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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dressed For Battle



Ephesians 6:11-18

Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

These are powerful scriptures in that they give a clear picture of the powerful forces believers are fighting against. Evilness begins in the spirit realm and then manifests themselves in the natural.
Therefore, God being love and made provisions for man would leave us defenseless in a sinful world. God knew that man is powerless against sin; therefore, He dressed believers in the necessary battle armour to be successful in this spiritual warfare. Take note of the weaponry, and they are: truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, shield of faith, and the helmet of salvation all are defensive except one, which is the sword of the Spirit-the Bible. We are encouraged to pray always because prayer is our close communication with God and when Satan sees believers praying he knows there is a close connection between the believer and God.
Let me encourage all to wear your body armour proudly because it is of God with victory written all over it, and then commence to wheel your sword, take the fight to Satan and his army even in high places.
We are victorious warrior because Christ defeated Satan at the cross of Calvary and now we can sing Victory is mine; I told Satan get thee behind me; because victory is mine.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

An Assured Hope



Psalm 34:18-19

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

If the question was raised, why are you talking about hope? It is because our nation is in chaos. It appears as if wrong have replaced right and there seem to be no end in sight. Lies are everywhere and the truth seems to have disappeared from the minds and hearts of man. Let me assure all truth is still the truth and will resurface as never before and all men will hunger for the truth.
Another school of thought on hope is that many in the faith community and others are calling on the name of the Lord while knowing that our true hope rests in the Lord. In God's own time He will bring all this foolishness to an abrupt end. I and many others across this nation have been praying for a healing of this nation (2 Chronicles 7:14) with assurances that God will answer our prayers.
It is noteworthy to say as I interact across social media I am seeing more and more inspirational postings. What this tells me is that people realize that yes there is a God who is supreme and is in control. He allows situations to occur to get our attention. Our nation's current situation is no exception, but the end is near as there are many who still hold to the truth and believe it is right to do what is right.
Another thought is that all of us are not shame to tell the world of our faith and where our true hope is-Jesus Christ.
Let me close by saying, our assured hope is in Jesus Christ as we take the fight to Satan who is wearing three piece suits (Ephesians 6:11-18). Let's stay involved as we continue the fight because the battle is already won. Satan, you have to flee.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Obedience



Acts 5:29

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, we ought to obey God rather than men.

Growing up as a child I often heard the phrase, "obedience is better than sacrifice"; I learned the true meaning of this phrase and as I matured in my faith it became more meaningful to me. What my mother was teaching me was to obey her and God's laws instead of what man may say. This teaching is supported by scripture as noted above.
Early in my teaching career, I taught Critical Thinking, which incorporated the philosophy of obedience because life is about choice and when one make an unwise choice it has consequences whereas making a wise choice there is a reward. It is wise to give thought to a decision or action before making either. God has laws that are given for our benefit and are to be obeyed. There are civil laws that are to be obeyed and when broken there are consequences, but when man's laws contradict God's laws then His laws is what we should follow.
Therefore, Peter's sound advice to his audience then and for generations to come has a profound effect when followed. This is because God is supreme and knows all. His ways are best as is His thoughts are far better than those of man.
We are to live holy unto God and obedience is the beginning to holy living.
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Courage



Psalm 31:24

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

If we were to define courage it could be defined as being brave and having valor or the ability to stand strong in the face of a storm.
The writer of this Psalm encourages all to be of good courage because on this faith journey we will face storms in our lives that look like giants. The Psalmist also state that the Lord God will give us the strength we need to stand firm and strong. This is because our hope is in the Lord who is an assured hope. It is in Christ that our anchor holds.
The Bible records instances where the victor displayed courage, such as David when he faced the giant Goliath with noting more than a sling shot and three stones, which represented the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. David needed only one rock which can be representative of the Godhead.
The three Hebrew boys and Daniel showed courage, faith and valor in their situation and place all their hope and faith in the Lord. They were delivered and their testimony lives forever providing encouragement for others in all generations.
These questions come to mind, how courageous are you in the face of extreme adversity? Do you have enough hope in the Lord believing that He will provide the strength you need in every situation?
Deuteronomy 3:16 encourages all to " Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, He [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."

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Friday, June 2, 2017

A Daily Walk With God Through Prayer



Nehemiah 1:1-12

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven. And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love Him and observe His commandments.

In light of the sinful conditions this world is in I felt the need to remind all that we stand tallest on our knees. This is our daily walk with God through prayer as He hears and answer. We know that When God's people pray and or come together in prayer God hears and answer. That being said, we need a spiritual revival because of the sinful conditions facing our world. We are witnessing all manner of wickedness worldwide. The church is being persecuted in foreign countries to the point that many are being murdered for worshiping Christ and many are being imprisoned for the same reason. In this country, it appears as if God's people are being overtaken by sin and there seems to be no stopping it, but be encouraged sin and Satan is a defeated foe.
These conditions bring into focus 2 Chronicles 7:14, which states, if  my people, which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
All this week there has been a national call for prayer and as we come together in prayer as well as praying individually God hears and answers. Prayer has been and continues to be an integral part of believers lives the world over. Prayers of the righteous availeth much (James 5:16).
Keep praying, keep believing, because God is moving and it is being witnessed through nature. A healing is on the way.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Healing Of This Nation



2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people,  which are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

I know I have written on this topic several times as I prayed and continue to pray for a healing of this nation. Today, I can tell you that I am witnessing more and more people lifting up the name of Jesus and praying as I interact across social media and in other venues. I am not asserting that people weren't praying before, but are openly proclaiming that yes there is a God who is in control of every situation.
Let me remind all of these facts: (a) there is power in prayer. Remember the midnight prayer meeting Paul and Silas had while locked in prison; the church went in prayer for Peter while he was in prison; the results were the same. They were released unharmed. (b) James 5:16 state that prayers of the righteous availeth much; therefore, when believers pray things change. (c) What happen when the people marched around Jericho, the walls fell down on the seventh march.
There is strength in numbers and when believers come together in prayer this nation and the world will see a difference as it is now. Praying for the healing of this nation has been part of my and other prayer warriors' nightly prayers for over two years. What do we see? Resistances all over this nation and in other countries around the world joining our efforts and praying as we resist.
We cannot allow our democracy to be destroyed by satanic controlled people who has made it their mission to harm too many good people.
A healing of this nation is occurring; prayers are being made and feet are walking by faith knowing truth and right will succeed.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Godly Mothers Are Angels Among Us



Hebrews 13:2

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Hebrews 13:1 encourages believers to continue in brotherly love as this type of love that stems from our relationship with God the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ as it is common to greet one another as sister and brother in Chris. Several questions come to mind, and they are, when there is a stranger in our mist whom we do not know to be a fellow believer or are what man considers as the derelicts of our society how do we as Christians greet or treat this person? Is the person greeted in brotherly love as our scripture verse reminds us that we should as it we may be entertaining an angels unaware? Are we as Christians practicing cultural Christianity? If the person has a physical need do we address that need without judging? Are we as Christians following in Christi’s footsteps in addressing a physical need in order to meet their spiritual need?
Christians are taught to treat everyone with love and respect because Christ loved and died for all humanity even while we were enemies of God. This is because Christians are simply saved sinners saved by God’s grace and all who have accepted Jesus Christ in faith as your personal Savior is being kept by the power of the Holy Spirit. Another school of thought on entertaining strangers among us that sometimes God will send society’s less fortunate to us to see where we as Christians are in our Christian growth and walk with Him. Finally, God judges the heart of man not his/her appearances because we all may be different on the outside but the same on the inside.
Be mindful of the angels among us.



Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Virtuous Woman



Proverbs 31:10-31

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no deed of spoil.

Our lesson text asks a profound question as it relates to true mothers and Christian women. A virtuous woman is one who puts family first as she seeks to ensure that their needs are met. She emulates the love of God for her family (husband and children) as well as the community in which she lives. She seeks to do good for others while taking no thought for her own welfare, because she leaves that to God with the full understanding that God will supply all her needs.
Our scripture verses outlines the qualities and character traits of a virtuous women as I have seen these qualities on display by many of the women and especially older women that I have encountered in my lifetime. The one character trait these women had in common was a reverence for God and love for man.
Our scripture verses also state that a virtuous woman is a precious commodity and should be cherished and rewarded for her faithfulness and love for family and community. She speaks with wisdom (v.26) even when she is offering corrections to her children, a love one or someone in the community.
The value of a virtuous woman is priceless and more precious than rubies and gold. She is as beautiful as a rose.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

A Midnight Talk With God



Psalm 119:62; Acts 16:25

At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

Today's topical discussion is reflecting on the power of prayer and the results of prayers being made to God. Acts 16:25 gives a vivid reminder of the power of prayer; when Paul and Silas was bound in prison they held a midnight prayer meeting and God sent an earthquake as His method to free them. In doing so the jailer and his household were saved.
There are several lessons that can be learned form Paul and Silas' prayer meeting, an they are; (a) take all your troubles, burdens, and concerns to God in prayer with an assured belief that God will deliver. This brings into focus 1 Peter 5:7; we are to cast all our cares upon God. We are to leave the situation in God's hand. (b) If you are going to pray then don't worry, if you are going to worry after you pray is showing a lack of trust in your prayer. (c) God is the deliverer and He delivers His people.
Let me to close by giving a personal testimony; I was facing heart surgery; that night around midnight I prayed and asked God to take His holy finger and open my arteries. I proceeded to go to sleep; on the morning of the surgery the doctor told me I didn't need the surgery because the artery was open and for me to go home. This was almost twenty years ago. My current prayer is that next year I still will not have to have heart surgery to replace a valve. I praise God constantly and will continue praising and thanking God for His deliverance.
I understand why the Psalmist was continually thanking God for His goodness, grace and mercy, because He surrounds us daily with His everlasting love.
Yes, there is power in prayer whether you pray at midnight, early in the morning or even at noon, just pray knowing God hears and He will deliver.
There nothing like a midnight prayer meeting.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Shinning The Light Of Christ



II Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Our scripture text makes a profound statement as it relates to the god-Satan of this world and how he has blinded the minds of the masses in our society today just as he did during the writing of this text. Let’s be very clear, Satan is a defeated foe and his control on society is temporary. All humanity is encouraged to get right with God, accept His Son Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and spend eternity in His presence instead of being tormented for ever after this life is over. Believers are to walk in the light of Christ because we are of His righteousness.
It is Satan’s mission to destroy God’s kingdom by deceiving as many as he can. He does this by spreading false truths and or lies while making them very believable. What we as believers must do is to know the truth for ourselves and stand firm on the truth of God’s Word. We shine bright the light of Christ by standing firm on His word, living a godly life in word and in our walk. Knowing the truth of God’s Word comes from studying His word so we can rightly divide the word (2 Timothy 2:15).
Prayer is an important component in the Christian life as it our communication with God. When Satan sees believers in constant prayer he knows there is a strong relationship between the believer and God.
Believers, we are Christ’s lit candle so let your light shine for men to see Christ in you.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Christ Is Alive



Revelation 1:18

I am He that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

If the question was raised, how do we know that Jesus Christ is alive? On Crucifixion Friday He was crucified and on Resurrection Sunday when Mary Magdalene and others went to the tomb, Christ’s body was not there for He had risen as promised. All who believe died with Him on Friday and rose with Him on Sunday morning and as He live so do all believers.
We can make this our personal testimony and say, Christ is alive in my soul; as He live I live.
All believers serve a risen Savior.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Jesus’ seven last words



Jesus’ seven last words
Luke 23:34; John 19:26-30, Mark 15:34


Friday being what is commonly referred to as Good Friday; however, I prefer to refer to this day as the day my Lord was crucified fulfilling prophecy. Reflect with me if you will on the last seven words Jesus spoke and consider what they mean to each of us.
Let’s begin with the phrase “Father, forgive them”, Jesus is asking His father to forgive the persons carrying out this treacherous act. Consider this thought for a moment, Jesus asking the Father to forgive all humanity for our sins. What love! Jesus was nailed to the cross from 9AM to noon suffering excruciating pain while bearing the sins of the world expresses pure love. His second words “To day shalt thou be with me in paradise” (v 43) speaks of salvation to all who trust Him as Lord and Savior. This peak to the issue of some will recognize Jesus for who He really is and accept Him while desiring to spend eternity with Him while others will not make the connection or refuse to accept Him as Lord and Savior. Jesus’ third words speak of love when He utters “Woman, behold thy son…Behold thy mother” (John 19:26-27). What is being displayed during His dying hours is Jesus expressing concerns for the welfare of His mother while leaving her in the trusted hands of someone who would care for her every need. Also, these words give children the responsibility caring for their dependent parents.
According to scripture during the three hours of darkness from noon until 3 PM Jesus spoke no words. During those hours of darkness history records that all of the elements of nature went out of control as we know them to operate. The earth acted as if it was drunk, the sun refused to shine; you could say it turned its face toward heaven and looked at the Father, saying “I cannot watch Your Son die.” The moon hid itself. About 3 o’clock Jesus began to speak what is considered spiritual words on this order, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; Matthew 27:46). This phrase depicts the separation Jesus experienced from His father as the sinner’s substitute. These words can be looked upon as the apex of Christ’s suffering for a lost world and the Father could not look on His Son dying for all humanity’s sins. The thought of Christ dying forsaken so mankind would never be forsaken should make us all shout Hallelujah! Thank God for Jesus!  Next Christ addresses His physical need, again fulfilling scripture by saying “I thirst” (John 19:28); they gave Jesus vinegar to quench His thirst. From this we see again prophecy being fulfilled according to Psalm 69:21. Christ’s victory/triumph over death and sin states “It is finished” (John19:30). This phrase states that Christ’s earthly mission was complete. He had fulfilled all prophecies. He had completed the redemptive work as the sacrificial Lamb of God by shedding His blood as atonement for sin. He had won a decisive victory over Satan. He had reconciled man back to God bridging the spiritual divide that once existed between humanity and God. Finally, when Christ stated “It is finished”, He committed Himself to the Father when He stated “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46). At this point Jesus gave His life over to death and His spirit went home to the Father (Psalm 31:5). Therefore, no one can say that they took Jesus’ life because He came to earth to give His life as a ransom for humanity and through all the physical agony He experienced Christ remained on the cross until the end. Jesus may have died on Friday, but the Savior Jesus Christ rose on Sunday (Resurrection) morning with all power.
I am glad He did what He did! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Forgiveness



Psalm 147:3, Psalm 130:3-4

If thou, Lord shouldest mark iniquities, who shall stand? But, there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. He healest the broken heart; He gathered together the outcasts of Israel.

This being the Crucifixion and resurrection season, I felt compelled to write about forgiveness which is what God does once we as believers accept His Son Jesus’ atoning work on Calvary’s cross, which was to atone and forgive sin.  The difference between Christ’s atonement and the earthly priests atonement is that Christ’s atonement forgave sin whereas the earthly priests atonement covered over sin and this ritual was repeated yearly while Christ’s was a one-time event.
We celebrate this season with full knowledge that we all were pardoned of our sins and our LORD was bruised for our iniquities. He forgave us for our sins, but when our fellowman wrongs us, often times we lack the forgiving spirit of our Savior. We are to forgive others as we have been forgiven by God and our sins are remembered no more. Once we learn to forgive our fellowman as our Savior has forgiven us a healing will begin. It is as though a heavy burden has been lifted.
Genesis 20:17-18 deals with healing and forgiveness that was granted by God when Moses asks God for forgiveness for the people of Israel because of their sins. This occurred during their exodus out of Egypt. God forgave Israel and continues to forgive; must we.
God the Father deals with the heart of humanity and sees the repentant heart where He heals the broken hearted; He gathers the outcasts who say, Lord I need forgiveness and a Savior, then transformation occurs. The person’s sins are forgiven and is restored to a life of righteousness. The transformation that has taken place in the heart will manifest itself in living godly lives which include forgiving others as we have been forgiven.
Let us forgive, heal, and live.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

God's Goodness And Mercy



Psalm 23:6

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

It is ironic that today’s message coincide with this week’s Sunday school lesson’s last verse of the much loved 23rd Psalm.
That said, reflecting on the entire psalm one can see a psalm of trust, confidence, love and care from the Lord our Good Shepherd. Throughout this psalm depicts the Lord’s loving kindness and His protective powers. The psalmist ends by expressing confidence in knowing that the Lord’s goodness and mercy will be with him and all believers for a lifetime. What a wonderful thing to know?
God’s everlasting goodness and mercy; He is our shepherd.
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Friday, March 24, 2017

God Will Provide



Matthew 6:25-34

...I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what shall ye eat, or what shall ye drink; nor yet for body, what ye shall put on, is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment? 

Our lesson text asks a profound question as it relates to what is a more important, material possession or eternal life? The reason why Jesus ask this question there were some discussions on earthly possessions or serving the Lord our God with our whole heart. Material possession has a short life span whereas eternal life is for ever.
Another school of thought is that Jesus was trying to get His followers to trust Him and take Him at His word of supplying all our needs. Material possessions were no exception.
Verse 33 sums up the fact of where we are to place our priorities; because God our Father knows all our needs and have promised to supply them. What we are to focus on it heavenly things first and let God do the rest. Verse 34 tells us not to worry about tomorrow let it take care of itself. Why because God is in control and knows what each day will bring.
Believers and all humanity are bountifully blessed to have a God who knows our needs and freely supplies all we need. What He asks of us is to seek Him first and everything will be added.
God our provider who provides and supplies all we need.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Almighty God His love, Peace and His Grace



John 3:16; Isaiah 26:3; Revelation 22:21


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee (Isaiah 26:3). The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your all (Revelation 22:21).

Today’s message is God’s love enfolds us; His peace keeps us; His grace covers us and His mercy forgave and forgives us. God’s all encompassing love. Only Almighty God cares and does so much for mankind.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

God Answers Prayer



Jonah 1:17; 2:1-10

Now the Lord had prepared  a great fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God of the fish's belly, and said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and He heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my prayer.

The story of Jonah and his rebellion when God told him to go preach to the city of Nineveh, and his refusal resulted in Jonah being swallowed by a fish that many scholars say was a whale. Whatever the fish was God allowed Jonah to remain in the fish's belly for three days and nights. Jonah came to his senses and realized that his disobedience was the reason he  was in the belly of the fish.
God has a way of getting your attention to carried out His will. In this case it was God's desire for Jonah to preach to the citizens of Nineveh. God knew who in that city would be saved. In the end Jonah preached with a heartfelt commitment to his work.
The moral of this story is obedience is better than sacrifice and it is wise to answer God's call and go where He wants you to go. This is because as ambassadors of God we are never alone. Then we can say, Lord I will go where You want me to go and will do what You want me to do.
Just as God answered Jonah out of the belly of a fish, He will answer you and me.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

God's Righteousness Or Man's



Matthew 5:6

Blesses are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.

Pondering what to write while I was meditating on the Word of God as well as reflecting on the conditions of our churches where many have become nothing more than social clubs. I say this because many who call themselves Christians are clamoring for a position for self glorification while forsaking the question how can I lift up the name Jesus and glorify Him in my service. In this position, will God’s righteousness be seen through my service or will it be smothered by my desire for life’s worldly pleasures? His righteousness is what all men will be judged.
Let me remind my fellow believers that our hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness can and will be destroyed if we allow worldly deceitfulness, wealth and the quest for power cloud our focus. When this occurs, then the person becomes spiritually dead. It is for this reason that all believers are encouraged to remain focus on Christ and His righteousness while adhering to the convicting work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dwells in every believer to guide his/her footsteps into righteousness and truth.
Let me encourage my fellow believers to remain connected to the true vine as He is our power source and without this power supply we can do nothing in and of ourselves. He is the essence of our being from the beginning to the end; therefore, hunger and thirst after God’s righteousness instead of man’s.
God’s righteousness is far superior to that of man’s
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

God's Provisional Care



Genesis 2:8-10

And God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil; And a river went out of the Eden to water the garden, and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

God being God and all knowing knew that man's needed provisions made for him so that he would survive; therefore, God created the earth suitable for man's survival as well as placing man in the perfect place with all the necessary tools required for survival.
Again, God's love is on display in how He has made provisions for all man's needs as well as giving him dominion over all of His other creations. God made provision for man's ability to choose between right and wrong, obedience or disobedience-the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This was to test man's level of obedience to Him.
God established certain institutions as a means for man to worship and honor God our Creator and Sustainer, and some were marriage, worship through our giving by the first of our harvest whether crops or income.
God also made provisions for our well-being in our daily lives by promising to provide all our needs according to His riches and glory through His Son Jesus (Philippians 4:19). God provided for governance with the establishment of governments. All government leaders are to govern according to God's divine will.
God's provisional care is witnessed through every aspect of our lives.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

God Our Deliverer



Psalm 18:1-2

I will love thee, O Lord, and my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, and my strength, in whom will I trust, my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

This Psalm is one of praise thanking God for His deliverance, and rightly so considering all that He has is doing and continues to do in the lives of all believers. He is worthy to be praised as there is no failure in Him; He keeps all His promises and for this we say thanks You God for your deliverance.
Yes we can say God is worthy of all praises, glory and honor, because when we reflect on His protective powers as outlined in our lesson verses we can say glory to God in the highest. It is noteworthy to say there is no other god like the God of all creations who sustains all creations.
God is our deliverer because He is Alpha and Omega, the first and the last who has on beginning or end. God was there before there was a when or where. This is the God who hears when called on by His people. There is no escaping God because if we ascend to the highest of heights He is there; if we descend to the bowels of hell He can reach down and pick us up; He is everywhere.
God being everywhere, why not call on God our deliverer?
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Man's Failure



Genesis 3:1-24

Now the serpent was more subtle (subtil) that any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea hath God said, Ye, shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

This chapter deals man's failure in his obedience to God with the serpent using the woman to attack God's creation. The serpent used God's own words but twisted them to make them believable to Eve. The serpent created doubt in Eve's mind by telling her that even though God said she would die if she ate from the tree of knowledge she wouldn't die, which was a lie.
What does this say for Eve and all humanity? It says when you know the truth of God's Word stand firm on His Word, because His Word is what will judge all humanity. Another school of thought is that when you know the truth let no one place doubt in your heart and mind. When there is doubt search the scripture, because the Holy Scriptures is where the truth is found.
The other epic lie Satan told was that they would be as gods with the ability to decide what is good and evil, which would allow man to live independently from God our Creator. Man wasn't created in the image and likeness of God to live independently from God. Man failed to remember who his creator was and his sustainer is. Man is breathing because of God. His very existence is because of God; His love, grace and mercy.
Man's failure was an opportunity for Jesus Christ to restore man to wholeness.

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