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Friday, May 27, 2011

Commissed To Spread The Gospel

Matthew 28:19-20

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

This is a powerful commission given by Christ Himself to all believers--the church as whole and individual believers as well.

If the church fails in its mission of preaching, and teaching the gospel of Christ who else will? Christ established His church for this purpose and He set an example by sending His disciples into the world to continue His gospel message. The question now becomes, How can the unsaved become saved unless he hears the Word of God from the church-believers? When the unsaved come to Christ, we are to baptize them with water through immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and there is only one Lord, one baptism and one salvation. Obeying the Great Commission, believers are to make disciples of new converts so they too can make other disciples. New converts are to be taught holy living with the aid of the Holy Spirit as we are to be prime examples of holy living.

Christ promised to be with His followers always in spreading His gospel and He has remained true to His Word. His presence is felt through the Holy Spirit and regardless of any condition or situation He is there to solve problems, answer fears, anxieties and doubts.
Spread the gospel for He is with you.
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Today's discussion is taken from my "Heavenly Bread" devotional which is available from the author and http://www.amazon.com/

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Uplifting Insights: Witness To The Righteousness Of God

Uplifting Insights: Witness To The Righteousness Of God: "Romans 3:21-22 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets. Even the righte..."

Witness To The Righteousness Of God

Romans 3:21-22

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets. Even the righteousness of God which is by faith in Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

When we speak of the "righteousness of God" we are referring to the redemptive work in regards to humanity's sin. It is God's justification which puts all believers in a right relationship with God. God's redemptive activity liberates all believers from the bondage of sin and Satan. This is because mankind lacked the ability to free him or herself from sin slave bondage. The righteousness of God comes to all who believe as a free gift through His Son Jesus Christ. It is noteworthy to say that God's righteousness is continuous and will last forever.

This free gift is salvation and the only requirement from God is to believe on His Son Jesus and accept Him as our personal Savior. Remember what is free to us was costly to God and His Son, but because of a broken fellowship and God's desire for a restored relationship His redemptive activity was executed--salvation.

How can we today witness to the righteousness of God? We do so by remembering the day we were saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ as we are no longer bound by sin and destined for eternal separation.

We are living testimonies to God's righteousness by our personal encounter with Jesus.

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Today's discussion is taken from my "Heavenly Bread" devotional, which is available from the author and Amazon.com.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Empowered To Witness

Acts 1:8

But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

The background for our scripture text is after Christ's resurrection before His ascension into heaven; He gave His disciples instructions regarding the coming Holy Spirit. They were to remain in "Jerusalem and wait for the promise of the Father"(v. 4), and that shortly thereafter they would receive the Holy Ghost.

Our lesson text describes what was to happen in the promised coming of the Holy Ghost; they would receive power, this was a special power to do the works of the Lord. This power gives the ability and authority to cast out devils, heal the sick and perform many others miraculous wonders. Also, receiving Holy Ghost power causes the believer to boldly witness Christ (4:29) with great power (4:33) the world over.

After receiving the Holy Ghost, Christ followers were to begin their aggressive witnessing in Jerusalem, to Judea, Samaria and the world over. With the newly received power Christian witness is powerful and effective as many will come to Christ as they did on the day of Pentecost and continues today when Holy Ghost filled witnessing is done.

Spirit-filled believers have the power to do great things while carrying the message of Christ, hope and forgiveness of sins to the lost so they may be saved.
There is power in witnessing Christ!

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Today's discussion is taken from my monthly devotional "Heavenly Bread" which is available from the author and Amazon.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spirit VS Flesh

Galatians 5:1-25

…Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

If the question was raised, Who is in control? God is in control as He is the essence of our being from birth to death and the more Christians develop a meaningful relationship with God and totally commits him or herself to Him through the Holy Spirit, then walking in the Spirit becomes second nature. The flesh is torn by the desires of the eye which are pleasing because of Satan's false presentations. What pleases the flesh is temporary, but what pleases the Spirit is everlasting.

Christians are constantly bombarded with Satan's attacks in his masterful scheme of derailing God's plan of kingdom building, but all believers are dressed for spiritual warfare as recorded in Ephesians 6:11-18. Notice if you will all weapons in this war are defensive except one, the Word of God (sword of the Spirit). This is what we use to attack Satan on his own turf; as Christians are to take the fight to Satan through our Bible study, meditation, prayer and witnessing Christ the world over.

If we walk in the Spirit, then we kill the desires of the flesh, because we are living in the Spirit (v. 25).

Yield to God and His Spirit and walk therein.
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Today's writing is taken from my monthly devotional "Heavenly Bread" that is available from the author and Amazon.com.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Repentance and Healing

Jeremiah 3:11-12, 22

Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you; for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever…Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings; Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God.

The nation of Israel had continued in its waywardness until God's punishment caused them to be led into captivity. The prophet Jeremiah was proclaiming what thus saith the Lord in an attempt to get Israel to repent and turn back to God. Verse 11 provides a glimpse of the magnitude to Israel's treacherousness as it had become worse than that of Judah. Through it all God's love remained strong and desired that Israel turn back to Him as He does with sinners today.

The main message in today's lesson is that God's love forgives each time a sinner repents of his or her sinful ways as there is spiritual healing in repentance. Only God can heal mankind of his backsliding as this is evidenced through His Son Jesus Christ. Because of God's love, He made all provisions for humanity to repent and be saved.

Repentance requires three steps, admission, confession and turning away from sin to righteousness. Just as repentance was proclaimed then, the same message is being proclaimed today. Have you heard the message?
Repent and be healed.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Christ The True Vine

John 15:1-2

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away, and every branch beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

What is Jesus teaching in this parable? He is teaching that He is the Christ the one and only Savior (true vine) and all who come to Him in faith have life and apart from Him there is no life. The other message here is that Disciples of Christ must remain in Him to bear fruit and if and when the fruit bearing ceases then he or she is casted off. With that being said, all believers are expected to bear fruit as this builds the kingdom of God.
How do believers bear fruit? Believers bear fruit through his or her witnessing Christ as believers are the salt of the earth. The earth is to be seasoned by sharing the gospel of Christ and inviting others to believe and join the royal family of God. Fruits of our beliefs are seen by the world through the believer's lifestyle-holy living, and through the believer's fruit bearing, there is growth in the Christian community. God the Father purges/removes any and all obstacles that hinder kingdom building.
All fruit bearing is based on our love for God and others. This represents both vertical and horizontal relationships.
Fruit-bearing Christians bring glory to God and His holiness.
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Today's discussion is taken from my monthly devotions "Heavenly Bread." Available on www.Amazon.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pepsi Refresh project


Please help us (W. C. Management Non-Profit Housing) receive funding from Pespi four Adult and Computer Literacy and Wellness program to seniors in Detroit.

Our url is www.refresheverything.com/helping. You can also, text your vote to Pepsi to 73774 and inserting our project number 1061222 in the body of the text.

Thanks for your help in the matter.

Willie White

Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life


Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also; and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Nearing the end of Jesus' earthly ministry and mission, He was having a conversation with His disciples where He promises to return and for them to "let not their hearts be troubled" (v.1). During the conversation Jesus told His disciples where He was going and they knew how to get there. Thomas refuted Jesus' statement by stating they didn't know where He was going or how to get there. Our lesson study picks up with Jesus telling them that He was "the way, truth and the life" and if anyone comes to the Father they would have to come through Him. This is a profound fact because it embodies salvation as Jesus is the way back to God, because Jesus took on humanity's sins; therefore, when God the Father looks at man He sees the righteousness of His Son.

Furthermore, Jesus is the final revelation of God the Father as He is God. Therefore, it stands to reason that Jesus expected His disciples to recognize God the Father in Him. His disciples had traveled with Jesus for three long years and had witnessed all that He had done and taught and should have concluded that He and the Father were one (vv. 7-11).
Jesus is the way, truth and life for He is God.

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Today's discussion is taken from my devotional "Heavenly Bread", which can be purchased through Amazon.com and my Createspace.com website on Amazon as can all my books and other major book stores.