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Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Birth of Christ: Luke 2:11

For unto you born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

Today’s message is our Christmas message, which tells of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who was prophesied many years before Christ was born. The birth of Christ is the most celebrated day in history. It is the fulfilled promised of God the Father who promised to send a Savior to atone the sins of the world.
The birth of Christ fulfills the prophecy that was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah when he stated that a virgin would bring forth a son, and His name shall be called Immanuel, which means God with us. Mary was the virgin who brought forth Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior.
God’s actions of giving His only begotten Son to be the Savior of the world depicts the heart of God, which is love.
The wise men who visited Jesus took gifts as a form of worship and expression of thankfulness for the birth of our Savior. Gifts are given in commemoration of the greatest gift that humanity has ever received, which is salvation.  We celebrate the birth of our Savior as an expression of thanksgiving to our heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ for salvation.
We honor God for who He is and His Plan of Salvation through the birth of Jesus Christ; therefore, without Christ, there is no Christmas.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Prophesied Christ: Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

In preparation for the birth of Christ, our Lord and Savior Jesus, I felt it necessary to remind everyone
that Christ’s birth was prophesied many generations before it was fulfilled.

In Isaiah’s prophecy, he was precise in the foretelling of Christ’s birth; He would be born of a Virgin woman and provided the name of the Christ child, which was Immanuel, that means God with us. Christ is God the Father’s only begotten Son; therefore, God is with us through Jesus Christ, who was present at the beginning with God during creation (John 1:1).

Therefore, as we prepare for the celebration of this glorious day, let us remember why and who we are glorifying, and we give gifts in commemoration of the greatest gift ever given-salvation through Jesus Christ.

Hail to the king of glory.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thanksgiving: Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Our Thanksgiving message is simply be thankful for everything, regardless of the situation thank
God, because our blessings out number our troubles.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Our Relationship with God:Romans 5:8; John 1:10-13

..God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Today's message is the second in my series of discussions on relationships with a focus on Our Relationship with God, our heavenly Father Creator, and sustainer.
All humanity is created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26a); it was God's desire
for humanity to be in fellowship with Him, and God would make known the mysteries of the unknown to humankind (Ephesians 3:9). God's desired intimate relationship was witnessed in the Garden of Eden; sin destroyed that relationship, but Jesus Christ restored our relationship through His atoning works on the cross at Calvary. All who accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior have a restored relationship with God (John 3:16), which incorporates God's desire. 
All humanity has a spirit, mind, and a heart with the ability to love and to hate. Being in the image of God, we are to love one and care for one another and show compassion just as God has for all generations.
We are children of God; therefore, we are to manifest the goodness of God.
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Relationship-Friends: Ecclesiastes 4:12

And if one prevails against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Today's discussion is the first in a series of talks on relationships, with today's focus is a look
at a friendly relationship between a man and a woman that turns adulterous. The "him" in our scripture text is Satan who comes to seek and destroy, and if successful in his mission will ruin at least two lives that otherwise would have remained for a lifetime. That said, all relationships are based on love, faith, trust, and respect for one another; therefore, when trust is betrayed, then the link is destroyed.
Now, let us focus on the question and allow me to offer helpful advice as a preventive measure that will ensure a lasting friendship, and they are: (a) include the spouses and or significant other in the relationship; in doing this forms a multi-string cord that leaves no room for Satan and his destructive schemes. (b) Always remember the sanctity of marriage, because marriage is an institution established and sanctioned by God? (c) When temptations come upon us rely on God the indwelling Holy Spirit who is our strength when we are at our weakest. (d) Search the scripture such as Romans 12:1, which states that we must present our bodies as living sacrifices holy and acceptable unto God. Living sacrificially is yielding not unto temptation, which means allowing God the indwelling Holy Spirit to take control of our minds and bodies. In doing so, we will be able to withstand Satan's lifestyle attacks because we are no match for Satan in our strength. In our weakness, God, the Holy Spirit, is our strength.
In every relationship, let the love of God rule as we reverence Him and respect our brothers and sisters (friends).

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Give Thanks: 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Psalm 107:1

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Recently I was given a question asking to list three things I am thankful for; my first answer is life. I am grateful for life because God is the giver and sustainer of all life, physical and spiritual. Physical life was given to me upon conception in my mother's womb. During my physical life, the Lord God has kept me through seen and unseen danger. He has walked with me through all of my trials and tribulation. He supplies all of my needs, physical and spiritual.
My spiritual life was given to me the moment I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and ever since that glorious day, I have been growing in the spirit as I walk closer with the Lord.
The second thing I am grateful for is health because, without a reasonable portion of my health and strength, many activities would be challenging to navigate if not impossible without the aid of someone or something.
The third thing I am thankful for is God's grace, love, and mercy. God gives me each of these blessings and does so with compassion. It is because of God's love, grace, and mercy; I have life and health. God showers me with His love, grace, and compassion to the point my cup overflows. God's love surrounds me; His grace covers me, and His mercy spared me from eternal separation from Him. Therefore, praises will forever be in my mouth, saying Lord I love You; I worship and adore You.

Thursday, October 31, 2019


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Blessings: Deuteronomy 28:8

The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Earlier in the week, I was in a conversation with fellow believers, and the senior person in the group brought this phrase to mind when she stated, "He keeps on blessing me." I had to reflect on God's blessings that He bestows upon each of us daily. Even amid sickness, anxiety, worry, and even depression, be encouraged, it is a blessing to be alive because it is another day to tell God thank You for wakening me this morning. I know You can take away the pain, and whatever else that I am going through Your blessings outnumber the troubles of life.
My prayer list is getting longer and longer as there is a great need for prayer; in our prayers, let us thank God for His blessings as we say these words. "He keeps on blessing me."
God commands His blessings upon us.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Righteous verses Unrighteous: Psalm 1:1-6

 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
 This number of Psalm takes a distinctive look at the two kinds of people in the world, providing the character traits by each type.
The righteous delight themselves in the laws, ways, and character traits of God as He is our heavenly Father. God, the Father is love, compassionate, longsuffering, He is kind and merciful, God is truth, and faithful to His word; therefore, the righteous emulate these attributes daily in our lives. Whereas, the unrighteous bring forth hate, envy, deceit, bigotry, and all manner of evil upon our fellowman for no apparent reason. These are the attributes of the prince of darkness.
Let me encourage the righteous do not be discouraged by the seeming prosperity of the unrighteous because they will be soon cut down like the chaff that will be blown away. We will look for the unrighteous, and they will be no more (v.4), while the righteous will flourish like a tree that is planted by the rivers of water (v.3). The river of water is the Holy Spirit that showers all believers with His grace daily.
The righteous enjoy bountiful blessings while blessings of the unrighteous are short-lived.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Morning Prayer: Psalm 5:1-2

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

Good morning God. Thank You for wakening me this morning to another day of Your blessings of love, grace, and mercy. Thank You, Lord, for keeping me safe as I slept throughout the night, dispatching Your angels to watch over me. As I rose early this morning,  there was no doubt in my mind that it was You that clothed me with a spirit of thanksgiving. Lord, I thank You for being the God of my salvation, my refuge, and being my God. In Jesus' name, I pray Amen.
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Friday, October 18, 2019

The Healing Power of Faith: James 5:13-18

And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Our scripture verses discuss prayer and the results of prayers. What this proves is there is power in prayer and faith that goes with prayer. Verse 13 instructs us to pray if there are any among us that is ill and if everything is okay, then sing songs of praise. There is healing power in prayer, and we must have enough faith to believe in our prayers.
There are many instances in the Bible where prayers were made, and faith opened the door to answered prayers. Mustard seed size faith will move mountains (Matthew 17:20 KJV). Jesus instructed His disciples to have this kind of faith, and they could do the impossible. We will have mountains in our lives; we must exercise mustard seed size faith, and then watch God work.
Verse 15 reminds us there is power in praying the prayer of faith; it will heal the sick as well as bringing into realization the desired result of our prayer. Faith in Jesus Christ is essential to our salvation.
Pray whether we are petitioning God for self or someone else or thanking Him; pray, and have faith. 
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

God's Protective Care: Psalm 91:1-16

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.
If it appears as though I am writing from the same passage of scriptures is because I desire to provide words of encouragement during these troubling times. Regardless of the number of times scriptures (this and other scriptures) are read, some encouragements will lift our souls and spirit for whatever the situation one may be facing. He is a burden barrow.
Be encouraged in all situations; God is our true protector; as verse one says, continuing abiding the secret place of His tabernacle and under His shadow where we will find refuge, a fortress, and God Almighty Himself. There is no better place to be than under God's protective wings; His truth is our shield and buckler that will hide us from the terror and destructive forces of evil that seek to destroy us (vv 4, 6). Keep our hand in the hands of the Master, and trust Him daily.
Lastly, be encouraged, God has us; He sees us with His all-seeing eye and is holding us with His unseen hands.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Encouragement: Psalm 37:4, II Timothy 1:7

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Today's message is designed to provide words of encouragement because as we travel through life's ups and downs, we sometimes get weary and need a warm smile or a handshake or even just a kind word or two.
That said we witness adversity daily and often wonder why or what is going on; well, we live in a fallen world where Satan is busy seeing who he can destroy. Be encouraged because the Lord God did not give us a spirit of fear, but the power of love and a sound mind. A sound mind is one that knows right from wrong good from evil. Exercising a sound mind that is focused on Jesus, Satan, and his evil schemes will not harm us. See, Satan wants us to be burden down with fear and weary, but take heed to our scripture text when it asks us to delight ourselves in the Lord, and He will give us the desires of our hearts. We desire peace, love, and harmony. God's peace surpasses the world's understanding and peace.
Remember the words recorded in Isaiah 54:17a which states, No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
Be encouraged; God has us in His hands.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

There is Healing in Forgiveness: Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

The Holy Spirit directed me to write on this subject again, as I had done in 2005, The Healing of Forgiveness to remind all there is healing in forgiveness. The Holy Spirit knew that someone needed to be reminded that we are to forgive as God the Father has forgiven us all through Jesus Christ, who died on the cross at Calvary for our sins; for we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
The act of forgiveness on display in the Texas courtroom showed the grace and mercy of God working through this young man to forgive the wrongdoer. There have been other widely known acts of forgiveness over the years. I am sure other acts of mercy occur daily in this country and around the world because the forgiving person finds healing within. Forgiving our wrongdoer, we begin to heal as it is a weight lifted off of the forgiver. The other side of this proverbial coin is that the wrongdoer is relieved knowing that the victim and or the family have forgiven him or her.
 2 Chronicles 7:14 talks about healing, forgiveness, prayer, and turning from our wicked ways, then we will see a nation that is living according to God's way.
There is healing in forgiveness; therefore, let us love one another, forgive as we have been forgiven.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Angry in a good Way: Psalm 37:1-40

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.  For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
What do I mean when I say be angry in the right way? What I am saying is that yes it is ok to get angry God did and still does. God is displaying His anger in many ways and places. We who stand for right and justice are standing with God because He is the truth and just. He will repay the evildoer with His wrath and reward the righteous. We are to reframe from striking vengeance on the person or persons; in other words, an eye for an eye. We fight back within the confines of the law because no one is above the law. 

Why we do this is because vengeance is the Lord's and what is right He will repay. As a result of these evil forces, we sometimes become discouraged, but we must remember the evildoers' days are numbered and will be cut down like green grass.

Do we stand and fight for what is right, yes we do as we take the Lord God our mighty warrior with us. He will and is fighting our battles as we speak. God is exposing corruption and evil as never before. Yes, we are in a very dark place in our country with political corruption, and every other form of corruption and crime is raining down upon us as if we are in a rainstorm, but have no fear God is our shelter and has us covered under the shadow of His mighty wings (Psalm 91:4 KJV).

We stand and fight in the right way because God our deliverer will deliver us from all this corruption and other forms of unrighteousness; He will restore this country to civility where love trumps hate. God always has a remnant that will and is standing in the face of evil and corruption.

God sees our anger/concern, and hurt; He will deliver us just as He delievered the children of Israel.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Praise God: Psalm 150:1-2

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
 Today's message is encouraging all to praise the Lord for He is worthy of all praises, glory, and honor. We praise God for who He is, what He has done, and continue to do in our lives daily. God supplies all of our needs with love and compassion. God gives us an abundance of His favor daily as He hides us under His mighty wings of His truth as our shield of protection.
Nature bows to His greatness; if nature can praise God, why not humanity? Let us praise God and watch His blessings rain down like a rainstorm.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Spiritual Warfare: 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.
Is America embroiled in spiritual warfare? I raise this question because of the following reasons that have America in a very dark place: 
(a) Wickedness in high places with the masses being betrayed by the people we elect to serve us. Many in high places have become self-serving and have succumbed to the wiles of the Devil and his evil schemes. God is revealing to the masses who our leaders are. We must pray for godly wisdom to select godly leaders. It appears as though right has become wrong and wrong has become right. Right will always be right, and injustice will always be wrong. There is no justification for the switch. God ordains right and wrong.
(b) There is a falling away of the church to the point that there is a decline in church attendance. Financial commitment to the church has declined. There is a lack of commitment to attending worship services. Worship service is a time to reverence God for who He is and His holiness. We are to worship God in spirit and in truth; God is a Spirit and must be worshipped as such (John 4:24KJV). 

(c) The church and America must remember our first love; God. The church also must remember that individually we as Christians are the lit candles shining the light of Christ in this sin-darkened world. Collectively, the church is the city that is set upon a hill calling lost souls to Christ. If we the collective body of the church have succumbed to the world, then our light has become dim. We the church is a called-out people to separate ourselves from the world as it is an enemy to God.

(d) Lastly, We must wear God's body armor daily as we are fighting against principalities in high places, but God, the Holy Spirit, is present with us, and we are victorious. Why? Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33KJV).

Yes, America is we are in spiritual warfare, but all is not lost; turn back to God (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV).

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Friday, September 6, 2019

God Answers Prayer: 1 Samuel 1:9-20

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.  And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.

Today's message is from this weeks Sunday's school lesson, and as I was meditating on what to talk about, I received a confirmation from God to remind everyone that He still answers prayer. I am thankful that He does.
A brief background of today's message is that Hannah was barren, which is without a child. Hannah was miserable and bitter because of her barrenness. Hannah may have at times been depressed, but through it all, she never wavered in her faith that God would answer her prayer.
What are the takeaways from this lesson? 
a)     Faith-Hannah kept her faith in God as she believed and understood the true definition of faith as recorded in Hebrews 11:1, which states "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."
b)     Hope-Hannah never gave up and poured out her soul to God in her prayer request. Hope is vital when we are petitioning God for something that to others may appear foolish to others.
c)     Power of Prayer-Hannah recognized that there is power in prayer, and she prayed in faith and from the depths of her heart knowing that God hears and she believed in her heart that He would answer her prayer.
d)     Expression of gratitude-Hannah's promise to give her son back to God when she states "then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head." Hanna kept her promise to God. Two thoughts from Hannah's actions are (1) thankfulness for answered prayer, (2) recognizing that children are our gifts from God, and (3) acknowledging that nothing is impossible with God.
Today's message is to encourage all to have faith, and hope knowing that God is the same today as He was during the Bible days and still answers prayer; therefore, be patient and wait on God.
Prayers of the righteous availeth much (James 5:16b).
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

What is your Favorite Season of the Year? Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
The above question is based on the book titled, Seasons of Inspiration for Spiritual Growth
that looks at life in seasons as they relate to spiritual growth and the handiworks of God. Each discussion topic is centered on a central theme for the month as each is designed for spiritual growth.
In preparing a child for a lifetime of commitment to Christ, which begins at birth and continues to death as the believer never stop growing in Christ. A person's spiritual growth is broken down as such, from birth to 18 years of age is known as the years of preparation (YOP), and from 19-30 years old is known as the maturation years (YOM), and from 31 to death is known as the preservation and perpetuation years (YOPP) (Manual for Nurture for Baptist Churches). However, I prefer to break out the preservation and perpetuation years into two groups to include the winter season of one's life. This incorporates Titus 2 men and women as men are to "be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, charity, in patience" (v 2). While verses 3-4 talks about aged women having the same type of behavior so that they can teach the younger women to be sober and love their husbands.
With that being said, life's seasons parallel that of one's physical life growth. Spring represents new babes in Christ; spring planting occurs in the spring, therefore to make new disciples for Christ matured and seasoned Christians (summer and fall seasons) are to teach and train the new babes as we train our children according to Deuteronomy 6:7 during their preparatory years (YOP). When do we begin teaching our children? We begin at age one, which includes godly teachings as well as secular life lessons. Summer is the growing season in the child life where there is evidence of training in his or her preparatory years. During the summer growth children become strong and healthy in the Lord as well in their earthly lives as they have been prepared to take on adult roles and assume leadership positions. Also, during summer growth watering, feeding and nurturing continues as God's Word is designed continuous feeding and watering. John 6:35 speaks of Him being "the bread of life" and all who eat of Him shall hunger no more, and neither shall the person thirst ever again. While John 7:38 speaks of the ever-flowing river of water that God provides through the Holy Spirit. Eat and drink God's holy word and Grow.
What is the purpose of the fall season? The fall season is for harvesting the crops that have grown and produced the desired fruits--other Christians for God's kingdom. Fall is making ready for the winter season when no physical food can be gathered. In our spiritual lives, mature Christians are to be well indoctrinated in God's Word and His righteousness. As mature Christians we are to represent Christ daily and obey the Great Commission given by Christ Himself (Matthew 28:19-20). Fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) are manifested during the fall season because there will be a spiritual harvest and our service record will indicate who we as mature Christians brought to Christ. The winter season is known as a period of rest as the long snowy days have taken hold from the laborious days of spring, summer and fall where rewards of our labor in witnessing Christ and winter Christians enjoy the bountiful harvest crops (fruitful believers). The manifestation of Christ is true Christian growth.
Who is the winter Christians? They are those believers spoken of in Titus 2, who remained faithful to the Lord. Do these servants stop serving God? No, they are looked upon as the age of wisdom as they walk and talk with the grace of God. These Christians/believers have a plethora of life experiences to share with the younger generation on life's journey. The Titus 2 men and women (winter) has lived a lifetime for Christ who can and does speak with a voice of authority as they have first-hand knowledge of God and His righteousness and have witnessed His awesome powers.
The Titus 2 men and women have come to know and accept God's wisdom over that of the world as God's wisdom to the world appears foolish. Accept the foolish wisdom of God over the wise wisdom of the world because God's wisdom is far superior. 
Our lives are in four seasons of growth, and our spiritual lives mirror our physical being, and in doing so, God's mighty hand is ever-present.
We are to reverence God for who He is and what He has and continues to do in the lives of all humanity.
All seasons are one continuous growth cycle.
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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Sin and its Depravity Genesis: 18:16-19:29; 19:1, 15-26, 29

 As I was pondering what to write while preparing to teach or Sunday school lesson, "Faith and Doubt" taken from the above chapters of Genesis. Over the past several discussions, I have been talking about the need for a healing of this nation. Sin is the cause that requires this nation to be healed. The Lord placed on my heart to write about sin and its grievousness comparing the sinful conditions during this time in Biblical history to the corrupt conditions today.
Sin was rampant then as it is today. The men during the setting of today's scripture texts preferred other men for their sexual preferences instead of a woman. God sent angels to rescue Lot, his wife and family, and the men of the city tried to break into Lot's house to have sex with the angels. The angels blinded the men so they could not see the door of Lot's house until Lot and his family could escape.
Today homosexuality is prevalent and is moving into high places. Do I hate them no, just speaking to the nature of sin? There was a time when girls had to be protected from rapists, but today it appears as young boys are the preferred target. Rape is a sin regardless of the victim
We see hate and violent crimes of all kinds are on the rise as hate, and violence being promoted from the Whitehouse; this is not who we are as Americans. This question come to mind, has America lost its moral compass? One would think so when we look at the grievous conditions of sin that is occurring in our country today. One has to wonder how we got to this point. Church, we have been silent too long and not calling sin whenever and wherever it occurs. For example, we the church allowed one person to remove prayer from our schools, and when that happened the door for Satan to walk; walk-in he did. Mass shootings are regularly occurring, and schools are no longer safe for our children. Families are being torn apart; even babies are being separated from their mothers; young children are sex trafficked and sexually abused. What happened to the Golden Rule, treat others as you would have them treat you not to mention the commandment of loving others as thyself? Corruption from the very people we elect to serve and protect us with our well-being at heart. Greed is to the point that business owners make billions in profit while the workers are barely earning enough to provide and support his/her family. America, we are better than this? Just as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of its sinful ways, He will do the same for America.
America, turn back to God and be saved from His wrath. He is displaying His anger through nature.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Friends: John 15:13; Proverbs 17:17 KJV

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends. A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Pondering what to write for my daily message today, I was lead to talk about friends and ask
these questions, how can I find a true friend, how will I know if the person is a true friend nor not? The above scripture provides the answer to the first question, which states a friend is one that loves all of the time, not just when things are going well with you. It is a faithful saying that a true friend is closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:28), and includes sisters as well. A true friend is someone who will tell you the truth, regardless of how it may hurt. A true friend will walk beside you every step of the way. When the going gets tough, a real friend is there to comfort and encourage you. A true friend keeps his/her promises and will help you to keep your promises.
The epitome of a true friend is found in our scripture text when Jesus states that a true friend that will lay down his life for his friends. Jesus Christ is the one person who sacrificed His life for us. Jesus Christ is the one true friend who keeps all our secrets; He is the one who we can call anytime, anywhere for any reason and be sure to get an answer. We are not called to give our lives be there when needed.
Be a friend; gain a friend.
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