CHRIST JESUS MANIFESTED GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS TO THE WORLD

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“JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH & THE LIFE!”
CHRIST JESUS MANIFESTED GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS TO THE WORLD
 
 
 
 
 
“WE ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH!”
GOD ALWAYS KNOWS THE TRUTH!
GOD ALSO KNOWS WHEN OR IF WE TRULY BELIEVE IN HIM!
 
 
“HAVE FAITH IN GOD!”
SALVATION IS A PRECIOUS GIFT FROM GOD!
JESUS ATONED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.
WE WHO BELIEVE HAVE BEEN REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.
 
 
“I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!”
 
 
“HAVE FAITH IN GOD”
GOD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES. 
WE CAN ALWAYS & FOREVER TRUST GOD.
KNOW THIS; WITHOUT FAITH YOU CANNOT PLEASE GOD!
WE HAVE FAITH IN GOD THROUGH OUR LORD & SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS!
GOD WILL BE WITH US WHEREVER & WHENEVER WE “GO YE THEREFORE…”
 
 
YES LORD!!!
WE DAILY SERVE THE KING OF KING & THE LORD OF Lords!
HE IS THE ALPHA & THE OMEGA, THE FIRST & THE LAST, THE BEGINNING & THE END.
HE IS THE  FATHER OF  ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB, AND HE IS THE FATHER OF US!!!
 
 
THE PERILOUS DAYS ARE UPON US! 
 
THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE IN GOD!!!
TRUST GOD IN & FOR EVERYTHING!
GOD CAN AND WILL KEEP YOU UPON THE NARROW PATH THAT LEADS TO HIM!
NO NEED TO BE ENVIOUS OR JEALOUS. FOR GOD ALWAYS TAKES CARE OF HIS OWN.
 
 
ABBA FATHER GOD IS SOVEREIGN!!!
 
 
GOD IS ALMIGHTY SOVEREIGN GOD AND ABOVE HIM THERE IS NO OTHER YOU CANNOT BARGAIN WITH, BUY, OR BRIBE, NOR MISLEAD GOD LIKE HE IS A Man/Woman.  FOR OUR GOD IS OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT & OMNIPRESENT!!!
 
 
HERE WE CAN LEARN A VERY IMPORTANT LIFE LESSON
 
“BY PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOUL!”
WE ARE TO WILLINGLY SUBMIT TO GOD’ S WILL AND FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS IF WE DESIRE A FAVORABLE OUTCOME. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW THINGS APPEAR TO OTHERS. KEEP IN MIND GOD ALWAYS KNOWS THE WHOLE TRUTH FOR HE IS TRUTH!
 
 
JEHOSOPHAT KING OF JUDAH TOLD THE PRIESTS, JUDGES, LEVITES & PEOPLE TO CONSIDER WHATEVER THEY DO & LET THE FEAR OF THE LORD BE UPON THEM. HE KNEW & CONFIRMED  THIS AS WELL AND GAVE  THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS;
 
 
 
 “YOU MUST SERVE FAITHFULLY AND WHOLEHEARTEDLY IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD. IN EVERY CASE THAT COMES BEFORE YOU FROM YOUR FELLOWCOUNTRY MEN WHO LIVES IN YOUR CITIES WHETHER BLOODSHED OR OTHER CONCERNS OF THE LAW, COMMANDS DECREES OR ORDINANCES ~ YOU ARE TO WARN THEM  NOT TO SIN AGAINST THE LORD OTHERWISE THE WRATH SHALL COME AGAINST YOU AND YOUR BROTHERS. DO THIS, AND DO NOT SIN…” II CHRONICLES 19
 
 
 
 
IT IS WRITTEN:
 
“THE RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT COMES FROM GOD COMES THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST TO ALL WHO BELIEVE. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE, FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD AND ARE JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT CAME THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.
 
 
 
GOD PRESENTED HIM AS A SACRIFICE OF ATONEMENT THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD. HE DID THIS TO DEMONSTRATE HIS JUSTICE, BECAUSE OF HIS FORBEARANCE HE HAD LEFT THE SINS COMMITTED BEFOREHAND UNPUNISHED. ~ HE DID IT TO DEMONSTRATE HIS JUSTICE AT PRESENT TIME, SO AS TO BE JUST AND THE ONE WHO JUSTIFIES THOSE WHO HAVE FAITH IN JESUS.” ROMANS 3
 
 
GOD SAYS; REPENT!!!
 
WE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW.
CHRIST JESUS FULFILLED THE LAW.
WE ARE SAVED BY GOD’S GRACE AND JUSTIFIED BY FAITH.
IN EVERY AND ANY SITUATION WE CAN TRUST GOD TO BE GOD.
 
 
“TO DECLARE, I SAY, AT  THIS TIME HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; THAT HE MIGHT BE JUST, AND THE JUSTIFIER OF Him/Her  WHICH BELIEVETH  IN JESUS.     WHERE IS BOASTING THEN?    IT IS EXCLUDED. BY WHAT LAW?    OF WORKS?  NAY; BUT BY THE LAW OF FAITH.
 
THEREFORE WE CONCLUDE THAT A Man/Woman IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WITHOUT THE DEEDS OF HE LAW.”  ROMANS 3
 
DO YOU WANT TO BE FREE? KNOW GOD AND HIS WORD FOR YOURSELF!
“AND YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE  YOU FREE.” 
 
AGAIN I WILL SAY;
KNOW GOD AND HIS WORD FOR YOURSELF!
 
“THANK YOU HALLLELLLUJAH!!!”
 
REMEMBER WE ARE SAVED BY THE GRACE OF GOD THROUGH FAITH IN OUR LORD & SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS! WE SERVE THE OMNISCIENT, OMNIPRESENT, OMNIPOTENT SOVEREIGN ALMIGHTY GOD. 
 
WITHOUT CHRIST JESUS WE HAVE NO RIGHTEOUSNESS OF OUR OWN. BY HAVING FAITH AND BELIEVING IN CHRIST JESUS GOD HIMSELF IMPUTED HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS TO US.
 
YES LORD!!!
THEREFORE, LIVE EVERYDAY; “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!”

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The Nobody’s Perfect Club – Unlimited Excuses Part 1

The longer I live the more I realize how utterly important it is to develop an intimate personal relationship with the Lord. I have learned that when a teller is trained in the banking industry, they are taught how to recognize the authenticity of currency. Therefore, whenever a counterfeit bill is passed, they are able to recognize it.

 

“Nobody’s Perfect Club!”

 

You want to know how to recognize and hear the voice of the LORD! 

We live in a real world that is full of systems of deception created to distract us from the genuine purpose of life. Our life purpose is to glorify GOD ALMIGHTY.  Without the Holy Spirit as your Navigator you will get towed right along.   This deception has further infiltrated the Church. It beckons those who are willing to make excuses for their shortcomings, to excuse self-gratification as a mere attribute to mankind’s imperfections. To immorally satisfy the carnal appetite to all who are willing to submit to the, well; “Nobody’s Perfect Club.” 

 

This will only erroneously teach you although, “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof;”  He doesn’t really know how to bless His children. Why is that? Because He intends for them to stay dependent on anything and everybody until they leave this world. Although they don’t believe blessings are just material, actual spiritual growth and development are optional. I warn you this will only enslave you to a life dependent upon sin.

 

God really has given us many liberties.  Know there are consequences for our choices. 

 

We really often miss the point. You see God doesn’t force us.  He allows us all the freedom to choose. Instead, many often choose to justify living a life where sin abounds. This gives us unlimited privileges in the “Nobody’s Perfect Club.” He did not make us to be robots. It is time out for playing games…   

 

We are to daily grow in His grace and sin less.   Not simply make excuses. These are some very serious; “Perilous Last days!”  Yes, He does still intend for us to respect Him as Father and Lord within our daily lives. Not in a legalistic manner. We serve an Omnipresent, Omnipotent Almighty GOD! He wants us to enjoy healthy fulfilling well rounded lives! Remember always; “the earth is the LORD’S and the fullness thereof the world and them that dwell within it.  For He has founded it upon the seas, and established t upon the floods…” Psalm 24

 

Ministry must go beyond the walls!

 

The “Nobody’s perfect club” allows easy access to unlimited excuses. It has a plethora of earthly benefits. You can live any way you want, say anything you want, little or no study required. Listening to an occasional lecture or message may be required to help you with attendance kudos. Or just reading a few scriptures.  Listening not required just say amen when it gets too quiet. Just show up on Sunday? And act as you are happy? This Guarantees access to many carnal fringe benefits I prefer not to mention. You may even receive a B.A. (born again) if you don’t rock the boat.  Come as you are and possibly stay as you are?  And yes, your name placed on the membership role. You see we are saved by grace. That gives you a license to indulge yourself. Afterall “Nobody’s perfect.”

 

One caution, you may be persecuted or covertly disfellowshipped if you genuinely decide to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the WORD of TRUTH.  But shun profane and vain babblings; for they will increase unto more ungodliness. “ II Timothy 2 Why? Because you are trying to be too perfect.

 

Please if you have truly accepted “Christ as your personal Savior” allow Him to really work within you and actually become an integral part of your daily life.  Allow Him to activate His Holy Spirit within your life.  HE CAN CLEANSE YOU FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS…  You can be content, happy and fulfilled in the Lord. And you do not have to compromise His Word or principles. Know you will often be misunderstood.   God can and will make a marvelous difference within your life. And also make spiritual deposits to your eternal account that will yield a harvest of marvelous spiritual, physical, and an endless array of marvelous blessings.

 

Accept Christ Jesus into your heart

If you have not accepted JESUS as your SAVIOR & LORD; please DO, “ACCEPT HIM NOW!”  Truly and earnestly ask JESUS into your heart and life this very moment. Ask Him to forgive you for your sins because you want to make a FRESH START!   You want to sincerely  REPENT!!!  (Meaning; COMMIT to turn from your ways and the ways of the world and turn your life over to GOD!)  & SAY YES to GOD!!!  Because You really do want to change and   sincerely commit your life to GOD! 

 

I assure you it will be a marvelous journey like no other. If you have grown slack in your commitment; (to GOD’s principles activated in your life) it is time to recommit! Getting serious has its price. So, I must warn you. There is a serious battle ahead of you.  When you do, it is important to know and expect, when you do this a lot of spiritual warfare will be launched against you as well as your family. It wants to discourage you and make you conform. So, know you will be placed under a microscope and any flaws even merely detected in you and your family will be magnified.  But PRAISE BE TO GOD it is still truly worth it! Simply rest in the fact, GOD always knows the TRUTH!

 

GOD begins to manifest the Fruit of HIS SPIRIT within you as you commit to HIS WILL. We never get to the place that we can do without GOD. Spiritual strength grows as you grow up and exercise your FAITH & TRUST in the LORD! 

 

There is much spiritual warfare that happens even in the midst of worship 

 

GOD created us to live a life pleasing in His sight.  It is important to “Worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth!”   Yet know it can get interesting at times.  Be ready, for a lot goes on during worship.   Some people will step over you, talk over you and yes be downright rude.   They can be quite territorial.  They often really want to impress the Pastor more than God.  Life is not a movie and Church is not a scene. Although it’s full of actors, it’s serious business. Things are not always as they appear. It is important to know we the people are GOD’S CHURCH! HEAVEN is HIS THRONE, and the earth is HIS footstool!  Be ready!  Because yes, you are in for some surprises. Don’t believe everything you hear.  Whatever you do; DO NOT hang out with the gossipers.

 

There are many facets to a story so make sure you have the facts before you assume something is true.   When in doubt pray and seek the Lord’s direction.   I have seen relationships go awry based on error… Some will say and do just about anything.  Be willing to take responsibility for whatever you say and or do.  There is always a possibility you will be misunderstood. So, choose words & battles wisely.  In the midst of spiritual warfare there are many fiery darts that come forth.  But praise be to GOD for HIS breastplate of righteousness.  Also know many also have selective memories.

 

Always know it is the “Truth that will set you Free!” 

 

Seek to believe the TRUTH!  God holds each of us accountable for what we know.   PRAY FOR DISCERNMENT! Please bear with me. You see I have been in Church all my life. ABBA FATHER continues to grow me up in His grace, knowledge understanding and wisdom… HIS astounding ETERNAL LOVE is glorious!  If this is not where you are you have no need to be offended. 

 

Life is precious. “GOD IS not a respecter of persons!” Each day is an opportunity to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord.  We can reap and enjoy all these marvelous spiritual benefits.  Come what may, it is your choice.  As you mature in the Lord you become increasingly aware that He is absolutely aware of your motives, actions and intents.  Therefore, you don’t indulge in the mental games.  Your responses are not hasty but intentional.  Your desire is to facilitate and encourage genuine spiritual growth to help mature the Body of Christ. You know that we have as children of God a responsibility to give our omnipresent Heavenly Father Honor!  “We are to be in the world but not of the world…”   To encourage, admonish and correct one another with the Word in a healthy manner. As well as embrace it daily and live it out in front of non-believers as well. To get to know God and develop a personal ongoing intimate relationship with Him through Christ Jesus.

 

 For we have committed to be HIS people!

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Famine Of Righteousness Part 1

 

Famine Of Righteousness

Worship goes far beyond, just having an emotional experience. It is during worship one can actually experience a closer spiritual encounter with the Lord. Worship includes adoration, exaltation, magnification, glorification and the giving of thanks to the Lord! Webster defines worship as; an extravagant respect admiration or devotion to an object of esteem; reverence paid to a divine being or supernatural power.

RESET!

Everyday is a precious gift from the Lord.  Your personal  daily devotion to the Lord  is important! God can meet you right where you are.  Regardless as to what is happening in this world or what is,  or is not going  in your life; GOD STILL  DESERVES  to be honored, praised, thanked & worshipped! He can help you meet the challenges that life presents. He can help you rise above them all.   Begin to live everyday starting now: ” TO GOD BE THE GLORY! ” 

 

God’s principles for life, living, His Church, marriage and the family as well as “True Worship” are continuously being abandoned.  God wants each of us to seek Him first. Everything that we will ever need we can discover in Him.  

 

GOD IS!

God is Omniscient therefore He knows all things spoken or unspoken. There is no fooling God.  If you think you can you are only fooling yourself. When you truly believe this you will begin to think and live differently. 

 

God is Omnipotent; meaning all power! God so deserves pure unadulterated worship & praise. God created us to worship Him. It is we who need Him. He did not program us like computers or make us to be robots.  He has made each of us uniquely different.  We have our very own temperament. It is out of His love and mercy that He allows us the freedom to choose to worship Him. This is not the same as being religious.  You can worship just about anything.  However, the true worshippers must worship God; “ In SPIRIT and in TRUTH.

 

God is and always will be eternally everlasting. He wants us to live a life of worship. We  are living in the midst of an invisible war zone.  The battle is not ours.  God is able to keep us in the midst of it. However, we must learn to seek Him daily and stay adorned in our spiritual armor. This is why each of us  need Christ Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  Have a spiritual feast. Daily partake in His Word!  Begin to really;  “lean & depend on Jesus.” For He wants us to live our lives to please Him. “ For though we live in the world we do not engage in war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world…” II Corinthians 10.

 

Ezekiel is a great example of a man that chose to live a life of worship and obedience to God.  This is not always easy. He was no doubt a “peculiar” man. He was a priest known for his integrity and purpose although he was carried away to Babylon captivity. He remained dedicated to God. It is a conscious choice to live apart from the world yet, remain within it. Despite what was going on about him, he lived what he preached, proclaimed and prophesied. Look about us and see all that is happening.  He lived a life centered around worshipping God. Today it is also so very important too that your main focus for life and living for the Lord become your main priority. Instead of just focusing only upon the here and now begin to look deeper.

 

This is why worship is so very important. “Be still and know.” When your life is built upon the “Solid Rock” principles of the Lord’s Word you will be able to endure and press onward.  Even in this day and time when much is going on, do not compromise your godly principles and values to be accepted. We must learn to TRUST GOD regardless of what happens. As children of God He still wants us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.” Proverbs 3.

 

Today we are currently experiencing a “famine of righteousness.”

 

One must only visit the corridors of scripture to see time and time again the consequences of what happens when the world, a nation, His Church, politicians, or a group of people ignores what God has to say. They often seek to conform to the latest trends. Ezekiel was willing to forego the praises and misunderstanding of God’s people. He did not receive a warm reception, nor was he welcomed or celebrated. Yet he moved all throughout the people serving the Lord.  They instead had chosen to accept and embrace the ways of the world.

 

Our devotion to the Lord must be more than talk. Sometimes it requires that we make grave spiritual sacrifices.  Such as time in personal devotion and more time with the Lord in His Word. We are to; ” Be in the world but not of the world…” We must at times forego the support of others. Less dependency upon being accepted by the masses and more focus on honoring God. Less time seeking to be understood  yet striving daily to understand the Lord and His  marvelous living Word. 

 

We should continually be drawing near to the Lord. 

 

Many are pressured to think in terms of giving sacrifices of material goods or money.  Often to the point some neglect to tend to their own home life.  Their place of worship has actually become a place to escape? To some their little kingdoms?  This is due to many church assemblies have become very material in regards to their constant concern for things for the building.  There is nothing wrong to want a nice place of worship.  But consider the cost before you build. Is it or will it be a continual burden you must bear. Not everyone is spiritually mature… Please do not continue to fleece the sheep of God… Depending on the assembly, often tithes are used  to determine one’s worth, status or their level of participation and influence…

 

Malachi is often used to enforce the Tithe.  It is important to study the Word to know what the Tithe was for and what it actually was…   Malachi  was the last Old Testament Prophet/Priest sent  to Israel by God.  He spoke strong rebukes to both the priests as well as to the people. They had faltered in their commitments to the Lord.  He called them to “REPENT!”  After Malachi there is a silence of 400 or more years.   God will make a way for us to do whatever He calls us to do. “…Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not…  Malachi 3 

 

Things in themselves are not bad.  And it is good to give! But, In some cases money has become some congregations primary focus.  Keep in mind; “God loves a cheerful Giver!”  

 

Seek daily the KINGDOM of GOD an HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS

Does not the Lord say; “seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything else will be added…” Matthew 6   Well this is true for the assembly of the Church as well.  When the Tabernacle which was a grand tent  was assembled, they carried it  from place to place. Notice all the things that were in the Tabernacle?  What they did?  What they did not do? What was not allowed?   There are 50 chapters devoted in the Bible to the Tabernacle.  17 in Exodus,  18 in Leviticus  13 in  Numbers,  2 in Deuteronomy. It was known to be a place  to gather together to worship & praise God.   It was dedicated as a special place set apart to honor our Lord God;  Yahweh!   

 

The main focus and top priority  was always to worship GOD! Think about it  when Solomon built the Temple.  All that he needed to build the  place of worship was already provided…   For hundreds of years there were no places of worship built  for the Church of God to assemble.  The Disciples and the Apostles built no places of worship…  Jesus built no place of worship.  It is your choice to build a place of worship. Therefore trust God!

 

” Know ye not that; Our bodies are the Temples of GOD! “

 

There has been a priority shift.  Many other things are now included in worship? Some places of worship are more like community centers.  Some of everything goes on in the name of the Lord!   It is important to know GOD and HIS WORD for yourself.  Focus more on Him rather than your issues. Allow Him to strengthen your faith and trust in Him. Think deeper upon the spiritual disciplines.  Our future and eternal life rest in the Lord.  We are each accountable to God for what we do.  Know what God requires of you.

“THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!”  

 

God speaks to His people in many ways.  

 

God never forgets those who are faithful!

 

The name Ezekiel means; God is strong or God strengthens! True success in a spiritual sense is not how the people respond to us, but it is how we respond to God! Ezekiel was called to an “obstinate and stubborn” group of people. We too are often called to share our faith live out loud God’s word, with unkind, ungrateful, disrespectful, rude, hard, harsh and spiritually abusive people…   Yes indeed know; “The wheat and the tares are growing together…” Yet, God Our Father has promised to; ” NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE US!”  He sees everything that is going on.   It is vitally important to develop an intimate personal relationship with Him.  Daily be led by the Spirit of God regardless as to what the majority is doing. ALL of His promises are true! ” GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU/US! “ The Lord wants us to share the Gospel regardless as to how we might be perceived, even today when we are today in this world are experiencing a “famine of righteousness.”

 

When studying the book of Ezekiel if you look closely, you will see just how closely it relates to what is going on in the world right now. Ezekiel genuinely wanted the people to understand who God is. He was sent to the children of Israel to remind them of God’s principles for life, living and worship. The children of Israel were not a nation who did not know God. They had just become “rebellious”. They had turned their back on God and instead embraced many of the ways of the world. Ezekiel went to great lengths to get their attention. For over two decades he wrote, preached, warned and pleaded with God’s people to return to His principles.

 

In reading Ezekiel one must not be so removed from him that he is thought of as a fictional character with an irrelevant message. To embrace the overwhelming genuine concern he exudes one must be daily adorned in their spiritual armor and open their spiritual ears and listen attentively. Ezekiel tremendously, ferociously and vehemently cries out as he prolifically expounds God’s Truth. Since he had been labeled as being “strange” the people were quite reluctant to listen.

Ezekiel wanted the people to return to God.  We too should want the people to return to God!

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Grief – (Grieving Is Emotionally Painful) Part 2

 

GOD’S JOY IS AVAILABLE!

There is always “HOPE” in the Lord! For our Lord is available 24/7 wherever you may be. God’s joy is not contingent upon the approval of others or on our situation. God is omnipotent therefore He is more than able. It is written: “Draw nigh to GOD and HE will draw nigh to you!”  James 4 We can always and forever  depend upon God and His Word. “And you shall know the TRUTH and the TRUTH shall set you FREE!” John 8 Always remember; GOD IS THE “SPIRIT OF TRUTH!”

 

You can experience GOD’S  JOY!

 

Joy runs deep when you know that God is your source of strength. Joy is a by product of focusing on God which will or can give you a wonderful peaceful sense of well-being. When you spend time daily in prayer, praising and studying God’s Word I guarantee you, you will experience great joy! It will give you a different perspective in your time of need.

 

You can overcome any adversity

The Apostle Paul endured many adversities. Yet he chose to use those adversities to develop a deeper relationship with the Lord. Paul did not seek to be elevated by a title although he had every right to pull rank on the religious hierarchy. God’s grace was fully sufficient for Paul. Paul grasped something that few people ever really understand or attain. Paul delighted and found joy in the Lord regardless of what was going on about him. From an outward appearance this was not always apparent to his onlookers. Paul and Silas together sang and prayed so fervently that even the doors to prison were opened for them. This is one of the many examples of the difference God makes when we invite HIM into our lives.

 

We serve an Omnipresent Almighty GOD!

God’s presence and comfort is near and dear. God is never far from any of us. Believing, knowing and actually applying God’s Word will transform your mind to think spiritually when faced with grief or any trial or situation that comes into your life.   Now this does not mean being in denial; quite the contrary. Knowing the Truth is so very powerful. It increases your discernment!

 

Man looks on the outside. God looks at the heart. According to God’s Word spiritual things can not be understood by the natural or carnal man. There are those who think so carnally you have to proceed with caution. There is a reason why the Word says; “lay your hands on no man suddenly…” There is a spiritual transference when laying on hands. Be careful who you let lay hands on you. Anger begats anger & Peace begats peace. The Laying on of hands is NOT for show. The power of suggestion is real and some will respond simply because they are easily led.

 

It is so very important to KNOW GOD & HIS WORD for yourself! Seeking the Truth brings Light into our lives. Quickly release the things that are not true. This also allows less room for any darkness to penetrate the Spiritual Armor. Allow God’s Light to shine in your heart, mind and soul in the midst of grief.  Know that the The Kingdom of God resides within the committed believer. Luke 17  Therefore regularly take some time to;  “Be still and know!”  Let God direct and comfort you. His Holy Spirit is the Awesome Comforter. God’s Word will be a Light unto your path in every situation. Through Christ Jesus we have been blessed with the opportunity to overcome life as we live to please God.

 

It is written;

God’s Word says; “Now this I say, brethren that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has out on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory…” Revelation 15: 50-55.

 

CHRIST JESUS conquered life, sin, death and the grave!

Yes we all will experience grief to some extent within our lifetime.  But remember when a believer dies he/she goes to Heaven. As a believer although it is an enemy, death is not to be feared. Nor is it  something anyone should choose as an option.  Our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus conquered life, sin, death, and the grave for us.  He sacrificed His life and atoned for the sins of the world.  We are to reach to HIM! We have been given the gift of “Eternal Life.”   We who truly believe and have  accepted Jesus into our hearts have been blessed.  We will  transition this  earth to live with God in Heaven throughout eternity.  Romans 8 emphatically teaches us, there is absolutely nothing that can separate us from the love of God, not even death. God is awesome!

 

We will never fully understand many things. There are daily many world wide tragedies about us. God said that before the end of time many will be deceived and believe a lie. That many would take pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

The Perilous Days are upon  us

In these “Latter Days” the Scriptures are being fulfilled. Many all throughout the world are grieving the loss of love ones daily.  Due to the Coronavirus and other pestilences and plagues,  death, diseases, suicide, violence, crime, terrorist attacks, war, hurricanes, floods, fierce monsoon rains and furious tsunamis. Millions have died.

 

Just imagine what the original flood was like. God is speaking. WE all must ge better at listening.  Keep in mind we know through God’s Word that the end of time as we know it will not be via water. It will be by fire!

 

God sets the rainbow in the sky as a reminder of His promise. He reminds us by this that He will not destroy the world again with a flood. We also know that God is fully aware of everything that ever happens everywhere in the world. We serve a miracle working God!  He is more than able. God has promised that He would always be with us.

 

Knowing and focusing on God during your grief or any other difficult situation you may be going through will result favorably. It may not always be easy for you. But, by exercising self-control and reaching out to God it is possible. This does not mean you will not be hurt, saddened, cry or feel abandoned. It is how you feel that let’s you know you are alive.  You may even  choose to walk away from God. But please know: “God will never forsake us!”  So come what may; hold on to Him.

 

Wherever we are we can always reach out to God 

God already knows our hearts.  He is well acquainted with grief. Therefore, daily begin to partake in His spiritual fruit. The fruit of God’s Spirit are accessible. Self control will help you not to be controlled by your thinking, despair, others  or feelings. God’s Word tells us we can even be angry yet not sin. We must yearn to yield to God’s way of reacting and responding. One never knows what a day may bring. But we do know that GOD is OMNIPRESENT! We can always and forever reach out to HIM anywhere 24/7! It is in HIM lone can we always & forever find true “Security & Significance!”

 

Every Word of God is true. One must only learn how to use and properly implement it and  apply it wisely.  It is our spiritual sword that is sharper than a two edged sowrd. It cuts both ways. Wisdom comes from God.

 

I thank & Praise the Lord that we have the victory even in death. How is that? Remember; Christ Jesus has overcome death and the grave. He atoned for the sins of the world upon the cross. He was crucified, died and was buried. Then He miraculously rose with all power!

 

Begin thinking and looking at life  from a spiritual perspective. God’s children are the “apple of His eye.” God loved us so much that He allowed His only begotten Son to die for us. God is so much more than our little finite minds can imagine. God wants to walk with you through this valley of the shadow of death. He always wants us to be victorious when we are walking in TRUTH!

 

We serve an Omniscient  Almighty GOD

Nothing ever happens in any of our lives and in the world that gets by God. God our Father and Creator ultimately  always has everything under His control! Carefully read the biblical history of Job. This is why it is so very important to accept “Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior!” Jesus is the only door to heaven. God’s Word tells us that there is no other name by which you can be saved.

 

“It is written;

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has on those who fear him; for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust.

As for a man/woman his/her days are like grass, he/she flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it  and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. 

But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’ s  children- with those who keeps His Covenant. and remember to obey His precepts.  The Lord has established His throne in Heaven, and His Kingdom rules over all…” PSALM 103 NIV

 

However, you must accept Jesus into your heart if you plan to spend eternity with God.  He is the only  Door to God and there is no other way to heaven. Living out loud His Word daily will give you the strength to go through this valley of the shadow of death. We can be or become confident in God’s Word!  You can learn to “Walk by Faith!” God has showed us what is good and what He requires of us.  And that it is the whole  duty of man/woman to; “Do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”  Micah 6

 

 

Grief is natural

Life here on earth is just a mere passage way to our soul’s eternal resting place. Grief is natural. You have a right to be sad. You have a right to cry and grieve.  But you do not have to live here. You can  find comfort in the Lord.  The Valley of the Shadow of death is real. But allow the Lord to take you through  your grief not stay there forever.  Stay in touch with all your feelings.  But, don’t let them rob you from embracing and reminiscing upon the precious memories  you shared with your love one.  Allow room for joy and peace. Let this motivate you to live life to its fullest in an even better way.

 

Time is precious!  Therefore moving forward it is important not to take it for granted. Yes initially there is a period of heaviness that might dwell with you.  But daily learn to give your heavy Lord over to the Lord.  Yes, you may still sometimes or annually experience this grief  as well.  Grief is experienced differently by  each individual. At times it comes in waves.  It can creep up on you. It happens randomly. But allow the precious moments in as well. 

 

 

Invite the presence of the Lord all around you

When your heart is heavy freely cry and release your emotions.  Get you a soft comfy pillow and turn on some good Gospel Music and let it rip. Let the tears go.  But, also try singing, praying, praising and or giving thanks to God. Try just being still.   Don’t run! Invite the presence of the Lord around you.  Now take some time and  meditate upon  the Word.

 

Now you are ready to freely dwell upon the great moments and happy times you have shared with your love one. People do not belong to us they are not ours to keep. When the appointed time comes to transition this life we must release them back to the Lord. Remember how God has blessed you. Be Patient. Know with the Lord there will always be more time with them who believe in Him on the other side of Heaven. There will be a ” Sweet Heavenly Reunion.” They are in fact; ” absent from the body, but present with the Lord.”  But know; This is only true  if they accepted Christ Jesus into their hearts as their Lord and Savior.

 

If your love one did not believe grieve and intercede for their soul perhaps in those lasts moments they actually accepted Christ Jesus into their heart.  You  never know how your life impacted their life.  This will also help you to stay focus on Him instead of your grief or situation at hand as you place them in the Lord’s hand. Your security and significance must rely upon God who is the amazing incredible  “Solid Rock Foundation!” For He is greater than anything that will ever happen within our lives.

 

We never know what each day may bring. We are living in perilous times and some of everything is happening and will happen. Living for God is not just a Sunday thing. It is a daily lifestyle. We the people are His Church. Our body is the Temple where HIS HOLY SPIRIT  resides. We are supposed to live each day as though we are really expecting our Lord to return. Daily welcome His infilling presence within you and all around you!

 

Salvation is truly God’s wonderful plan for us. God extends salvation to all that sincerely accept Jesus Christ into their hearts as Savior and Lord.  One must truly believe, for Jesus Christ is the “Door ” to heaven.   “JESUS saith unto him, I am the WAY the TRUTH ad the LIFE: no man cometh unto the FATHER; but by ME.”  John 14  This is key to unlocking your faith & trust in the Lord.   For this secures our heavenly residence with the Lord. He can give us hope in the midst of grief, death, persecution and longsuffering. Truly deliverance from all evil is possible.  YES LORD! THANK YOU FATHER GOD FOR YOUR  PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT!

 

But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, but beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you to salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Thessalonians 2: 13-14.

 

 

GOD WILL GET YOU THROUGH THIS!

This is why His Word says in everything give thanks. God di not say that life would always be easy.  Regardless how things look; there is always & forever HOPE in the LORD!  GOD is strong, sovereign and mighty.  Above HIM there is no other. GOD CAN bring you through this. Lean on the Lord and keep believing and trusting in Him.  Let Him lead you upon the Path of Righteousness for His Name sake.  For He is more than able. Again do invite the presence of the Lord all around you.  Spend time with the Lord in His Word. FOR ONLY GOD CAN GIVE YOU HIS PEACE THAT SURPASSES THE UNDERSTANDING of Man/Woman.

 

GOD IS HOLY! HE IS A GREAT GOD.  “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING” all throughout your day. This helps you learn how to keep your focus upon GOD.   CALL UPON JESUS &  YES EVERYDAY; PRAISE HIM & BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!


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