!  He works in Grace, and works out the corruption of sin.  "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Philippians 2:13).  
What righteous can we say that we have of our own, unless it is the righteous by faith in God. "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" (Titus 3:5).  His love, grace, and mercy endures always!  "The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works." (Psalms 145:9).  So, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;" (Acts 3:19).  Our Heavenly Father encourages us to repent, because there is forgiveness, and free mercy through the acceptance of His son in Christ Jesus!  "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins." (Isaiah 43:25).  "I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee." (Isaiah 44:22).  How wonderful is the Lord thy God, who will wash sins, cleanse sins, forgive sins, and create us anew.  A God who sacrificed His only Son to be the Savior of the world, and only way to heaven.  A God that is holy and righteous whom with all His purity, can't stand the sight of iniquity, yet made a way for us to be saved.  Love!  Love!  Love!  An unconditional love like no other!!!  To God be the glory!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...       

Monday, August 17, 2015

Keep Hoping, Praying & Believing

Keep Hoping, Praying & Believing

As you travel down the highway of life, you will encounter many obstacles along the way.  On your journey you will have twist, turns, hills, and valleys that tend to slow you down from reaching your destination.  There are times you will make a wrong turn, and wind up going the wrong way.  Only, to find out in the end, that your way wasn't the right way at all in the beginning.  You pray, you have hope, and you believe, but the situations around you still stand.  You tend to get upset, try to fix the problem, and in it, you want to question God over things that are beyond your control.  You start reasoning with yourself, allowing worry and doubt to take root in your heart.  "Why did this have to happen this way?", "Why did this have to happen to me?"  As you go through, know God is in head of everything, and His ways exceeds ours.  "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9).   You may not understand it now, but in time you will.  So, keep hoping, praying and believing.  Before everything is over, you may go through a domino effect of problems.  You may start off with a flat tire on Monday, run off the road on Tuesday, engine overheats on Wednesday, get side swiped on Thursday, car won't start on Friday, and before the week is out, you run out of gas on Saturday.  Still, keep hoping, praying and believing.  You may have had the whole trip mapped out.  You may have had a certain time that you wanted to reach your goal, but things didn't go the way you planned.  Remember, God always has something better for us in the end, and His way will bring peace. 
"For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off." (Proverbs 23:18).  Through it all, God tells us to "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." (Deuteronomy 31:6).  Keep hoping, praying and believing.  Always have faith, and remain hopeful.  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1). 
Through the good and the bad, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6).  Always "Pray without ceasing. In ever thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."  (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18).  Have faith and believe in what you have prayed for.  "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:" (Matthew 7:7).  "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." (Matthew 21:22).  Keep hoping and never give up.  Keep praying, and know that God can.  Keep believing that God can and that God will.  May peace abound in you all that you keep "Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;" (Romans 12:12).  Open your heart, listen to the voice of God, and He will renew your strength.  The journey will become easier once you allow Jesus to be the head of your life.  "I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:" (Isaiah 45:2).  And,
The storms on the highway of life will be over, and soon a distant memory of the past.  You will look back and appreciate all that happened when it did.  "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard"  Stay focused on Jesus Christ, and the heavenly things that are beyond this earth.  Keep hoping, praying and believing!!!  To God be the glory!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The All Wise, The All Knowing Almighty!

The All Wise, The All Knowing Almighty!

"Since God is infinite and wise, He must be infinitely wise:  This is called omnisapience.  So as applied to God, wisdom refers to His unerring ability to choose the best means to accomplish the best ends.  As such, God wisdom is written in several other attributes: His omniscience provides the knowledge for His wise choices; His omnibenevolence assures that they will be good choices; and His omnipotence enables Him to achieve His ends by the means He chooses." - Dr. Norman Geisler 

Who is wiser than you Lord?  Who is all-knowing, and who is all-powerful?  No one but you!!!  "Then beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it." (Ecclesiastes 8:17).  "The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?" (Jeremiah 8:9).  "At the time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes." (Matthew 11:25).  "Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?" (1 Corinthians 1:20).  
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;" (1 Corinthians 1:27).  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness."  (1 Corinthians 3:19).  No, not one, is wiser than the He, not no one wiser than the Almighty!!!  " O the depth of the riches both of wisdom and the knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen." (Romans 11:33-36).  To God be the Glory!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Love The Lord Your God

Love The Lord Your God

"And thou shalt love the Lord they God with all thine heart, and with all they soul, and with all thy might." (Deuteronomy 6:5)

"God loves us.  We must not be afraid to love him.  The faith is professed with the lips and with the heart, through words and through love." - Pope Francis  

We must love God in the strongest manner we are capable of loving.  We are to love God always, at all times, and on all accounts, for everything He has done for us.  To "Love The Lord Your God", with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy strength, and with all thy might.  "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:37-39).  Loving God wholeheartedly by the means of obeying Him, serving Him, and the love of His people.  "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have love you." (John 15:12).  But, by knowing that the act of love is a will to do, and not just a means to say.  That if we place love in our hearts, Jesus said, "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:14-15).  When we do the will of God, and follow His commands we are no longer servants unto Him, but we are His friends.  "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you." (John 15:14-15).  For the Father, whom loves us so unconditionally sent His only son to die for us, that through Him we may experience His presence, peace, and power!!!  "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." (John 14:23).  To each and every person whom confess that Jesus is Lord, will be saved!  They will be given the Comforter, who provides comfort, a waymaker, who makes a way, a peacemaker in the midst of a storm, and a guiding light, that will lead you from day to day.  It is impossible for Christians to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and might due to the sinful nature of the heart.   That is why God sent His only son to die for us so that we may accept Him, and be cleansed from sin.  When we accept Jesus as our Lord and savior, we are given the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit whom dwells within all the hearts of those who are redeemed, otherwise we wouldn't be able to love God to any degree.  God's love for each and every person is so great!!!  God's love is a powerful essence!!!  So powerful, that mere words cannot fathom the sensation His love brings!  There is truly no other love greater than it.  Because 

In most instances our love and affection for God grows more instensly with His faithfulness to us during our trials, and tribulations.  Over time, we witness His love, grace, mercy, compassion, holiness, righteousness, and His hatred to sin.  When we seek God, and take serious to the command to love Him, we are then consumed with the things of God.  We will become eager to learn God's word, to pray, eager to obey, honor Him, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others.  The love of God will mature, to the glory of God.
  "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is on Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy god with all they heart, and with all thy soul, and with all they mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  There is none other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:29-31).  To God be the Glory!!!  

Have a blessed day dear friends...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

All Belongs To God

All Belongs To God

"Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name." (1 Chronicles 29:12-13)

"The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof'; the world, and they that dwell therein." (Psalms 24:1).  "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast." (Psalms 33:6-9).  "The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them." (Psalms 89:11).  

"For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof." (1 Corinthians 10:26).  Blessed Be The Name of the Lord!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

An Unquenchable Love

An Unquenchable Love

"A love that last forever, sealed within mine heart.  A flame that burns moreover, neither floods can quench or part!" 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Choose To Walk In Love

Choose To Walk In Love

"Love As The Creator Loves"

I have learned that people fear what they don't understand.  The lack of knowledge plays a major role with a lot of the disagreements, and arguments we have.  The enemy thrives where there is a lot of confusion.  He also thrives where there is the lack of love.  For, God is love!  "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him." (1 John 4:16).  For, He is the creator, and sustainer of love.  All believers are to be vessels of God's love and light!  For, it is He who shines within us!  Love and light can drive out all powers of evil.  Hate begets hate, and evil begets evil.  We cannot cure the other with same thing!
 We need more love circulating in the world.  "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:" (Ephesians 4:31).  But, "With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forebearing one another in love;" (Ephesians 4:2).  Speaking with love, and through love we should "Choose To Walk In Love."  To forgive as God has forgiven you.  To show mercy, as mercy was shown unto you, to treat others, as God would treat them, and to see people as God sees them.  God sees everyone as His own treasures, so we should be cautious of how we treat them.  Look at others as Jesus would look at them.  Let us be guided by the spirit, and not to trust our own judgments.  "For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. (Philippians 2:21).  Even when we have the best intentions in our heart, it doesn't mean they are always the right ones.  Do everything in love, and place love everywhere.  Guide others in love, teach others in love, correct others in love, and reproof one another in love.  "And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour." (Ephesians 5:2)

We can't change anyone, only God can.  So, we should leave it in His hands!  We can do a lot for someone just by loving them.  There is nothing that is happening that should be a surprise, because of the times we are in.  "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." (Matthew 24:12).  That is why I will, "Choose To Walk In Love."  Because...
 We should always be in continual prayer for those who have not repented, and turned away from sin.  So, let us walk in unity with another, spreading the love, and gospel of Jesus Christ."  Everyone has the right to the tree of life, and all have a chance to be freed.  Walk in love, and love as the creator loves!  Let us be together on one accord, to edify, and build up the body of Christ in preparation for the kingdom.  "If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die." - Maya Angelou.  Let us sing praises unto Him together, and lift His holy name!  Jesus said, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me."  (John 12:32).  To God Be The Glory!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...    

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

God's Love & Mercy Endures Forever

God's Love & Mercy Endures Forever

"O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble." (Isaiah 33:2).

 "Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely.  Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly.  Though we may feel lost and without compass, God's love encompass us completely." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

 God's love surpasses anything, and everything.  There is no other love higher or greater than the creator's!!!  For, "The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy." (Psalms 103:8).  What would become of us, if God truly dealt with us!  The enemy would want nothing more than to take us, devour, and destroy us.  He is not playing with us, so, why do we play with God?  For, "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is they faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23).  The moment we rise up, the Lord clothes us with fresh graces and mercies.  How amazingly wonderful God is!!!  "Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he deligheth in mercy." (Micah 7:18).  My heart will continuously rejoice in Him, praise Him, honor Him, and worship Him!  If it wasn't for God's love, grace, and mercy; I don't know where I would I be!!!  "For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations." (Psalms 100:5).  May all His people sing praises unto Him!!!  I say again...

"O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever." (Psalms 136:2-4).  To God be the glory!!!

Have a blessed day dear friends...