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Devotionals for Monday January 23, 2017
Topic: The closer we get to our Lord the harder the devil works to destabilize our faith…
Many servants of the Lord have fallen victims of the devil… The evil one will work harder to lead us astray, to divide and conquer.
Background… Divide and rule (or divide and conquer, from Latin divide et īmpera) in politics and sociology is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.
Here’s then objective of the evil-one… that a Captain (the Evil-one) should endeavor with every art to divide the forces of the enemy, (the enemy being the disciples of Christ) either by making him suspicious of his men in whom he trusted, or by giving him cause that he has to separate his forces, and, because of this, become weaker.
End result… the union of strength is broken and the evil one conquerors.
Assumption is a factor that we must weigh heavily before making a decision…
These are the governing factors in maintaining a cohesive union to remain a force for Christ.
And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?
And no wonder! For Satan, himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
[ The Whole Armor of God] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places
Celebrate Victory Today…
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
Re-Commit all to Christ, because He Restores!
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
The world has been cast in two different light.
A] We know John 3: 16 ‘For God so loved the World’ we want to emphasize that the reference to ‘World’ meant the people of the world
[ Do Not Love the World] Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
C] John 18:36
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world.
So, let us sojourn through this world, let us remain focused on Christ knowing that His return is eminent.
Prayer… Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior, Lord we thank You for Your Redemption and we claim victory in You as You have conquered the darkness by Your Eternal-Light. Lord today as we seek to be equipped with Your Armor let us be armed with Your Word that is shaper than any two-edged sword. Lord let Your Holy-Spirit descend on us all as You have conquered this world. We thank You for our Visitors and we ask Your Providence upon us all, To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
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Devotionals for Sunday: January 22, 2017
To God Time is infinite, with God there is no time, He is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, in Him all things are eternal.
God is never late nor, is He ever not Faithful, He is always On-Time, and He knows each of us by name
Text: 1 John 5:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
This Is Written That You May Know
13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
This is His Priceless Gift from our Lord Jesus, He provided us with a ‘Pardon’ that we could not purchase, not even the governor, not the king or queen or anyone could grant you a pardon for the sentence of death that we all have.
Today with Joy knowing in Christ Jesus we have Victory over death, granted through His Blood of Atonement that we can be with our Lord in a place He called ‘Paradise’
Principle: Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10: 13 NKJV
What we need to know that the Bible is not just a book, it was inspired by God, and Jesus that came on the day over 2017 years ago, that started the calendar at Year 01, and 1,984 years after this wonderful day, He was crucified and the Sun went dark for 3 hours, and three days after the crucifixion He rose triumphantly… appeared to the disciples and family then ascended into Heaven.
We read that HE came also to give us abundant life…
John 10:10 (King James Version)
10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly”. (These are the word spoken by Jesus)
His Promise / His Faithfulness:
An everlasting Gift of HIS GRACE:” Ephesians 2:8
Verse 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— Verse 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
What do we have here on earth? Life is a Sojourn through this world, all of what we purchase are classified as non-durable and durable goods… but even the durable goods that are man-made; such as a Car, a TV, a Refrigerator they all wear out, nothing that we have is durable, GOLD is, but it was not made by man, Iron and other metal are forged by man, but they all breakdown, just like us, we get older and we suddenly find that we are mere mortals.
Romans 8: 31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is
for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own
Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with
him, graciously give us all things?
Quote for today: But besides being blind we are also by nature poor. Our father Adam spent our birthright, lost our estates. Paradise, the homestead of our race, has become dilapidated, and we are left in the depths of beggary without anything with which we may buy bread for our hungry souls, or clothing for our naked spirits; blindness and beggary are the lot of all men after a spiritual fashion, till Jesus visits them in love. C.H. Spurgeon
Action/Coming to our Lord:
Seek Him while He may be found, He said today is the day of Salvation.
Jeremiah 33: 3… Call to Me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
The above text from the New King James Bible said…’Call Me’ just think we do not need a smart phone or an internet connection to be in touch with our Lord, so He said “Call Him”, His is Omniscient, Omnipresence and Omnipotent and He will hear us.
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity we come. Lord Jesus thank You for interceding as our sole Mediator between us and the Father. Lord today we affirm that no one comes to the Father unless through You. Lord Your Unconditional love for us overwhelms us as we stand in Awe of Your Majestic Power knowing that You Lord spoke all things into existence but You made us with Your hands and breathed life into us. Lord we thank you for Your Redemption and by Your Grace. Lord bless our Visitors and grant Your Favors to all. Lord let all who seeks You be at peace knowing that we have Victory in You. Lord we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
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Devotionals for Saturday: January 21, 21017
Focus: 2,017 Years and counting, Jesus is not tardy, He is coming and we can count on this, because He said so…
Make your desire sustainable, momentary short-lived enjoyment is soon gone. God will make it sustainable…
Happiness is for a moment, Joy is perpetual, because we are to ‘Rejoice’
If Jesus came today? Would we say look; ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’
They probably would… but not this time, for when He returns He will be coming in the Clouds with the Power and His Glory.
TEXT: Matthew 24:30
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Why are we focused on the return of Christ? Because it will be the greatest event of our lives, even to those that are absent from the body, because there will be a great reunion when the trumpet sounds.
Revelation 5: 11-13 (NKJV)
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,
12 saying with a loud voice:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:
“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”
We can all be at that great event along with our loved ones who went ahead… Why should you be concerned about being present at this even? Because if you do not accept His invitation, then the alternate place will be utter-darkness, forever separated from everyone, everything and in a place Jesus described in His description of the rich man and the beggar Lazarus.
For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
Notice the key words… Behold (pay attention) now is the ‘accepted’ time’ because there is a time when it will be a too-late or there won’t be time to just say…”Jesus; I am a sinner, save me as I accept Your Divine Invitation to be cleansed by Your Blood, forgive me of my sins, Lord come into my heart and make me a new creation, thank You Lord Jesus, Amen”
Prayer: Our Father in Heaven in Jesus we come. Thank You Lord Jesus that through You our Savior we are made Joint-Heirs to Your Kingdom. Lord we pray that our Visitors will be guided by Your Good News and that they will be brought to You Lord; Lord bless this day as we go forward in Faith and knowing that all our needs are provided and we give You thanks knowing that Your faithfulness and Your Covenant will never change. Lord Jesus we pray in Your Holy name and to You Jesus our Sovereign God in One of our Father and Creator, is the Power and the Glory, Now and Forevermore… Amen.
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Devotionals for Friday: January 20, 2017
Focus: The Bible is about Jesus He came on Day-1 of the Creation, if earth is a billion years old, so is He, Jesus said so…
Time is fleeting by, January is almost gone. Is today just another day? Or is it going to be a spectacular day? Which would you like?
The most spectacular day in history should be day-one of the Creation, it’s not because God created the heavens and the earth, it was spectacular because God said… “Let there be light”; and there was light. ...
[ The History of Creation] In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
The declaration of Let it be Light’ was the advent of Yeshua/Jesus who is the Light of the world… God did not yet create the Sun until the 4th day. So, Jesus called by God His Father created all things…
John 1New King James Version (NKJV)
The Eternal Word
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it.
Jesus said before Abraham He was… Jesus the Great ‘I AM’ said this; John 17:5
And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
Today as we face the challenges of this world, let us remind ourselves that all we see, do and are challenged by are temporary. Only what’s done for Christ will Last. Because he said so…2 Corinthians 4:18
while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things, which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. In Context | Full Chapter |
Jesus declared a place that we cannot imagine…1 Corinthians 2:9
The next spectacular day will be the coming home to His kingdom. Yes, God has prepared a Place as described above and it is only for those ‘who love Him’
We have His Assurance, Assurance is different from ‘Insurance’. Insurance only insure to the extent of what the property is worth. Assurance is an all-encompassing ‘Restoration’. What is our worth? individually we have no residual value… it is said that one’s body is only worth $160. But in the heavenly realms, we have the Lord’s assurance of His Redemption.
Praise God, thanking the Lord for His Graciousness. Because it is… Ephesians 2:8
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus it is a privilege to know we are justified freely by Your Grace through Your Divine Redemption. Lord we affirm here our mission of knowing You Lord and making You known for Your Glory. Lord we humbly go in faith knowing that You have said all things work together for Good to those that love You Lord. We thank You for our Visitors as we ask Your Divine Providence upon us all. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…Amen.
Devotionals for Thursday: January 19, 2017
Topic: God’s Word is for me and you, it is alive and it is as contemporary today as it was 1,406 B.C. (3,423 Years ago,)
The Bible compiled around 3,423 years ago, is still the best-selling book of all times.
There’s something about this Holy Book that place it on the top seller list of all times. Is it because of human’s quest to find answers? The Bible over the years a provided comfort, a source of assurance and pointing the way to God’s kingdom.
There are many ‘self-help’ books, life-management series, etc., most will tell you to set a goal, and how to achieve your mission. The Bible is the best-selling book of all times… and it is full of ‘secrets’ that are revealed. The Bible is a storehouse of knowledge, it reveals how to deal with success, how not to take the ‘shortcuts’ in life, but it also reveals the secret of overcoming, Adversities, how to gain ‘Victory’ and it also affirms the Promises of our Lord.
Some may dispute this as the bible said… things like, if it was to record the things that our Lord Jesus did, even the whole world could not contain it? How could Jesus\ 33 years on earth and His actions could not be contained even in the whole world? Let’s step back FOR A MOMENT AND LOOK AT THE Galaxy… how many billions are out there in the ‘Milky-Way’, our most powerful telescopes and probes are just touching the tip of the universe.
The fastest we can travel is The Apollo 10 crew; Thomas Stafford, John W. Young and Eugene Cernan achieved the highest speed relative to Earth ever attained by humans;  39,896 km/h (11.1 km/s, 24,790 mph, approximately 32 x speed of sound, approximately 0.0037 percent of the speed of light). The record was set 26 May 1969.So, our best is not enough, at 32 times the speed of sound and a fraction of the speed of light we cannot do what Jesus did.
He ascended at the speed of light, and so will we; as in the twinkling of an eye we shall all be transformed into a new creation. Making this statement gives one goose-bumps as many of us cannot board a roller-coaster, much less being propelled at the speed of light. The ‘Mystery’ of what lies beyond the speed of light will be revealed to each of us.
Conclusion: As we end the day, let us be prepared by reading the Best-Seller of all times… The Bible, search it and find His ‘Secrets’ and one of the most direct statement revealing one of His secret is…
New International Version (NIV)
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Romans 8:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Romans 5:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Matthew 26: 41 NIV
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Heavenly Father in our Lord Jesus we come to knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness and You intercedes for us, Lord, fill us with Your Holy Spirit and direct our pathways as we seek to be led by Your divine guidance as the Author and Finisher of our Faith. And by Faith we come and accept You Lord klnowi9ng that all things work for good to those that love You, and in acknowledgement of Your Word, that You will never leave us nor forsake us. Lord be with each of our Visitors and bless every one with Your providence. We pray this in Your Holy Name and we give You the Praise and to you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory, now and forevermore… Amen.
Remember: Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus.
Devotionals for Wednesday: January 18, 2017
Focus: God knows our names, we are all known as ‘Sinners; hello Mr. or Ms. Sinners, come to Christ today…
No, we are not judging anyone, nor condemning anyone, but our names are written in the Bible. It is not because you are famous nor is it because you are a prophet, but God did call you and us. Because he has chosen us to be in His kingdom.
An old English story related the experience of a Dutchman who had settled down at the Cape of Good Hope, he saw a poor native reading the Bible and said scornfully… This book is not for you or the likes of you.” The native person answered quietly: “Yes, it is for me, sir.” The Dutchman said… How do you know?” - “Well my name is mentioned in it”, “your name? Where?”. “Sir, said the man, pointing to the verse…This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptances that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” … Sinner, that is my name, that’s why the book is for me. The Dutchman did not know what to say to this. Yes, God’s Holy Word is a book for us all.
We can say with full conviction that the Bible is the only book for us all, and we can draw riches for time eternity. Happy are all who read it in simplicity and sincerity of heart like that native man who recognized himself to be a Sinner before a Holy and Righteous God that show not preference, as He is not prejudice and does not take sides because of race, color or creed.
Let us not ‘pre-judge’ anyone and let us revisit His Commandment which is founded on Love.
1 Timothy 1:15 New International Version (NIV)
15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners —of whom I am the worst.
The Grace and Love of our Lord…
His Sovereignty, His Majesty, His Love, His Redemption….
His Omniscient… Jesus is with us always, even to the ends of the age:
HE is Omnipotent: From Jesus our Eternal God, we receive His Power through His Holy Spirit:
2 Peter 1:3 [Confirming One’s Calling and Election] His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:2-4 (in Context) 2 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter)
His Love: Our Sovereign God loves us so much He sent His Son to Redeem us
His Divine Providence
His Saving Grace:
2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
2 Timothy 1:8-10 (in Context) 2 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter)
Conclusion: We can come to the Throne of Righteousness in Prayer knowing that our High Priest our Redeemer Jesus Christ intercedes for us and by His Grace we are Saved… Amen
Prayer… Lord let me be humble and by brotherly love not pre-judge anyone. Today Lord instill in me the presence of Your Holy Spirit and capture my ways, my thoughts, my all and let me shine as a beacon for You. We thank You for our Visitors and the privilege of leading others to You my Lord, as You said let it be done on Earth as it is in Heaven therefore; Lord use me and let Your Kingdom be broaden and grant our audience that seek You Lord; safety and as Your Said Lord.” You will never leave us nor forsake us”, To You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore, in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus we pray… Amen.
Reminder to our visitors, keep looking to our Lord to be the Author and Finisher of our Faith… God Loves You, and come to Jesus as He is our Mediator and our Sovereign God in One of His Divine Holy Trinity in His Father our Creator and His Holy Spirit.
Devotionals for Tuesday: January 17, 2017
Topic: If God will not tolerate sin, how can you come to Him? You can, He made it possible through Jesus…
Jesus said…” I am the Resurrection and the Life…
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
Jesus is our Mediator… 1 Timothy 2:5
And for this reason, He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. In Context | Full Chapter |
Therefore, praying to the Father requires us to acknowledge the presence of Jesus… Why? Because Jesus is not the Third Party, Jesus intercedes for us to the Father. It is all because of His Righteousness that we are presented to the Father.
If you are being interviewed by your lawyer who will represent you in the presence of a judge, are you able to say… sir, I am sinless and I am righteous? Would you be able to say I am a good person, I have never lied, I have never cheated nor do I have any wrong-doing against anyone? If the scoring points to gain entry is 100% could you qualify?
In live the scoring of 100% may be achievable for academics, but for moral standings can anyone achieve 100%? In the heavenly realms, it is not the legality, the morality nor your goodness that will allow you in the presence of the Father, it is by the Grace of God through His Son Jesus, who paid the price for what you and us all as transgressors. So as transgressors, we are privileged to come to Jesus Christ who redeemed us, by ‘Bonding’ us out of the bondage of sin.
So, today as we are given the Divine Grace of our Lord Jesus, let us come boldly to Him and seek His forgiveness.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Thank our Lord that He has done this for us all….
whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, In Context | Full Chapter
Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come. Lord Jesus we thank You for Your Grace and Your Unconditional love as we come in Faith acknowledging You as our Mediator and by Your Blood, Your Righteousness You have passed over our sins. Lord we thank You for our Visitors as we seek Your Divine Providence on us all. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…Amen.
Devotionals for Monday January 16, 2016
Thoughts for the day… Do we know the way to Utopia? What is Utopia? How long will Utopia last if you find it?
Topic: Is there someone you need to forgive, or someone you should ask their forgiveness? Do it while there’s time.
Focus: Forgiving in your own mind may not be sufficient to please the Lord… He said first go and forgive and come back to Him. His order was ‘Leave’ the alter and fist do this then return to Him after ‘Reconciliation’
Today we may forgive others who wronged you, but if you ‘wronged’ someone, was Christ saying you are make amend the wrong? Let’s explore the Word…
Sometimes forgiving is more than a One-Way give, it takes two to reconcile. But if the other party will not accept your forgiveness or your apology of what you did, then your personal pledge of forgiveness will be considered a peace offering that the Lord will considered offered.
The Pope forgave the person who shot him, many others who were victims of violence also forgave their assailants. To carry a ‘grudge’ or a hate is only hurting one person, and that person is yourself. Forgiving a wrong-doer not only makes right with the Lord, but it heaps coals of fire upon the head of the wrong-doer.
You will be set free by your good intent of forgiving others by saying I am ‘Sorry’, to remove the hurt and accept the Joy of the Lord; as He forgives our sins and remove them as far as the east is from the west, and He remembers them no more.
Only the devil keeps on reminding us of our wrongful-deeds, he wants to keep you on the sinning-side. So. Leave the ‘baggage’ behind and move unto the road of Joy in Christ.
Praise our Lord today for His Graciousness and His Divine Redemption… Thank Him for His Unconditional Love He has given us through His Priceless Gift that we are undeserving of.
Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus as You are our Mediator, we are blessed to know that You intercedes for us. Lord as we start this new week we place it all in Your hands. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we ask Your Divine blessings on each today as we go in Faith knowing that all things work together for the Good by Your Grace. We pray in Your Holy Name and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
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Devotionals for Sunday: January 15, 2017
Topic: The Promised land is always within easy reach. Jesus is from another world, and it is ‘Light-Years’ away but in the twinkling of an eye we will get there.
How can we decide if something is from God or from the world?
Text: 1 John 2:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
On Not Loving the World
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Jesus Himself declared that He was not of this world… What was He telling the Jews in the Temple?
They disputed all of His representation, but He said they were blinded by their father who is the devil…
The interaction between Jesus and the Jews took place before His Crucifixion and most of these Nay-Sayers were around to see His Divine Resurrection. Those present at His Crucifixion then realized He was truly the Son of God…
We urge you to read the entire chapter of John 8, this is an intense dialogue between Jesus and the Jews in the Temple.
Can God Change my life?
He is willing… but what if we are not willing to change our old ways?
When we come to Jesus our High Priest, He intercedes to His Father our Creator, we are told to come to HIM boldly and make all petitions known with Thanksgiving in Prayer to our Lord Jesus.
How can we be changed to be bulletproof from temptation?
No one is immune to temptation to sin, even Jesus was tempted but He remained Sinless, he used the scripture to thwart the temptation of the devil.
We too need the Two-edged Sword to thwart the temptation which is more than ever a blitz in lights, on the TV, the Internet, Print and music etc. We have to look beyond the temporary pleasure that is abominable to our Lord. We need to ask for His help in overcoming the urge.
1 John 1:9
New International Version (NIV)
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
His promise goes beyond our today’s need…
New International Version (NIV)
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
His Promise / His Faithfulness:
Before Abraham… Jesus was the Great I AM….
Action/Coming to our Lord:
Hebrews 10:22: "Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.
1 John 5:3-4
New International Version (NIV)
3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
The one sure thing that we can say will be from the Lord, this will be known as ‘The Day of the Lord’
“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives” 2 Peter 3:10-11 NIV
Heavenly Father in Jesus name we come, Lord Jesus today as we seek Your Guidance and Your Divine Providence in our lives, Lord let us be led by Your Holy Spirit. Lord we look to that day in Faith, when You appear we shall see You as You are, and we shall be transformed in the twinkling of an eye. Lord Your Word said, In You dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and we are complete in You Lord Jesus, and You are the head of all principalities and Power. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your favors as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen
Devotionals for Saturday: January 14, 2016
Topic: The Providence of the Lord is readily available, so why aren’t everyone getting their share? Read more…
This will not be one of the ‘prosperity’ message, but what we have to say is based on what Jesus said. He said many things about…
Let us focus on what is sustainable, nothing that we own, our houses, our cars, our personal belongings and even your life is not forever. While our Lord spoke of His abundance, He also spoke of what will last, and from many of Jesus astonishing statements, He said He went to prepare a place that where He is you will be there also.
Remember that Jesus said… “I am not of this world” this would be the most amazing statement if we were to have a visitor today and while he was talking and introducing himself, he said…” I am pleased to meet you, and let me tell you I am not of this world, and I am here for a short while and I will return to where I am from to the one who sent me”
Such a meeting would be either dismissed with a response of this person being delirious or out of his mind. But this person not only said these things, he performed many amazing things, he was killed, buried, and rose from the dead, and walked among his friends for forty days, then he performed the most amazing thing by levitating upwards to the heavens. Who was this? This person also had some strange helpers, who said… This same Jesus who ascended to the heavens will one day return.
The event mention above occurred 1,894 years ago, but many of what was said by Jesus is being realized. One of the amazing thing that occurred 50 days after His resurrection is the day of Pentecost… this is the realization of what Jesus said would occur…
[ Coming of the Holy Spirit] When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. ...
So, the question today… The Providence of the Lord is readily available, so why aren’t everyone getting their share? Read more… Maybe the reason why the Providence of the Lord is not upon each of us, could be because the nations have drifted apart, as we read in Acts 2…’that they were all in ‘One-Accord’ in ‘one-place’ this referred to: people from every nation under heaven, including Persian, Jews, Egyptians, Libyans, Asians, Romans, Jews, Gentiles and Arabs were all together in one accord. read more…
Acts 2: 5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?
9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”
Pray for a change among this divided world…
Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus we affirm that every knee shall bow as Your return will bring order to this divided world which will be a new Kingdom as described by John. Lord we look with great anticipation as all what You have said are being fulfilled. Lord we thank you for the privilege of serving You and all is for Your Glory, as we thank You for our Visitors and seek Your Divine Providence upon us all. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
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Devotionals for Friday: January 13, 2017
Focus: Worrying will not solve the problem, the Bible said… Ask, Seek & Knock and you will find it.
The difference of ‘Thinking’ versus worrying is to focus on the problem and get a solution.
Solution cannot be achieved by ‘Wishful’ thinking, but positive thinking can help, the help may not be from your own thinking, but by applying positive thinking you will find the source that will produce the solution.
Ask, Seek & Knock are instruction from the Lord… Matthew 7:7
[ Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Do not offer your life to God with conditions; He does not accept any ‘Pre- Conditions’
Text: Romans 12: 1-8
Each of us received specific talents, some with the gift of communication, some with music some inventors and some with financial skills, some are leaders and some are followers. Whatever skills we possess we can use it to help others.
Fanny Crosby a blind person wrote some of the most beloved hymns with over 100 million copies of her hymns printed.
Albert Einstein is the great scientist of the twentieth century and notable physicist of all time. It is told that he had learning disability in his childhood. He could not talk till he was three and could not read till he was eight. Despite such problems, he later became the noble prize winner for his contribution to the Physics.
Thomas Edison is the great inventor who has over 1000 patents and his inventions are in various fields used in our daily life. In his early life, he was thought to have a learning disability and he could not read till he was twelve
Helen Keller (Devoted Life to Persons with Disabilities) She was Blind, Deaf, and Mute.
All the above individuals facing life’s challenges made their mark on earth with significant contribution to mankind, except for Fanny Crosby who set out to give her Lord praises and to share her faith, but while doing this she received the blessing of the fragrance of our Lord. She was admitted to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
The example of Fanny Crosby above points us to the fact while we spread the fragrance of our Lord, we will also receive His fragrance. Remember only what’s done for Him will last and only what He builds will last. So, let Him build our lives by His Grace, and following our Lord’s commandments, No. 1 To Love Him and No.2 to Love our Neighbors.
What can we contribute to society, it starts with one person, and the one person that can make a difference is ourselves. The bury our heads in the sand approach will not accomplish anything; it just takes a small spark to have started the great Chicago fire. Thousands of acres burn across the US-West, guess what? they all started with a small spark or a small flame. The small Rudder on a giant Cruise-liner changes the directions. The tongue is a small organ but it can inflict serious damage.
Plant seeds by speaking positively, never ‘dumb-down’ or putting down anyone, including yourself, step out in Faith…remembering that negativity only breeds failure, and success breeds success.
So, look around see what talent the Lord gave you, get involved. Bring your ideas to your church; seek others to join you in volunteering to help other. Even visiting nursing homes, hospitals and Children’s home, etc.
Matthew 25: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
Father thank You in Jesus our Redeemer our Sovereign Eternal God in Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus, thank You for coming and thank you for Your Grace and by Your Divine Resurrection we have Victory in You. Lord as we sow the seeds of Your Righteousness, Lord let in fall on good ground and bear much fruit for Your Glory. Lord we thank You for the thousands that visited this Website as it is for Your Glory to bring many to you Lord. We ask Your blessing upon our Visitors and that all will come to You realizing Your Love and great Salvation through Your Sacrifice. Lord we are humbled by Your UN-Conditional love for us all. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory. Now and forevermore… Amen.
Devotionals for Thursday January 12, 2017
Finding a needle in a haystack… God knows exactly where you are among 8 Billion people.
‘Making Haste-slowly’ is really an oxymoron description. But this defines exactly the state of affairs in government.
When you combine legalism with liberalism you get this result of -making ‘haste’ slowly.
Today the media is supplemented by ‘Fake-News’ this is what we used to call ‘Lies’ now the meaning of News is diluted to be a blend of gossips with lies that produces a society driven by rumors and destructive intent to blemish others.
Where is the spirit of ‘Unity’ the mission of ‘Peace’ and goodwill? It is buried in the greed factor of the human-race.
What we see today is parallel dating back to the year 0033 when Jesus was questioned by the scribes…
John 12:37-44New King James Version (NKJV)
Who Has Believed Our Report?
37 But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, 38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:
“Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
Lest they should see with their eyes,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”
41 These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.
The political scene today is driven by many in darkness, as they stumble along the way…’making haste-slowly’
So, today to those that believe in the Lord Jesus we say…Praise God for walking in the Light and not wasting time knowing that the Truth shall set us all free…
Walk in the Light
42 Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
44 Then Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me.
Therefore… Believe in Christ is a Trust in the Triune God of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Too often we simplify our faith… why? The age-old statement of Jesus loves me needs to expanded to say, ‘Jesus Loves who is God in One of the Father who loves me too’
Isaiah wrote about our Messiah 700 years before Christ was born of a virgin.
Read the Text in Isaiah 53:5
What a privilege we have at this very moment to say God loves ‘me’ and Jesus is my ‘Friend’ indeed?
John 15:15 (Jesus said this)
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. In Context | Full Chapter |
Today… Let us Praise ‘Them’ why ‘them’ instead of Him? Because God said ‘Let-us’ create mankind in ‘our’ likeness…this declared His presence when God said… ‘Let there be Light’ and Yeshua/Jesus appeared at the first day of Creation. Therefore, today we Praise Them, and we love Him because He first loved us.
Father in Heaven and Jesus our Lord in Unity Lord Jesus knowing You said… He who believes in You, is believing in the Father who sent You, and You our Lord is God in One of the Father. Today, Lord we thank You and we give you preeminence in our lives. We thank You Lord Jesus for this privilege and our Visitors as we give You the Glory and let Your Divine Providence be upon us all. Thine is the Kingdom now any forevermore… Amen.
Devotionals for Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Focus: Fishing is knowing where to cast your Net… Just like knowing where to Hit, to every action there is a reaction
The following is a humorous story of a foreign country purchasing a computer from a U.S. firm. The computer was purchased with no service contract to avoid the US firm accessing their data under the service contract. The computer broke and the owners could not get it to restart, finally they decided to call the U.S. Manufacturer to get it fixed. The Technician from the U.S. came, surveyed the system, took out his stethoscope and listened, then took out a RUBBER MALLET and gave the computer a hit at the bottom left corner and the system started. The Technician said the cost is $20,000. The government officer said, I need an itemized bill, as all you did was hit the Computer, The Technician gave then an itemized bill, as follows: To find where to hit $19,999.00 to Hit Computer $1.00
Fishing is knowing where to cast your Net…
When Jesus said… John 21:6
And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So, they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish. In Context | Full Chapter
In our everyday lives, we all need to know where to drop our lines when fishing. The Lord said…” Follow Him and He will make us fishers.
Today to be politically correct we must say Fishers of Souls. We are privileged to be chosen as we follow our Lord.
As we face the daily chores, let us give thanks as follows:
So, while we are sent on a ‘Fishing-expedition’ we can know that we are being directed as our Lord makes our pathway straight. Because His faithfulness abounds…
Thank the Lord for His Divine Redemption and His Faithful Providence as we go in faith knowing that He has good things in store for us. As affirmed in His Word…
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. In Context | Full Chapter |
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Praise our Lord for He is Worthy…
Prayer… Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus just as You were standing at the Right-Hand of the Father when Stephen looked up and saw You Lord, we today are in Oneness in You knowing that You will be there on that day for each of us. We thank you Lord for Your Divine Grace and we thank You Lord for our Visitors. We give You the Glory and Yours is the Kingdom now and forevermore… Amen.
Devotionals for Tuesday:
Faith without out action is non-productive. The farmer must plant the seeds and ‘Hope’ for a good Harvest.
Hope is defined as…Expectation of a good outcome. Faith is believing on something unseen…
: Are you going in Faith, or going by risk? How can a farmer sleep through a Thunderstorm that may produce Hail?
Text: Hebrews 9:27 And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,
Commentary: Hail destroys the corn crop, just imagine that you have several hundred acres planted with Corn, and somewhere along the way when the corn is about to yield a bumper harvest, then comes the weather report of an oncoming unstable weather with a band of Thunderstorm and potential Hail or even a tornado.
In God, His Assurance is not just a replacement of what we currently have but a new irreplaceable place that He has prepared for us. And our new life will be a ‘New-Creation’
Consider the risk of not having insurance for the crop, but what’s worse is going along in this world without insurance. All things are replaceable, except one thing, your life, and this life that you now live can never be lost, except that your body will return to dust and you will live-on forever. So why do we need Insurance? The need to have ‘Assurance’ for our future beyond this life is a must. So how can we obtain this Assurance? The Bible said “it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment’…
Notice it said; ‘Once to die’ but after this the Judgment… If we die how can we be around for the judgment? Factually, you will never really die. So, to avoid judgment, come to Jesus and accept Him, and be among the believers that will not be condemned…
The Bible said every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess. But as we read in…
Romans 8: 1, (NASB)
Deliverance from Bondage
8 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His Own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
EVENING: Action/Coming to our Lord:
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.
His Promise / His Faithfulness:
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians (in Context) Philippians 4 (Whole Chapter)
Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”
Finally, we have the Word of our Lord and His Word is eternal,
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord today as we come into Your Holy Presence we are privileged to present Your Good News and we thank you lord for the many Visitors in all three languages. Lord bless our Visitors as You said, “Whoever calls upon Your Name Lord Jesus shall be saved. Lord Thank You for leading us by Your Holy Spirit, as we obey Your commandment as spoken by You Lord…” That we shall love You Lord God with all our hearts, with all our Soul, and with our entire Mind. As we acknowledge this as Your First and Greatest Commandment. Lord be with each of us tonight as we end the day and look to you Lord for a New Dawn full of Grace and be Divinely guided by Your Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus in Your Holy Name we pray and to You Lord is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen
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Devotionals for Monday January 9th, 2017
Focus: Opportunity is something we cannot demand, it is to be given and be received.
Opportunity is something you do not get…It is something to be ‘Claimed’ only by the ‘Providence’ of the Lord, it is something I can ‘Get’ I ‘Cannot’ claim it…as He will ‘Provide’. God’s Providence cannot be claimed. it is only by the privilege that I Receive it by His Grace. I am undeserving of His Grace & His Providence by His Unconditional Love that makes me eligible to be blessed by His Grace, and I am to use it all for His Glory…
For sure God who made us did not make us to return our love to him like a ‘Puppy-love’. God made us with Free-Will. Puppy love is a temporary state of mind usually experienced by adolescents. This is called infatuation; in some way, this is the relationship we have with our Lord. Not to judge anyone, but to live without ‘Grace’ is like driving without insurance, the difference in real life, driving without insurance is a traffic offense and could be construed a crime.
Grace is the ‘Glue’ that holds our ‘Faith’ together. Life is described by Spurgeon as a ‘Slippery slope’ and falling off without Grace is a tragic situation. Grace is His Real Assurance. Our Creator loves us to the extent that after the fall of Adam and Eve in succumbing to the temptation of the devil, our Lord found Adam and after their confession, our Lord killed an animal and made Skins for them to wear.
This act of killing and the shedding of blood was a for-telling of the Savior’s Crucifixion for our sins. The Bible said without the shedding of Blood there is no remission of sin. His blood at Calvary was for the Atonement of our sins. This Divine act to many cannot be understood by scientific principles, why? It is just like the method of how God spoke the Heaven and Earth into existence, and what is more un-scientific; is how God made man from dust and breathed life into his creation. We know the saying ‘dust to dust’, but this is not the end of our life, it is the beginning as we cross the threshold into Eternity.
One of the next scientifically un-proven things is that our soul lives on. The only proof of Life after death was the witness by thousands of Jesus, and by His disciples. Jesus spent 40 days with them after He rose triumphantly from the grave. Jesus even came to the beach and where they were returning from all night fishing without any catch, and the Lord said “Cast your net to the right’ and the catch was a most bountiful haul. Jesus spent many days eating and talking and telling them about the coming of the Holy Spirit. These followers of Jesus were all unlearned ordinary guys, but when our Lord Ascended into Heaved by another un-explainable method of levitation… these fellows received the Holy Spirit and became fully knowledgeable of the Good News of the Gospel.
Without His Grace our life on this planet would be somewhat pointless, why? Even if you have a successful career and is set for ‘Life’ we ask... what is Life? 80-90 or even a hundred, then what? Remember Solomon who was considered the wisest king and the richest of all kings, King Solomon came to the conclusion ‘All is Folly’ With this said, we are blest to know that the “Best is Yet to Come’ we did promise this, our Lord Jesus said so. And His word will never change.
Today speaking to a brother in Christ, and the discussion was on the subject to the financial crunch of our times, he was saying that he would like to sell his business and then focus on a ministry project, and he was working to achieve this, I reminded him that rather than working to achieve this, the principle of Matthew 6: 33 should apply. Then again, his objective is like what the Lord said, follow me, and the person said he had to bury someone in his family, and our Lord told this person, let the dead bury their dead, Jesus was said, what we are working one could be of all purposes be dead, and only what’s done for Him is alive, as He is the Light of the of the World, and He is Life Everlasting. He is Eternal.
Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus today we acknowledge Your Holiness, and only through You we can come to the Father, as Sinners will not be tolerated in His presence. Lord because of Your Redemption we have the privilege of coming into the presence of the Father. Lord Jesus we thank You for Your Saving Grace, and we thank you for preparing a place for us all.
Lord today as we stand in Faith and go forward to spread your Good News for Your Glory, Lord, bless our Visitors and grant Your Divine Favors to us all. Lord we pray for our nation as we approach the crucial time of new leadership. Lord let your will be done as You are in charge and we thank You for all that You have provided. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
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Devotionals for Sunday January 8th, 2017
Focus: Spending Quality-Time and gaining in-sight from The Word…
Oneness in Christ…
Oneness in the Body of Christ
New International Version (NIV)
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Reading the Bible or attending Church cannot save you… these bold statements are rather contrary to many preacher’s definition of being saved. I was reading this morning about instructions from a pastor to one of his congregation... “Go home and Pray” If you are an ambassador of a country it is your responsibility being an ambassador or an officer at the Embassy, if someone comes and asks” how can I seek political asylum as I am being pursued by my government for speaking about being a Christian”, would we say go home and wait? Wait for what? To be arrested? Or a miracle? The same applies if someone comes and said, I am facing a doubt in my mind of how to be sure I have been saved? The answer is not one of Reading the Bible or attending Church. Praying may save you if you were praying to the Lord Jesus and in fact called upon His name you will be saved.
So, the instructions go home may not help you in finding the Truth. The Truth defined as the Good News of His Salvation. It is the duty of the Pastor to counsel and provide guidance. Therefore, we are doing what Paul was saying to the Philippians, described below…
New International Version (NIV)
Paul’s Chains Advance the Gospel
12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.
15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.
Yes, and I will continue to rejoice.
His Promise & His Faithfulness:
The Solution is…. Hebrews 7:25
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:24-26 (in Context) Hebrews 7 (Whole Chapter)
Key note: We are to add nothing to the Gospel, (No Pre-condition)
Faith & the Holy Spirit are the Keys and our anchor:
Romans 12 New King James Version (NKJV)
Living Sacrifices to God
12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Principles: Any method of Salvation that departs from Faith is the basis for a perversion or it is no Gospel at all.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:5-7 (in Context) Hebrews 11 (Whole Chapter)
Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus we come knowing that our Lord & Savior Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and as we come He intercedes for us. Lord we thank You for this day that we are privileged to serve You Lord and to bring Your Good News to all. Lord let our visitors find Grace in You as Your Faithfulness is forever and those that call on You Lord will be Saved. We give You our Praises and we thank You for allowing us to be a Vessel for You Lord. We pray in Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Devotionals for Saturday January 7th, 2017
Focus: Starting Strong, run the race to finish strong…
Let’s start the New Year Strong!... In Christ is all about a New Beginning, there is no ending in the Heavenly realms.
Text: Romans 13:11-12
New King James Version (NKJV)
Put on Christ
11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now, our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore, let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Our Lord is Eternal, He is Jehovah… yes Yeshua/Jesus is Forever. Today rather than thinking of finishing strong, we want to focus on welcoming the New Year with a strong Praise of our Sovereign Savior.
2016 was a challenging year for many, and mankind did not make any new outstanding discoveries during 2016, neither did we improve the standard of living for many. Needless to say, there are more homeless population, more people going hungry, schools are failing, more violence and what’s next. What is the root cause of these disarray? Whenever someone says…” It is because God is out of the equation” the press would jump all over this person, what is the agenda of our press? TV, Newspapers, Internet and other medias are all focused on what? One could say decadence is the top priority. Life-style and greed factors are headliners.
Who do we blame? Our leaders? Parents, Hollywood? Our pastors? Or just society at large? One thing for sure we cannot blame God… His warning is perpetually stated in His words. So how do we end this cycle of a down-spiraling in our society? Let us look at the ‘Solution”
2 Chronicles 7:14
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:13-15 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 7 (Whole Chapter)
It would take some global catastrophic event for our ’Stiff-necked’ population to follow the above instruction. So, let’s us start with ourselves… we may recall the little boy tossing beached Star-Fishes back into the ocean, and this old guy came up and said there are so many, what you are doing won’t make a difference, the boy continued tossing, and as he tossed another, he said, “to this one it will make a difference”.
Let’s ring in the New Year with a great anticipation of our Lord’s return…
Principle: 1 John 5:3
New King James Version (NKJV)
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
His Promise / His Faithfulness:
How wonderful is the love of our Savior as He said...
James 1:2-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
Profiting from Trials
2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
New King James Version (NKJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Heavenly Father, in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today as we look forward to the beginning of a new year which is the year 2013 after Your Divine Birth, Lord bless this day as we go in faith knowing that You are in charge Lord. Lord we thank You for the privilege of serving You for Your Glory. Lord bless our Visitors and grants us Your Favors Lord. We seek Your Divine Guidance for the coming year as we look to You to be filled with the Holy Spirit and be a Vessel bearing Your Word of Salvation. In Your name, we pray Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity. Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Devotionals for Friday January 6th, 2017
Focus: Building a Team, choose the right players, using God’s Plan…
There are many Teams that are considered Christ’s Team…
Among the list of organizations, we thank the Lord for the team of warriors seeking to bring His message to this divided world. We favor groups like: Bible Fellowship International®, Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.®. Samaritan’s Purse®, Youth for Christ®, Focus on the Family®, Navigators®, Campus Crusade®, Salvation Army®. The common denominator among these groups are the TEAMS built around the love of Christ.
We also urge our readers to support these organizations as their mission is Christ-Centered.
The God of Grace, Abundance will meet all the needs of these organization, but the reason why we are asked to contribute is because by giving you have made more than a contribution to the ministry, but the Lord will bless you as you can never out-give Him. So, giving we are told…
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Thank You Lord for the privilege of serving others in Your Name. Lord Jesus today we give You Preeminence in all things knowing that You Lord Jesus is our Reward, as You declared…
Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior, we thank You today for Your Graciousness, Your love and Your eternal mercies. Lord thank You for our Visitors and we seek You Divine Providence upon us all. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Devotionals for Thursday January 5th, 2017
Focus: Gaining the world but losing your Soul – Reverse the order
Reversing the order by Gaining Christ’s Grace… Gaining His Grace leads to His Kingdom, a Place of Splendor.
Topic: Is the Message of Salvation being diluted? Are we seeking prosperity or are we seeking the love of God?
Text: Revelation 22:18
[ A Warning ] For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; Revelation 22:17-19 (in Context) Revelation 22 (Whole Chapter)
Before we make any critical statement of a nation that is adrift… let us first know the Good News, Christ came and He Died, He Rose and He paid for our Sins… and Through Him we have His Word that He will be our Savior.
As we look at the political setting and the effects of policies imposed on our society, can we say that this nation is adrift? Are we just re-arranging the deck-chairs on this mega Titanic? Brothers and Sisters, Boys and Girls, do not be dismayed, as what we are passing through is what our Lord said will occur, but the best is yet to come. This is a ride equivalent to the largest roller-coaster, and we are not yet into the most trilling section of the ride, but our Lord has assured us that no matter what we face He will never leave us nor forsake us.
To board a giant roller-coaster, we must have faith in the operator and the manufacturers that the cars will not be falling off the tracks, if we can trust man to provide the integrity of the ride, (which failed several times) we can trust our Lord for HE is forever faithful…
Many times, we have heard this statement (especially on TV) ‘And God told me so last night” now I do not know which God the speaker is referring to? But if he had a face to face conversation with God, then the Bible is a lie… Because it clearly stated ‘No one has ever seen God, except His Son’
So, when we are told to plant a ‘Seed’ and the ‘Seed will guarantee a return of monetary gain, if we believe this, we can offer you a bridge in NY for a few dollars. Today is not a day of bashing such statements, but the message of our Lord is being diluted and substituted by the Get rich, feel good and send money now ministries.
No doubt about it; it takes money to buy airtime, and to publish materials and the Pastors must also earn his pay, But when we choose to serve, we are not ‘Hired by the Listeners’ we are in God’s employ, and He will provide without the need to ‘stretch’ the message into making any misrepresentation.
Many of today’s outreach for the Lord are being circumvented to reach out for dollar. Our Lord knows what we have need of before we even ask, if we are in Faith then this is so, there is no need to spend 80% of the programming to solicit money, doing this is just providing more fodder for the Scoffers to say that it is all about the dollars.
Many Pastors exist and many are not taking salaries, as the Lord has blest many with income other than the churches, and these are fine examples of Christian leadership. But sometimes the message must be presented to make clear that giving is a privilege, and therefore, the message of the ‘Seed’ is abused, the ‘Seed’ is to be planted for His Kingdom, and from the Seeds of which He provides we are to nurture it, plant it and reap an abundant harvest for His Glory. Giving is an act of Love for our Lord, if we are ‘giving to-get’; forget it as you will not be receiving any returns, as this is what our Lord said, ‘Because you asked amiss’ meaning your intentions are not well intended. When we give, it is a privilege and our Lord loves a:’Cheerful’ giver…
His Promise / His Faithfulness:
1 Timothy 2:5-6
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
Today we thank our Lord for His Abundance Grace, His Providence and His Eternal Love.
Devotionals for Wednesday January 4th, 2017
Focus: Q-1 =3 months’ time – How about a Day at a Time? Today is what counts…
A day at a time… The moment is Now! Tomorrow is not yet here you can do somethings today, not tomorrow. Tomorrow is a ‘projection’ and is still in the future… Now is the important moment in your life.
whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
James the brother of Jesus wrote the above Text in AD 50. At the time when Jesus lived among His earthly siblings, James his brother did not believe Jesus to be the Son of God. It was not until Jesus Resurrection that James became a believer. James went on to be the head of the Jerusalem Council. The Jerusalem Church consisted of Jewish Christians that were scattered after Stephen’s death.
The use of ‘Vapor’ 1,967 years ago, to describe the brevity of life is as contemporary today, as back then. We are so privileged to be here ‘Today’ and to know that it is only by the Will of the Lord that tomorrow will be a reality.
Use the time at hand and let your friends, family members and all know the Good News of Jesus’ Redemption. Because it is said in the twinkling of an eye…
The Good News…John 1:18
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. John 1:17-19 (in Context) John 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
Jesus said… “I will never leave you nor forsake you”, but first we HAVE TO KNOW HIM, even though our Lord is omniscient with infinite awareness, He also said, Ask, Seek and Knock, therefore A-S-K must be applied in a relationship with our Lord.
Action / Coming to our Lord:
We can come to our Lord Boldly, as He is waiting to welcome us with open arms.
Our message today covered:
Principles: THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL IS JESUS CHRIST WHO PAID IT ALL
Heavenly Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer. Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of our Father and Creator, we thank You for our Visitors and Divine Redemption. Lord today as we stand in Faith knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness and Intercedes for us; we are blessed by Your Grace. Lord You said we can come boldly to You as the Curtain was torn revealing You as our High Priest and our Eternal Savior, We thank You Lord Jesus, and give You first place in our lives. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Devotionals for Tuesday January 3rd, 2017
Focus: Is it a calendar year or a Fiscal-year, make it a Spiritual year…
Imagine a year that is Spirit-filled, rather than the chaos of the world?
And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” In Context | Full Chapter |
Today we want to pray for our Land… America, as we have done as written in Joshua 24: 9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose to make war against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you.
God did not listen to Balaam, who was hired to curse Israel…10 But I would not listen to Balaam; therefore, he continued to bless you.
Commentary: America’s recent decision to be a proponent of siding against Israel and the recent statement by America’s secretary of State Kerry, we consider him to be a defacto Balaam. But the Lord will not listen to him, just as He ignored Balaam.
For the people of Israel, the days ahead will be challenging but the Lord has said…
God’s Covenant with His people…
And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them;
And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations
2 Chronicles 20:17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.” In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations.
Today as we face this New Year, let us stop and know…
Let us all…
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
His Faithful Promise…
Let us pray for our nation as America is embarking on a new direction, let us be more Christ-Centered and seek to find God’s plan for each of our selves and not to serve the agenda of this world but the agenda of our Lord.
So, we join to make this a ‘Spiritual year’ as God’s Grace is sufficient by His Holy Spirit in Jesus our Lord and Redeemer.
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord we come as we ask Your Divine blessings on our country and the nation of Israel. Lord today as we face this new year we pause and know that You art God, we go in faith knowing that all things shall be done according to Your Will. We thank You for our Visitors and we ask Your Divine Providence on us all. To you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Devotionals for Monday January 2nd, 2017
It's a new day in a New Year = a clean Slate, let's be guided by the Light…
As we face this New Year of 2017 since Jesus came into this world… Let us be reminded that He said He will return. He came that we could have a ‘New-Start’ in Him.
What are the ‘New Start; that Jesus provided? Here are some of what He said He has provided…
“I came that you may have life and have it ‘more’ abundantly”
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
His Un-Conditional Love:
The Divine Grace of our Lord Jesus as He replied to the thief on the cross at the crucifixion who asked Jesus…
We sometimes wonder why John wrote this….
And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.
The explanation is: The synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John covered the life of Jesus over a 33-year period. John the disciple that Jesus chose to write down ‘all-thing’ that we read in the book of revelation, he was given clear insight of who Jesus was. Therefore, knowing that Jesus came from the Father, and by Jesus’s declaration that He (Jesus) was at the beginning with the Father. John declared this:
Therefore, the events and many things that Jesus did could not be contained in a book. Imagine these things included the creation of the world, us humans and walking in the garden of Eden with Adam, and Jesus sent from God the Father 1,984 years ago, as told: Acts 1:9 [ Jesus Ascends to Heaven] Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations
Let us be aware that … This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” In Context | Full Chapter |
So, let us have a great 2017 knowing that the Word of the Lord is Eternal and we shall share His Glory on that day…
Heavenly Father as we acknowledge through Jesus our Lord and Savior we are privileged to come into Your Holy Presence. Lord today we acknowledge that unless it is built by you it shall not last. Lord we also acknowledge that Your Kingdom shall never be shaken as we thank you for Your Grace knowing that the Best is Yet to Come. We give You our Praise and go in Faith knowing that we shall see You on that day. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Devotionals for Sunday 1-1- 2017
Welcome the New Year in His Presence… Come and Praise Him in-Oneness in Christ…
We wish all our readers a ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR
2017 a Year of Restoration, because the Lord Restores!
Looking to the future for many is done with apprehension. Why is today the most important day of your life? Because what can be done today can change the course of your life forever.
First ask yourself a few questions…
If you answered Yes to all the above, most certainly you are all set for a Joyful 2017…
Today we want to pause and just tell our Savior how much we adore Him and how we are in AWE to know that He Jesus who was with the Father at the beginning of it all, came and even washed the feet of His disciples.
Lord today we come humbled knowing that You expressed unconditional love for us, not just us today, but we saw your Divine forgiveness upon Peter who denied You. Yet, You restored Your love upon Him. Lord Your Grace is sufficient for us…
So, Lord we affirm Your Power over this world and the miss-giving among nations. And Your Word that no weapon formed will prosper against Your people. So, today we pray for the nation of Israel and we seek Your Divine awakening of all to be still Lord Jesus and know that you Art-God in One of the Father.
Be still, and know that I am God;
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus as we gather in Your Holy Presence we are privileged to affirm Your Preeminence as Lord of lords and King of kings. We thank You for Your Divine Grace as we lift You up before all. Lord bless our Visitors and grants us all Your Providence and we go in Faith knowing that all things will work for good in Your Holy Name, to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Remember: Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
This Sunday as we start the new work-week, let us carry over the blessings of The Lord through the week, and keep looking up, watching and Praying as Jesus said, ‘His Kingdom is at hand’… Reach out and claim it in His Holy Name. God Bless you all.
Principle: Prophecy proves that God is in charge of yesterday, today and tomorrow.I can be assured that my redeemer lives and that I am redeemed because of his redemption, so stay in Grace and seek him and fellowship with my Jesus in His Holy Spirit.
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The WISE still Seek HIM...
TOPICS for Week of January 23rd thru 29th, 2017
Monday: The closer we get to our Lord the harder the devil works to destabilize our faith…
Tuesday: There’s a double-portion available for you, claim it today… it’s free
Wednesday: The greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven… Read more
Thursday: Jesus + The Cross X Catalyst = Redemption by His Blood through Grace
Friday: The ‘Inner-Circle’ of Jesus = John, James and Peter… The circle continues…
Saturday: The Lord sends ‘Helpers’ have you had any recently?
Sunday: Prayers of ‘Thanks’ and Adoration more so than ‘Asking’… Thank You Lord Jesus for Your Love, Your mercies, Your Providence and above all Your Divine Redemption.
Good News: Join the winning Team... Our Lord never lost a battle... God will always prevail, He will forever be victorious.
God has not yet forgotten us. The Lord Answers Prayers.
Go to the Lord and make your request known to Him.
Introducing a Friend…
Today I will introduce a Friend, and my introduction will be based on His life, His care for me and His unmatched graciousness.
This friend visited earth 2,017 years ago. He came under a very unorthodox auspice of being born without an earthly father, His mother was a Virgin and many wanted to make Him a king.
During His 33 years, He did many things that are still mind-baffling, He also made an astounding claim… He said “I Am not of this world”. He even claimed that before Abraham was He was…
He declared that He was at the day of Creation with God the Father…
Now it is clear who this Friend is? …. Jesus the Messiah!
As we draw near to Christmas the season of Advent… This is all about the Miracle of Christ, and Christ for the Masses as he came to redeem the masses. Therefore, CHRIST-‘MAS’ represents the Visit of Christ the Messiah and the coming return of Christ the Redeemer and the Judge…
Jesus in no new kid on the block… He was declared on the first day, when God said…
The Bible refers to God in the Plural as stated…Genesis 1: 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Remember the Sun was not yet placed until the fourth day, but Jesus who is the Image of the Invisible God, was there… and Jesus is Sovereign and Preeminent as we read…
[ The Word Became Flesh] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And Jesus is Sovereign… Colossians 1:16
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. In Context | Full Chapter
Preparing for Christ-‘mas’
The season of Advent is represented by the four Sundays preceding Christmas Eve.
The Season of Advent declares the Birth of Christ… Emanuel, GOD with US.
So, as we continue to introduce our Messiah, Who said… I no longer call you servants but a Friend…
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. In Context | Full Chapter
What a privilege our Lord Jesus has given us all… Keep looking up, as the Bible said: This same Jesus will return. Acts 1:11
“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” In Context | Full Chapter |
Think on these…
You cannot Test or Tempt the Lord, To say Lord... ” if you do this for me I will do this for you” The Lord needs no favors from me, He only wants my Love and Adoration of Him by trusting Him and allowing Him to be the Author and Finisher of my Faith.
Sharing the Gospel…. By Spreading the Good News. The Good News is that Christ died for sinners just like me and you all. And by His Grace we are saved (When we come and repent and accept Him as our Lord and Savior)
Let our Quality-Time’ be spent asking God to place His Divine blessings on ourselves and on others who are seeking Him. So seeking Him should not because of our ‘Want’ but because of our ‘Need’ as He will always provide our ‘Needs’, and He will do this in Abundance as he said Psalm 23:5 He will prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. He will anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. In Context | Full Chapter |
To accomplish the work of God, we must give up relying on my own power...
Principles: Whatever God asks me to do I can only do by His Power
I must realize my powerlessness by:
Step one: place it all in the hands of Jesus… Step Two: apply His Mission statement in my life by spreading His Good News
As I go through this world keep my eyes on Him… Always know that Jesus is preeminent and He is Go
Whatever you long for, there is no satisfaction apart from Jesus Christ
Praise is a multi-meaning noun, when used in conjunction with Worship we attain ‘Adoration and Love’ and not just a message of ‘gratitude’. To say that God wants our Praise, this is not what He wants, He wants our Adoration which is expressed in our love and affirmation of His Grace, His Holiness, His Love and His Divine Redemption; which is founded on His Unconditional Love.
1 John 5:6-8 Living Bible (TLB)
6-8 And we know he is, because God said so with a voice from heaven when Jesus was baptized, and again as he was facing death[a]—yes, not only at his baptism but also as he faced death.* And the Holy Spirit, forever truthful, says it too. So, we have these three witnesses: the voice of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, the voice from heaven at Christ’s baptism, and the voice before he died. * And they all say the same thing: that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. *
Get off the the treadmill spend more time going to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Avoid Worldly Wisdom
Think on This…He saved because of His Mercies... But to receive His salvation we need to come to Him and ask to be forgiven of our sin and in exchange for our filthy rags He gives us His Seal of Redemption by His blood.
[ Invitation to the Thirsty] “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. In Context | Full Chapter |
Thank You Lord Jesus for this day and Lord because of You it is a Good Day.
Lord let me use this day to:
Pray for my brothers and sisters and all so they too will have a Good-Day.
Lord as we know that this Day is made by You and all things are made new in You, let us be reminded that this Good time will continue in spite of the ‘end’-times that we face.
Lord let us use this day to pray for those in need and those who are seeking You to be blessed with You Peace.
We give You preeminence in our lives knowing that we shall see You as You are Jesus Messiah… To You be the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Think on these...
The Bible is all about the Majesty of God, His mercies, His Redemption and His Kingdom to come.
The most profound words ever spoken on earth…
”I am not of this world” Jesus said this, and no one ever repeated these words. Imagine today this being claimed by someone over the Airwaves broadcasted across the continents? Who can claim this, Only Jesus the Christ, Anointed as the Messiah. He proved this by…
The Birth and Crucifixion of Jesus was foretold by Isaiah over 700 years before Jesus came, born of a Virgin in a Manger, Died and Resurrected and Ascended to Heaven. His promise of His Comforter His Holy-Spirit is also a factual event and to this day his Holy Spirit dwells among us.
His promise is wrapped in the love He bestowed on us and we have Victory in Him…Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever…
3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God. Therefore, the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
1 John 5:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 John 3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
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Do not indulge, temptation comes in many form…
Avoid these stages to being drawn into the act are:
Seeing + Lusting + Participating = Sinning
Remember King David did the same thing, He looked, he saw, he lusted and indulged and committed one of the most infamous act of adultery and even murder.
The Lord wants us to be without compromise…
15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot. I will vomit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3: 15-16 NKJV
The Lord does not want us to be ‘Lukewarm’ and an example of this we can see why He chose Saul on the road to Damascus, why would Jesus choose Saul who was an avid persecutor of Christians?, because He looked at Saul as a person who was not ‘Lukewarm’ but was ‘hot’ to arrest Christian, therefore when Paul was stuck down and chosen to be a ‘Vessel’ for Christ, Saul later known as Paul became one of Jesus’ most formidable messenger to bring the Good News to the Gentiles.
WHO IS JESUS? (All Scripture texts from the NIV Bible)
Jesus said…”I am not of this world’, then where is He? He is Omniscient, He is the image of the invisible God, and He Lives.
He is my Redeemer and He is the Great “I AM”
His return will be His 3rd Visit. He was here before when it all began… God said “Let there be Light” and there was Light and this Light was Jesus.
Jesus/Yeshua came before the Sun was installed on the 4th day.
His 2nd Visit was when He came as God-Emanuel, He fulfilled His Mission of Redeeming us by His Sacrifice.
He gave us His irreversible and irrevocable Gift.
This ‘Priceless’ Gift I accept and this is the Grace of Salvation from our Lord Jesus. By this I can say my Redeemer Lives!
His third and final visit will be on that day known as the ‘Day of The Lord’
Let us all look to that glorious day when the trumpet will sound, and His coming will be seen from the East to the West.
No, our Lord is not ‘too busy’ to return as some say where is He and I have been hearing of Christ’s coming and when will this be? Our Lord is Gracious and He wants all to be saved, and His time is not ours, so just Trust Him and remain in Faith knowing that he said He will never leave you nor forsake you. Praise Him come to Him and know that our Lord Jesus is always there for you.
Steps to Victory…
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Accept His Priceless-Gift
John 3:16-17 New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
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To Ignore our Lord is an act of denying Him...
Remember: Jesus is not the third-party bystander in our Prayers to the Father, He is our Mediator and without Him no one comes to the Father, therefore we always go to our Father in the Holy Name of our Jesus our Redeemer, It is through His Righteousness that we are able to be presented to the Father. T
The supremacy of our Lord...
Hebrews 1: 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs. Isaiah 61: 1, 3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me.... (This refers to Jesus being endowed by The Father to come and be our Redeemer Hebrews 8 and Psalm 45: 6&7 are identical and it affirms The Anointing of Jesus as The Christ; which is Prophecy fulfilled)
Hebrews 6: 1 Verse 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory,
Hebrews 1: verse 3. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in Heaven.
Hebrews 6: 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Hebrews 6: 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie.
To all our brothers and sisters..
Just like when Moses was looking to God in: Exodus 14: 15-16 New International Version (NIV)
15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.
Waiting around is not what Jesus did. He was constantly on the move, by age Twelve He was already full of knowledge from His Father. We saw Him in the Synagogue questioning and answering the elders with authority, we saw Him over-turning the tables of the money changers in the Temple, and we saw Him healing many.
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Romans 8:37-39 New King James Version (NKJV)
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
By Today's standard of communication, the above would read,
Today make Jesus Christ the Center of your life
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
If You know HIM you will Love and Serve HIM… by:
Romans 12:1 (NIV)
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
John 14:21 (NIV)
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
Then live by HIS precept, as told to us in:
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
So today we can know the affirmation of:
And our Heavenly Rewards are far greater that the temporary things that will need replacing as soon as man’s short-term warranty expire so that they can sell you a service contract.
With our Lord there is a Service Contract but there is no Premium, why? Because; HE already paid it in FULL at the Cross by HIS Blood; His blood is the “Atonement” for our sins, it is the Divine Gift of Grace that He granted to each of us.
Grace is like your house payment that is past due, but there is a late fee and if you do not make the payment, it is then declared a delinquent loan, and by ignoring the bank the loan is then foreclosed… with God our life is declared PAID-In-FULL so that we can look to the future by HIS preparation for Life-everlasting….
1. See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
2. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
3. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
For He said: All things work together for good to those that love the Lord…
You are Complete in Christ” as Jesus Loves You and Paid It All for You to come and know Him, and by knowing Jesus as Lord of lords, all Things are Possible… because in God’s eyes you are ‘Complete in Christ’ even as you are; but God wants to make you “PERFECT” in Him, and You can be perfect this moment by coming to our Savior, and in Faith Pray…Lord Jesus Christ, I accept in faith that You came and died for my sins and by Your Blood of Atonement offered for me, my Lord I accept You and by Your Grace I am saved knowing that it is only by Your Blood that my sins are washed away, and by Your Grace extended to me that I can look to You my Savior knowing that one day I shall see You and be brought into Your Kingdom where there shall be no more sin no more pain and be filled with the Joy of Your Holy presence my Lord and Savior. I commit my life and my soul to You my Lord Jesus and expect to spend eternity with You my Lord, I accept Your divine saving Grace now and pray this in Your Holy name Lord Jesus, Amen.
If you prayed this prayer His holy Spirit will find you and growing in Christ is a daily walk with Jesus…
The Lord is our Shepherd....Psalm 23 New International Version (NIV)
Let’s start the day by Praising our Eternal God, who is Sovereign, knowing that Jesus is the Anointed Son of our Father the Creator who said…
To proclaim Jesus as the SON of GOD:
Our blessed Jesus, as God, is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent.
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The TABLE OF GRACE:
“Lord let the Fruits from the work that you have given me Adorn Your Table of Grace…For You my Lord has set a table in front of our enemies and our enemy is also against You Lord, as we give You the Glory; and You said love our enemies”…
Grace: Grace is as tangible as what? Can we see Grace? Yet Grace is defined in the Webster as… The Definition of GRACE
a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b : a virtue coming from God
c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace
Paul said in 2nd Corinthians 12: 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses,
Paul was who was chosen by Jesus to be a ‘Vessel’ bearing the Word of Salvation, was also speaking of his personal experience, but speaking in third party instances so that he would not be exalting himself, here is a man that was a persecutor of Christian, a man that witnessed the stoning of Steven to death, now redeemed as a servant of the Most High, speaking as a privileged individual when he made this statement… Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a man was caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I know how such a man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows— 4 was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak. 5 On behalf of such a man I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses. 6 For if I do wish to boast I will not be foolish, for I will be speaking the truth; but I refrain from this, so that no one will credit me with more than he sees in me or hears from me.
As we see was Paul taken into Heaven? Yes, Who God chooses to serve Him, such person will experience His calling…
Prior to Paul’s conversion, we would place Paul in the category of; Those than do not love, they do not know our Lord…
As we read that three days after Paul was struck down by our Lord, he started to preach Christ Crucified, here was a man just days before stood holding the clothes of Steven and watching a man being put to death, but within days was transformed by the Grace of God.
Think on this today...
To SEEK the Kingdom of GOD!...To Walk in Faith, knowing that the Kingdom of God goes forth in TRUTH & POWER
With JESUS on the Throne, knowing that Jesus is in Charge. The Solution is not More Religion, but More of Christ’s
Matthew 6: NIV
Jesus taught us how to pray
7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Philippians 4: 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
We need to focus on the positive more and still remember the negative results of sins. Our Lord is saying in HIS Prayer “ “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”… He was telling us while we are here the following will apply:
He (Jesus) is as powerful here on earth as He is in Heaven
He will supply our needs here while we are here on earth
He will protect from evil, by us trusting and knowing Him
As Christians we need to emphasize the following:
The Positive aspects of following our Lord Jesus, as He is Holy
The Joy that He provides by His words of Assurance
The Victory we have in Him
The satisfaction of spreading His Good news to others, as we spread His fragrance we also receive His blessings too.
We are to tear down the barriers to achieve the secret of satisfaction in coming to Jesus and fellowship in Christ in Oneness; knowing that we can find the fulfillment of all our needs in fellowship with God.
We thank our Lord Jesus for His Faithfulness and for His unspeakable gift.
Matthew 6: NIV
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Money cannot buy a Passage to His Kingdom, only by His Saving Grace, the Atoning Blood of Jesus , and in Him we have Victory. Come and Know Christ today and become a Joint-Heir with our Lord to His Kingdom
º He is willing to forgive us of our sins
º If your come to Him and ask for forgiveness, He will give it
º Jesus Christ is our Mediator and our Sovereign God
º When we are saved, we receive an Eternal life of Joy in Him
º He is coming again
º All those that are still here will be caught up in the air to Him
º His Kingdom will be fully Sanctified and Sinless
º We will be reunited with our loved ones
WHAT A PRIVILEGE... KNOWING THE BEST IS YET TO COME IN GLORY.
HE ROSE TRIUMPHANTLY.... Jesus Paid It All!
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We need to be reminded that the Bible said....Our Lord is a God of Fire
Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
God made a way for us to escape His wrath, through His Son Jesus who Paid-It-All, and we are assured of this as written in Romans 8:1-4 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
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