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Archive April 2018

Devotionals for Monday:  April 30, 2018

Follow this…     Form and Substance, Walking the Walk! Spiritual versus Ritual

Form with Substance is a governing set of rules that may be best applied in accounting, but in our spiritual walk with the Lord, Substance should take precedent. Because sticking to a ‘Form’ can become ritualistic.  The practice of rituals will never please the Lord, as He forsakes all idols.

Therefore, come to the Lord just as you are. Stephen when he was being stoned to death, he had no time to prepare, he just looked up and saw Jesus, and all Stephen did, was to ask Jesus to receive His Spirit and to forgive those that were stoning him to death.

As we analyze Stephen’s coming to the Lord, he remembered the words of the Lord, before coming to Him, forgive all, and if there are anyone we need to forgive, first offer forgiveness then come to the Lord.

So, today we shall offer our forgiveness then come in the presence of the Lord.  

Walking the Walk, again this must not be ritualistic, it must be experientiality done, coming and going in the name of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:7

for we walk by faith, not by sight— In Context | Full Chapter |

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? In Context | Full Chapter |

Let Jesus be the Lord of our lives, cast aside all idols, and such, maybe… your material belongings, seek the Lord and His Righteousness first, place Him Preeminently in your life.

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 

Yes, we are our brother’s keeper, reach out to all, spread the fragrance of the Lord and it will also be on yourself.

So, walk the walk in Spirit and not by our conscience or guilt.  Remember…

John 8:32

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Yes, we are freed by Jesus our Messiah…

John 8:36

So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. In Context | Full Chapter |

John 15:15

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come… Lord Jesus thank You for being our Redeemer. Today we thank You for this privilege of serving You Lord as we go in faith, bless our Visitors and let us all be spiritually filled with Your Holy Spirit to know that you abide in us as you said, You will never leave us nor forsake us.  We pray in Your Holy Name and to you Lord Jesus be the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKoIuz71hbg&list=PLF4A52232025022E9

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHUNX-7Z4NI

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfVQ2nbrPnM


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Devotionals for Sunday: April 29, 2018

Let’s do this…    Carry forward the love of Christ throughout your work-week, spread the Joy, it can be contagious…

Make a choice…  God’s Mercies, His Love, His Providence and His Redemption. 

The Choice should be all the above.  Thank Him for all as we are all undeserving.  But, He loved us so much that He overlooked our faults and knew our needs.

Romans 8:39

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary:

The Apostle Paul tells us in this passage that since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen and that seeing and understanding that, then men are without excuse.  In other words, a person can look at a sunset or a sunrise or the birth of a baby or the power and strength in animals or the way even an ant can carry something 10 times its size and one would have to say…there is a God who made all of this.  This just didn’t happen by chance.

Here’s something we need to understand…human history began with man knowing God.  Human history is not the story of a beast that worshipped idols, and then evolved into a man worshipping one God.  No! Human history is just the opposite: man began knowing God but turned from the truth and rejected God.  God revealed Himself to man through creation, the things that He made. 

A group of clouds in the sky Description generated with very high confidenceThe facts about God are not hidden in nature…no…nature screams out when we see the power of a thunderstorm and lightening streaks the sky or a tornado rips a one mile swath through a forest or we bask in the warmth of an evening sun with a sky ablaze in brilliant hues of orange and red and purple…all of these scream out…there is a God…there is a God!

Here’s an answer to a question often asked… A child or an infant that dies without being able to discern ‘Sin’ versus Being Saved, There is a provision for this… Deuteronomy 1:39            ‘Moreover, your little ones who you said would become a prey, and your sons, who this day have no knowledge of good or evil, shall enter there, and I will give it to them and they shall possess it.

Evening:

Knowing Him – Fellowship in Oneness: Be sure we are not separated from our Lord on the Day of the Lord... 

John 3 New International Version (NIV) The Facts:  John 1: 18…No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

Since Christ came and Died for our Sins, and if you heard the Gospel and rejected Him, this is dealt with in John 3: 36

John 3:36New King James Version (NKJV)

36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

The Harvest is bountiful but the workers are few… Go as instructed, what was the instruction? Love one another, bring His Good News to the ends of the earth, Jesus said…34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  Our Treasure is The Lord Jesus Himself.

Prayer: Father in Heaven in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Thank You Lord Jesus that through You our Savior, we are made Joint-Heirs to Your Kingdom. Today we thank You for our Visitors, Lord we pray that many visiting will be guided by Your Good News and that they will be brought to You Lord; as the angels will celebrate for every sinner that repents, Lord bless this day as we go forward in Faith and knowing that all our needs are provided and we give You thanks knowing that Your faithfulness and Your Covenant will never change. Lord Jesus we pray in Your Holy name and to You Jesus our Sovereign God in One of our Father and Creator, to You is the Power and the Glory, Now and Forevermore… Amen.

 ‘One Day at a Time Sweet Jesus’ 

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBnZ8bmEOTM&feature=related

Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxo1GpR7rq0&list=RDdxo1GpR7rq0#t=4

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 Saturday: April 28, 2018

Know this… Your Father is waiting, Home is where He is…. Just like the wayward son coming home…

Focus:          Why are you special? He made us a unique group because He has set us aside…  We are wrapped in cotton, protected and guided…

Jesus spoke of the Lost Pearl… and in more than one way He was expressing His own experience…

Jesus gave many examples of those that went astray and returned, such as the Prodigal son, and the story of the lost sheep.

Jesus told about the Prodigal Son:

Image result for picture of farmLuke 15:11-32 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’

Commentary:  The Lost brother that came home repented and sought the Father’s forgiveness, and he was well received and his father embraced him… yet we see the other brother who was ‘loyal’ and never did anything to seek his lost brother, but kept his duties, what do we have here? We have a son that was keeping pace of doing his duties and probably waiting to inherit the entire estate. The ‘loyal’ son lacked the compassion, he valued his future inheritance more than his brother. And even when his brother returned he spurned him and never welcomed him home. The final analysis he was more concerned for his share of the estate that may now be compromised by the return of his lost brother.

Good News:

There is a Son that endure forever…  Jesus gave His life for us, and His share of the Kingdom, because all are His. He went to the Cross and paid for our sins, and when we return to Him and repent, He gives us a part of the Kingdom. 

We can adopt these examples to ourselves and in many way, Jesus was expressing His own joy of finding us, as today we acknowledge Him and know that His Grace abounds in our life...  as God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5: 8 NKJV

Not only did Jesus redeemed us by His Divine Resurrection, He made us Joint-Heirs…

TEXT

Romans 8:16-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Through the Love and Divine Grace of our Lord Jesus He took us out of the trash-heap and set us apart…

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

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 

Action:

Being counted among His chosen, we have His assurance…

1 John 2:1 English Standard Version (ESV)

Christ Our Advocate

2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Hebrews 4:15-16 (ESV)

15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

1 John 5:3-4  (ESV)

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

EVENING:

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.

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

21 No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ because the Kingdom of God is within you.”

Prayer: Father in Heaven, in Jesus we come… Lord Jesus we thank You for being our Advocate and as our Divine Redeemer, we like Job say… For I know my redeemer Lives! Lord Jesus bless our endeavors and bless our Visitors as we go in faith knowing that You have said be anxious for nothing as we give you our praises and we thank you for your Providence. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfpOvM5OcuY


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Devotionals for Friday: April 27th, 2018

Do this… Spread the bounty, & Joy, there’s more to come. From God it is endless…

Bounty is defined as a sum paid such as a reward to capture a prey, person or treasures. Usually paid to bounty-hunters. We are referring to the rewards of serving the Lord, and His reward is His Joy, His Peace, His Sovereignty and His eternal Word of Life.

The Bounty of the Lord…

Jeremiah 31:12

“They will come and shout for joy on the height of Zion, And they will be radiant over the bounty of the Lord— Over the grain and the new wine and the oil, And over the young of the flock and the herd; And their life will be like a watered garden, And they will never languish again. In Context | Full Chapter |

As we journey through life, it is like an ocean, it can be calm and at times it can be choppy with high waves. Through the rough sea, remembers over the horizon there will be calm waters and smooth sailing. We need to know this that the turbulence will pass, so remain calm and look ahead.  Each springtime there are tornado outbreaks in the USA. Across the Southeast, Deep South and Mid-South, it is vitally important to be aware that February to April is the peak season for tornadoes.

Cold and dry air masses that originate from Canada collide with warm, moist air provided by the Gulf of Mexico. From late January through mid-February, tornadoes are most likely to strike in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Some of these tornadoes form over the waters of the Gulf (called waterspouts) and move ashore. By the middle part of March, the tornado threat spreads north and eastward into the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys, as well as the Southern Plains. Towards the end of April, the highest threat for tornadoes shifts west into Oklahoma, Arkansas and north Texas.

As we write about tornadoes, we are thankful that May will be here in a few days and most regions will be relieved of the threats.

What bounty have you received? Peter, Andrew, James, and John were all fishermen when Jesus called them and said…

Matthew 4:19

And He *said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” In Context | Full Chapter | 

The Lord’s reward (Bounty) to Peter, Andrew, James and John far exceeded their imaginations.  Because Jesus said…

John 10:29

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

In Context | Full Chapter |

The word of our Lord Jesus spoken to His disciples…

These words are also applicable to us too…


John 17:8

For the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 17:9

I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours;

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 17:12

While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

John 17:22

Their Future Glory ] The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 17:24

Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 18:9

to fulfill the word which He spoke, “Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one.” In Context | Full Chapter | 

What a glorious assurance coming from Jesus our Messiah…

John 17:11 (Jesus’ affirmation)

I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We areIn Context | Full Chapter |

 

So being aware that our ‘Oneness’ in Christ will be the realized Bounty, as Jesus asked His Holy Father,” keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are”.

Praise God…

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we thank You. Lord Jesus thank You for Your Sovereignty, Your Grace and Your relentless intercessions on our behalf.  Lord Jesus, in AWE we come knowing that You have done so much for us all, and to allow Your disciples to see Your glory given by the Father before the foundation of the world. Lord Jesus thank You for this privilege and our Visitors as we go in faith abiding in You. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forever… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUNywhsZPU&list=RD4MUNywhsZPU

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BS5TTQNAJk

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ATQvvvVao


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Devotionals for Thursday:  April 26, 2018

Be aware… We cannot blame others, take responsibility, seek wisdom and use it for good…

Commentary:

 A young man whose mother loved the Lord and taught him about the love of Christ, but this young man went off to college, became a physician buy never followed his mom’s leading. While in internship at a hospital where we saw a lot of accident victims; there was a man who suffered a mighty fall who was not going to make it.  This man was conscious, so the young physician asked is there anyone that he would like to notify to come and visit him, the injured man said he had no relative, but he would like his landlady to come and see him so that he could pay what he owed before dying.

The young physician called the landlady who came a few times, the man died peacefully, the physician was asked; what should they do with a bible that they found that the man was reading, the physician said he would take it as the man had no relative.

Taking the Bible, the physician opened the bible and found that this was a bible his mom gave him, when he went off to medical school that he sold. The physician’s name was written inside the front cover written by his mom. He was shocked because of the coincident of this bible coming back to him. He took it home and read all the passages that the man had underlined.  The young physician was led to the Lord after realizing the Word of the Lord and the unconditional love of God.

Sometime in our life when we offer to help someone, we ourselves get more benefit returning to us.  The incident of this young physician’s life’ experience of this accident victim owning a Bible that was owned by the young physician was a divine interaction of the Lord in the life of this young physician; whose mom was fervently praying for her son to come to Jesus.

Once thing for sure, the Lord answers prayers, and He never forgets, He is Omniscient, He is Omnipotent, and our Lord will never leave us nor forsake us.  

The Divine Super-Natural powers of our God far exceeds our thinking abilities… so today we stand in awe of the great things our Lord has done for us; His Divine Redemption through his Crucifixion and His Triumphant Resurrection.  Knowing this we are more awe-struck that Jesus who is God Incarnate would do this for us, yes, he did!  Because we are His greatest treasures, when He created us in His Likeness He said it was Good… so why did He had to die? Because mankind fell from His Grace He came to have redeemed us. Just as Jesus is of the linage of David through Joseph His earthly father that fulfilled the prophecy written over 700 years before Christ was born, we are descendant of Adam whom He created, and by the sin of Adam we are all sinners.

EVENING:

What a privilege our Lord has given us… Through His Death and Resurrection, we have His Divine Redemption. You may say…why do I need to be redeemed? I am going to die someday and what do I know or care?  Guess what? You will never die, because you are carefully and wonderfully made in the Likeness of God, and as such we will never die. The Word of God said… It is appointed unto to man to die once and after that the judgment; here we see a very contradictory statement, how can you be around for the judgment if you died?  Because we never die, and even after the judgment we will live forever. 

In Christ we will have a life of Splendor, without Christ we are separated from God forever in a place of desolation. 

Modern man will say… how can a loving God put him in a place of perpetual desolation (Hell) Yes, He will as His ‘Fair-Warning’ will end on the Day of the Lord. And the Bible also tells us that …  Peter 3:10

[The Day of the Lord] But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.2 Peter 3:9-11 

Our Lord is a Loving God, but He is also a God of a consuming fire.  Hebrews 12:29

For our God is a consuming fire.

Friends today our message is a 'Fire and Brimstone' tone, but there is GOOD NEWS Because He is ready to receive you and make you a Victor and not a Victim…

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.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus we thank You for Your assurance that in You Lord we have peace and in You we have Victory. Lord we thank You for interceding for us to the Father as no one comes to the Father unless through Your Lord. Lord today we thank You for the privilege of serving You and bringing Your Good News to may for Your Glory. Lord bless our many Visitors and grant Your Favors upon us all as we go in faith. Lord we thank you for Your Grace as we call upon Your Name and to You Lord Jesus is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw97Eu_OFMk

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faexCo8lTqk&list=RDfaexCo8lTqk#t=0

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Devotionals for Wednesday:  April 25, 2018

Do this… Stop and enjoy the scenic beauty of God’s creation, count your blessings, don’t sweat the small stuff.
“Choose to be kind over being right and you’ll be right every time.” -  by Richard Carlson

“As long as you think more is better, you’ll never be satisfied.” –by Richard Carlson

The Cattle on a thousand hills all belong to the Lord, yet He gave you dominion over it all. You may not own them, but you can enjoy the scenic beauty.

What is the ‘Small-stuff’? You just washed the car and it started to rain, rain is good it will keep the dust down, makes the grass green and lowers the temperature. So, your car will be free of dust, the car will be cooler the green grass looks good. The things we worry about are just ‘stuff’ the real things are from God.

The biggest statement of…’getting there is only half the fun’. Life is a sojourn, we are on a journey with a short stop over on earth, as earth is not our home. Why? Because Jesus said… “Where I am there will you be also’ and Jesus did say He was not of this world.

Our primitive knowledge is overcrowded by small stuff. Things like the evening news, the constant strife in politics, the theft and larceny by burglars, politicians, and even corporate. The experience of the small nuisance at all levels, in school, work, diving on the road, shopping, there are stuff that can be overcomed by using the time to share the Joy of the Lord.

As you spread the Joy of the Lord, His fragrance will also be on you…

A picture containing yellow, perfume, toiletry Description generated with very high confidence
2 Corinthians 2:14

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

2 Corinthians 2:15

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. In Context | Full Chapter |

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=QoqIi0schMA

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 Tuesday:  April 24, 2018

Know this… Your best years are ahead of you… know this and rejoice…

This is a statement made without reservation… and how could this be to a person pushing 80+ years? Because Jesus Paid-It-all.   On the Television show, ‘the price is right’ the announcement is…” You have won an all expense paid trip to Paris”

Which is better… ‘Today you will be with me in Paradise’. Paris is not Paradise, and no where on earth is paradise.

In the King James Bible Paradise is mentioned four time…

Luke 23:43

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. In Context | Full Chapter |

Here we read about Paul making reference to his journey to heaven, while he spoke of this, his work was not finished so God sent him back.

2 Corinthians 12:4

How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

This is the Lord’s affirmation of what is in store for His chosen, so, be among His chosen…

Revelation 2:7

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

What a wonderful revelation from the Lord of the ultimate all expense paid trip. A trip to Paradise.  When you accept Him, no one can ever take His promise away.

John 18:9 that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, “Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none.

TEXT:    Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10: 13 NKJV

Looking back at the time of our youth...

Commentary: There was a song that said… If I could turn back time; many of us probably would do this if this was possible.  Many songs were written about time, somewhere in time, time of our lives, etc. Even a well cherished song ‘Cycles’. Most of these oldies are ‘Sad-Sack’ songs.  As a believer, we have PRAISE Songs that are worthy of lifting up our Lord, coming to Him in Victory, renewing our faith and knowing we serve a living God; and the best is yet to come.

Victory is in sight… just as they say it is darkest before the dawn; just over the horizon lays the ‘Paradise’ as Jesus described.  Because in Jesus’ own words… “I Am not of this world” therefore we can in full faith look to that day when we in Christ will see Him as He is. 

If we had a time machine what which era of your life would you choose to return to? Looking ahead is a much better mode to be in. Jesus saw things in the ‘Future-Tense’ Jesus spoke of things to come, and even in the presence tense He saw thing in the future, such as when He told Nathanael …

John 1: 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael *said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.” 50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And He *said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

Remember our Lord is Omniscient ‘Omniscient’ is defined as; having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight and: possessed of universal or complete knowledge.

Jesus is Supreme, He is God in One of the Father in the Holy Trinity, no one has even seen God, except His Son Jesus… In Jesus we have the assurance of an Eternal Life through His Crucifixion and His Triumphant Resurrection.

… In is appointed unto man once to die, and after that the Judgment. Therefore, if we will be around for the judgment, then we are still alive, so chose to be alive in Christ Jesus as He said… “I go to prepare a place for you” and “IF” I go, I will return and where I am you will be also. When Jesus said “IF” it was not if He was going, it was ‘If’ you knew Him, so come and know Jesus today that where He is you will be also.

Just Pray: Lord Jesus I come and accept Your Divine Grace through Your Blood of Atonement, Lord I confess my sins and I accept Your Redemption, search me O God, and know my heart, try me, and remove my sins and lead me in the way everlasting, Lord let Your Holy Spirit be with me as I commit my life to You my Lord and savior,  I pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, Amen.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord thank you for the privilege of serving You and Lord as we reach many for You Lord, let our endeavors of spreading the Good News spread like wild-fire. Lord thank you for the many Visitors to our English, Spanish and Mandarin sites as all we do are for Your Glory to bring others to You. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2h9Hm9JZho&index=16&list=RDGPEffbDnZ3k 

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

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



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Devotionals for Monday: April 23, 2018

Know that… God Restores, do not look back, look ahead, claim Victory in His Name…

Knowing our God restores, so we do not have to look back at what was stolen from us. The greatest theft is being made daily from you and me… and this is theft of Joy by the deceptive actions of the evil one. What can the devil steal from any of us? He cannot steal anything unless we allow him. So, do not allow the evil one to enter, repel him by the Word of God, be armed with the Armor of God.

On the other hand, what has been lost due to covetousness, the Lord knows and Re restores.  The Lord restores in abundance, and do not sweat the small stuff, as all ‘stuff’ are just stuff, and the Lord’s restoration will be a bigger and better.

The Lord has endowed us with His abundance so that by our walk with Him other will see the Joy and Peace, and by His Word, He said…

Romans 10:19

Again, I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, “I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding.” In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

We were ingrafted into the family of Abraham, and today all who accept Christ are a child of God…

Romans 11:11

Ingrafted Branches] Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. In Context | Full Chapter |

When the text below said…” All Israel Will be Saved, this includes all Gentiles because of what God did (see above)

Romans 11:25-27 New International Version (NIV)

All Israel Will Be Saved

25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery ,brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way[a] all Israel will be saved. As it is written:

“The deliverer will come from Zion;
    he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And this is my covenant with them
    when I take away their sins.”

For those still waiting on the Messiah, please read Isaiah 53, this is also in the Torah…  (But Hidden-It’s time to be enlighten, as the Prince of Prophet Isaiah revealed this over 700 years before Christ was Born as the Messiah of a Virgin)

Read it here or listen by clicking… https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/niv/Isa.53

Let us pray for our brothers and sisters to be enlightened and come to Christ the Messiah, He is alive!

Prayer: Dear Lord, Heavenly Father… Lord Jesus as we start this new work week, let us focus on You and You said to seek Your Righteousness and all others things will be added to as well… Lord today we  pray especially for the nation of Israel, and to seek Your Divine protection and in faith You have said no weapons wormed against Your people will prosper. Lord grant our Visitors Your Peace and Your Providence to us all. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, now and forevermore be the Power and the Glory be Yours… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OILi9HqSwuM

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbiL675A0zc




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Devotionals for Sunday: April 22, 2018

Do this… Being at Peace, or wishing to be at Peace, receive everlasting Peace today, find it in Pew 1 through 50

In church the message of the love of Christ will radiate to all the pews, and Jesus is amid the gathering.

So, be on the alert to receive the everlasting Peace of the Lord…

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. In Context | Full Chapter |

The apostle Paul speaking to the Corinthians…

2 Corinthians 13:14

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

The above is Paul’s farewell to the church in Corinth, Paul expressed the Grace of the Lord Jesus, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit upon those in attendance.

Today, it is a good time to reflect on…

Romans 11:33

Doxology] Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! In Context | Full Chapter | 

Jude 1:24

Doxology] To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— In Context | Full Chapter | 

Ephesians 1:3

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. In Context | Full Chapter |

Yesterday we spoke of…

Choosing whom we serve,

The example of arrogance of man…

Acts 12:23

22 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. In Context | Full Chapter |

To those who know the Lord, this is what He does…

Ecclesiastes  2:26

To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

Hebrews 13:5 [Full Chapter]

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

Our day-dreaming will be no more… nor our ‘Dreams’ because there will be no more night, we will be transformed. No more need to be regenerated by our 8 hours of sleep which many of us do not get.  It is an awesome thought and not a ‘dream’ as Jesus said; There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

What a privilege that He has promised… to be able to ‘Reign’ with Him forever and ever.

So, as we begin a new work week, choose to be a person who please Him, as God said… to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases Him.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, in Jesus we come.  Lord, because You are a Fair and Just God, and You have laid it all out for us to learn Your teaching, yet as mere humans we need the Grace by You our Lord Jesus.  Lord Jesus thank You for our Visitors and Your faithfulness,  today we seek to be guided by Your Holy Spirit. Lord grant to our Visitors Your Peace and to all Your Divine Grace, in Your Holy Name we pray… 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=neCDyyheTb4&list=PLD1721AD917CD720D&index=5


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Devotionals for Saturday; April 21, 2018

Imagine… Saying… “I wish I could meet that person” so that I could talk with Him. Yes, you can right now.

How many celebrities have you met? Who is a ‘celebrity’? the rich and famous? A movie star? A Government official, like the President, or the Prime Minister?

Having met some of the ‘Rich & Famous’, top Generals, Government leaders, and knowing that all are mere mortals.  There’s only one I am in AWE of, and He is my Lord, because He is the Truth and the Light and He knows me.

The worldly adornment of wealth as described by King Solomon in Ecclesiastic are…

Eclesiastes 2:26

To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

 

Ecclesiastes 5:10

Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 5:13

I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners,

Use the time to start the day by keeping one of the most important appointment you have for the day… Come to the Lord and receive His Renewal as He makes all things new and today is a ‘brand-new’ day to receive His Divine Providence for the day.

The Blessings and the Providence of the Lord will outlast the Caffeine from the morning coffee.

Text:  Ephesians 2: 1-10 (NKJV)

By Grace Through Faith

2 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Commentary: You may have seen the little card that says… ‘God is my Co-Pilot’ does this mean that you are the pilot and God is a backup?  Also the many times one may have said, ‘God I have a plan and I want you to get behind it’; Guess what? Our plan is not His plan, and only His plan will work. And God is not a follower.

EVENING:

Conclusion: What’s important to us in our daily lives? Is it our devotions, our daily ‘pursuit’ of happiness, or the challenge of making ‘ends meet’ ?  At Good News Forever we will not accept the response to our ‘How are you today’… with a response of ‘Same O – same O’ the only thing that remain the same is Sin, the Love of Christ is ‘fresh’ every moment of our lives.  For us believers it is not a same O; it is a constant growth in His Word and standing on the promise that our Lord is forever faithful.

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.

Hebrews 1: Verse 3: (NIV) 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.

His Faithfulness- Jesus said…

Matthew 28:20 and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

How do I prepare to meet this Ultra-Rich Father?

John 14:6

 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus as we acknowledge Your promise that You will be with us even to the end of the age.  Lord look to that day when we shall see You and as you said You came that we may have an abundant life and have it ‘More’ Abundantly. We thank You Lord and we go in Faith knowing that all things work together for Good to those who Love and Trust in You Lord. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: Great is Thy faithfulness…

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

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uIkn7QYO8Y

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqdVMpHKORc&list=RDDqdVMpHKORc#t=9


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Devotionals for Friday:  April 20, 2018

Something needed, but you cannot purchase it, what could this be? And it is priceless…

If you need a lifeline and you cannot purchase it, nor can you trade something for it, then how can you get it? The irony it is also available free… So, how do you get this life-line? Just ask for it…

The air that we breathe is free, and God makes it rain on both the just and the unjust… but this is here and now, crossing to the ‘other-side’ is another thing. This is the ‘Life-line’ that will tether you to the ultimate destination.

     What do you have to be thankful for?  The ‘Priceless’ Gift is His most Treasured gift from our Lord Jesus                       

Focus:  What do we have to Give Thanks for? And to Whom do we thank?

Text:                    Philippians 4. 4-9

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Meditate on These Things

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things arejust, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Commentary:

Look at what we have to give Thanks to our Lord for:

  • Being Created in His Likeness
  • That God Loves us so much to have sent His Son Jesus
  • Jesus Came to Redeem us and He is coming again
  • To be Saved  by His Grace
  • To be free from condemnation
  • To have His Word that we will be with Him in Glory
  • That we can never be lost as no one can pluck us away from Him
  • To be given an Abundant Life here and forever

And because of the above Priceless Gifts, we can claim Victory in Him, and the Best is Yet to Come!

His Promise:

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7 NIV

Action:

Making our Lord Preeminent in our lives, because He is God. 

Colossians 3:

Character of the New Man

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus because of Your great Salvation of Your Redemption and Your Triumphant Resurrection we can by Your Grace be in Victory in You Lord Jesus. Lord thank You for our Visitors and the Good News of Your Resurrection that conquered death by Your Blood of Atonement. Lord, let us share this Good News with many and we give You the preeminence in our lives Lord Jesus as we acknowledge Your Sovereign power sitting on the Throne of Righteousness at the Right-Hand of our Father and Creator. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus as our Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  To Him be the Glory      

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWN6MYSjv6c&feature=related

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FZUY5SsQUI&list=RD2FZUY5SsQUI#t=3

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-3vEDIZ_-Y&list=RDo-3vEDIZ_-Y#t=8



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Devotionals for Thursday: April 19, 2018

Which do you prefer?...           Receiving a Loan or receiving a Grant/Gift, which is better? Make a choice…

To establish credit, one must borrow by entering into an installment loan, and making the payments on time. It is said, if you pre-pay your installment loan off early, this doesn’t improve your credit rating.  The same applies in reverse, if you have a credit card that is maxed out and making minimum payments, this lowers your rating, even if you maintain the monthly payment on time.  So, conversely, the best is to owe no one anything, but you will a credit card to rent a car… so, the best position to be in, is to have good credit, get a ‘Zero’ interest balance transfer card for a maximum period, pay it off before interest starts.

In Christ, His promise is not a loan, it is a Grant of His Gift, and it is fully ‘Paid’…  You will not need to worry about ‘good-credit rating, because in Christ, He Paid It All.

We have written about the graduated son that his dad asked him…’Son,  what would you like for your graduation?’ the son answered and said...’I have been looking at the car in the dealer’s showroom, so the dad said; “so be it”. The day came and the son returned from graduation, did not see a car, went to his room, only a new Bible was on the bed, he furiously left home, and sometime after, he received a message to come home urgently because his dad was gravely ill, he arrived home, but it was too late, his dad had passed, he went into his room, saw the Bible, opened it and in the Bible was the title to the car. This is an unfortunate story of deep regrets for both him and his dad, as they were apart, but the arrogance of the son was to be blamed, while the father placed more value on the Bible, and wanted to convey this to his son, which in the end we are sure the son came to his senses realizing his dad loved him, and cared for him.

So, choose what is from God, to which…

Matthew 6:33 [Full Chapter]

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

The choice should be His Kingdom together with His Righteousness, and the ‘Things’ will be given ‘as-well’

So, what’s most important? The Righteousness of Jesus our Lord and Savior, then His Kingdom, and then, our needs will be met.

Let us approach the table of Grace, “Lord let the Fruits from the work that you have given me Adorn Your Table of Grace…For You my Lord has set a table in front of our enemies and our enemy is also against You Lord, as we give You the Glory; and You said love our enemies”…

Grace 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,

Let us come to Christ today, go to our Green Pasture page and receive Him.

Pray this Prayer… Dear Lord, 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 Holy Name Lord Jesus I pray… Amen.

Prayer: Father in Heaven in Jesus we come, Lord we thank You for this privilege of serving You and to bring Your Good News of Your Salvation to the world for Your Glory.  Lord thank You for our Visitors and Lord bless each and every one and let Your Favors flow to all as 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=AUwXo0jgORI

Spanish:             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADuPZu5z-d8

Chinese:             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F43Ia1RaOE


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Devotionals for Wednesday: April 18, 2018

Requesting access could be denied. Having access is good, knowing you are welcomed…

Be like Stephen… He looked up and saw Jesus and requested access and Jesus received him and welcomed him home.

Acts 7:55

But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.

Acts 7:59

While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

Have you ever been denied access? In society there are exclusive ‘Private-clubs’, memberships are through sponsorship by someone that will provide references etc., to get you admitted.

In Christ’s your sponsorship is by Jesus who came so that we all could be presented to the Father.

Jesus made us Joint-Heir in His Kingdom, what a privilege.  This is far greater than being ‘knighted’ by the queen or been made an earl or a baron with a few thousand acres of land here on earth.

Commentary: Nobility is a privilege, but many people who inherited their classification of nobility may not be so noble.

In human terms, this is what we consider: Nobility is a social class that possesses more acknowledged privileges or eminence over most other classes in a society, membership thereof typically being hereditary. The privileges associated with nobility may constitute substantial advantages over non-nobles.

In ancient times, the monarchy would grant large parcel of land to their ‘noble’ subjects.  In many former colonies of the British ‘Empire’ we see large estates and plantations that are or were once owned by former nobilities. In Heavenly realms there will no class standards as all are equal in the sight of God. Our Sovereign Eternal Savior Jesus will be with us forever.

In Heavenly realms our Lord has given us not just nobility but His Blessings.  Jesus came and through Him we have:

  • GRACE

  • FAITH

     

  • JUSTIFICATION-HIS ACQUITAL

     

  • ONENESS IN CHRIST

     

  • JESUS IS KING

     

  • His Assurance:

Romans 8: 

Deliverance from Bondage

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do soand those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

We can faithfully accept the above statement as the Word of God is true and the Sovereignty of our Lord far exceeds what we see or ever imagined. He said "Eyes have not seen, nor can we image the beauty of His Kingdom”

Coming to our Lord:  Are you ready to be named as a ‘Joint-Heir’ a co-owner of His Kingdom?

Let’s us receive His ‘Priceless-Gift’ right now you can be named in the Lamb’s book of life… This is the book that will be opened as described in Revelation 21:27

and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Now one may say if there are billions of people in this book, how long it will take for my name to be called.  We must stop to think, that in the Heavenly realms of our Creator, our DNA is not described in one paragraph, it takes a whole hard drive of a computer and more to decipher the composition of our DNA, or just one Cell of our bodies. 

So, our limited brain-power is always an impediment to us coming to our Lord and simply accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This is too simplistic, as humans we may question this Divine Power of our Lord to save us and declaring us to be Born-Again.

Conclusion: Life is a Vapor but our Lord Jesus came so that we may have it more abundantly…

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

His Faithfulness:

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.

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.

Prayer: Father in heaven, In Jesus we come, Lord thank You for Your Word of assurance that the way to Your Eternal Kingdom will be open to us  as we come knowing that You are able to do far more exceeding our imagination, and we thank You Lord for Your Power that works within us according to Your Scriptures.  Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we ask Your Divine Blessings on each one and Your Favor of Providence be granted to us all. Lord let Your Gifts be used for Your Glory as we seek to bring Your Good News to the ends of the earth as You so commanded. 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=rjaQNhyw558

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSBMyQ5ppk

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zxFKUfuDfs



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Devotionals for Tuesday: April 17, 2018

             

Yes… You can come at anytime to the Lord, no appointment needed. No introduction necessary, just go…

Just call Him from where you are. Use His Password…JESUS, because He said all who call on His name He will hear us.

TEXT:

  1. 1 John 4:6

We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 5:14

[Confidence and Compassion in Prayer] Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

1 John 5:15

And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

Commentary:  What is your Password?  The use of passwords is known to be ancient. Sentries would challenge those wishing to enter an area or approaching it to supply a password or watchword, and would only allow a person or group to pass if they knew the password. In modern times, user names and passwords are commonly used for computer operating systems, mobile phones, cable TV decoders, automated teller machines (ATMs), etc.

This should be your ‘Password’ JESUS...This is the only name you need to know that can save you. The Bible said there is no other name given under heaven among men by which we must be saved.

Acts 4:12

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

Notice the Verb ‘MUST’ is used, not the word ‘shall’

Must is defined as…

1. To be obliged or bound to by an imperative requirement: I must keep my word.

2. To be under the necessity to; need to:  example: Animals must eat to live.

3. To be required or compelled to, as by the use or threat of force: You must obey the law.

4. To be compelled to in order to fulfill some need or achieve an aim: We must board the life boat or go down with the sinking ship.

Did you know the Gospel is not an invitation? It is a Command… When Jesus said… It is appointed unto man once to die and after that the Judgment…. He was not asking a question, He was telling us the fact.

When Jesus told Nicodemus “Unless you are Born-again you cannot enter the Kingdom of God” John 3:7

Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ John 3:6-8 (in Context) John 3 (

27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,

We just read a statement that once would say is a paradox, why? If you die how could you be around for the ‘Judgment’?  The answer is, we are created in His Image, and we really never die.

EVENING:

These are the word of Jesus …

John 5:24 New King James Version (NKJV) Life and Judgment Are Through the Son

24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

His Good News… John 11:26 (NKJV)

26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

We are so privileged to know our Lord Jesus who spoke with Authority (Not by force but with the Divine Power of His Father) 

So let us all say…”We Believe” because in John 11: 26 above this defined that in Christ we never die. Believers may die physically but, as those who has eternal like (Born-Again) their physical death is not their ultimate end.  Because Jesus is the Resurrection and the life we shall triumph over physical death unto Life-everlasting …

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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.

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.

Pray... Lord Jesus I come in Faith accepting Your gift of Salvation I choose to be alive in You by your Grace my Lord. Lord Jesus receive me as I repent of my sin and accept your great Salvation by your Blood of Atonement, and I seek Your divine guidance in my life, come into my heart, let Your Holy Spirit lives in me now and forevermore…to you Lord be the Glory... Amen. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come… Lord Jesus we thank You for Your priceless gift of Salvation and in you we have victory.  Lord today as accept Your Word of assurance that you will come again and receive us to Yourself, that where You are we shall be also. Lord thank You for the privilege of serving You; and we thank You for our Visitors as we ask Your Divine blessings on each of us. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:       

English:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM7vodGhOaE

Chinese:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idu5YmzzIiI&list=PL40AB8BF30C2DC0AB&index=2

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



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Devotionals for Monday: April 16, 2018

Be aware… Knowing of a person is one thing, but, knowing that person with a relationship is best.

How often can you call someone without wearing out your welcome? Even a friend it is sometimes overbearing if you call six times or more on any given day.

With Jesus our Lord, He said to ‘Come’ and to ‘Call’ upon Him. He placed no limits on how many times you may call Him. In fact, it is good to be subconsciously being in constant touch with the Lord.

The Lord knows our needs and He overlooks our faults. But you must come and ‘Ask’… an example of why we must ask:

Matthew 20:31-33 New International Version (NIV)

31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

32 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.

33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”

Luke 17:

Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy

11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[b] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Always remember to give Thanks… So, when your prayers are answered, remember to thank the Lord, the ‘foreigner’ that came back to Jesus after he was healed knew of Jesus, and,  he met Jesus and Jesus declared him to Rise and go…

​      Be at the Table of Grace, stay away from the table of greed… God loves you so give Him thanks and Praise Him...

TEXT:​ John 6:25-27 Good News Translation (GNT)

Jesus the Bread of Life

25 When the people found Jesus on the other side of the lake, they said to him, “Teacher, when did you get here?”

26 Jesus answered, “I am telling you the truth: you are looking for me because you ate the bread and had all you wanted, not because you understood my miracles. 27 Do not work for food that spoils; instead, work for the food that lasts for eternal life. This is the food which the Son of Man will give you, because God, the Father, has put his mark of approval on him.”

 Focus: ​​ Give thanks for His Graciousness first, and then thank our Lord Jesus for His Providence. Remember the crowd that were following Jesus? He said you seek me because of the food that you received… while we are reflecting on this statement from Jesus, today we are thanking our Lord not just for the meal, the things that he provided, but above all we thank Him for Who HE is… He is the great I AM…  So Lord we thank You for remembering us, and Lord we thank You for Your unconditional love, we thank You for Your Redemption and Lord we thank You for the privilege of knowing You Lord Jesus.

Devotional:

Matthew 26: 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Lord as You said…   Luke 22:19 [Full Chapter]

Then he took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it, and gave it to them, saying,“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me.”

Lord You have said:

John 4:14

but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

In Context | Full Chapter 

Coming to the Lord:

His Word said…

Isaiah 55:1

[An Invitation to Abundant Life“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and savior we come… Lord today as we thank You for Your Graciousness and Your Divide Redemption, Lord Your unconditional love for us we acknowledge. Because you know our heart knowing that we are no different from those that You mentioned that sought You because of what they received. Lord we acknowledge Your Divine Grace Your Sacrifice and that it is by Your Blood of Atonement that we are saved by your Grace.  Lord as we observe this day of giving thanks, we thank You Lord Jesus knowing that You Lord Jesus is Sovereign and Eternal and Lord Jesus we thank You for our Visitors and we thank You for Your Providence. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: Great is Thy faithfulness…

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

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uIkn7QYO8Y

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqdVMpHKORc&list=RDDqdVMpHKORc#t=9

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 Sunday: April 15, 2018

Do this… Sharing the Good News is an opportunity, be appreciative that you are able to spread the Good News.

Morning:

Today is your opportunity to give Thanks and Praises by sharing the Good-News, let your ‘Light’ shine for the Glory of the Lord.

Think on this… What will it be like in Heaven, what will you be doing when you get there:

Text: Revelation 21:18

The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

Commentary: 

Are you doing His will here on earth? Today the word “Sustainable’ is predominant in food production, energy and conservation. In God’s economy what is considered sustainable?  The Love of God is… Forever and Jesus our Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Idols are not necessary images of gold; silver or even stone… anything that we spend more time focusing on; is construed to be an idol.  So, we worry about the economy, the business, the house, cars, kids, paying bills etc.  Guess what?  There’s a coming day that all this will be irrelevant. 

Our focus should be as directed by

Matthew 6:33 NKJV

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 3:17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

In Heaven there will be One Lord, One God and He is Jesus… Every knee shall bow, and every lip will give our Lord Jesus the Glory knowing He is Lord and God in the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, dwelling among us all in His Kingdom.

Heaven is a place fully sanctified and ‘Hardened’ (hardened means to be protected from radiation) against sin, there will be no deceit, no greed, no immorality, no Hollywood, no jails and no hospitals, no cemeteries, only LIFE and it will be Ever-Lasting, and there will be no pollution as there will be no Power Grids, because our Lord will be the source of Light, and the Joy from him will replace the 1,500 channels of nothing on TV.

Jesus gave us all a ‘glimpse’ of the above, but our finite brain power could not break the barriers. Because our ‘Faith’ has limitation that prevented us from reaching His dimension, remember Jesus said…” I am not of this world”; therefore, be prepared for un-bridled Joy in a place of un-imaginable Splendor described by Jesus himself as “Paradise’

While we are not able to go to His Kingdom until that day when we leave this earthy tent. We can come to our Lord Jesus and in Faith have communion with Him as He said come unto me… and because He became our Redeemer replacing the ‘cleansing-rituals’ by the torn curtain, we can boldly come to our Lord Jesus….  So, we come Lord knowing You are there and are in our Midst, Lord we thank You Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God.

EVENING:

Mark 16:19

[Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand] So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

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. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.20 Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Let us Praise our Lord as we end the day…Colossians 1:16

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.

Prayer.  Father we come in Jesus our Lord and savior. Lord as we end this day we thank You for Your Graciousness and we place all in Your Holy hands.  Lord be with us tonight as we thank You for the privilege of Boldly coming to You knowing that the dark clouds are gathering which will be broken by the Trumpet’s sound.  Lord let Your Holy Spirit be with us as we thank You for Your Favors and Your Faithfulness in meeting our needs and the needs of our Visitors. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus as we look to a new dawn filled with Your Love and Grace, to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jJPcjeP2SI&list=RD1jJPcjeP2SI

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8DpxJUm_bM

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


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Devotionals for Saturday: April 14, 2018

Do this… Spending quality time… Use the weekend to be renewed, gain fresh insight, explore the Word.

The text today is from Peter an Apostle who was a Disciple with our Lord Jesus. Peter experienced the association with Jesus during our Lord’s earthly ministry. Peter was a witness of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. Peter wrote 1st Peter giving instructions on Holy living to those suffering persecutions and how to deal with false teaching and evil doers in the church

1 Peter 1:8-9

New International Version (NIV)

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 2

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

FAITH:

Lord Jesus we pray for restoration by Your Renewal of our Faith…

Psalm 51:12

New International Version (NIV)

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation 
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

In Life there’s a lot of uncertainties, but one thing we can be sure of, we can accept our Lord Jesus as our Savior in the arms of faith, and say, "I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him." Do not let the thing of this world distract you, regardless of whatever it is…. We can be assured that we have a full assurance of our Lord Jesus’ interest in us. Nothing can substitute what our Lord has in store for us now in this life and at the end of our earthly lives, as in Him we have Life-Everlasting.

Let nothing satisfy us knowing that only what comes from our Eternal God will be permanent, because in Christ Jesus we are made perfect by His Atoning Blood. Let us be witnesses of the Holy Spirit bearing witness with His spirit, and we are certified that we are indeed a child of God.

Philippians 4

New International Version (NIV)

Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!

I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Final Exhortations

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

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

Prayer… Lord let the city lights be dimmed in my view that I can see the glorious heavens that You have created by Your Divine Powers. Today Lord instill in me the presence of Your Holy Spirit and  capture my ways, my thoughts, my all and let me shine as a beacon for You leading others to You my Lord, as You said let it be done on Earth as it is in Heaven therefore; Lord use me and let Your Kingdom be broaden and grant our Visitors who seek You Lord; grant Your safety and as Your said Lord.. ” You will never leave us nor forsake us”, To You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore, in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus we pray… Amen.

Reminder to our visitors, keep looking to our Lord to be the Author and Finisher of our Faith… God Loves You, and come to Jesus as He is our Mediator and our Sovereign God in One of His Divine Holy Trinity in His Father our Creator and His Holy Spirit. †††

Praise:

Praise:  To Him be the Glory      

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWN6MYSjv6c&feature=related

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FZUY5SsQUI&list=RD2FZUY5SsQUI#t=3

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-3vEDIZ_-Y&list=RDo-3vEDIZ_-Y#t=8



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Devotionals for Friday:  April 13, 2018

Know this…. Walking on water… Only Jesus can…There’s the basilisk lizard, known as the Jesus Christ lizard can .

Good News: “PAID-In-FULL” You are Debt Free and you may not know it… Start living a Life of Victory

TEXT: Matthew 15: 21- 28 A Gentile Shows Her Faith

21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”

23 But He answered her not a word.

And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”

24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”

26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”

27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire. “And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Commentary: Faithfulness cannot be bought at a price.  The Demonstration of Faith by a Gentile woman coming to Jesus, 26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”

This Gentile woman of Greek descendant said to Jesus…“Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire. “And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Jesus came for everyone, not just the Jews but the Gentiles… The above of Christ telling the woman that He was not sent except for the lost sheep of the house of Israel, He was getting her to express her faith and she did so. 

Jesus not only came and Died to save us, He said I come that you will have life and have it abundantly…

John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:9-11 (in Context) John 10 (Whole Chapter)

Jesus Himself told us His ‘Secret’ Matthew 6: 33-34 tells us what to do, and this is not a ritualistic set of rules, it is to know Him and to love Him and abiding by his precepts…

Matthew 6:33-34 (NKJV)

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

EVENING:

We are so blessed to have His Holy Spirit that He sent and to have the Gospel in its complete form, during the time of the Disciples walking with Jesus the Gospel was still unpublished as they were part of this Divine History being made with Jesus in their midst.  But even today we have Jesus in our Midst.

  1. Ephesians 3:20

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

  1. Titus 3:6

Whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

  1. Hebrews 6:17

Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath,

  1. 2 Peter 1:11

For so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Good News: Walking on Water is impossible for us unless we have some super-natural power that man does not possess.  But when Jesus says… “Come unto me” you can always go to him.

Matthew 14:29

So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.

The Faith that He endowed to us, but we hope that all who are coming to Christ knows that Faith cannot save you, it is His ‘Grace’ that saves you when you have ‘Faith’ in Him.

Thousands are able to use their Faith to go to Him daily… Not just our daily walk, but their final’ walk, because our Lord said with Faith we can say to the mulberry tree be uprooted and be transplanted yonder.  This was Jesus’ metaphor of telling us that on that final seconds of life to transition to Him. This is real ‘Faith’ in Action, just like when Stephen was being killed he was looking up and he saw the Lord welcoming him home.

Let us come to Christ today, Pray this Prayer… Dear Lord, 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 Holy Name Lord Jesus, I pray… Amen.

Prayer: Father in Heaven in Jesus we come, Lord we thank You for this privilege of serving You and to bring Your Good News of Your Salvation to the world for Your Glory.  Lord thank You for our Visitors and Lord bless each and every one and let Your Favors flow to all as 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=JYZgjbE_g7w&list=RD1tMNZ293UBs

Spanish:             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWHeAOpZng&list=PL7F0F069AA59EEA6C

Chinese:             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F43Ia1RaOE


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Devotionals Thursday: April 12, 2018

We know…  It’s not perfect, so it goes off at times… my Wi-Fi is not, it’s manmade. Only Jesus is 100% uptime.

According to my internet provider I have the ultra-high speed, but streaming videos still have some delays.

In prayer this morning there was no need for a Modem/Router or the Internet…  In faith our prayers (conversations) with the Lord is flawless, never a delay, and clarity depends on you as you converse with the Lord, pause and listen, let your heart receive His response, gathering your thoughts before going to the Lord. Make our prayers be of Salutation, Thankfulness, letting the Lord knows that you seek Him, His Grace and ask for forgiveness, letting Him know that you also forgive all who crossed your pathway. Ask Him to grant you His peace and allow you to be humble yet bold in bringing His Good News to others.

While the Word of God said; He knows our needs before we even ask…

Matthew 6:8

Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. In Context | Full Chapter |

A close up of a rock Description generated with very high confidenceDevotional:

Coming to the Lord… Lord as we see the wonders of this world that are breathtaking and in awe we see the majesty of the two-thousand-year-old Giant Redwood, the Balanced Rock and the power of falls like Niagara Falls and others, yet eyes have not seen nor, can we image the beauty of Your Kingdom.

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

EVENING:

His Faithfulness:

God placed us here to enjoy the worship of him and the intimacy of his love for us
This is the big joy that he gave us so forget the short-term pitfall disguised as ‘Fun’: God named his creation i.e. Light, the expanse Sky, and he separated the darkness from light and the water from dry land.

  • God named it all,
  • The defining focus of God is Love not power
  • God brings order
  • God commanded; us to be fruitful and multiply
  • God blesses His living
  • God gave us lordship over all living things and dominion over earth

We are part of his master plan John 1: 12

John 1:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

Conclusion:

Principle God knows us by a name even before we were born, but this common name was changed to “Redeemed’ and because of His Redemption by His Blood of Atonement, we are now Joint Heirs to His Kingdom. What a Privilege! As the Scriptures said… He loves us so much that He gave Himself for our sins, and by His Blood of Atonement we are Redeemed.

Romans 8: 1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Deliverance from Bondage

8 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Prayer:

Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus in awe we come knowing that all things were created by You as The Father Spoke and You acted in His Holy Spirit. Lord today we come to You seeking Your Divine Blessings and Your guidance, as Your Unconditional love abounds in what you have created for mankind, Lord today let us be good-stewards of Your mission and bless our Visitors coming to this Website. We give You our Praises and Thanksgiving Lord Jesus. We pray in Your Precious Name Lord Jesus, to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  

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

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

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

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Devotionals for Wednesday: April 11, 2018

Experience this… The Joy of Sharing… Winning is not everything as society dictates, equality with peace is better.

Can there be ever ‘true-equality’?  Yes, there will be a time when we all will be, fully sanctified, and in tabernacle with Christ. Refer to Verse 22 below…

 Revelation 21:

 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

So, today share the Victory in Christ, because those in Christ will be spared the great tribulation.  Read Revelation 20: 11

Revelation 20:11

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. In Context | Full Chapter |

12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.

Yet, the Lord is Merciful, and by His Grace He made this possible…

Romans 8:1

Life Through the Spirit] Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

In Context | Full Chapter |

Right now! There’s time…

Yes, there’s time to come to Christ, and be counted among the Living.  And, His Grace is extended to each of us…

Romans 5:16

Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. In Context | Full Chapter |

Veer away from the glitter of this world; know that the power of darkness is real, but the Light of the Lord overpowers it and Jesus who is the Light of our lives is ready to lead you to victory and be saved from the wrath of God.  Know that  the evil one who is lying to all, as stated in 2 Peter 2:3 is hard at work.

‘In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping’. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Good News… We have Peace in Jesus our Lord and Savior found through His Grace:

Hebrews 4:15-16 New International Version (NIV)

15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Come to Christ and be in Victory lane…

1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer:

Lord Jesus today we are grateful for Your Divine Redemption, Lord Your covenant of Grace leads to Victory as we share the Joy of Your Love. Lord bless our Visitors as we thank You for Your Providence, in Your Holy Name we pray, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0v35yVIL5Q&spfreload=10

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSBMyQ5ppk

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zxFKUfuDfs

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Devotionals Tuesday: April 10, 2018

Do this…  Enjoy the moments with families and friends, make it last by sharing God’s Grace…

Spread the Joy of the Lord, even to those who are not receptive, keep spreading the ‘Seeds’ of Joy…

Walk the Walk is a common slogan… (Excerpt from Phrases-UK.)

'Walk the walk' is a combination with 'talk the talk', for example, "if you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk", or "walk it like you talk r". This is a 20th century American alternative to various old sayings which epitomise the notion that 'talk is cheap', for example 'actions speak louder than words' and 'practice what you preach'. The context for the use of any of these expressions is in response to what is seen as empty boasting. People who are accused of such are said (in the USA) to 'talk a good game' or (in the UK) to be 'all mouth and no trousers'.

Enjoy the moment by constant communication with the Lord…

The Power of Prayer… Prayer is the source of Power given to us by our Lord to seek HIM.
Thoughts for today… Do not throwaway today by fretting about tomorrow, The Bible said Fret not.

Text:  Matthew 6: 7-8 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.

Commentary:

Prayer is a Divine interaction with our Lord, He gave us this privilege of coming to Him, and He also revealed many secrets to us:

  1. Faith:                  This is the Power of coming into His Presence; Faith is the key step in coming to Him,
  2. Belief:                 He said when we pray we must have Faith and Believe we already received His Favor
  3. Supremacy:      He is Supreme and Sovereign, and we must place Him First over all…
  4. Redemption:    Acknowledge His Redemption and His Grace that saved us
  5. Holy Spirit:       Seek His Holy Spirit and He is Omnipresence and Omni potent.
  6. Thanksgiving:  Give Thanks and acknowledge in Faith that whatever we Ask or Think He said He will do

Are you facing a Giant today, Our Lord can make a way for you to over come it and be victorious... Praise our Lord Jesus for He is Faithful.

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.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV 

Principle:  Humbleness and Meekness shall triumph over pride and the boastful ones will be debased.  Pride Debases those that boast and put their trust in money and earthly things…. Correct Living is rooted in Christ    Pride displaces God from the heart in favor of Self .

So, today let us humbly reach out to others and share the Good News.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Jesus, Messiah… Today we affirm Your faithfulness and thank You for Your Unspeakable Gift.  Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we seek Your Divine providence on us all. Thank You Lord for Your Divine Redemption as we pray in Your Holy Name. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYBLCV1nqHE&list=PL58E401B9B0E21012

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E3aJB4f2rg&list=RD8E3aJB4f2rg#t=3

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5dRTBvTNZY&list=RDx5dRTBvTNZY#t=4


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Devotionals for Monday:  April 9, 2018

Jesus did not come to make earth a place of Splendor, He came to lead us to His Kingdom…

John 6:51

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” In Context | Full Chapter | 

John 6:58

This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” In Context | Full Chapter | 

 Matthew 4:4

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ In Context | Full Chapter |

Jesus came down from Heaven… leaving His place of Splendor to be on earth.  Let us focus of the following facts…

Jesus said the following…

  • ”I Am not of this world”
  • “I am going to the Father”
  • “I go to prepare a place for you”
  • “ I will come back and take you to be with me”
  • “I will send a Comforter” (The Holy Spirit)
  • “See the Son of Man coming in the Clouds of Heaven”

Imagine, Jesus came to endure the death of crucifixion, leaving His Throne for the sole purpose of granting us God’s Pardon.

Again, we are remining ourselves that Jesus said…

Romans 3:23

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, In Context | Full Chapter |

If you do not agree, why? Let us remind ourselves that we are all offspring’s of Adam, Adam died and all except the family of Noah survived the flood, so you and us being from the lineage of Noah, who came from the linage of Adam are subject to what we inherited from Adam and Eve, our fore parents.

Because, God did say…

 Genesis 3:17

To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. In Context | Full Chapter |

So, by Jesus’ Redemption we are saved by His Grace…

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 4:16

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.

In Context | Full Chapter |

So, Through Jesus we have Salvation…

Ephesians 2:8

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

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so. In Context | Full Chapter 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come… Lord Jesus today we Praise You for Your Graciousness and Your Divine Redemption. Lord thank You for remembering us all, as we ask Your blessings on our Visitors and grant us all Your Providence and Your Armor to shield us from the things of this world as we look forward to that day of bring with You Lord. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore. Amen.

Praise:  Lord I lift You up on High –Credit MercyMe

English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6I6orjM3NI

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZlYUP0UW2I&list=RDZZlYUP0UW2I#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuK3oi7-YoM&list=RDQ-wNMU4v2oc&index=0

Think on this today:

If we will be around for the judgment, then what is said, "It is appointed unto man to die once, and after that there is the judgment" then this statement is saying our death is really not final and we will be around for the Judgment... So we be best prepared for this, and Jesus made a way for us... Romans 8: 1 said that in Christ there is no Condemnation.  So, come to Him and be among His chosen.


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Devotionals for Sunday: April 8, 2018

It’s real… Imaging no care in the world, nothing to worry about? How could this be? Yes, there’s a way.

Do you believe the Flood and Noah and the ARK?

Luke 17:27

They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Thoughts for today…  There’s no ‘secret-sins’ beware all things hidden will be revealed… So, we must apply caution, and let the Grace of our Lord lead us by his Holy Spirit. “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23

Narrow is the way to His Kingdom, but broad is the way to destruction.  Destruction here is defined as condemnation… Matthew 7:13

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at.

As Solomon said, all is vanity… Let’s say you just got your new car and at the supermarket lot, you find the first big ‘ding’ how do we react? With some remorse of not finding that ‘safe-zone’ to park your new car.  When it comes to cars, we are protective, and when it comes to guarding our actions we are less apprehensive and pretty much go with the flow. The latter is where we are to place our emphasis, as our walk with our Lord is more important that a box with four wheels. Our walk with our Lord is forever as we stay the course with decorum knowing our Lord is near with us as we journey through the shadow of death and we fear nothing as He is present.

Psalm 23 (AMP)

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.

He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.

Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.

Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.

Friends… today we have His Assurance of what is stated above, in Faith we can say that our Redeemer Lives!

Principle:  Are we ready to meet the most important person face to face?  He is Ready to greet you!

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Jesus our Lord and Savior, The Sovereign Eternal God will return. This is not our opinion it is His Word…

Text: Matthew 24:37

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Our Lord once said, we are no longer servants, but we are His friends, why? Because He has told us everything that we need to receive His Kingdom…

John 15:15

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Luke 12:4

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Conclusion:

The invitation of our Lord is not like what we call an engraved gold printed piece of paper, the Invitation is Sanctified by the Blood of Jesus. When we accept His Gift we are inducted into an exclusive chosen community with Jesus as the Head of our lives that is now blessed by His Word… For I came that you may have life and have it more abundantly’  This defines as…our lives here and in the world to come!

Matthew 25:23

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, in Jesus we come, Lord as we acknowledge that ‘naked we came and naked we shall go’ and nothing that we possess will be taken but the greatest of all treasures will be taken into Your kingdom… Your Grace and Redemption Sealed by Your Atoning Blood. Lord we thank You for coming and thank You for redeeming us as it is through Your Grace that we are saved and not of anything we do. Lord bless us all as we thank You for this privilege of bringing Your Good news to many. Lord thank You for our Visitors and bless each one and grant us all Your Favors as we shall one day Lord see You as You are. 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=HcnfT4arZtI&list=RDnZq9xTfHvgo&index=2

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7ssKvWWQPM  


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Devotionals for Saturday: April 7, 2018

Let us tell you about the remaining part of this world’s journey… the best is yet to come.

No, we are not the expert to tell you about the remaining part of what the world faces. But, Jesus provided, so the Best is yet to come…

First…                  Today is where you are, yesterday is gone and tomorrow will be there for us, because Jesus said so.

Secondly…         We can’t do anything to change the event of what will take place tomorrow, maybe how we will face it., but not the coming storm, or the pleasant Spring morning.

All the above are not just insured, but they are ‘Assured’ by the Lord as an endowment to each of us.

for we know… “Jesus is the Great High Priest and HE is the Source of our SECURITY!”

Our Lord’s Grace and His Kindness and Graciousness are His gifts to those that serve and place Him first.

Live by the principle of… Spiritual maturity is developed by holding unto a FAITH that is FIRMLY ANCHORED IN CHRIST; and knowing that we are never on our own because Jesus is our High Priest.

Hebrews 4: 12 (NIV)

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Jesus is our Intercessor and our Mediator as our High Priest, that Intercedes to the Father, as HE Said...” No one comes to the Father unless Through HIM”

Psalms 95 Verse 7 (NIV).  For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

   Today, if only you would hear his voice, 8. Do not harden your hearts 

His encouragement to persevere and Stay focused in FAITH

We become Mature in The Faith as we live out the Truth, and Learn about God…

MATURE FAITH = ACTION FOR CHRIST

Keynote: 

Jesus is the Foundation Who Secures the ANCHOR of OUR FAITH…

The GOSPEL IS THE WHOLE THING, And the Goodness of HIS Resurrection.

Keynote: Keep Focused on HIM!

Jesus is on the Throne, and He is our Anchor, and we can come to Him as HE said…

Pay Careful attention to the Gospel, so we will be fully Anchored in Jesus Christ…as HE Never Lies, HE is Supreme, HE is Sovereign, and HE is our Eternal God…

Our Father holds the purse-strings, and what we lose for his sake he can repay a thousand-fold.

It is ours to obey his will, and we may rest assured that he will provide for us. The Lord will be no man's debtor.

Looking at His Words in Matthew 6: 28-34 (NIV) preface…These are the words of Jesus as told by Him from His sermon at a gathering which was in effect our Lord’s Inauguration speech as King Jesus, widely known as the Beatitudes and as ‘The Sermon on the Mount’The theme of this message is: ‘To have Faith and not to Worry’

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.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jWOfi5wA9Y&t=31s


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Devotionals for Friday:  April 6th, 2018

The Cross offends many, to us it is the ‘Crossroads’ to a place of Splendor paved with Gold…

 Crucifixion was considered one of the most brutal and shameful modes of death. Yet Jesus was crucified on a cross.

Isaiah, the prince of prophets wrote about the Lamb of God…

Isaiah 53:7

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

This was written around 1,318 years ago and 1,285 years before Christ came as a man born of a Virgin…

Sometimes one should stop to think of the grand-design of the universe, and the wonders of the billions of galaxies, all known by individual names. And to think that 1,285 years before the event of Jesus’ birth Isaiah wrote about the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Isaiah 53:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. 
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While the Cross is the symbol of Christianity, it is to Christian the “Crossroads” to the Lord’s Kingdom.

There’s only ‘One-Way’ to God’s Kingdom… and we cannot get there on our own.


Ephesians 2:5

(God) made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

In Context | Full Chapter | 

Ephesians 2:8

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

In Context | Full Chapter |

Our readers will ask why do we focus so much on the ‘Future’… because, if this world was all we had to look forward to; what is the end result?  Spending our prime years, living to build a ‘Nest-egg’ growing old and then what?

No matter who you are, you may have the newest cars, living in the biggest mansion, a beach house, a new Gulfstream jet and an income of a billion dollars incoming, let’s see how long this will last…

Philanthropy is a way of gaining a good feel in life, it gives the satisfaction that we are contributing to humanity, but even this will not save you. It is not by good works that we can secure a future in the ‘Renewed-Eden’.

Therefore, our emphasis on the future is more than life itself, it is an abundant life endowed by Jesus our Redeemer.

We wrote about the rich man that stated in his will that all his money was to be buried with him, his attorney showed up at the funeral and said to the accountant…how much will be placed in the hole? The accounts said a million dollars, the lawyer wrote a check for a million and said, take this and let me have the cash.

What a wonderful future there is,  knowing that the Best is yet to come…

Prayer:  Heavenly Father thank You for preparing a place that was made possible by Jesus our Redeemer who Paid It All on the Cross.  Lord Jesus today as we share the Good News of Your Salvation, we are delighted to know that it is by Your Grace that we are saved… Lord be with our Visitors and bless each one as we go in Faith trusting and obeying Your Precepts.  To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

Praise:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L3riv28cLY

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

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

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 Thursday: April 5th, 2018

Be a…  A Conqueror… One who conquers; one who gains a victory; Victory in Christ…

Many ‘Conquerors’ were part of world’s history.

To name a few, they were:

  • Genghis Khan
  • Alexander the Great
  • Cyrus the Great (Cyrus rescued the Jews from Babylon)

But all of the above were just mere men, their greatness were just for a time, and their time expired…

Jesus never professed to be ‘Jesus-The Great’, Yet, Jesus did declare that He was there at the beginning of creation with the Father.

John 8:58

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

Amazing that we are declared ‘More than Conquerors’

Romans 8:31

More Than Conquerors] What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

In Context | Full Chapter 

Victory is not just in sight, it is already accomplished.  Because the Word of God said…

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. In Context | Full Chapter | 

John 1: Jesus is God Incarnate….

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 it.

Principle: Yes, we can trust Him to deliver what He said, and in all instances, He said, be faithful, be a loving being, be forgiving, be humble and be His ambassador.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

John 15:14

New International Version (NIV)

14 You are my friends if you do what I command.

Conclusion:

Boldness with Humbleness, these are the characteristics of being His Ambassador.  We can Boldly come to our Lord, and we can Boldly claim Victory in Him.

 

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Invite Jesus to be with you today, walk with Him and His Holy Spirit will be with You.

Many prayers end with an abrupt ending… ‘In Jesus name we pray’; this is mention as if Jesus was not in the midst of the prayer to the Father.

Coming into the presence of the Father without Jesus is like breaking protocol… why? Jesus said no one come to the Father unless through Him.

  • There are no One on One Prayers to the Father… why? Because Jesus said; “No one comes to the Father unless through me”
  • Just like when Stephen was being stoned by the crowd, he looked up and prayed… Jesus receive my Spirit, then he saw Jesus standing at the right-hand of the Father.
  • In a meeting with your best friend Bob or Jane and John who arranged the meeting do you end the meeting by saying goodbye Bob or Jane and in John name I thank him, wouldn’t you be saying goodbye Bob or Jane and to you John I thank you for arranging the meeting. Instead of Bye Bob and in John name I thank him?

So, when we end our prayers to the Father and abruptly say…” In Jesus name we pray” are we making an inference to Jesus beings absent? This is out of protocol as Jesus was present and you had to be speaking to Him as well as the Father, therefore we must say… To You Lord Jesus we pray in Your Holy Name. not the sudden abrupt ending…’In Jesus Name we pray’

2 Corinthians 3:17

New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus we thank You for calling us and remembering us as we are wayward and are in need of Your Divine guidance. Lord only You are Holy, and we are still in the wilderness and Your daily provision we have taken for granted Lord. We come today, and we seek to be in truth and not be superficial without Your Holy Spirit in our lives. Lord bless us and let us stand up and claim Victory in You Lord, as only in You Lord we can say Glory-Hallelujah and in our Prayer of Thanksgiving to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

 

We ask Your divine blessing on our Visitors and say in Your Name: May our God of Grace who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus bless and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, and give you peace now and forever, in Jesus Name…. Amen.

To remember:  Give Jesus our First-Fruit, not the left over….

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbe7OruLk8I&list=RDJbe7OruLk8I#t=2

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wc9xUOO0HU&list=PLpbtvq0Qm28hE_semoxj5KgxSBi3KlwCJ


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Devotionals for Wednesday: April 4th, 2018

Space… ‘The final Frontier’. Frontier is defined as: The extreme limit beyond which lies wilderness.

Really/ is it wilderness out there? It is time humans to come to reality that our finite mind cannot comprehend the infinite depth of God’s creation.  We speak with such ‘Authority’ yet we our satellites are in orbit just 22,000 miles above earth. The Bible describes God’s Kingdom in Revelation 21 and what we read described by John as told to him by Jesus,  is like us telling a toddler how the atoms produce energy.

So, as we go in faith, our attitude should be like the toddler ‘Trusting’ in the Lord, as the story goes, man said to God I can improve on the specie making it grow faster, more resistant to pest and a bigger harvest, this is the GMO output, But God said, do not use any of what I created, get your own dirt, water, air and seeds.  Really? We then realized that we don’t have any of these on our own, it all came from Him.

Back to reality… we were created by God, born to reproduce and born to worship a living God.

His Faithfulness:

Romans 8: 28-35

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?

Action / Coming to our Lord:

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) 

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his life ?

Keep our Lord beyond your Sunday's church inspiration and give our Lord a part of each weekdays and He will be your beacon for the week.

His Promise:

The key factor is to live by his precepts of Matthew 6:33

live reverently and not ritually to please our lord

Because we are created in His likeness, so we will never Die

Place value on the treasures in heaven

To place Him first

My job is to present Christ and lift Him up before all

What matters to God

We serve others in our vocation that our Lord gave us

Our life's experience are lessons to be used to lead Others to Christ.

His Faithfulness:

God gave us his assignments, but we were given specific work so that we would come to him for His grace and Blessings

He could have given us fruit without having to plant it so why did He needs us to plough, plant and cultivate, He gave us these functions so that we would seek his guidance

Our work regardless of what we do, does it help others?

Personally I am privileged to be a vessel for my Lord, and we all must seek to be an ambassador for HIM. I need my Lord's blessings to be focused to be His vessel for His Glory.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Jeremiah 29:11-13: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’”

Principle:            Our Lord is always on Time and never behind, He Leads, and we follow.

Prayer: Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer, Lord Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God, let each day be a day of Grace, and let Your Blessings flow to our Visitors and us. Lord we place You on High, and we stand at the empty Cross knowing that You ascended to the Throne of Righteousness, and we are privileged to come as You intercedes for us. Lord, we pray for our Nation and we ask that Your will be done and bring us to You so that You may heal our land, we pray for rain to the farms that our nation will still have a salvageable crop. Lord we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

 

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fs760h4yI4

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2x_DII3W0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTNSgnIzYM8

 


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Devotionals for Tuesday: April 3, 2018

Instead of 30 days of Mourning, we have a lifetime of JOY… because our Redeemer lives.

When a community experienced something tragic, they declare a week of mourning.  The death of Christ; instead of mourning God declared a lifetime of JOY…

So today one may ask…Where is Jesus?  He is…right where He said He would be, in our hearts. The Holy Spirit descended as Jesus said, He would send us a comforter… John 14:16 [Full Chapter]

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—

Everyone needs a comforter, even the billionaires as their money may be a form of comfort, but like the king or the queen, worry is the one that wears the crown.  As said…Ecclesiastes 3:1

A Time for Everything] There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

In Context | Full Chapter |

Life is a Sojourn as we are mere travelers through earth’s journey.  Choose the right pathway so that you will come out at the other end in the right place.

What is the right place?  What’s amazing the well-known atheist that died a week ago was given a church funeral.

Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who denied the grand design of God, you wonder why was his funeral held in a church?

Hawking based his life on theory, mere ideas, framing his atheistic viewpoints denying the Supreme God that he will meet at the end of the journey. 

Hopefully he did find Christ so that he will not be hearing… Matthew 25:41

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. In Context | Full Chapter |

We too need the Comforter, and above all we must acknowledge the Lord, as he said… 1 John 2:22

Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

1 John 4:1

On Denying the Incarnation] Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Let us say… I am not ashamed of the Gospel:

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. In Context | Full Chapter |

Mark 8:38

If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”In Context | Full Chapter 

Rest assured that all things are possible for those who loves the Lord…

All the intellect gained in this life will be meaningless. Jesus said we are to come to Him like a Child, and these two fundamental facts taught are the most truthful and direct, most of us learned these in Sunday school.

  1. Jesus loves me this I know because the Bible tells me so….
  2. For God so loved the World, that he gave His only begotten Son…

Come to Christ in simple faith… Trust Him and give Him Preeminence in your life, He will fulfill your desires.

Psalm 37:4

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus as You said, You will send us a Comforter, and Lord in You we are comforted by your Saving Grace. Lord thank You for Your Divine Redemption as we praise You and give You first-place in our lives, Thank You for our Visitors and grant us all Your Providence, To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore.. Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUvpBphq5og

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j38o4rllvo

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVJguY-A4LU


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Devotionals for Monday April 2, 2018            

On the day in History Passover 0033 Our Lord was on the Cross at Calvary…

Jesus is the Passover-Lamb… Note that on the day of the Passover feast known as the ‘Last-Supper’ there was no Lamb dish, because Jesus was the Lamb of God.

The original ‘Passover’ as provided by God, He protected the Israelites by the blood of the lamb…

Passover…

Exodus 12:12

“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. In Context | Full Chapter |

Exodus 12:13

The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. In Context | Full Chapter |

The next coming and final Passover…

2 Peter 3:10

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. In Context | Full Chapter 

Jesus Paid-It-All...

 

Jesus’ dying on the cross is the parallel of the Sacrificial Lamb at the Passover that saved the first born of His people.  The Blood of Jesus that was shed at Calvary is His ‘SEAL’ that we receive when we receive Him as our Redeemer.  Jesus our Redeemer was no mere man, He is God incarnate, and He is Lord of all…

Jesus our Redeemer our Sovereign Eternal God in One of His Holy Trinity loves us so much that He did this for us.  As we said regardless of whom you are, every knee shall bow to Him, He did not come to enslave us, He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Ephesians 2:13

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Conclusion:

Pray... Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I believe and accept that You died for my sins, and by Your Blood that was shed at Calvary, I am Saved by Your Grace. Lord Jesus let Your Holy Spirit come into my heart and change me and by Your Divine Resurrection You are The Sovereign God, I receive You Lord Jesus as my Savior and Lord, I accept Your Priceless Gift of Salvation and trusting You Lord Jesus, and know that it is only by Your Grace that I am saved, I pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus as my Redeemer... Amen.

We thank you for coming to our Lord and Savior, who is our Redeemer.

We wish to thank you for accepting Jesus. Jesus our Sovereign God will guide you. And we would like to invite you to consider enrolling in a Bible Study Group, go to the LINK Page and select www.bsfinternational.org and find a BSF group and enroll to be a member. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord we thank You for this Privilege of bringing Your Good News and Lord bless our Visitors and be with us as we go in Faith. Lord let Your providence be upon us all as we give You thanks and in You we have Victory, 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=SUvpBphq5og

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5LroBOHkT0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4re731wk9J4&t=661s



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Devotionals for Sunday: April 1, 2018

Resurrection Morning… Jesus Rose-Triumphantly, and It will also be for all His followers.                                                     

Resurrection Morning is a day like no other day in the History of mankind.  We need to stop and think on this as no one has ever returned from the dead, except Jesus.  Jesus said, “I am not of this world” His Kingdom is from another place John 19: Verse 38.  When we consider the Miracle of Jesus’ Resurrection we need to measure what He also said, “In Him we shall also have Life and Life abundantly… and By His Blood we are cleansed and by His Grace we are Saved. 

Morning: Praise God that Jesus our Redeemer lives, and Jesus our Incarnate God will be there to greet us, just as He did in welcoming Stephen into His Kingdom. For those that know our Lord and accepted Jesus as our Redeemer; just as when Stephen was stoned to death and transitioned into the presence of Jesus so are those in Christ.

Woodlawn Cemetery # 1, 2, 3, Etc. are also with many empty graves for those in Christ, as the Scriptures said, to be absent from the body and be Present with our Lord…. Praise our Lord Jesus for He is Worthy, He is Supreme, and He is Eternal, and He Loves you…

Matthew 28:6, Mark 16:6.  Luke 24: 5, John 20: 1 All these Scriptures testify to the Risen Savior

Commentary: READ ABOUT HIS RESURRECTION: This is an event that has never been repeated, and as we read that Jesus who is “The Great I AM” that rose Triumphantly, and because He is Risen, we shall also Live as we are made in His Likeness.

OK, now that He is Risen… What or why do I have to be aware of this?

1. Because He Died in our place by His Blood as a Sacrifice for us.

2. If we come to Him and repent of our Sin, He is Faithful and Just to forgive us our Sin, then you may say, so what? I know I am a Sinner and I need to have Forgiveness, but how will this stop me from committing any more sin as so many things are around to attract me and lure me into future Sin. Yes, this is true, but we need to know if we genuinely repented of our sin and come to Christ and in Faith Accepts Him as our Lord and Savior, He will Redeem us, and His Redemption is forever.

We need to be aware that even when we are saved by Jesus we are still a sinner as it is only by His Divine Grace that is now SEALED by HIS BLOOD, this seal can never be removed, but we must live in Faith and not be ignorant to continue in our sinful way… but we are human and are not able to save ourselves, so He provided a way for us to overcome the temptation; 

Many of us will say I did not need this, why? Many may not feel that they are sinners, because one may say, “I live a good life, I do not steal, I am faithful, and I even attend church or Temple of even a Mosque. And I saw no reason why Jesus had to die for me.  You may recall that God created Adam and Eve, and when they went against God’s command, this was the first sin against God, and all of us are descendants from Adam, no; we did not evolve from a primate, God created Man and Woman, and this is where it all began.   

Read about the event that took place when Jesus said, “It Is Finished” This is important to us in modern times…

  1. The Curtain (The Veil) of the Temple was Torn…
  2. The Sun went dark for Three (3) Hours, this was Noon until 3 PM; this event never repeated itself as this would be sheer panic in places like Manhattan, NY or Paris or any major cities. 
  3. The Temple Veil was torn as Jesus became the High-Priest and the Veil of the Temple that separated the Inner Tabernacle where the Priest performed his Blood Sacrifice was replaced by Jesus who Ascended to the Throne of Righteousness where He (Jesus) intercedes on our behalf to God our Father, remember, No one comes to the Father unless through Jesus His Son, who is God in One of His Holy Trinity.

Luke 24: 13-35 On the Road to Emmaus

13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.

17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

19 “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So, he went in to stay with them.

30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

Evening: Our Lord Jesus was placed among the sinners, condemned to death with sinners.  This was no accident, this was God’s provision that Jesus His Son would come to earth and be the Sacrificial Lamb for our sins.  Why did Jesus had to die, we spoke about the Lamb and the blood on the door posts during the Passover of the angel of death in Egypt.  These events in the Bible are not stories to be told as historical events, they are all part of God’s plan for our lives, in fact our Living ‘Being’ our SOUL that lives on.

Therefore, Jesus’ dying on the cross is the parallel of the Sacrificial Lamb at the Passover that saved the first born of His people.  The Blood of Jesus that was shed at Calvary is His ‘SEAL’ that we receive when we receive Him as our Redeemer.  Jesus our Redeemer was no mere man, He is God incarnate, and He is Lord of all…

Jesus our Redeemer our Sovereign Eternal God in One of His Holy Trinity loves us so much that He did this for us.  As we said regardless of whom you are, every knee shall bow to Him, He did not come to enslave us, He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.

In Him we have Victory, as we celebrate Resurrection Day…  Praise Him, come to Him and know our Jesus for He is Mighty to save, and he loves you and is waiting to place His Grace on you. Accept His Priceless Gift, this will never be repeated as he died Once, and it is appointed unto man… Once to Die but thereafter we must face His judgment, so if we will be around after we die to face the judgment, then we never die.  So, accept Him and having His Assurance of Life-Everlasting as He Lives and so will us in Christ. 

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

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2x_DII3W0&list=PLteB-AORN8o3UDMKCx2EJ4I6hyDgKDlWk

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4re731wk9J4&t=650s