I confess I am judgmental! – Part 1

January 10, 2014 by  
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Judgmental

Once we make the decision to accept Jesus Christ into our hearts we embark upon an incredible “New Life” in Christ! It is important to know that this is a “Walk of Faith” that is not always easy. In the eyes of God we are ageless children always in need of our Savior. Each day we can decide to choose to embrace God’s principles for life and living or the ways of the world. This is why it is imperative that we each develop an ongoing up close and personal intimate relationship with the Lord through Jesus Christ.

God’s Word is our awe-inspiring “Life Manual!” Here is where we can glean a better understanding of God and the history of mankind. God has not left us alone to merely fend for ourselves. His Holy Spirit is the Comforter, Guide and Spiritual Teacher available to help us along the way upon this marvelous spiritual journey. As we grow spiritually we better understand what is expected of us! However it is important to keep in mind that it will, at times get a bit complicated. You will not always be understood or accepted. Things will not always work out as we expect. It is during these times we can better identify with those in the Word who have gone on before us. Trust God embrace your faith and know that in His time He will “work everything together for the GOOD!”

You will of course at times be thought of as being judgmental when you express what the Word says about life and living. Confronting others in love with Truth is par for the course. When you decide to stand on the Lord’s Word you will also often be thought of as thinking you are “holier than thou.” It is within these times we must again hold on to the profession of our faith and keep our focus on the Lord. We too must “walk the walk we talk about!”

The Word teaches us that confession is good for the soul. Therefore I want to confess to being judgmental. WOW! Now there I have said it! I have thought and pondered much about this. At this point in my life the fear of being misunderstood is not greater than my need to express this point. There truly is liberty in the Lord! I have determined that no matter how hard you try someone will misunderstand you anyway. So why not try to live to please God! I accept being judgmental. According to the Word of God we the saints are to judge. Say who!

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to the law before the unjust, and not go before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the small matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to life? If then ye have judgments of pertaining to this life set them to judge, who are least esteemed in the Church?” I Corinthians 6: 1-4 (KJV)

Having the Lord within our lives truly makes a difference. Does this mean that I think that I am always right? No of course not! It does mean that I do not have to make a judgment to determine what God has already said is wrong! We must study the Word of God so we can learn how to properly resolve conflict and disputes. God doesn not need us we all need Him and HIs Word! According to His Word we are taught that we must even learn to judge righteously. We should also be aware that the way in which we judge others is the way in which we too will be judged! I believe all of God’s Word! As members of God’s Church we all have a responsibility to abide by and uphold the principles of His Word. When we sincerely commit to “His Will & Way” our marriages, families and overall relationship dynamics will greatly improve. Christianity is meant to be a daily lifestyle where we who claim we are believers are supposed to be governed by the Word of God!

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Online Book Release Celebration! – “The Enchanting Legends Of Shiloh Mansion: the Young King”

October 9, 2013 by  
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The Enchanting Legends Of Shiloh Mansion: The Young King – Online Book Release Celebration!!!!!

You are invited to my Online Book Release Celebration. Please celebrate with me the release of my book, “The Enchanting Legends Of Shiloh Mansion:The Young King’. I hope you will come and watch the videos, read excerpts from the book, and enter the contest to win FREE PRIZES (Digital Camera,CD/DVD,Leather Cell Phone Cases, and more)!

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The Apostles Creed

February 22, 2011 by  
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What Do You BELIEVE?

THE APOSTLES CREED

I would like to share with you the APOSTLES CREED. It is such a wonderful and meaningful creed, which dates back as early as the 6th century. A half century after the last writings of the New Testament. It has been recorded in history that on the day of Pentecost directed by the HOLY SPIRIT the Apostles together composed this wonderful creed! It is the oldest of All creeds! It is said that each of the Apostles contributed to its composition. I personally think that it is a brilliantly written spirit filled “work of art.” It contains (12) twelve articles which affirms the Lord Jesus Christ and the TRUTH of GOD’s WORD!

Keep in mind that we have free access to the complete Holy Scriptures in the form of “The Bible” this was not the case in the earlier centuries. The Bible consists of the Old and the New Testaments. The Old Testament was written primarily originally in Hebrew and some in Aramaic. It was then translated to Greek! There are over 5,600 Greek Manuscripts to validate the New Testament!

Did you know that the Bible contains 1,189 chapters and 31.102 verses. It was written by over forty authors. The original manuscripts were not divided into chapters and verses. It was Cardinal Hugo de Sancto Caro who began this process in 1244 to about 1248. He at the same time was creating a concordance of the Latin Vulgate to help people have the ability to look up the scriptures. The modern version was revised by Stephen Langton an Archbishop of Canterbury in England. This was also used by the Wycliffe English version that was eventually circulated in 1382. The current system we use was first published in the Geneva Bible in 1560 prior to the King James Version which was published in 1611.

For many it has become a ritual that is simply repeated during worship . But if you listen attentively you will hear and see that it is so much more. It vividly gives one a great descriptive synopsis of Jesus’ origin and purpose in our lives.

The Apostle’s Creed is an affirmation of one’s FAITH! Before repeating one first is usually asked “What do you believe?” upon stating:

“I Believe in God the Father Almighty! The Maker of Heaven and Earth. And in Jesus Christ the only Son of our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit. Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified died and was buried. The third day He arose from the dead! And He ascended into Heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I Believe in the Holy Spirit! His Holy *Catholic Church! The Communion of saints and the Forgiveness of sins. The Resurrection of the body and LIFE everlasting. Amen!”

*Catholic meaning God’s universal worldwide Church!

I TRULY BELIEVE!!!

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JESUS = Jesus Enjoys Saving Us

JESUS = Jesus Enjoys Saving  US!

 

 

Christ Jesus and John the Baptist

Did you know that John wrote the book of John so that you would believe that “Jesus is the Christ!” The book of Luke starts out expounding on the joyful events that surrounded the birth of Jesus. Luke also tells us how Elizabeth’s unborn baby who was John the Baptist leaped in her womb. This took place at Elizabeth’s home when she was greeted by Mary while she was pregnant with Jesus. The Bible says; “ Elizabeth was immediately filled with the Holy Spirit.” Elizabeth told Mary. “Blessed are you among women and the child that you bear…..” many others shared in her joy. 

 

The Ascension of Christ Jesus! 

God the Father openly expresses how He was well pleased with Jesus! When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, heaven opened and the Spirit of God descended upon Him in the form of a dove. Jesus’ birth, life, crucifixion, death and resurrection was all for us! This is why we can have fellowship with His Holy Spirit. Do you know that Jesus wants to be the joy of your strength? Jesus Enjoyed Saving us! Do you know what joy means? It means to have a sense of well-being and gladness.

 

Jesus endured many unpleasant experiences. Between the time of Jesus’ earthly birth and His crucifixion many events took place. Jesus was raised in Nazareth. Nazareth was thought of as a place where nothing good could come out of. But, the Bible says “the child grew and became strong; He was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him.” It says that Jesus was obedient to His earthly parents. He was also obedient to His Heavenly Father. In spite of all the things that were going on around Jesus the presence of the Lord’s joy surrounded Him. Our Joy in Jesus is not contingent on someone or what’s going on around us. When you truly know Him as your Savior and Lord you too can experience unspeakable joy!

 

Luke ends describing  Jesus Christ’s beautiful  Ascension.  Gloriously rising into Heaven “He lifted up His hands and blessed” His disciples! The Bible says that they worshipped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.  In spite of what was going on about Jesus the presence of God’s joy was always  with Him.

 

 

The Joy of the Lord allows you to soar above the noise of the world!

Joy and Music are two wonderful gifts from God. We are able to express our inner feelings through them. Jesus did not die for us to live life unhappy, discontented and in bondage to sin. My wise Mother always told me “do not let people stop you from being who you are; because of who they are.” God really does have a better way for us to live. Jesus does not want you to have a yoyo existence. He wants you to have a consistent life.

 

GOD’S joy will give you the melodic ability to soar like an eagle above suffering, covetousness, jealousy, false accusations and mistreatment. Did you know that eagles are committed to their mate for life? Have you ever noticed how they can sit contently on a rock? While seemingly idle they are being internally refreshed and strengthened. Did you know that Jesus is a solid Rock? Nehemiah tells us, Jesus wants to be the joy of your strength. He wants His true believers to live out their faith and daily life in the presence of God.

 

Joy in Jesus will give you the ability to “Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”    Galatians 5 Jesus yoke is easy and His burdens are light. He even tells us if you are even insulted because of His name, that you are blessed! That the Spirit of God will rest upon you! God is so awesome! He is truly worthy of our praise!

 

Do you know what happens when Jesus is really not the center of your Joy? Do you know what happens when you do not really worship Him in Spirit and in Truth? You cannot manipulate or orchestrate the Spirit of the Lord! Have you ever wondered why things turn out the way they do sometimes? Revelations 3 says; “What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open.” He also says, “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my Word and have not denied my name…”

 

 

There is VICTORY in CHRIST  JESUS! 

Did you know that when you are obedient to God He will take care of those who oppose you?  That is if we are standing upon HIS TRUTH!  You can not curse what God has blessed! Halllelllujah Jesus!!!  You do not have to hem, haw and fight with anyone. But you do have to STAND upon  GOD’S WORD!  It is very important to keep in mind that absolutely nothing gets by God.

 

It is a reality that in life you will always be faced with some type of trouble.  We live in a Spiritual Warzone.  But the battle is not ours.  Keep  yourself adorned daily  in your Spiritual Armor. “Draw nigh to GOD and HE will draw nigh to you!”

 

Just know God will use any trouble or trial  to strengthen your character, faith and trust in Him! By remaining focused you can still experience His Joy.   However you must  actually BELIEVE,  TRUST & exercise YOUR FAITH in  GOD!   “But without Faith it is impossible to please  HIM;  For  he that cometh to GOD must believe  that HE is, and that HE is a rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM!”   Hebrews  11

 

You can have joy knowing the Lord in His time will reward you  and reward everyone  else for what they do.  With GOD’S help we can overcome evil WITH GOOD! Whether it is good or evil HE knows…   We serve an omniscient God! Isaiah 61 even says that God will give you “The oil of joy for mourning. The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. That they may be called trees of righteousness ….. Everlasting Joy shall be theirs!”

 

Do you really know who Jesus is? Do you really want to be made whole? Do you really want to experience His Joy? Begin seriously getting to know Jesus for yourself!  Spend time with the LORD in HIS WORD! Ask Him to give you today and every day, daily bread from heaven. Begin to put your trust and hope in God and not man.

 

The JOY  of the LORD is your strength!

“There is no greater Joy than to know that His children are walking in truth!” III John 1.   GOD knows when we are really walking in truth!   Commit to  begin to walk in Truth!  You will be able to experience God’s Joy regardless as to what is going on in the world.  Don’t follow after the masses. Follow Christ Jesus!   Remember He spoke everything into existence in Heaven and in earth.   He came to the earth and overcame sin, death and the grave so we could live better lives.  He rose from the grave with ALL POWER! 

 

Don’t compromise what  you is know is right  regardless as to what someone else says or does… The truth really does set you free! When Jesus returned to the Father He left His disciples with these words; “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete………” God really does have a better way for us to live.

GOD really does have a better way for us to live.
ABBA FATHER, THANK YOU FOR MAKING US COMPLETE IN YOU! CONTINUOUSLY GROWING EACH DAY IN YOUR GRACE, LOVE WISDOM & UNDERSTANDING…

Here is a little something I discovered while praising the Lord. Did you know that JESUS name has an acronym to remember, meaning? 

 

JESUS ENJOYS SAVING US!

J= Jesus

E= Enjoys

S= Saving

US =Us!

Has JESUS enjoyed saving you? If He hasn’t know, He is just a prayer away. Do you want to experience His unspeakable joy?  HE IS NEVER FAR FROM ANY OF US! Do you know Jesus really is coming back?   JESUS IS COMING BACK FOR HIS CHURCH!   Sincerely ask Him into your heart today.  Truly  having the LORD within your life will make all the difference in the world.  Jesus wants to walk with you each and everyday.

 

JESUS is able to  present you faultless.  HE CAME TO EARTH TO SAVE US! “Now unto HIM THAT IS ABLE TO KEEP YOU from falling and to present you before HIS glorious presence without fault and with great joy!”   Jude   Praise God!  &  Thank You Lord!  Begin to  live each day; ” TO GOD BE HE GLORY! ” 


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