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Devotionals for Wednesday: February 28, 2018

Be aware…  We are given God’s providence to help others… so, make the right choice, be a good steward.

Definition of Providence: the protective care of God as a spiritual power.

"they found their trust in divine providence to be a source of comfort"

synonyms:

 God's will, divine intervention, predestination, predetermination


Principle… We can Trust Him… Our Lord Jesus is Faithful, and He Loves us!

Text:  Isaiah 58: 11 NKJV
The Lord will you continually and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose water do not fail 

Obedience: For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3 NKV

Commentary:

The Providence of our Faith in Jesus…

Matthew 6: 25-34 NIV

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

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 

His Faithfulness:

The Good News for today is:

  “The battle is not yours, but God’s. … stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed.   2 Chronicles 20:15, 17.” 

“Do not be terrified. … The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you” (Deuteronomy 1:29-31). 

“All this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s” (1 Samuel 17:47). 

“If God is for us, who can be against us? … In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:31, 37). 

Action/Coming to our Lord:

 “Ask, Seek & Knock… >>>>>

Philippians 4:4-6 
(21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

 4Rejoice in the Lord always; and again, I say, "Rejoice!"  

5Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.   

When we have received the Favor of our Lord as He is Faithful and will grant us our request when we ask in faith, we are to pray with Thanksgiving and to use His provisions for the purpose and not turn away when we have been delivered, you are to continue to seek Him and give Him the Glory.

When you have had great deliverances out of troubles and turmoil, remember to say…, "I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." And supplied all I have needed because our Lord is Faithful… Praise Our Lord Jesus who sits on the Throne of Righteousness.  www.goodnewsforever.org

Conclusion:

Just think if Eve had consulted the Lord before listening to the lies, what a difference this world would have been, The Garden of Eden would still be there.

Take heart, He is preparing a new Restored Eden and He said we who know Him will be where He is/.

THE GOOD NEWS... 

HE Rose triumphantly, and because HE conquered death... Romans 8:  37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer:

Father in Jesus we come. Lord today we acknowledge that You are our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Father in His Holy Trinity. Lord we thank You for Your Grace, and as Paul said…that Your Grace is sufficient, and it is all we need Lord. We thank You Lord Jesus, as we ask Your Blessing on us all and to our Visitors, grant to all that are seeking refuge in You as You said come unto to you. Lord grant us all Your Favors as we ask, Seek and Give Thanks in Faith, knowing that all things are possible through You for those that loves You 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=3GKhDCsLrUg&list=RD3GKhDCsLrUg&t=11

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRovAblZvfk&list=RDTRovAblZvfk&t=54

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

 



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Devotionals for Tuesday; February 27th, 2018

Yes, we are…     We are our brother’s keeper… sticking close to your brother is real brotherly love.

I have several friends with brothers that are having health issues…. This is what I learned that while my friends are in close contact and render almost daily assistance, the other brothers, sisters and family members stay away.

But the difference between my friends and the other siblings are, my friends are men of faith with a strong conviction that are grounded on ‘Love’…. And ‘Oneness in Christ’.

I called my friend who is also a business associates and asked, how is your day going, and his response was…” I have been out to my brother’s home, as he fell, and I had to take him to the hospital, and I will be going back there to check on him later”. 

Joseph did not have the ‘brotherly-love’ in fact they sold him as a slave, and Joseph ended up in the house of Pharaoh, and when his brothers came to Egypt to purchase grain, they found out that their brother Joseph was the governor of Egypt….

Genesis 42:6 Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people. So, when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. In Context | Full Chapter 

Back in their boyhood days, Joseph’s brothers detested him and mistreated him, but Joseph was sent a head to save them during the great famine in Israel.  As joseph said to them…

Genesis 45:4-8 (The Message) “Come closer to me,” Joseph said to his brothers. They came closer. “I am Joseph your brother whom you sold into Egypt. But don’t feel badly, don’t blame yourselves for selling me. God was behind it. God sent me here ahead of you to save lives. There has been a famine in the land now for two years; the famine will continue for five more years—neither plowing nor harvesting. God sent me on ahead to pave the way and make sure there was a remnant in the land, to save your lives in an amazing act of deliverance. So, you see, it wasn’t you who sent me here but God. He set me in place as a father to Pharaoh, put me in charge of his personal affairs, and made me ruler of all Egypt.

So, today… take a look at where you are, think of how you may have been placed in your position to be able to be your brothers’ keeper.  In all phases of our lives, we are ‘Sent’ none of us know everything, you as an individual may know something that even your pastor at church is not aware of, and what you know could same many. So, if you have been sitting in the pews and seeing the pastor missing the high point to bring the message, offer to help, because oftentimes when we are in the forest, we cannot see the trees.

Romans 11:24-26 New International Version (NIV)

24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

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 all Israel will be saved. As it is written:

“The deliverer will come from Zion;
    he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.

So, the statement all Israel will be saved… this includes us as we are grafted into the family of Abraham.

Is Joseph’s life similar to our Lord?  Joseph’s Coat of many colors was taken from him, he suffered under the hands of men when he was innocent, but he was triumphant in the end.  Think of the similarities in Jesus’ life. So, we may say Joseph was a fore-runner to our Lord Jesus. The difference is that instead of a family with brothers that he saved, Jesus came to save the world, and His Salvation is not to the land of Goshen, but to an everlasting place of Splendor. Jesus did not have a dream, Jesus had a plan, and His plan as revealed in the Gospel which is the Good News of His Redemption through His Divine Resurrection which is what we proclaim here today.

Action/Coming to our Lord:   For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God… Romans 8:14 NKJV

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today as we go in Faith let your servants be equipped and Lord let us go that extra mile to reach as many for You my Lord, as You said to go to the ends of the Earth and to Proclaim You as our Lord and Redeemer, Lord Jesus we Praise You and thank You for our Visitors and this privilege. 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=aK18mnaDN2A

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

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






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Devotionals for Monday: February 26th, 2018

 

Know this….  Seeing is believing? Yes, and do not be deceived by phishing Emails, they look real; but not to be believed.

Unfailing…

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. In Context | Full Chapter |

Delight yourself in the Lord…

Psalm 35:9

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

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

In Context | Full Chapter |

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

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

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 

The Great Commission

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The Fragrance of the Lord…

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

 John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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

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

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

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord today we Praise You and thank You Lord for Your Graciousness. Lord thank You for the privilege of serving You and having Visitors to our sites bearing Your Good News for Your Glory. Lord we seek Your Divine guidance and we seek Your blessings on our Visitors and Lord let there be just one that will come to know You today as the angels will celebrate in heaven. Lord we pray for the needs of all as we know that in You we have Victory and all things work together for good as we love You Lord. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the power and the glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8FumKT62s

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4re731wk9J4&t=583s

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 Sunday February 25, 2018

 

Know this…     Jesus did many things that we cannot do, yet many still do not believe.

One may say that such a statement about Jesus’ accomplishments… John 21:25

Now, there are many other things that Jesus did. If they were all written down one by one, I suppose that the whole world could not hold the books that would be written.

What was quoted above is not a careless statement, as in reality, today, this is the fact on storage of information…

Hubble Space-Telescope reveals an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe or, but this number is likely to increase to about 200 billion as telescope technology in space improves.

For anyone that ever wondered about the world's data storage capacity, scientists have come up with a nice little number: 295 exabytes.

That's 295 billion gigabytes. Doesn't sound like a lot? For some perspective, a stack of CDs containing all the world's data would stretch all the way past the moon.

Here's another way to look at that total. "If we were to take all that information and store it in books, we could cover the entire area of the US or China in 3 layers of books," University of Southern California researcher Martin Hilbert told BBC's Science in Action.

Colossians 1:15

The Supremacy of the Son of God] The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

If one does not believe in Christ, what or whom do they believe in? Some people do not believe in God, because they feel that earth is older than 6,000 years old. So, what if earth is 4.5 Billion years old, or just 6,000 years old?  The vastness of the Universe goes beyond our comprehension.  One could say the Universe is billions of years old.  But the ‘Young’ Earth created by God in 6 Days, is within the 4.5 Billion years old Universe.

The fact is, the Universe was created by our Creator, it did not evolve into this digital age as we know it. Somehow mankind (Humankind to be PC) with our limited intelligence cannot think beyond the scope of what the Hubble Telescope has shown.

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:18

You should not fool yourself. If any of you think that you are wise by this world's standards, you should become a fool, in order to be really wise. 1 Corinthians 3:17-19 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 3 (Whole Chapter) 

Do you consider yourself too smart or too intellectual to believe in Jesus and His Salvation? The Bible said, only a Fool says in his heart that there isn’t a God.

Commentary: I hope not, because… Wise Men sought Jesus, and many are still seeking Him. Oneness in Christ because of One Lord, One Faith, One Messiah, Our Redeemer… There’s nothing here that we have worth taking with us.  How smart are you? 

Why did God lead His people for 40 years through the wilderness?  One of the lesson we all should learn from their journey is the Daily provision of the Lord, the Daily Manna; the lesson here is to start the day by seeking Him and leaning on Him, as He wanted the Israelite to learn to trust Him, and He is telling us the same today. Exodus 16: 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction. 5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.”

Notice that the Manna would melt when the sun came up and it became hot, but on the 6th day this did not happen, allowing the Manna to last until the day of Sabbath.  Why?  God is smarter than us, we are like little ants.

Our smartness is as good as the 5% of our brain-power being used, the remainder of our ‘True’ power comes from our Lord.  Because He has not given us a spirit of fear; 2 Timothy 1:7 Good News Translation (GNT) 7 For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control.

Jesus Himself spoke of being Born-Again, He told this to Nicodemus who was a Jewish leader…

  1. John 3:3 Jesus answered, “I am telling you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again.”
  1. John 3:4 “How can a grown man be born again?” Nicodemus asked. “He certainly cannot enter his mother's womb and be born a second time!”
  2. John 3:7  Do not be surprised because I tell you that you must all be born again.
  1. 1 Peter 1:23 For through the living and eternal word of God you have been born again as the children of a parent who is immortal, not mortal.

Principle: Fools will be in a class by themselves standing condemned, All who are Born-Again will be with our Lord forever.

  1. Psalm 92:6  This is something a fool cannot know; someone who is stupid cannot understand:

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Romans 10:13 Good News Translation (GNT)

13 As the scripture says, “Everyone who calls out to the Lord for help will be saved.”

So today, let us Praise our Lord Jesus our Creator, Redeemer by His Righteousness…

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus thank You for Your Saving Grace as we in Awe think of Your Sovereignty and Majestic Power.  Lord we come knowing that all things are created by You and we are privileged to serve You for Your Glory.  Lord bless our Visitors and grants us all You Divine Providence as we go in faith with You as the Author and Finisher of our Faith. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0CnR14YTZ4



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Devotionals for Saturday February 24, 2018

 

Quantum mechanics is still not here yet. But, Jesus did this almost 2,000. Years ago.

It will take nine months to get to Mars.  When Jesus Ascended to Heaven, we assume that His transition was in an instant flash. Just like when He transitioned from the crown to the other side of the lake….

John 6:25

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


FOCUS: What’s in your pocket is a personal question, so I will answer it… some cash, a few credit cards, driver’s license and some useless pieces of papers. What’s in the other pocket, a small New testament that I carry around, just like my dad who for as long as I have known him he carried this little New Testament with him. I inherited it and treasured it.

Today I am writing about family members, and the answer to what’s on your mind… my beloved kept a journal that she made sure I had this when she went home to be with The Lord. In this personal journal there are daily written prayers to the Lord Jesus for almost 30 years.

Prayers is a Divine approach to the Almighty, it is not mailed, FedEx, Faxed or Emailed, but our Brain-waves are comprised of   5 Types of Brain Waves Frequencies: Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta.

Human do not hear sounds above 13 kHz). Sounds with frequencies above the range of human hearing are called ultrasound. Sounds with frequencies below the range of human hearing are called infrasound.

  • Typical sounds produced by human speech have frequencies on the order of 100 to 1000 Hz.
  • The peak sensitivity of human hearing is around 4000 Hz.

For the first time, scientists have experimentally demonstrated that sound pulses can travel at velocities faster than the speed of light. This is achieving Quantum Mechanic is practice.

Recent article on quantum mechanics…. Physicists at the University of Geneva achieved the weird result by creating a pair of ‘entangled’ photons, separating them, then sending them down a fiber optic cable to the Swiss villages of Satigny and Jussy, some 18 kilometers apart.

The researchers found that when each photon reached its destination, it could instantly sense its twin’s behavior without any direct communication. The finding does not violate the laws of quantum mechanics, the theory that physicists use to describe the behavior of very small systems. Rather, it shows just how quantum mechanics can defy everyday expectation, says Nicolas Gisin, the researcher who led the study. “Our experiment just puts the finger where it hurts,” he says. The study is published in Nature1.

Spooky and unsettling

In the everyday world, objects can organize themselves in just a few ways. For example, two people can coordinate their actions by talking directly with each other, or they can both receive instructions from a third source.

“We think space and time are important because that's the kind of monkeys we are.”

In both these cases, the information is communicated at or below the speed of light, in keeping with Einstein’s axiom that nothing in the Universe can go faster. But quantum mechanics allows for a third way to coordinate information. When two particles are quantum mechanically ‘entangled’ with each other, measuring the properties of one will instantly tell you something about the other. In other words, quantum theory allows two particles to organize themselves at apparently faster-than-light speeds. (end of quote)

To our Lord there is nothing Spooky and unsettling… His divine Grace was displayed here on earth at Calvary… There is nothing spooky but all Divine… The Curtain separating the Inner Sanctum of the Temple was torn when Christ said…”It is Finished” the Sun went dark for three hours, a darkness that was without shadows.  He Rose from the Dead on the Third Day, He Ascended into heaven by Levitation. 

So, our Prayers and Brain waves are heard by our Lord even a billion all at once but individually for each of us.

Use this Divine Power that our Almighty God gave us, and not only did He give us this power He gave us an even higher power to ‘elevate’ us to Him through His Son Jesus whom He made the Sole Mediator between us and God.

Knowing Him – Fellowship in Oneness:

Let it be Your Will Lord… John 1:14

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

Prayer…Heavenly Father because no one has even seen You except Your Son, and Jesus my Lord we are privileged to be in Your Holy presence by Your Holy Spirit. It is with Awe that we can experience the Power of Your Glory and Your Holiness.  Lord we give You Preeminence in all things we do and in You Lord Jesus we Praise you and go with Your Peace that surpasses all our understanding. Lord bless our Visitors as we go in faith and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jWOfi5wA9Y&t=1717s





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Devotionals for Friday   February 23, 2018

 

Do this…      Everything in moderation with exceptions. Keep tab of the do’s and strike the don’ts

 

Over the centuries we have had ‘Great’ Leaders in all categories of life, Politics, Government, Education, Health & Science, Religion, Technology, Aviation and Marine, etc.

One of our better invention would be Air Conditioning as this story is being written from Florida in the summer, therefore, we are conveniently remembering the inventor of the Air Conditioner…. He was a practical man that also said this: "I fish only for edible fish, and hunt only for edible game even in the laboratory." - Willis Haviland Carrier on being practical.

While there were men and women that achieved ‘Greatness’ none of them could achieve the ‘Real’ Greatness on their own, we will discuss this in the next paragraph.  Looking of what we oftentimes refer to inventions that changed our world… man never changed the world, we only make changes to the modes of how we do things and how we conduct our everyday living to what we call ‘standard’ and this standard has given them wealth and to many a ‘wealth of ills’.

The invention of products that gave us cancer, e.g.: Cigarettes, and many things that are additive with life threatening outcomes are mostly man-made. While the best advise we can get is to do all things in moderation, back in the Old Testament great men like King Hezekiah, David, Solomon while they had the protection of God, they did however over-reached into their excesses, why because they were all Man… and so are we.

The second Act of life, ACT-II is the equalizer, and this equalizer is God Given, and from this Equalizer we are really able to achieve True ‘Greatness’ The Good News is…that this Equalizer is Free, it is a Gift of God,; endowed by our Father through His Son Jesus, the Christ, His chosen One, Jesus who is God in One of His Holy Trinity. 

John 3:1-2 Living Bible (TLB)

1-2 After dark one night a Jewish religious leader named Nicodemus, a member of the sect of the Pharisees, came for an interview with Jesus. “Sir,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miracles are proof enough of this.”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

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.

Conclusion: The best is yet to come, and the real Greatness is endowed to us all that loves our Lord and know Him. All the Mansions once occupied by people that achieved earthly ‘greatness’ are museums without life, and what we call legacy, the real legacy that are ‘Still-Living’, are the Gospels of the Apostles that are the ‘Living-Word’ while we credit the Apostles the real Credit goes to our Lord who is the Author and Finisher of their Faith.

So today we ask our Lord Jesus to be the Author and Finisher of our Faith, and our Faith in Him will allow is to achieve the real Greatness which is His Redemption endowed to us by His sacrifice at Calvary. What a privilege that He has given us, as Jesus said… John 14:2-3  (NKJV)
2. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 

This is not an automatic gift, it must be received by each of us by coming to Him personally and receiving His Grace of Redemption by His Blood of Atonement, you will receive His SEAL that is a Down Payment on our Soul by His Blood and we are now written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. What is the Lamb’s Book? Because Jesus is the Lamb of God that paid it all by His Sacrifice for our Sin; this was prophesied in Isaiah 53 written 700 years before Jesus was born of a Virgin.

Praise God; in Him alone is our Hope because of HIS Greatness and not ours.  Father we thank You in the name of Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Divine Holy Trinity. Bless our Visitors Lord Jesus Your Majestic Powers and Your Everlasting Love for us and your Grace is all we need. Lord We Love You, and to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUNywhsZPU&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVM4MUNywhsZPU

 



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Devotionals for Thursday February 22, 2018

 

Topic:   24 Hour news could be Information overload or is it not enough truth? Or careless News Network?

Today the NEW FLASH is a monumental piece, The Beloved DR. BILLY GRAHAM went Home to be with the Lord.

Just like when Jesus stood-up from His throne and welcomed Stephen home, we can imagine that Jesus did the same, and said…” Welcome Home Good & Faithful Friend”. Friend… because Jesus said we are no longer servant, we are His ‘Friends’.

Dr. Graham by the Grace of God impacted millions of lives.  I can recall my attendance at one of the Crusades as a young man, many years later my beloved wife told me that she was there that same night. As I play the Chorus…” Just as I am” I am reliving that moment. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reui-xtXkg4

 

As I share this, I recall my wife once told me… “It’s amazing the check we sent to Billy Graham cleared the bank, but what’s amazing we still have the money in the account”.  This is proof that we cannot ‘Out-give’ the Lord.

My beloved is in Heaven and today I celebrate Billy going home…  in a great reunion with Bev Shea and the team in the presence of Jesus.

John 16:20

I assure you and most solemnly say to you, that you will weep and grieve [in great mourning], but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. In Context | Full Chapter |

I opened my Facebook page a year or so ago, and Billy had written how much he missed Ruth his beloved wife, and it prompted me write to Billy about…  1 Thessalonians 4:17

Then we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and remain with him forever. In Context | Full Chapter | As the text stated that those who went ahead will be returning with Jesus, and Ruth will be among them.

 

A tribute to a man of God… The world is missing a messenger from the Lord today, as He completed his journey, looking up just as how Stephen looked up and saw Christ. Today we look at the life and times of Dr. Graham standing before our Lord Jesus seated on the Throne of Righteousness, and hearing; “Welcome Home Billy, good and faithful Friend, you have served your Lord well”.

Billy’s favorite hymn… “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and He is Billy’s friend indeed.

For Billy’s beloved families, he has left us a legacy to follow, so to Franklin and the rest of the family we want to continue our pledge of support, and to impart these word from the hymn…

Beyond the sunset, oh blissful morning
When with our savior, heaven is begun
Earth's toiling ended, oh glory dawning
Beyond the sunset when day is done

Should you go first, and I remain, to finish with the scroll
No lessening shadows shall ever creep in to make this life seem droll
We've known so much of happiness, we've had our cup of joy
And memory is one gift of God that death cannot destroy

I want to know each step you take that I may walk the same
For someday down that lonely road, you'll hear me call your name
Should you go first, and I remain, one thing I'll have you do
Walk slowly down that long long path, for soon I'll follow you

In that fair homeland, we'll know no parting
Beyond the sunset for ever more…

Doxology…

Romans 11:33-36 Living Bible (TLB)

33 Oh, what a wonderful God we have! How great are his wisdom and knowledge and riches! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his methods! 34 For who among us can know the mind of the Lord? Who knows enough to be his counselor and guide? 35 And who could ever offer to the Lord enough to induce him to act? 36 For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory. To him be glory evermore.  Amen

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come.  Today as remember Your faithful servant  we Praise You for Your Faithfulness. Lord Jesus thank You for lighting the way and through Your Grace we have reconciliation with the Father. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and seek Your Divine blessing on us all. We give You preeminence in our lives. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore... Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reui-xtXkg4&list=RDreui-xtXkg4&t=16

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCx0_OkiOVo&list=RDnCx0_OkiOVo

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d1y6iQLdLE&list=RDQMsW5Ryi06lqk

 






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Devotionals for Wednesday February 21, 2018

 

   Artificial-Intelligence is it a threat or a boost to humanity?

Artificial Intelligence is old technology, compared to the ‘Burning-Bush’ it is primitive…

Exodus 3:  And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So, he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”

And he said, “Here I am.”

Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.

The Burning Bush was not an Artificial Intelligence image, but it was the Holy Spirit, and today we could say this was a Holy-Hologram.  The mystery of God is unknown, as we see, the instruction to Moses to remove his sandals because he was on Holy-Grounds.  One would wonder is the removal of the sandals was to ‘Ground’ Moses from the electricity-force surrounding the Holy-Hologram.  Yes, this could be as God’s Holy Spirit is an awesome power, as seen in the ARK of the Covenant.

 According to a MIT professor…47 percent of total US employment is in the high-risk category, meaning that associated occupations are potentially automatable over some unspecified number of years, perhaps a decade or two," they predict in the report The Future of Employment.

During the coming decades, they forecast two "waves of computerization" during which different categories of jobs will be washed away, with no field of employment left untouched.

But the future is not all doom and gloom, as there will be need for some manual-labor, and positions that require Inter-Personal interaction.

The coming years could be a form of chaos for many, or it could be utopia. 

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

Matthew 5:45

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

Mark 12:26

But concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the burning bush passage, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? Mark 12:25-27 (in Context) Mark 12 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 8:11

And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 8:10-12 (in Context) Matthew 8 (Whole Chapter)

1 John 2:1

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

EVENING:

The additional Text today: 2 Timothy 3:2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

These traits are the product of our competitive society. We can see this in sports, celebrities, and the so called ‘Rich & Famous’ but the Scriptures said… Proverbs 13:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 By pride comes nothing but strife,
But with the well-advised is wisdom.

And:

Proverbs 16:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

Our hybrid-techno narrative of the Holy-Hologram is made to show that the Power of the Almighty is not linked to the year 0033, an era when donkeys and horse drawn chariots were the mode of transportation. when Jesus walked this planet, He was all powerful, but He lived among those in the year 0033.  But, His Power far exceeds our imagination as seen by His Ascension into the heavens.

Praise the Lord for His Mercies and as we gather today, let us be humble yet we can boast about the Power of the Lord, and His saving Grace through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Prayers:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus as we go through this week with new challenges, strengthen us by Your Holy Spirit. Lord Your blessing abounds by providing the Showers of Blessings upon us all. Lord we thank You for Your Covenant of Grace; and that the Good News of Your Salvation telling of Your Priceless Gift is still available as we bring this to many in Your Name Lord. Bless our Visitors coming to this site and let Your messages of Truth bear fruit for Your Glory Lord. Lord we are privileged to serve You, we thank you for the opportunity, and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUwXo0jgORI&list=RDAUwXo0jgORI

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXq0vl6rZe0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8h8vtFsoWg&list=PLo5kCTJ3zUnIWi3Y7zVNBOEizJAkq93OM



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Devotionals for Tuesday.  February 20, 2018

 

Focus…  As you advance in age, what If we could stall our aging process?

 

Moses was 80 years old when God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

Noah was 500 years when he entered the Ark, it took 100 years to build, and he died at 950 years old.

 

Today the big money is  spent of weight loss, look good, feel-good. Over 300 Billion Dollars are spent annually for anti-aging treatments and growing annually at a rate of 7+%.

 

The best years of your life… it could be this year, starting today… It’s not too late to make 2018 the best year of your life.

 

Kings and leaders missed the opportunity and many of us do the same.  Just like when Christ was born, Herod instead of trying to kill Jesus, he could have made a bond with Jesus. But, because of arrogance, pride and greed, Herod wanted no one to be above him. Read more…

 

The Conspiracy of Herod… Man’s finite mind, the fear of man fueled by ‘Greed’ and Self-preservation, which is a proof of inadequacy.

 

Commentary:

God created man…  while He created us, He made us free-thinkers.  When we look at the trait of man, we sometimes say ‘what a clever move’?  Herod was a paranoid individual, as a king, he was also a tyrant. So, hearing of Jesus’ birth he instantly became jealous of the Threat from the new born King.  His move to kill all newborn Male children just to ‘eliminate’ Jesus. His plan was a futile move.  God was in charge and He is still in charge.

 

The Wisemen figured out the intent of Herod and out-smarted Herod, so he took a radical approach to commit mass murder.  Could such a person wield his power today?  Yes, there are still sovereign nations with rulers doing the same thing just to preserve their stronghold on the nation they govern.

 

The return of the Lord will displace them all and more, and there will be Peace.  The constant threat inflicted towards Israel will also be futile as the Lord Said…” No Weapons formed against His people will prosper”

 

Jesus our Messiah the Son of the Most-High came and Paid-It-All… We are privileged to receive His ‘Priceless-Gift’ of His Redemption.

 

Despite ourselves, we have the assurance of our Lord …

Today as we meet others, let us share the privileges granted by our Lord…

 

•            Jesus said we are no longer servants, we are His ‘Friends’

•            We are more than Conquerors

•            We are “Heirs’ to His Kingdom

•            We are forever safe…

•            All things will work together for Good…Romans 8: 28

 

His Saving Grace:

2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

Principle:  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.

 

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Things to know that in the realms of reality, right now is what counts; not yesterday, nor tomorrow, for we know…“Jesus is the Great High Priest and HE is the Source of our SECURITY!”

Is anyone facing the need for His Supplication? Money, Loneliness, Family’s faith, Concerns for our future & seeking a closer walk with the Lord? All the answers lie in Jesus our Redeemer, as He knows what we have need of; all we have to do is ‘ASK’ in HIS Name…

 

John 16: (NIV)

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

Jesus said in Faith ASK, and Ask in His Name with Thanksgiving, believing you will be receiving your petition…

 

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Remember Jesus loves you, and knowing this to be the Truth, You should not be in need…

Just like

 

Conclusion: We can come to the Throne of Righteousness in Prayer knowing that our High Priest our Redeemer Jesus Christ intercedes for us and by His Grace we are Saved… Amen

 

Prayer… Lord let me be humble and by brotherly love not pre-judge anyone. Today Lord instill in me the presence of Your Holy Spirit and capture my ways, my thoughts, my all and let me shine as a beacon for You.  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 Your Peace, and as You said Lord.” You will never leave us nor forsake us”, To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore, in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus we pray… Amen.

 

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC_9TuIsMPM   

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wuONcQ8IqE





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Devotionals for Monday.  February 19, 2018

 

Topic:        Sense of Smell & Sound will bring you back in time…

Did you know that losing your sense of smell is a health issue?  It is said that loss of smell could be attributed to Alzheimer or Parkinson.  We all can recall the smell of events, bread baking, cakes and the smell of Bar-B-Que. There is specific smell that will take us back to our childhood days, the smell of candies, certain new toy and even the smell of home.

So, be on the watch for the gradual loss of your sense of smell.  

Deep-breathing is a very good practice that is healthy.    

Some of the benefits of deep-breathing are: 
• Your metabolism decreases

• Your heart beats slower and your muscles relax

• Your breathing becomes slower

• Your blood pressure decreases

• Your levels of nitric oxide are increased

Abdominal breathing for 20 to 30 minutes each day will reduce anxiety and reduce stress. Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness. Breathing techniques help you feel connected to your body—it brings your awareness away from the worries in your head and quiets your mind.  (Excerpted from the American Institute of Stress®)

Another smell is the ‘Sweet-Fragrance’ of spreading the Good News, as you do, some will spread unto yourself… do this and be filled with the aroma of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us spreads and makes evident everywhere the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

2 Corinthians 2:15

For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which ascends] to God, [discernible both] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

When we serve others by spreading the Good News, we are sprinkling the Fragrance of our Lord Jesus, and we also get the sweet-smelling fragrance on ourselves… meaning that we are privileged to be a Vessel bearing the sweet smell of our Lord and Redeemer, and while we spread His Fragrance our Lord also blesses us with His Grace…

Hebrews 5 (NIV)

Hebrews 5 (Jesus our High-Priest and as One in the Trinity of the Triune God)

  Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. 3 This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. 4 And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.

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

   “You are my Son;

   today I have become your Father.”

 6 And he says in another place,

   “You are a priest forever,

   in the order of Melchizedek.”

 7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Warning Against Falling Away

 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

So, today study His Word, and become mature to serve our Sovereign Lord…

Good News…

Ephesians 6:10-18 ] [The Whole Armor of God]

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

Prayer: Father we thank You in Jesus name. Jesus Messiah, we Praise You our Sovereign God in One of our Father our Creator and thank You Lord for Your Divine Redemption. Lord just as Jonah relented and was directed to render to the Ninevites Your Salvation. We go forth bringing Your Good News to the worldwide web; Lord we thank You for this privilege, and we ask Your Divine Blessing to our visitors and Lord grant Your favors to all. We pray in Your precious name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

 

Praise:

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

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

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





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Devotionals for Sunday: February 18, 2018

 

For believers…. Finding your way home, do not pass Go, go straight to ‘Freedom’ not to jail…

For some it is ‘Do not pass Go’ go straight to Jail, as the monopoly board games said…

The political-correctness and the liberals have taken over in many places. We have drifted from the foundation of this society, taking prayers and the Bibles out of the schools, making it a ‘highway for evil’ one of the greatest danger is the public-school system…still   Policy makers have made this a platform for many abominable teaching against Christianity.

The philosophy of the public schools and many institutes of higher learning are founded on compromise and dilution of standards of ethics. Maybe the reasoning behind this, the system is not just controlled by radical thinking policy-maker, but also filled with teachers of a like-mind. However, many good teachers are in place, but are severely governed by the system.

 

The first line of defense is parental guidance founded on …

Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, (Parents) do not provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to the point of resentment with demands that are trivial or unreasonable or humiliating or abusive; nor by showing favoritism or indifference to any of them], but bring them up [tenderly, with lovingkindness] in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Home school statistics are expanding with… 2.3 million home-educated students in the United States (as of spring 2016). This is up from 2 million children (in grades K to 12) home educated during the spring of 2010 in the United State.

In the Home-School environment parental nurturing is foremost, and so being the following guidance from the Lord…

Christian precepts…

Proverbs 1:8

The Enticement of Sinners] My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not reject the teaching of your mother. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 1:10

My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 1:15

My son, do not walk on the road with them; Keep your foot [far] away from their path, In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 2:1

The Pursuit of Wisdom Brings Security] My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you, In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 3:1

The Rewards of Wisdom] My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 3:11

My son, do not reject or take lightly the discipline of the Lord [learn from your mistakes and the testing that comes from His correction through discipline]; Nor despise His rebuke, In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not escape from your sight, But keep sound wisdom and discretion, In Context | Full Chapter | 

Proverbs 4:10

Hear, my son, and accept my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. In Context | Full Chapter | 

These are the Words of the Lord.  Let us give thanks for the safety of Home-schooling and nurturing from the Lord.

Heavenly Father, as we begin a new week, we thank You Lord Jesus for being our Mediator and our Redeemer.

Lord we come knowing that all things are from You, through You and to You we give Preeminence knowing that all things are possible in Your Holy Name.  Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your blessing for this week. In Your Holy Name we pray, to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSt3h8Srtuk

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlllxTiNhOs&index=24&list=PL619CB72098878D43

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGAVXpzdEcQ&list=RDDGAVXpzdEcQ&t=7



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Devotionals for Saturday: February 17, 2018

Achieve this…   Driving up the mountain gives you a lot of twist & turns, but the view from the summit is a reward.

In Battlefield-1 (EA-Xbox®) conquering the mountains is an achievement.

What is your mountain, is it a challenge in life’s journey? Is it Spiritually challenged, financial or health related?

No mountain is beyond being conquered with our Lord as our enabler. In life, we may resist being enabled, as we wish to achieve our goals on our own. But in Christ we trust and in faith we go, and through His covenant plus faith we are made 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 | Other Translations

Romans 8:37

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. In Context | Full Chapter |

So, why did our Lord make us ‘More’ than Conquerors?  Because when we have conquered we are given His command to go and tell others, also to go and help others.

 

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, you have conquered all through Jesus. Therefore, there’s no more twist & turns as the summit is in sight.

The view from the top is always a grand vista. From the summit the air will be fresher, free of the automobile fumes and city noise. And as Jesus said… He came to make our lives ‘more’ abundant, so on earth we have conquered in His name, through this life to the next, He has already ‘Paid’ it all that we shall have the ‘More’ Abundance, that will be an eternal summit with the grand-vista that will never fade.

John 10:10  The Word of Jesus…

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. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Romans 3:10

As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; In Context | Full Chapter |

God loved us all, so He made a way for us to be ‘Righteous through Jesus’

Romans 10:13 [Full Chapter]

For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

In summation, we are privileged to be made worthy through Jesus, as Jesus paid it all…

Know this…

Romans 5:17

For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 5:15 Amplified Bible

But the free gift [of God] is not like the trespass [because the gift of grace overwhelms the fall of man]. For if many died by one man’s trespass [Adam’s sin], much more [abundantly] did God’s grace and the gift [that comes] by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, overflow to [benefit] the many. In Context | Full Chapter 

Romans 10:12

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.

In Context | Full Chapter | 

Let’s read the above from the Amplified Bible…

Romans 10:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)

12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile; for the same Lord is Lord over all [of us], and [He is] abounding in riches (blessings) for all who call on Him [in faith and prayer].

Acknowledgement and application...

While the Lord will make you abound in riches through His blessings when you call on Him…

Let us be aware of this… Psalm 50:10

“For every beast of the forest is Mine, And the cattle on a thousand hills. In Context | Full Chapter |

So, be aware that we are not owners, but custodians, guardians, and we are to apply good-stewardship of sharing His blessings with others.

Today’s message is not a ‘prosperity sermon’ it is standing on the promises of our Lord and reminding ourselves to be good custodians... Praise the Lord for His Graciousness and His providence.

Prayer: Heavenly Father today we thank You in Jesus Holy Name for Your Divine Grace, Lord Jesus we come and acknowledge Your priceless-gift of Your Divine Redemption.  As we end the week and go in faith knowing that all things work together for the Good of those who love You Lord, and we acknowledge that You are ‘The Good’ in our lives, To You Lord Jesus be the Power and the Glory now and forevermore... Amen.

Praise:

English/Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUNywhsZPU&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVM4MUNywhsZPU

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34cA2DaYdnQ&list=RD34cA2DaYdnQ&t=6



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Devotionals for Friday:  February 16, 2018

What’s the pay scale? I am not really working, I am just having a great time doing the Lord’s mission.

And I am super well paid because of His Providence.  He said we are not to boast, and we are not.  We are with gratitude giving our Lord the Glory for His faithfulness.  We thank all our Visitors that are making this lay-ministry a part of their daily walk.  We are encouraged by the growing numbers.

Remember this is a 'Send-No Money' Site. The Pay scale is by His Divine Providence...

God is gracious, He has heard our prayers, just as how Jabez asked… 1 Chronicles 4:10 [Full Chapter]

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

What is Faith? Something we must believe in…. to some people they have to see it in black & white to believe. Therefore, people like these should not fly on a loaded 747-400 that weighs 435 Tons, as it should not fly and stay aloft…

Text: He made the Iron Axe Float… 2 Kings 6 (NKJV)

The Floating Ax Head

And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us. Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell.” So he answered, “Go.”

Then one said, “Please consent to go with your servants.” And he answered, “I will go.” So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, “Alas, master! For it was borrowed.”

So the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And he showed him the place. So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float. Therefore he said, “Pick it up for yourself.” So he reached out his hand and took it.

Commentary:  The good and bad about Faith it is good until it is breached. With our Lord Jesus our faith can never be breached by Him but only by our finite mind. Faith is a belief in something unseen… but with God it is all seen, look around; everything was made by Him.  Genetic-Engineering is not ‘made’ it is just an enhancement of God’s creation by re-mixing only what God can make.  We have this story, God said start improving what I made, but do not use anything of what I made, get your own Air, Dirt, Water and other elements; do not use anything I have produced, guess what we have produced? Nothing…

Principle: Our Lord Jesus is the Three “O” Omniscient, Omnipotent & Omnipresence…

The highest man has ever jumped is: The world record for the high jump (outdoors) is 2.45 m (8'0.5")

Our Lord ‘Ascended’ into Heaven and sits on the Throne of Righteousness… Now this is a Faithful saying… Believe it or not. We believe this… and He is coming again.

Text:  Revelation 22: 20-21 I Am Coming Quickly

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Commentary: Yours Sincerely, Faithfully yours, etc… are common ending of letters, “AMEN” we use this at the end of prayers, but many may not realize that this is a ‘Divine’ word… it is an assertion, meaning “So be it”. When we say Amen to affirm one’s statement, it is an endorsement and an expression of us being in accord.  Amen is mentioned in the KJV Bible 78 times.

Conclusion: Our Faith is made perfect by His Grace. And only in Jesus we have His Assurance that by His Redemption we can look to that day when the challenges of this world be behind us as He said, “I go to prepare a place for you” and His Kingdom is a place that He called ‘Paradise’  a place of Splendor… Joy is from our Lord, real Joy is everlasting, Happiness is temporary. 

Find His Peace Today, come to our Lord.  John 3: 16 is probably the first scripture verse that we would learn in Sunday’s school… ‘For God so loved the world’, this short verse is so complete  of God’s Love and His Assurance.  Yet the simplicity of this ‘One-liner’ may have saved more sinners those other verses in the bible. Just like the favorite chorus… ‘Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so’-

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus as You are on the Throne of Righteousness and no one comes to the Father unless through You Lord, we come in Your Holy Presence knowing that You our Redeemer lives and we can come boldly to You.  Lord bless this day as we go in Faith knowing that Your Grace is sufficient and we are privileged to serve You Lord. Lord we thank You for Your divine providence in our lives as we use all that You have provided for Your Glory. Lord let what is done be for Your Glory and bless our Visitors and grant Your Favors to each one as we give You first place in our lives and commit all to You our Lord. Lord be with us as we pray and 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=4cde21j3s5Q&list=PLB1C90D769AF7BDA4 

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcOVTGTcX3c 






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Devotionals for Thursday: February 15, 2018

 

Check []  Yes  [] No: Are we sending the right message? Everyone is in a ‘Need to know’ mode. Do not ignore the alarm.

 

What is the right message?

Romans 10:15

And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” In Context | Full Chapter |

Remember we are ‘Called’ Romans 1:6

And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

Romans 9:24 even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?

Romans 9:26 and, “In the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’

We are ‘Sent’

Romans 10:14

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 10:9   If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 11:

Doxology

33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!

    How unsearchable his judgments,

    and his paths beyond tracing out!

34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?

    Or who has been his counselor?”

35 “Who has ever given to God,

    that God should repay them?”

36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.

    To him be the glory forever! Amen.

EVENING:

We affirm the following…

  1. The Greatness of God
  2. God is in charge and He controls our economic conditions, He uses economic conditions to teach spiritual lessons.
  3. He is ever faithful, and He keeps His promises
  4. He is a Living God
  5. God wants to bless His people
  6. God takes care of individuals

Application:

How can we discern the things listed above? Let us apply them in our personal lives giving Him (Jesus) our priority,why? Because He said Seek Him and His Righteousness FIRST…. Matthew 6:33-34 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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

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

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

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

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

Praise:

English:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KMWd8nEQ2s&list=RD5KMWd8nEQ2s

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2YNa0bMN2w&list=PLMFmGTuOQWpCYQBNkz18dfA49JVLGaDUu


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Devotionals for Wednesday: February 14, 2018

 

Do this… Spending Quality-time versus wasting time, how do we weigh what’s worth doing or not?

 

Only what’s done for Christ will last.  All others are temporary. 

FOCUS: Without Christ in the equation the answer will be incorrect. With Jesus He makes all things good for those who seeks Him

The slogan… there’s no atheist in the fox-hole, and so were the sailors on the boat carrying Jonah.

You can leave God out of the equation and fail, or include Him and be sure of a good ending.

God is Merciful and through His Son Jesus who is God Incarnate will save you when you come to Him,

 

1 Timothy 1:15

New International Version (NIV)

15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners —of whom I am the worst.

The Grace and Love of our Lord

His Sovereignty, His Majesty, His Love, His Redemption….

His Omniscient… Jesus is with us always, even to the ends of the age:  

Matthew 28:20  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

HE is Omnipotent:  From Jesus our Eternal God, we receive His Power through His Holy Spirit:

2 Peter 1:3 [Confirming One’s Calling and Election] His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

His Love:   Our Sovereign God loves us so much He sent His Son to Redeem us

1 John 4:10  NIV
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

2 John 1:6
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

His Divine Providence

Job 10:12 NIV
You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit. Job 10:11-13 

His Saving Grace:

2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

His Redemption

Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

His Arm of Faith  

James 2:22
You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

His eyes fixed on us 

Psalm 141:8 NIV
But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign LORD; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.

1 Peter 3:12  NIV
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

We can Trust Him: 

Psalm 20:7  NIV 
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

  1. Psalm 62:8
    Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

  2. Psalm 37:5
    Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:

  3. Psalm 33:21
    In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

We can seek Him to bear all our burden

Hebrews 11:6  NIV 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.

John 1 NIV

The Word Became Flesh

 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 

 

The Lord will level the mountains, make the pathway straight and lead you to green-pastures and still-water.

Conclusion: We can come to the Throne of Righteousness in Prayer knowing that our High Priest our Redeemer Jesus Christ intercedes for us and by His Grace we are Saved… Amen

 

Prayer… Lord let me be humble and by brotherly love not pre-judge anyone. Today Lord instill in me the presence of Your Holy Spirit and capture my ways, my thoughts, my all and let me shine as a beacon for You.  leading others to You my Lord, as You said let it be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Therefore; Lord use me and let Your Kingdom be broaden and grant our audience seeking You Lord; Your Providence and safety and as Your Said Lord...” You will never leave us nor forsake us”, Lord bless our Visitors.  To You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore, in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus we pray… Amen.

 

Praise:

English/Spanish/Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Z9Yb4DQrU&list=RD62Z9Yb4DQrU&t=36




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Devotionals for Tuesday: February 13, 2018

Go for God & Son….     Hierarchy among humankind should emulate the Ant Colony? Or God the Father and His Son?

Jesus said… Matthew 11:27

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. In Context | Full Chapter |

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. In Context | Full Chapter |

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 |

Who is the most important person you will meet today?

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Which famous person would you like to meet today?

Text:  Romans 1:16 New International Version (NIV)

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.

Commentary:  

A ‘Famous person’ is as the Italian Mama said to her son, “you are only as good as your last Pizza”.  One of the more famous individual we hear a lot of is Nobel, the person named in the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’, Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. He was the inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel endowed his fortune to award prizes now known as the Nobel Peace Prize.

The most famous of all times is our Lord Jesus, and everyone will get to meet Him, as on the day that is known as “The Day of the Lord’ Jesus will return and His presence will be seen from the East to the West.

Scoffer over the years have said… I have heard of the return of our Lord, and still we haven’t seen Him…. Peter the Apostle addressed this and Peter’s description of the Day of our Lord is so precise, we thought it was good to post the Text from Peter’s letter.

2 Peter 3: 3- 18;

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”  5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.  6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.  7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

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

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

Conclusion: 

Famous people are sometimes the loneliest people, many famous celebrities feed on their celebrity/popularity status, and they must be noticed or have a following.  In former times there were fan clubs, but now they have publicists, and lack of recognition can be a problem to many celebrities.

On the day of the Lord, there will be no lines for celebrities, as there are no Hierarchy in the presence of our Lord.  However there will be a special line for those that are described in Romans 8: 1…

Romans 8 New International Version (NIV)

Life Through the Spirit

8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Come to Christ Jesus today, and we can make the statement below, by having His assurance. (Go to our Green Pasture Page, click on the Tab above, and come to our Lord Jesus now)

Job 23:10  (NIV)

10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come. Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Father Lord we come and we acknowledge that Your Covenant and Word are forever. Lord, as Peter said a Day is like a thousand years, but Lord we know that Your imminent return will be like a ’thief in the night’  and we are ready Lord. Lord let our Visitors be ready too Lord. We thank you for the privilege of serving You for Your Glory and Your Kingdom, Lord bless us all as we seek Your Divine Grace and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-se4Cnb-go&list=RDB-se4Cnb-go&t=25

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-rJjX1t7UM

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbcNUB5Gxgs&list=PL446C0C8854296A2F&index=17




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Devotionals for Monday: February 12th, 2018

 

It’s Monday and It is politics as usual, someone said.. ‘a house divided cannot stand’

The Roman Empire did not fall quickly, but it did… Rome was one of the finest example of government, they went through many events similar to what the western civilization is undergoing, over expansion, financial collapse, invasion, and they even blame it on “Climate change”.

So, then in Rome and today as well right here at home, we can see the pattern of erosion.

The key underlying defect of a deteriorating society can be attributed to greed plus corruption conspiring against good.

Our statement above is not saying that evil will prosper, but they create so many road blocks that impede the agenda of progress. So much for the global issues that we cannot solve. Therefore, we prefer to focus on the positive factors..

The positive factors are…

All things work together for the good for those who loves the Lord.

Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

Jesus revealed His plans for us, He also revealed the secret of success, and to top it off, He said not to worry.

It’s like when the pilot announces that we will be passing through some turbulence, but don’t worry, it will be just bumpy for a short time.. clear sky is ahead.

Here’s the references to Jesus revelation.

Matthew 6:33 [Full Chapter]

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

Romans 8:28 [Full Chapter]

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.

How would you like to receive a call from your uncle’s attorney, and he said… you were made the heir to the estate of your uncle, come in and sign the ownership documents.  Jesus did the same for you.

Starting this week with optimism is what we will do… why? Because the battle is not ours.

Jesus the Messiah came and paid it all… for those still looking for their Messiah, he is. Or coming, because Jesus already came and charted a clear path to His Kingdom. Just think how refreshing it will be… no more bickering, no more challenges, no government or opposition, no false teaching and a place where there’s no need for lawyers, bankers, hospitals, prison, and oh yes, the undertakers are all out of business.

Our society seeks sustainable energy, organic food, clean water, fresh air and a safe environment, look around is this on the rise or on the decline? The only things on the rise are… greed, hatred, famine, a water shortage and crime.

So, whoever is able to cope with the world’s challenges, let them help their fellow humans, and the best way to help is to teach how to fish… and Jesus taught us this.

We pause to thank our Lord for His Graciousness and through His Providence our needs are provided because of a His faithfulness. For this reason, we are blest to share God’s faithfulness with you all for His Glory.

When Jesus sent His disciples, He said. Take nothing, just go and spread the Good News, we are here doing the same, and while doing this we make Jesus our Lord Preeminent as all things are possible through Him.

The love of Christ…  Taken from, the Love of Christ.

It's a mystery
My prayer for you is that you would know

How wide, and how long, and how high, how deep is the love
How deep is the love of Christ

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come.  Lord Jesus, Holy Messiah, God in One of the Father, we thank You and we give You first place in all as we go in faith this new week. Lord, bless our Visitors and grant Your Providence upon us all. We thank You for this privilege to serve for Your Glory. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English/Spanish/Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QANpquiL-I

 


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Devotionals for Sunday: February 11, 2018

Make time… Time to fellowship, time for renewal, time to share, time to Praise and thank the Lord.

Is your prayer-time a time of Asking, Giving Thanks, Listening, and waiting? It is a time of Fellowship with the Lord, or is it just a brief visit?  The Lord is not Santa Claus, like the Santa visits at Christmas time…

Even the little child knew what to ask for…

I read about a little girl that came to Santa, and Santa said ‘Little girl what would you like for Christmas? The shy little girl said I would like my mom to get well. Each of our priority is different; a little boy when asked by Santa what he wanted for Christmas, this 7-year-old said, I wish that my Dad will find a job, as we are in need.

We are mostly guilty of not spending enough time on our knees… Prayer is the cornerstone of our Faith

“You can’t afford to miss the most IMPORTANT Appointment of the Day”

Theme:  Pray for all our Christian Brothers and Sisters all in Oneness in Christ, especially those that are leading others, just like how Paul asked to be prayed for, we must pray for those that are ambassadors for Christ as the devil is on the prowl, and has done a lot of damage, but our Lord is in charge and the evil one will be banished.

Text:       Ephesians 6:18  (NIV)

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

Commentary:                       

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

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

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

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

Ephesians 6: 1. We face the power of darkness, 2 the spiritual forces of evil,  so we must have the Armor of our Lord and 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:17 NKJV

Comments: We have to be vigilant as the bible said, that the evil one is lurking like a lion seeking those he can devour, so, we must....

Ephesians 4: 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness

Principle:

   ‘As we live Holy Joyful Life we shine in the World as Children of LIGHT’

Conclusion:

Unity is the Faith from being Holy, Gentleness, and Patience & Love which flow to the Fellowship and Fullness of God…

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, we come to seek Your Divine Guidance today.  Lord Jesus because You are on the Throne of Righteousness and intercedes for us Lord.  We ask Your Blessing and we Thank You Lord for Your Graciousness.  Today as the Word of Truth are presented by Your Servants in Your Houses of Worship, we pray that the hearers will hear and that the messages will inspire all to come forward in Your Holy Name. Lord we thank You for our Visitors coming to our English, Spanish and Chinese sites, bless our Visitors and grant Your favors on each one, Lord Jesus bless this mission of Good News Forever that it will bear fruit for Your Glory.  We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory Now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDbllO1LrvM&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVMqDbllO1LrvM 

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0njyKFllKE4

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy85IAWenIs&list=RDQy85IAWenIs&t=4






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Devotionals for Saturday: February 10th, 2018

 

Idyllic Memories…. The Good ole days… thinking back to the good times with families and loved ones. They are in the past, but it will be restored…

 

The ability to recall images with vividness bordering on actual visual perception; total recall; also called photographic memory, they bring back good moments and sometimes sad-memories. Sadness can be because of the parting of loved ones, but when our loved ones are at home with the Lord, there’s joy in heaven.

 

The idyllic times of our lives could be the best times of our lives…Just think that God made the Garden of Eden and gave Adam and his wife Eve the most idyllic setting. A place where they did not have to worry, no cell phones, no emails, no business to operate, no boss or employees, the only appointment they had was with the Lord.. walking in the cool of the day.

 

As we wrote some time ago, if only we could turn-back time…This would be the Time-Zone that I would dial into.  So, what went wrong in the Garden? Nothing different from what we do daily, we fail to place the Lord First!

 

Giving our Lord Preeminence is a prerequisite… As Dawson Trotman the founder of the Navigators® said… We are to Know Christ and to make Him known.

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 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. 

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 things 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  defined as; having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight and: possessed of universal or complete knowledge.

Conclusion:

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Sometimes we face disappointment in life, only to learn that what we were seeking would have been a bad situation.  Sometimes we enter into a business or personal relationship and then the outcome is not what we expected. Of these two scenarios, it is best to seek the guidance of our Lord in taking any steps in our lives.  Why? Because He said, He knew us even before we were born and that He knows his plan for each of us.

Just as He had plans for Adam & Eve, but they fell for the lies of the evil one. In our daily lives the same evil one is masquerading as the angel of light and we have to be careful and seek our Lord’s divine guidance.

Just think if Eve had consulted the Lord before listening to the lies, what a difference this world would have been, The Garden of Eden would still be there.

Take heart, He is preparing a new Restored Eden and He said we who know Him will be where He is.

To come to Christ just as you are….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-Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUNywhsZPU&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVM4MUNywhsZPU

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q1rDM-cDqo


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Devotionals for Friday:  February 9th, 2018

Question… Heirlooms… How many of us have any? We all do in Christ, and it’s better than the Gold Standard…

Many years ago, myself and my wife were visiting my God parents, they were missionaries in China during 1940’s. they returned to the west.  My wife mentioned what a lovely vase (a large unusual Chinese Planter) she saw in the greenhouse.  We had a good time visiting and returning home I opened the trunk of the car and saw the Pot inside.  It turned out that the vase dates back between the Yuan and the Ming period.

To some this is somewhat of an heirloom… Maybe one of the large auction houses could sell it for a tidy sum.  Reflecting on how my God-Mother may have secretly placed the planter in the car, it was a surprise, and how she brought this large pottery from China over a hundred years ago, she must have treasured this piece of ancient pottery to have it brought back from China during the war.

Today heirloom is defined be ‘Non-GMO’ (Genetically modified foods) as ‘Heirloom-Seeds’ are becoming popular with specialty farmers.  Heirloom-seeds are the true heirlooms as it preserved the origin of the specie before most of our food sources became GMO.

The real Heirloom is from Christ, and it is His Grace that offers us Salvation…  the word ‘Heirloom’ doesn’t exist in the Bible.  But, Romans 8:17

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. In Context | Full Chapter |

1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:11-13 (in Context)

Commentary:                  No one has ever seen God, except Jesus, and no one can come to God unless through His Son, why?  Because God will not tolerate Sin and sinner cannot come into the presence of God. 

If sinners cannot come into the presence of God, then are we going to Hell? We will answer this a little further on, but first, murderers and convicted criminals will not see God, what are we saying? If these cannot, how about Liars, Hypocrites, and cheaters who was never convicted of a crime? None will see God, because we are all sinners, even a church pastor or a priest will not see God if they do not know and accepted the Lord. Then what about me who attends church every Sunday, and is considered a good person, I even go on mission trips and serve as a church elder? Unless you are born again you will not see God.  Jesus said all our righteousness is like a filthy rag.

Therefore, Jesus came to Redeem us, and without His Blood of Atonement we are condemned to die… then some may say so that, when I die it is over, so what do I care? This would be an easy way out if when we die it’s over. But the Bibles said… ‘It is appointed unto to Man to die and then the Judgment’.  If there is a Judgment, what do I care when I am dead? I can face no further consequences, so what? Guess what? This is not the end. Because we will never die?

God through His Son Jesus Died and Rose for our sins, but we have to accept His Gift, and through His ‘Fair-Warning’ if we continue to reject His calling and His Salvation His Grace currently available to each of us will expire, and upon expiration our Loving God who is also a God of a Consuming Fire will then shut us out, just like those that went to get oil at the 11th hour and when they returned the door was shut.

Jesus said He is the Light of the World, when He said “world” he was referring to us living beings, not the physical world, He said He came to save sinners, He was declared by God to be ‘The Lamb of God’ what did God mean by this? As a Sacrifice a Lamb without blemish is always chosen as a Sacrifice’ therefore God chose Jesus as His Lamb that was Sacrificed at Calvary for our Sin. 

 Jesus Rose Triumphantly, and conquered death forever for mankind. And through His Grace we have His ‘Priceless’ Gift of Everlasting Life with Him.

What a privilege the Father has given us through Jesus our Redeemer…

Psalm 103:5
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s

His Faithfulness:

Romans 8:1
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 

Action / Coming to our Lord:

We can come to our Lord Boldly, as He is waiting to welcome us with open arms.

Prayer: Heavenly Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer. Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of our Father and Creator, we thank You for Your Redemption. Lord today as we stand in Faith knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness and Intercedes for us; we are blessed by Your Grace. Lord You said we can come boldly to You as the Curtain was torn revealing You as our High Priest and our Eternal Savior. We thank You Lord for our Visitors as we give You first place in our lives. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odWlsVxahVE&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVModWlsVxahVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbQA28CLaZo&list=PLC6A28cd84DHSi0mkg93c-yTZAQZroi77 


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Devotionals for Thursday: February 8, 2018

Beware… Do not grant permission to the devil, he cannot come near unless you allow him, repel him …

The devil needs permission before he can use you, so rebuke the evil one in the name of Jesus and he will flee you.

Text: 1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:7-9 (in Context) 1 Peter 5 (Whole Chapter)

Commentary:

This is one good resolution for all time! not just a new year’s promise but a life commitment.  Keep this statement handy… “I will not grant permission to the evil one, and the evil one cannot enter me”, my thoughts or use me, as I refuse to grant my permission which is sacred in Christ.

The devil has lots of agents, supported by the broad-based media of Television, Internet and print materials.

The word ‘Sexy’ is used to sell cars, clothes, even a garbage can.  Who do we blame, the writers, the product manufacturers, the publishers, frankly no! blame the consumers… if no one buys a product or patronizes a marketing theme, guess what? The product comes to an end or the advertising theme goes off the chart like a bad song.  But when will we learn that if no one buys cigarette, the manufacturers will probably switch to making candies. So, we are declaring ‘war’ against all of what the devil uses to tempt us. 

We urge all our readers to stand your ground by not giving the devil permission, and by emphatically saying “I will not give my permission” and I refuse to be used by the evil one against my God… Now the foregoing is an idealistic approach, as inherently we are weak…

so we need the Armor of God, Ephesians 6:11
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Ephesians 6:10-12 (in Context) Ephesians 6 (Whole Chapter)

Principle: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Ephesians 6:9-11

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Conclusion:

We have the assurance from our Lord Jesus, as stated by the Apostle Paul writing to the Romans…

Romans 8:38-39

New International Version (NIV)

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Notice… not even the devil can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Remember the Bible said… we will never be ashamed in serving Him.   When we focus on our Lord, all things fall into place as He is the Head, the Beginning and the End and His ‘Ending’ is a ‘Beginning’ of great things that he has prepared for us.  This what Jesus said… “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Luke 9:23 (NIV)

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today as we receive Your message to deny ourselves, we do this by placing You First Lord, as we are abiding in Your precepts that we shall decrease, and You shall increase. Lord we are privileged to serve and are in Joy of Your mission through this Good News site reaching many for Your Glory Lord. We thank You for the many Visitors and we seek Your Divine Blessings on us all. Lord in You having First-Place in our lives, there’s no room to permit the evil one to blemish the ‘Oneness’ we have in You Christ Jesus.  Lord guide us and continue to bless us as we seek You because You first loved us, and we return our Love and accept Your Grace. Lord be with us all as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

 

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqeLm6pUWgI&t=103s

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gppIwdmFuKw&list=RDgppIwdmFuKw&t=38

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



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Devotionals for Wednesday:  February 7, 2018

Never lose faith… Sometimes uncertainty reveals its ugly head, never let it disturb your faith. Trust in the Lord…

The greatest events of uncertainty are recorded in the Holy Bible.  The Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, Abraham and Sara, Job and the travesties, Paul and Silas in Jail. The disciples’ mourning the death of Jesus. Yet all of these had a Joyful ending.

There’s one last and greatest of all uncertainty to come. Before addressing this, let us re-affirm that the above were all accomplished by God. The last one and it is the biggest of all, and you and us all will be part of this great event.

Today as we reaffirm the certainty of the Covenant of the Lord…

Daniel 7:13

“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Matthew 24:30

“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Mark 13:26

“At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Know that the Word of the Lord never fails, and we can count on His faithful saying…

1 Thessalonians 4:17

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

 As someone said…"Life is too short to be busy." (Tim Kreider) and we are saying… Life without Christ by being busy in this world will cause you to miss the stairway to His Kingdom… Jesus is there pointing the way.  Find Him and follow Him.

To qualify for special financing the source of your down payment must be monies that you own, or from a source that you can claim as a gift. It cannot be ‘Borrowed’ money. This criteria plus the disclosure of your debt owed must be declared and if you incur more debt while the application is in processing, then you will not qualify.  One may say that this is a tough set of rules, but, if you are asking for special financing from a public source, you must comply, and it is somewhat relevant that you ‘Prove’ your ability to make the monthly payments.

In God’s equation you do not have to ‘prove’ anything, because God already knows you and your obligations, you are an ‘open-book’ in the sight of God. Just like when Jesus said to Nathaniel… “I saw you under the fig tree”

John 1:50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” In Context | Full Chapter 

We cannot ‘prove’ anything to God… because Jesus came to die for sinners, and this include us all, we cannot prove our righteousness, as all out righteousness are like a ‘filthy-rag’ If we could get to heaven without the Redemption of the Atoning Blood of Christ, then Jesus died in vain.   Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

We cannot make our Lord a Liar, because the Bible said:  Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

this means that we are all sinners and are all condemned to a second death… But Jesus came that we may have His Redemption by dying in our place.  

Ephesians 1:7 [Full Chapter]

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

Romans 3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Once more we want to mention that Jesus is not a ‘third-party’ in our prayer.  Jesus said…

No one comes to the Father without Him…. So, when we pray He is in our Midst. There are no One to One Prayers, all prayers are made to God the Father in the Trinity.  Jesus is ‘One’ with the Father as God in the Trinity.  Jesus is our Triune God of Father Son and Holy Spirit. Therefore, what a ‘privilege’ to be represented by Jesus our Lord to the Father

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. We thank You for presenting us by Your Righteousness to the Father.  Lord today as we share the Good News Lord let our Visitors be Divinely blessed by Your Grace as we go in Faith. Lord thank You for Your eternal promise of never leaving us nor forsaking us.  We declare You our Redeemer as our Eternal Sovereign God Lord Jesus in the Father Son and Holy Spirit, to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHqgQjJrxI8&list=PLF4F3325F86006F3A&index=5

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXq0vl6rZe0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8h8vtFsoWg&list=PLo5kCTJ3zUnIWi3Y7zVNBOEizJAkq93OM



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Devotionals for Tuesday February 6th, 2018

 

Try this…  Intuitive + Guidance x Faith = Assurance in Christ

Try driving a car with intuitive controls, changing lanes is a slight challenge as the car wants to stay where it is.

Intuitive controls though artificial intelligence is just ‘artificial’ as twio Tesla® self-driving vehicles crashed into parked trucks with one fatality.

If we think that driving on congested roads is a challenge… let’s wait for the Uber® flying-cars due by 2020. In two years from now we will be having four seaters air-taxi flying around, there’s one defect, the flying cars will have a limited range of 60 miles. Let’s do the time it will take to fly 60 miles at 150 miles per hour, it will take round 30 minutes, but getting to the roof-top airport, finding parking, boarding will take another 20 minutes this plus the landing, docking, getting a rental car driving to the meeting  will add another 10-15 minutes, this will make the trip a total of an hour plus.

On the other hand, getting in your own car, driving for 60 minutes at an average speed of 55 MPH will bring you to your destination in about 1.15 hour in your own vehicle. So what? Add another 30 minutes, and I have all the flexibility of leaving when I want, I can stop for a cup of coffee and I won’t have to be the 1st year test case, if the flying cars are safe or not.

Today’s news…McDonalds Restaurant will open one-thousand new locations totally automated, handled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) robotics.  This is a case where intelligence was pre-empted when the law-makers opted to raise the minimum wage scale to $15 /hour.  Career politicians have not considered that we are not a nation of hamburger flippers. And most convenient food stands are transitionary jobs, where no one wants to be flipping hamburgers forever.  So, politician killed the goose that lays the golden egg, leaving a lot of people unemployed in this sector.

The journey ahead is far greater than 60 miles, as we sojourn though this life… let’s apply our intuitive guided by the Grace from the Lord in Faith. This powerful combination is a ‘proven’ mode of travel.  There’s no trial and errors and through our Savior, Jesus, ‘The Christ’ He has already proven this mode of travel.

Romans 8:28

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

His Assurance:

Romans 8:  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Deliverance from Bondage

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

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.

EVENING:
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=g3w9nvXuVnk&list=RDg3w9nvXuVnk&t=83

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy85IAWenIs&list=RDQy85IAWenIs&t=4

Spanish:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsULefeB9LI

 



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Devotionals for Monday: February 5, 2018

Try this… Let’s make this a week of Perspective + Prospective x Faith = Victory

Jesus said this… Matthew 13:22

The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.

Perspective is… how you look and perceive something. What is your perspective of Christ?  Did He do enough to show us the way t His Kingdom?  Do you perceive Him to be Solely Righteous, and that Jesus is the Son of God?

Prospective is…  Looking forward to, Jesus said if we have Faith like a grain of mustard seed, our perspective will exceed our prospective.  Can you perceive being transitioned to Paradise? As the thief on the cross, said ‘Lord remember me when you come into your Kingdom’, Jesus said to the thief on the cross. Today you will be with me in Paradise, Jesus’ perspective is seeing from the heart.

Reality is… Matthew 17:20 Jesus replying to the disciples asking why they could not perform the miracle….

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

In Context | Full Chapter |

So, starting the week with the firm prospective that Jesus is your Redeemer, your Provider and He is God in One of the Father, trusting Him as He said…

  1. All who believe in Him and call upon Him will be Saved…

‘Religion’ by works is man’s approach, ‘FAITH’ is not a religion, it is a conviction and belief in the Un-seen God which is realized through the Grace by Jesus, and by His Grace He has declared us Righteous when we know Him.  Religion cannot save us, only the Grace of the Lord.

God is Preeminent, and His Righteousness is a true Righteousness. And Jesus is the only Righteous One.

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.’”

Psalm 91: “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust….’

Psalm 27:13-14: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

Conclusion:

Remember Jesus has our Back, and I shall never fear what man can do to me

Prayer: “ASK” … Heavenly Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity.   Lord Jesus today we Ask for Your divine guidance. We Seek Your Holy Spirit and Knowing that You are Faithful  and all our needs are met by Your Graciousness. Lord we only ask of You and just as Elisha said…” As surely as the Lord lives whom I serve, I will not accept a thing” Lord we say the same as we serve You our Living God, and we look to You alone our Lord and Savior. Lord bless our Visitors, we pray in Your Precious Name Lord Jesus, and to You 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

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: Sunday: February 4th, 2018      

 

□Yes      □No      ð Not sure         I can rejoice in Jesus as I have Victory in Him.

Yes, you can…

What are the requests made by God?  His Commandments, His Grace, His Love or His Salvation?

Text: MARK 12: 28-21 The Greatest Commandment

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

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

Authors and story writers have given us nursery rhymes, Peter Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland, Mickey Mouse and all us have grown up watching Sesame street, with Elmo and Big Bird… These are all acceptable across the board in all levels of society.  But when it comes to God, the Bible and Christianity, this is where the Word of God becomes vetted and now being voted by our law makers that the Bible cannot be brought on Campus in many branches of our Military.

Minute erosions of our religious freedoms are being instituted by atheist groups and even by those with leaning toward embracing the Sharia law of Islam.  This is a small trickle that will turn into a roaring river of reform that will significantly change the texture of this great society.

We live in an era of terrorist watch, homeland security, strip and searches, and now restrictions on the Bible?  I know it may be against bringing a Bible in the Arabian Kingdom, but when I visited Kuwait many years ago I had my Bible, and nothing was said to me that this was not permitted.  When we see China becoming the largest printer of the HOLY BIBLE, and permitting the distribution without restriction, are we looking at a change of our Lord’s Favor being shifted from a country that was founded on Freedom of Religion or Freedom of Worship?

The preceding doesn’t sound like a devotional segment, not really, but we are addressing this growing sentiment as the future of how we worship; many will be at risk if we do not address the ‘overthrowing of our rights’.

Law makers need to know the hall of Congress, Senate and the Whitehouse all belong to the people, and the Constitution starts by the Preface of… We the People”…  76-80% Per Cent of the United States are reported to believe in in God… and are Protestants and or Catholics. If this is so why is it necessary to be “Neutral”, Worldwide the percentages are: Estimates vary between 1.5 and 2.2 billion. Other sources reference 25 to 33 percent of Earth's population being Christian; but there is a constant war being waged against Christianity.

Let us thank the Lord for the privilege of the Freedom of worship. Today as we gather to Praise and Worship our Lord, remember His servants and those in His mission-field, by using your time and resources to further His Kingdom for His Glory.

Our God knew that we could not save ourselves, so He sent Jesus His Son to be our Redeemer.  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.

Prayer:

Father in Jesus we come. Lord today we acknowledge that You are our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Father in His Holy Trinity. Lord we thank You for Your Grace and it is all we need Lord. We thank You Lord Jesus, as we ask Your Blessing on us all and to our Visitors, grant to all that are seeking refuge in You as You said come unto you. Lord grant us all Your Favors as we ask, Seek and Give Thanks in Faith, knowing that all things are possible through You for those that loves You 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=qDbllO1LrvM&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVMqDbllO1LrvM

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SgcfTaCsU4&list=RD6SgcfTaCsU4&t=6

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRa1EjO63Rk&list=RDmRa1EjO63Rk&t=7



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Devotionals for Saturday: February 3, 2018       

 

 Can you do this?    □Yes              □No      ð Not sure         I want to tell other of Jesus’ Saving Grace

The Lord will equip you and you will be empowered by His Holy Spirit at the right time.

Dwight Eisenhower's quote: 'Preparation is everything until the battle starts, and then it doesn't mean anything.'

Mark 6:8

These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. In Context | Full Chapter 

Luke 12:11

“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,

Luke 12:12

for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” In Context |

:  Isaiah 58: 11 NKJV
The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose water do not fail 

Obedience: For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3 NKV

Commentary:

The Providence of our Faith in Jesus…

Matthew 6: 25-34 NIV

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

His Promise:

Matthew 5: 12-16 AMP

12 Be glad and supremely joyful, for your reward in heaven is great (strong and intense), for in this same way people persecuted the prophets who were before you. [II Chron. 36:16.]

13 You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.


14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

When we have received the Favor of our Lord as He is Faithful and will grant us our request when we ask in faith, we are to pray with Thanksgiving and to use His provisions for the purpose and not turn away when we have been delivered, you are to continue to seek Him and give Him the Glory.

When you have had great deliverances out of troubles and turmoil, remember to say…, "I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." And supplied all I have needed because our Lord is Faithful… Praise Our Lord Jesus who sits on the Throne of Righteousness.  www.goodnewsforever.org

Conclusion:

We thank you for visiting this site...

Sometimes we face disappointment in life, only to learn that what we were seeking would have been a bad situation.  Sometimes we enter a business or personal relationship and then the outcome is not what we expected. Of these two scenarios, it is best to seek the guidance of our Lord in taking any steps in our lives.  Why? Because He said, He knew us even before we were born and that He knows his plan for each of us.

Just as He had plans for Adam & Eve, but they fell for the lies of the evil one. In our daily lives the same evil one is masquerading as the angel of light and we must be careful and seek our Lord’s divine guidance.

Just think if Eve had consulted the Lord before listening to the lies, what a difference this world would have been, The Garden of Eden would still be there.

Take heart, He is preparing a new Restored Eden and He said we who know Him will be where He is.

 THE GOOD NEWS... 

HE Rose triumphantly, and because HE conquered death... Romans 8:  37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer:

Father in Jesus we come. Lord today we acknowledge that You are our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Father in His Holy Trinity. Lord we thank You for Your Grace, and as You told Paul that Your Grace is sufficient, and it is all we need Lord. We thank You Lord Jesus, as we ask Your Blessing on us all and to our Visitors, grant to all that are seeking refuge in You as You said come unto to you. Lord grant us all Your Favors as we ask, Seek and Give Thanks in Faith, knowing that all things are possible through You for those that loves You Lord. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English/Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VzprYCxPBQ&list=RDMM5VzprYCxPBQ

Spanish:               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoNRQ7Z47Fo

 

 

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Devotionals for Friday February 2, 2018

Answer this…    □Yes      □No      ð Not sure         I am prepared to meet my Lord, He said He will never leave me

 

An appointment to see the ‘Boss’, in a big corporation sometimes it could take days to get an appointment.

Text: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." - Matthew 11:28-29

Commentary:

Walking in on the boss could be a not so good thing to do… in fact at the wrong time it could be bad. 

We recently had a meeting with the head of a very large sector of the government, it took a week to have the 30 minutes meeting confirmed, we had to submit our names prior to the appointment (For clearance) and when we got to the receptionist, our ID were matched with a Government Data Base, then name tags were printed.

As we end this week, we need to remember we can come to our Lord at anytime, no waiting, no Internet connection and no receptionist to tell you that he is on the phone and ‘May I take a message’.

Today the use of voice-mail is probably the most un-productive system as it can take days to reach a colleague.  The way of communication protocol is now a virtual waste of time.  In business experience there are instances when an unrecognized caller turned out to be the star clients changing the company’s income stream and even changing or enhancing the company’s direction. But to the average employee such a caller is treated as a ‘casual inquiry’ and a life-changing opportunity could be lost.

Just like treating an inquiry as a ‘casual inquiry’, When our Lord is calling we could render the same treatment… by thinking what we are prompted to do is really a not too important.  So, “I will be looking into it later” Did you procrastinate before proposing to you wife? Did you spend a lot of time thinking about your career choice? Did you spend a lot of time researching what to buy when you bought your last automobile?  Due Diligence is the watchword in assessing all projects, a loan is not approved before the bank conducts their due-diligence and after careful review the loan is then submitted to a loan committee (if it is a large project)

Our Lord does n0t have to do any Due-Diligence on us, Why? Because we are all ‘damaged-goods’ because of the intrinsic sin handed down from Adam.  But our Lord is ‘Merciful’, and the use of this word today is to enhance the statement of His Love. You see… God loved us with Compassion and His compassion is ‘Mercy’ and His Mercy went beyond our human capabilities, how? Because unless we receive His forgiveness and by His Grace we cannot be pardoned, and if we cannot be pardoned, we will be living in a place of perpetual torment, not just for the rest of our lives, as the rest of our lives is ‘forever’ why? Because being created in His likeness we will never die

 

Conclusion:

First let’s say this… This website is known as GOOD NEWS FOREVER, and our discussion today may not start out as ‘Good-News’ but it will end in Good NEWS and backed by a Guarantee that far exceeds the greatest Warranty backed by any company or government, there is a saying the surest thing we have in live is “Death & Taxes’ but there’s more – A Judgment, and the best to come is Salvation and a live of total Splendor…

Action/Coming to our Lord:

while our Lord is a Gracious God, He is a God of Consuming Fire, as Sinners that have not repented will be separated from God and will be cast out from his sight and be in a place of perpetual suffering (yes you will be alive but never dying and ever suffering) because our Lord has given sinners over to the final death (but still never dead) 

So, come to our Lord today as He said come unto Him and He will receive you and forgive you of your sin(s) and you will be a new creation in Christ.

Pray... Lord Jesus I come in Faith accepting Your gift of Salvation and chose 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, to you Lord be the Glory... Amen. 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord we give You our Praises and lift You up before all as You are our Eternal Sovereign God in one of our Father Creator in His Holy Trinity. Lord today we seek Your divine guidance and Lord let what we do here be for Your Glory. Lord we thank You for our Visitors coming and we seek your Grace and your Favors to all that call on Your Name Lord Jesus.  Lord as we end this week, Lord let Your Peace prevail as we seek You Lord and in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus we pray and to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

r:

English/Spanish/Chinese-Mix:

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

 

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Devotionals for Friday February 2, 2018

Answer this…    □Yes      □No      ð Not sure         I am prepared to meet my Lord, He said He will never leave me

 

An appointment to see the ‘Boss’, in a big corporation sometimes it could take days to get an appointment.

Text: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." - Matthew 11:28-29

Commentary:

Walking in on the boss could be a not so good thing to do… in fact at the wrong time it could be real bad. 

We recently had a meeting with the head of a very large sector of the government, it took a week to have the 30 minutes meeting confirmed, we had to submit our names prior to the appointment (For clearance) and when we got to the receptionist, our ID were matched with a Government Data Base, then  name tags were printed.

As we end this week, we need to remember we can come to our Lord at anytime, no waiting, no Internet connection and no receptionist to tell you that he is on the phone and ‘May I take a message’.

Today the use of voice-mail is probably the most un-productive system as it can take days to reach a colleague.  The way of communication protocol is now a virtual waste of time.  In business experience there are instances when an unrecognized caller turned out to be the star clients changing the company’s income stream and even changing or enhancing the company’s direction. But to the average employee such a caller is treated as a ‘casual inquiry’ and a life-changing opportunity could be lost.

Just like treating an inquiry as a ‘casual inquiry’, When our Lord is calling we could render the same treatment… by thinking what we are prompted to do is really a not too important.  So,  “I will looking into it later”  Did you procrastinate before proposing to you wife? Did you spend a lot of time thinking about your career choice? Did you spend a lot of time researching what to buy when you bought your last automobile?  Due Diligence is the watchword in assessing all projects, a loan is not approved before the bank conducts their due-diligence and after careful review the loan is then submitted to a loan committee (if it is a large project)

Our Lord does n0t have to do any Due-Diligence on us, Why? Because we are all ‘damaged-goods’ because of the intrinsic sin handed down from Adam.  But our Lord is ‘Merciful’, and the use of this word today is to enhance the statement of His Love. You see… God loved us with Compassion and His compassion is ‘Mercy’ and His Mercy went beyond our human capabilities, how? Because unless we receive His forgiveness and by His Grace we cannot be pardoned, and if we cannot be pardoned, we will be living in a place of perpetual torment, not just for the rest of our lives, as the rest of our lives is ‘forever’ why? Because being created in His likeness we will never die

Conclusion:

First let’s say this… This website is known as GOOD NEWS FOREVER, and our discussion today may not start out as ‘Good-News’ but it will end in Good NEWS and backed by a Guarantee that far exceeds the greatest Warranty backed by any company or government, there is a saying the surest thing we have in live is “Death & Taxes’ but there’s more – A Judgment, and the best to come is Salvation and a live of total Splendor…

Action/Coming to our Lord:

while our Lord is a Gracious God, He is a God of Consuming Fire, as Sinners that have not repented will be separated from God and will be cast out from his sight and be in a place of perpetual suffering (yes you will be alive but never dying and ever suffering) because our Lord has given sinners over to the final death (but still never dead) 

So, come to our Lord today as He said come unto Him and He will receive you and forgive you of your sin(s) and you will be a new creation in Christ.

Pray... Lord Jesus I come in Faith accepting Your gift of Salvation and chose 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, to you Lord be the Glory... Amen. 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord we give You our Praises and lift You up before all as You are our Eternal Sovereign God in one of our Father Creator in His Holy Trinity. Lord today we seek Your divine guidance and Lord let what we do here be for Your Glory. Lord we thank You for our Visitors coming and we seek your Grace and your Favors to all that call on Your Name Lord Jesus.  Lord as we end this week, Lord let Your Peace prevail as we seek You Lord and in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus we pray and to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

r:

English/Spanish/Chinese-Mix:

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

 

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Devotionals for: February 1, 2018

Thursday:           □Yes      □No      □ Not sure         I am Saved by God’s Grace through Jesus my Redeemer

Let’s hope you did check Yes…

There is no good or better Christians… and you cannot ‘Test-Drive’ being a Christian. So, with God there are no ‘Fence-sitters’ you either know Him or just know-of Him.

So, knowing the Lord we thank Him for your faith in Christ as He called you and made you a joint heir to His Kingdom.

We are His prized possession…

Genesis 1:26 [Full Chapter]

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

He gave humankind free will and it was squandered…

Genesis 3 [Full Chapter]

The Fall] Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” ...

God is a merciful God, and He provided a way for us to be redeemed.

Colossians 1:13

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

In Context | Full Chapter |

When you become a Child of God…

Romans 8:17

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. In Context | Full Chapter |

His Providence – An Abundant Life…

God did say… Psalm 50:10

for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. In Context | Full Chapter |

But He did say we could have dominion over them

Jesus paid it all…

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

By His Grace….

John 1:16

Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. In Context | Full Chapter | 

John 1:17

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

In Context | Full Chapter 

But Grace came through Christ…

Galatians 4:7

So, you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

In Context | Full Chapter |

We are engrafted into Christ’ Family…

Galatians 3:29

If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. In Context 

Rejoice and be joyful as Jesus paid it all… and you have Victory in Him.

A famous man once said, “Although I do not want to live as Christians do, I would like to die as they do” Obviously this is impossible as a man living without Christ cannot please God, and without Faith this person will never be in the presence of God.

Paul writing to the Galatians encapsulated the key points of Jesus’ teaching. We will take a brief look back on Paul who was a persecutor of Christians, he even witnessed the stoning death of Steven, and how Saul later known as Paul became a Vessel of Christ. The Lord chose him and made him a vessel, in fact we read that Paul was not boasting when he said he know of a man that was taken to the third heaven… this is where he received the knowledge of the Good News that he was commissioned to bring to the Gentiles.

Paul was a privileged individual, yet he was imprisoned, suffered at the hands of ‘scoffers’ but he prevailed and was ‘refined by fire’ and became 24 Karat Gold to boldly proclaim Christ Jesus as His Lord.

The most important appointment of the day is: Coming to our Lord, today we are focused at ‘Freedom’ as we read below… Christ our Redeemer has set us free!

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 us all.  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. Lord we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise

Praise:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv0GL8obys8

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z8XWFCY5IM&t=33s

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