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Devotionals for Monday:  June 26, 2017

 

Question…  Where’s the Joy in the world today?  It is mostly superficial and short-lived. Let’s find eternal Joy…

 

Happiness is momentarily, Joy is from the Lord and it is everlasting. Why?  Because of the greatest News ever told, the birth of Jesus, Emanuel – God with us.

 

The message 2,017 years ago…

 

Luke 2:10

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

In Context | Full Chapter 

11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

The core statement above is… ‘good news that will cause great joy for all the people’.

Key words: JOY and for ALL.

So “CHRIST” for the Masses Who brought us Christmas.

Today we have the Peace from our Lord and His Favor rests upon those who call on Him.

As we start this new week, let us stand firm with the armor of God, as the Lord said…

Psalm 34:7

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. In Context | Full Chapter |

Again, we say, Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 4:7

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Psalm 14:1

Psalm 14] [ For the director of music. Of David.] The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. In Context | Full Chapter |

To know Him is to love Him…

Deuteronomy 7:9

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Romans 8:39

neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. In Context | Full Chapter |

Heavenly Father, Jesus our Lord in One of the Father, we humbly gather today to thank You for Your Love and Your everlasting covenant that will be for a thousand generations of those who love You Lord.  We bring our Visitors to You Lord and we ask Your Divine blessing on us all. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  English/Chinese/Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6M_38mjbwY&t=14s

Isaiah 52:7

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” In Context | Full Chapter |

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Devotionals for Sunday:  June 25, 2017

Be alert…  Today could be the day… a day when you come to know the Lord, or bring someone to Him, or He may

 return. Jesus said He will return and His Word is eternal, therefore He is coming.

What’s important to you? Your own safety, the concern of the well-being for your friends and relatives?  These are good things to consider. And, because of Jesus these two things are well provided for, but me must ask…

Commentary:

As we often say… If we knew it all we would be God…  recently we had a discussion on the topic of the Creation of Earth by our Creator, and our discussion leader said God also commanded us to be good custodians, and we are to be aware that this is the One and only earth and we are to take care of it as it has to last a very long time… Today, we are writing of our interpretations of the place where our Lord will return to.

 First, it is an opinion that our Lord when He was saying we were to be ‘Good-Stewards” I believe He was referring to His Great Command to love our neighbors, take His message to the ends of the world and to use the ‘Talent’ that He gave us to multiply it into saving Souls for His Kingdom.  Christ never established any botanical Garden during His 33 Years on Earth… He never owned a house nor did He check into a hotel or what was then known as an Inn.  In fact, our Lord placed little value of the things of earth. Jesus was very emphatic by saying...” I am not of this world” and in all of His conversation we are told by Him, “I go to prepare a place for you” and as He told the dying repentant thief on the cross.” Today you will be with me in Paradise” Therefore our Lord is in Paradise…  are we to assume that where our Lord is known as Paradise will be his permanent abode, and Earth will be renewed and we who are saved will remain on the new earth?   This earth will pass and according to the description of Heaven (See Below)

According to Peter in describing the ‘Day of the Lord’ as described in 2 Peter 3: 8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

 10 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.

So, could today be the day?

Comment: Both Peter and John wrote the similar description of the event that will take place on ‘The Day of the Lord” … Peter’s writing of 1 & 2 Peter were completed 30 years before the Apostle John wrote the Revelation written based on the return of Jesus Christ to deliver the believers and to judge the world as we read in:

1 Peter 1: 12, 13, 14, 17-21

Prophecy of Scripture

  Verse 12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 

17 He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.  19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, the Bible statements are accepted as the Truth, and nothing but the Truth, and where we will be? Read above…

It states clearly… 1 Thessalonians 4:17

After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so, we will be with the Lord forever.

Prayer:

Father in Jesus our Savior we come, Lord Jesus our Redeemer we acknowledge today that You are not of this world and that you have prepared a place for us. Lord we thank you for Your assurance that You will return and in Faith we come and in Faith we go following Your instructions to bring the Good News to the ends of the Earth. We will be a bearer of Your Message till that day Lord, we ask Your blessing upon our Visitors today and by Your Divine Powers, bestow on us all Your Blessings and Your favors, as we follow You to Green Pastures. In Your Name, we Pray Lord Jesus to You be the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English/ Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI&list=RDMMAUwXo0jgORI&index=32

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtOUDMnXPg


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Devotionals for Saturday: June 24, 2017

Do this…  Sharing the Providence of the Lord… spread your prosperity of not just money, but the Grace of the Lord.

What is the Providence of the Lord?  It is not just supplying our daily needs, it is more than sustaining us through this life.  The Providence of the Lord goes beyond this world…  What other world do we need to consider?  If this was all there is, are you fully satisfied? Maybe yes and maybe no… If the answer is yes, then continue to enjoy until you are 80 or 90 or older, then what?

Considering the world that Jesus described, and the most profound statement ever spoken by anyone was…” I am not of this world”. Therefore, Jesus came, lived on earth for 33 years, was crucified, but He rose from death. Some may say He did not die He was in a state of a coma. But there is something we cannot deny, for a burial the body was fully wrapped with strips of linen and this covered the entire body, no air is allowed in or out. So, if Jesus had not died on the cross the burial would have suffocated him.

So factually Jesus Rose from death, walked among many and seen by thousands, and then gathered with His disciples and when He asked, “Do you have any Fish?” they gave Him a piece of fish and He ate it. This is another unrefutably proof of Jesus being in the Flesh and not a spirit, because a spirit cannot consume food.

But the next amazing thing that Jesus did, was to ‘Ascend’ into the heavens…  But this was not His final departure, He did say that He would send us a Comfort, and 50 days after He rose from death, on the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended, and was witnessed by many.

So, today His Providence is through His Comforter, but there is a Life beyond this world…

Just like when the convicted thief on the cross next to Jesus, as he repented and said to Jesus…

 “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Luke 23:42 

Jesus assured him… 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Because Jesus who is Sovereign, Omniscient and is God in One of the Father, He sees us from the inside out.  He knew that the thief truly repented.  Just like what Christ said…’You will be with me in paradise’ He is ready to say this to each of us. Because He did say…

John 14:2

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

While the statement above is clear, Jesus went on to say the following that included a caveat (A warning) by saying... “And if I go and prepare a place for you”; the ‘For you” is the substance of Jesus second statement about going to prepare a place. Why” Jesus was precise in saying He was going but not for ‘everyone’.

John 14:3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

So. Today He is there and He has prepared a place but not for everyone. But we must remember that the Lord makes no preference, He said only those whose name is in the Lamb’s book of life will enter His Kingdom.

Who is the ‘Lamb’? Jesus is the Lamb of God, because God chose Jesus as our Redeemer.  Why? Because of His love for us.

The Love of Christ goes far beyond making us happy today, His love goes to ‘Eternal Joy’ to be ‘With Him’ as this is the reason why we were created.  No one asked to be born, you had no option to be born or not to be born.  Therefore, it is only through God’s Divine plan that we are all here today.  If you feel your life is not ‘really-fulfilled’ because each day it is just ‘more of the same’? then look to Jesus, He can make your life an exciting journey through this world to His Kingdom.

So, knowing that Jesus said He wants you and us to be with Him, this is an enormous privilege, and it is offered, but we must receive His invitation, and this is by accepting Him.  One the other hand we sometimes must ask ‘Am I acceptable to the Lord?” Yes, because just come ‘As you are’ just come with faith like a child, leave all posturing, ego, self-righteousness and I am better than the other person, just know that Jesus died and Rose and conquered death so that when we accept Him we are Redeemed from the trash heap of this world and are named in His Book-of-Life.

Principle:  His Providence is Eternal an d He knows what you have need of even before you ask, but you are to acknowledge Him and His Graciousness.

Lord Jesus today as we come, we approach Your throne boldly as You said come unto to Youi.  We thank You Lord for Your Divine Providence.  Thank You Lord for our Visitors and we give You first place in all.  To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise: short sermon:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qEx3NbGSmg

Special request:  Please refer a friend to visit this site. You will be helping to spread the Good News of our Lord and the angels will celebrate with joy for every sinner that comes to our Lord Jesus…. Praise God that you have this privilege today. God Bless you.

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Devotionals for Friday June 23, 2017

Remember we are all just a ‘caretaker’ for a time, we take nothing with us, so be a good steward.

The key words are…’for a time’. What did you get to be a care-taker of? If it your life? Your own well-being or do you consider what Opportunity you have today? What is the opportunity facing you?

In the event of David the shepherd boy who was sent as a messenger to deliver bread loaves to his brothers who were with Saul facing the Philistine, while his brothers belittled him David ignored the harsh words, and stepped up in the name of the Lord to face the Philistine giant, goliath. This is a ‘real-opportunity’ and David seized it in the name of the Lord.

Now, about ‘caretaker’ Saul the king lost the favor of the Lord as Saul envied David and tried to kill David.  This is a classic example of a caretaker losing it all as in the end Saul committed suicide.

But there’s Good News…  Jesus said His yoke is light… and He gave us all an easy assignment, to love our neighbors as ourselves.  It sometimes not easy, as neighbors can be envious, they can be even be unreasonable, but such issues are resolvable when we express our love for them.

David was a good custodian despite the issues he experienced, while the famous event of David and Bathsheba is a well-known story, yet the Lord forgave David when we repented.  So, Repentance is the key, and Restoration is by the Grace of the Lord as the Lord restored David and kept him on the throne until that day when he transferred his sovereignty to his son Solomon.

About taking nothing with us… 26 David son of Jesse was king over all Israel. 27 He ruled over Israel forty years—seven in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. 1 Chronicles 28 He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.

So, David was a good steward and his wealth was transferred to Solomon.

The great commission from the Lord is… Matthew 28: The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Laying up treasures…

Matthew 6:19-21 [Full Chapter]

Treasures in Heaven] “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

His Promise:

Come to our Lord and be in Victory, He is Faithful and He is ready to receive you, as He clearly states…

2 Corinthians 5: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 

18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 

His Faithfulness:

2 Corinthian 8:  For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.  15 As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.”

Action/Coming to our Lord:

2 Corinthians 9: Generosity Encouraged

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written:

“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
    their righteousness endures forever.”

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come, Lord Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God in One of Your Holy Trinity, in You we have victory through Your Grace. Gracious God because of Your Saving Grace we can come boldly and spread Your Good News to many. Lord, we thank You for the privilege of serving. Lord bless our visitors and grant us all Your Peace and as we all seek be guided by your Holy Spirit Lord, let us stop and know that You are God. Lord lead us to Green Pastures and to Still Waters of Life, as we go forward today in Faith knowing that you have said that we can do all things through You who strengthen us. Lord Jesus to you is the Praise and the Power and Glory now and forevermore. Amen.

Praise:

English/Spanish/Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIl6TgEeFy0&t=518s

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Devotionals for Thursday: June 22, 2017

Finding the answer… and sometimes we already have it and do not know it. Ask for it to be revealed.

Thomas Edison did find the answer to making light bulbs, there is a myth about him doing over 10,000 attempts to make the bulb. His light bulb never took that much. but it took Edison over 10,000 experiments with different chemicals and materials to develop his alkaline storage battery.  Someone said to Edison: 'Isn't it a shame that with the tremendous amount of work you have done you haven't been able to get any results?'  Edison turned on him like a flash, and with a smile replied: 'Results!  Why, man, I have gotten lots of results!  I know several thousand things that won't work!'"

Sometimes we expect instant success, but The Rags to Riches stories are examples of successes, but they rarely mentioned the failures preceding the success.  Real success is building on the ‘Rock’ and that Rock is Jesus. Because if it is built in the name of the Lord it will last.

God gave us the freedom of choice, but are we mature enough and strong enough to resist the temptations and make the right choices?

Text:  Matthew 26: 41 Watch and Pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing (To resist the temptation) but the flesh is weak.

Commentary: Consider that our Creator created man and woman and gave us dominion over all living things. Consider the enormity of Plant Life, Animals, and all species of Aquatic life, Birds and even to the smallest ant. And as we speak about Ants, this specie that builds their little kingdom with the hierarchy of a Queen and an army of workers. The same applies to the Bees that form colonies and is governed by a form of hierarchy, The Bees also has ‘Drone’ these are the male Bees that mate with new Queen. They serve one single purpose of carrying on the specie. 

Not only do they die after consummating, after they have performed their duties, they are kicked out of the hive and not allowed back in.

Look at how God loves us, He gave us dominion over all living things, He gave us freedom, but we squandered the Paradise that he made for us, so as Adam & Eve were ‘evicted from Eden’ we are here today having to be employed or to employ and generate an income to meet our needs. 

A well-known quote from an anonymous writer said… We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live. – unknown

God said we should also choose how we live…

Matthew 4:10

Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

Isaiah 53:5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

(Written over 700 years before Christ came 2,017 years ago_

But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.

Principle: Romans 5: 8 (NASB)

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

His Promise / His Faithfulness: Colossians 2:9-10 (NASB)For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;

Talking about what is the best thing we can hope for? Did you know that many Lotto winners that won millions reverted to poverty? In fact, there is a person than won $5.2 Million and now lives in a trailer and on welfare.  What does this tell us?  Unless the Lord builds it, it will not last.

Psalm 127:1 [Laboring and Prospering with the LORD] [A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.] Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1-3 (in Context

Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

Lord Jesus, as You have said In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God”. Therefore, we affirm Your Power and You being One with the Father and what we ask is Your Name You said we shall receive.  Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we give You Preeminence over all in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus we pray… Amen.

Praise:

English:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0il6d-DAk&list=RDdBPEYOjYN38

Spanish:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YVfEZat5xQ&list=PL8339F46939E98782

Chinese:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhq0jpP1vM&list=PLo5kCTJ3zUnIWi3Y7zVNBOEizJAkq93OM

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Devotionals for Wednesday: June 21, 2017

Know this… Giving thanks for something before you receive it is not what one does.  But do this when you ask Jesus.

Jesus spoke these Words…

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

In Context | Full Chapter |

John 16:24

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

What did Jesus mean when He said…

John 16:25-27New International Version (NIV)

25 “Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

Jesus said, “a Time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language” … This He said around 1,984 years ago. And the Time did arrive. So, today as we have the 66 books of the Holy Bible, and the affirmation of the Power of God

Romans 1:4

and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Romans 1:20

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. In Context | Full Chapter |

Jesus came and He was truly human, His mode of dress was contemporary to the time, wearing sandals and a white robe. So, when Jesus said I will no longer use this kind of language, and to say… John 16: 26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 

Was He abandoning us? Was He not going to ask the Father on our behalf (I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.) No, we are not abandoned, but as Jesus ascended to heaven, He rejoined the Triune God, and He (Jesus) is on the Throne, He is no longer wearing man-made sandals, He is the all-powerful Lord as described in Ezekiel 1, and…

Revelation 7:15

Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Revelation 7:17

For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ In Context | Full Chapter | 

Yes, we are not abandoned, because ‘On that day’… Revelation 7:15

Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. In Context | Full Chapter |

What a Glorious time to come…. To be sheltered by the presence of the Lord in His Holy Presence forever.

Today we should all do this…

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Hebrews 12:2

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. In Context | Full Chapter 

Conclusion, let us be aware of the following…

1 Corinthians 6:19

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; In Context | Full Chapter |

While we await ‘That day’ we are to do this…

Mark 12: The Greatest Commandment

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[e] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[f] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[g] There is no commandment greater than these.”

Coming to Christ… Jesus said this:

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three gathers in my name, there am I with them.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer: Lord Jesus as we gather in Your Holy Name thank You for being in our midst. We come to You in First-Person and not in a Third-person’ as You are our Mediator and our Divine Protector.    Lord we humbly seek You and thank You for this mission and our Visitors. Lord bless us all as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English/Spanish/Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE&t=327s


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Devotionals for Tuesday: June 20, 2017

Do this… Wait on the Lord, because He knows what’s best for each of us.  His plan is to prosper you…

While hurting, being in debt, worrying about much, how could we say wait on the Lord? Because all these are man-made issues that the Lord has conquered. So, what’s the next step, Follow Him, as He said cast all your burdens on Him. Trusting that He is ready to receive you, hear your request, and when you ask Him, you must believe that He has granted what he know is best for each of us.

Sometimes what we requested is not granted, even when healing is sought of Him, Why, because there is more than this world which is all we know, But Jesus said… “I am not of this world”.  Therefore, the Lord sometimes grants your request by giving you the ultimate. 


What is the ‘Ultimate’?  We pray to an ‘Unseen God” we pray to Jesus our Redeemer who is Omniscient and Eternal. Therefore, when we pray we are reaching the Almighty, and where is He? He is in a Kingdom called Paradise.

Habakkuk tells of the calamity of

Habakkuk 3:
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yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.

Today what would your preference be? To deal with the drudgery of life’s challenges? Or: be saying…

Psalm 104:33-35 (NIV)

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;
    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    as I rejoice in the Lord.
35 But may sinners vanish from the earth
    and the wicked be no more.

Praise the Lord, my soul.

Praise the Lord.

While all our requests may not be received as requested, but we must remember, Jesus did say…

Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. In Context | Full Chapter |

Conclusion:

Choose Life… and a life that never ends:

John 3:16 [Full Chapter]

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.

Daniel 12:2

Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.

In Context | Full Chapter | 

To be sure that everlasting life is yours, just pause and say… Lord Jesus ‘Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and savior we come.  Lord Jesus as we humbly come knowing that You have said…” The Meek shall inherit the earth” and it is the New-Earth You have promised.  Lord we give You our Praises and we look to that day when we shall see You Lord. Be with our Visitors and us all as we thank You for Your Divine Grace. To You lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbVntfUMNW8

Spanish:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UJ4XPfXnXY&list=PL4EDFFF4623ACB066

Chinese:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxrAYIaLQOk&list=RDWxrAYIaLQOk

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Devotionals for Monday: June 19, 2017

Was it the resiliency of Job or the Grace of God that restored him?   It wasn’t the patience of Job that restored him, it was his declaration of his faith in God…

Job 1:18-22 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

While Job suffered with boils and sores, he remained faithful to the Lord, as Job declared…

Job 19:25-27 I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

We all have sometimes of the other suffered adversities, and when we do, who do we blame or ask why? So, when bad things happen we may ask why? But the answer lies in what the Lord has in store you each of us.

Good things do happen and this is where we do not ask any question, but this is the time we should be asking why? Why should you ask why did this good thing happen? Because we should stop and ask… Lord what did I do to deserve Your Favor?

These are a few of what the Lord may say…

  1. Because you asked in my Name
  2. Because your intentions are good and you will use His favor for His Glory
  3. Because the Lord knows your intentions and your love for others.


So, when you asked and did not receive your request, see the above criterion.  Remember our Lord is not a Bank, He is not a supply chain, nor is He there to just meet our needs; He is there because He is Lord and He is there because He loves you and He is there to see that all things work together for you when you love Him.

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. In Context | Full Chapter |

As we begin the week, and we address the week’s agenda, pay more attention to the Lord and the Agenda will pass without the stress as He will smooth your pathway…

Luke 3:5

Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. In Context | Full Chapter |

Because even Jesus said this… John 5:30

By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. In Context | Full Chapter |

So, let’s do this… Make Christ Preeminent in all things and all things will fall in line… Because Jesus said;

Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer: Father in Heaven…  Words cannot express what Jesus our Redeemer, our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity did for us. Lord today as we Praise You and know that You are on the Throne of Righteousness, Your unconditional love for us overwhelms us as You Paid-It-All… Lord we receive Your Divine Grace and place all in Your Holy hands, Lord we dedicate ourselves to You Lord that You will increase and we shall decrease as You are Pre-Eminent and all things are held together by You and without You Lord Jesus nothing was made. We commit this day to you Lord. Be with us and especially our Visitors that Your Priceless Gift will be received by many. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to you are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.


Lord we look to Your coming… as we look to that day when all shall know that the Glory is to You our King of kings…

Praise:

English:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sKzUk8tfRc

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtOUDMnXPg

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-3vEDIZ_-Y&list=PL0A6A5447F1FF8B56

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Devotionals for Sunday June 18, 2017

                                                                                         

Many philanthropists say they are giving back to society and they make it known, Tax Credit is all they will ever receive, because Jesus said this in Matthew: 1-4

There are large philanthropists doing good things with their money. Some are well-meaning in their gifting, and some are just giving to ‘get’.   So how does one give to ‘get’? they seek fame, public recognition and this is a form of boasting.

The greatest philanthropist is our Almighty God… He created all things and gave dominion over all to us humans.  Then He gave us His Son, Jesus Emanuel who is God with us.

Commentary:

Our Lord Jesus is full of compassion, in fact as we read of Jesus’ association with His Disciples, He expressed more than brotherly love for them… He was their leader, their protector, their mentor and above all their Savior.

We will read of Joseph’s love for his brothers…  This is a true description of hope our Lord’s Divine plans for our lives are revealed) Today He has great plans for each of us, Just Trust Him.

Genesis 44 New International Version (NIV)

A Silver Cup in a Sack

44 Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house: “Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack.Then put my cup, the silver one, in the mouth of the youngest one’s sack, along with the silver for his grain.” And he did as Joseph said.

As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys. They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, “Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid good with evil? Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination? This is a wicked thing you have done.’”

When he caught up with them, he repeated these words to them. But they said to him, “Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants to do anything like that!We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the silver we found inside the mouths of our sacks. So why would we steal silver or gold from your master’s house? If any of your servants is found to have it, he will die; and the rest of us will become my lord’s slaves.”

10 “Very well, then,” he said, “let it be as you say. Whoever is found to have it will become my slave; the rest of you will be free from blame.”

11 Each of them quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it. 12 Then the steward proceeded to search, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack. 13 At this, they tore their clothes. Then they all loaded their donkeys and returned to the city.

14 Joseph was still in the house when Judah and his brothers came in, and they threw themselves to the ground before him. 15 Joseph said to them, “What is this you have done? Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?”

16 “What can we say to my lord?” Judah replied. “What can we say? How can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servants’ guilt. We are now my lord’s slaves—we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup.”

17 But Joseph said, “Far be it from me to do such a thing! Only the man who was found to have the cup will become my slave. The rest of you, go back to your father in peace.”

18 Then Judah went up to him and said: “Pardon your servant, my lord, let me speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.19 My lord asked his servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’ 20 And we answered, ‘We have an aged father, and there is a young son born to him in his old age. His brother is dead, and he is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’

21 “Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me so I can see him for myself.’22 And we said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father; if he leaves him, his father will die.’ 23 But you told your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.’ 24 When we went back to your servant my father, we told him what my lord had said.

25 “Then our father said, ‘Go back and buy a little more food.’ 26 But we said, ‘We cannot go down. Only if our youngest brother is with us will we go. We cannot see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’

27 “Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons. 28 One of them went away from me, and I said, “He has surely been torn to pieces.” And I have not seen him since. 29 If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in misery.’

30 “So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father, and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy’s life, 31 sees that the boy isn’t there, he will die. Your servants will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave in sorrow.32 Your servant guaranteed the boy’s safety to my father. I said, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, my father, all my life!’

33 “Now then, please let your servant remain here as my lord’s slave in place of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers. 34 How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery that would come on my father.”

Conclusion:

Genesis 45 New King James Version (NKJV)

Joseph Revealed to His Brothers

45 Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Make everyone go out from me!” So, no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it.

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence. And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So, they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

“Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph: “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not tarry. 10 You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you and your children, your children’s children, your flocks and your herds, and all that you have. 11 There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine.”’

12 “And behold, your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my mouth that speaks to you. 13 So you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen; and you shall hurry and bring my father down here.”

14 Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.15 Moreover he kissed all his brothers and wept over them, and after that his brothers talked with him.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Our God is a God of Grace… He is there with open arms to welcome us home, provided we come in Faith and trust in Him.   Faith is a total belief in something that is unseen, and His Grace will be given to us when we come to Him. Grace is something that is totally un-deserved, and it is a divine gift from our Lord. We can get a ‘Grace period’ of 10 days when our phone bill is due, but you must ask for it. Our Lord Paid for our Sins and by His Blood of Atonement we have His Redemption.  Come to Him and declare Victory in Christ today…

Prayer: Father in Jesus we come knowing that You our Lord Jesus rose triumphantly and You Lord Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and by Your Blood of Atonement we are saved. Your Divine Grace and Your Eminence and Sovereignty were revealed to man over 700 Years before You came to Redeem us. Lord we acknowledge that You were there at the beginning as You were the Light declared by the Father…” Let there be Light”, Lord Jesus today in Faith we seek You and open our hearts to you so that your Holy Spirit will come and by Your Grace we will be Sealed with Your Blood of Atonement, looking to that day Lord when we shall see You as You are. Lord bless our Visitors and let Your Peace be with us. In Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, we pray and give You the Power and the Glory, now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English  :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brVIlXlJRkQ&list=RDbrVIlXlJRkQ#t=17

 Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WnUtbbWwoQ&list=RD_WnUtbbWwoQ#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CoGIo0-mTM&list=RD_CoGIo0-mTM#t=3

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Devotionals for Saturday June 17, 2017

When you allow the Holy Spirit to be in you, nothing else will be needed, nothing can pierce God’s armor

Jesus said, I am with you always…

Matthew 28:20 

(Jesus) and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The assurance of the Lord…

Romans 8:31-39 

More Than Conquerors] What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 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? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. ...

Romans 8:15

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

   16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Coming to the Lord ritually will not reach Him… Our worship must be Spirit-filled knowing that we come without any other ‘idols’, not just leave them behind, but toss them away.  For our God is Jealous God…

Deuteronomy 4:24

For the Lord, your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 5:9

You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Deuteronomy 6:15

for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.

Deuteronomy 32:16

They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols.

What is our idol? It’s not necessarily a statute or a symbol, it could be anything that you pay more attention to, than the Lord.

The world’s demand for our time to cope with the daily requirements, we must be aware that we do not fall into the world’s enslavement of project management, etc.  Leave yourself time with the Lord and the demands of the daily details will become second-place.

The bondage of sin…  Galatians 4: Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God—or rather are known by God —how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?

Commentary: Sin can be in many forms, even in one’s attempt to expound the gospel, and innocently, many learned men may have encroached on our Lord by trying to ‘exalt’ oneself in questioning the deity of our Lord and His supremacy.  As we discuss…

No learning from the top business schools or the most recognized seminaries will have enlightened anyone unless we comprehend the teaching… There are over a thousand pages (average) in the most widely printed KJV of the Bible, for the average readers, reading this Bible once will never be enough, as each time it is read, the texts are always refreshed, and never outdated.  The New International Version (NIV) while it is contemporary in its compilation, there are many ‘missing-links’, why? In searching the NIV there are topics that you will not find by the ‘Word’ search using a specific word that we are familiar with.

Man, in their finite thinking is missing the key elements and Facts… What are they? 

No. 1 = God, No. 2 = Creation, No. 3 = The Power of the Almighty.  Yes, it would take aeon and yet we could not achieve any of the grand-designs of our Creator’s creation if we mere mortals were ‘trying’ to create the elements…

Man has never really ‘created’ anything, we sometimes by accident stumble upon something useful, and in some case, we by accident discovered a substance that we do not even know what to do with it)

Conclusion:

Do not look for any ‘New’ Doctrine… all of what we need to know or will ever need are already contained in the Holy Bible. There is no need to add or modify the Word of God. We cannot trust in… ‘Hard work,’ fame, wealth, physical appearances and worst of all Pride all these can be gone in an instant. Only what’s done in Christ will Last.

Prayer:

Father in Heaven in Jesus our Lord and savior we come. Lord Jesus knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness, and by Your intercession for us all, we seek Your Divine Blessings and Guidance.  Lord grant us Your Peace and Your Favors to all including our Visitors, as it is for Your Glory.  Lord by Your Power release those from the burdens of this world as we seek You and place You first in our lives. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: }

Chinese:}    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE&t=231s

Spanish:}

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Devotionals for Friday June 16, 2017

Be Blessed today… It is more gratifying to give than to receive.  By giving you are privileged; to receive you may be in need.

There are many instances of the Giver receiving back something that he could never attain, we see this in the action of Boaz who instructed his farm hands to give to…  Ruth 2:15  (Suggested reading, click here In Context | Full Chapter |

As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, “Let her gather among the sheaves and don’t reprimand her.

Boaz gave and he received in return Ruth as his wife.  This was not by accident, as the lineage of Christ came through Boaz-Ruth to Jesse the father of David, and the genealogy of Jesus is through the Boaz-Ruth… Matthew 1: 2-16 Boaz had Obed (Ruth was the mother),
Obed had Jesse, Jesse had David, and David became king.

Down the line…

  Jacob had Joseph, Mary’s husband,

    the Mary who gave birth to Jesus,

    the Jesus who was called Christ.

17 There were fourteen generations from Abraham to David,

    another fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile,

    and yet another fourteen from the Babylonian exile to Christ.

Jacob had Joseph, Mary’s husband,

    the Mary who gave birth to Jesus,

    the Jesus who is Christ – Emanuel.

Looking at the outcome of Boaz’s kindness to Ruth and the outcome of the lineage leading to Joseph and Mary to the birth of the Messiah. 

Example of recognizing that we have nothing to give to the Lord, because is all came from Him…

David’s Prayer

10 David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,

“Praise be to you, LORD, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
 and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
    for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
 you are exalted as head over all.


12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.


13 Now, our God, we give you thanks,
    and praise your glorious name.

14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.15 We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope. 

16 Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you. 17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you. 18 Lord, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you. 19 And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided.”

20 Then David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the Lord your God.”

So, when we recognize that all things are from the Lord, then as good-stewards we shall be entrusted with much…

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Heavenly Father Creator of Heaven and Earth and us all whom You have given dominion over all things, Lord yet we have breached Your command. Lord Jesus because of Your Grace we are presented to the Father and made righteous by Your Atoning Blood. Lord just as the day of Passover, today You have prepared us all for the final Passover, and by your Grace we shall see You Lord. Lord Jesus we than You and seek Your blessings on our Visitors and us all, to You Lord is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore. Amen.

Praise:

English - Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZq9xTfHvgo&list=RDMMnZq9xTfHvgo

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=busrACxbIvE&list=RDbusrACxbIvE#t=0

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Romans 8:28

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.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Romans 14:20

Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


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Devotionals for Thursday: June 15, 2017

Get this… Find His Peace today, and let nothing deter you with the Joy of the Lord, share it. His Peace lasts forever…

His Peace is ‘Shatter-proof’ nothing can deter you from having the Joy of knowing the Lord.

Do not ‘Blend-In’ – Shine by Being a child of LIGHT

Thoughts for today: To Reject Christ is to be condemned, to receive Christ there will be no condemnation

TEXT: Romans 8: 1 There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus.

The Scriptures outlined…:  "He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:18).   An infant is not capable of rejecting Jesus Christ.   An infant is incapable of committing the sin mentioned in John 16:9.

 Although the Bible does not specifically declare that infants who die will go to heaven, there is a weight of Biblical evidence which points in this direction.  We can safely say that   infants who die will be safe in the arms of Jesus and will spend eternity with Him in heaven.

Some reasons are as follows:

1.  The Lord Jesus Christ died for all of Adam's race (for all mankind), including every infant that has ever been born.   Consider the following study:  For Whom Did Christ Die?  

2.  A person is condemned for rejecting Jesus Christ and for refusing to believe in Him:  "He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:18).   An infant is not capable of rejecting Jesus Christ.   An infant is incapable of committing the sin mentioned in John 16:9.

3.  Those who go to hell in 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 are those who have deliberately disobeyed the gospel by refusing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.  Infants have not willfully disobeyed the gospel.   Note:  The heathen, who are not under the hearing of the gospel, are condemned for rejecting the lesser revelation that God has given to them (Rom. 1:20-21, etc.). For a detailed study of this see Romans chapter 1.  But an infant would also be incapable of rejecting this lesser revelation.

4.  Revelation 20:11-15 indicates that all of the unsaved are resurrected to appear before the Great White Throne, and twice it is stressed that each will be judged according to their works. It is doubtful that young infants are included in this evaluation.  What evil works has a 6-month-old baby committed?

5.  Consider the compassionate heart of God for those who are lost:  "Who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:4--this is God's desire).   "Not willing that any should perish" (2 Pet. 3:9).  "Even so it is not the will of your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish" (Matt. 18:14).  "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked" (Ezekiel 33:11).  While these verses do not refer specifically to infants, they do teach us that the loving and merciful heart of our God desires the salvation of all men.

6. King David had a child by Bathsheba which died in infancy. David's words are significant:  "While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?  But now he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again?  I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me" (2 Samuel 12:22-23).  

Quoted from an article published by: George Zeller, 10/08 The Middletown Bible Church, CT, USA

There is a story of an English citizen arrested in a south American country some years ago. This man was to face the firing squad, when the order was given to fire, the English consul suddenly ran forward and covered the man with the British flag, and then on the other side came the American consul and covered him with the American flag, this resulted in the man not being shot and released to the British consul for protection.

Just like the Blood of the Lamb during the Passover in Egypt that protected the first-born Israelite, once we have been cleansed by the Atoning Blood of Christ, then we are safer than being behind the English or American flags

Prayer:

Father we come in Jesus our Savior our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus today take the reins of our lives, keep us on the narrow pathway to Your Kingdom by Your Grace.  Bless our Visitors, Lord grant to our visitors your Grace and Your peace and let Your Word be absorbed for Your Glory Lord.  We thank You for the privilege of serving, and we Pray that Your favors will be released upon all calling upon You and To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6M_38mjbwY

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfF-oR_36bY&list=PL40404DF690D89761

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2YNa0bMN2w&list=PL39F4B213A5D172EF

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Devotionals for Wednesday: June 14, 2017

Water is Life…     Water is mentioned 636 times in the Bible, we are made up of 60% water, so without it we cannot exist…

And in Christ we have an eternal Spring that quenches our thirst forever… as He will lead you to Green Pastures and Still water.

Can we imagine the pristine water flowing in the Garden of Eden? Take a look at the rivers and many sources of water today, would you drink any without it being treated? Certainly not.  But there will be a fountain flowing where we can…

Principle: He is Faithful and He said… Eden will be Restored

Revelation 22:

22 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

Come and let us reason together…

Will Sinners be allowed in Heaven?  Yes, will an enemy of God be allowed in Heaven? No, what is the difference?

Text:  Acts 4:12

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Commentary: To be a member of the Secret Service you must be considered a loyal person, while one could ‘fake’ it and be a mole, it is impossible for anyone to assimilate into the body of Christ without Faith in Him. Faith cannot save you, but it is the ‘Testing barometer’ by which our Lord can see the inner you.  Only His Grace can Save us.

The unforgivable sin is… Matthew 12:31

[The Unpardonable Sin] “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.

Unless we Surrender and be ‘True’ to our Lord Jesus, even in our sinful state Jesus will receive us when we commit it all to Him. Remember our Lord do not want or need anything from us, all He wants is our Faithfulness, no deceit, falsehood, posing or posturing can make us whole, only in Him we can be made ‘whole’ So with our Lord Jesus we cannot fake-it by repackaging ourselves

Our Lord Jesus is like the scanner at the Airport, but even at these scanners one can still beat the machines. With God who created us, He already knows that our ‘Righteousness is like a ‘filthy rag’, this is quite insulting, as you say I just came out of the shower I was at the Spa all day and I am rejuvenated?  Yes, you are unacceptable, the Lord’s Scanner will set of an alarm, because without His Blood of Atonement, we are blemished.

Jesus Paid-It-All, and His Blood of Atonement is the SEAL of His Righteousness that He gives us when we come to Him and accepts His Redemption. The Good News is… Jesus Christ rose Triumphantly and He Lives and because He lives, we shall also life with Life-Everlasting in His Kingdom of Splendor.

Ephesians 2:4-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:4 In Context | Full Chapter |

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus take this day and let it be a day filled with Your peace and lead us to Green pastures and by Still Waters. As we go let us be a blessing to all in our path… Lord Bless our Visitors, thank you for Your Grace and Your Divine Redemption. We give you first place in all things, and Lord your Providence is evidenced by Your Love Lord. We pray in your Holy Name Lord Jesus to you is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbkY6fEqzt8&list=RDDbkY6fEqzt8#t=5

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfF-oR_36bY&list=PL40404DF690D89761

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrXlFpgWk_E&list=PLv6Pd2KKiF_fujTzVQVS9CWTzgHSlkjPn

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Devotionals for Tuesday: June 13, 2017

Living a life that you never believe could be, a high esteem one or a low esteem one? With Christ, it’s high…

Where do you think our daily challenges from? The Government, people, business, schools, or society at large? Most certainly it isn’t from the Lord… Because He said He would smooth our pathways.

 Luke 3:5

Every valley shall be filled And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough ways smooth; In Context | Full Chapter |

So, God’s words of assurance can be relied upon, and through His enrichment we are able to take the high road and be filled with His Holy Spirit giving us a life of high esteem to be His ambassadors.

2 Corinthians 5:20

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. In Context | Full Chapter 

Example of an ambassador…

An ambassador is the President's highest-ranking representative to a specific nation or international organization abroad. ... A key role of an ambassador is to coordinate the activities not only of the Foreign Service Officers and staff serving under him, but also representatives of other U.S. agencies in the country.

So, as an ambassador representing the Almightiest God, through His Son Jesus, are you fulfilling your key role? What is your key role? it is not just ‘coasting; till the Lord takes you home, it is not sitting waiting for that eventful day, which is the day you meet the Lord.  He made us to be ‘Fruitful and multiply… and this is done through “Knowing Christ and making Him known”

Remember the story told of…

The Parable of the Minas

11 Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately. 12 Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.13 So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’ 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’

15 “And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’18 And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ 19 Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’

20 “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’

24 “And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.’ 25 (But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’) 26 ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 27 But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.’”

Jesus was born a King…

John 18:37

Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” In Context | Full Chapter |

But, even as a King, Jesus came to serve and not to be served…


So, are we serving in His Name?  Take the ‘High-Road’ bring the Good News to many, and as Jesus taught… Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.

Use our talents for His Glory, walking the ‘walk’ is one talent that He has endowed, so be the Lord’s ambassador representing Him well, by asking Him to send you with His mission. Moses was 80 years old when God chose him to lead the Israelites out of bondage.

Heavenly Father today as we come and dedicate ourselves to serve You Lord, we thank You Jesus who came to serve and You Lord Jesus served us Your Divine Grace and Your Redemption. Lord Jesus thank you as we together with our Visitors come to serve You as the harvest is plenty and the workers are few.  We praise You and give Youi preeminence in our lives, to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4x5QTMtVx4&list=PLFA2C4A7500766137

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d1y6iQLdLE&list=PLCF8C2B23671C0101&index=2

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH_kVTgptpU&list=PL7C6CCF9FA3E7DB37


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Devotionals for Monday: June 12, 2017

Changing course… sometimes we must change direction and head in a different direction… Jesus said this… Shake the very dust off your feet.

Matthew 10:14

And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. In Context | Full Chapter |

Every disappointment will lead to good… One of the most monumental disappointments in the Bible would be Saul’s being struck-down on the road to Damascus, this led him to goodness as Jesus chose Saul to be a Vessel bringing Salvation to the world.

Today as we read the New Testament we are reading a lot of Paul’s writing as he presented Jesus as the supreme eminent one who is God in One of the Father.

Colossians 1: 15-23 Christ’ Supremacy…(NKJV)

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

Reconciled in Christ

19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Many things we have and use daily were accidently discovered…

  • Penicillin
  • Microwave
  • Teflon
  • Cosmic radiation
  • Vulcanized Rubber’
  • Coca-Cola
  • Radio Activity
  • Ninth-century Chinese alchemists made an explosive discovery in their quest to find an elixir for eternal life. They found out the hard way that mixing salt peter, sulfur, and charcoal is not a recipe for immortality; it makes gunpowder. 

So, don’t become distraught by the disappointment.  Look beyond and… find the greatest treasure;

 A part of the Isaiah Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is seen inside the vault of the Shrine of the Book building at the Israel Museum. (Credit: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

The Dead Sea Scrolls contain some of the earliest known pieces of the Bible, but they might never have been found if not for a group of Arab teenagers. In 1947, a band of young Bedouin goat and sheepherders were tending their flock near the ancient city of Jericho. While looking for a lost goat, one of the boys tossed a stone into a nearby cave and was shocked to hear what sounded like a shattering clay pot. When he went in the cave to investigate, he found several jars containing a collection of ancient papyrus scrolls. these artifacts are now considered to be among the most significant archeological discoveries of the 20th century.

Look beyond reading the Bible and find Christ… His word reveals Jesus the Godhead…

Romans 1:20

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Again, we refer to the Glory of the Lord, who is the Light within each of us…

Ezekiel 1:28

 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.

Today Jesus is calling and He wants to save us all. Save us from what? the Wrath of God, because …” All have sinned and falls short of God’s Glory”

Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; In Context | Full Chapter 

Isaiah wrote about Jesus about 2,765 years ag0, (over 700 years before Christ came 2,017 years ago) and He is Mighty to Save:

 Isaiah 63:1 Full Chapter 

The Lord in Judgment and Salvation] Who is this who comes from Edom, With dyed garments from Bozrah, This One who is glorious in His apparel, Traveling in the greatness of His strength? — “I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come.  Lord Jesus thank You for being our Redeemer and our Mediator as by Your Grace we have been saved and not of anything we do. Lord be with our Visitors and us all as in Your Name Lord Jesus we thank You for Your Providence, and Your Love. Lord we love You and look to that day when we shall see You Lord. To You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE&t=218s

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE&t=218s

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfuxNBXREck&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVMGfuxNBXREck


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Devotionals for Sunday:  June 11, 2017

Do this…  Praise Him for He worthy, He is faithful and He has provided the best for us all… Thank our Lord Jesus…

It’s Sunday and Corporate Praise is a way to jointly give to the Lord our adoration, our dedication and to know Him and declare Jesus our Savior to be preeminent above all.

Hebrews 7:25-27 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+9:25&version=NIV

25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

26 Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

Since He (Jesus) is the Author and Finisher of our Faith when you seek Him first, therefore; we must know the following important factors for our daily living:

  • There can be no half-measure in coming to Him
  • He must be Preeminent above all things, cast away all idols*
  • You cannot mock God, so let us not do what Jonah did by running away
  • Spend quiet time reviewing your life’s event to see why you may follow Him
  • Do not live in the past, He said our sins are forgiven and forgotten and removed as the East from the West
  • Live by Deeds to give Him the Glory and not by just words
  • Finally, don’t be discouraged even in challenging times, know that Jesus is in Control, and He is Faithful, so when you pray, pray that all will be for His Glory and not for His providence to be used for your own pleasure. This is what the bible said.

Remember we cannot ‘test-drive’ being a Christian, you are either for Christ of against Him…

Conclusion: Philippians 4: 4-9   Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything, worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

His Promise: Haggai 2:19 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

19 Is the seed still in the barn? Even including the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree, it has not borne fruit. Yet from this day on I will bless you.’”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, in Jesus we come. Lord today as the seeds are still in the barn, let us take them and plant them so that there will be an abundant crop, as You said You will continue to bless us, Lord let the planting be a bountiful harvest for Your Kingdom. Lord as we continue in faith reaching our Visitors let there be just One that will come to know You Lord and be counted among the Joint-Heirs in You Lord Jesus. Lord let Your messages be like ‘Wild-Fire’ spreading across the globe so that your prophecy will be fulfilled as we look to that day Lord when we shall see You as You are. Lord, be with us all as we seek Your favors and let what You provide be used for Your Glory. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZq9xTfHvgo

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH3Ew7ozWVI&list=RDuH3Ew7ozWVI#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gij4oDaJ89A&list=RDGij4oDaJ89A#t=13

Think on this today:

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

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Devotionals for Saturday: June 10, 2017    

Today… Find the beauty of the Lord, it surrounds us, look at the forest, ignore the potholes, take a deep-breath…

Driving along the streets, avenues of most cities after a few heavy downpours of rain, there are potholes, but look around and see the green shrubs and the green lawns, and while enjoying the beauty take a deep breath of fresh-air.

Rain provides multiple benefits…  Rainwater is better for your plants and soil. Rainwater is highly oxygenated, free of the salts, inorganic ions, and fluoride compounds contained in tap water that accumulate in the soil over time and potentially harm plant roots. Use of rainwater in your garden dilutes this impact, making plants more drought-tolerant, healthy, and strong.

Negative ions from Rain is also beneficial to our bodies, it is an anti-depressant, it is good for your brain and it can help you sleep.  Spending too much time indoors will deprive you of negative ions.  Negative ions provide that feeling of ‘a Breath of fresh-air’ after a down-pour of rain.

Fifty days after the Resurrection and Jesus’ ascension to the Father comes the Day of Pentecost.  The Holy Spirit is not negative ions, it was and is the ‘Comforter’ sent from the Lord. Invite the Lord’s Holy Spirit into your life, just as it is recommended that during a down-pour of rain, step outside and do some deep breathing to fill your lungs with the negative ions.  Do this… Be still and know that Jesus is Lord of all, and He is at the Right-hands of the Father.

Psalm 27:4

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

Commentary: Our Lord let it rain on both the just and the unjust…. But in our life, we cannot have Faith without knowing His Holiness, His Graciousness, His Unconditional love and above all His Divine Redemption.  He sends His Showers of Blessings…

Matthew 5:45

That you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Today as we check the weather report, are we deserving of His blessings?  Some western weather reporters report rainy weather as a ‘bad-day’ in the Asian society; it would be described as ‘what a lovely shower of rain’.

Looking ahead for the coming week, we see challenges but the days ahead are really filled with opportunities… why? We will meet new people, we will visit with friends, and we can pass-on the Good News.  The good news is that all what we need will be provided by the Providence of our Lord to those that seek Him.  Look at Matthew a Tax Collector that used his mission in life to bring the Good News of Jesus to his Jewish people. 

Matthew’s message was and is focused to the Jews and the Gentiles as well, that Jesus is the Messiah, and through Jesus the deliverance from sin and its effect is available to both Jews and Gentiles.

To the unbeliever Matthew made his statement that Jesus welcomes those who called upon our Lord as He is the Savior of the world, (The world means living beings not the physical word)

 

Because our Lord knows our thoughts, He said … Matthew 6:8

Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Let us give thanks for the Favors of our Lord…

  1. 2 Corinthians 8:14

At the present time, your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality,

  1. 2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

HE Remembered… We are His, He purchased us with His Blood….

Text: Romans 8:28 Ne (NIV)

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

All through the Bible the theme is; God is Faithful, God Loves us, Jesus our Redeemer would come and Redeem us, and a greater portion of the New Testament and many of the Old Testament are God’s teaching to us to have Faith in His Son.

Colossians 2:9-10

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

Prayer: Father in Heaven, in Jesus we come, Lord today our dependence is on You Lord, and Your empowerment reaches far above the powers of mankind.  Let us comprehend the real meaning of being made ‘Joint-Heirs’ in You Lord as You have endowed us with Riches far greater than the kingdoms of this world as You said not even Solomon had the beauty of Your Grace. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and asks Your blessings on each one.   Lord We Praise You and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory forevermore… Amen

Praise:  

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY8OrhayhFI&list=RDXY8OrhayhFI

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFfpvMh2Khw&list=PLiZioT7UNPfYppQMFRkMhQi8xLW00PSNh

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxrAYIaLQOk&list=RDWxrAYIaLQOk

Please tell you friends and families of our Good News Forever family of Websites…

English: www.goodnewsforever.org

Spanish: www.buenasnuevassiempre.com

Chinese: www.heavenlybridge.com

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Devotionals for Friday June 9th, 2017

Do this…  Judge yourself first, then you won’t judge anyone. Our self-righteous is broken, so get it fixed first.

Luke 6:37

 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Matthew 6:15

But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Focus:  Remembering the mercies of the Lord… How he did this for Moses, Stephen, Elijah and He will do the same for us

What did God do for Moses?  We read of Moses’ action that was contrary to God’s order:

Remembering the mercies of the Lord… How He did this for Moses, Stephen, Elijah and He will do the same for us.

We need to read between the lines… The Lord said to Moses, ‘you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given to them’. What was God saying?  He said Moses would not be the one to accompany the (millions of people) in Canaan. God was probably saying… Hey Moses, you did not Honor me as I did empower you to just ‘Speak’ to the Rock, and this is to draw a parallel when God ‘Spoke’ all things into creation… But Moses made an ‘Error’ and God probably empathize with Moses as God knew that Moses had many things to contend with, and Moses was a Man and man do err…

TEXT: Numbers 20: Moses’ Error at Kadesh

20 Then the children of Israel, the whole congregation, came into the Wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh; and Miriam died there and was buried there.

Now there was no water for the congregation; so, they gathered together against Moses and Aaron. And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying: “If only we had died when our brethren died before the Lord!Why have you brought up the assembly of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our animals should die here? And why have you made us come up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates; nor is there any water to drink.” So Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and they fell on their faces. And the glory of the Lord appeared to them.

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus, you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals.”

 So Moses took the rod from before the Lord as He commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock; and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?” 11 Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.

12 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”

Conclusion:

The Love of Christ:

Christ who is our Divine and Son of the invisible who was there before Abraham, Moses and everyone, because God said on the First-Day…” Let there be light” and there appeared Yeshua/Jesus and even in the crossing to Canaan, it was Jesus and our Lord had compassion on Moses and Aaron.

While God took Moses to the Real-Promised Land…Heaven, The Bible said nowhere can we find the remains of Moses.

What ‘proof’ can we reflect on that Moses wasn’t buried…

Moses & Elijah appeared to Jesus: Matthew 17 [Full Chapter]

Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. ...

Key Note: To have Jesus in Him all things are possible. And the ‘things’ are not important as He is Preeminent as our Redeemer.   ‘Rejoice’ and to have ‘Joy’ in Him.  Praise our everlasting God as through Jesus we are made righteous to be in God’s presence. Thank You Jesus Messiah…

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus thank You for being our Intercessor and Lord because without You we cannot come to the Father and we know that You Lord Jesus is One in the Father, we thank You Lord for the privilege of sharing the Good News and our Visitors and bless us all. We affirm You Preeminent in all. To you be the Power and Glory Jesus our Redeemer and Sovereign God in Your Holy Trinity of the Father … Amen

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:12-14 

Praise:

English:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnWKehsOXu8&list=RDPnWKehsOXu8

Chinese:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s8McM5Cats&list=RDTKLALGWr59A&index=2

Spanish:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cde21j3s5Q&list=PLB1C90D769AF7BDA4


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Devotionals for Thursday: June 8, 2017

Know this…          What is time?  It is NOW!... Yesterday is gone and tomorrow will be another day, don’t be enslaved.

It’s been 2,017 years since Christ came as Emanuel, (God with us) and 1,984 years ago Jesus ascended to heaven.  His brief visit was a mission to save us.  Saving us from what?  The Wrath of God. So, this is the Good News…

When we look around us, the wonder and the beauty of God’s creation, the blue skies, the majestic mountains and the wonders of the world, these are the ‘Natural-Wonders’

list of the natural wonders includes:

  • Aurora Borealis.
  • Harbor of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Grand Canyon.
  • Great Barrier Reef.
  • Mount Everest.
  • Paricutin.
  • Victoria Fall

The modern-day list of ‘Wonders’ are mostly man-made, to us these are all temporary structures as most are in a state of decay. However, one of the listed modern-day wonders is the Stature of Christ that towers over Brazil.

While we enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, it is over-shadowed by the strife, the war, the drug epidemic, the decadence of society… so where’s the good news? Our topic today is Time, and the question is, what is Time? It is a measurement developed to apportioned the day into 24 hours.  While we use the clock and the calendar, we often wonder… Is the Lord tardy in His return? 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, and He is coming again.

Text: 1 John 5:13 (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.

Commentary:

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, 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

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.

Praise:  

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2tUmYWCsVY&list=RDO2tUmYWCsVY#t=8 
Spanish: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gppIwdmFuKw

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9A3j1ySMA4

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Devotionals for Wednesday: June 7, 2017

Avoid... Fooling oneself is being the ultimate fool… The Power of Christ is described in Ezekiel 1 

How do you imagine Christ? Is he the Man from Galilee wearing a sandal and a white robe?  Or do you see Him as the Omniscient & Omnipotent Son of the Living God.

Ezekiel 1: 22-28   An excerpt from Ezekiel’s Inaugural Vision

 22. Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked something like a vault, sparkling like crystal, and awesome. 23 Under the vault their wings were stretched out one toward the other, and each had two wings covering its body. 24 When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.

25 Then there came a voice from above the vault over their heads as they stood with lowered wings. 26 Above the vault over their heads was what looked like a throne of lapis lazuli, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. 27 I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.

This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. In Context | Full Chapter |

John 8:12

Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” In Context | Full Chapter |

John 12:36

Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 12:46

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. In Context | Full Chapter |

1 John 1:6-8New International Version (NIV)

If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Jesus is the Light of the World in each of us, and He is the Light of His Kingdom…

Revelation 21: 22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

So, as revealed that in God’s Kingdom there will be no temple because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb (Jesus) are its temple, and no need for the sun or moon as the Glory of God gives it light and Jesus is the Lamp and the nations will walk by His light, and there will be no night.

Revelation 21 reveals that… . 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

So today, Repent and ask God’s forgiveness and through the Grace of our Lord Jesus, you will be saved and your name will be written in the Lamb’s book of life. Because Jesus Paid It All.

Isaiah 1:18  The Word of the Lord…

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. In Context | Full Chapter |

Father we thank You in Jesus our Lord and Savior.  Lord Jesus because You are mighty to Save, and by Your Blood we are cleansed and are able to say my Redeemer lives and I shall see you on that day.  Lord bless each of our Visitors and grant Your Divine Grace and Providence to us all. We pray in Your Holy Name to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ7Y_7xVXSU&list=RDMJ7Y_7xVXSU#t=4

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iEkZ9NHXfA&list=RD6iEkZ9NHXfA#t=3

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orDn0UOSUTk&list=RDorDn0UOSUTk#t=4

 

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.

Leave the Pride, Deceit, self-confidence, any ‘self’ accomplishment at the door and enter as a Child…

Special request:  Please refer a friend to visit our Websites:   www.goodnewsforever.orgwww.heavenlybridge.comwww.buenasnuevassiempre.com You will be helping to spread the Good News of our Lord and the angels will celebrate with joy for every sinner that comes to our Lord Jesus…. Praise God that you have this privilege today. God Bless you.

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Devotionals for Tuesday: June 6, 2017

Do we think we know it all? What’s out there that we do not know? It’s a dark world, beware…

Text: Ephesians 6:12 [Full Chapter]

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Question… In the heavenly realms are there forces of evil?  Yes, according to what we read. Therefore, there is a difference of God’s Kingdom versus the heavenly realms.

The forces of evil are hard at work, but the Power of the Lord is greater…

1 John 4 [Full Chapter]

On Denying the Incarnation] Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

Conspiracy theories abound in this world… why is there a statue in the United Nations HQ that originally known as Zeus the pagan god? But after much scrutiny by the public they have renamed this stature as Poseidon of Artemision.   In the Vatican there is also a statue of the pagan god Zeus, why???? (the statue bears an uncanny image of guess who…Lu****r)

This is the Good News network, but it is good that we know who stands for what, so we can avoid the spirit of the antichrist, and to learn from John 1:4 (NIV) In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind

But God’s anointed Son, Jesus Christ is greater, and have conquered the world…

So, let us acknowledge… 1 John 4:4

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. In Context |

Romans 5:11

Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Romans 8:39

neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. In Context | 

Coming to the Lord…

Today, as we think of the world drifting apart and the scheme of men… things have not gotten worse, it seems worse because we are made aware of the evil things of the world.  The evil intent is spreading, but we can do our part following Christ knowing His love for us, and doing His command… friends we are all commissioned to bring His salvation to the ends of the earth.

Matthew 28: The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Become a child of God…

Romans 10:9

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

The Armor of God
EPHESIANS 6:

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 

Come to our Lord Jesus and confess that you are a Sinner, as we are all sinners, and He will forgive you.

Ask that His Holy Spirit be in you, as all Believers are made a ‘New Creation’ and the Power of God will resonate through you as you will experience His Gift of Life

Prayer: Father in Heaven through Jesus our Redeemer and our Eternal God in One of Your Divine Trinity and Your Holiness, we come Lord Jesus knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness. Lord Jesus today we seek to be equipped with Your Armor of Truth, Righteousness, Faith, and be powered by Your Holy Spirit to face this world. We seek to serve You and be a vessel for You Lord. We thank You Lord for our Visitors and we ask Your Divine Blessing on each one.  We Pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgex8Drnkhk

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE


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Devotionals for Monday: June 5, 2017

The Day of the Lord… are we there yet?

What a day it will be!

Text:  2 Peter 3:10  [The Day of the Lord]

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Commentary:

What is the Day of the Lord? This is the day when His Grace ends, what do we mean by this? Before answering this, let’s first look at the meaning of Grace; a: unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification

b: a virtue coming from God.

We see that His Grace is undeserved by us, why do we need His Grace? Because we are all sinners. Why am I called a sinner? Because we are all descendants of Adam, and when Adam & Eve sinned, God evicted them from the Garden of Eden. But God made a way for us to be Redeemed by His Son, Jesus (Read more about the supremacy of Jesus in John 1, Hebrews 1 & Ephesians 1), as He is God in One of our Father) Now His Grace granted to allow us to receive Him exists now, but the expiration date will be by one of two means.  One way if you die before accepting Him, and secondly, when He Returns which is known as the Day of The Lord.


2 Peter 3:9-11 (in Context) 2 Peter 3 (Whole Chapter)

In the last daysWe read today from the writing of the Apostle Peter, Peter had the zeal to bring the teaching of living for Christ, in 2 Peter 1: 3, he was making a calling to be aware of:  

Verse 3: “His divine Power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him (Jesus Christ) who called us by His own glory and goodness”.

Reading from: 1 Peter 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

 10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

His Promise:

From the day of Creation God provided us with the goodness of His creation and gave us dominion over all living things. Just imagine, the creation of Heaven and Earth were made for Mankind… just think that God in His Infinite Wisdom by His Intelligent design did all this for us. Why” because He loves us... But we betrayed His trust and sin entered the lives of humans, now as descendants of Adam we inherited this blemish called Sin.  But nothing surprises our Majestic God; He provided a way for us to be redeemed by the Blood of Jesus. Jesus, who was with God and the Holy Spirit from the beginning of it all, Jesus was predestined to be our Redeemer.

John 1:12

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

Conclusion:

Principle God knows us by a name…. ‘Sinner’ even before we were born, but this common name was changed to “Redeemed’ and because of His Redemption by His Blood of Atonement, we are now Joint Heirs to His Kingdom. What a Privilege! as the Scriptures said…

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Romans 8: 1-4  (NASB)

Deliverance from Bondage

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 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, 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.

Prayer:

Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus in awe we come knowing that all things were created by You as The Father Spoke and You acted in His Holy Spirit. Lord today we come seeking Your Divine Blessings and Your guidance, we place all things in Your Hands and look to You knowing that all things are possible for those who love and trust in You Lord. Bless our Visitors as we pray in Your Precious Name Lord Jesus, to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbkY6fEqzt8&list=RDDbkY6fEqzt8#t=5

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfF-oR_36bY&list=PL40404DF690D89761

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrXlFpgWk_E&list=PLv6Pd2KKiF_fujTzVQVS9CWTzgHSlkjPn

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Devotionals for Sunday June 4, 2017

Today is Pentecost Sunday…

This is the day set aside to commemorate the event when the Holy Spirit descended.  It was also a day of Salvation when Peter preached and over three thousand came to Christ. See Verse 40 of Acts 2.

Today we see large crusades in areas and stadiums, but nothing compares to the eventful day when the Holy Spirit descended upon those that were gathered. Among them were Egyptians, Arabs, Libyans, Romans, Jews, Partians (natives of Iran, formerly known as Persia) and many from Judea and surrounding regions.

Today is the Day of Pentecost, as we revisit the event of Pentecost recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. The Book of ACTS was written by LUKE who was a physician and an Apostle; written around AD 63, this was 63 years after the Birth of Christ and 33 years after Christ was Crucified.

Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter, Easter is the 2nd most important event ever recorded in the history of mankind. Easter commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus that triumphantly rose from the grave, and Divinely Ascended 40 days after His Resurrection. (The 1st most important event in mankind’s history was the Virgin Birth of our Lord Jesus, the 3rd most important was the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven.) The Bible went on to say that Jesus will return, we will cover this subject next week.

Pentecost is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit that Jesus said He would send from His father…  

John 15:26  Amplified Bible
But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me.

Read the text below in Acts 2: Verse 5-12 and see how the Holy Spirit touched those present and filled them all with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2 New International Version (NIV)

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

2: 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontusand Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

Peter Addresses the Crowd

14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 “‘In the last days, God says,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people. 
Your sons and daughters will prophesy, 
    your young men will see visions,
    your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
    and they will prophesy. 
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below, 
    blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood 
    before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. 25 David said about him:

“‘I saw the Lord always before me.
    Because he is at my right hand,
    I will not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest in hope,
27 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    you will not let your holy one see decay. 
28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence.’

29 “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
  “Sit at my right hand
35 until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”’

36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off —for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. End of Bible Text…

Conclusion: Today we look at a world that is so separated by man’s greed and exploitation. Syria (Antioch) is known to have been the birth place of the Church of Christianity in the city of Antioch.  As we see a divided world of Moslems, Jews, Christians and other beliefs of Buddhism and others, we have a world that has drifted apart from God with their own agenda to dominate their regions and to expand their religion on a global basis. Notice the word used is “ReligionReligion is not Salvation, only Jesus Christ represents Salvation as Jesus is the only one that Died for our Sins. No one else died for others, except Jesus who made the Sacrifice to Redeem us from Sin.

Let us give thanks in Faith to our Lord Jesus that Paid It All… Lord Jesus we thank You for the Covenant of Your promise that in Your Father’s Kingdom there are many mansions and where You are we will be. Lord, today let Your Holy Spirit be with our Visitors and us all  as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus our Supreme Eternal God to You Lord is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English / Spanish / Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE&t=3739s 


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Devotionals for Saturday: June 3, 2017

Know this…          Our Lord endured it all… even unto death, but He Rose from death, and so will all in Christ

Christ died for us, He endured it all, and even today our Lord is enduring our sins… Our best is not enough, because our righteousness is just a filthy rag.

But the Good News… Christ died for our sins and it is by His Grace that we are saved.  This may sound like it is a given… but it really isn’t. But the Grace of God is freely given through Jesus our Redeemer.

All we must do is come to Him, ask the Lord to receive you and let His Holy Spirit surrounds you and guide you as you ask for forgiveness and repent of our sins. Ask to be equipped with His armor….

One lesson in life, as a CEO we need to be surrounded by good capable people, no dead wood should be tolerated, to grow we need cultivation, nurturing and unity.   The same is asked of our Lord.   Jesus is supreme, while He can ‘Command’ He prefers for us to be willing rather than being submissive. He wants us to come on our own accord. 

If your dog keeps barking at you and is hostile towards you, and to tame him you must punish him, then this is not love.  Fortunately, the nature of a dog is to respect its master.  We may say dogs have low self-esteem, probably not; inherently dogs are very intuitive and they can sense your love for them.


Dog can sense when there is family chaos, they can even sense certain illness, they can sniff out drugs and they are great companion.  One could say that a dog has a sixth sense and they see thing in ultra violet light and they could be the first heat-seeking device.

The wonder of this universe the creation of an awesome God, who else could have made such function ability? That we mere humans could be enlightened… Only the Almighty Jehovah-Jira, Elohim, Yeshua… Jesus in the Triune God.

Remember, Jesus said before Abraham was he was, and He is the Great “IAM” He is the Supreme who came and He represents the invisible God that no one has ever seen, only He has seen the Father.

John 10:30

I and the Father are one.” In Context | Full Chapter 

Beware of this… The closer we get to the Lord the harder the devil will work to destabilize our faith, and the evil one will place many roadblocks that can cause even the most devoted Christians to stumble.

Ephesians 6:10-18 [Full Chapter]

The Armor of God] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

We need a daily visit with the Lord, even believers must frequently come to Christ.

Galatians 6:7

New International Version (NIV)

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Come to the Lord Jesus today, just as you are, He said Ask, Seek & Knock, and He will open. Be assured today (Right-Now) that you can be saved by His Grace, just pray… Lord Jesus have mercy on me a sinner, I come and repent of my sins and I accept You in Faith that You died for me and by Your Resurrection to Life-everlasting, I can be among Your redeemed, as You said Lord.  I accept Your Salvation this day and seek to follow You. Lord You said come and You will give me rest, and that You will never leave me nor forsake me, Lord I thank You and give You my Praise. In Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, I pray… Amen.

Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:22-24 (in Context) Hebrews 10 (Whole Chapter)

Prayer: Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness and through You Lord Jesus we can be Redeemed as we come with a contrite heart seeking Your Forgiveness, Lord we thank you for our Visitors and we seek Your blessings on us all. Lord we thank You for Your Saving Grace and we give You our Praises and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

 ‘Jesus Paid It All’

Praise:      

English:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_jAbHkGJRE&list=RDj_jAbHkGJRE#t=13

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=busrACxbIvE&list=RDbusrACxbIvE#t=0

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjmiE91T6kw&list=RDSjmiE91T6kw#t=0


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Devotionals for Friday June 2, 2017

Remember… Give Thanks always… Even when in difficulties, because His Gifts are ‘Un-Seen’ given by Grace.

Philippians 4: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Defining what Paul said above…

1st Always Rejoice in the Lord

2nd Pray and make your request known to God

3rd God’s peace will be upon you, transcending all understanding,

4th God will guard your heart and mind when you look to Jesus

5th Think only of things that is right, true, noble, and whatever is lovely, and His teaching look to Jesus and follow Him and the Peace of God will be yours.

2 Corinthians 4:18

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

The Lord said…

Hebrews 13:5

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Stand firm knowing that you have Victory in Christ…

1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”

In Context | Full Chapter |

The faithfulness of the Lord…

Hebrews 13:6

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Mark 11:23-25 New International Version (NIV)

23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Come to the Lord with your burdens, trade them for permanent Joy…

So, let us Rejoice in the Lord for He is Faithful and He is mighty to save, and He conquered this world and has prepared a place that is a place of splendor…

I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21: 2-4 NIV

God’s Assurance…

1 Thessalonians 4: 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 

Who could have written the above with such authority?  Paul, because Christ chose Paul, and…

2 Corinthians 12:2

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows.

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come…. Lord Jesus as You are at the Right-hand of the Father we come knowing that Your Assurances abound forever and we can look to that day when we shall be caught up together with those who went ahead we shall join in the clouds to meet You Lord in the air. And so we will all be with You our Lord forever. Lord bless our Visitors and let this mission prevail for Your Glory.  We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kl77SpajPI&feature=fvwrel

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbeQWxxsFLQ&list=PL1C2D4CC8BBE0A35D

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faexCo8lTqk&list=PLzF8-j-UUTRjfGdME-84JwF9x-2aJ5s3X


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Devotionals for Thursday: June 1, 2017

Trust in the Lord… Walking by the Light, Walking by Faith and not by Sight… Walking= going, and Go by Faith…

A few things we must never do…

  • Never ‘pre-judge’ anyone
  • Never make hasty assumptions
  • Always listen before speaking your mind
  • Pay attention to the details,
  •  it’s always the ‘Fine-Prints’ that are important.

Most market presentation will tell you how good the product is and what it will do for you, but the message is followed by a lengthy ‘Disclaimer’ which lawyers know as an ‘exculpatory’ statement. Most times the disclaimer will tell you that if you use the product it may do what is supposed to do but you may end up with a life-threatening disease.  So, having clear skins but ending up with cancer, to the product manufacturer this is no problem, only to the user.

Example of a disclaimer by Brand XXX

 You should not start taking XXXX if you have any kind of infection unless your doctor says it is okay.

  • Serious infections have happened in people taking XXXX. These serious infections include tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout the body. Some people have died from these infections. Your doctor should test you for TB before starting XXXX, and check you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment with this product XXX, even if your TB test was negative. If your doctor feels you are at risk, you may be treated with medicine for TB.
  • Cancer. For children and adults taking TNF blockers, including this product XXXX, the chance of getting lymphoma or other cancers may increase. There have been cases of unusual cancers in children, teenagers, and young adults using TNF blockers. Some people have developed a rare type of cancer called hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. This type of cancer often results in death. If using TNF blockers including this product XXXX , your chance of getting two types of skin cancer (basal cell and squamous cell) may increase. These types are generally not life-threatening if treated; tell your doctor if you have a bump or open sore that doesn’t heal.

In other words, the product could kill you.  So, trusting in mankind can be detrimental to your well-bring. 

So, trust in the Lord, because He has said…

Revelation 22:2

down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. In Context | Full Chapter |

Food is a big part of your nutrition.

Today’s devotional is more a blog, and an information page.  But we have so many things to give thanks for. 

Let us Praise the Lord and thank Him for His Mercies.

EVENING:

You are chosen by The Lord Jesus by His Grace and His Father God will provide our needs when we ask in Jesus name…

John 15:16 Good News Translation (GNT)

16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so, the Father will give you whatever you ask of him in my name.

In the text above Jesus said… we did not choose Him, He chose you, me and all, and He has appointed you. Me and all to go and bear much fruit, and the kind of fruit that endures. 

What kind of fruit last forever” Fruit is considered perishable and in the ‘Fresh-market’ whatever we buy will only last a few days… So, Jesus was telling us to bear much ‘Fruit’ meaning bring others to Him.  Of all the things created by our Lord, the Earth, Water, Animals, the Stars, the Lilies of the field, and the cattle on a thousand hills, nothing is considered more valuable than you. Me and everyone who He created in His Likeness, so today we thank our Lord for His Unconditional love for you, me and everyone… He (Jesus) not only loves us but He wants to ‘Reward’ us… and His Reward is gaining a lifetime with Him, and the Lifetime will be eternal.

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus we thank You for your Divine Providence and we give You Preeminence in our lives. Lord bless our Visitors and direct our pathway as we look to You as the Light of our Life, to You lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore.  Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoDMkyaimnE&list=RDMoDMkyaimnE#t=0

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqdVMpHKORc&list=PL21274A708922390E

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scMTERlkU7w&list=PLE5FA52CAB82599B4

 

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Devotionals for Wednesday: May 31, 2017

Just ask…  Do you need the Lord to press the ‘Re-Set’ Button?  Just ask Him, He Restores…

We wrote about what if we could turn back time?  God’s Providence is able, only that God does not live in the past, He is in the here and Now and the Future.

Matthew 28:20

and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Therefore, as Jesus said… He is with you always, then just say Lord please restore the Peace in my life…

These are some tips to having Peace; Trust in His Word:

John 14:27 Jesus said…

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. In Context | Full Chapter 

So, these Word of comfort will make you immune to…

Stop over-thinking the problem.

Know that the things you cannot correct should be left alone, as God will find a way to keep them from you.

Whatever the problem you face, ask the Lord to provide answers, ask in His Holy Name and trust Him to provide the solution and believing that you have received it, and then it shall be…

John 14:13

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 14:14

You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 15:16

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

John 16:23

In that day, you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 16:24

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Do not let you Joy be tarnished by the things of this world, nor let anyone mar your Joy, because the True-Word from Jesus is… Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. In Context | Full Chapter |

So, knowing your Joy is complete in Jesus, and His Peace is for the Glory of the Father through Jesus our Lord and Savior.  Praise God and thank Him for His Providence and in Jesus we have Victory and eternal Joy.

Romans 8:28-38 New International Version (NIV)

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? 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? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake, we face death all day long;

    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,

39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus we come.  Lord Jesus because we have Victory in You and Your Peace we are today Praising You and hiving thanks for Your Love, Your Providence as we come knowing that our Visitors are present just as You are in our Midst. Lord we give You Preeminence overall and to You be the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSfMs7u-F_Q&t=2842s

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKqBC5c5_G8&list=PLCF5935E6A2E018F1

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iS2EtcabfE

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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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Topics for Week of June 26th through July 2nd, 2017

 

Monday:         Where’s the Joy in the world today?  It is mostly superficial and short-lived. Let’s find eternal Joy…

Tuesday:    Make a choice… A gentler nation or a gentler world.  A place that’s less harsh, more friendly and gentle.

Wednesday:   The age of information and the digital age produced some good, and can we say the stupidity age too?

Thursday:   ‘Fool’ is mentioned 182 times in the Bible. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”, Wise-up…

Friday:      The law was given by Moses, Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ, and His Grace Saves…

Saturday:     Love the Lord and begin to receive wisdom… The Bible said ‘Fear’ of the Lord, but Adore Him as well.

Sunday:    Joining the chosen ones… coming in the Lord’s presence, this is the day to gather in His presence…              


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Bringing the good news of Salvation is not because of what you know, but who you know…

The Bible said the ‘fear’ of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom… Loving the Lord is when you begat wisdom.

Jesus is not the third party in our prayer, He is always present, so end by saying ‘In Your holy name Lord Jesus we pray, not the third-party inference as if He is not present, which is not acknowledging g Him Presence. All this is because He said He is ‘always’ present.

Jesus said… “I go to prepare a place, and ‘if’ I go, I will return and get you that where I am you will be also… His caveat of ‘If’ is to rack of us. While He did go, he is not building a place for us unless we are born-again, just as told to Nicodemus. We do not get a place in His kingdom by default.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

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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…

John 8:58  “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” In Context | Full Chapter | 

He declared that He was at the day of Creation with God the Father…

John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. In Context 

Now it is clear who this Friend is? …. Jesus the Messiah!

Jesus in no new kid on the block… He was declared on the first day, when God said…

Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. In Context | Full Chapter | 

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…

John 1:1

The Word Became Flesh] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 1:2  He was with God in the beginning. In Context | Full Chapter | 

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 

So, as we continue to introduce our Messiah, Who said… I no longer call you servants but a Friend…

John 15:15

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 | 

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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.

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 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—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. *

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  1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Avoid Worldly Wisdom

16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

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.

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Isaiah 55:1

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...                                                  

  1. His Assurance:  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV….  Thank our lord Jesus for His Spirit of Power, of Love, given us a Sound mind that we can give Him the Glory.

  1. He is Mediator: For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a random for all 1 Timothy 2: 5-6 NKJV …. Thank Him that he intercedes to the Father on our behalf, and He Paid-It-All to Redeem us.

  1. Finding our Lord:  Jeremiah 33: 3… Call on Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.  What a privilege He gave us, we can freely come to our Lord.

  1. Meeting our needs:  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4: 6 NKJV… He is never too busy to receive our requests (notice not just one request, as many as we need) so give thanks our Lord knowing that whatever we ask He will provide meeting all our needs.

  1. Salvation through His Blood: In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace... Ephesians 1: 7 NKJV… We are saved by His Grace and in Faith and not by ourselves, it is a ‘Gift’ of God, not of any works, so we cannot boast. (Ephesians 2: 8)

  1. Christ is Eternal, His Word is forever, His Redemption is for Eternity, and those He saved will never be lost… Romans 8: 38-39… For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present not things to come, not 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… Rest assured that this is a truthful and faithful saying and we can trust in Jesus for He is on the Throne of Righteousness and he has our back and in Him we have Victory...

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 The   Bible is all about the Majesty of God, His mercies, His Redemption and His Kingdom to come.


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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…

  1. The sun went dark for three hours while He was on the Cross
  2. The empty grave
  3. His Resurrection, seen by many

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…

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. 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. 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)

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 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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                   The Assurance from The Lord
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                  Romans 8:28-39New International Version (NIV)

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? 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?33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[b]

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[c] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


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Things to consider…

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.

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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…

John 16:33 [Full Chapter]

“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.

  1. Communicate with Jesus
  2. Seek His Divine Guidance
  3. Absorb His messages
  4. Follow His Instructions
  5. Serve Him
  6. Resist the Evil forces
  7. Turn away from things that are not from our Lord
  8. Just say “I will not go there because it offends my Lord”
  9. Yield to the Holy Spirit
  10. Trust the Lord
  11. He will provide a way and a solution
  12. His Way is always the Right-Way
  13. What our Lord is giving you is not a temporary answer
  14. His Answers is Eternal, and it will be with you forever
  15. He will never let me be ashamed in Trusting Him
  16. He will provide all of my Needs according to His Riches
  17. His Riches is not this world, His riches is our Faith in Him
  18. He loves us so much He even Died for me
  19. He provided a Way that I can come to Him
  20. Without His Forgiveness and His Grace I cannot come into His Kingdom
  21. His Redemption is not a ritual, His Redemption is a Sacrifice for my Sins
  22. Without His Blood of Atonement I cannot come to Him, so He has provided a Seal of Life through His Resurrection
  23. The Good News is that He died to save Sinners like me and you
  24. His Good News is; He is willing to forgive me and you, and His Good News is that you will be with Him in a Place He called Paradise, a place that is sanctified without sin and we all shall have His Holy Presence giving us His Joy in a Place of Splendor. Come to Him today.

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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. 

Touchstone: Jesus also said:  
John 16
Jesus spoke of His Ascension into Heaven…  Verse 28: “I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

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1 John 5:15
And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
1 John 5:14-16 (in Context) 1 John 5 (Whole Chapter)

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,

May our Lord bless you as you read these Words

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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:

Matthew 6:33 New International Version (NIV)

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:

  1. Whom we believed
  2. In Whom we place our trust
  3. He is Faithful and Trust Worthy to defend us
  4. Who we can look to for what we need
  5. And HIS Rewards are granted to those that seek HIM FIRST…

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 John 3 NIV

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.

 2 Corinthians 5:21

"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God" 

Colossians 1: 15-20 New International Version (NIV)

The Supremacy of the Son of God

 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…

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:27-29 (in Context) Romans 8 (Whole Chapter)


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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) 


A psalm of David.  

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.  
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,  he leads me beside quiet waters,  
3 he refreshes my soul.  He guides me along the right paths  for his name’s sake.  
4 Even though I walk  through the darkest valley,  I will fear no evil,  for you are with me;  your rod and your staff,  they comfort me.  
5 You prepare a table before me  in the presence of my enemies.  You anoint my head with oil;  my cup overflows.  6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me  all the days of my life,  and I will dwell in the house of the LORD  forever. 
 Amen

Jesus said.... "I am the door: by me if any man enters in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." 

John 10:9 Jesus, the great I AM, is the entrance into the true church, and the way of access to God himself. . 


Starting the day with these precepts from our Lord…

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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T
he 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. 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. And I know how such a man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows— was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.  On behalf of such a man I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses. 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

Do Not Worry

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

The Good News...
 

º We are created in His Likeness
º Christ died for our Sins
º He Rose Triumphantly
º He Ascended into Heaven
º He Sits on the Throne of Righteousness 

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.

 
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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.

Now that we have proof of the mercy of our Lord, and in Him we can have Victory, let us all come to Him that we can receive His assurance that we are transitioned from condemnation to life. To receive His Assurance place your faith in Jesus, come to the Cross, He is waiting...

Just Pray this prayer... Heavenly Father I come knowing I am a sinner and in You Lord I can trust, I confess  my sins and seek to be Saved by Your Grace as You have provided a way for me to be cleansed by Your Blood. Lord today I turn my life over to You that I can be guided by Your Holy Spirit, Lord come into my heart and make me a new creation from this day forward. Lord Jesus be with me as I now look to You as my Lord and Savior, In Your name Lord Jesus I pray... Amen.

We want to send you a Bible, why do you need your own Bible?  just like when you go hunting you use your own weapon, therefore having your own Bible it will become your own weapon, as the Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword.

We never ask for money nor do we use your name or share your information with any other organization, all our correspondences are treated in a very confidential manner, God Bless You.

Send us your confidential request by an Email to: maurice@goodnewsforever.org, give us a mailing address and we will ship the Bible to you in a plain wrapped package. We ship to any part of the world, it is free and without any obligation.

Share the above message with friends and relatives, refer others to this website,  remember there will be a celebration in heaven for just one sinner coming to our Lord. This mission  is for the Glory of our Lord, Thank You and God Bless you...




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