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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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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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Thursday, January 12, 2017

An Assured Hope



Isaiah 40:31; 41:10; Jeremiah 17:7

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the LORD and whose hope the LORD is.

If the question was raised, why am I writing about hope? I like many others across these United States feel betrayed, heartbroken, angry and certainly do not trust Trump and his regime to be the President for all America.
Many of us watched his bigotry; lies, hate, and his personal assault on every nationality except White America who is rich like him; so then what to say that he will change now that he is the President; nothing. I say this because a Leopard never changes his spots.
So then what hope do we have? The answer is found in Jesus Christ as stated in our discussion scriptures. It is Him that our hope is assured, because without an unwavering faith and trust in Him we never lose. We are overcomers in Christ, but what we must do is remain strong, committed to our fight for what is right, just and fair for all Americans.
 Remember all humanity is created in the image and likeness of God our creator, and we are all linked through His Spirit. We may have lost the war but not the battle; the best is yet to come because the truth will be known as parts are coming forth as we speak.
In closing, allow me to encourage all to stay sprayed up, focus, committed, and to get involved by doing whatever we can to change things.
An assured hope is in the Lord. His truth and justice will reign.
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Monday, January 9, 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.
I am encouraging all to continue in prayer because God hears and answers prayer. 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 change is coming.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

His Workmanship



Ephesians 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Who is His workmanship? Believers in this scenario are the workmanship because all believers are workers for Christ. Being workers for Christ, believers are to live holy lives before men so that our good works can be seen by Christ who is in heaven. Being the workmanship for Christ mean that we are to continue carrying the gospel message to the world as commissioned by Christ Himself (Matthew 28:19-20) as it is our mission to make other disciples for Christ.
The question now becomes, how do we make disciples? We make other disciples through our lifestyles, through our witness as it is to begin in our homes, communities and then carry the gospel message abroad. Being workers for Christ we are to minister to the sick, feed the hungry, visit the homebound, give comfort where needed because Christ said “what you do to the least of these you do also unto me” (Matthew 25:40).
Christ was the perfect example for doing the will of His Father and we as believers are to do likewise in following Christ’s example of ministry. It is noteworthy to mention that we are not saved by our good works but because of our salvation we do good works. James 2:17, which states “faith if it hath no works is dead.” Does your works exemplify your faith? True faith always manifests itself in obedience to God as it relates to our works.
Our works speak to our faith.
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