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Friday, February 10, 2017

Jesus Loves Me

1 John 4:10

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

There is a song that goes like this; Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. The song tells the truth of God's love for humanity why because before man was created God being all knowing created a world that is suitable for man to live. We needed oxygen to breath, the sun to provide the right amount of light and rays from it to keep the earth at the correct temperature. The four seasons have their purpose in the grand scheme of God's provisional care.
After God had created everything for man's survival; He then created man in His image and likeness.  Man was not an after thought in God's creative process, but was created out of love for God is love and to be Man was created to be in fellowship with God.
We know that we are loved because God the Father created us; God's Son Jesus Christ saved us; God the Holy Spirit dwells in us as our heavenly compass.
Yes Jesus loves me.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Golden Rule

Today's message is very simple, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. What this means to me is treat everybody like you want to be treated; give respect and you will receive respect. Love everybody with the love of God and receive that love in return. Christ set the example for how we are to love and treat our fellowman.
Another point to this message is stay in your lane unless invited. If this practice is adhered to then the world would be a better place to live and coexist. This is because everyone knows his or her place while respecting the other person's space.
If the question was raised, why are you writing about the Golden Rule when it appears to be non-existence? Principles do not change; people do and just because this rule is rarely practiced, don't mean that it is ineffective when practiced.
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Friday, February 3, 2017

The Power Of God’s Word

Psalm 119:89, 105

For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Today's focus discussion is the Power of God's Word with supporting scriptures which supports this proclamation and they are: Isaiah 40:8 and 1 Peter 1; 24-25. God’s Word is dynamic and powerful and it accomplishes great things (Isaiah 55:11).
Let's outlined some evidence as it relate to the powerfulness of God’s Word:
A.    God’s Word is creative. We understand that by His spoken Word all things came into existence. Psalm 33:6 states the by “the Word of the Lord were the heavens made.”
B.    God’s Word has the power to sustain all creations. Hebrews 1:3 states, “God sustains all things by the word of his power.”
C.    God’s Word has the power to impart new life. 1 Peter 1:23 states “by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” John 1:4 refers to Jesus as “the Word of life.”
D.    God’s Word releases His grace, power, and revelation by which believers grow in their faith and their commitment to Jesus Christ.
E.     God’s Word is the sword (Ephesians 6:17) by which all believers use to fight Satan. Jesus spoke these words “it is written” to fight Satan during His temptation in the wilderness.
F.     It is God’s Word that will judge all mankind regardless of whether we chose to accept or reject His Word-we will be judged! 

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Holy Spirit Mortifying The Body

Romans 8:13

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die, but if through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, yet ye shall live.

What is the meaning of this verse? The apostle Paul is reminding believers of his day and for generations to come of the spiritual warfare that rages within our bodies. Believers are in a constant battle between right and wrong; good and evil. Paul used himself as an example of this warfare by stating that the things he should do he doesn't and the things that he does he shouldn't; this is the way it is with all of us.
We make this claim because sin is always present and are competing for control; without the help of the Holy Spirit believers will lose the battle every time. The question now becomes, how do believes win this warfare? Believers win this battle by yielding control of our lives to the indwelling Holy Spirit. This is accomplished by deciding yes I surrender all to God-the Holy Spirit so that I can live holy unto the One who saved me from eternal separation.
It is noteworthy to say, as believers yield control daily to the Holy Spirit believes draw closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In doing so a strong personal relationship is developed between Christ-the vine and the believer-the branch.
Let's close today's discussion by saying; yielding control of our lives to the Holy Spirit believers put to death the misdeeds of the body.
The powerful work of the Holy Spirit convicting sin.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Christians In A Perverse Generation

Philippians 2:15

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.

Today's focus discussion is Christians living in a perverse generation as the world we live in today is marred with all manner of sin and wickedness as it was during the Bible days.
Satan and his followers have set out to deceive Christians if they succumb to his lies and deceitfulness as he is a masterful strategist in his deceptive schemes. The world has a distorted view of morals, standards and beliefs which is contrary to those of God. Many in our society today feel that there is no God and mankind is the highest order of control and what satisfies man the most is right; we know better.
What must Christians do in this perverse generation? II Corinthians 6:17-18 calls for spiritual separation for all believers as we cannot serve two masters. Spiritual separation is necessary to remain loyal and faithful to God so that we might continue in faith, purity and godly love as we continue being lights in a sin darkened world. With our loyalty to God we draw closer to Him through an intimate fellowship, worship, and studying His word and loving service to Him. With that being said, Christians must speak against sin and corruption whenever and wherever it exists.
Christians, we are in a spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:11-18) sin and corruption is our enemy. Fight on!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

God Called Servants

Isaiah 49:5-6

And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob again to Him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength. And He said, it is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel; I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Today's focus discussion is Isaiah's prophecy that outlines two important aspects of Christ's earthly mission, which was to (a) bring Israel back to God. This group includes the Jewish converts of the New Testament church, the present age believers and the remnant that will be restored in the last stage. (b) The second aspect of Christ's mission was to bring salvation to all nations (vv. 5-6).
"My salvation unto the end of the earth," solidifies Christ's mission in that it is God's desire that all nations hear the gospel and be saved as the opportunity is there and the choice is theirs. Isaiah's prophecy will not be fulfilled until all nations have heard the Word of God preached as supported in Matthew 24:14 as to when the end comes. Also, Matthew 28:18-20 talks about teaching and preaching the gospel of Christ to all nations.
It is noteworthy to say that before and after Christ's earthly mission God has called special people as His servants to say "what thus saith the Lord" in getting the people to turn to Him and be saved. Ephesians 4:11 describes Christ's five-fold ministerial leadership of the church to continue His mission, but all believers are servants of God in that each has a personal message to share with unbelievers.
Serve God through witnessing.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

A Fool And His Fate

Psalm 14:1-7

The fool hath said in his heart; There is no God; they are corrupt, they have done abominable work; there is none that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy, there is none that doeth good, no not one.

This is a historic day in our nation; I say this because the person that is being sworn in as this country's President has the mentality of a fool and dictator type thinking. He has aligned himself with billionaires and the leader of our enemy Russia. Of all the elected Presidents his thinking is the most racially filled with hate, and self adulation not to speak of his lack of knowledge in key areas to say the least.
Listening to his hateful rhetoric, I ask this question as stated in verse 4; have all the worker of iniquity no knowledge? Who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord? He (Trump) has done the following (v 6) "You have shamed the counsel of the poor." The poor is the 66+ million voters who are hurt by his unfair election methods (rigging/hacking); but we have our faith in the Lord, His truth and our resolve to keep fighting for what is right while knowing the truth will come to light. The Lord is our refuge and He will fight our battle.
Let me close by saying Trump is a fool because he feels in his heart that he knows everything and can change the world to his benefit by himself. Everything he does is to promote himself and his agenda. This Psalm describes Trump's depraved condition. I feel in my heart his Presidency is to teach him a lesson as well as there is a message for all America. Ask God to show us the message He have for America.
Lord, teach me Your will and way; lead me in Your path so that I might do Your will and bring this country in love. In Jesus name; Amen.
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