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Archive January 2020

Friday: January 31, 2020

Finding Peace today, where to look? Find it by closing your eyes… connect with the Lord, and His Peace will transcend beyond the chaos of the world.

Receive His Peace today…

“My Peace I give”

John 14: 27 New International Version
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

What is chaos?

disorder · disarray · disorganization · confusion · mayhem · bedlam · pandemonium · madness · 

havoc · turmoil · tumult · commotion · disruption · upheaval · furor · frenzy

Virus outbreak in China, an Earthquake that was felt in Florida for the first time, and madness/disruption by politicians.

So, close your eyes and experience the Peace that excels over all the chaos, and rest assured that all things are in the hands of the Lord.


As James said Faith without works is dead…

James 2:

Faith and Works
      
14. What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 15. If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16. and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17. Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.

      18. But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” 

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We must go in faith, and as the farmers will pray that their crop will be protected from hail and pests, they must first plant the seeds and water it.  So, we in faith… Must Pray and thank the lord for His Mercies, His Providence and His Divine Redemption.

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

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

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

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

John 15:15

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

Luke 12:4

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

Conclusion:

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

Matthew 25:23

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

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, in Jesus we come, Lord as we acknowledge that ‘naked we came and naked we shall go’ and nothing that we possess will be taken but the greatest of all treasures will be taken into Your kingdom… Your Grace and Redemption Sealed by Your Atoning Blood. Lord we thank You for coming and thank You for redeeming us as it is through Your Grace that we are saved and not of anything we do. Lord thank You for our Visitors and bless each one and grant us all Your Favors as we shall one day Lord see You as You are. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcnfT4arZtI&list=RDnZq9xTfHvgo&index=2

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7d5Y7umtm4




Thursday: January 30, 2020

You have an appointment, and it is mandatory… because God declared this, and you must keep it.

    The difference in the Heavenly Realms by the Holy Spirit and being ritualistic…

Have you ever heard a preacher preached a whole sermon without the application of any Scriptural Text? Without the reference to the Scriptures and the Word of God, then the sermon is simply a narrative or a dissertation pertaining to a subject without the ‘Power’ of the Word.

Life management is different from Spiritual enlightening, and in Church, we come to hear the Gospel. Without the Gospel the message is lost.  Our Pastors are to be bearers of the Good News, and the Good News is all about the Lord, His Sovereignty, His Holiness, His Mercies, His Divine Grace and His Redemption.

Jesus said this in… Matthew 6: 33-34

Matthew 6:33

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

Nothing has changed in the way the Lord interacts with us, the way He spoke to Peter, Paul, and even those of earlier times, such as Moses and Elijah, His Holy Spirit is still present with us even today.  One the day of Pentecost, His Holy Spirit descended and dwells among us as our comforter.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 (NKJV)

15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [a]asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus, we shall always be with the Lord.

There is an incident that took place in World War II in the city of Stalingrad. (Now known as Volgograd) This is the Russian city known as the city where the Russian defeated Hitler’s largest contingent of troops which was a turning point in the war; contributing to Germany’s defeat, as Hitler commented… "The God of War has gone over to the other side."

The incident related to the last German aircraft to leave, standing ready for takeoff, it was filled to capacity with wounded German, many had to be left behind. Some tried to cling to the outside of the plane. When the place took off flying to Germany on landing none of those who clung to the place made it. None reached their destination except those inside the aircraft.

In our time, there are many ‘Clinging’ to the Christian truth, but they do not ‘enter-in’ by the door of faith.  (We are not judging anyone, but many are ritualistically coming to church, and will be blown away life chaff in the wind when that storm of Divine Judgment blows all those that are not ‘Inside’ will never be saved.  

We can never be saved by; Baptism, by Confirmation, or occasional attendance at church.  Jesus said ‘You must be Born-Again”

John 3:7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

John 10:7-9 (NKJV)

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All whoever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

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. Isaiah 58: 11 NKJV

Conclusion:

To apply the principle of Matthew 23: 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. And to remind my Brothers in their dedication of doing God’s work, He said… 1 Peter 5:  6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

 

Prayer:  Father in Heaven, in Jesus our Redeemer we come in Your Holy presence. we lift You up before all. Lord we are privileged to be Your messenger and we thank You for your blessings. Lord Jesus open the minds and grant us wisdom and let our readers grasp the Good News of Your Salvation. Lord we thank You for our Visitors to our three Sites, Lord bless each and every one.  We pray in Your Holy name and give You the Glory and the Power now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English:          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y_R7CBmDAE&index=1&list=RD0y_R7CBmDAE 

Spanish:         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HwXbxM96jA&list=RDtFtNjl1-is8

Chinese:         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiZyYbH9NuA




Wednesday: January 29, 2020

Living in a city that has drivers from all over the world, you need patience and learning to forgive is mandatory. Driving in a foreign land you will need to be forgiven. So, respect our guest drivers, as they respect us too.

Forgiveness is one of the key cornerstones of coming to our Lord. As Je said…

Matthew 5: 24 New Living Translation
leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

English Standard Version
leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Forgiveness is difficult
Everyone say forgiveness is a good idea until they have something to forgive
The strength to forgive
Verse 5 the source of forgiveness is from faith
So we must increase our faith.


Faith is one of the most enigmatic intangible actions, but it is
The key to Power from our Lord.


Faith, Hope, Trust, & Grace are not commonly used word in
Legal documents, these are aligned to the Heavenly realms
 Forgiveness is only real when it is rendered with sincerity
Attitude is what makes up sincerity, forgiveness without repentance is false,
Love & Forgiveness is the cornerstone of faith.


Faith in our Lord is the source of our Power from Him
The power of our Supreme God who spoke the world into
Existence can change anything in our lives
Just ask Jesus to change the abominable things in our lives…
1 we must make a decision.
2. Must understand the need & urgency to give forgiveness.
3. You cannot come to Christ unless we have forgiven all.
4. You have to uproot the barrier to truly forgive others.
5. Forgiveness is paying a debt of someone that incurred a debt.
6. Forgiveness is to forgive & to forget.

The gospel is the Grace of our Lord and his Power
Mercy is of Grace
Jesus acted as a servant to us when he was a King
God is not obliged to forgive us it is by his Love that he extended His Grace
All sins are all sin, one sin makes us a sinner, but we must know that willful sinning is persecuting Christ again and those that willfully sin may duffer His wrath as he will give you over to a Reprobate mind and treat you as Hopeless or mocking Him.. God will not be mocked.
The Grace from Jesus is undeserved and we cannot earn it
Grace is what Jesus paid for by his Blood for us

Faith is the power from our God and in His son Jesus we have redemption by his Grace that cleanse us from our sins, now and forever.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus, because of You we are made righteous to be in Your Holy Presence. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all You Divine Providence as we thank you knowing that all good things are from You and in faith, we go spreading Your Good News.

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=LZjBJuHgXPE&list=RDLZjBJuHgXPE&start_radio=1&t=0  

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcoRJQvTB2E&list=RDXcoRJQvTB2E&start_radio=1

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArvEolpKllc&t=34s


Tuesday: January 28, 2020

What will nurture your soul? … not that five-star restaurant, nor that high cathedral. But the Word of Christ will provide all the nutrient you will need in this life.

Reading the best seller, dining at the country club, attending the services at the city cathedral which of these may benefit the soul? The service at the cathedral may be the one, if it’s Christ centered, and the Gospel is shared.

The global trend on “None” is a serious issue for the churches. Millennials are the highest percentage on “None-believers”.

Is this trend a fulfillment of the end times prophecy?

Jude 1:18

New Living Translation

They told you that in the last times there would be scoffers whose purpose in life is to satisfy their ungodly desires.

While the trend of “Nones” are growing, we can share the Good News today… because the media platform of today is greater than in the days of Paul, Philip or any other messenger of the Word.

How can the Nones be reached? The wonder of mathematics can immensely exponentially reach thousands.

The Super-Natural Powers of God can be seen in each of our lives, where?  We are a unique, He ‘Made’ us and breathed life into us.  This is His Spirit, and because He (God) is Holy, so should we.  But Sin came into the world and Sin is a blemished that we are all inherited; was God surprised of mankind’s waywardness? No, this is why Jesus came and His coming was not a last-minute decision by God. 700 years before Jesus was born Isaiah prophesied of Christ coming to be the Lamb of God…  Why is Jesus the Lamb of God? Just like the Lamb that was sacrificed on the night of the ‘Passover’ of the angel of death, the blood of the lamb protected the Israelite saving them. This is the forerunner of the coming “Passover’ by which the Blood of Christ will keep us safe on that day when the next ‘Passover’ comes… This is; ‘The Day of The Lord”

Therefore, we are redeemed by the Atoning Blood of Jesus our Lord and Savior.

How do you receive His Divine Redemption? He said come unto Him and He will give you rest, The Bible said… All who calls on His name shall be saved, Jesus said He will never leave you nor forsake you…

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

And this is a choice that we must make… so the question is choosing whom you will serve.

Joshua 24:15 (NKJV)

15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Prayer: Father in Heaven we thank you in Jesus our Lord and savior who Redeemed us and placed us on the Solid Rock. Lord today be with us and our Visitors and grant us Your Divine Grace as we go with Your Peace. Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness as we ask Your Blessings and Your Providence on our Visitors and us all. In Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, we Pray and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfzpfqrPUDo&start_radio=1&list=RDLfzpfqrPUDo

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-eLxibV9QM

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkEMqYkkcxg&t=211s




Monday January 27th, 2020

Is 2020 off to a great start? At a recent visit to a hospital the parking lot is full to capacity. But, for some churches the lot is half empty… why?

There are many things you can do to increase your life expectancy: exercise, eat well, take your medication and ... go to church.

A new study finds people who attend religious services weekly live longer. Specifically, the research looked at how many years are added to life expectancy based on:

A growing body of research is beginning to define the complex connections between religious and spiritual beliefs and practices and an individual's physical and psychological health. No one says it's as simple as going to services or "finding religion" later in life. It may be that people who are more involved in religious activities or are personally more spiritual are doing something that makes them feel better emotionally and helps them live longer and more healthily. The question, researchers say, is what exactly are they doing?

"There is an increasing interest in the subject among researchers and the public," says Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, who is co-chair of the Religion and Aging interest group of the Gerontological Society on Aging (GSA), a national group of researchers in aging.

Aging experts will discuss religion, spirituality and aging at the GSA annual conference, which starts Nov. 19 in San Francisco. Sessions will include a discussion of a new report -- from the National Institute on Aging and the Fetzer Institute, a Michigan foundation interested in mind/body issues -- that details research on the religious and spiritual dimensions of health.

 Making it on your own…

You have the ability to choose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can - prepare, pray and achieve - to make it happen. By… Ben Carson

For sure ‘Great things are going to happen’ because Jesus said so…

As we read the news events of the day one could wish for the simpler times of life, when there was less stress, less strife.  Our world is a world of a constant battle and there are really no simpler times.

The battle started in the Garden of Eden when Eve was tempted by the serpent. And this ‘serpent’ was the devil.  Now we may wonder why did God allow the devil to enter the Garden of Eden.  Because Adam and Eve were made in the likeness of God, created with ‘Free-will’ and the devil is always roaming seeking those he can destroy.  The devil was cast out of heaven and even now this evil one is lurking seeking to tempt you and me.

Adam and Eve were not robots and so are we… God gave Moses the Commandments and the purpose of this is to define Right from wrong.  We are given the freedom of choice.

We are made ‘Perfect’ in Christ… not by our own ability, but by His Grace and through His Redemption we are cleansed as we are covered by His Divine Blood, and through His Resurrection we are made Perfect.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer and our Eternal Sovereign God in One of our Father and Creator and Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus; today we come to thank You for Your Love and Your Grace that provided Your Salvation by Your Resurrection to Life Ever-Lasting.  Lord what a Privilege You have given us. We thank You Lord for our Visitors and lift You up before all. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIaT8Jl2zpI&list=PLWvahZRxLnLMSWeULnub0CCeQzvxGM8hB

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9sR9RuJlz8&list=RD-9sR9RuJlz8&start_radio=1&t=6

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuK3oi7-YoM





Topic for Week of January 20th, Thru 26th, 2020

Monday

January is almost gone.  Last week we spoke of … the speed of light. And time is fleeting-by, is there is a reason?

Tuesday:

Do You pray harder when you need God’s help? Is there a reason to hold God accountable to His promises?

Wednesday:

Approaching the Throne of Grace, are you ready to step forward? This is going before the King of kings, and Lord of all lords.  Yet He said we can boldly approach Him…

Thursday:

When you know Jesus, He will meet all your needs. Why? Because He said He would, and it is accomplished only by our Faith, in Him and asking in His Name trusting that He said He would. So, thank Him.

Friday:

God poured His love on each of us… do you feel His love today?  Stop and experience it.

Saturday:

God gave you His Peace, a sound mind with power, an amazing Grace and His Divine Providence of abundance. Did you get your share?

Sunday:

The Lord is at hand… His presence is eternal, and in the Holy Trinity of Father: Son and Holy Spirit we have His Divine Grace and power.

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Sunday: January 26, 2020

The Lord is at hand… His presence is eternal, and in the Holy Trinity of Father: Son and Holy Spirit we have His Divine Grace and power.

Did you know? God’s plan includes you, is your name entered in His book of Life?

You may say how do I know that God has a plan for me? I have no special training, nor talent that the almighty God would want me as part of his plans.

Neither did Moses, David, Amos, or even Saul who became Paul...

Because you have been created in the likeness of God, You are a masterpiece. You’re an original. Not a copy and there is no one else like you.

Just think Jesus said even the very hairs on your head are numbered, so we were created to serve and not to be served. Just like our redeemer Lord and Savior… Jesus who made us children of Light.

Moses did say… Exodus 3: 11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (the rest of the interaction between Moses and God is history)

Like Amos, who was just a shepherd who God sent to warn the Israelites…

Amos 7:11

For this is what Amos is saying: “‘Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’

Amos 7:12

Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Get out, you seer! Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there.

Amos 7:14

Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. In Context |

So, do not worry about your ‘qualifications’ when you are equipped by the Lord you will be able to accomplish the Lord’s mission regardless of any ridicule like what they did to Amos above.

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

Watch for… The DAY OF THE LORD… This is the day when our Lord will return, but the prelude to the Day of the Lord will be the Rapture… there will be the Sound of the Trumpet, but not everyone will hear it, only those in Christ will hear it.

Let us give thanks in Faith to our Lord Jesus who Paid It All… Lord Jesus we thank You for the Covenant of Your promise that in Your Father’s Kingdom there are many mansions and where You are we will be. Lord,  today let Your Holy Spirit be with us as we pray in Your Holy

Consider it a great privilege to be chosen and be sent. So, today… Stop-Look-Listen the Lord is calling you.

Prayer:

Lord, today as we pause to hear Your calling, Lord reveal to each of us Your desire. We acknowledge that You did say to Your disciples… take nothing, and do not worry what you will say, as your Holy Spirit will empower each of us. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we seek Your Divine blessing on all, and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxH8Q8ue65o&list=RDAxH8Q8ue65o

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoKsBeoEW18&list=RDZoKsBeoEW18&t=5

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcEwLmR78jQ&list=RDFcEwLmR78jQ&t=21




Saturday: January 25, 2020

God gave you His Peace, a sound mind with power, an amazing Grace and His Divine Providence of abundance. Did you get your share?

Amazing Grace… how can this be? A sound mind with ‘Power’? Yes, He did. And Jesus said that we will do many things…

John 14:12 NASB

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.

Good News: Consider that today we have the complete Scripture which is more than the disciples had as they followed Jesus; but they had Christ among them, We have the Comforter, The Holy Spirit, and we have a lifetime of opportunity to Praise our Lord Jesus,

Commentary:  The meter is always ticking, there’s no ‘free-lunch’ you cannot live without buying something or paying. But with Christ, all our lunches are ‘Free’, and the meter is fed…

Our Creator endowed us with the power of proclaiming the Gospel, while the Angels were not given this authority.   This is a little-known fact to many Christians that we were given a higher power than his Angels.

 

Where do we see this in the scriptures? When Cornelius who was a God-fearing man that sought the Lord, when the Angel appeared to Cornelius, he only spoke telling Cornelius to send a messenger to get Peter to come and bring the Gospel to his household.  Our Lord entrusted us to be messengers of His Good News, so claimed this in the name of our Lord Jesus.

According to the Scriptures when the Gospel is preached thought-out the world then the end shall be. Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.


Matthew 24:13-15 But we have nothing to worry about, as the end is the beginning of a life in Paradise… Why? because Jesus told the dying repentant thief at the Crucifixion; “Today you will be with me in Paradise”  We posted a note last week, to ‘focus on the Giver and not on what is given’ Therefore, focus on our Lord Jesus Christ as He is our Redeemer and he said no one comes to the Father unless through Him.

 

Prayer:  Heavenly Father we thank You in Jesus our Redeemer, Lord Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Holy Trinity of our Father and Creator.  Father we thank You for the privilege of being entrusted to be a messenger as You commissioned. Jesus our Lord it is by Your Grace and Your Triumphant Resurrection that we can come in Victory. Lord bless this day and our Visitors as we seek Your guidance and be filled with Your Holy Spirit, just like when the Holy Spirit came to the household of Cornelius , Lord let the message of this Good News website be a revelation to many as we bring You and Lift You up before all for Your Glory. In Your Holy name we Pray, Lord Jesus, to You is the power and the glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DG052rsP3Y&feature=related

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wo_DqKGmwM&list=RD7a0zCZIJ8XQ&index=34

Think on this: Professional built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark, but it was designed by God.



Friday: January 24, 2020

God poured His love on each of us… do you feel His love today?  Stop and experience it.

When was the last time you experienced being spared from a disastrous situation?

Know that Jesus loves you and as He said…

Philippians 1: And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Knowing that God began a good work in you, and He will finish it.

Are you allowing Him to continue His work in you.

God’s work is good, and you are His handiwork.

What work have you done that is considered good? Our good work can be a part of our resume’ but, good work cannot get you into God’s Kingdom. And thankfully it cannot.

Because if it could, then one could boast.

Ephesians 2:8-10

8. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9. not by works, so that no one can boast. 10. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Good to remember and spread it around…

The Date for His Return is not yet known, but there are many clues and the following states clearly of His return. 

Matthew 24:30-32 New King James Version (NKJV)

30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His [a]elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The Parable of the Fig Tree

32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.

2 Peter 3:10

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

But above this God provided a way for you to be saved. Saved from what? the Wrath of God, why? Because as the Bible said…

Romans 3:10

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

Only by the Righteousness of Christ, by His Redeeming Blood, we are made righteous.

And because of His Grace, we will not be judged, and His Word said…

Romans 8:1

Free from Indwelling SinThere is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. In Context 

Many of our readers may say we are not writing anything new, as we already know this. But, for many these facts are new and sharing the Love of Christ and His Divine Grace is a privilege to be made known.  And, even if you already know that in Christ there’s salvation by His redemption and the assurance of being free from condemnation, it is a good re-assurance to reaffirm our faith in Him.

Father in Heaven, Lord Jesus we come and by Your Divine and Holy Presence in our midst, we come and give You or Praises. Lord bless our Visitors and we all go in Faith knowing that all thing works together for the Good of those who loves You. Lord we reaffirm our love by adoration and thank you for Your Divine Redemption 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=LfzpfqrPUDo&start_radio=1&list=RDLfzpfqrPUDo

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-eLxibV9QM

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkEMqYkkcxg&t=211s





Thursday: January 23, 2020

When you know Jesus, He will meet all your needs. Why? Because He said He would, and it is accomplished only by our Faith, in Him and asking in His Name trusting that He said He would. So, thank Him.

Now that you have wealth, self-satisfaction what more do you need? Guess what you are still lacking…

TEXT:  Luke 12:17-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ 18 So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”

The statement of…” Still Lacking” follows:

20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’

21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”

Place your value of the treasures in Heaven… That new car will be just a piece of metal that will be obsolete in a few years.

Your money in the bank is eroding away as inflation is eating away at it.

Only what’s done for Christ will last… 

The story of the wealthy person that died and told his accountant that all his money must be buried with him, his attorney came to the burial and asked the accountant, how much money will you be placing in the grave? The account said about a million dollars, they attorney quickly pulled out his check book and wrote a check for a million dollars and said, let me have the cash and place my check in the hole.

We all need what we refer to as ‘walk-around money’… but the disciples when sent by Jesus, they were told not to take anything with them. 

Luke 9:2-4 New King James Version (NKJV)

He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. And He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have two tunics apiece.

Today we reflect on the instruction from Jesus…

Matthew 6:33-34 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

The Faithfulness of the Father…

Philippians 4:19 [Full Chapter]

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Jesus is the Same Yesterday, tomorrow and forever…

The assurance of Jesus to His disciples not to take bread, money or even a space change of clothes, His Word still stands, and we are assured of this…

Romans 8: 32-39

God’s Everlasting Love

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

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

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Praise the Eternal Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Ephesians 4:5

one Lord, one faith, one baptism; In Context | Full Chapter 

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today we come to thank You for Your Grace, Your Love and Your Redemption. Lord, we know that unless You build it, it shall not last. Lord we thank you for being the Solid Rock on which we stand. Lord bless this mission and let it be a blessing for many, as we dedicate this to You for Your Glory.  Lord let this endeavor be fruitful and we thank You Lord for the Visitors and we ask your Divine Blessing on each one. In Your precious name we pray Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:    On Christ the Solid Rock we stand …

English:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqqj0XFgK9c

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkhie-z9cz0

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmC8n-lUMW4&list=RDHmC8n-lUMW4#t=11




Wednesday: January 22, 2020

Approaching the Throne of Grace, are you ready to step forward? This is going before the King of kings, and Lord of all lords. Yet He said we can boldly approach Him…

Hebrews 4:16
New Living Translation
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most…
: Handle with Care… Life is Fragile, and the most Fragile of you is Your Soul, but it can be wrapped in ‘Cotton’
Topic: Why does evil exist? Why did God give us 10 Commandments that we cannot keep? They were given to let us know His Goodness.

Text: Exodus 24:12
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the law and commandments which I have written, that you may teach them.”

Commentary: In life there is a wrong way and a right way. Why is there an instruction sheet enclosed in the little box that contains an electrical switch? Because you will attach the wrong wires to the wrong contacts, so read the wiring instruction to avoid burning the contacts. As we say… when all else fail, read the instructions.

In life we are confronted with allure of marketing, at an automobile show, they emphasis is not on the cars but the models standing by the vehicles. In most commercials the promotion is not the product but what the product will do for you. So in today's message we are focused on the 'Core-Aspect' of why Christ died for us….
First; He loves us, so this is the core reason, secondly, He wants us to be filled with Joy, Thirdly, He wants us to be where He is.

The above are what we consider to be God's perspective as the scriptures taught us. Now let's look at this from our own perspective. Why do we need a Savior? Because without His salvation we are going down in the Titanic, so the following is more or less of why we need to be saved:
First, we are all survivalist, and will always struggle to survive, secondly, we would like to avoid being cast into hell and therefore we want to find a way around this. Thirdly, His offer of Life Everlasting sounds interesting, but we oftentimes postpone the decision to take up His offer.

Now we want to analyze why did we receive the Ten-Commandments. Because the absence of a set of rule will cause us to be living a lawless life not governed by a set of instructions of how to live a good life. Just like the instruction of how to wire the switch, the commandments are there to tell us if we do the wrong thing we will be roasted, (like burning-up the wrongly wired switch)

We are all created as 'Free-thinkers' and having this freedom, we will choose the wrong things especially lured by the marketing blitz. Some things are obvious that are done in our lives by applying intelligence; but rational thinking is not always applied. This brings us to the irrational action that usually comes with consequences.
Life is a Vapor, The Bible said… James 4:14
Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

Principle: You can’t ‘Test-Drive’ Christianity… to see if it works for you!

His Promise / His Faithfulness: Deuteronomy 6:2
that you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

EVENING:
Action/Coming to our Lord:
Deuteronomy 28:13
And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.
Conclusion: The Followers of Jesus gave their lives for the Gospel, Why? Because they knew His Resurrection was TRUE…

The book of ACTS is about The Holy Spirit and the Disciples, as we see that Christ gave them the Holy Spirit that empowered them with the Power to Heal, and to Proclaim Him with Authority and be Fearless, they did this as they were filled with His Holy Spirit, “The Comforter” that HE said He would send after He ascended into Heaven.

Today we can boldly come to Jesus our High Priest as our Sovereign God, as he said “It is Finished” and the Temple Veil was torn, and by His Blood we are saved as He, Jesus is our Intercessor and our Mediator and He will never leave us not forsake us.

Accept His Invitation today; come to our Lord as He is willing to accept you just as you are…

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

Praise: ‘Jesus Paid It All’

Praise: ‘Jesus Paid It All’

English: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3o3DiMVdOI&feature=related

Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbgh5qmc8xs

Chinese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axJlfLJGwQk&list=PL2Fxo6-IDhrzjxXd7AGG6wqhhfHFJLjyu




Tuesday: January 21, 2020

Do You pray harder when you need God’s help? Is there a reason to hold God accountable to His promises?

Yes, we do, even though Jesus knew what the blind man wanted, He asked what would you like for me to do?

Mark 10: 51

New International Version
"What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked him. The blind man said, "Rabbi, I want to see."

Why did Jesus ask?

Because it takes ‘Faith’ and belief to receive the Grace, love and gifts of the Lord…

As Jesus said to the blind man…

52. “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

It was the faith in Jesus by the blind man that Jesus saw and healed him.

So standing in faith Praying and knowing that without faith it is impossible to please the Lord.

      The reason why we must keep on ‘Asking’… Jesus knows your need, but He wants us to know Him.

Jesus already knew what the blind man wanted, but, still Jesus asked… “What do you want Me to do for you?” why did Jesus asked?  It’s like being at an intersection and you see someone that seems like a destitute homeless individual, but he did not come up and ‘Ask’…  what do you do? One of two things offer to help or to ignore and move on.  It should be noted, that if the individual comes up and ask, you ‘must’ give.

So, Jesus gave His blessing and His healing power. We all have heard about; ‘do not cast your pearls to swine’ and ‘beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing’.

It is a bit of ‘Fresh-Air’ to share the providence of the Lord, but not to squander it. And as we address this, let us in reference go to the Lord.

Today I will address the most popular worship song (for this month) it is titled ‘God’s Reckless Love’ maybe the writer should have consulted the dictionary before using this title of ‘Reckless’ which means; reckless meaning: showing a lack of care about risks or danger and acting without thinking about the results of your actions.  The word reckless comes from the Old English word receleas, meaning "careless, thoughtless, heedless."

So, today…let us be fast in listening and slow to speak…guard our words carefully, it is like a bullet, once shot it cannot be retrieved. Don’t waste your bullets, keep your powder dry, these are the tips to guarding our surroundings.

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

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

God said we should also choose how we live…

Matthew 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:23-25 

To come to Christ and receive His Redemption, in Faith to receive Him…

Pray: Lord Jesus I am a Sinner, I come and repent of my sin by receiving Your Priceless Gift through Your Blood of Atonement, I invite You Lord to come into my heart and make me a new creation by your Grace. Lord I commit myself to You Lord and ask Your Holy Spirit to be with me from henceforth, To You Lord is the Power and the Glory forevermore… Amen.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today as we bring Your Good News of Salvation to many, we seek Your blessings on our Visitors and Lord remove the scales from our eyes, and lead us to Green Pastures and Your Still Water of Life. We Praise You Lord and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

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

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

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

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




Monday January 20, 2020

January is almost gone.  Last week we spoke of … the speed of light. And time is fleeting-by, is there is a reason?

Mark 13: 20 New American Standard Bible
"Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

Jesus’ declaration of His Faithfulness.

John 14: Jesus said…

10. Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I say to you, I do not speak on My own. Instead, it is the Father dwelling in Me, performing His works. 11. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me—or at least believe on account of the works themselves.

12. Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13. And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
(Joel 2:28-32John 16:5-16Acts 2:1-13Acts 10:44-48Acts 19:1-7)

15. If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever— 17. the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and will be in you.

18. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19. In a little while, the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live. 20. On that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you. 21. Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.”

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 (in Context) Job 10 (Whole Chapter):

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,

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 that seek You Lord; safety and as Your said Lord.. ” You will never leave us nor forsake us”, To You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore, in Your Holy name Lord Jesus we pray… Amen.

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

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33xkDNi2kIo

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1s_c9mu-QU

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N47cuQnJ7R4&list=PLEMRrgohKFBpqKv1PW-NNBzMCKlWmrx7c




Topic for Week of January 13th, Thru 19th, 2020

Monday

 Faith + Prayer = Power, nothing can compare to this equation. Not even   E = mc2 as this was a theory, but the Power of the Holy Spirit is always present.

 

Tuesday:  

Is God hearing our prayers? When was your last contact with Him? Stay in contact, because He wants to hear from you, and you will know He cares.             

Wednesday: 

   It’s never too early or too late to come to Him, do not make Him your last resort. Seek Him first.

Thursday:  

What do you really believe, are you ready to stake your life on it?

           

Friday:

God staked everything on you, do you believe in yourself, know that that He chose you before the foundation of the world…

                

Saturday: 

Know this… that God is intimately involved in your life,

          

Sunday:

What does it mean…? When God said enter into my Rest, (in the book of Hebrews) what was His intent?

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Sunday: January  19, 2020

What does it mean…? When God said enter into my Rest, (in the book of Hebrews) what was His intent?

The Sabbath Rest

(Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 16:22-30)

  1. Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be deemed to have fallen short of it. 2. For we also received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, since they did not share the faith of those who comprehended it.

3. Now we who have believed enter that rest. As for the others, it is just as God has said:

“So, I swore on oath in My anger,

‘They shall never enter My rest.’”

And yet His works have been finished since the foundation of the world. 4. For somewhere He has spoken about the seventh day in this manner: “And on the seventh day God rested from all His works.” 5. And again, as He says in the passage above: “They shall never enter My rest.”

6. Since, then, it remains for some to enter His rest, and since those who formerly heard the good news did not enter because of their disobedience, 7. God again designated a certain day as “Today,” when a long time later He spoke through David as was just stated: “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.”

8. For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9. There remains, then, a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10. For whoever enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His. 11. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following the same pattern of disobedience.

The Living Word

12. For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight; everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

14. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we profess. 15. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are yet was without sin. 16. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Here’s what is declared…

9. There remains, then, a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10. For whoever enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His. 11. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following the same pattern of disobedience.

13. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight; everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

 

14. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we profess. 15. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are yet was without sin. 16. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Commentary:

Approach the throne of Grace with confidence, to be able to receive His Rest… His Mercy and Grace today do not wait until your time of need. He wants you to have Joy in Him.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, through Jesus our Redeemer we have Joy and victory in You. Lord today as You have said whatever we asked in Your Holy Name will be granted. So, we give thanks for our petition of healing, financial provisions, relationship in You as we abide in You and You in us.  Lord we thank You for our Visitors and let Your Divine providence be on us all.  In Your Holy Name Lord Jesus… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33xkDNi2kIo

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1s_c9mu-QU

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N47cuQnJ7R4&list=PLEMRrgohKFBpqKv1PW-NNBzMCKlWmrx7c






Saturday:  January 18, 2020

Know this… that God is intimately involved in your life,

How do you know this? Because He said so…

Just like when God said to Moses…

Exodus 33: 12 New International Version
Moses said to the LORD, "You have been telling me, 'Lead these people,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, 'I know you by name and you have found favor with me.

John 15:16 New International Version
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last--and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

No Greater Love

5. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6. Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7. But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8. When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

9. “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11.  I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!  12. This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14. You are my friends if you do what I command. 

Commentary

So, one could say I did not asked to be born, yes you did not ask, but God created you and He did this for a purpose. He created us to be His ‘Friends’

As He said… Yes, your joy will overflow! 12. This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13.There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 

We are no longer slaves, but His Friends…

15. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. 16. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. 17.This is my command: Love each other.

Philippians 4: 4-9 (NKJV)

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

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

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

Meditate on These Things

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

Here what to Tell and shout it out from the mountain tops…

Philippians 2 New International Version (NIV)

Imitating Christ’s Humility

2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Prayer: Father in Heaven, in Jesus our Lord and savior we come.  Lord as we gather we are assured that You Lord Jesus is in our midst and You are our Mediator to the Father.  Lord we thank You for Your Divine Grace and we thank you Lord for the privilege of serving You and for our many Visitors. Lord bless each of our Visitors as we Praise You and give You the Glory, we thank You Lord that whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved. Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufzr4SqAxy0&list=RDufzr4SqAxy0#t=10

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0LJQGl44Sw&list=RD-0LJQGl44Sw#t=9

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuGN365VAmU&list=PLS_tYHx2HXX4pylG0gdsoDTaiLdLqjPX1



Friday: January 17th, 2020

God staked everything on you, do you believe in yourself, know that that He chose you before the foundation of the world…

After 400 years of silence, God sent His Son Jesus, as ‘God among us’

Have you ever asked why there was 400 years of silence?

This period is known as the ‘Silent Years’ a time when God did not reveal anything new.

On the other hand, to us 400 years may be a long time but, to The Creator time is celestial. So much we do not know, we have the theory of Quantum Physics, we know that light moves at the speed of 300,000 kilometers per second (186,000 miles per second) and when an object moves at this speed, its mass will become infinite. So, God is infinite.

John the Baptist who announced the Lamb of God…John baptized with water, but Jesus baptized by the Holy Spirit…

Acts 11: (Peter’s account of his visit with Cornelius)

15.  As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, just as He had come upon us at the beginning. 16Then I remembered the word of the Lord, as He used to say, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17So, if God gave them the same gift as He gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to hinder the work of God?”

Monday: July 16, 2018

The Power of His Presence… He is standing at the door (Rev 3: 20)

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Standing on God’s promise….

Today, pray and stand back… allowing the power of God’s hand to work in your life. He can use each of us to accomplish His will. So, let it be His will and not your will. Because, His will is the way of Truth in a Life led by His glorious Providence and Love ️ for each other.

His Promise:

This should bring you great comfort, for if you have committed your life to Jesus Christ, God has promised that His angels will be with you at all times, to protect and guide you. This doesn't mean we'll never have problems, or that we'll always choose the right path in life -- but it does mean we'll never be snatched from God's loving hands. We aren't to worship the angels or make them the focus of our faith -- but we are to trust God's promise that "he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways" (Psalm 91:11).

The Bible doesn't say the angels pray for us -- and the reason is because One far greater than the angels already is praying for us: The Lord Jesus Christ. He alone is the divine Son of God, who even now sits in heaven interceding for us (see Hebrews 7:25). Is your faith and trust in Him -- both for today and for eternity?

Conclusion:  The Assurance of our Lord is eternal, the ‘Insurance’ by the best rated insurer will expire, and even they themselves need the ‘Real’ Assurance for that fateful day when all things will be let loose, as Jesus holds it all together but there is a day known as ‘The day of the Lord’ when all things will be shaken, it will be a day like we have never seen.

While our Lord is Faithful and loving and is Forgiving, He is also a God of ‘Consuming Fire’ as there will be an expiration of His Grace. Grace is defined as “UN-Merited” and is something that is not earned, therefore we need to know that His Fair-Warning is also to be respected as in due course of time, (which we never know when) ‘The Day of the Lord’ will come, or when we will be taken from this world.

The proof positive of His Creation is becoming more evident even through Science, now we are learning of the “God-Particle’ as the missing-link…. Is God allowing man to gain more in-sight? Are we coming closer to the full realization that all things are made by Him?

Remember the story of God telling man ‘Get your own Dirt’.  Today we face a global immigration and economic challenge, why? Man, in their quest to build a utopia here is futile as the scriptures says there will be no lasting peace here, and only when He returns will the Believers be at Peace by being with our Lord.  As the famous buy-line of an insurance company asked...” Are you in Good Hands?” right now those in Christ can say YES.

Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

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

‘Jesus Paid It All’

Praise:

English:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaZbqDd33Yw

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

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5lFordsl9Y&list=RDq5lFordsl9Y&t=12



Thursday: January 16, 2020

What do you really believe, are you ready to stake your life on it?

What can you really believe in? The blitz of the media, newspapers, television and the internet can influence some. But the small voice within maybe more influential to some.

If you know that God gave you a sound mind, and discernment; then the exposure to the blitz of opinions intended to influence you will not be of substance.

For we know in whom we have believed, and on that day, we shall see Him.

Just as Job said…

This is Job’s affirmation, in response to his wife saying, why don’t you curse god and die…

Despite the pain and suffering Job was experiencing, his response was…

Job 19: 25. But I know that my Redeemer lives,

and in the end, He will stand upon the earth.

26. Even after my skin has been destroyed,

yet in my flesh I will see God.

27. I will see Him for myself;

my eyes will behold Him, and not as a stranger.

How my heart yearns within me!

Job staked his life on God… and as we read;

The LORD Blesses Job

Job 42: 10-17

10. After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his prosperity and doubled his former possessions. 11. All his brothers and sisters and prior acquaintances came and dined with him in his house. They consoled him and comforted him over all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. And each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.

12. So, the LORD blessed Job’s latter days more than his first. He owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. 13. And he also had seven sons and three daughters. 14. He named his first daughter Jemimah, his second Keziah, and his third Keren-happuch. 15. No women as beautiful as Job’s daughters could be found in all the land, and their father granted them an inheritance among their brothers.

16. After this, Job lived 140 years and saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. 17. And so, Job died, old and full of years.

Prayer:

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

Praise:                               

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNRFumI2ch0&index=10&list=RDLfzpfqrPUDo

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

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






Wednesday:  January 15, 2020

   It’s never too early or too late to come to Him, do not make Him your last resort. Seek Him first.

As said… there’s no atheist in the fox hole.

Let it be “VICTORY in CHRIST’        What is your life’s mission? Find it and deploy it, align it to the ‘Great-Commission’

Galatians 5

Thoughts for Monday… 

You can’t afford to miss the most important appointment of the day, Your Daily

Commentary:

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.

Christ our Redeemer has set us free!

Galatians 5 (NIV)

Freedom in Christ

5: 1.  It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.

Life by the Spirit

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 

His Promise:

Hebrews 7:25
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

His Faithfulness:

Romans 8: 28-35

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

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died —more than that, who was raised to life —is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Prayer:           Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer, Lord Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God, as we start this new week Lord, let each day be a day of Grace, and let Your Blessings flow to us and to all that we interact with. Lord we place You on High, and we stand at the empty Cross knowing that You ascended to the Throne of Righteousness, and we are privileged to come as You intercedes for us. Lord, we pray for our Nation and we ask that Your Will be done and bring us to You so that You may heal our land, we pray for our Visitors. 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=1jJPcjeP2SI&list=RD1jJPcjeP2SI

Chinese:         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3tlOfFsFqw&list=RDP3tlOfFsFqw#t=65

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




Tuesday:  January 14, 2020

 

Is God hearing our prayers? When was your last contact with Him? Stay in contact, because He wants to hear from you, and you will know He cares.             

We are all ‘Seekers” seekers of attention, seeker of the ‘Light’ seeking what else… fame & fortune?

Jesus said… Matthew 6:33

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

Fame and Fortune come and go… Some ‘Famous’ individuals are known for their schemes, and one that is a Text-Book lesson taught in every business schools would be Carlo Ponzi.  Today all schemes that offers great and exorbitant returns are somewhat classified as a ‘Ponzi-Scheme’

Ponzi sought wealth and he received a misfortune instead, he became infamous.  Even today many ‘schemers’ are still deceiving others. But we will rely on the principle that all ‘ill-begotten fortunes will soon be lost’

For the record, Ponzi died a penniless person.

Deception is the main ingredients of all schemes…

The devil is a deceiver, and we must place things in its chronological order.  The Creation through to the fall of mankind to the lies of the devil in the garden of Eden, when we read about this in the Bible, it appeared that the devil was always present, but time wise there was a period when Adam and Eve were already in the garden, and there was a time when the devil was casted out of heaven and came to earth.   Therefore, chronologically it was after the devil landed on earth that he came to the Garden and started his deceitfulness.

So, let’s be seeker of Light, and the Light of the World is Jesus.

John 8:12

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

John 9:5

While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” In Context | Full Chapter 

The power and the Glory of the Lord is described below…

Ezekiel 1:

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

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

So, today the Almighty Messiah is not dressed in his sandals, He is surrounded by brilliant light.

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

Do you believe the Flood and Noah and the ARK?

Luke 17:27

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

Hebrews 11:7

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

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

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

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

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

Lord Jesus we come affirming You as our Messiah, and Lord as we humbly seek You and Your Glory is shining around us. Lord we thank You for the privilege of serving You and we ask Your divine Providence on our Visitors and us all. Lord Jesus to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNg3cD0DWr0&list=RDJNg3cD0DWr0&start_radio=1&t=30

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACide6XWQC4

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6d9PqRWbc8




Monday January 13, 2020

 Faith + Prayer = Power, nothing can compare to this equation. Not even   E = mc2 as this was a theory, but the Power of the Holy Spirit is always present.

Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity still stands….

 Here was a man who as a child they thought he had learning difficulties. Einstein did not speak until he was around eight years old, he disliked school and did poorly. Except for maths and physics.

Conversely, Jesus as a young boy sat in the temple and debated the elders and astonished them.

The theory of relativity was brilliant, but Jesus proved what Einstein wrote about. This is quantum physics. Jesus applied this by His ascension to heaven. Today we have the proof, yet it is not highly published that the great “I AM” Jesus went beyond the theory. He is the Thesis and He is the Living GOD.

Today, we have the proof, not the theory…

Jesus came, lived among us, died, and rose from death, and ascended to the throne of righteousness.

Yes, Jesus’s mission was to save us, not by words or theory, but he His Living Blood.

Now the “Living Blood” is much more than the Theory of Relativity, it is Super-Natural and cannot be proven in a Lab, yet His Redemptive Power of being Born again, by the Holy Spirit of the Trinity.

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is somewhat incomprehensible.

But, applying the power of Faith + Prayer we have communion with God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. This ‘Power’ through the Holy Spirit manifested to mankind, and it is experienced daily.

How can we say this… because God have given us a sound mind with Power.

2 Timothy 1:7

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

Now to Him be the glory… Prayer: Lord Jesus because You said, we are a chosen generation, we are Holy and acceptable through Your Righteousness to come in the Holy Presence of the Father. Thank You Lord and bless our Visitors and by Your Divine Providence upon us all. Lord as You are the Light, we go in Peace trusting You and to You Lord Jesus is the power and the glory forever.  Amen.

       The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. – James 5:16

Praise:

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viul9rPb2BQ

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACide6XWQC4






Topic for Week of January 6th Thru 12th, 2020

Monday

 Could this be the year? No, the Lord did not forget us, there were 400 Years of silence, then! The magnificent Star shone down over Bethlehem. Declaring the Birth of our Savior Jesus. The next time the event will be seen from the east or the west.           

       

Tuesday:  

Preparing for a trip requires planning, packing and be prepared, are you?             

Wednesday: 

    The best place you ever visited. Do you recall it?  What is 4-Star resort? It will not even be close to what the Lord has prepared for each of us.

Thursday:  

All the wealth of earth cannot be used… nothing here, except your living Soul is of Worth. How much is it worth? God said it is priceless and fully insured.

           

Friday:

When we read the events of the Old Testament, it is live a replay of War & Peace, the biblical events of the beginning included many battles, nations against nations but there were also moments of triumphs.                

Saturday: 

Are we “Armchair” Christian? Are we just cruising along the scenic route? Walking along the promenade without seeing those in need?

          

Sunday:

Our Lord Jesus did say we could be comfortable, even in abundance. He never said that you had to be poor, he never said you don’t need a new car, a big house and be well dressed. He never said these would be a detriment to entering His Kingdom. BUT he did say it is easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle than…

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Sunday: January 12,2020

Our Lord Jesus did say we could be comfortable, even in abundance. He never said that you had to be poor, he never said you don’t need a new car, a big house and be well dressed. He never said any of these would be a detriment to entering His Kingdom. BUT he did say it is easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle than…

Jesus said:

In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” Luke 18:25

We are not defending what is known as “Prosperity Gospel” as Luke 12:15 states… 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Romans 11:33-36 provides the order of God regarding His Providence to us…


      33Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! 34For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR35Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN36For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

For we know that… Psalm 50:10 For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills. So, what’s our role in life? Knowing that we brought nothing… therefore, we are just a caretaker, a steward, a trustee and as such, we are given many benefits to fulfill the commission of using what He owns to grow His Kingdom.

As a Trustee for an estate, one is given charge, and the estate must be managed under a ‘Trust agreement’ the role of the Trustee is governed under a Trust indenture, which the Trustee must operate under specific covenants.

Jesus gave many examples to stewardships, as Paul outlined in Colossians 1:25. Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God.

The need for a faster Jet plane, a top luxury car and the best designer clothes and all the affluence of the world, when these are made idols, then this is when a God is offended.

To be able to gain ‘The Bags of Gold” that our Lord referred to, He said in Matthews 6: 33 Matthew 6:33

New International Version (NIV)

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

As a custodian of what we receive as the Favor of our Lord, we need to continue to ‘Seek’ Him, and by Seeking Him we will ‘Love’ Him and His Love will overflow to others through us.

As Stewards we are just caretakers (Custodians) until we journey on to Glory in His presence, and this point all earthly possessions that we held are left behind.

In the above Scripture, our Lord is not telling us to go and trade Gold, He is saying that we must proclaim the Gospel and bring others to Him, just as He said, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Romans 8:37-39 (NKJV)

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer: Heavenly Father we have Victory in You through Jesus our Redeemer our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity. Lord Jesus today we come and thank You for the Power of Your Grace as we in Faith combine Your Grace with our Faith in You knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness. Lord We thank You for the privilege of serving You Lord, and we thank You for our Visitors we receive to this Web Site bearing Your Good News Message to many. Lord let our Visitors be Blessed and grant them Your Peace. Lord we give You our Praises and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore.  Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9B-81mZV5E&list=RDw9B-81mZV5E&start_radio=1&t=19

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SFfjriS7QI&list=RD4SFfjriS7QI&start_radio=1&t=10

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




Saturday:  January 11, 2020

Are we “Armchair” Christian? Are we just cruising along the scenic route? Walking along the promenade without seeing those in need?

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

Text: Philippians 4: 4-9 (NKJV)

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

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

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

Meditate on These Things

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

Here what to Tell and shout it out from the mountain tops…

Philippians 2New International Version (NIV)

Imitating Christ’s Humility

2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature[a] God,

    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

7 rather, he made himself nothing

    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,

    being made in human likeness.

8 And being found in appearance as a man,

    he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—

        even death on a cross!

9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place

    and gave him the name that is above every name,

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,

    to the glory of God, the Father. (End of Text)

As many congregations gather to worship the Lord… let us come let every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Remember that the love of God that radiates to us this Sunday should be shared with many and to Imitate Christ’s Humility… and do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

The foregoing is somewhat a tall order as some will rebuff or debase your humility. Why? Kindness is often mistaken for weakness.  This is why the Gift of Salvation so ‘Freely-given’ is often overlooked and material things takes precedent.  Do not envy the wealth of others, because in your heart you should know that your ’Real-Wealth’ is the truest wealth of all, as in your heart there rings a melody, and this is the love of Christ. Knowing that in Christ all things are possible.

Philippians 4:13New International Version (NIV)

13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. †

We have so much to tell…

  • The Love of God, through Jesus our Redeemer
  • The exaltation by God the Father of Jesus our Sovereign Eternal Redeemer in the Holy Trinity
  • Let us acknowledge Jesus as Lord…
  • Let us give Thanks to the Lord for His mercies, His Gracious Gift and His coming Return…

Coming to the Lord: These are the saying of Jesus…

  1. Mark 10:15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Good News -His Faithfulness:  Come to Christ today, acknowledge Him as His Word stated…

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.’ In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer: Father in Heaven, in Jesus our Lord and savior we come.  Lord as we gather, we are assured that You Lord Jesus is in our midst and You are our Mediator to the Father.  Lord we thank You for Your Divine Grace and we thank you Lord for the privilege of serving You and for our many Visitors. Lord bless each of our Visitors as we Praise You and give You the Glory, we thank You Lord that whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved. Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufzr4SqAxy0&list=RDufzr4SqAxy0#t=10

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0LJQGl44Sw&list=RD-0LJQGl44Sw#t=9

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuGN365VAmU&list=PLS_tYHx2HXX4pylG0gdsoDTaiLdLqjPX1





Friday: January 10, 2020

When we read the events of the Old Testament, it is live a replay of War & Peace, the biblical events of the beginning included many battles, nations against nations but there were also moments of triumphs.                

The Israelites fought 15 battles, deposed 31 kings and then entered Canaan.

Human history is a constant scene of warfare. Even today, we have confrontations, many are conducted in the name of religious groups, and many are enemy of Christianity.

The moment of triumph comes from the Lord. The political landscape is driven by the media, and the media is no longer a News channel, it is a platform of opinions. Mainstream media will make an extensive effort to edit out news items that show the positiveness of Salvation. 

But as Jesus said… go to the end of the city and shake the very dust off your feet.

Luke 9: 5

New International Version
If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.

What we have here in the Good News…With all of life’s challenges, and facing the future, once thing we know that this journey is full of potholes, winding and twisting turns. But God will make the pathway straight, He will level the mountain and smooth the roads.

Psalm 85:13

Righteousness will go before Him And shall make His footsteps our pathway.

 

Proverbs 12:28

In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway, there is no death.

Matthew 17:20

So, Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

So, while we seek God’s providence and prepare for a better tomorrow… while we can move mountains but without love, we are nothing…

1 Corinthians 13:2

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

No matter how well we prepare for Part-2, without His Grace we cannot achieve it.

Ephesians 2:5

even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

In Context | 

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

In Context | Full Chapter | 

So, thank the Lord for being on the Lamb’s List, as the Forbes® list will be useless for Part-2.

In preparation for Part-2, here’s what we suggest…

  • Use our time wisely,
  • Pray the Prayer of Jabez, ask that your life’s mission be useful for His Glory.
  • Know that when you get there in Part-2 there will be God’s Reward.
  • Knowing that God’s reward is Jesus dwelling among all those in His Part-2.

Revelation 22:12

 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. In Context | 

Regardless of your success in this world (Part-1) Jesus did say “I AM not of this world”.

Matthew 5:17

 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

Jesus came to ‘Fulfill His Mission to Redeem us, His mission was to be the Lamb of God, shedding His blood so that we shall sustain the Wrath of God.  So, when you have been washed in His Blood (by receiving Him) when the great and final Passover comes, just like those protected in Egypt when the angel of death passed over, the Blood of the lamb protected them.

 Because He (Jesus) is the Great ‘I AM’.  On earth, there’s no great ‘I AM’ So enjoy your successful Part-1 and be prepared for the Best of Part-2. 

So, the Great News (not just ‘good’) is the Best-News…

Matthew 24:22 In Context | 

As children of the Almighty you are…

 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

Come to Christ and be a part of the Best is Yet to Come…

Know this… Acts 4:12

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

John 1:12

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

Prayer: Lord Jesus as You sit at the Right-Hand of the Father, we thank You Lord. Father we thank you for Your majesty, making our Lord Jesus Your Great I AM giving Him glory as of the only begotten, full of grace and truth. Jesus, we affirm that the Father chose You before the foundation of the world. Lord bless our Visitors as we go in faith, Thank You Lord as we give You the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

Praise:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxH8Q8ue65o&list=RDAxH8Q8ue65o

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoKsBeoEW18&list=RDZoKsBeoEW18&t=5

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcEwLmR78jQ&list=RDFcEwLmR78jQ&t=21





Thursday:  January 9, 2020

All the wealth of earth cannot be used… nothing here, except your living Soul is of Worth. How much is it worth? God said it is priceless and fully insured.

Worldly wealth is useful even for today and tomorrow. It can be used as our daily needs, above this, is your soul which is priceless.  While your soul is priceless, our possession, money and our knowledge are what God provided, we can use these to lay-up treasures in heaven. Not the money, but the use of this for the Glory of the Lord, by the use of these resources; to spread his Salvation and to make Him known.

By His Hold Spirit indwelling in you, He will guide you and His angels will encamp around you.

Psalm 34: 7 New International Version
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

The Good News: Those that are Trusting in God will have the angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him and delivers them. Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. Psalm 34: 7-9

We have Victory in our Lord, because… You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world… 1 John 4: 4

Our God is supreme knowing our Lord Jesus Christ for His Person and Work:

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily: and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.  Colossians 2: 9-10, and:

Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead. Romans 1: 3-4 NKJV

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

Chapter

James 1:13

Let no one says when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.

1 John 3:7

Little children let no one deceives you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

1 John 4:12

[Seeing God Through Love] No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.

Revelation 3:10-12 (in Context) Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter)

Prayer: Father in Heaven, in Jesus our Redeemer we come in Your Holy presence. We lift you up before all. Thank You Lord for opening the doors to bring hundreds of people to visit this site each day; Lord we are privileged to be Your messenger and we thank you for your blessings. Lord Jesus open our minds and grant us wisdom and let our readers grasp the Good News of Your Salvation. Lord as we bring Your message to many let the substance of what we present be from You our Lord. Lord we thank You for our Visitors to our three Sites, Lord bless each and every one.  We pray in Your Holy name and give You the Glory and the Power now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rjmBNKk-4w&list=RDRPClih1HLPg

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAk36fUSSVU



Wednesday:  January 8, 2020

    The best place you ever visited. Do you recall it?  What is a 4-Star resort? It will not even be close to what the Lord has prepared for each of us.

Travel the road... go past the bad and the ugly. Go this way today to find the good.

As we travel the road what seems to be good sometimes turn out to be the bad and ugly… in life we all have had our share of the good, bad & ugly. 

But 20/20 hindsight is of no help. Sometimes we can only hold ourselves to ending up with the bad. Why? We violated the principle of ‘Not to be unequally yoked’… the kindness mistaken as ‘weakness’ is a factor that invites infringement, that more often than not allow us to be taken advantage of.

Who are we? We are all among the good-bad & ugly. Unless we fit in the equation of what Jesus said…

Matthew 22: 37-40

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Go this way to find the Good…

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to theFather except through me. In Context | Full Chapter 

Today, a good read is Paul’s charge to Timothy.  Just as how Paul instructed Timothy while he was taking care of the Church in Ephesus, these instructions are very applicable to us even today…

1 Timothy 6: 6-21

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Final Charge to Timothy

11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14 to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.

17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

20 Timothy… guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21 which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith. Grace be with you all.

Prayer:  Father in heaven in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord today we put our hope in You and thank You for Your providence. By Your Grace Lord we acknowledge You as the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal, and through You we have life-everlasting by Your Grace. We pray this 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=bc9UQDcXjX4

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1IyJTy-Ml0&index=3&list=PL7F0F069AA59EEA6C

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARHxIJVjmGI&list=PLA3373C585051AD66





Tuesday: January 7, 2020

Preparing for a trip requires planning, packing and be prepared, are you?

Will you require a ticket, accommodations and reservations?

Life’s journey can be productive and as we read what Dr. Graham said…

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. By… Billy Graham (A quotation by Dr. Billy Graham)

All our lives are made up of mistakes, regardless if you are the king of a country, a kingdom or a continent. Hopefully we all will learn from our mistakes. As Dr. Graham outlined… ‘growing’, practicing and being patient with persistent, the answer will be successful, when we allow the Lord to be the Author and Finisher of our faith.

There’s no one on earth that can say ‘I have never made a mistake’ Moses did, Joshua did, and so did we.

But after all is said and done, taking all our ‘baggage’ to the cross, and allow Jesus to be the Author and Finisher, Like Moses and Joshua they finished well.

Moses in a rage struck the rock, and God was angry, yet God did let the water flow for the people. For this Moses was denied entry to the Promised Land.  

By Moses’ faith in God, God did grant Moses entry to a Higher mountain (Heaven); as we see Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration of Jesus.

Matthew 17  (NKJV)

Jesus Transfigured on the Mount

17 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.” When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

The Faithfulness of our Supreme Eternal God…

Today as we consider the love of Christ, we must acknowledge that He is the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever.

Jesus said… “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” Hebrews 13: 5

Commentary: One could say…I do not want to be a Christian, because if I do, I cannot continue to enjoy the things of this world, Let’s look at the verb ‘Enjoy’, this is a word derived from ‘rejoice’  it is an experience. Experience do not last forever, it is like the four little apples that I picked a few days ago, they are now no longer fresh and are not good for eating. So are the pleasures of the world, and many of these can leave you with guilt and remorse which is the price of sin. Not the apples, they can still be made into preserves and be enjoyed as a jelly. But the worldly life of a non-Christian leads to emptiness, therefore, without Christ the ‘enjoy’ is not real ‘Joy’… Joy is perpetual when you know Christ.

Trusting God and knowing Him leads to:

The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear (loves) Him, and delivers them (you)... Oh, fear the Lord, you saints! There is no want to those who fear Him… Psalm 34: 7, 9 NKJV

The bible refers to believers as ‘Saints’ through Jesus Christ our Lord we have this privilege of receiving His Salvation by His Grace. Fortunately, no one can buy or earn His Salvation, otherwise heaven would be a place full of ‘boastful’ people. We are saved by His Grace and not of anything we do or can do.

When we have the knowledge of His Good News that He died and Rose Triumphantly and ascended to heaven where He said He went to prepare a place for you (if you know Him) what a privilege of being in touch with the Most-High at this moment. He said come to Him and He will give you rest.

The Christian life is full of Joy… Following Christ is what ‘Christianity’ means; and in Jesus we have that Victory and being filled with His Holy Spirit (His Comforter) we have the JOY.  Knowing that Jesus is the same Yesterday, Today and forever… we have His assurance of Heaven to be a real place where Jesus is King of His Kingdom.

Right now, you can speak with the King of kings, you do not have to wait to get to heaven… you have access to Jesus because he said, “Come unto me”.

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come... Lord today as we dedicate this week to You Lord, lead us and guide us, bless our Visitors and grant us all Your favors.  Lord we pray for all Your servants engaged in Your mission fields to be equipped as we look to You knowing that all our needs are provided by Your Grace. 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=RPrK3FP9Yrs&list=PL4961B4799FE3C5AA

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

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





Monday January 6, 2020

Could this be the year? No, the Lord did not forget us, there were 400 Years of silence, then! The magnificent Star shone down over Bethlehem declaring the birth of our Savior, Jesus.  The next time the event will be seen from the east or the west.

Is the Lord late on His return? Remembering the 400 ‘Silent-years’

The Silent years when Part One (the Old Testament) ended and the breaking of the news of the birth Jesus, the Messiah, the period of 400 years may. Or be so silent as we think.

Between the time of Malachi and the coming of the Messiah, several prophecies were fulfilled, including the 2,300 days of desecration between 171 and 165 B.C. (Daniel 8:14), but neither the fulfilled prophecies nor the 400 years the nation was given to study Scripture, to seek God (Psalm 43-44) and to prepare for the coming Messiah, was put to good use. In fact, those years blinded and deafened the nation to the point where most of the Jews could not even consider the concept of a humble Messiah (Zechariah 9:9Isaiah 6:10John 12:40).

Isaiah in earlier time about 700 years wrote about the coming Messiah, Isaiah 53 provided a vivid forecast of Christ as the Lamb of God. As we draw near to Easter which is the second most important event I human history. Easter is all about the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior Jesus- “The Christ” the anointed One.

Isaiah 53 New International Version (NIV)

53 Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

Reading about the ascension of Jesus, the angel present said…

Acts 1:11 In Context

“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Hebrews 10:37 In Context

For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.”

Hebrews 5: 16… Let us approach the Throne with Confidence so that we may receive Mercy & Find Grace.

Prayers: Lord we thank You for this Wonderful day that You will bless and let us as Your children come to You and Praise You for the Wonderful things that You have in store for us. Lord we Thank You for our Visitors and You blessing upon each one…and to You Lord Jesus is the power and the Glory, Now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c7DA4NNmpo&list=PLBJEUpO_rE4thjPnyjPRFdFNZ59oKxQ53

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

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Sunday: January 5, 2020

Lord Jesus You said my pathway would be straighten and the mountain will be leveled, and Lord I thank You as You have done so.

I have asked and You have granted Your mercies, and Your faithfulness abounds. Because You Lord is ever gracious, and I thank You for Your endless mercies.

Psalm 57 a

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam. b When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

  1. Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,

for in you I take refuge.

I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings

until the disaster has passed.

2. I cry out to God Most High,

to God, who vindicates me.

3.He sends from heaven and saves me,

rebuking those who hotly pursue me— c

God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

4. I am in the midst of lions;

I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—

men whose teeth are spears and arrows,

whose tongues are sharp swords.

5. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

let your glory be over all the earth.

6. They spread a net for my feet—

I was bowed down in distress.

They dug a pit in my path—

but they have fallen into it themselves.

7. My heart, O God, is steadfast,

my heart is steadfast;

I will sing and make music.

8. Awake, my soul!

Awake, harp and lyre!

I will awaken the dawn.

9. I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;

I will sing of you among the peoples.

10. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;

your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

let your glory be over all the earth.

HE Restores… He never forgets your need, but He forgets your past. Because He Renews…

Jeremiah 30:17       

For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’

Joel 2:25-26  

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

Psalm 51:12

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Isaiah 61:7    

Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore, in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.

Acts 3:19-21

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

Job 42:10

And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

1 John 5:4

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Mark 11:24   

Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Revelation 21:1-5    

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Zechariah 9:12

Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Prayer:

Father in Heaven in Jesus our Redeemer we come knowing our Lord Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and by His Grace we can come into Your Holy presence. Father we thank You for our Visitors and the privilege of being made Joint-Heir with Christ our Lord, and by Your Grace Lord Jesus we are all children of God through You Lord Jesus. Thank You Lord for coming and redeemed us by Your Blood at Calvary. We Praise You Lord Jesus and lift You up before all and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjD0lv8hx5o&list=RDUjD0lv8hx5o#t=3

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SFfjriS7QI

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQCu-wSNiC4






Saturday:  January 4, 2020

           Let us stop �� for a moment and think of who could you share some Joy with? Just do it…

• JOY: Joy is mentioned 244 times in the Bible, considering the announcement of our Savior’s Birth… Luke 2:10

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

• FAITH:         Romans 1:17

For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

• HOPE           1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

• TRIUMPH:     Revelation 17:14

They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

Our hope in Christ founded on… 

2 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV)

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

Revelation 22: 13-21

Epilogue: Invitation and Warning:  These are the words of Jesus….

12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes would take the free gift of the water of life.

18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen.

Come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.

Romans 5:6 says, "Christ died for the ungodly." Jesus said that He did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

John 5:24: "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."

Prayer: Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer…  Lord Jesus You said no one comes to the Father unless through You Lord, and today we come in Your Holy presence Lord Jesus knowing that You are at the Right-Hand of the Father our Creator in Whom you are God in One of His Divine Trinity.  Lord Jesus in Faith we go forward knowing that You are the same Yesterday, Today and Forever; Lord bless this day as we look to You and by Your Grace we can do all things Through You as it is written… I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13

Father we thank You through Jesus our Savior and our Sovereign God of all, we thank You for the privilege of spreading Your Good News and for the many Visitors, Lord bless each and everyone. .Lord Jesus in Your Holy name we pray and give You our Praises and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Verse for Today… Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me 

Praise:

English:           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYBLCV1nqHE&list=PL6537C75D43389439

Chinese:         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eIK2SdquII

Spanish:         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_-bMCARmFw



Friday: January 3, 2020

                  As the first week of 2020 draws to an end, let this weekend be one of fifty-two full of Joy of the Lord, as the angel said… Peace and Joy to the world…

The Message of Peace has not been heard by many.  You may say ‘how could this be’? they have never read the Bible or do not have TV or Radio, or even Newspapers, these would be the natives in a remote jungle. 

But there’s no excuse for our politicians and leaders of government that constantly create strife and confrontation for political gain at the expense of the nation.

When the agenda is self-serving without any concerns for the real issues of: Abortion, human trafficking, pedophile, hunger, homelessness, illegal drugs and legal prescription abuses, plus Medicare fraud and waste. In Unisom, the political leaders should address these critical subjects, but tearing down the economy, displacing jobs, all in the name of gaining political edge, this is in fact an action just as severe as the unattended issues affecting our society. So, we add ‘Political-turmoil’ to the list of critical issues’.

A House divided against itself will not stand. The leaders of totalitarian countries that oppress their citizens, suppress Christians and kill innocent lives. Without naming any here, one can guess the name of the most populous nation, this country enforces forced abortions, close churches, restricts freedom of speech and has no opposition.  It is a dictatorship ran under a ‘sham’ election electing only the one candidate that installed himself as a virtual emperor for life.

As a Marxist member of a government with a democratic parliament once told me...” We will make this county a Marxist society, so I asked how? He replied... “democracy is vulnerable” this individual then associated himself with one of the most well-known dictators in the Caribbean. The end result, this Marxist eventually failed as the strong abiding Grace of the Lord prevail for the island nation.

With all the above said… There’s still hope, as nations with the deep faith in God will prevail. Leaders come and go but let us declare that 2020 will be a year of victory in Christ.

So, let’s set aside the political divide of the country, and for those that continue to deny Christ and to oppose the agenda of the Lord, let them be aware…

 This is the result of the ongoing political battle over the Border wall that the President promised the nation. So, today the President became ‘The Man of the Hour’ by standing firm on his demand for the funding of the Wall.

Matthew 10:26

 “So, do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. In Context | Full Chapter |

While we enjoy the moments of this wonderful day, let us reaffirm the assurance of the Lord.

Let us pray for the country and leaders to be aware of…

Galatians 2:21

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

Remember…  The Word of Jesus:

John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Prayer:

Thank You Lord… Lord Jesus in reverence we come knowing that in You all things are possible, and all things work for the Good, and You Lord Jesus is the Good of our lives.

Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we go in faith knowing that You have said, never will You leave us nor forsake us.  We pray in Your Holy Name and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English   :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CMclLT_Hjg&list=RDQvLxZEU02uI&index=6

Spanish  :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpdw2c9lErk&list=RDVpdw2c9lErk&start_radio=1 

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



Thursday: January 2, 2020

            Lord as we began this New Year by wishing everyone a Happy New Year… Lord let the JOY of Christmas be instilled in us as Joy will eclipse the momentarily cycle of happiness.

Thought for the Day:    Let’s take the ‘right’ road, not just the scenic route that leads to a cliff

A topic of today, guard against Identity theft that steals our most prized possessions, how secure are you? You are unique, a masterpiece made in the image of the Most High, God our Creator.

Good News: With God your Identity can never be stolen, it is secure forever.

TEXT: John 10:29

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. John 10:28-30 

Commentary: Many of us may have experienced ‘Fraudulent-charges’ made on a credit card.  After dining at a restaurant, I checked my account and found that I was billed for $1,350 worth of Fireworks. Obviously, lunch was only $35. It took a few hours to get this removed and the card had to be replaced by the card company.  Today the Identity-theft is far more damaging, as this can do much more than charging to you purchases that you did not make.  The use of your ID is far more than just the charges, it is a violation of your personal rights.

In Thessalonians the apostle Paul wrote…

That no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. 1 Thessalonians 4:5-7 (in Context) 

See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.  1 Thessalonians 5:14-16 (in Context) 

2 Thessalonians 2:3

Let no one deceives you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.

2 Timothy 2:4

No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

The Good News: Those that are Trusting in God will have…  The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him and delivers them. Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. Psalm 34: 7-9

We have Victory in our Lord, because… You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world… 1 John 4: 4

Our God is supreme knowing our Lord Jesus Christ for His Person and Work:

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily: and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.  Colossians 2: 9-10, and:

Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead. Romans 1: 3-4 NKJV

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

Hebrews 12:13-15 (in Context) Hebrews 12 (Whole Chapter

James 1:13

Let no one says when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. James 1:12-14 (in Context) James 1 (Whole Chapter) 

1 John 3:7

Little children let no one deceives you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

John 3:6-8 (in Context) 1 John 3 (Whole Chapter

1 John 4:12

[Seeing God Through Love] No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 1 John 4:11-13 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter) 

God’s promise to those that hear Him…

Revelation 2:17

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.

Revelation 3:8

“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.

Revelation 3:10-12 (in Context) Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter)

Prayer: Father in Heaven, in Jesus our Redeemer we come in Your Holy presence. We lift you up before all. Thank You Lord for opening the doors to bring hundreds of people to visit this site each day; Lord we are privileged to be Your messenger and we thank you for your blessings. Lord Jesus open our minds and grant us wisdom and let our readers grasp the Good News of Your Salvation. Lord as we bring Your message to many let the substance of what we present be from You our Lord. Lord we thank You for our Visitors to our three Sites, Lord bless each and every one.  We pray in Your Holy name and give You the Glory and the Power now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rjmBNKk-4w&list=RDRPClih1HLPg

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yod-VoVC0-U&list=RDyod-VoVC0-U&start_radio=1&t=7





Wednesday:  January 1, 2020

         Lord you told the disciples to take nothing with them, and they were never in need.

MORNING:

Thoughts for the Day: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 to all our readers, we wish you all a year full of our Lord’s blessings.

 Remember all that ‘glitter’ is not gold… and what industry leaders publish most times are false and misleading.

TEXT: 1 John 4:4  (NIV)

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

Commentary:  The term ‘Low-Fat’, ‘low salt’ etc., are the new labelling for preserved food items. In a world bombarded by Television, Internet and billboards all promoting products that are deceitfully prepared and packaged. It is no wonder that ‘Healthcare’ is the main topic around the world.

Right after the Christmas and New Year we will see the media blitz of the ‘Weight Loss’ programs, these programs are just as deceitful as the causes of the problem.  No we are not starting the year on a negative stance, we are just reminding ourselves that anything in excess can be harmful and moderation is the watchword…

It is almost humorous when the largest fast-food giant sent out a message to their employees telling them not to eat the food as it causes obesity… It is like the pharmaceutical companies that spend 30 seconds advertising the medicine and 2 minutes telling us about the side-effects and how it could kill you.

The Word of God contains no deceit, the message is clear, and our Lord Jesus did speak in Parables, but there is a reason as our Lord used many metaphors to relate to us His messages.  The age-old saying ‘actions speak louder than words’… Jesus spoke about His Crucifixion, His Resurrection and His Ascension to His Father, and He did all three.

The Year is now 2,020 after the Birth of our Lord Jesus…   His Birth is the most factual event as we enter this New Year many will write the date on their checks entering the year 2020 in their correspondence and not even think of why it is the year 2020.  

While society is moving to erase Jesus from public prayers, the Cross from public places, maybe they need to change the year to what?  Guess what? all those that are seeking the removal of Jesus and the Cross form our schools, public buildings and even attempting to regulate where the Cross may be erected, they will get their own ‘Markers’ a tombstone that should read… herein lies a scoffer that will be told by Jesus; ‘Depart from me, I never knew you”, while we forgive them, may they come to know Christ that they may know real Victory.

HAPPY NEW YEAR... Let us take a Positive stance and say Praise You Lord Jesus for Your Faithfulness and Your Love for us as we look to that day when we shall see You Lord Jesus as You are. What a day that will be!

EVENING:

You can’t ‘Test-Drive’ being a Christian… to see if it works for you!

Ephesians 1: 10, 2:18, 3: 6, 10:12

2: 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. The common unified message is that We are Redeemed and are made Heirs in Jesus our Lord.

As we proceed to a new year, let us adopt the following practice and let 2020 be a year of JOY.

1) To be in Fellowship with others,

2) Bringing the Good News to many,

3) Reaching out to others; we are privileged to serve our eternal sovereign God, and HE is faithful, and we can count on Him knowing that he is our Redeemer.

It’s time for renewal… Unfortunately, none of us knows the future. In real life… when we purchase a new car with financing, we must produce ‘Proof of Insurance’  why? because we cannot drive it off the lot as the risk is too great that we may suffer an accident.

We tend to place the most important thing that we will ever own on a lesser value, this is our Soul, our actual being, that will live on forever. We place this at risk by not having the Assurance of the Redemption by our Lord that assures Life-Everlasting in a Place of Splendor.

No appointment necessary, come as you are… make the most important move you will ever make in your life… take the step of Faith now. Just say search me O God…

Psalm 139: Search me, God, and know my heart; 
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

Ephesians 3: 20-21

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer and our Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, we are privileged to be called Children of God through Faith.  Lord Jesus in You we trust and in You we are Redeemed by Your Crucifixion and Your Divine Resurrection. Lord be with our Visitors as we thank You for coming and for Your Grace that will guide us all as we look to You today for Your guidance. 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=Qr0LfKdEoio

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X2gC2uqHu8

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c58hG9n8Svc