~ Cleansing us from sin is the business of the Holy Spirit ~

 

 

~ Cleansing us from sin is the business of the Holy Spirit ~

 

SALVATION is beautiful. However, as believers none of us are exempt from sin.  We are all “SAVED” by GOD’S grace. But what makes us  different  is we as believers have been given the gift of God’s precious  Holy Spirit that dwells within us. We are to ask God to fill us whenever necessary.

 

Our body is a Temple where His Holy Spirit, His Comforter resides.  His Spirit is the keeper and restorer of our souls.  And the Holy Spirit has cleansing power and  is able to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. “I  AM THE TRUE VINE, AND MY FATHER IS THE HUSBAND MAN.  EVERY BRANCH IN ME that beareth not fruit He taketh away. AND EVERY BRANCH THAT BEARETH FRUIT, HE PURGETH IT, THAT IT MAY BRING FORTH MORE FRUIT.    NOW YE ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I  HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU.  ABIDE IN ME, AND I IN YOU…” JOHN 15

 

 

Christ Jesus has imputed His righteousness to us. There is genuine grace, joy, peace, security & significance in the Lord. For this we can be thankful.  It is important to make God a priority.   For He can keep us on the Narrow Path.  It is the road less traveled.  There is much going on in the world today.  Make sure you set aside some time with the Lord in His Word and allow Him to direct your path. 

 

 

“We are to be in the world but not of the world.”

 

 

And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove  what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”   Romans 12

 

GOD KNOWS HIS OWN!

 

We as believers  learn to sin less as we daily  “Walk in the Light.”  God’s Word is more than able. “Thy WORD is  a Lamp unto my feet and a Light unto my path. I Have sworn, and I will keep thy righteous judgments.”  Psalm 119  We are without excuse.  For God is always willing and ready to help us in any and every situation. Therefore, we should readily REPENT whenever we realize that we have sinned.  For sin keeps us separated from God. This is true if it is by commission or omission.   We are to actually embrace and daily live by His Word as His people.

 

 

“Draw nigh to GOD and HE will draw nigh to you!” 

We, God’s  people  from all over the world who have truly accepted Christ Jesus into our hearts as our Lord and Savior make up God’s universal Church.   There are many places of worship throughout  the world where we can gather together and worship, thank  and praise God.  God knows whenever our worship is sincere. Worship is a time to recognize GOD for for who HE is, and what HE means to us.  A sacred time  to reverence HIM!!! 

 

 

God has only (1) one CHURCH. We should  always honor God and “Worship  Him in Spirit and in TRUTH!”  Know that God is forever omnipresent. Therefore, we can call upon our Lord and Savior Jesus to help us at anytime and anywhere.  He is our Almighty  Sovereign God,  and He is omnipresent.  “What a mighty GOD we serve!” We know not the hour or the day?  However, we are to daily live as though we are expecting Christ Jesus to return at any time. 

 

 

We do not demand  GOD to do whatever we want.

 

We can pray (talk to GOD) wherever we are 24/7.  Keep in mind His Holy Spirit can keep and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Therefore, we should always approach God in a respectful manner. Such as: “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name…”  For God is not a man nor a  genie.  As God, we should always reverence Him. We are to daily exalt God!  Each day is an opportunity to build an ongoing, personal intimate, up close  transparent relationship  with Him.  God already knows what we are going to say or what we all think. Therefore, we do not simply demand Him to do whatever we ask. But as men, women and children of God we are to share, preach, teach, proclaim and daily  live out loud His Word!   He is our Creator & Maker. We can always & forever trust  God and His Word. For God has promised to “Supply all of our need according to HIS riches in Glory by Christ Jesus!” Philippians 4

 

 

Unbelievers are encouraged to get to know GOD

 

As for the unbelievers who have not accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are to encourage them to embrace the Truth of God’s Word. But we must first believe HIS WORD ourselves.  We are to demonstrate our faith and belief in God by the manner in which we live and approach life.  For those who oppose the Word we are to be living examples.  We do not have to argue or force GOD’S WORD upon anyone. However, we should know  that The WORD of GOD is HIS infallible  TRUTH! ” In  God we have been given much liberty.  But we are also accountable to Him.  We have a responsibility to the LORD to be a daily reflection of Him to the unbelievers of this world. 

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JESUS IS Coming Soon! IF HE Came Today; Are You Ready?

A Valid Prophecy

The Book of Revelation is quite an interesting, intriguing narrative account of the grand finale! Bursting at the seam it encompasses a great wealth of relative, similar, prophetic symbolism that is also found in the Books of Daniel and Zechariah. It is in Revelation that John shares his many quite extraordinary, remarkable visions. John endured a lot of persecution because of his faith and belief in Jesus Christ. It is here on the rocky island of Patmos John was exiled because he would not worship the pagan image of emperor Domitian.

What is so amazing there was improvement needed in each of the churches. John writes to the churches to help them get themselves in order. When John is writing he is writing to GOD’S entire CHURCH all throughout each city. He is obedient to make known what the Lord has given him to share. He candidly and transparently writes to the Church in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Tyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and unto Laodicea. He warns them and tells them what is to come. He tells them to take head to what he is saying.

The Apostle John was a leader of the Church in Rome. He was placed on the rocky Isle of Patmos to be put to shame. He was isolated or rather banished because of His strong belief and testimony in Christ Jesus. The irony of this is John was so very deeply rooted and inspired by GOD. Therefore he did not allow his physicality to hinder him from being a yielded vessel to the Lord. He was well aware of GOD’S OMNIPRESENCE! No doubt he learned first hand “to be in the world but not of the world” Here on Patmos the Lord gave the Apostle John phenomenal vivid picturesque 3D visions of what was to come.

Revelation is a magnificent Book of Prophecy. It was shared and disbursed to the (7) seven Churches within Asia which was a province in the ancient Roman Empire. Today we and the Church at large down through the ages have continued to benefit greatly from Revelation and its intriguing spiritual wisdom. Always keep in mind that seven is the number of completion.

The beauty of the Lord is He does sometime require that we disengage from the world. But never isolate ourselves from Him. “Draw nigh to GOD and HE will draw nigh to you!” Most writers or scribes are accustomed to spending time away in order to bring forth a message. God did not make any of us to be robots. He who in the fullness of His sovereign power allows us to choose. It is wise to spend time in the presence of the LORD! He sharpens and refines our discernment. As we grow in the grace and wisdom of the Lord we become more aware of who He is. The incredible thing about the Lord is we are never away from HIS OMNIPRESENCE.

Scores of readers shy away from reading Revelation and find some of its contents a bit disturbing. Others simply find it weird and even a bit irrational. However, when one looks closer through a spiritual lens you will discover that John truly and unselfishly intended to enlighten, inspire hope and encouragement in the midst of his own personal predicament. Revelation contains valid prophecy and a plethora of spiritual blessings.

The (7) Seven Churches

The person of Jesus Christ, His divine nature and character are transparently revealed in Revelation. Revelation comes from the Greek word apokalypsis, it means the unveiling of something that was previously unrevealed. The Apostle John saw amazing enlightening visions that he was instructed to write down while exiled to the Island of Patmos. He was directed by the Lord to send letters to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea they were within the province of Asia. Within these seven cities the Church had been established. Remember John had been exiled to Patmos for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Revelation has been described as one of the most complicated, intimidating Books in the Bible. One might pose the question; “Well if it is so complicated then why bother at all to read Revelation?” First and foremost because it is the inspired Word of God. John gives us a profound reason to persevere through its contents. One must certainly solicit the aid and assistance of the Holy Spirit to open your spiritual ears for any lucid clarity. John himself really answers that question earlier on. He tells us that “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take it to heart what is written in it, because the time is near…”

The Apostle John astutely reinforces the fact that Jesus Christ is Lord! Everything was spoken into existence by Him and He is the Head of GOD’S CHURCH! He lived here on earth as the Son of GOD and He is the KING of Kings and the LORD of Lords.

CHRIST JESUS: THE WORD IN SINLESS FLESH

Here in Revelation we are reminded that Jesus created all things and all things are subject to Him. This was also confirmed in Colossians 1 & John 1. This further helps one to understand why Jesus humbled Himself, and actually became the “Word in Sinless Flesh.” It was out of obedience to the will of the Father that JESUS came to earth from Heaven. He Lived a disciplined sinless life and overcame sin in the flesh. He was heinously beaten, persecuted and slandered. He was crucified upon the cross, died, then arose gloriously with all power. CHRIST JESUS BECAME THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE and died for the sins of the world! Here we learn the immense significance of His amazing position as the “Lamb of God.” He once and for all gave His life. For those who believe this is the GOSPEL the “GOOD NEWS!” Just by knowing who we are in Him helps us to live or can help us to live victoriously as John did despite his situation and what was happening in the world!

Essentially our purpose for life and living is to discover GOD as our CREATOR and MAKER. To seek Him above everything else. We as believers belong to GOD. Therefore, we must accept CHRIST JESUS into our hearts as our LORD & SAVIOR! For we who are believers have been purchased with His Blood. GOD bestows upon us the precious “GIFT” of HIS HOLY SPIRIT; HIS COMFORTER TO LEAD US to ALL TRUTH! We must always keep in mind that The CHURCH belongs to HIM. CHRIST JESUS IS THE HEAD OF HIS CHURCH & HIS CHURCH IS HIS BRIDE!

Revelation contains an affluent wealth of prophetic visions that stretches one’s imagination to think far beyond the surface. To ponder and launch out into the deep where one’s faith or lack thereof becomes apparent. John goes on to describe the events on a scroll to be sent to the seven (7) cities where the Church was established. The seven (7) Spirits are the eyes of God which are spiritual facets of God’s Holy Spirit. The seven (7) gold lampstands represent the Church. To each of them he has some very specific and interesting comments. Take some time and see where your congregation of choice is? “He who has an ear, let Him hear what the Spirit says to the Church.”

It is important today in this 21st century to be mindful that the scriptures are being fulfilled. GOD’S WORD IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! God wants us to have an intimate daily personal relationship with Him. He is the Most High God above Him is no other! It is important to know the Lord’s Word for yourself. This way you “will no longer be infants tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming…” as expressed in Ephesians 4.

Ongoing Spiritual Warfare

It is here in Revelation that we are reminded of the ongoing spiritual warfare that was and has continued to go on within and against God’s Church. Keep in mind when Revelation was written the many large, small, storefront and or mega buildings where the Church comes together for worship did not exist. We are to worship God daily. Yes we can come together to worship. With two, three, a few, many or a multitude… We the people are GOD’S CHURCH not the buildings we gather together in. When CHRIST returns we will be “CAUGHT UP TOGETHER WITH THEM in the CLOUDS to MEET THE LORD in the AIR. SO SHALL WE FOREVER BE WITH HIM ” I Thessalonians 4

We live within a Spiritual warzone. The war between good and evil continues to divide God’s Church. This is again why it is so very important to have an intimate personal relationship with the Lord and know His Word. Revelation does not easily open its contents for one to readily embrace and understand. One must seek and call upon the Holy Spirit to keep you attentive. To continue through the many passages that requires a deep concentration and steadfastness through the many tumultuous interludes.This is also why it is so very important to worship the LORD “in SPIRIT and in TRUTH” whenever or wherever you worship; GOD indeed, is always truly worthy of our sincere praise!

All in all Revelation major overtones reassures us that our HOPE and TRUST must be in the Lord. John clearly reminds us that GOD alone, gave His only Begotten Son to redeem us from the clutches of sin and death and insure our access to eternal life!

Seven (7) is the Number of Completion

It is through Adam & Eve that sin and death entered our existence. During one’s mesmerizing safaric enlightening journey through Revelation there are many turns and unexpected surprises. Vivid, veracious scenes depicting the seven (7) seals, seven (7) trumpets, scrolls, exotic creatures, dragons and angels, seven (7) plagues and seven (7) bowls of God’s wrath, and a wondrous plethora of rare precious gemstones and so much more… Here in Revelation there is also a wonderful vision magnificently illustrating the joy and honor for being invited to the great wedding supper.

SEVEN (7) is the number of COMPLETION! It is within the LORD we can become complete. Everything we will ever need for life, daily living & eternal life we can discover in Him. The KING of Kings and the LORD of Lords emerges and gives us a marvelous glimpse of what Heaven is like. Always keep in mind; It is through Jesus Christ’s love for us, His birth, sinless life, crucifixion, death and resurrection that we have been redeemed and given the gift of eternal life. Within the power of His Glorious Resurrection is our Eternal Hope!

What has been happening within our country and throughout this world…

Yes, our country had a dreadful economic crisis, and property values plummeted and are now slowly rising. Extreme climatic weather conditions worldwide have been occurring. A multiplicity of extreme devastating forest fires persist. And yes, we are also experiencing the collateral damage of this Pandemic Coronavirus all over the world… Millions have been globally impacted. Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives and many have despairingly suffered. Things on the earth will never be quite as they were. As long as there are human beings on earth we can expect something…

In His time the Lord will restore whatever has been unjustly taken from us. God always has something better in store. He will also strengthen and solidify your trust in Him as we embrace and apply His Word to our daily lives… With the Lord nothing is ever really lost it is often shifted to another form or location or held in abeyance momentarily. Know that God never has a recession in Heaven or earth. The earth and everything in it is His! He so graciously allows us here on earth to momentarily partake in His many blessings. Everything really does belongs to Him!


There is much spiritual warfare going on to undermine the principles of God. Look all around and see the things that have happened contrary to His Word! The Supreme Court even voted against the WORD of GOD in favor of “same sex unions.”


Yes there has been is a plethora of foreign and domestic terrorism. There is also a resurgence of racial discrimination, systemic racism, racial profiling, violation of privacy as well as escalating of the many varied and random senseless shootings…

Yes, let us be ever mindful of the earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, fires flooding, mudslides, rain, sleet, snow, fierce winds, storms, tsunamis and various horrendous extreme climatic weather conditions. The massive destructive heinous fires as well. Many lives, homes, businesses, possessions and sanctuaries have been lost. Pray for those who are going through and for those who continue to experience the repercussions of the aftermath from all of the various storms. In times like these we need a Savior.

We must learn to keep our focus upon the Lord!


Let us not overlook the scandalous political forum that persists. It is clear that the WORD of GOD is being fulfilled for some of everything is going on. Pandora’s Box has lost its lid.

All of this serves to confirm the authenticity of God’s Word! There is yet more to come.

It is so very important to spend some time daily in the Word of God! Pray for discernment so you can better discern what time it is. God has forewarned is to live each day as though the Lord were going to return.

The Angel in REVELATION speaks candidly to the Churches

In Revelation an angel of the Lord reminds us that “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord the God of the spirits and prophets, sent an angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.” God knows us from the inside out through and through. He knows the why, who what, and why not. You may not want to think about it but time is of the essence. Our entire lives are an open book to the Lord this is inclusive of everyone all over this entire universe!

It is important that we keep in mind that our life continues on throughout eternity. It is important that you know without doubt for sure where you will spend eternity! This is not based upon what someone says, thinks or does not say about you. It is based on His Word and knowing without a doubt that it is to Him you belong. “It is in Him we live and move have our being.”

Hear what His Spirit has to say “BLESSED are those who wash their robes, that they may go through the gates of the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehoods…”

Although Revelation may be difficult to comprehend at times, I want to encourage you to read on prayerfully. Remember the Word of God is like no other. It is “quick (alive) and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword…”Since it is so full of vibrant life, each time you take time to read it and glean it’s wisdom your spiritual ears and eyes are opened just that much more! You can learn something new each time. And yes most definitely, Revelation always keep in mind is a valid prophecy

If you have truly accepted Jesus Christ into your heart you have been granted the “GIFT” of Eternal Life in Heaven. God is your Father & Creator! But, have you really given some serious thought to what eternity will be like? Are you really living today to prepare to live with the Lord for eternity? Imagine The Word tells us that there will be no more, death, pain or sorrow!“GOD will wipe every tear from their eyes; AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there b an more pain. for the former things are passed away!” Revelation 21 For there will be ongoing praising & rejoicing...

It is important to realize when you truly are living for the Lord whatever you are going through its not over for you. It’s just temporary. REPENT! Have FAITH in GOD! In the end “WE WIN” GOD always has the last WORD! “These are the words of HIM who is HOLY and TRUE, who holds the KEY of DAVID, What HE opens NO ONE can shut, and what HE shuts NO ONE can open!”

GENESIS to REVELATION

The Bible starts with a marvelous story of Creation. Genesis records the Beginning. Revelation records the End. It concludes with the creation of a new heaven and earth in Revelation. Those who overcome through Jesus Christ will “stand firm in the end.” (evil will not be able to mimic itself as good and continue to deceive many…) We don’t know the day nor the hour but JESUS is coming soon!!! We can draw nigh to GOD everyday. For HE will draw nigh to you. We can also rest assured that CHRIST JESUS is coming back for those who have not already transitioned and gone on to Heaven! Yes; know there will be some who do not believe who will be “left behind.” YOU have a choice! Life is but a vapor. Your day of transitioning to the Lord can come any day… So, start preparing and living NOW EVERYDAY as though you really are expecting CHRIST JESUS to return TODAY!

The Promises of GOD will be fulfilled! HIS WORD will not return void.

In this world where disobedience, mistreatment, persecution, immorality, evil, lying, SPIRITUAL WARFARE and deception continue to rise and escalate… CHRIST JESUS OUR SAVIOR tells us to endure by FAITHTRUST HIM! In spite of how things appear. He really does ultimately have ALL things and everyone under His control! His message of Love, Repentance, Faith and Salvation are extended to ALL!

“THANK YOU HALLLELLLUJAH!”

HE IS The GOOD SHEPHERD! HE IS The “BRIGHT and MORNING STAR!” HE IS The GREAT; “I AM” and above HIM is no other! HE IS The ALPHA and The OMEGA THE BEGINNING AND THE END! THE FIRST & THE LAST! HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY! We CAN ALWAYS have HOPE and TRUST in THE LORD & HIS WORD! Therefore, LIVE EVERYDAY; “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!” & FOREVER BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!!!

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True Security & Significance is only found in the Lord!

REVELATION

Case Study of A Valid Prophecy

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Revelation is an incredibly mesmerizing book about the present, the future and what is to come. Here we can find HOPE for NOW and in the future! John prolifically writes as he shares his vociferously illuminating intense visions while horrendously banished to the isle of Patmos. At some point in time life as we know it will end. It may be hard to fathom but one day the Lord is going to put an end to evil. Jesus Christ will emerge in the clouds suddenly and victoriously!

“For the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven, with God and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” I Thessalonians 4.

HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?

Revelation is a powerfully complex book of prophecy. But how did it all begin anyway? Step back with me a bit to the very beginning. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the face of the deep, and the Spirit of the God was hovering over the waters. And God said, Let there be Light and there was Light. God saw that the Light was Good and He separated the Light from the darkness…” Genesis 1. (here you will find the rest of The Creation history) From the beginning of time Light was separated from the darkness!

“Then God said, “Let us make man in our own image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them…” Genesis 2. When God placed Adam in the garden with it was much freedom as well as dominion over the animals! He was told to work and take care of the land as well. Adam also named all the animals. No doubt that Adam was a genius of a man created, shaped and made alive by God himself. God told Adam; “You are free to eat from any tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” Genesis 2. God could have very well just not let Adam eat from the tree, but He gave Adam a choice. He did not make him a robot. Now we know God created the first man. NO! We did not evolve from apes or a “big bang!” Read on if you need more proof.

God decided it was not good for Adam to be alone so He made Eve. “But for the man there was not a suitable helper found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall in a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord made a woman from the rib He had taken out of man, and He brought her to man” Genesis 2. This is also verifies the first surgery. Truly God is the Doctor of doctors. He is the greatest physician ever! He made and therefore knows exactly what is necessary… Here as well is the first marriage. By the way, God’s design for marriage has not changed. Marriage is also the 1st institution God Made! One Man and one woman constitutes Holy Matrimony, which is marriage God’s Way!

Always keep in mind; God did not make us to be robots. From the very beginning God has given us the ability to choose. GOD IS LOVE and HE loves us. He gives us the freedom to learn how to love and live for Him! Here is a vital significant imperative life lesson. God adamantly told Adam “DO NOT” eat the fruit. Yet, Adam Choose to instead listen to Eve and went against what God said. The serpent, (satan) said to Eve “Did God really say, you must not really eat from the fruit in the garden?” Since the fruit was good and pleasing to the eyes and desirable Eve ate the fruit! Then gave some to Adam which he ate it as well… Here enters sin. The rest is history. Sin is anything that separates us from GOD! Time after time all throughout history in every subsequent generation when man does what God says “DO NOT” it always results in chaos! Instead satan makes one doubt what God really said. Or they simply choose to not listen and “do their own thing!” This is why it is so important to know the Word of God for yourself!!

Daily follow CHRIST JESUS!

Here in Revelation the last book in the Bible, we discover what happens when what we have come to know as “living,” will come to an end! Genesis is the beginning where it all started. There is so much in between. HEAVEN IS GOD’S THRONE and earth is GOD’S footstool. I suggest daily spending some time in the Word just getting to know more about life and many of the events that have taken place. There is nothing more important in life than to build an ongoing relationship with the Lord! GOD is the source of every good and perfect gift! HIS WORD; The Scriptures are powerful, “ALIVE” and full of godly spiritual wisdom!

BEWARE; For there have been many false prophesies

John in Revelation himself predicts Jesus’ announced return to the earth! It was erroneously predicted that the end of the world was coming in 2012. (PLEASE DO NOT TAKE HEED TO FALSE PROPHECY REGARDLESS OF WHO IT COMES FROM! ) Somewhere between December 21 and December 23 in 2012; it was said that there were going to be transformative events that would take place. It was thought; according to a Mayan long count calendar after 5,125 years the end of life as we now know it was to take place? It was believed that astronomical alignments combined with possible numerological formulas have contributed to this high probability of the end of the world event. Well it did not happen!

Another misinformed predictor, Patrick Geryl, a laboratory researcher erroneously believed as well that the end of life was slated for 2012. He even started a “survival group” of both men and women who shared his belief. Believing that we were due for catastrophic events he quit his job in preparation for this forthcoming event? He gathered a hoard of survival equipment. His group was building cement dwellings and caves…

He believed there would be nothing left? He predicted that “First, a polar reversal will cause the north to become the south and the sun to rise in the west. Shattering earthquakes, massive tidal waves and simultaneous volcanic eruptions will follow. Nuclear reactors will melt, buildings will crumble, and a cloud of volcanic dust will block out the sun for 40 years. Only the prepared would survive, Geryl said, and not even all of them…” There are many others throughout the world that shared his belief that the end was coming in 2012 a doomed apocalyptic event was inevitable” said Geryl. Not so! Well guess what the earth is still here. God has already told us that no one knows when the end come.

We can see through God’s Word that we are certainly in the latter end of the last days. (NO DOUBT THAT THE “PERILOUS DAYS” ARE UPON US. THERE IS MUCH MORE TURULENCE TO COME… ) Any & everything is going on that is contrary to God’s Word. This is why it is so very important to know the WORD of GOD for yourself. Pray for increased spiritual discernment!

Revelation is an excellent resource of prophecy. It is a series of profound prophetic visions it is the book of consummation. In the Greek the title of this text is called Apokalypsis Ioannnou = Revelation of John, which means “unveiling, disclosure or revelation” Revelations is noteworthy Apocalyptic literature. It is the most cryptic book in the Canon of Scriptures. What will the end be? Will it be a collision with a gargantuan galactic asteroid causing a colossal fire? Will it be a thermonuclear war? Will the ozone layer entirely deplete? What about the dreaded threat of global warming… NO one really knows!

Many others have also made predictions before and they have come and gone! We are still here! Despite all the various hypothetical possibilities no one knows when that time will be! But at some point the end will come. HOW DO WE KNOW THIS? because; GOD HAS SAID THIS IS SO! Know; this world is not our final destination, we are pilgrims passing through. John the Apostle announces and predicts Jesus’ return to the earth! He really gives us all some things to think about. Are you a believer? Really? How much time do you spend in the Word! Revelation is a good place for each of us to take time for personal private inventory. What if the Lord where to return today? What would you do or say? Is your house in order? Think about it; are you really ready to meet the Lord face to face?

WE CAN ALWAYS & FOREVER TRUST GOD & HIS WORD!

The Bible profoundly points to all the signs that will take place. At some point, time on this side of heaven, as we know it will be no more. Jesus’ second coming will be short and quick! This is what the Word says; “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, not the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill: one will be taken the other left.

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this; if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.” Matthew 24.

Regardless of what anyone says they cannot predict the end of time. Let if fall on a deaf ear. We are told to live each day as though the Lord was to return. Each one of us should really examine our lives to see if we are living in accordance with the Lord and daily applying His principles. I am sure we could all make some improvements. That is why the Lord still has us on this side of Heaven. We are mere bodies of breathing walking shaped formed dust. As long as we have breath in our bodies there is room for spiritual growth. Instead today numerous supposed believers look to the world and its influences for direction instead, and let it define for them what is right! They allow the ways of the world to influence their life and often dictate their lifestyle. In some case their worship and praise… Too many have allowed the world to shape and mold their lives, homes, careers as well as a lot of our worship services to the Lord! LORD HELP US!!!

Why GOD brought about the flood?

Let’s step back again and observe the events surrounding the first time the world was destroyed. As the population increased men laid aside God’s principles and did what they felt was right. “Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. He had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on the earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, I am going to put an end to all the people, for the earth is full of violence because of them. I am going to surely destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself and ark of cypress wood… Noah did everything the Lord commanded” Genesis 6.

Notice when Noah was building the ark it had never ever rained! During this time he was building the ark he was ridiculed and isolated all because; his dedication to the ways of the Lord. Because of his adherence to be obedient to the Lord Noah was thought to be quite strange? Imagine this, there were millions of people on the earth at the time. They did not really believe that the end was coming? Well it came. Yet, only Noah and His family actually survived the flood!

Each day prepare Your home to be an “Ark of Safety! ” Welcome the presence of the LORD within your home daily.

We do know the next time the end comes, it will not be another flood to end it all. We do not know what will happen or what king of plague or pestilence we will experience… Do you know hat the rainbow means? This is what the rainbow symbolizes to the believer committed to God’s Word“Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbows appear in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.” Genesis 9.

THE RAINBOW IS A SIGN OF GOD’S PROMISE!

If you are one of those who do not believe in satan or hell or his deception now is the time to read the Word of God. Regardless as to what some say in society; It is important to acknowledge that the rainbow is a sign to God’s people about HIS PROMISE to never again destroy the earth with a flood. I assure you; It has absolutely nothing to do with your sexual preference…

Do not be deceived. It is important to know from a Biblical perspective the rainbow has absolutely nothing to do with same sex relationships. God does not approve of any sexual infidelities! Adultery, fornication, incest as well as any and all types of sexual abuse all go against His principles… GOD SAYS; REPENT!!! God does sanction and bless marriage between a Man and a Woman. This is called; “HOLY MATRIMONY!” “FOR THIS RESON A MAN WILL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE UNITED TO HIS WIFE, AND THEY SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH, THE MAN AND THE WOMAN WHERE NAKED AND NOT ASHAMED…” Genesis 2 This is not about hate but about teaching, preaching and proclaiming the WORD of GOD! I suggest spending some time in the Word. I assure you; “Draw nigh to GOD and HE will draw nigh to you” GOD can deliver you from any sin and place you upon “The Narrow Path” that leads to HIM! God is quite clear about this. Please do not wait like those who drowned in the time of Noah because they did not believe it was going to rain and a flood was coming. It really happened!

GOD HAS GIVEN US SPIRITUAL AND MORAL BOUNDARIES

If you are truly saved you have no need to worry. But you still need to continue to draw closer to our Lord daily. God has given us some spiritual and moral boundaries to keep us safe! If you are not saved, do you want to be saved? Do you want your children saved? Your friends, neighbors & co workers? Take some time and read the Word for yourself. What is a few moments each day in comparison to an eternity of torment? For hell, is real!

Accept Christ Jesus as Lord & Savior into your heart today! Confess Your sins. Get in the world and seek out those who are sound, dedicated and strong in the FAITH! Jesus came to save us from sin reigning within our lives. He came to take back what satan stole; he continues to deceive many. Christ Jesus came that we might have and abundant life in everyway! Eternal life is a precious gift that can only come from Him. He is the only doorway to heaven there is no other way!

Hades is another name for hell in the Greek it is a place for the underworld. It is the place for the dead or again sheol. Jesus has power over the grave as well as the power to forgive sins. When he arose from the dead; He went down in the earth and released those who were being held captive. GOD is the Creator & Sustainer of life. Since He made life He can surely restore it. He raised his close friend Lazarus from the grave after being dead for four days! He also gave life back to many others… Please listen attentively with your spiritual ears. Witness the Power and Love of Jesus firsthand for yourself as told in HIS WORD:

“When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell at His feet and said, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in Spirit and troubled. Where have you laid him, He asked. “Come and see, Lord, they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!”

But some of them said, “Could not He who opened the eyes of the blind man kept this man from dying? Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave and a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone, He said. “But Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been here for four days.” Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if I believed, you would see the GLORY of GOD?”

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here. That they may believe that you sent me.” When He said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped in strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11.

CHRIST JESUS RETURN IS IMMEMINENT

Knowing that the Lord’s return is imminent and unexpected we should daily live in a continuing preparation mode. Seeking Him above all else! Be mindful of what and who attempts to attach themselves to You. God knows our hearts, thoughts, actions and desires. God knows who is pretending and who is not! In the end He will separate the wheat from the tares and His sheep from the goats. In His time, He will reveal the wolves in sheep clothing.

Jesus is coming back! Know this for sure… We can always have hope knowing that we belong to the Lord! In the meantime “be as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove.” Whenever we transition or at what point we leave earth we who truly believe live eternally with Him in Heaven! So get ready to soar with the Lord!!! He can help you rise above the things that come to hinder and oppress us. You can be confident of this when you have truly & sincerely accepted Christ Jesus as Lord into your heart through FAITH as your personal Savior we will live with Him through Eternity!

Like it or not there will also be eternal punishment in the lake of fire which is hell or Gehenna. This is where those who refuse to accept Jesus Christ and repent will spend eternity! The bible talks about sheol meaning the place of the dead “The grave snatches those who have sinned.” Job 24. It is named after a valley in Hinnom which is near Jerusalem. Here children were sacrificed by pagans in the fire to idol gods. II Kings 23. Abortion is a modern form of sacrificing babies! It is sad but true; Sad yet; Many children today are still sacrificed via abortionHell has an eternal fire prepared for satan and his imps or fallen angel. It is the final place of torment for the wicked. Revelation 20. If you are one of those who do not believe in satan or hell now is the time to read the Word of God! Do not wait like those who drowned in the time of Noah because they did not believe it was going to rain.

REPENT!!!

If you have ever doubted the power of the Lord and His compassion and His power over life and death… Doubt no more! This is an extraordinary astonishing miracle. The Word of God is full of marvelous miracles, practical wisdom and instructions for life and exuberant living. Jesus came and fulfilled His purpose on earth. The religious leaders sought to undermine His pure intentions. Because of this miracle even more people flocked to Jesus. They were intimidated even more so. Jesus exposed them for what they really were. Jesus never intended that we live rigid legalistic unhappy lives. He came to set us all free to live for HIM everyday!

However rather than repent and accept Jesus the religious leaders of ole instead elected to secretly plot against Him. They even used one of his very own disciples, to betray Him which resulted in Him being crucified. Praise be to GOD, from this He himself emerged victoriously as well! “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again..!” Luke 24.


JESUS rose with ALL POWER and has POWER over death and the grave! Know this; “It is better to obey GOD rather than man!” It is only in the Lord you can discover True Security & Significance!

WE ALL NEED JESUS CHRIST as OUR SAVIOR and LORD!

In order to be saved from sin reigning in our lives. It is so very important to remember He is the only Door to Heaven. There is NO Other way! God is loving, generous, kind and merciful and so much more… He is also a God of wrath. But know this; There is no going to Heaven without believing in HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. Jesus purpose on earth was to live a sinless life in the flesh, overcome sin & death and show others the Way to Salvation.

CHRIST JESUS earthly mission has been fulfilled! It is now our purpose in life is to embrace and live by God’s principles and show others the Way to Salvation through Jesus Christ! “HE IS the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE!” We have learned that Genesis records the authentic beginning of the Creation history of the Bible. The Bible starts in Paradise and it ends in Paradise! Revelation records the end; starting with a new glorious beginning in the magnificent Holy City, New Jerusalem!

Revelation describes the exquisite brilliant bravura Holy City that has twelve larger than life gates that are each made of one marvelous extraordinary ostentatious pearl. John describes the extravagant beauty to behold in New Jerusalem. The River of the Water of Life, is as clear as crystal and it flows from the throne of GOD and HIS LAMB JESUS CHRIST down the center of the Great Street of the Holy City. Here are brilliant streets that miraculously are made of translucent gold. (Read Revelation 21 for more details)

There is a total absence of any evil in the Holy City! There is no Temple because here the glorious Glory of God resides in our perfected Heavenly home. There is no more night, or need for the sun or moon for the LORD will radiate HIS marvelous Light! In HIM is NO darkness. Here in Heaven our Heavenly Father & His Son will rain through Eternity.

ALMIGHTY GOD IS SOVEREIGN HE IS TRULY OMNIPOTENT

No matter what happens on earth; God is Sovereign! We who believe have a marvelous astounding breathtaking eternal home awaiting at the appointed time! It is so much more, far beyond what our limited finite minds can ever imagine. Only God knows when that time will be! Let’s get busy living each day for the Lord! Revelation ends saying; “And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this book. He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon” AMEN! Come Lord Jesus. The grace of God be with HIS people. Amen!”

JESUS CHRIST second coming is sure and imminent it will be swift and sudden!!! Revelation is a Valid ProphecyCHRIST JESUS is the ALPHA and the OMEGA. HE IS the Beginning and the End. HE is KING of Kings. HE is LORD of Lords. HE is the MOST HIGH GOD! HE is the GREAT “I AM!” Forever & ever through eternity; Live Everyday; “To GOD Be The GLORY!”

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The Spiritually Profound Wisdom of an Ant

“ Go  to the ant thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise” Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

How long will thou sleep O sluggard? When will thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep.

So shall thy poverty come upon as one traveled, and thy want as an armed man.”  Proverbs 6 KJV

If you really want to truly be “BLESSED” spend some time with the Lord in His Word. Know that His blessings go far beyond material things. Your desire should be that He manifests & multiply the Fruit of His Spirit within you daily. Therefore it is always wise to: “Seek ye first His Kingdom & His Righteousness…” Above everything & everyone.

Make God a Top Priority in your daily life!

Blessed is the man/ woman that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his/her delight is in the law of the Lord; and in HIS law does he/ she meditate in day or night. “ Psalm 1 KJV

Ponder upon the illustration of the ant. Embrace the spiritual wisdom the Lord candidly provides. Know this; The Lord can do much with very little. He has given us and inner Guide which is His Holy Spirit, His Comforter to lead and guide us to all TRUTH! It is up to each of us individually to cultivate and build a daily ever increasing strong relationship with the Lord through His Word.

You can learn much from the ant. Be wise!

The ant is a spectacular intriguing insect. They are intelligent kingdom builders. Ants are prolific travelers and are found everywhere on the earth except in Antarctica and a few islands.  There are actually over 12,000 ant species according to National Geographic.   There are  at least (10) ten quadrillions of ants throughout the world.  Although they are very small they are super strong. They build mighty underground hidden complex fortresses.

A few facts about ants.

  1. The ant has no overseer, guide or ruler.   
  2. Ants can carry over 50 times their weight.
  3. Ants work together responsively to achieve a predetermined goal.
  4. The colony of ants consists of female workers who form what is called a formicary.
  5. The male ants have wings and they fly. Their function is to mate with the Queen ant.
  6. The queen ant can live up to 30 years.
  7. Ants feel by feet vibrations and send chemical messages to other ants through pheremones.

The Word of God gives us a prodigious example of how a sluggard can learn much from the ant.  A sluggard is a habitually lazy unproductive person.  He or she is encouraged to sleep less and take time to  go observe the ant to learn a vitally important life lesson.

The ant is an autonomous self-starter and proceeds to do whatever is necessary to accomplish their intended goal.  The ant has no overseer, guide or ruler. What is so interesting is the ant does whatever they need to do without a leader. They prepare ahead of time for whatever provisions they may need later on.  They constructively work together when or if needed to perform a task. As a colony they work effusively as a collective whole.

A sluggard by contrast sleeps and does not make preparations. They in fact major in being idle, wasteful, and accomplishing very little.   Therefore, due to their instability they can easily become impoverished and in constant flux or want.  

Thrive and strive to pace yourself and always seek a balance. Commit to being productive and living to please the Lord. As the Designer’s Original know He has a purpose and plan for your life. But it is your choice to pursue it.

Life is precious. Yesterday has passed and tomorrow is not promised. So keep pressing onward and upward seeking the will and way of the Lord.

The ant is actually known as the fastest mover in the animal kingdom. No wonder why the Word of God says; “ Consider her ways! “

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Spiritual Food For Thought & Spiritual Growth 10

~ Spiritual Food For Thought & Spiritual Growth! ~

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of The GOSPEL of CHRIST. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you STAND firm in one SPIRIT, contending as one man/woman for the FAITH of The GOSPEL without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be SAVED! ~ and that by GOD! For it has been granted to you on behalf of CHRIST not only to BELIEVE on HIM, but also to suffer for HIM, since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had and now hear that I still have.” Philippians 1 ~ WORD FOR TODAY ~

~ THOUGHT FOR TODAY ~

The Apostle Paul continuously encourages the believers to TRUST GOD and STAND upon HIS WORD! He does not seek to make anyone comfortable in sin. It was not his intent to allow them to become dependent upon him, but to be ever mindful of the LORD’S presence in their daily  life wherever they were. Accepting JESUS CHRIST into your heart does not mean that life will always be; “A bed of roses without thorns.” It is clear that Paul’s goal was to strengthen them in their walk with the LORD and encourage ALL believers to STAND firm upon the WORD of GOD if alone or together wherever they were.

God always has intended that “Christianity” be a daily lifestyle centered around Him. 

” HE IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE!” 

 

” Latter Day Spiritual Warfare”

There is much dissension within the CHURCH today in these “Latter days” over denominational differences and practices. The Spiritual Warfare has heightened.  Many embrace a liberal and somewhat lax approach to the WORD of GOD others are dogmatic, quite controlling and or legalistic. Some a bit comical and saturated with much worldliness. Some congregations have a somewhat cult like environment that encourages “group think” and exclusivity among their members. Quite often they idolize their buildings and worship  one another more than they worship GOD.  They are in many cases told who and who not to respond to. Unconditional acceptance is given to those who comply…  Some make it their top priority to impress others to join and want to increase membership, attendance, tithes & offerings.

 

“KNOW YE THAT YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF GOD!” 

 

LORD HELP US ALL!!!

 

 

PRAY FOR DISCERNMENT!

The majority, however, are very inviting to all yet still STAND firm on THE WORD… Therefore, one must be discerning & prayerful whenever or wherever in attendance. Be cognizant of what is going on around you. Study fervently and daily apply and embrace the Truth of God’s Word. Be attentive whenever the Word is going forth. Let this not “quench the Spirit” within you. “Yet simply, have an “exit ear” to the things that are contrary to sound doctrine. “PRAY without ceasing” ALL throughout worship and invite the presence of the LORD for ALL to benefit. KEEP YOUR FOCUS on the LORD!

 

“More GOSPEL; less gossip.” The “Last Days” are upon us.

“PREACH THE WORD; be prepared in every season and out of season; correct rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine. Instead to suit their own desires, they will gather teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the TRUTH and turn aside to myths. But you keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist …” II Timothy 2

 

” I will lift mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my Help. My Help cometh from the Lord which made Heaven and earth.” Psalm 121

THE CHURCH BELONGS TO GOD. THE CHURCH IS THE BRIDE OF CHRIST.  GOD’S CHURCH CONSISTS OF THOSE WHO HAVE ACCEPTED CHRIST JESUS INTO THEIR HEARTS AS THEIR SAVIOR & LORD.   HEAVEN IS GOD’S THRONE AND THE EARTH IS HIS FOOTSTOOL.  GOD IS PREPARING & CLEANSING HIS CHURCH TO PREPARE HER FOR THE COMING OF CHRIST JESUS! NO ONE KNOWS THE DAY OR THE HOUR HE ILL RETURN. THEREFORE WE ARE TO LIVE AS THOUGH WE ARE EXPECTATING HIM EVERYDAY!

CHRIST GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS CHURCH; “…THAT HE MIGHT PRESENT IT TO HIMSELF A GLORIOUS CHURCH, NOT HAVING SPOT OR WRINKLE, OR ANY SUCH THING; BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE HOLY AND WITHOUT BLEMISH…” EPHESIANS 5

 

We serve and all knowing omniscient God!

GOD is absolutely and totally aware of everything that has happened within HIS CHURCH. He knows ALL that is happening and ALL that will happen within HIS CHURCH. He also knows what is happening within ALL of our lives throughout this world. God is amazing! Nothing comes our way that He is not aware of, He either ordains it or allows it. In HIS time He works it all together for our good when we are “Called according to HIS purpose.” God wants to be a part of every area of our lives. Each day is a day to draw close to the Lord. To allow Him to manifest and multiply the Fruit of HIS Spirit within us.

 

 

It is important to STAND upon the WORD of GOD. Yes, there are times when we will be misunderstood… But so was CHRIST JESUS! Suffering is part of being a Believer. Know that GOD will bless us despite of what others do. They cannot undermine who we are in the eyes of the Lord. It is important to live your life daily to please God regardless of what others say or do.

 

WE CAN “STAND UPON GOD’S PROMISES” KNOWING THAT NO man, or woman ,nor anything can ever pluck us out of HIS HANDS! HOLY FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THE “SECURITY & SIGNIFICANCE” WE HAVE IN YOU!

 

When you STAND for what is RIGHT the LORD STANDS with You! “The gates of hell WILL NOT PREVAIL ” against the LORD’S CHURCH! Keep in mind that we the people are GOD’S TRUE CHURCH! Daily be adorned with  the spiritual  Armor of God. “BE GOD’S CHURCH EVERYDAY AND EVERYWHERE!” True unity in the SPIRIT is based upon our desire and determination to share and daily live out the infallible GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST!

~ LIVE EVERYDAY; “ TO GOD BE THE GLORY! ” ~

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Getting Your Joy Back! Part 5

Joy comes in the morning!

 

 

God’s Joy can sustain you!

When a trial comes you are still able to experience God’s Joy! As a matter of fact Isaiah says; “God will keep you in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on HIM.” In order for this to be so you must learn to Trust Him. This trust grows as you continuously develop an intimate personal relationship with Him. As you begin to think about God as the ultimate Father your possibilities are limitless. This is why it is so important to have the Lord in your life. As you focus upon Him while going through God will then give you His peace to go through the conflict. God is a God of PEACE and JOY!

 

Let the Lord put a song in your heart

God can meet you wherever you are!

Wherever you are God knows. I know that He can get you wherever you need to be.  So, If you are ever down and need a pick me up! PRAY! Then begin to actually put HIS WORD into practice. Praise and worship God regularly . I am beyond grateful for the Lord keeping me on the straight and Narrow Path.

 


God has uniquely designed each one of us. Everyone has a different testimony. But I am sure that there is some elements here in this song that is relatable. There is a song that I want to share with you. If you don’t have the strength ask Him for direction for He knows.   The Words here  are so profound and I am sure that wherever you are you will find some of  the words helpful. This is one of the worship songs from the “Gospel Music Workshop of America”

 

“I Got My Joy back.”

I got my Joy back. I got a new lease on life. I got my Joy back, down in my soul. Since I let Him have full control. I’ll will let nothing separate me from His Love again. He restored my Joy and revived my soul again! Just like the prodigal son. I found myself in the hog pen. Oh, you know how satan can dress up sin, satan will make wrong seem right. That’s why we’ve got to stay Prayed up, and Focused, and keep looking to the LIGHT!

 

 

God has been so good to me. I thought I was exempted from trials and tests. From a little child I’ve been abundantly blessed. Every materialistic thing, I wanted, My Mother had it for me there. But I Thank God she NEVER forgot to lead me to the House of Prayer. But when my test came, I stumbled, but I did not fall, I had the Holy Ghost, embedded within me. In God I did REJOICE. That He would lead me, and guide me, when I couldn’t see my way. Yes, He restored my JOY, and He revived my soul again!”

 

 

Through Christ Jesus you can do all things

 

I can truly say; “THE JOY of the LORD IS MY STRENGTH!” I know and realize that without the Lord I/we are nothing but just walking, breathing shaped formed dust. But Praise be to God He tells us through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus “we can do all things.”

 

GOD truly can give you; “HIS PEACE that surpasses the understanding of man!” Patience is not a hallmark of our society. Tolerance is, but this is not the same thing as patience. Patience comes from God. “BE STILL & KNOW!”  God’s grace is sufficient. Exercise your Faith knowing that; He is more than able in any and every situation. Yes, sometimes we will have to wait; Then like an eagle we can soar high above the clouds!  We can always and forever trust God & His Word!   Its time to move towards getting your JOY BACK!  

 

Remember;  GOD IS  FOREVER FAITHFUL & HE ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES!

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Getting Your Joy Back Part 4

HALLLELLLUJAH THANK YOU JESUS!!!

You can call upon Jesus 24/7. So if you are going through; You have to learn how to TRUST GOD! Life may try to take everything that you have, but TRUST GOD! It may try to take your health or take the health of your love ones, But TRUST GOD! It  may attempt to divide your home, your marriage and your family and  to uproot your children, But TRUST GOD! The enemy  may even try to take your life, But TRUST GOD! Always remember who you are in the Lord!

 

The prince of the power of  the air can not do anymore than God allows.  Therefore keep your focus upon God. Know this; when you are God’s child know that when its all said and done in the end WE WIN! God did not say it will all be good. He did say “ALL things will work together for the GOOD when you LOVE HIM and are called according to HIS purpose.” So come what may;  PRAISE GOD & SAY HALLLELLLUJAH ANYHOW!

 

Spiritual warfare is all around us

Think about this the enemy wants to steal your JOY! He will use any and everything to attempt to do just that. He wants to pull you down emotionally, physically and to lower your standard of living by tempting you to compromise your principles. Praise be to God, for He has given us His Holy Spirit, His Comforter. Our God given principles are some of your most invaluable possessions. They are bestowed to help discipline and empower you. Through our faith and trust in the Lord we gain access. We never become the power but realize that “Greater is He that is within us than he that is in the world. “

 

While going through you must open your spiritual eyes and ears. Quite often some of those you have helped will often get selective amnesia. I often wondered where were all those people that Jesus helped when they crucified Him. God always knows. There truly is much spiritual warfare about us. Our world and our country is in trouble. But our weapons are not carnal. Stay prepared. Is your armor together? Our true help is only in the Lord.

 

 

The Peace of God can sustain you


Know God intimately! Pray daily for His Precious Holy Spirit to fill you with His presence. Then whatever comes your way as it gets too heavy give it to the Lord. Do all you can do, as you give it to Him and then simply STAND! TRUST GOD! Regardless of what happens the enemy can’t take your JOY unless you let him. He will try so do not give it to him.

Allow the peace of God to sustain you. When you know God intimately His Word becomes woven and deeply embedded into the fabric of who you are. “Your WORD have I hidden in my heart so I may not sin against YOU.” Trust His Holy Spirit who will bring it to your remembrance.

If you have let the shade be pulled down over your life and the enemy has inserted, regrets, depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, addictions, manipulation, and anything else in as your daily companions know that they are not of God. Begin to let it or them go! Reach to the Lord. Call upon Him who is always near. When needed or necessary You can also pray with someone who is on one accord. You have the authority within you through Christ Jesus so use it and shift your focus to the Lord. You will be strengthened as you discipline yourself to praise and daily thank God!

 

 

Practice makes Permanent!

God is the Ultimate Father, readily accessible to ALL who call upon Him sincerely and believe and accept His Son Jesus Christ into their heart as their Lord and Savior. Continue or begin implementing His principles within your daily life. Practice makes permanent! His gift to you is His Precious Holy Spirit that nurtures us and is His GIFT that assures us of Eternal life with Him! No one or nobody can change that.

 

God teaches us the importance of faithfulness and loyalty! It is paramount to always take your commitment to the Lord seriously. There is nothing more important in life. “Whatever you do, do it as unto the Lord.”

 

Don’t try to be like someone else. Be the best you, you can be! Everywhere you are God is. So if you have let your JOY go because…. Take it back. “Though you have not seen Him, you LOVE Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious JOY, for you are receiving the goal of your FAITH, the SALVATION of your souls.” I PETER

 

 

God is Omnipresent

 

You can always and forever count on God knowing He is everywhere you are. The question is do you invite His presence? Did you know that it really is “in Him we move and live and have our being.” To better understand this it is important to daily  begin building your very own ongoing personal relationship with Him. Just think when something happens; don’t you prefer to talk to someone you know? So don’t just wait until something happens. God is not far away. He in fact is so close that you do not even have to say a Word for Him to hear you. He even knows your every thought! Our little finite minds cannot really conceive of GOD and all His fullness. “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” But through FAITH we can develop an ever growing TRUST in HIM.

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Getting Your Joy Back Part 2

He leads me in the path of righteousness for His Namesake

GOD’S TRUTH will always prevail!

You cannot change what has been, but you can move forward seeking God’s Will for your life. You can discover the Perfect Peace that only exists in Him. God says if you seek Him with your whole heart you will find Him. As a matter of fact He is right here wherever you are. He daily gives us the freedom to invite Him into every area and all situations of our lives.

To know the TRUTH you must know GOD and HIS WORD! Do you not know that as a Believer your body is the Temple where GOD resides.  His Word is what cleanses us from all unrighteousness. His Holy Spirit His Comforter can lead us to all TRUTH!

This is Prime Time for the Word of God to be shouted from the roof tops, inside, outside,  on land, by air,  by sea and the internet!  I am grateful that the Lord has allowed us  to “GO Ye Therefore…” in  as well as throughout the world. On many occasions in many different places we have been able to go forth as His Ministers, Elders & Ambassadors! GOD’S  WORD was never meant to just be confined to a brick and mortar building anyway. Please don’t misinterpret what I am saying. There are some beautiful fabulous cathedrals, temples, worships centers and meeting places for the Church. 

 

I am truly thankful

I am thankful that the Lord has allowed us to worship Him in many  magnificent man made  places both large, small and mega large… But God never intended that they be full of people who are unhappy, hopeless and full of despair.  There has even been a shift in  the tenor of worship. A lot of it is about what I can get from the Lord. Or all about all of the issues one has experienced. God needs to be adored and exalted about anything that is happening. God should always be our main focus in worship!  God  never intended for us to just go to church and go right back to another way of life!  Nor did He want us to live legalistically rigid  unhappy lives.

 

Christianity is a Lifestyle! It is living embracing the principles of God!

Do You want your JOY back?

 

We the people are GOD’S CHURCH! “When two are three are gathered together in HIS NAME; HE IS IN THE MIDST!” GOD wants to be in all areas of all of our lives everyday! NOW through eternity you can live and be in the presence of GOD. It is your choice to live before “AN AUDIENCE of ONE!”

Do you really want to get your JOY back? Believe GOD and know and embrace the principles of HIS WORD! When GOD says HE can keep you in PERFECT PEACE; HE CAN!  Daily adorn yourself in the Armor of the Lord.

Christ Jesus came to show us a better way. He came to show us that GOD really does want to be the Center of our daily lives.  He intended for His Church to be an international universal family of believers  from all walks of life embracing and  daily living out His Living Word!  Jesus came to fulfill the law.   He sacrificed His life so we could be free. FREE to WORSHIP HIM! “In SPIRIT and in TRUTH!” To Praise Him everyday through whatever trials, tests, obstacles or land mines the enemy tries to put in your path.

 


CHRIST JESUS is the effulgence of GOD’S GLORY:

We live in a spiritual warzone. Why is that? For a season the earth is where the prince of the power of the air throne is. Who is that? “The “prince of the power of the air”  refers to the devil as the leader of superhuman powers which, according to a widely held notion at this time, dwells in the earth’s atmosphere.”   No need to worry but to just be more cognizant of the things that are not of God!

And He is the Head of the Body, the Church; He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from the dead, that He Himself might have first place in all things. For in Him all the fullness was pleased to dwell and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the Blood of His Cross ~ through Him, whether the ‘things on the earth or the things in the Heavens…” Colossians 1

CHRIST JESUS IS; The Head of The Church!

“Who is the image of the invisible God the First Born of all creation, Because of Him all things were created, in the Heavens and on the earth, the visible and invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and unto Him. And is before all things, and all things cohere to Him.

Thank You Holy Father for Your Word which is our Daily Bread!

KNOW THIS; ONLY GOD IS OMNIPOTENT there is no greater power than HE THE FATHER, SON & HOLY SPIRIT!

Therefore daily spend some time in His Word and give God His place within your life, home and heart: BLESS WORSHIP & PRAISE GOD &  “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!”

 

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Getting Your Joy Back! Part 3

Know that You are not alone for God is Omnipresent!

How are you when you are alone?  Know that you are never really alone because everywhere you are God is present. God’s omnipresence is wonderful! Spending time alone with God can be refreshing. This is a time to build spiritual intimacy and grow in His Word. A time to pray and release your burdens to Him. But most of all a time to Thank Him for being GOD! This also is a  great time  to get your JOY back!

If you are lonely you need to connect more with the Lord. God really is everywhere you are. He can fill the void in your life. He has placed in each of us a space only He can fill. You can reach out to the Lord wherever you are. Momentarily lay aside whatever is distracting you. Become cognizant of what is happening around you as you then invite the presence of the Lord all around you. Take this time to pray and seek His direction.

“Praying without ceasing” is a state of mind. You do not even have to utter a word. You simply discipline yourself to shift your focus upon the omniscient God. This is also what keeps you connected to Him as well. God is the Creator and Sustainer of life.

There needs to be a balance in your life

The point here is that there needs to be a balance in your life.  For all this to happen you must begin to relate to the Lord differently.  GOD is a SPIRIT! As you develop an intimate relationship with the Lord He reveals Himself to You more and more. 

All the books in the world cannot totally explain GOD and HIS infinite wisdom and knowledge. The Word of God gives us a factual spiritual account of who He is. God has given us His Holy Spirit who can and will open our spiritual understanding. He will bring His Word to our minds as we study and embrace it within our hearts. We can continuously grow in His grace. KEEP IN MIND GOD KNOWS ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!  In the Lord you really can discover everything that you will ever need for life, daily living and eternal life.

Worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth!

There is nothing I enjoy more than a marvelous Spirit filled Worship service. God should  always  be the main attraction in and during worship. Some  come to be entertained, socialize  and need an escape?   Some because they need a quick fix? Some often simply come out of habit?  Some will come because they do not know God and are searching? Some sincerely come because they want to worship and praise the Lord. They know that God really  is everywhere that they are. 

It is important to always be aware of what is going on around you regardless of where you worship. Too much has entered into worship from the world.  Worship is no longer sacred to many. GOD KNOWS why we all do what we do as well as why we worship Him.  Think about it  for a moment.  Is the objective of worship to make everyone feel good? Or, Is it to make them want to give?  God is continually revealing Himself to us. As we diligently worship Him we can better understand and realize that life and living really is all about God.

I Thank & Praise God for His Living  Word Christ Jesus and His Holy Spirit! Truly God is the Most High God!  God deserves the Preeminence! He is due our sincere worship and praise. God will provide whatever it is we need in order to fulfil His purpose within our lives. Have Faith in God we can forever trust him. To please the Lord we must always worship GOD in SPIRIT and in TRUTH!

Life is full of many experiences

Life brings about a plethora of experiences. But through them all the Lord is present. Yes, at some time we all are going to experience a degree of  anxiety, conflict, sickness, disappointment, grief or turmoil at some point in our lifetime. A little anxiety is actually healthy because it helps you to put yourself in check. As followers of Christ Jesus God has told us that we are going to have tribulations while in this world,  but through Christ Jesus we can always emerge victoriously! Not because of who we are, but because of who’s we are.

 

Get to know God intimately

 


You should want to daily develop a closer walk with the Lord. It is important to get to know God intimately especially since you say you want to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. God is able to keep us in any situation. Knowing this in advance will help you to prepare for what’s ahead. Everyday on this side of Heaven is a precious GIFT from the Lord.

It is important to acquire some preventative coping skills, so you can become better prepared as you go through any turmoil and not become stagnated. See this as a time to allow the Lord to strengthen you. There is much spiritual warfare to undermine the importance of  growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. To oppress, depress and distract you from daily drawing closer to the Lord.  Reach out to the Lord. God has promised to be with us always!  This is a promise you can believe and stand upon. God is willing and able to help us in every situation.

Know God and His Word for Yourself

 

Once the enemy knows and realizes that you “GET IT” that you are aware of his many entrapments, he will do all he can to harness and undermine your good intentions and influence and solicit others to try and help disrupt your life.    You  become a treat as well as a target. He will use those who are  not believers who are weak  to try and pull you down. He will also use believers who have been misinformed. Pray for Discernment!

 

Remember he loves darkness. Therefore he slips around behind you in the dark lurking to undermine your sincere efforts to shed LIGHT to a world that is ignorant of his many devices.   But get this; he can not do anymore than the Lord allows. “Resist the devil and he will flee…”   Fear not keep your focus upon the Lord and remember He can keep you in perfect peace. It is important to know God and His Word for yourself.
 

Put yourself in check and daily adorn yourself with God’s Spiritual Armor.

There is VICTORY in CHRIST JESUS!

 

CHRIST JESUS has the VICTORY over life, living, death and the grave! He did not die for us to live unhappy lives. Wherever you are and whatever you have been through the Lord knows. Our Lord wants us to have abundant lives in every way. He wants to daily multiply and manifest the Fruit of HIS SPIRIT within us who believe. We are to “Walk by Faith!” His Word is the necessary spiritual food to help us and His Joy is available to strengthen us. God wants to “supply all of our needs according to HIS riches in CHRIST JESUS!” Philippians 4

Always be willing to receive correction from the Word of God. Always be willing to readily repent whenever necessary.

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Healing Begins In Your Heart and In Your Home! Part 1

~ Healing Begins in Your Heart and Your Home! ~

Part 1

CHRIST CAME TO SET US FREE!

“It is for FREEDOM that CHRIST has set us FREE. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened with a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5

 

Seven IF’s to healing your heart and home!

 

IF You really want healing to begin seek the LORD above ALL else. You cannot change what has been, but YOU CAN start afresh TODAY.

 

IF You want to start healing this next generation think about what you do and say in front of them. Apologize for what has been and help them get to a better place. It’s never too late to start anew.

 

IF You raised, or are raising your children by yelling, screaming and cussing at them guess what? They will probably do the same thing. They will seek to dominate and control others…

 

IF You hit them upside the head and slap them in the mouth; guess what? You are instilling anger within them. You are making them a slave to sin. This is not all appropriate or necessary. It is more a reflection of your lack of self-control than their behavior. 

 

IF You are beating them to death; guess what? You are really, actually beating the natural life out of them. You are replacing it will stress, anger, hate, insecurity, and rage. You are actually shutting them down and causing them to become violent and pushing them towards seeking physical hitting and abusive ways that create even more inner conflict.  This further serves to give them poor coping skills  which makes them feel unloved.  It sets up an inner  unhealthy emotional environment that welcomes addictions and very little self control.   To name a few; Addiction, Alcohol, Drugs, Overeating, Undereating, Promiscuity, Homosexuality, Adultery, Fornication, Unfaithfulness, Stealing, Lying, Fighting and Violence. These  are just a few of the results… Their way of being  is now obsessing  and learning to dominate and control rather than exercise Self-Control and become FREE!

 

IF You are calling them out of their name, talking bad about everyone else and constantly  putting them down: guess what? You are helping them have an identity crisis as well as low  self-esteem… They will see themselves as you express yourself to them. They will have poor opinions of others as well. They also will feel  lesser than,  rather than equal too. Children are NOT your slaves  or possessions and should not be treated as so regardless of race, creed or color… Teach them respect by being respectful.

 

The Good News is;

You can become FREE! You can begin to heal your heart and home!

 

IF You have done none of the above; guess what? There is still room for self improvement.  As long as the Lord has us on this side of heaven it is to grow in His Grace. God really can help you build and establish a healthy, loving,  safe, balanced as well as fun secure  living environment.  A place for all to grow and flourish. But, you just have to be willing to put in the time and effort. Always invite the presence of the Lord all around you.  Your home enviroment will be whatever you make it.  When  you are truly  willing to make some changes there are unlimited possibilities… Get busy!

 

Christ Jesus overcame, sin, death and the grave so we could live better well-rounded lives. True success is inclusive of obeying God and daily embracing His principles. 

Know God and His Word for yourself. God really does have a purpose and plan for each of our lives. But it is your choice to daily seek him above the ways of this world.  “DRAW NIGH TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NIGH TO YOU!”

There IS ALWAYS HOPE in the LORD! Together you can move  forward towards healing.  You really can be healed, delivered, restored and set FREE!

“Greater IS HE that is within you than he that is in the world…”

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