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Devotionals for Monday August 29, 2016

Topic:   Begin with yourself. Make changes from within…

Focus: Change from within begins with Love, Forgiveness, caring for others and Seeking God’s Peace…

We are addressing the apostasy and drifting away from the Lord… Statistics is showing the decline of Christianity and the growth of other religious groups.  Is this a fact? Or is it just a posturing by the mainstream media?  In the business world the fraudsters use the Pump & Dump method of getting followers that result in the sale of their stocks.

The principle of the ‘Pump & Dump’ process is built on the ‘sheep-syndrome’ which is defined as… Sheep Syndrome refers to the oblivious mindset of a people within society who unawares support a movement or ideology which is potentially dangerous to the well-being and safety of their community.

Hitler ran a great Pump & Dump operation, and many cults apply this principle.  Many religious groups including Islam claiming to be the fastest growing, but this is a myth. 

The fastest growing in China… The Telegraph News: China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years. The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America.

Where is your ‘Comfort-zone’? It’s all ‘Paid-for’ by Jesus our Redeemer who suffered so that we could have His Peace & comfort.

God blesses those who takes risks for Him but the risk is insured by faith

Text:  James 5:7 [Be Patient and Persevering] Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.

Matthew 5: 43-45 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45. That you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Conclusion:

The Lord’s blessing to let it rain on the just and the unjust is because He is not partial, and He made no preference, but one preference to all in Unity, as we are all sinners, and by his Grace we are Redeemed. So even the un-redeemed are beneficiary of His showers of Blessings, because they too shall come to know him and be also redeemed.

 But His great commission to us to bring the Gospels to all and spread the Good News to the ends of Earth is to be our mission for His Glory.

Principle: Not only do we have his assurance; it is eternal as we lay up treasures in heaven as his faithfulness abounds. Ephesians 2: 8-9 New International Version (NIV)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

EVENING: Never a Busy signal… Calling on the Lord, He is Omniscience, Omnipotent and Eternal.

Prayer: Lord Jesus we come knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness and no one comes to the Father unless through You. Lord today as we seek your Divine guidance and thank You for our Visitors and we ask Your Providence and above all Your Redemption on us all.  Lord bless this day as we go with the Peace from you knowing that You our Redeemer Lives and we can boldly come to You. Lord in Faith we go with your Assurance. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English/Spanish/Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Q-dK1ShA4&list=RDMMo_Q-dK1ShA4

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Devotionals for Sunday August 28, 2016

Topic:    From Rag to Riches and Riches to Rags... Blame yourself, or thank the Lord…

Focus: Find some of the most awe inspiring stories at: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-most-awe-inspiring-rags-to-riches-story-ever

Yet there are stories of Riches to rags…Michael Gates Gil… http://www.mikegatesgill.com/Gill/About_Mike.html   

Mike grew up in a 25 room mansion, son of renowned New Yorker writer Brendan Gill who introduced him to the greatest writers and celebrities of the time: from E.B. White to Ernest Hemingway to Jackie Onassis. He was given an education at Yale, and a job as a Creative Director of the largest advertising agency in the world. Today Mike lives in a small, attic apartment with much less stuff in a much simpler life and serves coffee at a Starbucks in his neighborhood.

Mike’s big surprise is that he is happier than he has ever been in his new, simpler life than he ever was in his former “high” life. “I worked so hard to try to keep up my old life,” Mike says, “But I love my new life.”

“It took me a long time to realize what a gift it is to be grateful for every minute of every day,” Mike says, “and how serving people in even the simplest ways can be such a fulfilling experience.” (end of quote)

Commentary: The ‘Real’ Rags to Riches event is not a story.  It is Factual as by the Grace of God, Jesus ‘The-Christ’ God’s Holy Anointed Son who is God in One became ‘Poor’ that we through His Grace could be ‘RICH’ And; the Riches through the Redeeming Grace of our Lord Jesus excels above all that we can ever imagine.

2 Corinthians 8:9

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. In Context | Full Chapter 

All the wealth featured in the ‘awe-inspiring stories’ of the wealthy people will be lost by them…

Naked we came and naked we go…

Job 1:21 And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” In Context | Full Chapter |

What is life? But a Vapor…

James 4:14

whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. In Context | Full Chapter 

Man’s definition of wealth is defined when you are spending less than what you take-in with reserves for more than your lifetime… this is the world’s standard.  But Real Wealth in God’s realm of what he has provided for you, is that His Priceless-Gift cannot be earned, acquired or inherited. 

So come and receive His Priceless-Gift today, be really wealthy with no expiration, because God’s Gift is Eternal.

Matthew 6:19

Lay Up Treasures in Heaven] “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Matthew 6:20

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. In Context | Full Chapter 

Jesus’ return is eminent, and He is bringing His Rewards with Him…

Revelation 22:12

Jesus Testifies to the Churches] “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. In Context | Full Chapter |

The Word of the Lord is True and eternal, as Jesus said…

Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. In Context | Full Chapter |

John 8:51 Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Can one believe there is a God and do not know Jesus His Son? You can ‘believe’ there is a God, but you will not know Him… because No one comes to the Father unless through His Son Jesus.  No one has even seen God, except His Son.

We do not have a Faceless God, No one has ever seen God except His Son Jesus who is God in one of the Father.

Hebrews 4:14

[Our Compassionate High Priest] Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. In Context | Full Chapter 

Devotional:

Coming to the Lord:  Prayer: Heavenly Father in our Lord Jesus we come and we claim Victory in You because You said so… Lord You said we are created in Your Likeness we are privileged to know that by Your Grace we have the best to come, and this is when we see You Lord Jesus, as You said, when we see You we also see the Father.   We come today and pray for those that do not know of You Lord, but because of the ‘Scales’ over their eyes they cannot see, Lord just as you removed the scales of Paul’s eyes, today let there be many that will gain their sight to see Your WORD. Lord we affirm the WORD of The Father… “Let there be Light” and You Lord Jesus became the Light of the World. Lord bless our Visitors and we go in Faith and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfveawSAHJA&list=RDbfveawSAHJA#t=21

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkj7xx5637k

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg4gnUTZPmk&list=PLaJECDKAK5kvYxe760m5hN8p47rLwW01A

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 August 27th, 2016

Focus: Casting your Pearls to Swine… Are we still doing this?

TEXT: Matthew 7: You Will Know Them by Their Fruits (NKJV)

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

I Never Knew You

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Jesus defined false prophets in sheep’s clothing during His presence here on earth… and today we are among the same. Not to judge, but God will not be mocked.   God sees what’s in our heart, He knows our thoughts and He is Omniscient and Omnipotent.  Jesus’ statement of do not cast your pearls to swine is made referring to those He considered to be hypocrites…

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

What is your ‘Pearl’ could it be your love and affection, your Vote or your Trust?  Jesus said we are to discern, not to judge…

Matthew 7 New King James Version (NKJV)

Do Not Judge

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

He will set a table in front of your enemies… And He said do not cast your pearls before swine.

Focus: God loves you, except that He will not tolerate sin, and only through Jesus we can come to Him

TEXT: Psalm 23:5

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. In Context | Full Chapter |

Focus: Born to reproduce, this is what God said; “be fruitful and multiply”.

TEXT: Genesis 1:28

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:27-29 (in Context) Genesis 1 (Whole Chapter)

Commentary:

Self-preservation is the human instinct, and sometimes it is driven by fear, or lack of faith…

What was Peter thinking when Jesus said come, and he stepped into the water and started to walk, he did make a few steps, but his fear overcame him and he started to sink... then the self-preservation factor came into play, but he needed help so help yelled ‘help me Lord!’

Do you believe the statement of Jesus? … But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6: 33

The message here is… First we must forget who we are, and know that He is Pre-Eminent, and by our ‘Own-Cross’ where we nail our worldly-challenges to, and ‘Follow-Him’ then we shall find the Green-Pastures that He promised. Let us review the tranquility of the 23rd Psalm:

The Lord the Shepherd of His People - A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

Remember He first loved us…

1 John 4:19

We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:18-20 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)

The Text above said we love Him, because he first loved us… which is like when Jesus said the crowd was seeking him because of the food that they received…

John 6:26

Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. John 6:25-27 (in Context) John 6 (Whole Chapter)

So we see that Jesus knew the heart of everyone, and again we re-visit the Self-preservation of the human instinct, and sometimes it is driven by fear, or lack of faith… but it is also fed by greed.

So if we love Him simply because He first loved us, then are we sincere?  Yes, we can, but let it not be a ‘Love’ founded on what our Lord can do for you, let it be also be anchored by what you may be able to do for our Lord, and this is to know that we are to love our neighbors and we are to spread His Good News to the ends of the earth to bring others to Him for His Glory.

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Remember you are equipped with one of the most-powerful resources, the Love of God and His Divine Salvation, so share this with others.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity we come thanking you and giving You our Praises for in You we have Victory. Lord we bring You our burdens which are many for our Brothers and Sisters, our Government leaders, our Pastors and those in foreign land that are oppressed and persecuted Lord. You have promised Your Divine protection as their battle will be won because You will never leave us nor forsake us. Lord let Your servants be equipped as in faith they proceed knowing that You are the Author and Finisher of their Faith. Lord bless our Visitors and grant them Your Favors. 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=sR8rlTIU8_Y&list=RDsR8rlTIU8_Y#t=11

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-W39HA2jS4&list=RDE-W39HA2jS4#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01ojW25Ou7s

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Devotionals for Friday August 26, 2016

Topic: There are many new versions of building the Tower of Babel, we still haven’t learned anything…

Genesis 11 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Tower of Babel

11 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

The United States of America back in 1776 was considered a great experiment, but today we have a Republic founded on this principle…. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –

As the USA continues as a young Republic of just 240 years-old, still we are trying to rewrite what made this country favored by our Creator into what man is imposing on our society.

The Pledge of Allegiance…  "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

As we forge ahead in a new globalization theatre, the challenges are many, but there’s only one answer, and that answer is found only in the Lord; because only what’s done for Him will last.

Let us ask that God will heal our land, and we can trust Him because he said… Mark 11:24

Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Mark 11:23

For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

In Context | Full Chapter | 

Commentary: 

Our Lord is Eternal; He is Jehovah… yes Yeshua/Jesus is Forever. Today rather than thinking of finishing strong, we want to focus on a strong beginning by Praising of our Sovereign Savior.

Did we improve the standard of living for many? Needless to say there are more homeless population, more people going hungry, schools are failing, more violence and what’s next.  What is the root cause of these disarray?  Whenever someone says…” It is because God is out of the equation” the press would jump all over this person, what is the agenda of our press? TV, Newspapers, Internet and other medias are all focused on what? One could say decadence is the top priority. Life-style and greed factors are headliners.

Who do we blame? Our leaders? Parents, Hollywood? Our pastors? Or just society at large?  One thing for sure we cannot blame God… His warning is perpetually stated in His words.  So how do we end this cycle of a down-spiraling in our society?  Let us look at the ‘Solution”

God’s solution…

2 Chronicles 7:14
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:13-15 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 7 (Whole Chapter)

It would take some global catastrophic event for our ’Stiff-necked’ population to follow the above instruction. So let’s us start with ourselves…  we may recall the little boy tossing beached Star-Fishes back into the ocean, and this old guy came up and said there are so many, what you are doing won’t make a difference, the boy continued tossing, and as he tossed another, he said, to this one it will make a difference.

EVENING:

Conclusion:

Jesus’ Mission of ‘Mercy’

Jesus’ Love for us all…

Jesus’ Sacrifice for our salvation to a Life-Everlasting…

Jesus’ said… We are no longer servants but His ‘Friends’

Coming to The LordPray this prayer of Commitment: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus… Amen.

Prayer: Father in heaven we come and by our Redeemer Jesus Messiah we bring Your Good News of Immanuel… God among us. Thank You Lord Jesus for coming as we thank You for our Visitors in English, Spanish and Chinese as we are privileged to serve you Lord, Lord continue to bless each and every one.  Lord Jesus we pray affirming to You the Power and the Glory now and forever… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjfToqk5w5g

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByzWCbDQzQQ&list=PLA68B96AD6895220F

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 

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Devotionals for Thursday August 25, 2016

Topic:  Are we drifting away from God as a nation? What are the consequences?

News… Reuters: The share of U.S. residents who identify as Christian has shrunk over the past seven years while adults unaffiliated with organized religion now represent a larger portion of the public, a poll released on Tuesday found.

Between 2007 and 2014, the number of adults who self-identified as Christian fell from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent, or 172.8 million people, driven mainly by drops among Roman Catholics and some Protestants, according to the Pew Research Center poll.

Non-religious U.S. adults who identify as atheist, agnostic or of no particular faith have seen their ranks swell over that same time period by about 6 percentage points to 22.8 percent of the population, or 56 million people.

"One of the most important factors in the declining share of Christians and the growth of the 'nones' is generational replacement," the report said, referring to respondents who chose no religious identity. "As the Millennial generation enters adulthood, its members display much lower levels of religious affiliation."

The consequences are:

Higher crime rates

• With less than 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has nearly 25 percent – 2.3 million – of its prisoners. [San Francisco Chronicle, Norway, California: Contrast in criminal treatment Saturday, August 13, 2011]

Socials ills are not just self- made, but a root cause of what are manipulated by people of influence… the quest to gain power at no cost, even human causalities are the root cause affecting our society.  Selling of influence, distortion of the facts, back-door dealings, and even cronyism are part of a grand scheme. 

The news today could not be called ‘Good-News’ but with all of the bad-seeds sown by greed, there will be a good-ending because God is in Charge.

The pursuit of ‘Happiness’ this sometimes leads to a dead-end. True happiness is found only in Christ because only He satisfies.

The pursuit of happiness for many is a dead-end and the statistical report is; illicit drug use in the United States has been increasing. In 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older—9.4 percent of the population—had used an illicit drug in the past month. This number is up from 8.3 percent in 2002. The increase mostly reflects a recent rise in use of marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug.

The alarming indicator is that Heroin is on the rise ranking third in drug use and the most deadly.

Happiness is a mood and moods are temporary... Joy is eternal and Joy is through the Good News.  Let us share the Good-News, and sharing is done at the ‘dinner-table’ with families, this is the original social media, not Facebook, or Twitter.  The statistic that 24.6 million Americas which is 9.4 percent of the USA are aged 12 or older as drug abusers is a factual deterioration of the family-unit.

Today is more a blog as we address the ills of society.  Let us turn our thoughts to praying for this nation and while spending the remainder of today’s message in our devotion to our Lord and savior as we look Jesus and letting Him be the Author and Finisher of our Faith. 

TEXT: Ephesians 6:18

New International Version (NIV)

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Commentary:                     

Praying to the Lord is the Most-Important Meeting we can have in our daily lives…

All other things we do are secondary, as only our Lord Can Divinely prepare us for the day, He can smooth our tasks, inspire us, give us His Blessings, and by His Grace we can cope with all aspects of life’s responsibilities.

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him (Jesus) that if we ask anything according to His will. He will hear us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.  From: 1 John 5: 14-15 NKJV 

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundant above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.  from Ephesians 3:20 NKJV  When we serve others by spreading the Good News, we are sprinkling the Fragrance of our Lord Jesus, and we also get the sweet smelling fragrance on ourselves… meaning that we are privileged to be a Vessel bearing the sweet smell of our Lord and Redeemer, and while we spread His Fragrance our Lord also blesses us with His Grace…2 Corinthians 2:15  New King James Version (NKJV) 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

Coming to our Lord:

To know Christ… Repent (Turn from your sins) and by faith receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life and follow Him in obedience as your Lord and Savior.

Pray this prayer of Commitment: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus… Amen.

Prayer:

Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer our Eternal Sovereign God in One of Your Divine Trinity, Lord Jesus thank You for Your Graciousness and for Victory in You as we give You our Praises knowing that You Lord is our Salvation and by Your Grace we are saved. Lord Your Infinite Power and Divine Glory are our shelter in troubled times, Lord let those that are experiencing turbulent times in their lives find You from this mission of Good News Forever; and let the number of visitors grow as we do this for Your Glory and am privileged to serve You Lord. We pray for our Visitors in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ7Y_7xVXSU&feature=BFa&list=PL64671297F1D8FBF8

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsG4hjETmPE&list=PL5DA6B3BED7BB96E6

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMF7E8i1kWM&list=PLD1721AD917CD720D

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Devotionals for Wednesday August 24, 2106

Focus: At Calvary one died in sin, one died in Christ, and Jesus died for our sins and rose triumphantly.  He Lives

Text: Mark 8:36 [Full Chapter]  NKJV

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

Mark 8:35-37 New King James Version (NKJV)

35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? 37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

The event at Calvary which has never been repeated…

Luke 24: 39 Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.”

40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” 

42 Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”

43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

Jesus Dies on the Cross

44 Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’  Having said this, He breathed His last.

47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”

48 And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. 49 But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb

50 Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man. 51 He had not consented to their decision and deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting[o] for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before. 54 That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near.

55 And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid. 56 Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

Luke 24 New King James Version (NKJV)

He Is Risen

24 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.

Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’

And they remembered His words. Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. 11 And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.

Luke 24:

Jesus Appears to His Disciples…

36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” 37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”

40 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, “Have you any food here?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb 43 And He took it and ate in their presence.

The significance of Jesus eating the Fish was to prove that he was not a ‘Spirit’, He was in the flesh and Jesus spent forty days with His disciples before ascending to His Father in Heaven.

Yes, He is alive, and Jesus is no ‘new-kid’ on the block… We need to be reminded of this as the world tend to treat Jesus as someone we go to when we need a favor… Remember He said, ‘Before Abraham was I AM’

John 8:58

Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” In Context | Full Chapter |

"All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation." - II Corinthians 5:18-19

Principles:  Any method of Salvation that departs from Faith is the basis for a perversion or it is no Gospel at all.

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:5-7 (in Context) Hebrews 11 (Whole Chapter)

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus we come knowing that our Lord & Savior Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and as we come He intercedes for us. Lord we thank You for this day that we are privileged to serve You Lord and to bring Your Good News to all. Lord let our visitors find Grace in You as Your Faithfulness is forever and those that call on You Lord will be Saved. We give You our Praises and we thank You for allowing us to be a Vessel for You Lord. We pray in Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0v35yVIL5Q +

Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtxsRqZfD_s

Chinese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o_BIdAy6A&list=RDu_o_BIdAy6A


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Devotionals for Tuesday August 23, 2016

Topic:   God’s plan for your relief is to relieve you of the challenges of this world… Leading you to a place of Splendor.

Focus:  What challenge do you face today?  Rather than focus on the challenge let’s focus on the good things that you are provided with.  First let us remind ourselves that the grass is always greener on the other side… so be contented with what you have and give thanks to God.

You may be driving in your brand-new automobile going to a meeting, to work, or to just have fun, or you may be laid up in bed thinking; ‘Will I ever be well”? when do I leave this hospital, or you may be facing financial needs.  The news could not be worse than what Job received when the messenger came and said…

JOB 1: Job Loses His Property and Children

13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house; 14 and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 when the Sabeans raided them and took them away—indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

16 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

17 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

18 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19 and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” (End of text)

What we just read is the ‘perfect-storm’ in anyone’s life.  But in spite of this Job suffered and even his health was attacked, his friends blamed him, accused him, but Job never denied the Almighty, even in the worse of his suffering, Job said… Job 19:25

For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; and; Chapter 42, we read; 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zohar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; for the Lord had accepted Job. 10 And the Lord restored Job’s losses[a] when he prayed for his friends. Indeed, the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11 Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the Lord had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.

12 Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. 13 He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch. 15 In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.

16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. 17 So Job died, old and full of days.

Note: The book of Job is one of the oldest Books in the Bible and the author is unknown.  The travesty of Job is highlighted in the book of JOB, but the Supremacy of God is the central theme as God demonstrated that the devil had no power and God is in charge.

God is in charge in each of our lives, we just have to be in touch. Living without the knowledge that God is the Author and Finisher of our future, then we will have no one to turn to, but once you are in touch knowing that God is in charge then the outcome will be the will of the Lord.

Be still and know that He is God, and Jesus our Redeemer is supreme… Colossians 1: 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.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus be with us and our Visitors bless each and every one as we thank You for your Providence. To you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jWOfi5wA9Y

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eTtByOn0uU

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

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Devotionals for Monday August 22, 2106

Focus:    99+1… The ONE missing is as important as the 99, are you that One?

The ‘ONE’ missing is as important as the 99 others…  If you are the missing ‘One’ the Good News is that you are being called.

Today is the day that you can enter and find that Green-Pasture, just think and say…” I have the privilege of being set-apart from the hustle of this world” and be in total tranquility by the Grace of God.

Yes, you are being called and it is time to cross that threshold into a place of serenity, with a Peace that surpasses all understanding.  Experience this Peace today by coming to the Father in Jesus who stands at the Right-hand of the Father as Jesus says… Father I present (you name here) whom I have called and by Your Grace granted through Me, I present him by My Righteousness so that he is made righteous be in Your Holy Presence.

Just acknowledge what Jesus has done for you by saying… “Lord Jesus I thanks You for calling me and I repent of my sins by Your Grace and in Faith I commit to You my life to be as a child of Yours, knowing that Your Resurrection to life as the Chosen Holy Anointed One of the Father, and by Your Supremacy my Lord I am made a joint-heir to Your Kingdom.

2 Timothy 1:9

[Jesus] who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, In Context | Full Chapter |

 Matthew 18:11-13 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.

12 “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? 13 And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.

John 14:26-28 New King James Version (NKJV)

26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said,[a] ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.

Ephesians 2:8-9 [Full Chapter]

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.

Ephesians 1:7

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

In Context | Full Chapter 

His Promise & His Faithfulness:

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:8-10 (in Context) 1 John 1 (Whole Chapter)

Action / Coming to our Lord:

We were born in Sin and are still sinner till that day when we are sanctified in HIS KINGDOM, where Sin cannot enter as our Lord will not tolerate Sin, therefore sin cannot be in HIS presence.

The Solution is…. Hebrews 7:25

Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:24-26 (in Context) Hebrews 7 (Whole Chapter)

Conclusion:  Key note:  We are to add nothing to the Gospel, (No Pre-condition)

For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. - 2 Corinthians 2:15

Faith & the Holy Spirit are the Keys and our anchor; Romans 12:9 [Behave Like a Christian]

 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Romans 12 (Whole Chapter)

Principles:  Any method of Salvation that departs from Faith is the basis for a perversion or it is no Gospel at all.

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:5-7 (in Context) Hebrews 11 (Whole Chapter)

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus we come knowing that You our Lord & Savior Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and as we come You intercedes for us. Lord we thank You for this day that we are privileged to serve You Lord and to bring Your Good News to all. Lord let our visitors find Grace in You as Your Faithfulness is forever and those that call on You Lord will be Saved. We give You our Praises and we thank You for allowing us to be a Vessel for You Lord. We pray to You Lord Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDbllO1LrvM&list=RDqDbllO1LrvM&spfreload=10

Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtxsRqZfD_s

Chinese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o_BIdAy6A&list=RDu_o_BIdAy6A

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Devotionals for Sunday August 21st, 2016

Focus:          War & Peace… Find real Peace today, read more and where to find it…

WAR…A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.

 Today there are ‘un-declared’ war in the form of terrorism defined as the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

God gave us all the freedom of choice, and many are throwing away their ‘freedom’ and many are led by some that seek to exploit others by creating a state of unrest, a state of anxiety and setting a mood of the people that there is impending doom.

History repeats itself, and the rise and fall of nations, are recorded and yet we never learn that hatred leads to conflicts, and conflicts lead to war and war to death. Yet there are undeclared wars, and preparations are being made right now against the nation of Israel, but God said… “No weapons formed against His people will prosper”

While the intent of man to inflict harm against each other, God’s plan will dumfound them, as we saw the Persian king Cyrus proclaiming the House of God to be built in Jerusalem…

Ezra 1New King James Version (NKJV)

End of The Babylonian Captivity

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,

Thus says Cyrus king of Persia:

All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (He is God), which is in Jerusalem. And whoever is left in any place where he dwells, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, besides the freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.

There’s still HOPE yet… Because God is in Charge…

Isaiah 54:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.

All of God’s covenants, His promises and His instructions are carefully stated…

Note carefully, that the above statement by the Lord pointed out that His protection is to the ‘Servants of His’.

His Promise:

Jesus said “My Peace I give, and the Peace is not like what man give”, receive His Peace today it is ‘Priceless’

What do we have to look forward to? Jesus said he came that we may have life and have it ‘more’ abundantly.

So it is 70-80-90 or even a hundred years of a bountiful life?  If this was all we had to look forward to, then what’s next? If there were no life in the great ‘beyond’ our lives’ fulfillment is somewhat meaningless.

Because of Jesus’ statement of ‘More’ abundantly we can be assured of His faithful promises… “I go to prepare a place for you”,

TEXT: John 14:2

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 14:3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. In Context | Full Chapter 

Hebrews 1 New King James Version (NKJV)

God’s Supreme Revelation

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

In the Bible there are many Parables and description of His Messages, example, the Vine and the Branches, The Lamb of God, and many others, but one of His most profound statement made publicly was when Jesus said in His Kingdom there are many Mansion, and: “IF” He go and prepare a place for “YOU” He will come and get you so that where He is You can also be… This is oftentimes taken as a ‘Security-Blanket’ and this is to be translated by the Context of “IF & “YOU”, why, because His statement was a conditional statement with a Caveat that IF You received Him and trusted in Faith, He would go and you would be a Beneficiary, on the flip side if you did not believe then He was not going on your behalf. 

His Faithfulness:

Yes, you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

The Bible teaches that when we receive Him (Jesus Christ) we are saved and He will never … let us be lost;

 2 Timothy 1:7 New International Version (NIV)

7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

To know Christ… Repent (Turn from your sins) and by faith receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life and follow Him in obedience as your Lord and Savior.

Pray this prayer of Commitment: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus… Amen.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord today we Praise You and thank You Lord for Your Graciousness. Lord thank You for the privilege of serving You and having Visitors to our sites bearing Your Good Need for Your Glory. Lord we seek Your Divine guidance and we seek Your blessings on our Visitors and Lord let there be just one that will come to know You today as the angels will celebrate in heaven. Lord we pray for the needs of all as we know that in You we have Victory and all things work together for good as we love 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=zcGJb-mPMmg&list=RDzcGJb-mPMmg

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrrh4zwa_BM&list=RDRrrh4zwa_BM#t=3


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Devotionals for Saturday August 20th, 2016

Topic:       Stumbling in darkness, or being led by God's Light, choose wisely...

Focus: Isaiah 4:5   NKJV

And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

 In Context | Full Chapter |

 

Yes, the Lord is still providing His Smoke by day and Fire by Night, even now.   Because He chose you…

Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

In Context | Full Chapter |

Because it is the Grace from God that lights our pathway by His Saving Grace, and knowing this if we deny this, then Christ would have died in vain.

Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Today as we deal with the division, the controversy, the deceit and the ills of this world, let us be aware that…

perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

 Romans 5:4-6 (NIV)

“For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14).

Jesus is Sovereign…

let us do our due-diligence in charting our future. In Christ He is our Sovereign God in One of the Holy Trinity, we can trust Him, He is the incomparable Lord, and Jesus is our Redeemer.

  • There is one Mediator between man and God, and He is Christ Jesus
  • Jesus is Sovereign & Eternal
  • Our Lord Jesus was there from the beginning of it all
  • Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
  • We are made Joint-Heirs in Jesus to His Kingdom
  • We are saved by Grace and not of anything we do
  • His Blood of Atonement is the Seal of His Redemption
  • He went to prepare a place for us, and;
  • Jesus said He will return and those in Christ will be with Him forever

Rejoice with Joy today knowing that the future is bright, because He Jesus is the Bright Morning Star, He is the Beginning and the End, and His ending is the beginning of what we refer to as; ‘The Best is yet to come’

Principle: Our Redeemer lives…  Rejoice for He chose us.  Have Victory in Christ Jesus He is Faithful forever.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:8-10 (in Context) 1 Peter 2 (Whole Chapter) 

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Come to the Lord… We read below Jesus’ prayer to His Father and Jesus is affirming His presence before the world began…  In Jesus we have the same privilege of coming to our Father through Jesus.

John 17:5

New International Version (NIV)

And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

EVENING:

Conclusion:

Hebrews 9:22 New International Version (NIV)

22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Romans 8: 1-4

New International Version (NIV)

Life Through the Spirit

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.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord we Praise You and affirm that You our Redeemer lives, and we shall stand with You on that day Lord.  Lord we are privileged to be sought by You Lord as You called us and chose us to be Joint-Heirs in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus.  Lord bless this day as we go in faith for ending this week, as we look for opportunities to present You Lord as our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Father in Your Holy Trinity. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your Peace and as we thank You Lord for Your Providence in meeting our needs as You know what we have need of even before we ask. Lord be with us as we serve You and enlarge our mission field 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phKr-pXbrnc

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYZWzx0YRcU

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJzhrUmk4C4

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Devotionals for Friday August 19, 2016

Topic:            The Treasure in plain sight, yet unseen, find it today…

Focus: losing a gold bracelet and finding it after a week by ‘back-tracking’. Imagine going back to a location I visited a week before and as I drove up to park, there was the gold bracelet lying on the grass in plain sight? This really occurred and it was amazing as the street is well traveled. This was not a ‘Treasure’ but just a piece of jewelry, but it revealed to me that my request was granted as I did say “Lord let me find it’ and there it was.

While we spend our life seeking ways to succeed, engaged in our careers and dealing with life’s challenges the real ‘Formula to success’ is already in plain sight... Take delight in the Lord.

Even big corporations need that ‘formula for success’ consider this… McDonald’s restaurants after decades of setting industry records in sales and customer loyalty is losing market share, perhaps they need to look at the Maturity-Matrix box and start to re-think what made their formative years so successful.

The writer of Ecclesiastics said there is a season for everything, the message was revealing that what worked yesterday may not work today, while Ecclesiastics also said there's nothing new under the sun it was also telling us about the life-cycle of a relationship, a product or even a nation.

While Ecclesiastics said there' nothing new under the sun, there's always something new from the SON…there is a new morning…  Today, we can choose how to spend the day, we can visit and fellowship spending quality time; how to help others reaching them telling them the good news and especially how to find the Priceless-Treasure hidden in plain sight.

So looking to God’s Son and not His Sun, this is where we will find His Treasure that is hidden in plain view… All we have to do is follow His instructions. Here's His instruction…

Matthew 6:33-34

Matthew 6:33-34New International Version (NIV)

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

So today if you had ‘One’ request, what would you ask for? Hundreds of years ago Pirates roamed the seas seeking Treasure, plundering and taking the bounty and many of these seafaring pirates themselves lost their loot along the way, and the sunken gold etc., are now the quest of many seeking to find sunken treasures.  God’s Priceless Treasure needs not to be retrieved from the bottom of the abyss, it is by His Grace, you and I are undeserving of His Gift, but He loved us so much that He granted His Grace and through Jesus who made that Sacrifice for us, we are able to come and freely receive His Priceless Gift of Life Everlasting.

Just to make sure that we all understand why we need His Priceless Gift of “Life-Everlasting’ because you will never die, yes there is a physical death, but there is a second; how do we know this?  The Bible said this, and here is the Text…

Hebrews 9:27 New International Version (NIV)

27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

So if you will be around for the Judgment, therefore, make sure your life everlasting will be in the right place by accepting His Priceless Give of His Salvation.

God’s Grace…

John 3:16-17New 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.

The verses above along with the favorite Sunday School Chorus of…Jesus loves me this I know… these are the two basic things we need to know and believe.  And believing like a Child is what Jesus said that will allow us to join Him in His Kingdom.

Matthew 18:3

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. In Context | Full Chapter 

We are all children of the Most-High, there will be no Lawyers, no judges, no psychiatrics, no bankers, no computer gurus in His Kingdom, but there will all be there without hierarchy, as there will be no good Christians or ‘better’ Christians, only one criteria of being ‘Born-Again’, washed in His Blood.

Conclusion - The unescapable appointment…

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. In Context | Full Chapter |

When you come to Christ, there will be no condemnation…

Romans 8:1-4New International Version (NIV)

Life Through the Spirit

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[a] free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b]God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c] 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.

Note: Our place in Heaven is endowed by our Lord Jesus who said… 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. John 14:2-4 (in Context) John 14 (Whole Chapter)

Prayer: Father today we come in Jesus our Lord and Savior Your Son; and our Sovereign Eternal God in Your Holy Trinity. Lord we give You preeminence in our lives and look to You for Your Grace, Your Blessings and Your divine guidance today as we go in Faith.  Lord bless all Visitors to this Website which is for Your Glory as we are privileged to serve You and bring Your Good News to many.  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=uZIY142gjqs&list=RDuZIY142gjqs#t=5

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gppIwdmFuKw&list=PLkLijP5XyU8QoKY4wCyaoLBEc2lYAj8D3

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITarOKOPDQ&list=RDXITarOKOPDQ#t=2

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Devotionals for Thursday August 18, 2016

Topic:  The penalties of lies, or the Rewards of the Truth, make a choice…

Lying is an act of deception.  synonyms:    swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, hoodwink, hoax, dupe, take in, mislead, delude, fool, outwit, lead on, inveigle, beguile, double-cross.  The fact is lying is to deceive, and it is to ‘steal’.

To lie is foremost ‘Self-Deception’ and to fool oneself is to make yourself the biggest fool of all. – Maurice Hoo

The rewards of the Truth…

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. - Mark Twain

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill

The best Quote of all times…

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. Jesus Christ

Commentary:

Reading the Bible or attending Church or praying on your own cannot save you… these bold statement is rather contrary to many preacher’s definition of being saved.  I was reading this morning about instructions from a pastor to one of his congregation... “Go home and Pray” If you are an ambassador of a country, It is your responsibility being an ambassador or if you are an officer at the Embassy, if someone comes and asks;” how can I seek political asylum as I am being pursued by my government for speaking about being a Christian”, would we say go home and wait? Wait for what? To be arrested? Or a miracle?  The same applies if someone comes and said, I am facing a doubt in my mind of how to be sure I have been saved? The answer is not one of Reading the Bible or attending Church or praying, Praying will save you if you were praying to the Lord Jesus and in fact called upon His name.

So the instructions go home and Pray may not help you in finding the Truth. The Truth defined as the Good News of His Salvation.  It is the duty of the Pastor to counsel and provide guidance.  Therefore, we are doing what Paul was saying to the Philippians, described below…

Philippians 1:15-18 New International Version (NIV)

Paul’s Chains Advance the Gospel

15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,

Another instance of ‘Oneness in Christ’ The Ethiopian Eunuch’s finding Christ by Philip’s counselling… Acts 8:26

[Christ Is Preached to an Ethiopian]

26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.”

30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this:

“He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;

And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,

So He opened not His mouth.

33 In His Humiliation His justice was taken away,

And who will declare His generation?

For His life is taken from the earth.”

34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?”

37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.”

And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.

Should Philip have said…” go home and read the Bible” The Divine message came to Phillip and he saved the Ethiopian government minister that brought Christianity to the country of Ethiopia. Christianity still thrives there.

His Promise & His Faithfulness:

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:8-10 (in Context) 1 John 1 (Whole Chapter)

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus we come…  Lord direct our pathway and lead us to Green Pastures and the Water of Life.  Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we ask Your Divine Blessings on each and every one, as You Are the Living Water that we shall never thirst as we come to You and Pray these 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=BpHwwf61qSU&list=RDBpHwwf61qSU#t=23

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

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfZjmHkL96U&list=RDvfZjmHkL96U#t=62


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Devotionals for Wednesday August 17, 2016

Topic:  The Price of Peace… Giving an arm for Peace.

Phrases… ‘It costs an arm and a leg to keep this church going,’ she said, while noting, ‘The elderly worshipers have been very true to their offerings.’

There is a story of a young soldier who was injured in war, and the surgeon had to amputate his right arm, the surgeon waited till be was aware to tell him… Son, I have good news you will live but the bad news is you lost your arm in the explosion, the soldier replied, Sir, I did not lose my arm, I gave it for my country.

In our daily walk through life’s journey, what have you given? Can you account for what you have received and then count what you have given?  The old and famous quotation of …” Ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country” by J.F. Kennedy.

The same can be asked… What do we have to do for Christ? The Good News... Jesus never said that you need to achieve ‘this or that’ to be able to enter His Kingdom.  The only criteria of entering His Kingdom is… To be Born-Again.

John 3 [Full Chapter]

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus] Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” ...

How can one be ‘Born-Again’? This is solely by the Grace of God through Jesus our Redeemer.

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.

While the Bible also said… “Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world.” 1 John 2:15-16

So the Text of God loving the world it should be noted that the reference to the ‘World’ it is meant to those in the world, as it is said… Whoever believes in Him shall not perish, and it is God’s intent to save those in the world.

Jesus said…” I am not of this world” Therefore, we are affirming that God sent His Son to save us and Jesus also said that He went to prepare a place for us so that where He is we will be also.

The above statement affirmed that we cannot work our way to His Kingdom, for one, we do not even know where it is…  and as we read of Jesus ascension into heaven, Jesus also confirmed this as it is stated in…

1 Thessalonians 4: Believers Who Have Died

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. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

So we do not have to give an Arm to get to God’s Kingdom, but we are told to bring His Good News to the ends of the earth.

Praise God for His Graciousness and thank the Lord as we are saved by Grace…

Ephesians 2:8-9 New International Version (NIV)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

Prayer:

Father we thank You today in Jesus name. Jesus Messiah, we come and Praise You our Sovereign God in One of our Father our Creator and thank You Lord for Your Divine Redemption. Lord just as Jonah relented and was directed to render to the Ninevites Your Salvation. We go forth today bringing Your Good News to the worldwide web Lord we thank You for this privilege, and we ask Your Divine Blessing to our visitors of this Website and Lord grant You favors to us all.

Praise: To God be the Glory…

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

 Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUUEk9q_hR0&list=PLC0A53609B2DD769A

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqVd66zkQKc&list=PL6B8D9A73A7B8C7DE


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Devotionals for Tuesday August 16, 2016

Topic: Pride & Self-Righteousness = Destruction

Focus:  Pride is mentioned 63 times in the NIV Bible.  It distinctly is the key ingredient to failure…  Proverbs 16: 18 Pride goes before destruction… described as   a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:17-19 New International Version (NIV)

17 The highway of the upright avoids evil;
    those who guard their ways preserve their lives.

18 Pride goes before destruction,
    a haughty spirit before a fall.

19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed
    than to share plunder with the proud.

 What is pride: a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get because you or people connected with…. Learn more.

For example, you might have too much pride to ask for help when you need it. Pride also acts as a verb meaning "be proud of." You might pride yourself on being successful.

False Pride… It's only a measure of false pride when you cannot feel any self-respect without it. Another aspect of false pride is arrogance. This is when you pretend that you are better than others in ways that cannot be measured by skill.

True Pride of whom you are is when you do not need any affirmation from another, they respect you for whom you are without you expounding your skill or your knowledge. By ‘expounding’ your achievements and beating your own drum displaying your skills; then this is a doing an ‘in-your-face’ attitude that always will result in bragging.

Boast not yourself for we do not know what tomorrow brings….

1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. In Context | Full Chapter |

Proverbs 27:1

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. In Context | Full Chapter |

“Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.” ― John SteinbeckEast of Eden

A person with no solution is like an empty vessel making the loudest noise… the person with the answer will render the solution and just walk away, not waiting for the applause… Maurice Hoo

People with real success are some of the nicest people, using their achievements to help other.

Avoiding self-deception…

Galatians 6 [Full Chapter]

Doing Good to All] Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. ...

God gave us permission to ‘Boast’ but it was with conditions…

Jeremiah 9:24, we read: "'But let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,' declares the Lord."

The fact is while we spread the fragrance of our Lord, we will also receive His fragrance.  Remember only what’s done for Him will last and only what He builds will last. So let Him build our lives by His Grace, and following our Lord’s commandments, No. 1 To Love Him and No.2 to Love our Neighbors.

The City of Miami, New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Rio, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and here at home Miami Beach are they modern day City of Corinth. And more like Babylon which depicts the decadence of today.

What can we contribute to society, it starts with one person, and the one person that can make a difference is ourselves. It’s like the little boy tossing beached Star Fishes back into the ocean, and a man came and said “what you are doing won’t make a difference”, the boy ignored him and tossed another, and then said, “to this one it makes a difference”. Burying our heads in the sand approach will not accomplish anything; it just takes a small spark to have started the great Chicago fire.  Thousands of acres are still burning across the US-West, guess what? they all started with a small spark or a small flame.

So look around see what talent the Lord gave you, get involved. Bring your ideas to your church; seek others to join you in volunteering to help other. Even visiting nursing homes, hospitals and Children’s home, etc.

His Faithfulness:

Matthew 25: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Conclusion: His Promise:

Right now we can start by praying for our friends in need, our neighbor, and even those that offended you today.  Pray for our nation, our leaders and for our Lord to re-align what may need our Lord’s help; in our schools, our government and even in our churches; Plant seeds by speaking positively, never ‘dumb-down’ or putting down anyone, including yourself, step out in Faith…remembering that negativity only breeds failure, and success breeds success.  

Proverbs 6:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

You are snared by the words of your mouth;
You are taken by the words of your mouth.

Prayer:

Father thank You in Jesus our Redeemer our Sovereign Eternal God in Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus, thank You for coming and thank you for Your Grace and by Your Divine Resurrection we have Victory in You. Lord as we sow the seeds of Your Righteousness, Lord let in fall on good ground and bear much fruit for Your Glory. Lord we thank You for the thousands that visited this Website as it is for Your Glory to bring many to You Lord. We ask Your blessing upon our Visitors and that all will come to You realizing Your Love and great Salvation through Your Sacrifice. Lord we are humbled by Your UN-Conditional love for us all. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory, Now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc0QVWzCv9k&list=PL898504D338CE4764

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSBMyQ5ppk&list=RDhXSBMyQ5ppk#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh3PYcPe8d0&list=RDGh3PYcPe8d0#t=5

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Devotionals for Monday August 15, 2016

Topic:  Grace + Faith + Redemption = Salvation

Focus: Grace is an undeserving factor, and when you couple this ‘Undeserved’ factor with Faith which is believing in something ‘Unseen’ these two components are like a Vapor.

In life we have dreams and some of our dreams are very ‘vivid’ and in some instances dream does come-trough. So how do we account for the intangibility of a dream? So is Dream also like a vapor?

The Bible gave us instances of dreams (98 times in the NIV) that changed lives, and some are still changing the events of our world.  Joseph’s had a dream and when he told his brothers, they sold him.

The most life-changing Dream of all times was Joseph’s dream…

Matthew 1:20

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. In Context | Full Chapter |

Joseph’s 2nd dream was…

Matthew 2:13

The Escape to Egypt] When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” In Context | Full Chapter |

While Herod really had no power to kill the Son of God, because God’s plan for His Son Jesus was to born as a man, so that Jesus would live among us and not as a ‘Super-Being’.  But Jesus did what has never been repeated. He rose from the dead…

The dream of the Wise-Men…

Matthew 2:12

And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. In Context | Full Chapter |

We read about the atrocity committed by Herod…

Matthew 2: 16-18

16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

18 “A voice is heard in Ramah,
    weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
    and refusing to be comforted,
    because they are no more.”

Atrocities are still being committed… Christians are being killed, families are being separated, and even today, deceit, deceptions are a part of our daily lives, and even murder of the innocent.

The Good News is that those in Christ are ‘Set-Apart’, because He, Jesus Christ is Set-Apart so we too are …

Hebrews 7:25-27 New International 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.

It is only by God’s Grace through Jesus our Redeemer we can be saved…

Galatians 2:21

I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” In Context | Full Chapter 

So today’s equation of Grace + Faith + Redemption = Salvation is wrapped in the Scripture of…

Ephesians 2:8-9 New International Version (NIV)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

 

Know that when we all get to heaven, there will be no one there to boast about how they made it to heaven… So with this knowledge let us humble ourselves knowing that it is by Grace + Faith + Redemption by Jesus’s Crucifixion and Divine Resurrection, we are Saved.

Remember the Words of Jesus… “You must be Born-Again” … As Jesus told this to Nicodemus, a Jewish leader that came to Jesus in the night fearing his fellow Jews would see him meeting with Jesus, but Nicodemus did accept Christ and we see him and Joseph of Arimathea preparing Jesus for burial.  So just as how Jesus rose from the dead, even so we in Christ will also.

John 3 [Full Chapter]

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus] Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” ...

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

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.18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Having been ‘enlighten’ by the Word of Jesus ‘You must be Born-Again’ if we deny him, we are denying ourselves to be among those to be ‘caught-up’ in the clouds to meet the Lord.

The next thing you may ask why do we focus so much on ‘His-Kingdom’? What do you wish for? A better life here while we are still on earth? To have His Assurance that when we depart this world we will be with our Savior in a place of splendor?  All this our Lord Jesus said we can have, when we… Seek Him (Jesus) first and His righteousness. 

The Ministry of Jesus was to reach sinners, and He met with them, dined and saved many… His message yesterday is the same today.

2 Corinthians 8:9 New International Version (NIV)

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come.  Lord today as we look at the challenges of life we also have Your assurance that we too accept Your Word… “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them”. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we seek Your Divine blessings upon each one, we thank You for the privilege of presenting the Good News of Your Salvation. Lord we thank You for Your Redemption and lift You up before men knowing that we will never be ashamed in rusting You. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus our Messiah, to You be the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

  Victory in Jesus.

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzQHKaw4nwo

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMymRn_0As0&list=RDUMymRn_0As0#t=0

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Devotionals for Sunday August 14th, 2016

Topic:  Unstoppable… Our Lord is Unstoppable, because He is Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent.

Focus can you imagine that your needs are already known to the Lord?  One may ask… I have prayed and made my request known to the Lord and I still have not received my request. Sometimes our request is not what the Lord wants you to have.

We think we know it all, and there’s so much we do not know.  Because all we know is what we see, and as they say…seeing is believing, therefore all of our desires are based on what we can imagine based on what we do, or is capable of doing.

Can we imagine beyond our capability? Is there a higher realm in which we may be serving the Lord?

Think on this… For sure Moses was thinking of going to the Promised Land, all through the 40 years of leading a few million people through the wilderness, for sure Moses had his desires of entering Canaan.  But we all know that Moses did not enter Canaan. The Lord allowed him to see the land but he did not get there.

Was Moses’ plan a failure? Or was it a choice made by God? Obviously, it was a decision made by God.  The burial site of Moses nor his remains are nowhere to be found. But we read of Moses and Elijah returning to earth to confer with Jesus.

Just like Moses, we too may be looking at a more fulfilled life, a life of tranquility, a life with financial security, a healthy and long life; but like Moses God may have a more important assignment for each of us.

Join the winning team… Be a Victor and not the victim. Pray the Jabez prayer…

The four key points in the Prayer of Jabez are:

(To the Lord) 

Oh. That You would bless me indeed,

And enlarge my territory,

That Your hand would be with me,

And that You would keep me from evil.

1: Seeking the Blessing from the Lord

2: Asking for the Lord’s providence to enlarge his Territory

3: Asking the Lord to keep His hands on him

4: Seeking to abide in the Lord and having God’s shield from the evil one.

On board an airplane the instructions…In the event of a decompression you are to first place the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping others.

While Jabez’s prayer may appear to be ‘self-serving’... Jabez was earnestly praying to have his territory enlarged and by this he meant having a mission field to give God the glory.  Jabez probably applied the principle of logics knowing if he received the blessing of God and had his territory enlarged, like every human-being when we get to this level the most important thing we need is to have the hands of God over us to keep us from being arrogant. And Jabez addressed this knowing that having the ‘enlarged’ territory usually leads to vulnerability from the fiery arrows of the evil one.

The four-lines of Jabez’s prayer made a complete prayer, a well thought out concise request to the Lord.

Commentary: 

Just like the prayer of the sinner that said, Lord forgive me for I am a sinner…

Join the winning team and keep praying this prayer knowing that the primary intention that the gift and grace from the Lord are to be used for His Glory.

The first gifts brought to Mary and Joseph with Jesus in the manger is an example of bringing the ‘First-Fruit’ to The Lord.

2015 years ago the wise men came to Bethlehem and ministered to the new-born King…

TEXT: 2 Corinthians 2:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.

Think on this       :                

Praying to the Lord is the Most-Important Meeting we can have in our daily lives…

All other things we do are secondary, as only our Lord Can Divinely prepare us for the day, He can smooth our tasks, inspire us, give us His Blessings, and by His Grace we can cope with all aspects of life’s responsibilities.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundant above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.  

from Ephesians 3:20 NKJV  When we serve others by spreading the Good News, we are sprinkling the Fragrance of our Lord Jesus, and we also get the sweet smelling fragrance on ourselves… meaning that we are privileged to be a Vessel bearing the sweet smell of our Lord and Redeemer, and while we spread His Fragrance our Lord also blesses us with His Grace…2 Corinthians 2:15  New King James Version (NKJV) 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

 

His Promise:

Ephesians 2: 4-10 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ… Yes, this is a Politically-Correct Statement and it is Spiritually endowed by the Lord.

His Faithfulness:

PEACE….

  PEACE; A state of tranquility that we all desire.  How can we have peace?  The Peace of man is as good as an Ice Cube on Interstate 95 on a Hot-Summer day.

 Only from our Lord can we have an Everlasting Peace. Real Peace by anyone on earth is still limited to a finite time.  So we call this a ‘Superficial’ Peace as it can only last till be face that fateful day; but, should we have FAITH in our Lord and accept His Covenant of His Salvation, then we will have Peace here and Peace in a place of Splendor, which will be an Infinite Everlasting Peace & Joy, fully sanctified in the presence of our Lord Jesus. What a privilege we have in Him, as Jesus is the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and in Faith we can trust HIM.

Conclusion:

Heaven is a place of Incomprehensible beauty and peace, let us give thanks in Faith to our Lord Jesus that Paid It All

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come…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 be with our Visitors, today let Your Holy Spirit be with 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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thZwQlyymWA

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnpw86N-eqI&list=RDEIoUd41Et4U&index=2

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed04E1KjYOI&list=RDEd04E1KjYOI#t=18



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Devotionals for Saturday August 13, 2016

Topic: Unfailing…

Focus:  The Lord’s Unfailing Faithfulness, Unfailing Love, Unfailing Grace and Eternal Redemption.

Do not clutter your life with small-stuffs, the demonstration of the Jar filled with rocks that may be considered full, yet there is room for pebbles, and then it may be considered really full, but yet there is room for sand that now makes the jar totally full.

Sand is the small stuff, if you were to pour the sand in first there would be no room for the Rock, nor the Pebbles.

So in life, stand on the Solid Rock, which is Christ, gather your families and friends (Pebbles) and leave room to think, to share and to move around by leaving out the small-stuffs.

Jesus overlooked our faults and by His Amazing-Grace He knew our needs and provided it all…

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 |

Delight yourself in the Lord…

Psalm 35:9

Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Psalm 18:19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because He delighted in me.

In Context | Full Chapter |

I would rather be saying… my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation rather than be pounding sand for the rest of my time.  Because my Lord is Faithful and He said that He will bring me into a spacious place by rescuing me; because He delights in those that hear His calling and go according to His great commission.

Matthew 28: 16-20 (NIV) All powers are given to the Risen Savior…

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. 

The Great Commission

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.”

The Fragrance of the Lord…

Come to Jesus today; go to our Green Pasture page… www.goodnewsforever.org/store

 John 3:16 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.

As we spread the Word of our Lord, His Fragrance will also surround us... If you had a choice of who to represent, assuming the choice was a Winner versus an unknown that could be a loser in the end, the obvious choice would be to go with the winner... The following words are what described our Lord Jesus when we choose HIM:

  • Victory
  • Triumph
  • Sovereignty
  • Joint-Heir
  • Providence
  • Goodness & Righteousness

Remember our Lord also gave us a Sound-Mind with Power. Now all these goodness is wrapped up in one tidy package which Jesus called... Faith.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord today we Praise You and thank You Lord for Your Graciousness. Lord thank You for the privilege of serving You and having Visitors to our sites bearing Your Good Need for Your Glory. Lord we seek Your Divine guidance and we seek Your blessings on our Visitors and Lord let there be just one that will come to know You today as the angels will celebrate in heaven. Lord we pray for the needs of all as we know that in You we have Victory and all things work together for good as we love 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8FumKT62s

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28X7gA6A_cI

Think on this today:

Because Jesus said, He came that we may have an abundant life and have it 'more' abundantly... why did Jesus said 'more' in describing 'Abundant'? Because He has prepared a way for each of us to have a 'Double-Portion' and His double-portion is an eternal life in Him.

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Devotionals for Friday August 12, 2016

Topic:  Undividable… Inseparable, The Father and Son Are One.

Jesus said… John 10:30  I and the Father are one.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Through Jesus our Redeemer, we were predestined to be called, 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.

When we lean not on our own understanding His Holy-Spirit will be with us…

Romans 8: 26-38

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

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,[k] 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.

Praise our Lord as we take delight in Him.   Knowing that He made you more than a conqueror, we can boldly go being fearless knowing that… 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. 

Psalm 37:4 [Full Chapter]

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Focus: Come and buy without money… “If all it took was money anyone could do it”

For He Chose us in Him before the Creation of the World to be Holy and blameless in His Sight… So you are special.

Text:      1 Peter 2:9

New International Version (NIV)

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Commentary:

Ready to have a wonderful weekend?  The TGIF slogan of Thank God it’s a Friday, the end of the week … Phil 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.  Happy Monday!

Jesus said… Matthew 10: 30, 32, 33   And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.

Stop to think… Looking up and Thanking our Father, that He chose us and you because He has a mission for us all… and before the Creation of the World He Chose Jesus to Redeem us and to be made Holy and Blameless in His Sight… How Gracious is our God, Jesus our Messiah, Thank You Father in Jesus name… Amen.

His Promise:

We are safe in Christ; Life circumstances cannot separate you from His Love.

Conclusion:

Hebrews 4:14
Jesus the Great High Priest ] 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 4:13-15 (in Context) Hebrews 4 (Whole Chapter) 

Jesus is Supreme… Hebrews 5:5 New International Version (NIV)

In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,

“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father.”

Prayer:

Gracious God our Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus because You Are Holy and by Your Redemption we were redeemed by Your Grace, Lord by Your Sacrifice at Calvary we can come boldly to You Lord; as You said come and You will give us Rest. Lord today as we go forward in Faith, equip us and enable us by your Holy Spirit, grant to our Visitors Your Providence and lead us to Green Pastures and Still Water of Life. We seek You Lord and Praise You for Your Unconditional Love and Thank You for Your Graciousness. In Your Holy name we pray Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:     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 Thursday August 11, 2016

Topic: Unavoidable… He is Unavoidable, we all have an appointment with the Almighty…

Text:  Hebrews 9:27

Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, In Context | Full Chapter |

We face temptation constantly, and we must remember that to sin we are creating Double Jeopardy. Which is a second prosecution for the same offense after acquittal or conviction or multiple punishments for same offense.

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.

Hebrews 9:26-28 New International Version (NIV)

26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Salvation… His Priceless Gift;

What is His Priceless Gift?  we must know that Jesus came for one reason.  His coming was to be our Redeemer, and by His redemption we have His ‘Priceless Gift’ of Life-everlasting. 

 

While we were yet sinners Christ died for us...

Everyone needs His Priceless Gift, why, because ‘Life is a Vapor’ and even the ‘scoffers’ need the Lord and His Redemption, Why?  The Bible said… ‘It is appointed unto to man once to die, but after this there is the Judgment, therefore we really never die, our physical body expires but our Soul lives on. So this being said everyone will be around to receive their ‘just’ rewards.

 

Our Lord came and Paid-It-All and by His Covenant, His ‘Priceless’ Gift sets us apart when we receive His Gift.

Jesus said… John 14:1-3

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

The Bible said… There will be no condemnation to us all who are in Christ Jesus:

Romans 8

New King James Version (NKJV)

Free from Indwelling Sin

8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 

Principle: Romans 8: 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Romans 8: 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.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Romans 8:29

For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Conclusion: 

Don’t be discouraged about the outlook of the coming year, the press constantly publishes a perplexing anxiety driven news, why? Because ‘Bad-News’ sells paper.   Good News will probably sell more papers as people are hungry for good news…  but the human trait will apply the principle of apathy and ignore the Good News as it represents a good ‘status-quo’

The Good News is that Jesus is Sovereign, He is Eternal and He loves us! and above all Jesus died and Rose Triumphantly and conquered death by taking all of our Sins on the Cross.  Yes, He died for our Sins, and he Rose from the tomb, and He Ascended to Heaven and He is on the Throne of Righteousness, and one day he will return.

Are you ready for His return? Today His Grace abounds, and His Salvation is readily available to be received. 

So come to Him, and pray… Lord Jesus I am a Sinner, and I repent of my sin by accepting Your ‘Priceless-Gift, Lord Jesus Your Grace I receive and in You I place my trust. Lord direct my path as I seek a closer walk with you my Lord. I Pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, Amen.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus thank You for coming and Thank You for Your Divine Redemption; Lord we thank You for our Visitors and the privilege of serving You Lord for Your Glory.  Lord we Praise You and we seek Your divine guidance as we go in Faith knowing that You will return Lord Jesus. In Your Holy name we Pray Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufuao8kpnqo

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHEPVBhem5c

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Devotionals for Wednesday August 10, 2016

Topic: Undeniable…   Our Undeniable Redeemer… The Sovereignty of The Lord… Jesus Messiah!

His Providence is undeniable… He is ‘The Just-in-Time’ Provider, He Restores and He is forever Faithful.

Your losses will be restored, turn the ‘other-cheek’ and also give them your cloak, because it will be restored.

Do not be afraid of what man can do, because if God is for you no one can be against you

TEXT: Hebrews 13: 5-6 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say:

“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”

Devotional…. Be in Victory… Today as we face the challenges of this world, a world of compromise, a changing landscape of conformity, Lord let us stand firm and know that with You Lord there is no compromise, there is only one way, to be forgiven by Your Grace and be Born-Again into your Kingdom.

Coming to the Lord:

EVENING

Good News -His Faithfulness:

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. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

God’s Everlasting Love

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

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.

Rejoice with Joy today knowing that the future is bright, because He Jesus is the Bright Morning Star, He is the Beginning and the End, and His ending is the beginning of what we refer to as; ‘The Best is yet to come’

Principle: Our Redeemer lives…  Rejoice for He chose us.  Have Victory in Christ Jesus He is Faithful forever.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:8-10 (in Context) 1 Peter 2 (Whole Chapter) 

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Come to the Lord… We read below Jesus’ prayer to His Father and Jesus is affirming His presence before the world began…  In Jesus we have the same privilege of coming to our Father through Jesus.

John 17:5

New International Version (NIV)

And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

EVENING:

Conclusion:

Hebrews 9:22 New International Version (NIV)

22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Reading the above text, we give thanks to our Lord for His Blood of Atonement that was shed for us.  Thanks be to God that the Resurrection of Jesus conquered death. (Death being the eternal separation from God in a place of eternal suffering), but through His Blood, we are saved and those in Christ will be in a place of splendor. Because His Word said, There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. 

Romans 8: 1-4

New International Version (NIV)

Life Through the Spirit

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.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord we Praise You and affirm that You our Redeemer lives, and we shall stand with You on that day Lord.  Lord we are privileged to be sought by You Lord as You called us and chose us to be Joint-Heirs in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus.  Lord bless this day as we go in faith for this week of opportunities to present You Lord as our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Father in Your Holy Trinity, Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your Peace and as we thank You Lord for Your Providence in meeting our needs as You know what we have need of even before we ask. Lord be with us as we serve You and enlarge our mission field for Your Glory. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: For I know my Redeemer lives…

English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkuEsytKsV0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH3Ew7ozWVI&list=RDuH3Ew7ozWVI&spfreload=10#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJzhrUmk4C4

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Devotionals for Tuesday August 9th, 2016

Topic: Unchangeable…

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In Context | Full Chapter |

John 1 New International Version (NIV)

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”)  16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

The Sovereignty of Jesus, Emanuel… God with us, Messiah!

Jesus said…

John 8:58

Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” In Context | Full Chapter |

John 7 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Goes to the Festival of Tabernacles

Jesus Teaches at the Festival

14 Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach. 15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”

16 Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me. 17 Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.18 Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. 19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”

20 “You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?”

21 Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed.22 Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath. 23 Now if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man’s whole body on the Sabbath? 24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

Division Over Who Jesus Is

25 At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill? 26 Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah? 27 But we know where this man is from; when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.”

28 Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him, 29 but I know him because I am from him and he sent me.”

30 At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. 31 Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?”

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.

33 Jesus said, “I am with you for only a short time, and then I am going to the one who sent me. 34 You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.”

35 The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 36 What did he mean when he said, ‘You will look for me, but you will not find me,’ and ‘Where I am, you cannot come’?”

37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”[c] 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.”

41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? 42 Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?”43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. 44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.

Conclusion:

When Jesus returns it will be a Triumphant entry, seen from the east to the west… There will be no question of, Who is this? 

TEXT:  Matthew 24: Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.

EVENING:

His Faithfulness:

Matthew 10:32

[Confess Christ Before Men] “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess (you) before My Father who is in heaven. In Context | Full Chapter 

Coming to our Lord:

Conclusion:

To know Christ:  Repent (Turn from your sins) and by faith receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life and follow Him in obedience as your Lord and Savior.

Pray this prayer of Commitment: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus… Amen.

The Words of Jesus… Luke 17:21 Good News Translation (GNT)

The Coming of the Kingdom

20 Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come. His answer was, “The Kingdom of God does not come in such a way as to be seen. 21 No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ because the Kingdom of God is within you.”

22 Then he said to the disciples, “The time will come when you will wish you could see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. 23 There will be those who will say to you, ‘Look, over there!’ or, ‘Look, over here!’ But don't go out looking for it.24 As the lightning flashes across the sky and lights it up from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. 25 But first he must suffer much and be rejected by the people of this day. 26 As it was in the time of Noah so shall it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 Everybody kept on eating and drinking, and men and women married, up to the very day Noah went into the boat and the flood came and killed them all. 

28 It will be as it was in the time of Lot. Everybody kept on eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 On the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and killed them all. 

30 That is how it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus thank You for Your coming return as we look to that day Lord when we shall see You as you are and Lord we bring our Visitors to You and seek your Divine blessings on us all. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsgwfliQoqg&list=RDFsgwfliQoqg#t=15

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVUYgZFYAk&list=PL5D25C941F27C51C7

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faexCo8lTqk&list=RDfaexCo8lTqk#t=7

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.

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Devotionals for Monday August 8th, 2016

Topic:  Untouchable…In Christ we are untouchable…

Focus: God created the World, and someone may say then why is the world filled with hatred, greed, strife and all the wrong things?  Let us think back to just your family unit, within your own family, no outside interaction.

Within a family, siblings can have enmity, greed, strife, and even fights at an early age.  These siblings are not yet influenced by Television, nor by significant outside influence.  Cain and Abel is a direct parallel of an event that documented the first case of murder in the Bible.  

Because we are created with our own ‘Free-will’ and are not slaves, we have the freedom of choice, and the choice made are most likely to be self-preservation and this factor will in most instances place others in a secondary state.

Today’s mission of mankind applied on a global scale, the mission can be:

 a) to help others, b) to gain world dominion or; c) to exploit the others, be it a nation, individual or an entire race.

Watching the News, listening to Talk-Radio will lead one to believe that the human-race is subject to a form of conspiracy… Regardless if this is so, The Lord has made His People Untouchable…

Because of God’s Grace through Jesus our Redeemer, when we come to Him and accept His Grace and His Salvation, by His Divine Blood…  and His blood is the SEAL that we are Set-Aside. Being made ‘Untouchable’ yet we are still ‘self-willed’ and this is where we need to be in the Word of God… Our constant battle with temptation require us to keep praying. Prayer can be simply calling on the Lord, ask for His Divine guidance and start thinking on this… Your Prayer is not a ‘Duty’ it is not a compromise, it is not a ‘Cave’ to crawl into, it is a dialogue with the God. 

You Prayer is a declaration of ‘Victory’ and it should be claimed in Jesus; Name…

So when faced with the prowling evil one lurking around… Just say: “Thank You Lord for Victory in You, I Praise You and I walk with You by Your Grace” …

No one is immune to temptation, even Jesus was tempted.

EVENING:

Conclusion: No one is immune to the constant battle of temptation, the evil one is always lurking and we have to be on the watch, this is why the Text said…” Your Word I have hid in my heart that I may not sin against you” Yesterday we read about Blaise Pascal who sewed the Bible verse of Psalm 119:16: "I will not forget thy word. Amen." He seems to have carefully sewn this document into his coat and always transferred it when he changed clothes; a servant discovered it only by chance after his death.

Who is Blaise Pascal: he was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, a writer and Christian philosopher. Pascal was the inventor of the first Calculator a machine that he developed.

Pascal said… There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Our Lord has no ‘Ulterior-motive’ He said all you have to do is ‘come unto to Him’ In God’s equation there is no Fee for service, He said come and buy ‘without money’

Coming to the Lord:

Isaiah 55 New International Version (NIV) -  Invitation to the Thirsty

55 “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.

2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.

3 Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.

4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples.

5 Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.”

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,

    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn bush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”

Romans 8:28 New King James Version (NKJV) 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

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[a] faith.

Prayer: Heavenly Father we come in Jesus our Lord and Savior… Lord today as we present Your Good News we seek Your Divine guidance and we claim Victory in Your Holy Name. Lord be with our Visitors as You have said that whoever calls on Your Name Lord shall be saved. Lord today we look to Your eminent return let us all be prepared by forgiving others as You have forgiven us of our trespasses. Lord we pray with confidence that in You Lord, if we ask anything according to Your Will, You will hear us, and we know that You are faithful and that You will never leave us nor forsake us. We pray this 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=S_OTz-lpDjw&list=RDHCAvskfDntnQ0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqbMGcP9OiU&list=RDBqbMGcP9OiU#t=18

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uKIiN3NA60&list=RD5uKIiN3NA60#t=4

Jesus our Sovereign Redeemer, He restores all by His Grace.  Jesus Messiah, Redeemer and lover of my Soul in whom I can trust in Faith, knowing that my Redeemer Lives and we shall stand with Him on that day. 

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Devotionals for Sunday August 7, 2016

Topic: It’s time for renewal, and time to review your contract… With God your contract never expires…

The Covenant of God is greater than any Contract… Jesus is the “Well-Spring’ of Life and when Jesus said He came that we all would have an abundant life and have it ‘More’ Abundantly, He meant that your life will never end.

To is a good time for renewal, review His calling and check is you are in compliant.  God knew that we cannot be perfect, so He provided a way through Jesus; 2016 years ago when Christ came as Emanuel... God with us! And the sacrifice made by Jesus was His ‘Redemption’ making it possible for those who accepted His Priceless Gift of His Salvation to have a More-Abundant life.

By His ‘Grace’ anyone can receive His Priceless-Gift.  It will be freely given and you may ask, what do I have to pay  to receive this priceless-gift? Nothing, just to acknowledge that you are repenting of your sin, you may ask.,. Am I a Sinner? The answer is yes, we did not say this, but Jesus said this… All have sinned and fall fort of the Glory of God.

Romans 3:22-24 New King James Version (NKJV)

22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 2:4-6 New King James Version (NKJV)

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Revelation 7:17

for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer: Heavenly Father because of Jesus our Redeemer and through You Lord we have Victory and we can boldly declare that this day is the best day of all because Your Lord Jesus paid it all.  Lord we thank you for our Visitors 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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3o3DiMVdOI&list=RDO3o3DiMVdOI#t=0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4wuAcmwmIg

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJBwf-hIS7k&list=RDlJBwf-hIS7k#t=3

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Devotionals for Saturday August 6th, 2016

Topic: Giving your best for what you can never lose… consider Pascal’s pledge and Paul’s dedication

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

Philip James "Jim" Elliot (October 8, 1927 – January 8, 1956) was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Huaorani people of Ecuador. Five Missionaries Speared to Death in Jungle

Many people thought it was a tragic waste of a life when Jim Elliot and the other four missionaries died trying to contact the unreached Aucas.

Yet, how many Christians would risk their life for an opportunity to share the gospel? Jim Elliot, a young modern martyr, gave what he could not keep and gained what he could not lose.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/PascalTriangleAnimated2.gif/220px-PascalTriangleAnimated2.gifBlaise Pascal was an important mathematician, helping create two major new areas of research: he wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of 16, and later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. Following Galileo Galilei and Torricelli, in 1646, he rebutted Aristotle's followers who insisted that nature abhors a vacuum. Pascal's results caused many disputes before being accepted "Fire. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and the scholars..." and concluded by quoting Psalm 119:16: "I will not forget thy word. Amen." He seems to have carefully sewn this document into his coat and always transferred it when he changed clothes; a servant discovered it only by chance after his death. [25] This piece is now known as the Memorial.

Jim Elliot’s statement is a resounding Testimony of what He gave to gain for Christ… Blaise Pascal’s contribution to the early building blocks of what we now sue every day in computing, including algorithms that has advances intuitive technology leading to what we use daily.

While we see advancement of automobiles that are self-driving, self-parking but not entirely ‘fool-proof’. The future of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ may be a major contribution to society, but it will also displace millions of jobs. So looking at the future of society’s advancement, we will need a new set of rules. 

In God’s Kingdom, there will be no ‘Rules’ why, because all will be ‘New-Creation’ fully Sanctified and the Will of the Lord is no longer a choice but by ‘Adoration and Love’ and the presence of the Lord, as the Lord Himself will dwell among His people.

The contributions of the two featured individuals are a continuous wellspring to our inspiration confirming…What’s done for Christ will last forever.

Pascal’s contribution continues as his conviction and repentance leading to Peace with God…       Fire. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and the scholars..." and concluded by quoting Psalm 119:16: "I will not forget thy word. Amen." He seems to have carefully sewn this document into his coat and always transferred it when he changed clothes; a servant discovered it only by chance after his death. [25] This piece is now known as the Memorial.

Paul’s dedication…

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 1:16

The Just Live by FaithFor I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christfor it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 5:8

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

In Context | Full Chapter |

Philippians 3:8

Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ

In Context | Full Chapter |

The Faithfulness of the Lord…

Jesus will return and with Him is our Rewards…

Revelation 11:15

Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed] Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” In Context | Full Chapter 

Our rewards are…

Revelation 21:3

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. In Context | Full Chapter |

Action/Coming to our Lord:

His Time and His plan for us is not ours, and we must trust Him in Faith and come to Jesus to be Assured of being named in the Lamb’s Book of Live, that can never be removed once entered.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in Your Holy Trinity, Lord as You are on the Throne of Righteousness interceding for us Lord, we come and seek You and we bring all things to You Your as You said come and You will give us rest.  Lord today we thank You for the privilege of serving You for Your Glory. Lord we thank You for this mission of bringing Your Good news to many, Lord we thank You for the many Visitors and we ask Your Divine Blessing on each and Your Favors to be released to those that call on Your Holy Name Lord. We give You our Praises and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lofNq0U2xk0&list=RDlofNq0U2xk0#t=10

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUUEk9q_hR0&list=PLC0A53609B2DD769A

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMMtka7PRc&list=RDTzMMtka7PRc#t=7

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 August 5th, 2016

Topic:  What is your greatest achievement in life? Is it a Legacy and will it prevail? Remember, only what’s done for Christ will last

Focus: The master plan of men is what God referred to as… Mark 7:21-23 New King James Version (NKJV)

21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”

1 Corinthians 1:25

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Thoughts for the day: How much more can you tolerate?

Topic:   Is there an information overload? Are we getting the truth or is our liberty at risk?

TEXT: 1 Timothy 2:5-6

New International Version (NIV)

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

Commentary: The airwaves in the USA are dominated by the ‘Big-Six’ networks, and the saturation of the United states are covered by approximately 12-15 companies through ‘Cross-ownership’ Could we say that Media networks are potential ‘king-makers’ or a source of selling pharmaceutical products that makes them ‘legal-drug pushers’?

Bias News are the worse miss-information that you can absorb as the media will saturate your mind with their opinion and not give you the facts. On the other hand, we have many channels dedicated to religious broadcasts.  Many are produced in an infomercial formats, meaning they message is a brief segment and there is a selling and solicitation segment and when you hear the message it is almost cancelled by the heavy emphasis on ‘donate-now’ or we will send you this publication for $29.99 or sometimes its free but please make a donation.

Everything in life costs money or time and time is money. But time dedicated to the Lord’s work is ‘His’ time.  A small station could start with a budget of $X that is sustainable by a funding source that keeps them productive, but as they achieve a degree of success; so they ‘expand’ and then they grow out of control, they then need a Corporate Jet or even a Commercial Aircraft to move around.  This is what we call getting on the ‘treadmill of the world’ no evangelist, preacher or pastor is that important that he must be in NY in the morning, Miami in the afternoon and then back to his home base.  Is he operating a ‘mission of mercy’, saving lives or appearing as a ‘celebrity?  Or is it to ensure that the congregation sees him every Sunday to maintain a steady cash flow?  We are not hitting on Evangelists or anyone, but it is easy to be trapped in a groove thinking we are serving the Lord, but we are factually serving our ego or a lifestyle.

One could say, look at that evangelist, check out his house, look at the size of his mega church, and his lifestyle, so what? This ‘Evangelist’ may have written a NY Times Bestseller not once, but three or four times, and his book royalties are in the millions.  So let us not judge.  But there are many doing what Judas did (Dipping in the money-bag)

Only God sees us all from the inside-out and sooner or later what’s hidden will be brought to light.  As said the truth will endure.

Many dedicated faithful servants of the Lord spend their life spreading the Good News and are providing fellowship in the Lord’s name, serving by relationship, counselling and leading many to Christ. Many organizations function well with total transparency accounting for every ‘penny’ of what they receive and are good-stewards.  For a list of these we would be pleased to provide you one upon request.

EVENING:

So as not to judge we leave it all to time and allowing the trust to prevail.  We support the notion… It is far better to give than to receive! Jesus told His disciples to go and take nothing… for the disciples Jesus laid out a ‘network’ of benefactors that are always ready to support His ministry, because all work in His name are ‘His’ Ministry, they are not ours.  If they are of man, then it is a ‘business’.

The follower of Christ experienced many travesties, and even the death of Stephen who was stoned to death, and welcomed home by Jesus as Stephen prayed and said… Lord receive my Spirit.  This is in the city of Antioch where the first Christian Church was founded and followers of Christ were first called ‘Christians’.  Stephen’s death could be attributed to what the Bible said… without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.

The ultimate Shedding of Blood was the Crucifixion of Jesus… for our Redemption.

Acts 17: 16-38

Paul and Silas in Prison

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally, Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

The Great Miraculous Jail-break…

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. 34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.

35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” 36 The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.”

37 But Paul said to the officers: “They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out.”

38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. 

The Journey Began-Building the Christian Church…

The early church was founded by a few and the benefactor was a ‘Merchant of Purple cloth’

40 After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father It is with Awe that we come knowing Jesus our Redeemer rose triumphantly and sits on the Throne of Righteousness. Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in Your Holy Trinity of our Father and the Holy Spirit, we come today knowing that we serve You our Living God who is Lord of lords and King of kings and You Jesus our Messiah is our Salvation.  Lord today as we go forward in Faith, grant us Your Favors and equip us as we seek to serve You and are privileged to be a Vessel bearing your Word of Life. Lord bless the visitors coming to this website and let Your Peace be upon all, as all we do is 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=QFSf842HUZM

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWbZcRkUjs&list=PL3BC33650D10FCDBB

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

1 Corinthians 1:27

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; In Context | Full Chapter |

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Devotionals for Thursday August 4, 2016

Topic: Is God surprised?  How about bringing Him a Gift?

When Adam and Eve sinned by going against His command, God was not surprised as He made Adam to have his own free-will.  God did not create ‘slaves’ He created mankind in His likeness and as we read... we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

God predestined Yeshua/Jesus thousands of years ago before the eventful and Divine Crucifixion at Calvary and Resurrection of our Savior Jesus.  ‘Christ’ is not Jesus’ surname; it is the Anointing of Jesus by the Almighty God the Father. Jesus the Anointed One is the Messiah.

As we acknowledge Jesus as our Sovereign God in One with the Father, looking back at 2016 years ago on that first Christmas day when Jesus was born of a Virgin, we must fully comprehend that this has never been repeated and He Jesus is the only Son of God sent to redeem us.

Over 700 years before Jesus was born, the Prince of Prophet Isaiah prophesied of the coming of the Messiah…

Isaiah 53 New King James Version (NKJV)

53 

  1. Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
  2. For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
  3. He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
  4. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
  5. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
  6. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
  7. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
  8. He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
  9. And they[a] made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
  10. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
  11. He shall see the labor of His soul,[b] and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.
  12. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.

Matthew 18: 20.

Jesus said we must have Faith and Faith is a belief in something unseen, He said if we have faith like a grain of mustard see, (which is the size of this. dot) we can move mountains.  Jesus spoke about mountains, and these are ‘mountains’ in our lives... such as: Health, Finances, Families, Relationships and our love for others like ourselves.

We have heard it many times, have faith in God… this is a good saying, but it cannot save us, it is like knowing that the pharmaceutical product that is well known to cure what you may have, you know of it, but you do not have a prescription because you haven’t been to the doctor. The same principle applies you can ‘Know of’ Jesus and you also know that he can save you and give you His Peace, but you haven’t come to Him and introduce yourself to Him and ask Him to give You His Grace. His ‘GRACE’ is what saves.

Now His Grace covers a period which is the ‘Gap’ when you are saved and have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, we are still sinners but under Grace, and now that you are saved, Jesus will be your Intercessor, as we now have an advocate with Jesus.  So as an enlightened sinner now redeemed, we are like a ‘recovering alcoholic’ that lives by each day to remain sober, so we as an enlightened sinner will do the same, but we have the Holy Spirit that is now with us.  Remembering that it is not what we do that saves us, it is by the ‘Grace’ of God through His Blood.

Principle: When you know the Lord Jesus He will give you a clean heart, and He will renew your Spirit with a clear mind.

Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, Ephesians 3:19-21 (in Context) Ephesians 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

2 Peter 1:11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.2 Peter 1:10-12 (in Context) 2 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter)

 

Prayer: 

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today we acknowledge that 2,016 years ago when You came to earth, You came so that we will have life and have it more abundantly. Lord we thank You for Your Covenant of Grace, and it is by Your Grace that we are saved.  Lord thank You for bring  Visitors to this site, as we are privileged to serve You and all for Your Glory Lord. Bless our Visitors and grant us all Your Peace as we thank you for Your Favors. Lord today be with us as we look to You knowing that all things work for Good to those that loves 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=FsgwfliQoqg&list=RDFsgwfliQoqg#t=15

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVUYgZFYAk&list=PL5D25C941F27C51C7

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faexCo8lTqk&list=RDfaexCo8lTqk#t=7

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Devotionals for Wednesday August 3, 2016

Topic:  Learning from mistakes, do we ever?

We are quoting Kettering, Charles Franklin (29 Aug. 1876-25 Nov. 1958), inventor and automotive engineer, was born in Loudonville, Ohio.  After graduation Kettering took a job as an electrical inventor with the National Cash Register Company (NCR) in Dayton, Ohio. There, under the tutelage of president and marketing genius John Patterson (whose other "graduates" included future IBM founder Thomas Watson), Kettering mastered the art of translating good ideas into salable products. "

Kettering left NCR in 1909 to go into business for himself. With the technical assistance of several moonlighting NCR engineers, he developed a battery ignition for automobiles and sold it to Cadillac. He and NCR executive Edward Deeds then incorporated the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company, or Delco, to manufacture and market the ignition system. Delco ignitions became standard equipment on several major cars within two years.

Some of Kettering’s quotes…

99 percent of success is built on failure.  — Charles F. Kettering

A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.  — Charles F. Kettering

A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.  — Charles F. Kettering

A research problem is not solved by apparatus; it is solved in a man's head.  — Charles F. Kettering

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. 

— Charles F. Kettering

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates form college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. 

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need. — Charles F. Kettering

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again. 

— Charles F. Kettering

It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. 


The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try. — Charles F. Kettering

Charles Kettering and his Associate Sloan formed the Sloan-Kettering Cancer center. 

Kettering is also quoted in the book…Soul Whisperer: Why the Church Must Change the Way It Views Evangelism

By Gary Comer

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. — Charles F. Kettering

We should all be concerned about the future, because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there…Kettering.

Jesus said... John 14:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions;[a] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[b] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

Knowing Him – Fellowship in Oneness:

Let it be Your Will Lord… Today let us renew our dedication of following the great commission of spreading His Good News… Just as we said if you knew the cure for Cancer and did not share it, this would be evil, so today we know of a more important cure, and this is the cure that triumphs over death.  Because in Christ we have Life-everlasting, but not just a ‘life’, He has provided His Grace and His Salvation which is a life of Splendor because He said so.

Many may say why do I need to be told the Good News of Jesus’ Crucifixion and His Resurrection? And how can this help me, and why do I need help…  God did not intend us to be on the treadmill of this life with the challenges.  There are executive positions at many companies that will pay a salary, and there are those that will only pay under the principle of ‘You eat what your kill’ meaning you are only paid against your production.   Remember in the beginning our fore parents Adam and Eve had it all, but going against the command of God, they were expelled and hence we have to face the daily challenges of life.

But after the fall of Adam and Eve, God in His infinite love for us, He provided a way for us to be ‘Redeemed’ and to be restored into the New Eden.  The complexity of life and the future may not be that complex after all, and we will not be ‘Angels floating around playing a harp, we can see the original state of Eden, God gave Adam and Eve ‘Free-will’ and he declared the difference of Good versus Evil, So we face a constant battle from the tempter and we must put on the Armor of God.

Ephesians 6:10-18 [Full Chapter]

[The Whole Armor of God] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. ...

Prayer: 
Heavenly Father in Jesus we come Lord because You are one of the Father we know that You our Redeemer is not a faceless God, and Lord we are created in Your Likeness. Lord Jesus we thank You for the privilege of presenting You and we thank You for being in Your likeness.  Lord today as we are challenged let us be victorious in You Lord Jesus.

Gracious Savior let us enlighten others and let Your servants be equipped as we shall say we will never be ashamed in trusting You Lord Jesus. Lord Jesus thank You for Your Grace and Your Redemption and to You Lord Jesus, we pray in Your Holy Name and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore... Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfveawSAHJA&list=RDbfveawSAHJA#t=21

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJH9UI1z1PI&list=RDwJH9UI1z1PI

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg4gnUTZPmk&list=PLaJECDKAK5kvYxe760m5hN8p47rLwW01A

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Devotionals for Tuesday August 2nd, 2016

Topic:  The ulterior motives of politicians, versus the TRUTH of the Gospel…

The plan of mankind…’Food as a Weapon’.  This is the ultimate delusion of politicians.

The Plan of God… An Abundant Life and He provided a place where there will be a ‘more’ Abundant Life.

The ‘New-World Order’ is another form of ‘Let us build a Tower’ like the Tower of Babel…

Genesis 11 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Tower of Babel

11 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

As we read the above Text, we see God said…” Let ‘Us’ go down there and confuse their language.  God scattered them abroad and created different nations.

The worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration.

Globalization implies the opening of local and nationalistic perspectives to a broader outlook of an interconnected and interdependent world with free transfer of capital, goods, and services across national frontiers. However, it does not include unhindered movement of labor and, as suggested by some economists, may hurt smaller or fragile economies if applied indiscriminately. (Credit Businessdictionary.com)

Today more than ever people are being displaced because of wars, civil unrest, terrorism and uncertainty of the future.  But we want to express to our readers that nothing is New…  Mass-Migration existed in Europe, India, Middle-East, Africa by the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and today we have the atrocities of war in Syria, Africa, Middle-East displacing millions. 

The Bible made referenced to this… Daniel 12:3-5 New King James Version (NKJV)

Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever.

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank.

Our message today is to highlight the unwavering Word of Jesus, when He told John to ‘Write these things down’

The most Re-Assuring words are…

Revelation 22:12

Jesus Testifies to the Churches] “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. In Context | Full Chapter |

While Jesus mentioned ‘According to his work’ we are highlighting that His Reward is brought to those who know Him and He knows them… Because ’Work’ will not make us eligible for His Kingdom.

Ephesians 2:8-9New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

The Reward is the Lord Himself, as He shall dwell among His people.

Revelation 21:3

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. In Context | Full Chapter |

Praise the Lord for His Graciousness, His Redemption and His Restoration…

Forgiving others… Let us do what the Lord said, set aside all malice, pride and grudge. Just do it…

First let us realize that the greatest forgiveness of all time is from our Lord, because he forgave us once for all.  He does not keep score. His Forgiveness is not judicial nor is it given because we deserve His forgiveness.

Forgiveness has to be founded on the core principle of love. And if there is no love but you are granting your ‘forgiveness’ then why do you do it? Is it because the person being forgiven could be of use for service to you? Or is it true ‘brotherly-love’.

Christ forgave us but His forgiveness is an unconditional pardon.  But to be pardoned one must first be a recipient with a sincere heart, not a heart with some deceit or tied to any ulterior motives.

Pray this prayer of Commitment: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus… Amen.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come…Lord Jesus thank you for being our Mediator and thank you for presenting us to the Father.  Today Lord we thank You for the privilege of serving You for Your Glory. We thank You Lord for Your unconditional pardon as we accept Your Grace and Lord we love You and seek a closer walk with You. Thank You for our Visitors and grant us all Your blessings, we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M-zwE33zHA&list=PLED3969026CE1F608

Chinese:                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsxRguPlY58&list=PL40AB8BF30C2DC0AB

Spanish:                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw-dEMIMJJc&list=PL5DA6B3BED7BB96E6

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Devotionals for Monday August, 1st, 2016

Topic: To be disillusioned or to spread disillusion, both are dangerous to us all.

Are politicians spreading their disillusion to the public?  Or is it considered lies? 

To misrepresent the fact, it is not a distortion, this is a lie, and when carried out with intent to deceive, this becomes an act of deception.  Deception is construed to be fraudulent.

Fraud is a broad term that refers to a variety of offenses involving dishonesty or "fraudulent acts". In essence, fraud is the intentional deception of a person or entity by another made for monetary or personal gain.

If this law was enforced most politicians would be in jail…

Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion. Recently, cases of 'extreme plagiarism' have been identified in academia.

Plagiarism is not considered a crime, but can constitute copyright infringement. In academia and industry, it is a serious ethical offense. [

The extreme consequences of Plagiarism are documented below…

Acts 19: Miracles Glorify Christ

11 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” 14 Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.

15 And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”

16 Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them,[c] so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 18 And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. 19 Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.

It is amazing that even the ‘evil-spirit’ knew of Jesus and Paul, but the imposters were overpowered and beaten. 

 God will not be Mocked….

Text: Proverbs 9:10
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 9:9-11 (in Context) Proverbs 9 (Whole Chapter) 

Commentary:

What is considered ‘Mocking our Lord’? The word Mock is defined as…

1: to treat with contempt or ridicule: deride

2: to disappoint the hopes of

3: defy, challenge

4 a: to imitate (as a mannerism) closely: mimic b: to mimic in sport or derision

intransitive verb: jeer, scoff

In our lifetime we all have experienced some degree of mockery, but the worst case of mockery is to have some form of ‘Respect’ for the individual but behind his back we commit things that are offensive to the person.  It is like saying Dear God, I love You and Praise You and I serve You, then in the afternoon we are violating his trust.  This is among the highest form of mockery that we can commit.  But our God who is Omniscience, Omni Potent and all Powerful will not be mocked.  In society we often misjudge Kindness for ‘Weakness’ Our Lord express such kindness and so many of us take His love for granted.  There is an “Entitlement’ offered by our Lord, and He offered His Love to have made the ultimate Sacrifice for us by granting us His Grace and it is an Entitlement that we must accept.

Mocking our Lord comes from all levels, Sin is not exclusive to any one group, and you can be in the clergy, a Priest, a Pastor, and an Evangelist… The Scripture warn about ‘Falling-Away’ after being enlightened, so being a member of the Clergy, a Pastor willfully ‘Falling-away’ by partaking in a sinful act is a mockery of our Lord at a higher level; as such an individual breached the trust of the Lord and his parishioners.

The scoffer that scoffs at our Lord and jest against Him, the non- believer is committing an act of Mockery against our Lord; but there is no consequence of mistrust affecting a wide audience.  So those in the service of our Lord must be guarded and be aware that the consequence is far-reaching.

His Promise:

1 Corinthians 3:16-23

New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

His Faithfulness:

Prayer: Heavenly Father because of Jesus our Redeemer and through You Lord we have Victory and we can boldly declare that this day is the best day of all because Your Lord Jesus paid it all.  Lord we thank you for our Visitors 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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3o3DiMVdOI&list=RDO3o3DiMVdOI#t=0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4wuAcmwmIg

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJBwf-hIS7k&list=RDlJBwf-hIS7k#t=3

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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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TOPIC for Week of Monday August 29th, 2016 thru Sunday September 4th, 2016

Monday: Begin with yourself. Make changes from within…

Tuesday:  God’s Plan = TRUTH – Man’s Plan = Hidden Agenda

Wednesday:    The Truth will set you Free… Lies will trap you and the end is finishing bad.

Thursday:   Never give up – Keep praying for your loved ones and those you want to know Christ.

Friday:  Judge Not… But ‘Test’ the spirit.  God will reveal Himself at the right time…

Saturday: Seek the Lord and receive His Goodness, God’s desires goodness for us all...

Sunday:  Keep remembering the Privileges God gave us.  Stand-up and tell it to others…. 



Get off the the treadmill spend more time going to the Lord.

Visit:

www.goodnewsforever.org

www.heavenlybridge.com

www.buenasnuevassiempre.com

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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.

Continue to join us each day, and read the Good News. God Bless you all...

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.



HE MADE THE IRON AXE FLOAT FOR ELISHA, and HE CAN DO THIS FOR US...

Today's watchword: The value of being 'Truthful'..

Ephesians 4:25-30 New International Version (NIV)

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands,that they may have something to share with those in need.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

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.

 
HE ROSE TRIUMPHANTLY.... Jesus Paid It All!
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We need to be reminded that the Bible said....Our Lord is  a  God of Fire

Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

God made a way for us to escape His wrath, through His Son Jesus who Paid-It-All, and we are assured of this as written in  Romans 8:1-4 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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.

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