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Devotionals for Tuesday June 30th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:       Is the week shaping up good? Is it going according to plans? Does your plan includes waiting on any decision from man?  God in His Omniscient will not keep you waiting. You may say how we can say this, I have prayed and I did not get my request from God, and I am still waiting. 

TEXT: Matthew 6:33

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary

Man’s decision is made on their ability and man’s ability is limited, but God’s ability is limitless… Waiting on man’s decision is made when it serves him best. But there are times when you ask you will receive from man because of compassion and love.  But this is ‘sometimes’ on the other hand God is always faithful, and if this is so why did I not get that new car that I Prayed for? Is God listening? Yes He heard you, but He has something better for you in your life than that new car.  What? I need a new car to impress my friends and to drive around.  Guess what? Ask for wisdom, seek Him first and the little things like a new car will be there for you to use. Notice the word is ’use’ as the car is only a means of transportation, which you will not need in the future.

His Promise:

Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. In Context | Full Chapter | 

His Faithfulness:

Notice that the Scripture said... He will supply all “your needs” not all your ‘Wants” At the right time all your need will be furnished, we are to follow what Paul said to the Philippians…

Action:

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

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

EVENING:

Coming to our Lord:

1 Thessalonians 5:

Christian Conduct

12 But we request of you, brethren, that you [i]appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you[j]instruction, 13 and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. 14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the[k]unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. 16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic[l]utterances. 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every [m]form of evil.

23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

25 Brethren, pray for us[n].

26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. 27 I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Conclusion:

Join the Winning Team, know the results of the match before it ends; remain calm you are already in victory

Think on this: The choice is yours, but God did say He knew us all before you were born, and He has good things in store for you…

TEXT: Matthew 6: 25-34 New King James Version (NKJV)

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 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.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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

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

Prayer:

Lord Jesus we come in Faith, as You said Faith can move mountains… and the mountain in our lives are the temptation of this world that is a Broadway to utter darkness. Lord let us choose what You have illuminated by the eternal flame described by You Lord.

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

To Him be the Glory…

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWN6MYSjv6c&list=RDGWN6MYSjv6c#t=17

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

Chinese[MH1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N39zJy5MmB8&list=RDN39zJy5MmB8#t=1

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

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Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.


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Devotionals for Monday June 29th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:   Don’t get too comfortable here, the house the, the car, the job and be aware that all this is from Him, and more

TOPIC:                  God gave us His commandments to; ‘not do’; and the commandment ‘to do’…

TEXT:     Colossians 1: 12-18 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

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

Focus:                    The epic event of God calling Moses to the mountain and giving the tablets with the commandments, an even that has never been repeated. As we look at the life of Moses, we can draw many parallels of the life of Jesus, these are presented below:

Time, experience of:         Events                                   Transition                             Mission                                 Accomplishment

Moses                                                        In a basket on the river                  To a Palace                                            To lead His people                            Building a Nation

Jesus                                                           Born in a lowly Stable                    From Heaven (Paradise)             To Redeem us all                              Building His Kingdom

Moses                                                        Abandoned the Palace                  became a Shepherd                        Called by God                                       Given the Commandments

Jesus                                                           Sent by God the Father                 God Manifested in Christ            To conquer death                              Died & Rose Triumphantly

Moses                                                        Led 2 Million+ to Canaan             Crossing the Red Sea                     Empowered by God                        Mission Accomplished

Jesus                                                           Spending 33 years                             Teaching, Healing, Blessing     To reveal His Kingdom                 Mission accomplished

Moses                                                        Never went o Canaan                    Transitioned to heaven*             Returned to earth                              Seen with Elijah *

  • Moses never went to Canaan, but He was present at the Transfiguration of Jesus seen by the Disciples with Elijah.
  • Jesus was seen by many after the Resurrection, He spent 40 days with the Disciples before Ascending to heaven.


Consider this… no one, none ever has made such an impact on mankind, no religious leaders, and dead or alive ever came back from death. Only Christ Jesus was at the time when he came 2,014 years ago, He was no ‘new-kid on the block’ He was there from the beginning of it all. At the creation when God said…”Let there be Light” and there was Light, this commandment by God was made before the Sun was made. So the True-Light is Jesus the ‘Son” not the Sun.   Colossians 1: correctly described Jesus as our Preeminent God in One of the Father..

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.

               

Devotional: 

Today as we face the challenges of this world, we need to be reminded that even the Apostle Paul experienced these challenges.  Paul who was chosen to be a ‘Vessel’ for Jesus, he was made a learned messenger of the Gospel, Paul was taken up to heaven and received specific instructions and he became a true vessel for Christ. Paul the author of over 50% of the New Testament, he also faced what we all face today.

All of what we face today, the deceits, the bribery, the theft, the abuse of predatory lending (High Usurious rates) and not to mention , Murder, rapes, human exploitation, these are all written about in Exodus, and the teaching from God covered all these traits of the human race. Read Exodus, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23… it is amazing that nothing really changed from back then when Moses was on the mountain receiving the Word of God.

The only Major change was and is the Gospel of Jesus’ salvation… Praise Him for His wonderful Gift, a Priceless Gift that we cannot buy or earn… Ephesians 2:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

Coming to the Lord: We urge you to come to Christ today and experience His Divine Grace, and the Peace that he offers, as Jesus said… John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. In Context | Full Chapter |

Good News -His Faithfulness: The Word Becomes Flesh John 1: 14-18

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’”

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

The ‘WORD’ which is as spoken by God, when He said…Let there be Light; Jesus is the Light of the World (The world being us His Creation) Earth is just a planet, just like our bodies are just a ‘Tent’  housing the Spirit from God, as it is said we are a living—temple. We are made in His likeness and being in the Likeness of God, we never die, we are eternal, as we read when Jesus said… Father receive my Spirit, and as Stephen said Jesus receive my Spirit.  We will in Spirit transition to a place that is eternal.

EVENING:

And this is a choice that we must make… so the question is choose 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.”

Conclusion: Grace is as tangible as what? Can we see Grace? Yet Grace is defined in the Webster as… The Definition of GRACE

a: unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification

b: a virtue coming from God

c: a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace

Paul said in 2nd Corinthians 12: 9  And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses,

Matthew 5:  21-27

True and False Disciples- 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Brothers and Sisters, Friends let us come to Christ and in simple Faith like a Child that trust the parents, let us be still and know that Jesus our Redeemer is God, let us Praise Him for His Love, His Grace and His Redemption that gave us Life-everlasting.  Let us also know that Jesus is the same Yesterday and Today and He is eternal and we can come to Him boldly as He said… “Come unto me” as Children of the Most High, we can be wise and lay up treasures in Heaven, and build on the ROCK. Because He is the Solid Rock.

Prayer: Father in Heave we thank you in Jesus our Lord and savior who Redeemed us and placed 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 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=yoPyLcY6Zv4&list=UUjAC1YXOczttKTi5Nk_KLgQ

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh0T_VdYcyg&list=RDwh0T_VdYcyg#t=5

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m7tsb7JEgQ

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

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Devotionals for Sunday June 28th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:   What will appeal to you today, something that satisfies you desire, it is permanent, or temporary? Choose the right one…  

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

Text:  Matthew 6: 7-8 NIV

Jesus taught us how to pray

7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Commentary:

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

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

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

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Matthew 6: 7-14 NIV

7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

   9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

   “Our Father in heaven, 
hallowed be your name, 
10 your kingdom come, 
your will be done, 
   on earth as it is in heaven. 
11 Give us today our daily bread. 
12 And forgive us our debts, 
   as we also have forgiven our debtors. 
13 And lead us not into temptation, 
   but deliver us from the evil one.’

   14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Philippians 4: 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. We need to focus on the positive more and still remember the negative results of sins. Our Lord is saying in HIS Prayer “   “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”… He was telling us while we are here the following will apply:

  • He (Jesus) is as powerful here on earth as He is in Heaven
  • He will supply our needs here while we are here on earth
  • He will protect from evil, by us trusting and knowing Him
  • As Christians we need to emphasize the following:
  • The Positive aspects of following our Lord Jesus, as He is Holy
  • The Joy that He provides by His words of Assurance
  • The Victory we have in Him

The satisfaction of spreading His Good news to others, as we spread His fragrance we also receive His blessings too.

We are to tear down the barriers to achieve the secret of satisfaction in coming to Jesus and fellowship in Christ in Oneness; knowing that we can find the fulfillment of all our needs in fellowship with God. We thank our Lord Jesus for His Faithfulness and for His unspeakable gift.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

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

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

Hebrews 10:23 New International Version (NIV) 

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
                                                                                
Let us not judge others, and remembering that forgiveness is the first step towards building a relationship among each other.  To be less self-centered and Christ Centered 

Conclusion:

We read...The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: "God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, and adulterers--or even like this tax collector." - Luke 18:11  

Luke 18: ’ 13 But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be [f]merciful to me, the sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Looking at such a prayer, we need to be less 'self-centered' and more 'Christ-Centered' as our Lord while on the cross, simply said... "Father forgive them for they know not what they do". Remember also as Jesus said while on the cross, "It is Finished" several events took place... Earthquakes, the Sun went dark for 3 Hours, the Curtain in the Temple was Torn, It should be noted that the Curtain was replaced by HIS NEW COVENANT, by HIS ULTIMATE SACRIFICE; and Jesus became our HIGH PRIEST! And... Knowing that Jesus our Redeemer ascended to Heaven and sits on the Throne of Righteousness, and HE intercedes on our behalf as our Advocate, as our High Priest.  

What a privilege He gave us to be able to come to Him. Hebrews 7:25..."Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him (Jesus), because He always lives to intercede for them. (Hebrews 7:25 NIV) 

Conclusion:

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

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

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus today as Your Houses of Worship where many are gathered Lord as You said You are in their midst… Lord let Your presence be felt and let Your churches be filled with Hearers that will receive Your Good News of your Redemption. Lord let the presenters of Your Messages be anointed with Your Holy Spirit to bring the Gospel to many and Lord; be with them as You are proclaimed to be God in One of our Father and as King of kings.  Lord Jesus we give You the Glory as we seek Your blessings on us all. Lord bless our visitors as we bring Your messages for Your Glory that many will come to know You Lord, as only what’s done for You Lord will last.  Lord we thank You for the privilege of serving You, and in You Lord Jesus we commit all to You and Pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAFj2-u2cGQ

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Devotionals for Saturday June 27th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:    Imagine a world without War, Hunger, crime and a wholesome society filled with wholesome people… where is it?

All that Glitter is not Gold…Measure twice and cut once, look before you leap, Stop Look & Listen

Think on this        : Of all the warning given to us, the best is; the fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

TEXT: Psalm 111:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

Proverbs 9:10

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

In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary:

Wisdom could be considered more valuable than gold, it is said that the person with the gold makes the ‘golden’ rules. So the rules are from God as all the gold belongs to him, but as we read in Revelation, this precious metal will be used as ‘brick-pavers’ for the street of Heaven.

It is amazing that God trusted us so much that He made us with ‘Free-Will’. God also endowed some of the ‘Poorest’ nation with the most Precious Metal and Gemstones, and the people of these nations continue in poverty because of the exploitation of their resources by fellowmen.   This why we have ‘Blood-Diamond’, ‘Jungle Gold’ and still the greed goes on...

God provided these to be used for Joy and to share among mankind, but as we see Diamonds are used to fuel war and conflicts.

Without God all is lost, the Bible said, when the Gospel is preached in all the land then shall the end comes.

Matthew 24:14

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

In Context | Full Chapter |

One of the question that we all have… will those that are dying in the jungle that never heard the gospel be sent to hell?  This is our take on this subject and we invite our readers to submit their comments by email. 

We believe of their un-enlightened state never ever hearing about Christ and never rejecting Him, God is merciful and like a new born baby that died, this child will be in God’s Kingdom, why? Not being enlightened. It is when you have heard the Gospel and rejected Christ then there will be eternal damnation.

For as long as you have been around, it is the belief that the text above about when the ‘End’ will come, is subject to every living soul must be reached with the Gospel before The Lord returns… We want to point out that the ‘Gospel’ is the Key Element of this text, and what is the Gospel?  Read on…

The gospel is the good news about what Jesus Christ has done to reconcile sinners to God. Here’s the whole story:

  1. The one and only God, who is holy, made us in his image to know him (Gen. 1:26-28).
  2. But we sinned and cut ourselves off from him (Gen. 3Rom. 3:23).
  3. In his great love, God sent his Son Jesus to come as king and rescue his people from their enemies—most significantly their own sin (Ps. 2Luke 1:67-79).
  4. Jesus established his kingdom by acting as both a mediating priest and a priestly sacrifice—he live a perfect life and died on the cross, thus fulfilling the law himself and taking on himself the punishment for the sins of many (Mark 10:45John 1:14Heb. 7:26Rom. 3:21-265:12-21); then he rose again from the dead, showing that God accepted his sacrifice and that God’s wrath against us had been exhausted (Acts 2:24Rom. 4:25).
  5. He now calls us to repent of our sins and trust in Christ alone for our forgiveness (Acts 17:30John 1:12). If we repent of our sins and trust in Christ, we are born again into a new life, an eternal life with God (John 3:16).

Here is a fine example of Believing and Rejecting Christ…

Why should I believe this when I cannot see what is being said?

There was a man leaving the Church and he was being interviewed, the interviewer asked, Sir, do you believe what you have just heard?  The man said, No, I do not believe a word as I have never seen God, nor anything that the preacher talked about, there was a man standing by, and he said, sir, do you accept that we are surrounded by trees, beautiful flowers and a fountain with the sound of water? The man said, yes, I am looking at them as we speak, the other man said, then you believe they exist? Absolutely, the man then said, I also believe this to be true, but you see… I was born blind, and I cannot see these thing, but I believe they exist.  

This is a case of the doubter being ‘Spiritually blind’ for many without Faith are blinded in their mind. 

The answer how can we receive His Salvation so that I can be in another place other than the perpetual state of dying?

Jesus came and he Redeemed us from the Condemnation, and though His GRACE, by His Blood of Atonement we have His Invitation to Receive His Grace so that we will be saved by accepting Him as our Redeemer.  He doesn’t want to ‘enslave’ us, He wants to love us and have a relationship with Him, just as when He first created Man, and He wanted us to be His Disciples, to be in Fellowship with Him.

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

In God’s Kingdom, there will be no Hierarchy, no ‘super’ Christians.  Because we will all be ‘Sanctified’.

I was speaking with an associate of mine and I asked by the way what model of Lamborghini do you drive, the answer was, “ I have the Avantador, so I said I guess you do not drive this to the supermarket, he said if I do, I have to find a special parking spot.  According to Google ® their ‘driver-less’ cars will become more in use. In summation, all of our achievement are just a little more advanced over the men that were trying to build a tower to heaven (The tower of Babel) the Space station we have in space will come crashing down to earth one day, our moon rover is like looking at Mars through a pin-hole. Remember our Lord Jesus Ascended to heaven by a Divine Levitation, so we acknowledge our limited wisdom, and affirm that…”All things are Possible with God”

 

Good News -His Faithfulness:

His Promise:

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

Conclusion:

His Faithfulness:

God placed us here to enjoy the worship of him and the intimacy of his love for us. This is the big joy that he gave us so forget the short term pitfall disguised as entertainment 2: God named his creation i.e. Light, the expanse Sky, and he separated the darkness from light and the water from dry land.

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

Prayer: Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus in awe we come knowing that all things were created by You as The Father Spoke and You acted in His Holy Spirit. Lord today we come to You seeking Your Divine Blessings and Your guidance, as we say that Your Hands are ‘Over’ us, and not in what we do, as You Lord do not need help, so we place all things in Your Hands and look to You knowing that all things are possible for those who trust in You Lord. Lord Your Unconditional love abounds in what You have created for mankind, Lord today let us be good-stewards of Your mission and bless our Visitors coming to this Website. We pray in Your Precious Name Lord Jesus, to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

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

A short sermon:

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

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

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o_BIdAy6A&list=PLBABA0CA7858D8800

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Devotionals for Friday June 26th, 2015

Morning:

Focus:   Remember… Be patient, never lose your cool, your plans is not as good as God’s Plan, His always works, our often fails.

There were little hanging signs on the rearview mirrors of car that reads… ‘God is my Co-Pilot’ and many of us may say… Lord I have a plan and all I need is for You to ‘Bless-it’.

We have seen the Providence of The Lord upon the Pilgrims that ventured to the new world. Their plan was plagued with many setbacks, leaking boat, and landing in a place that was different from their charted course.  They made landfall at Cape Cod.

In 1620, the journey aboard the Mayflower was not by any means a ship worth of crossing the Atlantic. Today it would be considered a relic and considered unsafe.  The beginning of this journey had none focus, to settle in a land where they had religious freedom.

The Providence of The Lord was upon the Pilgrims.  So we see our plans are sometimes a partial plan that may have started by a suggestion form the Lord, but we are like the control freaks fail to stop and ‘Listen’ and be patient by waiting upon the Lord.

Waiting upon The Lord is not just standing around, coming to Him in a two-way conversation.  When Jesus went up to the mountain and prayed, He was also listening to the Father.

TEXT: Mark 1:35

[Jesus Prays in a Solitary Place] Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Luke 5:16

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary:  We reflect back on the child’s prayer that we are all familiar with…

Dear God:

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray The Lord my Soul to Keep. Keep me safe through the night, and wake me with the Morning's Light. AMEN

It is with total sincerity that the request of a child is made, and it expresses total faith and it also respected the glory of the Lord’s creation… Morning’s Light.

Another prayer of sincerity is showed here… Luke 18:9-14 [Full Chapter]

And he spoke this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortions, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

Today let us commit all to the Lord and listen to His Word… 1 John 5:3

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

In Context | Full Chapter 

The reference to the Lord’s Commandments are as summed up in Jesus’ conversations with the Pharisees…

Matthew 22: 34 But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together. 35 One of them, [n]a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and [o]foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

EVENING:

Coming to our Lord:

Cleansed by the Blood is an action of purification done by the High Priest before coming to God.  This is an old tradition done inside what is called the Inner-Sanctum of the Temple.  Jesus said “It-is Finished” and the dividing curtain (Wall) of the Temple was torn revealing Him as our ‘High-Priest’ why? Because His Blood was shed for all, and all that come to Him and accept Him; His Blood becomes His SEAL of Redemption, this is the ‘PAID-IN-FULL” Stamp that He purchased us and we are now aboard with Him and is Heaven bound.

Does this mean that because Jesus died and His blood was shed for us all, and by His action we are ‘automatically’ saved? NO! The parallel is: If someone comes to the door of your house and offer you a pot of Gold but you did not take it, so this person moves on, what happened? You just lost your opportunity.  While the Priceless Gift of Salvation through Jesus is free, unless you accept it you cannot possesses it.

You cannot earn it, purchase it or work your way to get it. It is only by His Grace that we can receive His gift, and it is only in Faith that you can come to Him.

When we commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus ‘The Christ’ at Calvary, we need to know that Jesus was not a new kid on the block… This same Jesus is the Yeshua/Yahweh who walked with Adam in Eden. But He had to come to Redeem us as Adam sinned and this sin was transferred down to all that came after Adam.

Therefore, you me and everyone are descendants of this man Adam, but nothing surprised our God, and He made a provision for us to be Redeemed. Why did God go to this extent to Redeem us? Because we are His creation, and of all His creations, when He created Man, He said ‘This is good’ and he loved us, and he still loves us.

Because of His Unconditional Love, God provided a way for us to have Eternity with Him. The key factor here is; “With Him” why, because all things were created for HIM. Even us, but He gave us a Free-thinking mind’ and not as slaves.  The Scriptures said, God gave us a Sound Mind, with Power… 2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:6-8 (in Context) 2 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter) 

Conclusion:

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

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

Prayer:

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus my Lord and Savior I come… Lord Jesus today as I go I seeking You and I am coming to know You more my Jesus.

Lord Jesus all things are created by You Lord;  our Faith, our Love our Laughter through Your Grace and the Happiness that You have in your heart my Lord for each of us Lord Jesus, let us laugh with You Lord; and not be laughed at. Lord we know that we will never be ashamed in trusting You my Jesus. Lord we come this day in faith spreading Your Good News and today as we bring the Happiness of Heaven to the ends of this world let us all come to the gathering that You Lord Jesus shall laugh with us.  Gracious Savior as we read that Joy is mentioned in Your Book over 200 times, let us realize that Joy in Paradise is where You are Lord Jesus.  Lord today as we journey to You let the challenges of this world be lowered as in You Lord Jesus we have Victory and in You Lord Jesus we have the Good News of your Divine Salvation. Lord we thank You for Your unconditional love and by Your Resurrection You conquered it all as Your Grace is sufficient, and Lord Jesus we give You our Praises and to You is the Power and the Glory forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRpwmmz6LyE&list=RDuRpwmmz6LyE#t=0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW7m2uDJEww&list=RDdW7m2uDJEww&index=1

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkk9yNnK5Rg&list=PLCF8C2B23671C0101        

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Devotionals for Thursday June 25th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:  1.339 Billion and counting… The number of Abortions worldwide to date with the USA accounting for 58 Million YTD (year to date) these statistics are changing by the minute. Meaning that babies are being killed every moment of the day…

Under the subterfuge of ‘Choice’ 1.339 Billion babies were killed.   The World’s population is 7.2+ Billion and the number of Abortions done (since records are being kept) = to almost the population of the most populous nation on earth.

We once mentioned that the souls of these aborted babies are received into God’s Kingdom...

The Good News is, that these young souls are in Heaven, read below, as these unborn babies are by the purpose of God to receive them home…

Matthew 18:14

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish

Romans 9:11

For the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), Romans 9:10-12 (in Context) Romans 9 (Whole Chapter)

The aborted babies are in heaven according to the above scripture.

Our Lord said…  Matthew 18:10

[The Parable of the Lost Sheep] “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 18:9-11 (in Context) Matthew 18 (Whole Chapter)

Cursed are the perpetuator of committing these atrocities against humanity…

Luke 17:2

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Luke 17:1-3 (in Context) Luke 17 (Whole Chapter)

EVENING:

Matthew 18:13-15 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:13-15 (in Context) Matthew 18

(Whole Chapter)    

We have the assurance of our Lord Jesus… Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

We triumph in our Lord Jesus knowing that His word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path…because: When Christ who us our life appears, then you will appear with Him in glory. Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire and covetousness, which is idolatry.  Colossians 3: 4-6     

Coming to our Lord… Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3: 20 NKJV

Hebrews 11: 6 Without Faith it is impossible to please God...

God is our Rewards; which do you want? The Love of God or the love of Men?

Jesus warns against self-righteousness... If God is our Treasure then we shall be filled with His Light...

The focus of my life cannot be me and God, it has to be God first... Wherever we spend our resources that is your defacto God. The focus of my life must be Him, as He does not share the throne in my life...Unless I give Him everything, holding back nothing, but giving Him everything first, He gets the First Fruits and I eat after He is SERVED.

Principles: To choose Christ as my Treasure is to have HIM as the Focus of my Life.

When we choose Christ as our Treasure He give us the desires of our hearts but He must be First.

Do not worry: Jesus questions our Anxiety, when we know Him as the Sovereign Eternal King, our Messiah, our Redeemer we have the true Joy in Oneness with God though Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Matthew 6: 33

There is no righteousness of the world, only in Christ there is True Righteousness, so seek Him first and His Righteousness.

Romans 8: 28... New King James Version (NKJV)

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are then called according to His purpose. †

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come… Lord we desire to come to You in prayer and to use the time from You Lord for Your Glory.  Today we are privileged to have Your Good News and the true Joy of Oneness with You as You said… “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.  Lord we thank You for Your Divine Grace. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we seek Your blessings upon each one as we all go in Faith knowing that we shall 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.

EVENING:

Coming to our Lord:

Conclusion:

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

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

Prayer:

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

Praise:

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

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

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

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Devotionals for Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:    A New born comes without an instruction manual, we are all different and no standard manual will work for everyone

For those of us who are parents and having the experience of the first ‘new-born’, remembering early days of coping with an infant and reacting of what to do next…

What could make a child different from others? Most likely it could be their demeanor. This could be from Facial appearance, attitude and sometimes displaying a lack of emotions or even advance maturity or conversely very childlike.  But above all the ‘Innocence’ of a child must be appreciated and respected.

Reading about Albert Einstein he could have been a challenge to his parents as he never uttered a word until he was four years old…

Today we want to share the story of a mother’s experience with her toddler who also did not speak until he was ready to do so…  Taken from the Guardian:

Chinese-American author Yiyun Li was pressured into seeking professional help when her son was slow to start speaking. Now she wishes she'd ignored the experts

Einstein did not start speaking until he was four, or so I was told by friends when they learned that Vincent, my toddler son, had a problem with his speech development. But it was of little comfort: I had not set out to raise another Einstein. No, I did not want him to be that special. Of course he was special to me, for who else could entertain me for hours with a little plump finger or toothless giggles? But in the meantime, wouldn't it be nice if his length and weight fell into the appropriate percentiles, and he rolled over and sat and crawled and talked at the right time - in a word, that he was normal.

The problem began during the well-baby check at the pediatrician's office in Iowa when he turned one. We were informed that Vincent was not making enough meaningful babbling. According to the doctor, a one-year-old baby should have a vocabulary of at least three to five words and be able to repeat syllables such as mama, baba and dada; Vincent mastered none of the required skills. He was a gesturer only.

The doctor suggested we have Vincent evaluated by a speech therapist. We agreed halfheartedly to consider the option - despite my early obsession with all the milestones a baby should reach, by this time I was relaxed enough not to panic. After all, even though Vincent failed to roll over at the fifth month when other babies are supposed to do so, he caught up when he was six-and- a-half months old; and, to make up for that, he started walking at nine-and-a-half months, earlier than average. My Indian babysitter, herself an experienced mother, told us that each baby has his or her own growing pace. We agreed. If Vincent decided to take a little longer to open his mouth, we could wait.

By the time we attended his 18-month check, the situation had not improved much. Vincent responded well to his name and pointed out mummy and daddy to the doctor (appropriate for his age) but when asked to stack blocks, he refused; instead, he sorted them by colors and shapes (early for his age) and gestured to the small piles he had put in order.

By the fifth month, just when I was sure Vincent would fail the program, events took a surprising turn. For three weeks, I was on a writer's retreat; it was the first time I had left Vincent since his birth, and he became very unhappy and decided to talk. Perhaps the old wisdom that a child only starts talking when he is not contented made sense. How it started, my husband was not sure; all of a sudden Vincent was counting numbers and saying alphabets, and by the time I came back, he was talking in sentences, all just in time for the next visit of the speech therapist.

That evening, we took him out to his favorite noodle house to celebrate, but watching him talk, I wondered what we were celebrating - his finally growing into a new phase of his life at his own natural pace, or being freed from a program that we had not believed in from the start and that in the end, proved to be unnecessary?

It seemed that in the past six months, I had been worrying more about Vincent not graduating from the program than his real speech development. Is this something that all parents have to face in the modern world - that our children have to meet more and more standards, otherwise either we, the parents, the children themselves, or perhaps both, are considered by professionals to be failing? · Yiyun Li is the author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers - a collection of stories to be published by Fourth Estate. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa with her husband and two sons.

EVENING:

Coming to our Lord - His Faithfulness:

1 Corinthians 2:11 (NIV) 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Conclusion:

His Promise:

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

EVENING:

His Faithfulness:

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

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

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Our name was written down in the book of life
But before we were redeemed our common name was known as "sinner" but after we are saved our name is changed and entered into the lamb's book of life
God knows who we are and he made us to be a child of His

We are part of his master plan John 1: 12

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

Conclusion:

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

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

Deliverance from Bondage

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

Prayer: Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus in awe we come knowing that all things were created by You as The Father Spoke and You acted in His Holy Spirit. Lord today we come to You seeking Your Divine Blessings and Your guidance, as we say that Your Hands are ‘Over’ us, and what we do, as You Lord do not need help, so we place all things in Your Hands and look to you knowing that all things are possible for those who trust in You Lord. Lord Your Unconditional love abounds in what you have created for mankind, Lord today let us be good-stewards of Your mission and bless our Visitors coming to this Website. We give You our Praises and Thanksgiving Lord Jesus. We pray in Your Precious Name Lord Jesus, to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

A message:         

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

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

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

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Devotionals for Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:     A Purposeful life is the aim of everyone, even those that fail, because they fail by not listening (to the Lord)

What is the Providence of the Lord?  The Word of God in Jeremiah, He said He knew the plans that He laid for us, and His plan is to prosper us and not to harm us, and He also said His plans are to give us hope and a future.

TEXT: Jeremiah 29:11

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

Topic: A Purposeful Life is an obvious mission for each of us… there are many ‘self-help’ books on this subject.  But  one person purpose in life many not be the objective for you or any of us, so the ‘One-Size’ fits all is not a practical approach.  It is like opening a Men’s shop and all that you carry are size 38, Regular Blue suits.  There may by some customers but the One-Size –Silver Bullet is not the answer to our Purpose-driven life.

So what is your purpose in life?  One could simply say because the providence of the Lord has already provided all that I need so I really don’t have to do much.  This approach could lead us to the Prodigal son and his asking for his share of the inheritance so that he could leave home. He then led a life without a purpose. 

We know the story of this younger son that received his share of the inheritance and squandered it all.  He lost all his ‘friend’ after he lost his monies and eventually had to tend the pigs and even ate of what he fed the pigs.  Then one day he suddenly realized that he could go home and asked that he be hired by his father as a farm-hand. But his father received him and expressed his love for his lost son, and welcomed him back into the family. The older son reacted by telling his father that while his younger brother took his inheritance and wasted it, and he his older son never let home, always obeyed orders and why did his father had a feast for this wayward son. 

The story told by Jesus was about two sons, not one. The one that got his share and wasted it, this was indeed a big mistake, but the older son never took the initiative to go after his brother, nor was he a loving family-member, it appeared that the older son’s purpose was to wait for the demise of the father.  So here we have two sons with a loving father.

Thanks to God for His grand Design, His Creation, His Love, His Son Jesus, His Providence, His Holy Spirit and His Redemption.

Text:  2 Peter 1:20-21 New International Version (NIV)

20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Commentary: The vastness of space in which our place of abode known as Earth is something to think about.  Our planet is a small speck in comparison to the billions galaxies and planets, but our planet Earth is still unique. Our quest to explore and discover other beings are dwarf by our finite mind and limited abilities.  We are like the men that started to build the Tower of Babel that thought they could reach the heavens.

The equation of ‘Light-Years’ to our calendar is a major deterrent to us getting from here to The next Galaxy within our neighborhood the Andromeda Galaxy is a Giant Spiral muck like our Milky Way Galaxy. This is considered the closest to us but it is 2.5 million Light-Years away, or about 5 quintillion miles away

Today as we face the mountain in our lives, just think that each of us are like an Ant, but our Lord loves us so much that He cares for each of us individually, and not just as a group, but individually as he knows each of us.

Our God who created the vastness of the universe also created us in His Likeness placing us in a special category. In awe we are bewildered how God gave us this great privilege to have dominion over this vast universe. Yet, we have not conquered 20% of the inner-space much less outer-space. 

So let’s look at our inner-self do we even have control over what actions we take? As Paul said, the things that I should I do I don’t, and this apostle of Jesus also said, O wretched man He was… Romans 7:24 NKJV

O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Romans 7:23-25 (in Context) Romans 7 (Whole Chapter)

Principle: Law Cannot Save from Sin, only the Blood of Jesus.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Romans 8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Free from Indwelling Sin

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

EVENING:

Action - Coming to our Lord:

Come to Christ today and bring Him your Mountain

Be relieved today and beyond the relief of your burden, He will lead you over the mountain, know this no one trips over a mountain, it is the small pebble that trips us up. The famous race car driver, Schumacher while skiing he was tripped up by a small pebble causing him to hit his head, with all his trophies and being in the winners’-circle many times right now he is now recovering to be even aware of his surroundings.

Know this, Life is a Vapor…

His Assurance: He Paid-It-All

His Promise, Jesus said this and He never changes, He is Eternal and he is on the Throne of Righteousness, Jesus our redeemer lives, and He is waiting to welcome you and make you a Joint-Heir to His Kingdom.  Yes He loves you so much that he died for our Sins, why, because without the shedding of Blood there is no cleansing of Sin.  Just like the deal on the door posts on the night of the Passover of the angel of death, the Blood of Christ is the SEAL that He offers giving you Life-Everlasting.  There is no Test to take, no class to attend, no qualifying, and you do not have to be a member of a ‘secret-society’. Come as you are, no appointment necessary. Our Lord Jesus is Omniscience, Omnipotent and Ever-Present.

 Join the Victory Team as in Christ we have Victory over death.

It is appointed unto us to die, once and after that there is the judgment, so if we die how can we be around for the judgment?, the fact is we never die, because he created us in His Likeness, and being in His likeness we never die because he never dies.

Because He came and redeemed us we have this Great-Privilege of going to Him and He Jesus will receive you and give you His assurance of a future with Him.

Because of His Holy Spirit we can live a life knowing that He knows us by name, and as He said in John 10: 27-29 John

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.

Praise:

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

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

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

www.goodnewsforever.org  English Site with daily Devotions

www.buenasnuevasiempre.com Spanish Site with Daily Devotions (Espanol) Sitio español con Devociones Diarias

www.heavenlybridge.com Chinese Site with Daily Devotions (Mandarin) 中國網站每日靈修(普通話)

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Devotionals for Monday June 22nd, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:     Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication…Leonardo da Vinci, Keep it pure, and do not get sophisticated by being unreal.

 Car makers builds many models using one platform.  The base model is like a Hamburger without the fixing, by offering a Hamburger platter with a side order of mashed potato you now have a ‘meal’ instead of just a sandwich.

The dictionary defined Sophistication as…

Change from the natural character of simplicity, or the resulting condition.

Complexity, as in design or organization.

Impairment or debasement, as of purity or genuineness; and we defined it as perceptual manipulation.

The story of the Emperor’s new clothes… is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, no one dares to say that he doesn't see any suit of clothes until a child cries out, "But he isn't wearing anything at all!" The moral of the story is… the little boy was not ‘sophisticated’ and in his own simple honest way simply said but the king is naked….

An example of becoming ‘Sophisticated’… The tulip was brought to Europe in the middle of the sixteenth century from the Ottoman Empire. Holland's upper classes soon competed for the rarest bulbs as tulips became a status symbol. 

By 1636, tulip bulbs were traded on the stock exchanges of numerous Dutch towns and cities, encouraging all members of society to speculate in the markets. Many people traded or sold possessions to participate in the tulip market mania. Like any bubble, it all came to an end in 1637, when prices dropped and panic selling began. Bulbs were soon trading at a fraction of what they once had, leaving many people in financial ruin. 

The Apostle Paul said it all in a plan and simple statement…1 Timothy 1:15

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

So today as we reflect on Paul’s Simple message… Jesus came to same sinners and we are all sinners.

This simple message contains the most ‘Vital’ fact of all times… Jesus Saves!

TEXT: Romans 3:7

Someone might argue, “If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?” In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 3: No One Is Righteous

What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. 10 As it is written:

“There is no one righteous, not even one; 
11     there is no one who understands;
    there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
    they have together become worthless; 
there is no one who does good,
    not even one.”[b
13 “Their throats are open graves;
    their tongues practice deceit.”
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
14     “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16     ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 and the way of peace they do not know.”
18     “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in[h] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

EVENING:

Coming to our Lord:

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

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

Prayer:

Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer our Eternal Sovereign God in One of Your Divine Trinity.  Lord Jesus today as we affirm that You Lord Jesus is our sole Mediator to the Father and because of Your Righteousness we are presented through Your Redemption, Lord we are privileged as You have redeemed us from the trash heap and purified us by Your Sacrifice at Calvary and we like Job acknowledge You and say “For I know my Redeemer Lives”  Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we seek You Blessings upon each one as we are privileged to bring Your Good News to all for Your Glory.  We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sKzUk8tfRc&list=RD0sKzUk8tfRc#t=0

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zqCdewqm-o&list=RD5zqCdewqm-o#t=0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DLWD1d7wBE&list=RD8DLWD1d7wBE#t=0

www.goodnewsforever.org  English Site with daily Devotions

www.buenasnuevasiempre.com Spanish Site with Daily Devotions (Espanol) Sitio español con Devociones Diarias

www.heavenlybridge.com Chinese Site with Daily Devotions (Mandarin) 中國網站每日靈修(普通話)

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Devotionals for Sunday June 21th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:     Invest your time not your money, money you can recover, time you cannot recover, give your time to the Lord and you will have an untold annuity that never ends, because He is your Sponsor and He is eternal and in Him you will be a beneficiary for eternity.

   

TEXT: Matthew 6:24

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. In Context | Full Chapter |

Topic: Look at those below that weren’t counting the money… and the great legacy that we have from what they did for Christ…

Commentary:

Today we will look back at the spiritual leaders that made their mark on Christianity by the formation of the Church.  Christians are followers of Christ, and the original team consisting of Paul, Barnabas, Luke, March, Matthews, James, John, Timothy, Simon, Silas & Stephen,   The early church founders suffered as much confrontation facing many of our Missionaries in foreign land today. In fact Stephen was stoned to death this occurred before Saul was struck down on the road to Damascus and Jesus claimed Saul as His Vessel, Saul became a follow of Christ, and he then used his other name Paul.

The Church of Antioch was considered the birthplace of the Christian Church, as followers of Christ was first called Christians in Antioch. Antioch is a border town in Syria & close to Turkey, and this is where many Christian Jews migrated to from Jerusalem.

In the United States we will reflect on Christian leaders like Dwight D. Moody, and the famous British clergyman, Charles H. Spurgeon.  These men made their mark on Christianity during the last century, and their teaching are still today being used on a daily basis. Dwight L. Moody a man that left school in the fifth grade, and went on to build schools and colleges, and today Moody Institute is a worldwide legacy through Moody Broadcast and Theological seminary.

We also must mention the Five Missionaries that went to the deep jungle of Ecuador. The two most well-known would be Jim Elliott and Nate Saint, their legacy mark a historical event that opened this remote region to Christ.

The most frequently asked about quote is,

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."

A famous quote by Jim Elliott one of five Martyrs that brought the Auca Indians to the Lord after they were martyred, Jim’s wife and Nate’s wife stayed on in the jungle of Ecuador and brought the leaders to the Lord. What a price to have paid to bring our Lord Jesus to this remote jungle.

This can be found in the October 28, 1949 entry on page 174 (Chapter 4) of the 1978 hardback edition of the Journal and on page 108 (Chapter 11) of the 1958 hardback edition of Shadow of the Almighty. The quote is also used in the prologue of Shadow  of the Almighty on page 15

Philip Henry (1631-1696), father of well-known preacher and Bible commentator Matthew Henry (1662-1714), was credited with a very similar saying. In The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry..., published in 1833, is a biography of Philip by Matthew. (The original biography had apparently been published in 1699.) On page 35 of the volume, Matthew is recalling his father's acts of kindness and charity and how he used to say, "He is no fool who parts with what he cannot keep, when he is sure to be recompensed with what he cannot lose."

Nate Saint:  Heavenbound - Google Books

Elisabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint, By Megan Grober

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

Renee MelocheBryan Pollard - 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
A biography of the American pilot who served Christian missionaries in Ecuador's jungles until his death at the hands of Auca Indians in 1956. books.google.com/books?isbn=1576582299..

Today… We church goers that are really ‘Arm-chair’ worshippers need to regain the Zeal, it may not be to go to the ends of the earth, but right here in our backyard of this United States there is a need to bring the Gospel of Salvation to a population that are drifting away and some not even ever heard the Truth of our Lord’s Salvation.

We who are believers need to do our part as the commission of our Lord was to proclaim His message of; Good News that He Rose Triumphantly and HE is alive on the Throne of Righteousness and He is waiting to receive those that come to Him for His Redemption.

There’s so much to tell, as re recite the key things we all need to know:

  1. God Created the Heaven and the Earth
  2. God Created us in His Likeness
  3. Because we are Created in the Likeness of God, we too shall live forever.
  4. Jesus is the Son of God and He is Supreme and was there from the beginning of it all
  5. Because we are descendants of Adam, we are all born into Sin.
  6. The Good News is: God Sent His Son Jesus to Redeem us
  7. Jesus Paid It All by His Blood of Atonement.
  8. The Grace of our Lord is extended to us all, and right now is the time of Acceptance
  9. If we Accept our Lord Jesus and repent of our Sin, He will Redeem us by His Blood as a Seal and as a Down/Payment for our Redemption that we will be with our Lord in a Place of Splendor forever.
  10. We also need to let it known that while our Lord is a Lord of Love, A Gracious Redeemer and a Patient God, He is also a God of Consuming Fire…
  11. Our Lord said that when we are saved by His Grace we will never be lost, but we must know Him and have a close walk with our Lord as He will meet all our needs and He will never leave us nor forsake us.
  12. We can come to  our Lord Jesus right where we are and he will receive us, and we can have His assurance that we will be saved by His Blood.

EVENING:

Praise Our Lord Jesus for His Omniscience and His Divine Holiness and Jesus is our Sovereign Eternal God. Thank You Lord for the privilege of coming to you my Lord. Amen.

Our quote for today is a reminder…

“Money and wealth is like drinking sea water, the more you drink the thirstier you get, so the more money you have the more you want”

Conclusion:

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

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

Prayer:                                                                                                         

Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer our Eternal Sovereign God in One of Your Divine Trinity, Lord Jesus thank You for Your Graciousness and for Victory in You as we give You our Praises knowing that You Lord is our Salvation and by Your Grace we are saved.  Lord bless our Visitors and grant Your peace and Your Divine Providence to us all.    We pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GKhDCsLrUg&list=RD3GKhDCsLrUg#t=0

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

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

www.goodnewsforever.org  English Site with daily Devotions

www.buenasnuevasiempre.com Spanish Site with Daily Devotions (Espanol) Sitio español con Devociones Diarias

www.heavenlybridge.com Chinese Site with Daily Devotions (Mandarin) 中國網站每日靈修(普通話)

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Devotionals for Saturday June 20th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:         Remembering the mercies of the Lord… His Grace is sufficient, and He is there for us…

How can the Lord supply my needs? By what means can I get help? Is there a Hot-Line?

Yes there is a Hot-Line… and Jesus said…

TEXT: Psalm 50:15 [Full Chapter]

and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

Topic:  Considering how you met your wife? How you first heard the Gospel, and how you were saved from danger?

In another time Jesus was waiting to meet Philip and before Philip and Nathanael met Jesus, Jesus said I saw you under the Fig tree while you were on your way here.

John 1:48

Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Nicodemus’ meeting with Jesus was not by chance, Nicodemus had an urge to come to Jesus, so much that he came by night, fearing his other fellow Temple leaders would learn of his visit with Jesus.  Along the way in Nicodemus life and his following of Jesus, we saw where it was Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus preparing Jesus’ body for burial. 

Jesus sought these men and they were loyal followers of Christ. Here we saw two Jewish leaders risking their standing by asking for the body of Jesus and preparing him for burial during the time of the Passover Feast, a time that anyone handling the dead would be declared ‘unclean’ but Praise God that men like Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus who were faithful to our Savior and without concern for their own well-being provided the Linen, the Aloe any other items and a fresh tomb, that fulfilled the prophecy… 

Isaiah 53: 9. And they made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death, 
Because He had done no violence, 
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Devotional: 

Today as we Praise our Lord Jesus who knew no sin, and for our sake came from His place of Splendor that Jesus Himself described as Paradise to be crucified for our sins.  We thank our Almighty God, The Father for His Son Jesus our Redeemer coming as God among us.  Emanuel! Jesus Messiah, Sovereign Eternal God in One of The Holy Spirit our Triune God.

Coming to the Lord:

Today as we gather in the Holy presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus let us remember He said where one or more are gathered in His Name, He is in our midst… Because Jesus our Redeemer is the same yesterday, today and forever, He is Faithful and Just, and His mercies are endowed to us all, as He said…”I will never leave you nor forsake you”

Good News -His Faithfulness:  Revelation 21: 7 Good News -His Faithfulness:

What a privilege that our Faithful Lord and Savior has given us.  So today as He said… I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.

EVENING:

 As we end the day, let us be reminded that our Lord makes all things new and tomorrow is a new day a day that we should give our Lord Preeminence in our lives. Forget the challenges of this world as He said… The Battle is the Lord’s

And to live by His precepts of:

                Matthew 6:33-34Good News Translation (GNT)

33 Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things. 34 So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.

Conclusion:

To we have the Word of our Eternal God, fulfilled through Jesus our Redeemer…

Jeremiah 29:10-11Good News Translation (GNT)

10 “The Lord says, ‘When Babylonia's seventy years are over, I will show my concern for you and keep my promise to bring you back home.

 11 I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. (These are the Faithful Word of our Almighty God)

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus because of Your Righteousness You have given us this privilege of coming in Your Holy Presence.  Lord today as we are surrounded by the darkness of evil, yet You our Lord Jesus is the Light that Radiates and point the way to the Cross.  Lord Jesus we thank You for Your Divine Grace and Your Priceless-Gift of Your Redemption.  Lord today we Praise You and give You the Glory knowing that Your Holy Spirit sent as our Comforter will be with us as we journey to You know that on that day we shall see you just as You welcomed Stephen home knowing that you our Lord Jesus stands at the Right-Hand of the Father. Thank You Lord and be with our Visitors as we go with Your Peace, a Peace that surpasses all understanding… To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbkY6fEqzt8

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd77GE4-qjU&list=RDSd77GE4-qjU#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhh33VS7-WU

Remember:  Jesus is not the third-party bystander in our Prayers to the Father,  He is our Mediator and without Him no one comes to the Father, therefore we always go to our Father in the Holy Name of our Jesus our Redeemer, It is through His Righteousness that we are able to be presented to the Father.  

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Devotionals for Friday June 19th, 2015

Morning:

              

Focus: What is your life’s accomplishment? The Lord doesn’t need to be impressed, he just want us to know Him and follow Him.   In fact we cannot impress Him but we can please Him as He adores those that abide by His Precepts.

Topic: Fidelity… a name used by many financial institutions, but in the eyes of our Lord, Fidelity is a standard that He expects of us in life, to Him, to our spouses, our families, or employers, and our daily life living in Faith knowing that He is God…

TEXT: Genesis 39:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

Commentary: The meaning of Fidelity…

1. Strict observance of promises, duties, etc.: a servant's fidelity.

2. Loyalty: fidelity to one's country.

3. Conjugal faithfulness.

4. Adherence to fact or detail.

5. Accuracy; exactness:

Each year we see executives of Financial Institutions and related investment firms going insolvent and the principals are charged with criminal charges.  Just this week in the news there are billions of dollars unaccounted for in the ObamaCare Subsidy program, according to the Office of Budget Management of the U.S. Government. Lack of integrity is rampant, and corruption is commonplace even at the highest offices in the land.  So where is the pledge to serve the country and the citizens? The answer is, the absence of our Lord in the executing their duties. Unlike Joseph who respected his position with integrity and reverence to God; yet he was imprisoned while he was innocent.  But he emerged and became the head of Pharaoh’s administration and saved his own people from the great famine.

Joseph who was in charge of his bosses household, remained loyal to his employer when he was pursued by the bosses wife. Joseph did the right thing, what is the right thing?  Turn away from the temptation, and do as Joseph did… he ran. 

Have we been subject to such a temptation?  Remember the evil one takes many forms, and he is on the prowl seeking those he can devour. 

We see Joseph being sent to prison for the false accusation, while he was innocent he was punished.  Our Lord Jesus underwent the same, and also by false accusation, and Jesus also emerged a Victor by His Divine Resurrection...  Joseph saved his families from the Famine, Jesus saved us from an eternal Damnation…

2 Corinthians 5:21

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

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

The Supremacy of the Son of God

 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

EVENING:  For He said:  All things work together for good to those that love the Lord…

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

Remember the battle is the Lord's, and HE sits on the Throne of Righteous and intercedes for us... What a Privilege HE gave us!

Revelation 21:4 New International Version (NIV)

4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Hebrews 1: 5

The Son Superior to Angels

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

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

Or again, “I will be his Father,     and he will be my Son”?

  The focal point of all is the Divine Resurrection of Jesus who died for our Sins’ and HE Jesus is returning as described in the Bible as “the Day of the Lord’.

On that day ‘The day of the Lord’ His Grace will cease, not all of us will live to see the Day of the Lord, as we may die before He returns, but the Day of the Lord will still be an event that we all will be present at. What the Scripture teaches is that the Day of HIS Salvation in NOW! And me must come to HIM and accept Him in Faith and receive HIS Gift of Salvation by His Divine Crucifixion, that was predestined by His Father our Creator to Redeem us by His Blood.

Why is Blood an important element? Blood is Life, we cannot survive without it, just like when a person suffers a wound and extensive blood loss, he dies, The Blood of Jesus is far more than life sustaining on Earth, Jesus’ Blood gives us “Life-Everlasting’ why, we were created in the Likeness of God as evidenced by His Son Jesus, and therefore, in His likeness we will never die… the question is, never die? Yes, but because of the original sin that we inherited from Adam.

HE ROSE TRIUMPHANTLY.... Jesus Paid It All!

1 John 3:  New International Version

16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

 19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

Prayer: Father in heaven, in Jesus we come. Lord we thank You for Your Grace and we lift You up before all knowing that You are the Great- I Am.  Lord we thank You for Your Divine Providence and we thank you for the privilege of serving You for Your Glory.  Lord thank for the many Visitors to these Good News Sites as we do this for Your Glory as we are bearers of Your Good News.  Lord let our Visitors be filled with Your Holy Spirit as we go in Faith.  Lord we pray for our nation and we seek Your guidance to our leaders that they may turn to and as You said You will hear their please and hear our land.  We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkEQGYApkVU&list=RD02ic1P3LDgHko

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

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

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To know Christ… Repent (Turn from your sins) and by faith receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life and follow Him in obedience as your Lord and Savior. Pray this prayer of Commitment: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus… Amen.

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Devotionals for Thursday June 18th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:      Use the Favors of the Lord well, share the wealth of the Lord with others and see your own well-being expand, it works

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

TEXT

2 Corinthians 2:15

New King James Version (NKJV)

15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

God does not move in a mysterious way, He moves in a Divine way

Text: Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:5-7 (in Context) Hebrews 11 (Whole Chapter) 


Commentary: 
He knows our thought even before we think it
How can our Lord know this? Because He is Omnipresent, and Omnipotent

Commentary

His Promise:

His Promise:

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

His Faithfulness:

Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ

 

Ephesians 3:

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Action coming to our Lord:

Ephesians 3:

17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.   20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen

 

Be alert-be armed with the Armor of God: We have to be vigilant as the bible said, that the evil one is lurking like a lion seeking those he can devour… Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:17 NKJV

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


His Faithfulness:

Action:

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

 

Principle:

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

 

Conclusion:

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

EVENING:

Coming to our Lord:

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

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

Prayer:

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

Praise:

English:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czxd5oa-gi0&list=RDczxd5oa-gi0#t=8

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4DgESWtCus&list=PL7F0F069AA59EEA6C

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

www.goodnewsforever.org  English Site with daily Devotions

www.buenasnuevasiempre.com Spanish Site with Daily Devotions (Espanol) Sitio español con Devociones Diarias

www.heavenlybridge.com Chinese Site with Daily Devotions (Mandarin) 中國網站每日靈修(普通話)

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Devotionals for Wednesday June 17th, 2015

Morning:

               

Topic:    “If only I could win the lotto… this could be the wish of many, would you rather get the ‘Providence’ of God or the Lotto?

Topic:     Be on the Victory Team – Follow Jesus

Thoughts for the day: What ‘Good’ intention do you intend to do today?

Text:  1 John 5:3-4 New International Version (NIV)

In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

Commentary:

Good intention for self-gain may not be so good at all… in our practice we have applied the precept that “if it’s too good for us, then it can’t be good for the other party’.  In life we have many Pros & Cons of structuring a transaction. No good deed go un-punished is another myth; Equity is an equation that makes the balance in striking a fair deal. In our ‘Real-Life’ Jesus made himself an ‘Inequitable’ outcome as He took all the injustice from us.

How would you like to build a house, give someone ‘Free’ occupancy and when you go to do an inspection they slam the door in your face? In this case you entered the relationship with extreme-good intention, but the occupant had real-bad intention from the beginning. This is what we did to our Lord, yet He continued to love us.  Is His Kindness weakness? To mankind this is how we look at kindness, (you may say “I am not like others”) How long would you tolerate the insult from you non-paying occupant?

Patience is better and more enjoyable when you already know the outcome. It is like watching a football game with your team behind by 3 point and there’s only 30 seconds on the clock, this is where we start to be anxious, but if you already know the outcome then you can remain calm and enjoy the expected victory.

Our Lord already knows the end and He already wrote the Victory plan for our lives. But we must come to Him, just like the Kicker must be ready to take the hand-off and punt the ball to win.  Without coming to the Lord we cannot receive His Salvation, it is free but we must accept it.  He made us ‘Free-thinkers’ so nothing is ‘forced’ on us by our Lord. This is why Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden, they turned away just as they had ‘Victory’ coming into their hands.

Life is not a bed of roses, and fortunately so…. As Rose bushes are full of thorns. Now Rose petals are soft, but they only last a few days. Just like money it last only for a while, unless we have more incoming.  The only lasting thing that we can have ‘forever’ is the Grace of our Lord. Nothing else stays around. Without money one loses most of their friends, and those we lose are really not friends indeed, so when it starts to rain all ‘fair-weather’ friends will go, and those that we have true-fellowship will be still around. Our Lord said… “I will never leave you nor forsake you”

The Providence of the LORD:

The old saying… God moves in a mysterious way… To man it is mysterious, but to God it is a ‘Divine’ way.  Many instances in life when someone suffers a tragedy one would ask, where was God? When Stephen was stoned to death, why did God not save him? Stephen looked up and saw Jesus with open arms welcoming him home.  Now, would it be better for Stephen to be protected from the rocks and remained alive?  Or was it better for our Lord to receive him home and give him a place of splendor.  I can imagine, that our Lord was saying… look at those fools, they are fighting and killing each other for what? To gain what? To dominate their fellow men for what? This is why Jesus said… “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” This is like watching the football game seeing your team being out-scored, but you are smiling because you already know the ending that your team won.

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

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

Psalm 127:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 127 (Whole Chapter)

EVENING: Action/Coming to our Lord:

Paul the Apostle that Jesus chose to be His vessel, said…

Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

In our daily lives, we are bombarded by the world’s distraction via, Print, electronic (TV-Internet) radio, etc. the apostle Paul in the text above was merely saying “I am a man, and I am susceptible to the temptations”.  To be tempted is not a sin, but to partake in the temptation and enter into an act of complicity is a sin.  The constant battle with the forces of temptation is not regulated to our bodies, it is our mind, so be mindful of our imaginations that we are not led astray.  In a recent piece written by Leroy Elms, he stated that his friend that contracted Polio and while he was wasting away in an Iron-Lung machine weighing less than 70 lbs., he asked him what bothered him the most, and the reply was the ‘Lustful’ thinking that went on in his mind constantly.   

Our Lord Jesus who was tempted by the devil never partook of the temptation, He overcame the wiles of the devil with the Word of God…  So there is a way for us to deal with this universal problem which is:

Psalm 119:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Conclusion:

We again reflect on the apostle Paul while being taken to Rome, their ship was wrecked on the island of Malta, and the event of the snake that fastened to his hand was an event that got the attention of the natives.  Here we see how our Lord not only made Paul His vessel, but He made him a prominent leader to bring the Gospel to the gentiles. 

Acts 28:3

And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. Acts 28:2-4 (in Context) Acts 28 (Whole Chapter) 

Principle: God will use men that are chosen by Him even though their background may be ‘spotty’

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

His Faithfulness- His Graciousness:

We can count on our Lord’s graciousness, and He said He will never leave us nor forsake us.  Finally we want to remind everyone that it is not Faith that saves us, it is GRACE, and only by His Grace we are saved through Faith in our Lord Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come.  Lord Jesus as our Mediator we acknowledge that unless we come through You no one comes to the Father. Lord we thank You as we stand in Faith acknowledging Your Grace; and we affirm that it is only by Your Grace that we are saved and not of anything we do. Lord we thank you for Your divine redemption. Lord today we seek Your guidance as we are weak and You are strong and by Your Grace we have Victory. Lord let Your Word be our Shield and let us be fully armed with Your sword as Your word is sharper than a two-edged sword. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us Your Favors as we seek You and give You first place in our lives. Lord we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus our sovereign eternal God in One of the Father in Your Holy Trinity. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmuTYWJWSS8&list=PLFBVRk8y3k7SQzP6jQiqTusbp9B6TwUgO

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR1eJW4VS1M&index=2&list=RDrbeQWxxsFLQ

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaHTuEZmQ60&list=RDTaHTuEZmQ60#t=0

We are His Project… Do not ignore Him, He loves you, do you know Jesus?

www.buenasnuevasiempre.com Spanish Site with Daily Devotions (Espanol) Sitio español con Devociones Diarias

www.heavenlybridge.com Chinese Site with Daily Devotions (Mandarin) 中國網站每日靈修(普通話)

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Devotionals for Tuesday June 16th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:     Who can you help or what can you do to improve my l relationship with others, or do you think you are just fine?

TEXT: Matthew 7:3

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

In Context | Full Chapter |

Thoughts for the day:  Jesus’ assignment was accomplished to perfection for our sake…

Topic: We are His Project… Do not ignore Him, He loves you, do you know Jesus?

TEXT:  2 Timothy 2:19 New International Version (NIV)

19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”

Commentary: 1,982 years ago Christ was Crucified and He defeated death, but He suffered while He bore our sins and upon that cross He ‘Redeemed’ us. Jesus fulfilled the prophecy written 700+years before He came to earth. 

Today as we tell our friend…”I have been thinking of you”, consider the Almighty, the Most-High thinking of you at this very moment. You are one of 7.3 Billion in this world yet our Lord knows you by name.

Psalm 37:4-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

4 Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

Not having the trust of your child would be a low point in anyone’s life, so are we placing our trust in our Father Creator?  If not consider the feeling that you would have not having the trust of your kids, and our Heavenly Father’s feeling of you not trusting HIM. So today our focus is on the ‘Giver’ and not what is given, but the Gift from our Lord is Priceless and Eternal, because He want us to have an Eternal-Life with Him. The text above said it all… and He will give you His providence, Delight yourself in the Lord, commit your way to Him and Trust Him and He will do it.

His Promise: 2 Peter 1:4 New International Version (NIV)

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

His Faithfulness:

Jesus is our Protector, our Redeemer, and our Intercessor and above all He Redeemed us by His Blood.  Why is ‘Blood’ important in a Sacrifice? Because … Hebrews 9:7

But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.

Hebrews 9:6-8 (in Context) Hebrews 9 (Whole Chapter) NIV

Blood is mentioned in the bible 447 time in the KJV. Blood is life giving…

Action:

No one can come to the Father unless they come to Jesus… You could be the wealthiest person on planet Earth, or just an ordinary person (of which most us are) we will concur on what King Solomon said in Ecclesiastes.  Solomon talked about the illustration of Vanity, the theme was; the Vanity of striving after pleasure.

After great wealth, wisdom and even humility; Solomon’s confirmation that wealth does not satisfy, He also taught that Wealth brings difficulties, and his focused on the strength of Wisdom. Solomon preached about God who predetermines the condition of life, and that God Judges all.

EVENING:

Coming to our Lord:

Our focus today was... to focus on the Giver and not on what is Given. 

Our Lord who gives us Life-Eternal life through His Grace (Grace is something that is ‘UN-Merited’) and by Faith … (Faith is believing in Something that is UN-Seen) by these two factors that are to the non-believers ‘Intangibles’, but our Divine God only provides His Blessings through these Heavenly Factors.  Therefore, without Faith there is no power, but when we combine His Grace and our Faith we are empowered by His Holy Spirit.

To experience this Power of Abundant Life, one must come to Him and accept His Priceless Gift of His Redemption, to be Redeemed. We must acknowledge that we cannot go to His Kingdom without His Sanctification by His Blood.

Conclusion:

Happiness is within our Heart, it is not in our Wallet, The Grace of God is more resourceful that the fattest wallet or the largest bank account. 

1) Knowing that God loves us all, meaning we must be rooted in Love.

2) To remain un-shaken remain strong by the Established Love.

3) To be rooted and established in Christ’s Love,

4) To be filled with God’s Holy Spirit,

5) That one must be satisfied and complete in Him,

6) To move towards the full purpose that God intended for us,

7) Let the Power of His Holy Spirit work in us

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

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

Prayer:

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

Praise:

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

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

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

www.goodnewsforever.org  English Site with daily Devotions

www.buenasnuevasiempre.com Spanish Site with Daily Devotions (Espanol) Sitio español con Devociones Diarias

www.heavenlybridge.com Chinese Site with Daily Devotions (Mandarin) 中國網站每日靈修(普通話)

The above is subject to © Copyright all Rights Reserved 2012-2015 by Goodnewsforever.org, you may copy and use this for non-commercial use without permission of the author.  www.goodnewsforever.org

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Devotionals for Monday June 15th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus: Find the Counsellor today that can release to you the pathway to untold wealth that others cannot steal or interfere with.  In the U.S. Bank is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) but it is still vulnerable to theft by identity theft, internal issues and other third-party fraud. But rest assured that the wealth to which you have been made a joint-heir can never be stolen.

The FDIC is an independent agency created by the U.S. Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the banking system in the United States. Not all banks are members of the FDIC. Therefore to have the Insurance of $250,000 the funds must be in a bank that has qualified for FDIC Insurance.

The US Government raised the insurance from $100,000 to $250,000 on a temporary basis, but according to the FDIC each account with $250,000 is now fully insured provided the bank is a Member in good-standing meeting the FDIC criterion.

Beyond the insurance of the $250,000 in an insured bank, is your money safe? Can it ever be lost while in the bank? According to what we read, this may not be 100% safe, why, your account is vulnerable to identity theft, internal fraud and other methods of how your account can be accessed. The statement here is made because of first-hand experience. So seek protection that can give you the peace of mind.


Working in an environment where every File Cabinets had five locks, it was evident that the level of clearance to access the files had to be maintained because of the ‘super-sensitive’ data.  This is the standard security of some places I have been.

Jesus never had to worry about Judas stealing from the money bag, why? Because, just life the five loaves Jesus had an unending source of all that He needed.   

TEXT: John 6:1-14 (NIV) Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

6 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. The Jewish Passover Festival was near.

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”

Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”

10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

The Love of Christ:

Many will say what Jesus did is history and today is my real-world… and I don’t have to worry about the FDIC insurance of $250,000 because I don’t have that kind of money.  Guess what? You have more than this kind of money when you have Christ… Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. 

Jesus never had to ask Judas for an accounting, there was a time when Jesus said…”go to the lake and cast a line and fetch the coin from the fish and pay the taxes”…

Matthew 17:27  (Jesus said the following)

“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Note that the action and instruction requested by Jesus; ‘take it and give it to them for MY tax and YOURS’, why is this significant?  Jesus also paid the tax for his disciples, and He will do the same for you and us too even today

EVENING:

Conclusion:

We asked who Jesus is, and we can also ask where Jesus is.

Jesus is the Son of God, and He is God incarnate, Jesus is One in the Father our Triune God and He is… 

Colossians 1: 15-20 The Supremacy of the Son of God

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.


Where Jesus is:

John 8:23

But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Our Lord is Omniscient.  The dictionary defined Omniscient as…

A: having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.

B: an omniscient being.

C: the Omniscient = God.

His Assurance:  Joshua 1:5

No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. In Context | Full Chapter 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus we thank You for Your Grace and Your righteousness and making it possible for us to be presented to the Father through You Lord.   Lord we thank You for the privilege of presenting Your Good News knowing that You our Redeemer lives.   Lord bless our Visitors and grant each one Your Divine Grace as by Your great command we are to love our neighbors like ourselves and to seek You and Your Righteousness first. Lord we commit all to You and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phKr-pXbrnc

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-uAqYGPN1M&list=RDo-uAqYGPN1M#t=1

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJtADqFXNlI&list=RD5bLT8qAnHCI&index=6

Receive Him and His Peace today as Jesus said… John 14:27 [Full Chapter]

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.

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Devotionals for Sunday June 14th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:  Why do we need a church?  It is a place to Worship and Praise our Lord… It is a place where God is in the midst

The Church’s one foundation   Is Jesus Christ her Lord;

She is His new creation   By water and the Word:

From heav’n He came and sought her   To be His holy Bride;

With His own blood He bought her,   And for her life He died.

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Elect from every nation,   Yet one o’er all the earth,

Her charter of salvation,   One Lord, one faith, one birth;

One holy Name she blesses,   Partakes one holy food,

And to one hope she presses,  With every grace endued.

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’Mid toil and tribulation, And tumult of her war,

She waits the consummation Of peace for evermore;

Till, with the vision glorious,   Her longing eyes are blest,

And the great Church victorious   Shall be the Church at rest.

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Yet she on earth hath union With God the Three in One,

And mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won:

O happy ones and holy!  Lord, give us grace that we,

Like them, the meek and lowly, In love may dwell with Thee.

TEXT: Matthew 16:18  (Jesus said this)

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

In Context | Full Chapter 

Commentary:

‘Church’ is mentioned in the Bible over 120 times, and Jesus told Peter that “on this ‘Rock’ I will build my church…

Jesus was speaking of His Own Divine Grace, His Holiness and His reference to ‘The Rock’ was not to Peter as the rock.  Jesus laid the foundation as He is the Corner-Stone and Jesus was saying “I am the Rock’ I am sure that as Jesus was telling Peter and uttering the words…’On this Rock’ He was pointing to Himself and not at Peter.

Therefore no one, no church, no earthly ‘Peter’ can claim that he is or was ‘the Rock’.  The Rock is Jesus the ‘Christ’ and God made our Divine Jesus ‘The-Christ’ Christ was not the last name of Jesus it is the elevated Preeminence bestowed upon Jesus the Son of the Most High.

Jesus Messiah or Jesus the ‘Anointed One” = Jesus Christ.  So to Know Him is to know the Messiah, and God’s anointing of His Son Jesus is our Redeemer.

Our reverence is to Jesus Christ our Redeemer.  No man, nothing can save us, only by the Blood of Jesus our Redeemer.

Therefore No church or any religion formed by man in the name of Peter can ever constitute the formation on the Rock.  The Rock is Jesus’ Grace… Nothing but the Lord Jesus can lead you, not a church, not the principle of any religion, only the Grace of our Lord Jesus on which the Church is built on.  So you being a member of a church, will have to be a Member in Christ, as we are the reminded that ‘Religion’ cannot save you, only by the Blood of Christ we can be saved.

John 15 [Full Chapter] (The Word of Jesus)

[The Vine and the Branches] “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. ...

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.In Context | Full Chapter | 

The Love of Christ:

Jesus said apart from Him (Without Him) we can do nothing… NIL, Nada nothing; but in Him all things are possible.

EVENING:

What a privilege our Lord Jesus gave us all… His Grace is extended to each of us.  So lets us refresh the meaning of Grace… Grace is defined as Grace of Beauty, or Grace of ‘Time’

Grace is mention in the NIV 121 Times and in…

 Isaiah 26: 10

But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; 
even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the Lord.
11 Lord, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it.
Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame;
    let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them.

12 Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
13 Lord our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us,
    but your name alone do we honor.

Conclusion:

Ephesians 2:8

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

In Context | Full Chapter 

Prayer:   Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus it is with humility we acknowledge Your Sacrifice knowing that You art the Great Jehovah-Jireh…  Our Messiah and God in One of our Father in His Holy Trinity.

Lord today we can come to You boldly as You gave us this privilege. Lord we acknowledge that You Ascended to the Throne of Righteousness sitting at the Right Hand of our Father Creator. Lord Jesus thank You for this privilege of coming into Your Holy presence.  Lord we thank You for Your Grace Your Love and Your Divine Redemption.  Lord bless this day as many will be assembled in Your houses of Worship, Lord let the message be clear and let many receive Your Salvation for Your Glory. Lord we thank You for the many Visitors and we ask Your blessings upon each one and we thank You for Your Favors to all. Thank You Lord as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVC7lRpnWH

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c73KbYvsIDc&list=RDc73KbYvsIDc#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o_BIdAy6A&list=PLBABA0CA7858D8800

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Devotionals for Saturday June 13th, 2015

Morning:

               

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

What did God do for Moses?  We read of Moses’ action that was contrary to God’s order: Numbers 20:11

Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank. In Context | Full Chapter   Moses’ action was contrary to God’s command….

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

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

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

[Jesus Transfigured on the Mount] 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. ...

The Mercies of the Lord is also evident when Stephen was facing death he looked up and saw Christ/ The mercies of the Lord was extended to Stephen as he said; Jesus receive my Spirit. 

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

There is a report of an inventor that invented a camera that can photograph the soul leaving the body. The Soul has been the intangible link of the ‘Proof-Positive’ of what the Bible said about the Soul… ‘What does it profit a man if he gained the whole world and lose his soul?’

TEXT: Numbers 20: Moses’ Error at Kadesh

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

Now there was no water for the congregation; so they gathered together against Moses and Aaron. And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying: “If only we had died when our brethren died before the Lord! 4 Why have you brought up the assembly of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our animals should die here? And why have you made us come up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates; nor is there any water to drink.” So Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and they fell on their faces. And the glory of the Lord appeared to them.

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

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

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

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

13 This was the water of Meribah, because the children of Israel contended with the Lord, and He was hallowed among them.

EVENING:

Conclusion:

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

We need to read between the lines… The Lord said, ‘you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given to them’. What was God saying?  He said Moses would not be the one to accompany the (millions of people) in Canaan. God was probably saying… Hey Moses, You did not Honor me as I did empower you to just ‘Speak’ to the Rock, and this is to draw a parallel when God ‘Spoke’ all things into creation… But Moses made an ‘Error’ and God probably empathize with Moses as God knew that Moses had many things to contend with, and Moses was a Man and man do err… so when Moses faced the multitudes and heard…And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying: “If only we had died when our brethren died before the Lord! 4 Why have you brought up the assembly of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our animals should die here? And why have you made us come up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates; nor is there any water to drink.”

The Love of Christ:

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

Let’s face it… Today we do not have a million Israelites and others surrounding us, we have billions and within these billions we have the same conditions of complaint, scoffing and faithless individuals, we are not judging anyone but this is just the facts of life. So we say, let us be steadfast, keep the faith and not be deterred by what anyone say, anything they do and whatever befalls us we will be still and know that Jesus is Lord of lord and Kings of kings and though Him He has made us more than ‘Conquerors’ and being made more than conquerors mean that we have Victory in Him.

Key Note: To have Jesus is to have all that we ever will need and in Him all things are possible. And the ‘things’ are not important as He is Preeminent as our Redeemer.   Being Redeemed means that we are taken out of the downward-spiral to a place of Splendor because He is there, so ‘Rejoice’ and to have ‘Joy’ in Him.  Praise our everlasting God as through Jesus we are made righteous to be in God’s presence. Thank You Jesus Messiah…

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus thank You for being our Intercessor and Lord because without You we cannot come to the Father and we know that You Lord Jesus is One in the Father, yet we shall acknowledge that You have said no one comes to the Father except through You.   Lord today we thank you that by Your Righteousness we are made Holy as You said…”Be Holy because You are Holy”  we thank You Lord and today we thank You for the privilege of sharing the Good News and we thank You for our Visitors and bless us all. We dedicate our endeavors to you Lord as You are Preeminent in all. To you be the Power and Glory Jesus our Redeemer and Sovereign God in Holy Trinity of the Father … Amen

Praise:   

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E&list=RDEMecmBxKtEpYbhMFYvCIeWrw

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R7b-0kolNA&list=PL3513B1794EBD7446  

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZTbyL1XvfI

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

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

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Devotionals for: Friday June 12th, 2015

Morning:

               

Focus:  Place your trust in the Lord and praise him for His Graciousness, give him first Place and He will let you stand by His side.

 

Remember without Jesus you cannot come to the Father, so we have said it before…

 

Commentary:

Jesus is not a ‘By-stander’ He is our Mediator

Jesus said…

No one comes to the Father without Him…. So when we pray He is in our Midst. There are no One to One Prayers.


John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. Noone comes to the Father except through Me.

In Context | Full Chapter |

 

All prayers are made to God the Father in the Trinity.  Jesus is ‘One’ with the Father as God in the Trinity.  Jesus is our Triune God of Father Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Text: Matthew 18:20 [Full Chapter]

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

 

“In Jesus’ name we pray”

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

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

  • There are no One on One Prayers to the Father… why? Because Jesus said; “No one comes to the Father unless through me”
  • Just like when Stephen was being stoned by the crowd, he look up and prayed… Jesus receive my Spirit, then he saw Jesus standing at the right-hand of the Father.
  • In a meeting with your best friend Bob or Jane and John who arranged the meeting do you end the meeting by saying goodbye Bob or Jane and in John name I thank him, Wouldn’t you be saying goodbye Bob or Jane and to you John I thank you for arranging the meeting. Instead of ‘Bye Bob and in John name I thank him’?
  • So when we end our prayers to the Father and abruptly say…”In Jesus name we pray” are we making an inference to Jesus who is absent? This is out of protocol as Jesus was present and you had to be speaking to Him as well as the Father, therefore we must say… To You Lord Jesus we pray in Your Holy Name, and to end with a salutation (just, like you would say to a friend have a great day… But Jesus is Sovereign and Eternal so ‘A Great day’ is too superficial; addressing our Lord it is more like to you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…  Because His Prayer (The Lord’s Prayer) ends with, For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory… Amen,

 

Jerimiah 17: 7-8 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord... He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream... Its leaves are always green and it never fails to bear fruit"

The Love of Christ:

You should not worry; the Bible clearly teaches that if we know Christ, we are safely in God's hands forever here now and when we die, and that nothing "in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39).

Text:      Romans 8: 28-39

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.

 

Conclusion:

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

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

 

The Love of the Father / His Forgiveness…

Just like the arrogance of the wayward son that took his share of his inheritance and squandered it, then in humility he came back asking to be like a hired hand, but his dad greeted him with love and affection for his ‘lost son’ 

Reading the comments posted in response to Hymns and Gospel music, someone wrote that the book of Revelation was all fantasy, and he also wanted someone to just point him to one single proof that confirmed any stories or events in the bible, He went on deny the sovereignty of Jesus.  The Bible warns us of ‘Scoffers’ in the last days, but this person has been blinded by the devil and led astray.  Unless he comes to Christ the ‘Scales’ will not fall from his eyes. 

We would like to point out to this disbelieving person that even today the remnants of Pharaoh’s chariots can be found at the bottom of the Dead Sea… Just like when the Egyptians were chasing the Israelites while crossing the sea, the Lord did not wipe out the Egyptians, he ‘Jammed the wheels’ of the chariots, Read about this and see the pictures of the Wheels and axles at the bottom of the sea, go tohttp://www.goodnewsforever.org/Bible_FACTS.html

The Lord allowed Pharaoh’s soldiers time to repent, as they said, ‘let’s get away from the Israelites as their God is helping them’ hopefully they came to the Lord themselves as they were on their way to their death.  Just like the person posting on YouTube his disbeliefs we hope that he will find our Lord, as demonstrated in today’s scripture how our Lord is a forgiving God.  The Love of Christ is all we need in this life and the life to come as by his Redemption we are able Praise our Lord Jesus our Supreme Eternal God for His wonderful Divine Salvation.

Principle: Principle we are all in a spiritual battle which we cannot win on our own.

Prayer: Father we come in Jesus our Lord and Savior, You Lord Jesus is our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God. Jesus, Messiah, we come to You knowing that You first loved us and even while we are sinners You came and died for our Sins; and by Your Divine Resurrection to Life Ever-Lasting we are Redeemed by your Blood. Jesus we give You our Praises and Thank You for Your Saving Grace, our Visitors and in You alone is Victory through Your Sacrifice at Calvary, We accept Your Priceless Gift, and asked to be recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBv7v5ngj6E

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

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

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Devotionals for: Thursday June 11th, 2015

Morning

               

Focus:  Your prayers are answered by how you ask and how you intend to use His Favor… God will grant it for good only.

We can never know if the un-saved person being swept away by a Tsunami called on God, as He said all that call His Name would be saved, even to those that believed on His Name…

John 1:12
But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:11-13 (in Context) John 1 (Whole Chapter)

TEXT: Mark 11:24

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.  In Context | Full Chapter |

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

The Book of Genesis is a Literal History of Creation, the Fall of Man and God’s promise of Eternal Life… God called His Creation Good, including Man that He made with His own hands. To clarify the chronological timeline of events leading to Man’s fall, we must first know that God is a Spirit, and Jesus His Son was there at the beginning, therefore at the day of Creation through the time when God said “Let Us” make Man in our Likeness… here God was referring to His Son Jesus, also known in the Hebrews as Yeshua.

When God Created Earth and the Celestial Heaven… how did the devil appear, and who is the devil?  The Bible relates that the evil one was the ‘Fallen Angel’ as there was a ‘War’ in Heaven, and the devil was cast out.  Now we may ask why God is allowing the devil to roam, and there is one other major question, why did God give us the Ten Commandment when it is impossible for anyone to not break these Commandments.  The Key Point here, God made us to have ‘FREE-WILL’.

Just like we see, in Job, the devil questioned God about Job, and God allowed him to try and upset Job, but God placed a shield over Job that the devil could not harm Job himself. What was the purpose of this exercise?  God proved that the devil had no power over what God had in Job’s life.  Even the bad things that the devil did against Job, God undid them and restored to Job all of what the devil took from Job 10 times more.  So we revert back to the Garden of Eden, remember we are created as ‘Free-Thinkers’ so when the devil tempted Eve, she failed to consult God, if she had done so; things would have been totally different, but she listened to the evil one and was led into sin. 

We need to know that in Genesis all along the way to the fall of Adam and Eve, God had laid out His Redemption. This is disclosed when God Killed the animal and covered Adam and Eve with the Skin from the slain animal. This is the Foretelling of Jesus Sacrifice at Calvary where His Blood was shed for our Atonement, and His Blood is the SEAL of our Redemption, just like the Blood on the doorpost to protect the Israelites when the ‘Angel of death’ would pass over Egypt killing the first born of Pharaoh.  Now we have God’s Redemption through Jesus that was prophesied by Isaiah 700 years before Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary.

All these events are what we would say ‘Astronomical’ that have many meaning… astronomical astronomic

You may choose any of the definitions and what God has done for Man is Huge, Great, Massive, Vast, immense, infinite, monumental, colossal, boundless, Gargantuan, immeasurable and Galactic.  With these descriptions we still treat God as a casual acquaintance.  This is the reason why we ‘mere-humans’ cannot come to God, why? He will not receive us, as we are damaged goods… and only by the Blood of Redemption, meaning that He Restores our Soul, by His Blood, then we are allowed to come to the Father-God. So through Yeshua we know God and Yeshua-Jesus is our Redeemer. 

Jesus removed the Veil of the Temple, revealing Himself to be our High Priest giving us Access to Him.

To many that think Kindness is weakness and what’s free sometimes are ‘Valueless’ We often do not place the Highest Value on  knowing God through His Son, why? Because it is ‘Free’, but it is REALLY NOT FREE… The Un-Saved will be paying for their sins with their Life,  the Life that will never ends because of the Living Soul that each of us are given at birth. So the Priceless Gift from Jesus is the most expensive treasured gift you will ever receive, why? Because Jesus Paid it All with His Life and by His Divine Resurrection we can also have Life-Everlasting though His Redemption of our Souls.

His Promise:

We want to thank all  that took the time to read and comprehend what is written here, as it is for all to know that Jesus loves us and Jesus is God in One of our Father our Creator through His Holy Trinity, and it is all for His Glory.

His Faithfulness:

Romans 5: 11  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation...

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Isaiah 1: 18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“Let Us Reason”

18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord, 
“Though your sins are as scarlet, 
They will be as white as snow; 
Though they are red like crimson, 
They will be like wool.

Conclusion:

Think of the richest man on earth, and could any of us get a meeting with him by just walking up to his residence or his office?  In fact many affluent individuals are protected by layers of gate-keepers, and calls are screened and these rich individuals are so ‘Exclusive’ in their quest to have privacy. Why Privacy? Because they sometimes do not care about their fellowmen, or just do not want to bother themselves with the less fortunate?  Our Lord the Owner of it All is constantly calling us to come and let us ‘Reason Together’.   When we think of the way our Lord has dealt with many things, He ‘Jammed’ the wheels of the Chariots chasing the Israelites feeing across the Red Sea, He surround the Syrian Army with a multitude of Warriors and filled the Air with Chariots of Fire to defend Elijah, then he blinded the Syrian army, He caused a plague to kill 8,000 soldiers when the army leaders cursed God while trying to invade the domain of King Hezekiah, He caused a major earthquake to have the world’s most famous Jail break… Freeing Paul & Silas, and best of all He use his psychology when He said to the healed Blind Person… “Tell no one”; guess what, this former blind person went and told everyone he saw.   This is  our God not just of Power but of Reasoning, it will be a great experience to sit with our Gracious God full of JOY and full of GRACE what a day that will be, Jesus come quickly…

Romans 5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Results of Justification

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

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 will dine with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:19-21 (in Context) Revelation 3 

Prayer:

Gracious Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus what a day that will be when we see You as You are. You have said You are knocking Lord, and we are responding, so Lord come and Dine with us… Lord it is a privilege to serve You and to You be the Glory for all things that are done in your Name. Lord. Today as we end the week, bless our Visitors and grant us all Your Favors as we seek You Lord, and Your Faithfulness abounds in our lives. Lord Jesus let Your Light outshine the evil one in each of our lives, and as we come to Praise You Lord, let Your Holy Spirit be with each and everyone. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2tUmYWCsVY&list=RDO2tUmYWCsVY

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkk9yNnK5Rg&list=PLCF8C2B23671C0101

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

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

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Devotionals for: Wednesday June 10th, 2015

Morning:

Focus:  The Providence of the Lord is unfailing, but with man there is no providence but brotherly love, so fellowship in God…

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

TEXT:

Genesis 37: 1-28

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him.

Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. So he said to them, “Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.”

And his brothers said to him, “Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”

10 So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?” 11 And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

Joseph Sold by His Brothers

12 Then his brothers went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.”

So he said to him, “Here I am.”

14 Then he said to him, “Please go and see if it is well with your brothers and well with the flocks, and bring back word to me.” So he sent him out of the Valley of Hebron, and he went to Shechem.

15 Now a certain man found him, and there he was, wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying, “What are you seeking?”

16 So he said, “I am seeking my brothers. Please tell me where they are feeding their flocks.

17 And the man said, “They have departed from here, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them in Dothan.

18 Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him.19 Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming! 20 Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become of his dreams!”

21 But Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands, and said, “Let us not kill him.” 22 And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit which is in the wilderness, and do not lay a hand on him”—that he might deliver him out of their hands, and bring him back to his father.

23 So it came to pass, when Joseph had come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colors that was on him. 24 Then they took him and cast him into a pit. And the pit was empty; there was no water in it.

25 And they sat down to eat a meal. Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt. 26 So Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh.” And his brothers listened. 28 Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.

Conclusion:

Remember Joseph was sold by his brothers, and for us this was a hateful act, but this was the Divine plan of the Lord. If this was so, why did God allow Joseph’s brothers to do this unjustified act? Was it because Joseph had that dream that his brothers would be beholden to him and that he Joseph would be in a place of authority?  This was the vision given to Joseph, and the revealing of the dream to his brothers gave them the motivation to sell Joseph what was really fulfilling the plan of God.

The following is one of the greatest moment of ‘Brotherly-Love’…

Genesis 45 New King James Version (NKJV)

Joseph Revealed to His Brothers

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

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

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

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

This is God’s true Act of Love…

The Love of Christ:

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

Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Romans 8:39

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. In Context | Full Chapter |

 Ephesians 3:19

To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

2 Thessalonians 3:5

Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. In Context | Full Chapter | 

1 Timothy 1:14

And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. In | Full Chapter |

Prayer Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come.  Lord thank You for Your Grace, Your Divine Redemption, and Your Unconditional love.  Lord we praise You and give You first place in all as we yield to You and seek a closer walk with You. Jesus Messiah, we thank You for being our Intercessor as we are presented to the Father by Your Righteousness and by Your Blood of Atonement we are saved.  Father we acknowledge that there is one God and one Mediator between You Father and man, and it is by Your Son Jesus Christ who gave Himself a ransom for us all.  Lord let Your Holy Spirit be indwelling in us as we go in Faith.  Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your favors. We pray in Your Holy Name and to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: 

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5hN_m55uoM&list=PL4A2B54B268D57207

Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e44TFbxInuA&list=RDMk3Wh10pLn4

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

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Devotionals for: Tuesday June 9th, 2015

Morning:

Focus:  Trust in God and not in man, God is faithful and He doesn’t depend on anyone. Man is a dependent person and can falter.

  • Man is mentioned in the bible 3,323 Times,
  • God is mentioned: 4,094Times,
  • Wisdom is mentioned: 231 Times (NKJV),
  • Jesus is mentioned 1,592 (GNT) Times.

The book of JOB is one of the oldest books in the Bible.  The writer is unknown, (One day when we get to see Job we will find the answer to the author’s name) and in awe the statement of…”For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth”.

TEXT:  Job 19:25 [Full Chapter]

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Commentary:

The Omniscient of God is proven in the event of Job’s plight in losing his children, his entire herd and being plagued by sores, etc. Yet Job made the above claim that He knew His Redeemer lives…

The challenges of the devil and the tenacity of Job, and God’s protection for Job, as we see He was restored by God…

So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.

His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”

10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

Principle:   The Price of Wisdom… Job 28:

12 But where can wisdom be found?
    Where does understanding dwell?
13 No mortal comprehends its worth;
    it cannot be found in the land of the living.
14 The deep says, “It is not in me”;
    the sea says, “It is not with me.”
15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold,
    nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir,
    with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it,
    nor can it be had for jewels of gold.
18 Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention;
    the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.

28 And he said to the human race,
    “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
    and to shun evil is understanding.”

The Love of Christ:

Even today each of us still has the love of God through His Son Jesus our Redeemer. Just as how the challenges of the devil imposed the devastation of Job’s children and his cattle, yet Job never sin, and this is the true faith that Job expressed and God who knew this and protected Job and restored to him a large family and an abundance of Cattle and all that he lost by many folds.

Conclusion:  Today as we may be facing challenges, remember you are unique and you were created in God’s image and He loves you and knowing that Jesus our Redeemer Lives, we know that through His Love we can accept Jesus statement that he came that we would have life and have it more abundantly.

Prayer: Father in Heaven in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus as our Mediator, we ask not for Gold nor Silver but for Wisdom, and we know that you our Redeemer Lives.  Lord You have said that we are no longer slaves because you have declared this and called us Your friends. Lord we thank You and we Praise You and we give you Preeminence over all as we go in Faith knowing that Your mercies abounds and we thank You for our Visitors and the privilege of serving You.  To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:      

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO67xEESp1M&list=RD02PtmZcuPCXo4

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwt0OorkGKY

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FORYHGSKsiQ&list=PLAE74BDA125E37E91

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

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

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Devotionals for: Monday June 8th, 2015

Morning:

Focus:    Why did God say “do not be unequally yoked” being Yoked is a system that places two animal to haul the load, so why? Being unequally yoked is a factor. These are example of being unequally-yoked…

  1. Do not pair a Horse with a donkey to haul the cart
  2. Do not place a dead battery with a good one in your device (Radio, phone etc.)
  3. Do not work with someone that lacks faith, because he will not be patient to see the result
  4. Do not plant a Rose with a tomato plant, because the thorn from the rose will damage the tomato
  5. Do not mix aggressive fishes with your Koi, they will eat the Koi
  6. Do not place a Hair-dryer near splashing water or use it while in the tub.
  7. Do not place a magnet on top of your laptop or your computer
  8. These are real world negative outcome of being unequally paired.

TEXT:  2 Corinthians 6:14 [Full Chapter]

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

The Lord was saying we are not to be unequally yoked and line #3 above is probably one of the reasons, but His reason was not focused on achieving material results. He was focused on achieving the Heavenly realms of having One –Faith, One God and One true destiny now and forevermore.  God never looks at the temporary things, because all things will pass, and to man a lifetime is a lot of time. But in God’s time He is Eternal and there is no time; God referred to man’s life like the grass and, grass grows for a season.

This means that our life is a ‘Season’ and not really measured in ‘Time’ we all have different seasons, just like some species of fruits, certain trees will bear fruits in spring, some in Summer, some in fall and some in winter.

So being unequally yoked in life is more like two person being paired, but with two different belief, one believe in Faith and one believe in superstitions… What’s the difference here?  Faith is the belief in the Providence of our Lord, this the believer; and the other one guided by the principle of… ‘I cannot do that because I will be punished or it will bring me bad-luck’. 

The true difference is the believer in faith knows that whatever the Will of the Lord is what we should do, and the believer is dependent of the Lord for His mercies and His guidance and in faith seeks the Lord and his endeavors are always dedicated to the Lord.

The non-believer lacks faith and is dependent on a set of rules and tries to achieve the endeavors based on multiple reason of superstitious beliefs and make his decision based on a set timeline that he can only see on his own, he never thinks that there is a ‘Divine Providence’ from God and the unbeliever believes that it is his own self-belief will make things happen based on some outcome of his superstitious belief.

Principle:  The Power of our Almighty God always reveals Himself for believers and He is the reason why the believers are the head and not the tail. So lift up our God and let his Power be seen by others.

EVENING:

The Love of Christ:

Today in life, are we doing the same as the scoffers, asking ‘Faithless’ question of our Lord?  Our Lord knows what we have need of even before we ask, but sometimes His favors will not be granted as He also knows that when we receive the request, it will not be used for a good purposes.  Or simply put… He knows that to enrich some of us we will become too boastful or be taken by the sudden gain and look away from Him. 

Pride comes before destruction, and in many cases we that are susceptible to self-exaltation will go this route of destruction because of ‘Pride’  without ‘good-intention’  many are kept on the lean side as it keeps  them humble and our Lord loves a humble and honest person. This does not mean that as a believer we are to remain poor and always in need, on the contrary, those that are ‘good stewards’ will be enriched just like the parable of the Talent. We saw that the faithful servant that doubled the Talent of his master how he was given more, and the unfaithful servant that buried the talent (Money) rather than invested it, returned it to his master without any gain, the Faithful servant was given what the unfaithful one had.

Our worldly possession everything our possessions are all from our Lord, if one is ‘wealthy’ you are just a custodian, as we take nothing with us… so invest it wisely and be charitable using His Talent for His will.

Matthew 25:17

In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more.

Matthew 25:16-18 (in Context) Matthew 25 (Whole Chapter)

Principle: of Prayer.  Faith is the Key Factor in our Prayer, but Jesus our Lord is the Catalyst

Conclusion:

As we explore the Bible we find that it is all about Jesus (Yeshua) and we find that His teaching is founded on Faith, Love and Obedience anchored by His Righteousness.  Our Lord granted His Righteousness to us and thus, we are debtors to Him and He is our Creditor… We owe it all to our Lord, which we can never repay, as His Righteousness cannot be bought. He bought us with His Blood, and by His Blood we have the Seal of His divine Redemption.  What a Privilege He gave us, and not only did He save us; He made us Joint Heir with Him to His Kingdom.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

When we come to our Lord and accepts His Priceless-Gift, He is Faithful and His promise of Eternal Life is evidenced by His Statement below…

John 10:27-29 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of our Father/Creator in Your Holy Trinity, we Praise You today for Your Majestic Power, and yet Your Unconditional Love prevails for us.  Lord Your Graciousness is overwhelming as Your Mercy we have and Your Grace is sufficient for us as we look to you for Your divine guidance.  Lord bless this mission of presenting Your Good News for Your Glory and bless our Visitors. Lord grant us Your favors and equip us to expand this mission that we are privileged to be a vessel bearing Your Word of Your Divine Salvation. Bless our Visitors and let Your Peace be with us all. We pray in Your majestic name, Lord Jesus to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

Praise:  ‘Because He Lives I can face tomorrow’

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQBBihRwP8o&list=RDMQBBihRwP8o 
Spanish: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G8xg-MASo8&list=PLDA0CF6016FB82C07

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baZF8ac4duw&list=PL17B2ADECFB4A06C8

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Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for: Sunday June 7th, 2015

Morning:

Focus:   Joseph, Moses, Elisha, Israel, Elijah, Jeremiah and even Amos; what did these men have in common? Could you be too?

These men had one thing in common… Serving God was their life’s goal... We are all created by the Creator with the ability of ‘Free-Will’, what made these men to have this one common zeal?  Let’s take the mission of Amos the Shepherd whom God sent as a messenger to the tribe of Judah…

TEXT:  Amos 1 [Full Chapter]

The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel. He said: “The Lord roars from Zion and thunders from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds dry up, and the top of Carmel withers.” [Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors] This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Damascus, even for four, I will not relent. Because she threshed Gilead with sledges having iron teeth.

The mission of Joseph, Moses, Elisha, Israel, Elijah, Jeremiah and Amos were inspired by God, but even then these men had one thing in common… their love for their fellowmen.  Today life is so hectic and demanding but is this too overwhelming for us to say “I cannot worry about my brothers or sisters or my neighbors because I am too busy”. This is the reaction of many, and for these same individuals that say this, what would they say to someone who drove up in a brand new car and said…”here’s the key and I was told to deliver this vehicle for you to use for the next 12 months from the dealership at no cost, but first you must test drive it for a day and fill out this survey”; would they stop and take advantage of the offer? More than likely the offer would be accepted if valid.  Remember this is the same person that said he was ‘too-busy to worry about anyone else.

Amos did leave his flock and journeyed to northern Israel

To give the warning of their eventual catastrophic event which was not received kindly, read more…


Amos 7:10

[Amos and Amaziah] Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel: “Amos is raising a conspiracy against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 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.’ In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

While Amos was delivering a message to repent, the authorities rebuffed him…

 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. In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary:

We all know that history revealed the capture of those that Amos came to reveal the Wrath of God before they were captured by the Syrians.

Is your life ‘too-busy’ to relay the message of the Good News?  The Good news is more than a cure for cancer, and if you knew the cure and did not share it this would be an evil stance.  So the Good News is that Christ came to Save Sinners…

Principle:  The Good News is the Gospel, and the Gospel is not an invitation, it is a command to come to Christ.  While many are saying the choice is ours, but we were made by our Creator to be in company with Him. So He is calling you just like how Amos was telling of things to come. Jesus is our High Priest and He is waiting to welcome you into His Kingdom.

EVENING:

The Love of Christ:

God is never late nor, is He ever not Faithful, He is always On-Time, and He knows each of us by name

Text: 1 John 5:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

This Is Written That You May Know

13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Commentary: We said it once, that our Lord knows each of us by our names, but our real name is ‘Sinner’ this is why Jesus came as a man, died for our sins and through His Triumphant Resurrection we are Redeemed… 

Our Lord is never late, and He is never impatient, He is slow to anger… just as he did in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve went against His command, He was not rushing to kill them, He was patiently coming to Adam, and He said… Adam where are you? (He knew exactly where they were) Adam and Eve were hiding, but when they came to Him, He still loved them, He made them clothing from animal skin, and (This was the first demonstration of the shedding of blood to cleanse us from sin)

This is His Priceless Gift from our Lord Jesus, He provided us with a ‘Pardon’ that we could not purchase, not even the governor, not the king or queen or anyone could grant you a pardon for the sentence of death that we all have. 

Today with Joy knowing in Christ Jesus we have Victory over death, granted through His Blood of Atonement that we can be with our Lord in a place He called ‘Paradise’

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

Conclusion:

What we need to know that the Bible is not just a book, it was inspired by God, and Jesus that came on the day over 2015 years ago that started the calendar at Year 01, and 1,982 years after this wonderful day, He was crucified and the Sun went dark for 3 hours, and three days after the crucifixion He rose triumphantly… appeared to the disciples and family then ascended into Heaven.

We read that HE came also to give us abundant life…

John 10:10 (King James Version)

10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly”. (These are the word spoken by Jesus)

Remember Jesus is not the 'New-Kid’ on the block, He was here before Abraham… He came as ‘Emanuel’ God among us!

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

An everlasting Gift of HIS GRACE:” Ephesians 2:8

Verse 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— Verse 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Seek Him while He may be found, He said today is the day of Salvation. Why did the Bible say Seek Him while He may be found? Because on the Day of the Lord it will be too late, His Grace would have expired, just like when Amos came to warn the Israelite, they had a ‘Grace’ period but they rejected it.

His Invitation:

Jeremiah 33: 3… Call to Me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

The above text from the New King James Bible said…’Call Me’  just think we do not need a smart phone or an internet connection to be in touch with our Lord, so He said “Call Him”, His is Omniscient, Omnipresence and Omnipotent and He will hear us

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity we come Lord Jesus, thank You for interceding as our sole Mediator between us and the Father. Lord today we affirm that no one comes to the Father unless through You. Lord Your Unconditional love for us overwhelms us as we stand in Awe of Your Majestic Power knowing that You Lord spoke all things into existence but You made us with Your hands and breathed life into us. Lord we thank you for Your Redemption and by Your Grace we can look to that day when we shall see You as You are. Lord bless our Visitors and grant Your Favors to all. Lord let all who seeks You be at peace knowing that they have Victory in You. Lord we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMjhge-dQeY&list=RDWMjhge-dQeY

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-uAqYGPN1M&list=RDo-uAqYGPN1M#t=0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCh6px8Uo9o&list=RDBCh6px8Uo9o

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for: Saturday June 6th, 2015

Morning:

Focus:   Jesus did not wait around for things to happen, He is proactive and He is Omniscient and knows what comes next.

When to Pray and when to move and carry out the mission

Text: Exodus 14: 13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Commentary:

Jesus made things happen… He was not waiting for things to ‘happen’ He was proactive when He healed the Blind on the Sabbath. He willingly went to the Cross and He came back alive and spent 40 days with His disciples.  

Our God is a God with logics and He applies practical functions.  He parted the Red Sea for His people and He jammed the wheels of Pharaoh’s chariots. There are times when God is telling us to stop praying or stop looking and asking, why?  Because after we have made our request known we need to act on the request in Faith knowing that whatever we ask in His Name, He will grant;

Just like when Moses was looking to God in: Exodus 14: 15-16 New International Version (NIV)

15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.

Waiting around is not what Jesus did. He was constantly on the move, by age Twelve He was already full of knowledge from His Father. We saw Him in the Synagogue questioning and answering the elders with authority, we saw Him over-turning the tables of the money changers in the Temple, and we saw Him healing many.

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

Commentary:

We are to have intimacy with Jesus, and to live by His precepts and teaching….If we desire to be in a faithful walk with our Lord, we are to come to Him not when we are in need but to have a constant relationship just like your ‘best friend’ that you Text and Email or call daily.

We are to know that His Holy Spirit give us ‘Power’ to overcome the evil forces and to rebuke the schemes of the devil by the Word of God… Just like when Jesus quoted Scriptures to ward off the devil that tempted our Lord. When we come to Jesus our High Priest, He intercedes to His Father our Creator, we are told to come to HIM boldly and make all petitions known with Thanksgiving in Prayer to our Lord Jesus.

No one is immune to temptation to sin, even Jesus was tempted but He remained Sinless, he used the scripture to thwart the temptation of the devil.

We too need the Two-edged Sword to thwart the temptation which is more than ever a blitz in lights, on the TV, the Internet, Print and music etc.  We have to look beyond the temporary pleasure that is abominable to our Lord.  We need to ask for His help in overcoming the urge.

EVENING:

The Love of Christ:

While we are to seek a closer walk with the Lord, the Bible said… Psalm 34:7

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

The angels were created by God for one purpose: to carry out His will. The Bible says, "Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will" (Psalm 103:21).

One way they do this is by watching over God's people and protecting us from the evil schemes of our spiritual enemy, the devil. Although they are largely unseen by us, God's angels are constantly at work to safeguard us -- and when our life's journey is over, they will accompany us into God's presence in heaven forever. The Bible calls them "ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation" (Hebrews 1:14).

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 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.
Hebrews 10:22-24 (in Context) Hebrews 10 (Whole Chapter)

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

 ‘Jesus Paid It All’

Praise:      

English:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38EVco7eba0&list=RD38EVco7eba0#t=8

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

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

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for: Friday June 5th, 2015

Morning:

Focus:   Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. God’s will is for you to rejoice… sometimes we may say how one ‘Rejoice’ in the face of challenges.

Your challenge may be health, financial or relationship driven.  So when we face adversity how can God say that His will is for us to rejoice?  For the one facing the challenge of ill-health it is hard to rejoice, but there is a ‘silver-lining’ to all the realities of facing mortality. So how can one rejoice?  When you know the Lord and are in Grace and knowing that the years to come will be more challenging, what do you have that you can rejoice?  When you know Christ you will know that the best is yet to come… So because of the Faithfulness of our Lord Jesus, we can say God’s wish for us is to ‘Rejoice’ and his Word is everlasting.

TEXT:  Philippians 4: Final Exhortations

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

Sometimes a persona may ask…is God hearing me?  Yes, He certainly hears us all, but He may not answer us in the way we seek an answer for our request. Our Omniscient God knows all, hears all and loves all.  Jesus taught us to pray and He gave us an example of the effectiveness of how to pray:

Luke 18: The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:

 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

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

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

Principle:  You cannot give your way into heaven… The Widow’s mite weighed heavier that the gold coin dropped by the proud rich person.

Commentary: We oftentimes spoke about Quantum-Physics, and Jesus in many ways talked about this… Jesus said if you had faith as small as a mustard seed, then we could move mountains.

What is the mountain we have in our lives today?  I know of a family that went through the toughest times not having food in the pantry, but they continued to look to the Lord. Their plight continued until one day they found that their old family homestead was sitting on one of the richest vein of low-sulphur coal. Their lack of wellbeing suddenly turned into a Million dollars per month. Yes this did dramatically change the circumstances but the Love of God abounded in their lives and their love for the Lord grew in total fulfilment.

The Love of Christ:

Jesus our Lord and Savior came to reconcile us to the Father our Creator, but before we can come to the Father we had to be cleansed by His Blood.  Soldiers returning from the frontline of battle were usually covered with blood sustained in battle, before going in front of the King they had to be cleaned up and made presentable. Mankind is in this state with stains from our sins. Therefore God will not see us in our sin filled state. Thus, Jesus came to Redeem us, ‘Redeem’ means we were lost in Sin, and by the Redemption through Jesus we who have accepted His Redemption can now come into the presence of God through Jesus.

The Good News is that Christmas, meaning ‘CHRIST’ The Anointed One; Jesus son of the Most-High came as God with us! Emanuel, and CHRISTMAS… Meaning; CHRIST saving the Masses and Christ-in-Person… We thank You Lord for coming, Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Holy Trinity; we look for Your second coming soon.

We at Good News Forever extends the invitation from our Lord to each and everyone to come to Him and receive His divine Grace of Redemption… go to our Resource page and accept our Lord’s invitation to come and ‘Know Him, not just ‘know of Him’  The divine experience of ‘Knowing our Lord’ will provide a Peace that is un-explainable as when you place your Faith in Jesus, He takes over your burdens, and he said He will never leave you nor forget you. When you accepts Jesus you are born into His family and then you are a joint-heir in His Kingdom, what a privilege He has given us freely… Take His Priceless gift now for ‘Free’.

Principle: Only in Jesus Christ we can be Redeemed… Jesus Paid-It-All

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Colossians 2:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Titus 2:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

Prayer: Heavenly Father what privileges You have bestowed upon us through Jesus our Lord & Savior. Lord Jesus we thank You for Your Graciousness and we Praise You for Your Unconditional Love. Lord You demonstrated Your love for us while we were still sinners, and through Your Redemption we have Victory in You Lord. Lord You have said that if we love You we are to keep Your Commandments, and Your Commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God overcomes the world, and in You we have the Victory to overcome the world through Faith.  Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your favors, equip us to deal with the challenges of this world. Lord let us all be spreading the Good News of Your Love and Divine Redemption. 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=81eMAYI9Vqg

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

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0roxsYZqYeU&list=RD0roxsYZqYeU

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Devotionals for:  Thursday June 4th, 2015

Morning:

Focus:        Remember the closer you get to the Lord the harder the devil works to cause you to stumble.

Sometimes I would wonder how men like Dwight L. Moody, Charles Spurgeon and pioneers like Hudson Taylor and like my God father the Revered Gallimore, and how they ever got their mission accomplished.

Dwight Moody without a formal education ending school in the 5th grade became a shoe-salesman and was saved by his uncle that sought him out and led him to the Lord. Young Moody knew exactly what he wanted to do, and this was to lead souls to Christ.  Spurgeon was an anointed messenger for the Lord and he filled great churches when he preached.  Hudson Taylor created the China-Inland Mission and started the training of missionaries to capture the hearts of generation of Chinese for Christ, and my God-Father Rev. Gallimore who led my family to Christ and my beloved father together with Gallimore started a Mission and this mission today is considered a mega church still leading people to Christ.

Reflecting back on the above servants of the Lord somehow the fiery-darts of the evil one did not hit the targets… as today we continue to serve our Lord through this modest outreach, we seek the armor of the Lord and the Holy Spirit to deflect the fiery-dart of the evil one.

Fortunately it does not take our ‘goodness’ to meet the criterion of God, why?  Because the Criteria cannot be met by any of us…  Jesus said “All have sin and fall short of the Glory of God”

TEXT:  Romans 3:23 [Full Chapter]

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Count our blessings of how the love of God rescued us from an eternal damnation, many may say… what are you saying? I am a good person, I have never stolen anything, harmed anyone nor could I be considered a ‘Sinner’ If this was so, then that person is saying Jesus lied… we could only sympathize with that person, as the bible said… Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. In Context | Full Chapter |

Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. In Context | Full Chapter |

Because of the Lord of God, and knowing Him we can say we know the end because we read the book and the book is the Word of God, and God said…

John 3:16-17 (NIV)

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

And being ‘good’ is not good enough, so God made a way for us to come to Him…

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

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

Principle:  We can never be good enough to enter the Kingdom of God, but He loved us so much that He extended His Grace, and His Grace is Sufficient for us.

Commentary:

It is good to know that no one will enter the kingdom of God on their own, if this was so things would be about the same as here. If someone could enter God’s Kingdom on their own then we might as well just stay here, because we would have to put up with the bragging of how that person got to enter on his own.  Therefore, rest assured that only as Jesus said… ‘You must be Born-Again’.  In fact Jesus said ‘Unless” you are born-again you shall not enter. Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

Jesus said...John 3:7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ In Context | Full Chapter 

Today we need the Armor of God… so here Is where we will find it…

Ephesians 6:10-18 [Full Chapter]

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

Conclusion:

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

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus because you said no one comes to the Father unless through You, Lord we thank You for this privilege of being able to come in Your Holy presence.  Lord we come in Faith and we in Faith accept Your Grace and by Your Holy Spirit we are renewed, and Re-admitted as Joint Heirs. Lord bless the visitors to this Good News Website and let Your messages be clear and that Your Word will reach many for Your Glory Lord, as we are Your Vessel to bring the message of Your Salvation. Lord we pray that all that seek solace and peace may find You and that they will come and be children of Yours. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80SDlKK_Dbs&list=RD80SDlKK_Dbs#t=12

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwLoMXmB134&list=PL8703D3F571DC6626

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

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Devotionals for:  Wednesday June 3rd, 2015

Morning:

Focus:  Can we ever have sustainable Peace?  Yes you can and right now.  Let it begin now knowing that nothing can deter you. 

 Jesus said He gives us His Peace which is not like what the world gives, and we are not to be troubled nor be afraid.

Sustainable Peace for the world may never be…  Peace with God Yes! Why? Because The Bible tells us not to worry and Jesus said why worry…

TEXT:  Luke 12: 22-32 Do Not Worry

22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[b]26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

It is easy to say ‘Do not Worry’ to others, but the Word of our Lord means everything when He spoke this.  Because He already knew that when we seek Him and follow Him all of what he said will be done.

John 14:27

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

Principle:  Our Lord is a loving God, but He is also a God of a consuming Fire…

Commentary: Jesus said His Peace He gives us, but He also said that He came not just for Pace but to divide, and His statement is not a contradiction of His statement of Peace.  Jesus was saying we cannot be a Hypocrite and turn a blind eye to sin, nor can we associate with sin and partake with sinners, again this may be another contradiction as Jesus himself dined with sinners.  But whenever Jesus dines with Sinners, they would become followers as in the case of …. Luke 19 New International Version (NIV) Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”

But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

The Love of Christ:

Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

The Faithfulness of our Lord….so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28 NIV

Conclusion: Hebrews 12: 25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”[e] 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

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

Prayer: Heavenly Father in reverence and awe we come knowing that You are a loving God who sent Your Son Jesus to redeem us from the ‘consuming-fire because of Your Grace through Jesus our Lord and Savior…  Lord Jesus today as we acknowledge that it is only by Your Grace that we are saved and not of anything we do Lord, we thank you and we accept You Lord Jesus as by Your Blood of Atonement we are sealed and are set apart to that day when we shall see You Lord Jesus. Lord be with our Visitors and grant us all You Divine Providence, to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…Amen

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6jcWZeacMg

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

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

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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

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

My heart either 100% belongs to Him or it isn't... We cannot be partially owned and be set aside by Him

Think on this today:

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

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Devotionals for:  Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

Morning:

Focus:    What is the most elusive thing that you know of? Is it wealth, health or fame? Or is to love others, help others, Finding God?

Commentary:

First we need to know that ‘All-Things’ are held together by Jesus… Colossian 1: 15  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 

 

Without Christ we can do nothing… One may ask then how is it that a person like Nero who as emperor killed Paul, and how could such as despicable person became the Caesar (Emperor) of Rome with the wealth and fame or rather infamously known as one of the most evil man ever that murdered his way to the throne.  So one could say… to Nero’s wealth, health and fame did not go together as he ended his life by suicide.  For sure Nero was not famous as the citizens of Rome celebrated when he died ending his years of debauchery.

TEXT: Colossians 1: Preeminence of Christ (NIV)

The Incomparable Christ

13  For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of [v] His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

15  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Remember God’s Word said…I (your name) can do all things through Christ…

Philippians 4:13 [Full Chapter]

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Principle:  Being reconciled with God… Colossians 1: 21 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—

Jesus said… Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

In Context | Full Chapter |

Jesus revealed this…John 14:13

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

Observe this… Jesus said, He will do ‘Whatever’ we ask, but the key is; ‘In His Name’ and the caveat is; He will grant it so that the Father may be given the Glory through Him (Jesus).  In other words, if your intention is to seek the favor of the Father, He Jesus will grant it provided that the Favor is to give God the Glory through Him Jesus who is our Redeemer, our Protector and our Messiah.

Remember when we spread the fragrance of our Lord some of it will get on us too…

His Faithfulness: Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

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.

Coming to the Lord:

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:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-qLa_2GPcM&list=RDA-qLa_2GPcM#t=0

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfqnLGXfrZA&list=RDQfqnLGXfrZA#t=1

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9bhn7NrXdQ&list=RDW9bhn7NrXdQ#t=15

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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

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Devotionals for:  Monday June 1st, 2015

Morning:

Focus:    ‘Finders-Keepers’ a little saying that we all grew up with… (The unpaid can of Peanut) we cannot avoid being tempted…

The old children’s rhyme is "Finders, keepers / Losers, weepers"…

Have you ever found an item that you did not pay for in your grocery cart after leaving the store? Recently unpacking the groceries I  found a can of peanut that I had taken off the shelf but it was not paid for… returning to the store to pay for this as I paid the cashier I asked have you had anyone that came back to pay for unpaid items after leaving the store? She said not many, maybe once or twice.    What went through my mind that made me took the extra time to walk back inside and pay, I said I could not enjoy the peanut knowing it was unlawfully gained.  Obviously only I and God would know that this can of nuts was not paid for, so knowing that God knew this was sufficient a cause for me to do the right thing.

 In the world of retail, merchants allow a certain percentage for ‘Shrinkage’ and the Urban Dictionary (A dictionary of slangs) the best quote for stealing or shoplifting is known as the ’five-finger discount’ and the definition that is a deterrent… five finger discount Stealing.

“The punishment for thievery in certain middle eastern countries possibly includes cutting off all five fingers from the hand that stole the goods. Hence, your discounted price of $0 includes five of your fingers, or a "five finger discount".

By diesel weasel May 16, 2013

Judas certainly applied the Five-Finger Discount in managing the Lord’s money…

TEXT: John 12 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Anointing at Bethany

12 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, [a] whom He had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii[b] and given to the poor?” This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.

But Jesus said, “Let her alone; she has kept[c] this for the day of My burial.For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”

Commentary:

Sometimes we may ask why Jesus would have a person like Judas Iscariot among His gathering. Inspite of Jesus knowing that Judas was thief he allowed him to be the keeper of the money-box.  Here we see the ‘money-box’ and the ‘Poor’ being linked by the Lord. Jesus said the poor we will always have among us. Is any of us considered the ‘Poor’ among us? Read on…

EVENING:

Matthew 5: The Beatitudes

5 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
    For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

The ‘Poor’ mentioned by Jesus are the ‘Poor in Spirit’…

So today ask the Lord to fill you with His Holy Spirit.


Be prepared for that eventful day a day like none other…

Today's passage is from the Good News Translation.

“There will be the shout of command, the archangel's voice, the sound of God's trumpet, and the Lord himself will come down from heaven. Those who have died believing in Christ will rise to life first; then we who are living at that time will be gathered up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord”. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 GNT

His Faithfulness:

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

Coming to the Lord: Go to the Green-Pasture page:  http://www.goodnewsforever.org/Store.html

Prayers: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus as our sole Mediator to the Father we gather in Your Holy Name and we praise You this day for Your Graciousness and we thank you for Your Divine Redemption knowing that Your reference to the Poor includes us, but Lord You have paid it all… and Lord we give You first Place in all as You Lord Jesus is Preeminent as King of kings and Lord of all.  We thank you for our Visitors and we seek you blessings and Your Providence upon us all. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  Spanish, Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAgGv2YwFpw

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for:  Sunday May 31, 2015

Morning:

Focus:         Victory…even a small one will increase your power over the temptation, so win the battle by deflecting the tempter, never make eye-contact with evil. Turn away and Look up and say…”Thank Your Lord”

Deceptive Practices and how to avoid them

Text:      Genesis 3 4      New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 

                                                               

The Fall of Man

Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

Commentary:

Yesterday we explored the subtleness of changes that can lead us astray. Today the topic is Deceptive Practices… deception is an age old practice as we read way back in the Old Testament of Esau & Jacob, and before this the serpent and the Lies to Eve that became the first sin of the world.  Deceptive practices are still commonplace globally, and it takes many forms.

In all aspects of our lives we see deceptive practices ranging in; Religion, Trade, Commerce, Government and even when you make final arrangements for a loved one. Don’t be in despair, as all concealments, misrepresentations; deceptions, lies, cheating and trickery are avoidable. In most instances we can classify the foregoing as robbery without violence.  So just as well the offender performed an injustice similar to the holdup by a bandit.

But we say don’t despair as we can avoid the deception, it takes a willing participant to make the schemers’ deceptive plans work, therefore we must not become a participant and be wise in seeking counsel before we enter into a binding contract that may contain deceptive practices. The same applies to when we are confronted with the deception of the devil to entice us in participating in his schemes, just like what took place in the Garden of Eden. Therefore we should seek our Counselor to rebuke the schemes and lies of the devil, as in Christ we have a superior ‘Counsel’ because He is Jesus, and He was introduced as:

Isaiah 9:6 (Written over 700 Year before Christ came as a man)

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For a child will be born to us; a son will be given to us;

And the government will rest on His shoulders;

And His name will be called Wonderful CounselorMighty God,

Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah known as the ‘Prince of Prophets’ wrote the above 700 years before the birth of Christ.

There is another type of deception that has proliferated across the country, today in every town and cities of America, we see Card-Reading and Fortune Telling shops, someone must be franchising these like fast-food outlets, while attending a businessmen fellowship meeting the chairman of an aeronautic company related the story of his life, even though he had achieved success and a wholesome family life, there was this ‘emptiness’ so he visited one of these fortune tellers, after his second visit; it was apparent that the fortune-teller found out who he was, and in his next session, the reading said… ‘Leave your wife and join me and you will be happy’… this was his last visit to this ‘fortune-hunter’. He went on to relate that he tried, Buddhism, becoming a follower of Zen and other eastern religions, he came full circle and realized that the teaching of Jesus Christ was the safe harbor he was seeking, and re-dedicated himself and found the inner peace through the grace of God.  

His Promise & His Faithfulness:

Ephesians 1

New International Version (NIV)

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,

To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 

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

he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 

to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 

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

that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 

he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment —to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

Conclusion:

The following quotes are noteworthy…

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

God heals and the doctor takes the fee.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.

Jimmy Carter (1924-?) American statesman. 39th President of the USA.

Lord, how the day passes! It is like a life, so quickly when we don't watch it, and so slowly if we do.

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) American writer.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Coming to Our Lord is the most important step one can ever take in his or her life.  We can make this bold statement of all that comes to the end of their life and if all, they have is money, they died broke… But those in Christ are beyond wealthy, as they are Heirs to a place of Splendor that the Bible said, eyes have not seen, nor can we imagine the beauty.  As Jesus told the dying repentant thief on the cross, “Today you will be with me in Paradise” For those that have stayed in any five-star resorts and enjoyed the beauty and the appointment and services, that ends when we check out; even this cannot compare to the Paradise that our Lord has prepared for us.  Beyond the beauty His Kingdom will be filled with His Holy Presence.

1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:8-10 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 2 (Whole Chapter)

Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:14-16 (in Context) Hebrews 4 (Whole Chapter)

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come to thank You Lord Jesus for coming, and removing the veil that gave us access to You our Lord. In You alone we are saved by Your Grace. Lord Your Unconditional Love prevails and we are humbled by Your Majestic powers to be sacrificed for our Redemption, Lord we look to that day when we shall behold You as You are knowing that only what’s done in Your name for Your Glory will last, as we seek treasures in Heaven knowing that all things that we see are temporary, in Faith we look to that day when we will be transformed in the twinkling of an eye, Lord our strength lies in You and we seek Your Holy Spirit to bless us and for those visiting this Good News site for Your Glory and to bring others to You Lord. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory and Thine is the Kingdom, now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fThMvdkl0KM&list=RDfThMvdkl0KM#t=5

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3EJaG_EbP4&list=RDt3EJaG_EbP4#t=0

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04OOEA8SSUU&list=PL34170CE4AF47AC5A

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for:  Saturday May 30, 2015

Morning:

Focus:  What God gives you will last but there is a caveat… Seek Him and His Kingdom first and what you receive will last forever…

Thoughts for the Day:    Who can you help today, or from whom do you need help?

TEXT:  Romans 3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Romans 3:23-25 (in Context) Romans 3 (Whole Chapter)

Good News:  2 Corinthians 2:14

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

2 Corinthians 2:13-15 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 2 (Whole Chapter)

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

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

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

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

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

Do not neglect to entertain strangers, because somewhere or sometime an angel of our Lord will be sent to you…

The NKJV Bible mention the presence of Angels 190 times. One of the most profound visit of an angel was… Matthew 1:20

But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:19-21 (in Context) Matthew 1 (Whole Chapter) 

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

EVENING:

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

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

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

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

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

For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28-29 (in Context) Hebrews 12 (Whole Chapter) 

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

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:8-10 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 8 (Whole Chapter)

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:7-9 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 9 (Whole Chapter)

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

To Know Christ go to www.goodnewsforever.org/assurance, or www.heavenlybridge.com/greenpastures, or www.buenasnuevassiempre.com/greepastures

Praise:    

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

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4639KXolik4&list=RDMsxRguPlY58

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss8yJLMBecs&list=RDgppIwdmFuKw

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Devotionals for:  Friday May 29, 2015

Morning:

Focus: You will never be ashamed in trusting Him.  He said Delight yourself in Him, and you will receive the desires of your heart.

The Unending Love of Christ

Text: Romans 12:9-10 (NIV)

Love in Action

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

“Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:24

Commentary:   We are to have intimacy with Jesus, and to live by His precepts and teaching….If we desire to be in a faithful walk with our Lord, we are to come to Him not when we are in need but to have a constant relationship just like your ‘best friend’ that you Text and Email or call daily.

We are to know that His Holy Spirit give us ‘Power’ to overcome the evil forces and to rebuke the schemes of the devil by the Word of God… Just like when Jesus quoted Scriptures to ward off the devil that tempted our Lord. When we come to Jesus our High Priest, He intercedes to His Father our Creator, we are told to come to HIM boldly and make all petitions known with Thanksgiving in Prayer to our Lord Jesus.

No one is immune to temptation to sin, even Jesus was tempted but He remained Sinless, he used the scripture to thwart the temptation of the devil.

We too need the Two-edged Sword to thwart the temptation which is more than ever a blitz in lights, on the TV, the Internet, Print and music etc.  We have to look beyond the temporary pleasure that is abominable to our Lord.  We need to ask for His help in overcoming the urge.

Principle: Knowing that God loves us all, meaning we must be rooted in Love.

His Promise / His Faithfulness: 1 Timothy 1:14

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

To be still and Know that He is GOD and Continue to work as He said the Harvest is great but the Workers are few...

EVENING:

The Difference of intellectually knowing my Lord or experientially knowing Him… Experience Christ by Living and Learning, Christ must be the Center of my/our Life.

This message today is to focus on how privileged we are… There is Someone who loves you, unselfishly and unseen by yourself.  His love is far more intense that the greatest love known to us all. The love of a mother cannot be compared with the love described in today’s Text:

 

Some of us are lonely or sometimes feeling rejected, without joy or love, there is One who knows us and cares for us and loves us.  He came to give us Joy, Happiness and Love, He is seeking everyone and His invitation is extended to each of us to receive His ‘Priceless’ Gift.

Just think that all of our earthly accomplishments will amount to naught (NIL) as we journey through this life, the elusive ‘Pot of Gold’ at the end of the rainbow, will in fact be there, as our Lord Jesus Paid it all…

We are invited to become the wealthy child of a King! He desires to relieve us of the strain and stress of this world’s challenges.

It this all true? It is a wonderful fact because our Lord loves you so much that He came and Paid It All. Yes we can come to our Lord Jesus and receive this Abundant Life as He said this is what He came to give us. 

2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) 
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:7-9 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 9 (Whole Chapter)

His Promise:

Ephesians 2:10

New King James Version (NKJV)

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Conclusion:

Our Lord will never let us be ashamed of Trusting Him… He is forever FAITHFUL!

Prayer:

Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus in Faith we come into Your Holy presence knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness.  Lord Jesus as You executed the assignment of the Father and when You said “It is Finished” Lord we were emancipated from the Bondage of Sin by Your Blood.  Lord we thank You for Your Saving Grace and that we can look to that day when we shall see You. Lord bless this new week as we go forward in Faith, bless our Visitors and we thank you for the Visitors who came to the websites on Thursday… Lord bless all those reading the Good News for your Glory. Lord, we thank You for Your love and what You have provided. Lord grant us Your Favors, and lead us as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

To Know Christ go to www.goodnewsforever.org/assurance, or www.heavenlybridge.com/greenpastures, or www.buenasnuevassiempre.com/greepastures

Praise:    

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4639KXolik4&list=RDMsxRguPlY58

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss8yJLMBecs&list=RDgppIwdmFuKw

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Devotionals for:  Thursday May 28, 2015

Morning:

Focus: God’s going home gift… Quantum Physics, Faster than then speed of light, a mission accomplished daily by believers

TOPIC: God’s Promises are for today, He knows your immediate needs, but He also has the ‘total’ answer and it’s yours for the asking…

Principle: Our Lord Jesus is the Master of Just-in-Time, so be patient and know that He is Lord. Stay in Faith, follow His leading

TEXT: John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.In Context | Full Chapter |

2 Peter 3:8

But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary: Recently published papers by scientists are claiming that the Universe is timeless, and the measuring of time points back to the theory of relativity as published by Einstein… meaning that the universe is timeless.  The mystery of the universe is still a baffling theoretical challenge to us, as the claim to travel at the speed of light there would be no time and the outcome of quantum mechanics would then in theory be the fourth-dimension. 

Are we back to building the ‘Tower of Babel’ in our modern time? Or; is time really our modern day ‘Babel’ as the Past-Presence and the Future may be coexisting according to Einstein’s theory.  Probably this is why God gave us the force of Gravity that pulls everything to the center of earth.

A Timeless Universe meaning that everything is eternal is a paradox that God already gave us the answer and we keep ignoring His profound wisdom.   Gravity can only control our bodies, a mass that we call our physical bodies in which we life is subject to the factor of time, but our ‘Spiritual-Being’ is not subject to the earth-bound gravitational force, so what the scientists and researchers are proving is really reaching the climax of what Jesus taught.  The statement of “Unless you be ‘Born-Again’ you cannot enter into the Kingdom of God” what Jesus was saying, your Spiritual-Being needs to be ‘Super-Naturally’ washed in His atoning Blood, then as one who is now ‘Sealed’ with His Blood through His Divine Grace and when we receive Him (Jesus) we are redeemed.  This is where the Quantum-Mechanics will allow all those in Christ to be ‘Freed’ from their ‘earth-bound’ being, to allow the Redeemed to be a ‘Joint-Heir’ to His Kingdom. Therefore Christ is the Catalyst that causes it all to happen by His Grace. And when Christ said…Today you will be in Paradise with Him, He was referring to the Twinkling of an Eye when we will be transformed by our Faith in Him and by His Grace.

We will reflect on Stephen’s journey to Jesus… and as Stephen said, “Jesus receive my Spirit” here we read Stephen entering that Quantum Mechanic Zone.  Thousands of Christians are experiencing this pathway daily as they are received by our Lord Jesus to a Kingdom of Splendor, a place that Jesus called Paradise.

The ‘Black & White’ physical evidence that we all seek… meaning unless we can turn to page number 1001 of a manual that will tell us how to get onboard to take that Quantum Physic journey, we cannot believe that such a journey exists.  But this same person that needs the ‘Black & White proof’ will believe the lies of the devil or even believe in the novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll... publish in 1865 Alice in Wonderland a book that we all grew up with, impacting generations after generations.  

Faith is an intangible factor, but this is as tangible as stepping in front of an oncoming locomotive… When Jesus said “If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed you could move mountains’ He was not saying that the mustard seed had any faith he was saying if your faith is as small as the little pinhead dot your faith could do things that we call supernatural.  By having Faith in Christ He will one day allow us to perform that ‘Supernatural’ Quantum Physic achievement of our journey to our Savior. 


What a privilege that our Lord Jesus gave us… Just think that little ‘unknown-switch’ that we never knew we had, but being ‘Enlightened’ we now know that this ‘switch’ is engaged and we are now guided by His Holy Spirit. His Holy Spirit is what we would refer to as a ‘force-field’ that is a barrier that surrounds us when we accept Jesus and as He said, the angels of the Lord surrounds those who are in Him… Psalm 34:7The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them. In Context | Full Chapter |

Devotional: 

Lord knowing that when we are enlighten we are now given the privilege of knowing You Lord Jesus, yet to deny You and blaspheme against The Father we will never come into Your Kingdom, Therefore today anyone hearing the Good News of Your Divine Salvation and receiving You Lord Jesus there will be no condemnation as in You Lord Jesus Your Grace is bestowed upon us and by the law of the Spirit of life in You Lord Jesus we have been made free from the law of sin and death. Lord Jesus is it only because of Your Divine Redemption that fulfilled the condemnation of sin in the flesh, and by Your Holy Spirit Lord we are now saved by Grace, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Praise our Lord Jesus for His Saving Grace and by His Redemption through His Blood of Atonement we are assured of His Salvation.   If we say we have not sinned we make our Lord Jesus a Liar… Because he said ‘All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God’… Romans 3:23

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

Coming to the Lord:

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Romans 8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Free from Indwelling Sin

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

EVENING:

Romans 3: 21-26 God’s Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Conclusion:

Today as we Praise our Lord Jesus let us thank Him for His Mercies, His Unconditional love and His Divine Redemption… for it is by (His) Grace that we are saved… Ephesians 2:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

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 our Lord and savior we come.  Lord Jesus as You said there is only One Mediator between man and God, and Lord we today look to You Lord Jesus and say Lord receive our Spirit as Your Holy Spirit will be indwelling in us as we commits all to You Lord.  Lord because You are One in The Father and by Your Holy Trinity we go in Faith knowing that we are assured by your Eternal-Word that we are justified freely by your Grace through You Lord Jesus. We thank you Lord for the privilege of bring this Good News to our Visitors, bless us all as we look to You Lord Jesus as the Author and Finisher of our Faith and our journey to You Lord Jesus. To You Jesus Messiah is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GKhDCsLrUg

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dQELbDA7wU&list=RD-dQELbDA7wU#t=0

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Devotionals for:  Wednesday May 27, 2015

Morning:

Focus:    The wonder of it all… The Universe of billions of galaxies, the placement of the Moon and the perfect balance of our planet, only a God could have made this. The Universe is held together by God…

                   

Scientists in the 1970s determined that there was more to the universe than meets the eye. They also arrived at the conclusion that the Milky Way, they found that the center would not hold—based on what they saw, the galaxy doesn’t have enough mass to keep everything in place. As it rotates, it should disintegrate, shedding stars and gas in every direction. The mystery that a spiral galaxy such as the Milky Way violates the laws of gravity, or the light emanating from it—from the vast glowing clouds of gas and the myriad stars—is an inaccurate indication of the galaxy’s mass.

But what if some portion of a galaxy’s mass didn’t radiate light? If spiral galaxies contained enough of such mystery mass, then they might well be obeying the laws of gravity. Astronomers dubbed the invisible mass “dark matter.”

“Nobody ever told us that all matter radiated, “Vera Rubin, an astronomer whose observations of galaxy rotations provided evidence for dark matter, has said. “We just assumed that it did.”

The effort to understand dark matter defined much of astronomy for the next two decades. Astronomers may not know what dark matter is, but inferring its presence allowed them to pursue in a new way an eternal question: What is the fate of the universe? (Credit article from Google®)

The billion and billions of Galaxies were placed in the universe to baffle our finite abilities… the scientist Vera Rubin said…”Nobody ever told us that all matter radiated, and he just assumed that it did… Here we can provide the proof…

TEXT John 1 Good News Translation (GNT)

The Word of Life

1 In the beginning the Word already existed; the Word was with God, and the Word was God. From the very beginning the Word was with God. Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him.The Word was the source of life, [a] and this life brought light to people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.

God sent his messenger, a man named John, who came to tell people about the light, so that all should hear the message and believe. He himself was not the light; he came to tell about the light. This was the real light—the light that comes into the world and shines on all people.

10 The Word was in the world, and though God made the world through him, yet the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him. 12 Some, however, did receive him and believed in him; so he gave them the right to become God's children. 13 They did not become God's children by natural means, that is, by being born as the children of a human father; God himself was their Father.

14 The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father's only Son.

15 John spoke about him. He cried out, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘He comes after me, but he is greater than I am, because he existed before I was born.’”

16 Out of the fullness of his grace he has blessed us all, giving us one blessing after another. 17 God gave the Law through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. The only Son, who is the same as God and is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

Principle:  Out of the fullness of his grace he has blessed us all, giving us one blessing after another… Jesus did this for us all.

We are proven to be mere-men doing just like the men of old build the 'Tower of Babel’ the super collider in Cern Switzerland did not prove anything, it just opened up a new mystery that man dubbed “the God Matter”  or the God-Particle. 

The attached Image will show the Cells in your body and their formation… the Sign of a Cross…

The mysteries of our Bodies, our Planet, and the Universe are all revealed in the Bible.

As Ronald Reagan said…”Within the covers of this book (the Bible) all the answers are provided for us”.

Colossians 1: 15-20 The Person and Work of Christ (The Good News translation)

15 Christ is the visible likeness of the invisible God. He is the first-born Son, superior to all created things. 16 For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him. 17 Christ existed before all things, and in union with him all things have their proper place. 18 He is the head of his body, the church; he is the source of the body's life. He is the first-born Son, who was raised from death, in order that he alone might have the first place in all things. 19 For it was by God's own decision that the Son has in himself the full nature of God.20 Through the Son, then, God decided to bring the whole universe back to himself. God made peace through his Son's blood[c] on the cross and so brought back to himself all things, both on earth and in heaven.

Find Jesus, know Him today accept Him and let His Holy Spirit reveal things that you never thought were possible.

‘Knowledge is power’… This phrase is often attributed to Francis Bacon, in his Meditationes Sacrae (1597).[1] Thomas Jefferson used the phrase at least twice: Time and time again man has proved that our knowledge is finite and it is like a ‘boomerang’ that turns around and as we say boomerang…

The unclaimed 'Resources' are vital to our well-being not just for today but for the world to come… How can we gain access to the unclaimed resources?  And how might this help me or my loved ones?  Remember mankind was given the very best by our Creator, we squandered it and the life we life here today is we are on our own. A life of challenges, it like being sent back to the starting point when you were already on the podium receiving the prize; not much different from what God told the serpent… Genesis 3:14

So the Lord God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life.

Genesis 3:13-15 (in Context) Genesis 3 (Whole Chapter)

His resource that we haven’t claim is the Power of Faith.

Matthew 17:18-21 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

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. 21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Yes we have Good News today… and it is the Will of the Lord to endow you with His blessings.

Jesus said “Everything is possible for him who believes” The key is: Faith in Jesus is effective” This was a lesson to the disciples of their ineffectiveness to heal because of their lack of faith…

Faith is mentioned in the NKJV Bible 252 times… Hebrews 11:1

[By Faith We Understand] Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1-3 (in Context) Hebrews 11 (Whole Chapter)

2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 5 (Whole Chapter)

Galatians 3:11

But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”

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

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and savior we come…  Lord without Your Holy Spirit, as we are created by You Lord as free thinkers and cannot be spiritually minded without Your Guidance, therefore let us be filled with Your Holy Spirit Lord Jesus, let us each be a Vessel for You Lord Jesus. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and Lord grant us all Your Grace and Your Providence as we go in Faith knowing that all things work together for good to those who loves You Lord.  Be with us today as we ask this in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to you be the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4l2yY2r95g&list=PLD6BFA1829051E823

Spanish:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar_eac9-U4M&list=RDqgcraJNh_kg

Chinese:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bLT8qAnHCI&list=RDnQtp8YlPZ0Q

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Devotionals for:  Tuesday May 26, 2015

Morning:

Focus:     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 Lifer 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. So when we stray off course we will be reminded of why you cannot get in your car and floor the accelerator pedal from the get-go.  Why? The consequences are either being spun out of control, burning the tires, or just ramming another vehicle or an object because of one’s insanity.  This brings us to the irrational action that usually comes with consequences. 

In life the consequences are far more than having a damaged or wrecked automobile, 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’

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

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

My heart either 100% belongs to Him or it isn't... We cannot be partially owned and be set aside by Him

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Devotionals for:  Monday May 25, 2015

Morning:

Focus:    Choose Joy Lane because it will outlast the big-money lane…Wealth diminishes but the Love of God is forever        

Big-Money Lane will meet your obligations and more… but “Big” will eventually be smaller and then smaller till it is really small, unless you have a sustainable plan.  A few days ago we spoke of the lost ‘icons’ of which the outstanding one would be Kodak® a former household name around the world… the motto of  ‘a Kodak moment’ meant taking a photo to remember.  While this company was the world leader in photography that gave generations after generations from the Kodak-Brownie Box camera to the world’s fastest color film, and yet they lost the leadership in the industry. The irony of Kodak’s demise as an industry leader is that they invented the Digital Photography that is today’s standard of photography…

TEXT:

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 13:22

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Proverbs 18:11

The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall is his own conceit. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

Principle:  Wealth gained by intent to use against your fellowmen, to be self-serving will soon be lost…

Ecclesiastes 6:2

A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Wealth received by the Grace of God’s Providence to be used for God’s purpose in one’s life will be sustained and the fruits of the endeavors will be in abundance as a good stewardship is like a tree planted by the river.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

So choose Jesus and the ‘Big-Money’ Lane will be revealed so that you can use the fruits of the endeavors to further the Mission for what you have as a custodian for His Glory.

Remember the prodigal son, while he still had money he had a lot of friends, but when he had squandered it all the text here says it all…Proverbs 19:4

Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour. In Context | Full Chapter 

Commentary:

We wrote about the story of the son that was asked by his dad, “Son what would you like for your graduation?” he replied, I liked the car I have seen in the dealer’s showroom, came graduation day and he came home to find a Bible with a ribbon, he reacted by walking out and leaving home. Several years later he was called home as his Dad was gravely ill, he arrived home too late. Later in the afternoon he wondered into his old bedroom and (everything was still intact just as the day he left home) he saw the Bible, picked it up and opened it, inside was a card and a gift certificate to the car that he had chosen.  This is a tragic story for a young man that missed the love of his father.

Many like this young man are doing the same to our Heavenly Father, as His “Gift” is in Jesus His Son that we often take for granted…  The analogy of the above, is; Jesus came so that we may have life and more abundantly.  We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping and the rest of the time awake, We probably spend the remaining 2/3 learning if we are students, or working if we are adults.  The similarity to the unfortunate story of the young man that missed his dad’s love; and a lifetime of friendship lost due to ‘arrogance’ but in our case, it may be the pursuit of making a living, or simply just existing. 

Jesus said… John 10:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Just like the Youngman that passed on the Bible, we pass on receiving Jesus who said in Him there is Life Everlasting, and even now while we journey home to His Kingdom, He can give us an Abundant life while we face the challenges of this world...

His Promise: 2 Peter 1:4 New International Version (NIV)

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

His Faithfulness:

Jesus is our Protector, our Redeemer, our Intercessor and above all He Redeemed us by His Blood.  Why is ‘Blood’ important in a Sacrifice? Because … Hebrews 9:7

Conclusion:

Happiness is within our Heart, it is not in our Wallet.  The Grace of God is more resourceful that the fattest wallet or the largest bank account. 

1) Knowing that God loves us all, meaning we must be rooted in Love.

2) To remain un-shaken remain strong by the Established Love.

3) To be rooted and established in Christ’s Love,

4) To be filled with God’s Holy Spirit,

5) That one must be satisfied and complete in Him,

6) To move towards the full purpose that God intended for us,

7) Let the Power of His Holy Spirit work in us

Prayer:

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

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQhyWv-PeVE

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK8rp4aRiMw

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01ojW25Ou7s&list=RD01ojW25Ou7s#t=1

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Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

Scripture Texts are from the NIV and from the King James Bible.

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Devotionals for:  Sunday May 24, 2015

Morning:

Focus:             The Goodness of God is His Son Jesus, and while He was rich He became poor for us, but His Father gave Him the Kingdom and the Riches of the Kingdom is untold and boundless. He has endowed us to share His Kingdom.

TEXT: Matthew 25:35

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in… In Context | Full Chapter

The Lord was not saying ‘HE” was hungry and thirsty, but those we invited in and gave them something, we are doing this for Him.

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

  • Jesus said we are no longer servants, we are His ‘Friends’
  • We are more than Conquerors
  • We are “Heirs’ to His Kingdom
  • We are forever safe…
  • All things will work together for Good…Romans 8: 28

Romans 8: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who [I] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

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

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

Principle:  Revelation 20:6

Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

In Context | Full Chapter 

Commentary:

An old English story related the experience of a Dutchman who had settled down at the Cape of Good Hope, he saw a poor native reading the Bible and said scornfully: This book is not for you or the likes of you.” The native person answered quietly: “Yes, it is for me, sir.” The Dutchman said… How do you know? ” - “Well my name is mentioned in it”, “your name?  Where?”. “Sir, said the man, pointing to the verse…This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptances that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”… Sinner that is my name, that’s why the book is for me. The Dutchman did not know what to say to this.  Yes God’s Holy Word is a book for us all.

We can say with full conviction that the Bible is the only book for us all, and we can draw riches for time eternity.  Happy are all who read it in simplicity and sincerity of heart like that native man who recognized himself to be a Sinner before a Holy and Righteous God that show not preference, as He is not prejudice and do not take sides because of race, color or creed.

Let us not ‘pre-judge’ anyone and let us revisit His Commandment which is founded on Love.

1 Timothy 1:15

New International Version (NIV)

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

 

The Grace and Love of our Lord

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

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

Matthew 28:20  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20 (in Context) Matthew 28 (Whole Chapter) Mark 14:7

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.
2 Peter 1:2-4 (in Context) 2 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter)

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.
1 John 4:9-11 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)

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.
2 John 1:5-7 (in Context) 2 John 1 (Whole Chapter)

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

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

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQhyWv-PeVE

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK8rp4aRiMw

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01ojW25Ou7s&list=RD01ojW25Ou7s#t=1

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for:  Saturday May 23, 2015

Morning:

Focus:    Stand firm… you are surrounded by your private bodyguards, the battle is already won, don’t panic we already won…

There are 34 ‘Stand firm’ mentioned in the Bible (NIV) and the NKJV.

There are 124 ‘Be Still” mentioned in the NIV

Being ‘Still’ means… free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil; calm:

the still air, or a still, small voice.

What was the Word of God telling us… Psalm 46:10 [Full Chapter]

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

So when we say… Stand firm as your ‘personal’ bodyguard surrounds you, God affirmed this; Psalm 34:7

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

Remember God provided the Smoke/cloud by day and fire by night to guide the people and today we have even more than what the Israelites has, as we have the ‘Holy-Spirit’.

Exodus 13:21

By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. In Context | Full Chapter 

His Faithfulness:

Let’s look at what the Lord did to the Syrian army. During an invasion the Syrian General tried to overthrow King Hezekiah's army by telling the Army general of Hezekiah, “why not defect to us and stop believing in your king that believes in a God that cannot do anything, look at us, we overran Egypt, and we will crush you as your king knows nothing but to trust in his God that will not save him,

Guess what? that night, God sent a Plague of Black death carried by Rats, and 8,000 soldiers died.  The lesson here, if you go against our God, guess what? you will always be put out of business, you can curse everyone, everything, blame it all on others, but when you oppose things that are of our God, He will not tolerate it.

We have leaders in our society that endorse Gay Marriages, Muzzle the Chaplains  mandate that they perform gay marriages, Fund Abortion centers with Tax dollars, Remove Jesus from public prayers, curse Congress for making “in God we Trust” a Mandate, interfering with the National day of Prayers,  and not telling the truth.  The result of TRUTH… No. 1 is that; Truth Hurts Liars, and the other:  TRUTH sets us Free... Our Lord Jesus who is God Incarnate and He was there before Earth was formed, so this Truth is what we believe, and He will do what is necessary, as He said, "No weapons formed against us will prevail" 

Remember when the Syrian also learned that they were not fighting the Israelite, they were fighting Elijah, guess what? They surrounded Elijah with thousands of soldiers, and you saw the result, Elijah said, Our God is more powerful that all of them, and guess what? Suddenly they were surrounded by an army from God and the mountain was filled with Chariots of Fire, is our God an Alien? the answer is Yes and No...God is Alien to those that do not know HIM, He is OMNISCIENCE, OMNIPOTENT & OMNIPRESENCE to us believers...

His Promise:

He said... FEAR NOT The Battle is MINE"

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Psalm 37:4-5New International Version (NIV)

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

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:

New International Version (NIV)

When we look at the structure of giant fortune 100 companies that dominated their industry, gone are the icons like KODAK®, WorldCom, Washington Mutual, IndyMac, Bear Stearns, RCA, etc.; these ‘Giants’ when compared to the business of our Lord, they all came and they all went… but our Lord is forever and as Jesus said his Word will never Pass, Heaven and Earth will pass and His Word will last… Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Matthew 24:34-36 (in Context) Matthew 24 (Whole Chapter) 

EVENING:

 

Today make Jesus Christ the Center of your life

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

If you know HIM you will Love and Serve HIM…

 

Romans 12:1 (NIV)

 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

John 14:21 (NIV)

Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

 

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Then live by HIS precept, as told to us in:

Matthew 6:33 New International Version (NIV)

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

So today we can know the affirmation of:

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

And our Heavenly Rewards are far greater that the temporary things that will need replacing as soon as man’s short-term warranty expire so that they can sell you a service contract.

With our Lord there is a Service Contract but there is no Premium, why? Because; HE already paid it in FULL at the Cross by HIS Blood; His blood is the “Atonement” for our sins, it is the Divine Gift of Grace that He granted to each of us.

1 John 3 NIV  1. See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.  

 2. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

  3. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come, Lord Jesus we thank You for this privilege of coming into Your Holy presence. Lord because You are  on the Throne of Righteousness as our Mediator between Man and God, Lord we thank You  that we can boldly come to Your as the Veil of the Temple was torn revealing You Lord Jesus as our Savior.  Lord bless this day as we go in Faith to spread the Good News of Your Divine Powers and Your Grace. Lord we give You first place in our lives and offer ourselves as a living Sacrifice to have Your Holy Spirit indwells in us.  Lord we ask Your blessing upon our Visitors and that Your Favors be released to us all as we come and give Thanks for Your Love and the Covenant of Truth in You Lord. Lord guide us and let Your plans for our lives be revealed as we are privileged to serve You Lord. We pray in Your precious name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

 Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=351QaRHsABg&list=RD351QaRHsABg#t=43

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjufasfZ9hE&list=RDIjufasfZ9hE#t=14

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for:  Friday May 22, 2015 (Pentecost)

Morning:

Focus:    Will there be a time when the Jews, the Iranian, Syrians, Egyptians all be gathered together?  Yes…

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

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

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

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

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

TEXT: John 15:26 Amplified Bible

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

John 15:25-27 (in Context) John 15 (Whole Chapter)

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

Acts 2

New International Version (NIV)

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

2: 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontusand Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

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

Peter Addresses the Crowd

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

17 “‘In the last days, God says,

    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

    your young men will see visions,

    your old men will dream dreams.

18 Even on my servants, both men and women,

    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,

    and they will prophesy.

19 I will show wonders in the heavens above

    and signs on the earth below,

    blood and fire and billows of smoke.

20 The sun will be turned to darkness

    and the moon to blood

    before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

21 And everyone who calls

    on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

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

“‘I saw the Lord always before me.

    Because he is at my right hand,

    I will not be shaken.

26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;

    my body also will rest in hope,

27 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,

    you will not let your holy one see decay.

28 You have made known to me the paths of life;

    You will fill me with joy in your presence.’

Let us give thanks in Faith to our Lord Jesus that Paid It All…Prayer:  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 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=3GKhDCsLrUg&list=RD3GKhDCsLrUg

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLwEk2Cg2eo&list=RDMMkLwEk2Cg2eo

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBfsV-ROYx8&list=RDZBfsV-ROYx8#t=3

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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

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

My heart either 100% belongs to Him or it isn't... We cannot be partially owned and be set aside by Him

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Devotionals for:  Thursday May 21, 2015

Morning:

Focus:    The grass is always greener on the next side… avoid the reflection of the bigger bone, read more…

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and tomorrow…

 

Text:                                     

James 1:17 New International Version (NIV)

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Commentary:      Before the beginning of it all, Jesus our Savior was destined to be our Redeemer… John 1:9 New International Version (NIV)

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.

Genesis 1 New International Version (NIV)

The Beginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning —the first day. † (End of Text)

This ‘Light’ was Jesus-Yeshua, as we read when Jesus said…”I was with the Father from the beginning”

 

So often we are in a position that we would trade where we are for another place just because the ‘Grass is Greener on the other side it is like the dog that went to the pond with his bone and saw a bigger bone in the reflection, not knowing it was just a reflection, he grabbed for that bone only to lose his bone, ‘this is the dog in Aesop's fable.'

Christian families are sometimes susceptible to seeing the grass being ‘Greener’ on the other side… thankfully new regulation has allowed Home-Schooling in today’s society. ‘Home-Schooling’ practice is growing across our nation. 
and gained popularity because it enables families to safeguard the values, morals and joy of learning that focus on the child’s abilities to progress at a pace without the distraction of other schoolmates; which in some instances some may be slow learners or sometimes disruptive.

Therefore kids in home schooling are not susceptible to peer pressure to participate in the ‘greener-Grass syndrome’

We could say that the Disciples of Christ were more or less ‘Home-Schooled’ as we do not read where any of the 12 (or rather the eleven) were taught in any formal place of education or even being a member of a temple or synagogue. Was our Lord leading His disciples away from the masses applying His teaching of not to be unequally yoked?

Paul that wrote a greater portion of the New Testament who was chosen by Jesus that made him a ‘Vessel’ for the Good News to bring the gospel to the Gentiles.  Saul before he started using his name Paul, was an avid persecutor of Christians, but he was struck down on the road to Damascus and made a ‘Vessel’ of our Lord; to preach the Gospel, as Paid said…2 Corinthians 12:2
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. 2 Corinthians 12:1-3 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 12 

His Faithfulness:

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

Coming to the Lord:

A PLACE OF SPLENDOR HE ENDOWED TO US

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

The message above is saying… our Lord will not tolerate Sin, and Sinners cannot come into His presence, but it is only by the Grace of our Lord Jesus that washed our sins away so that we can be made whole to come into the Kingdom of our Lord.

He is Faithful and He said… Eden will be Restored

Revelation 22:

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

His Faithfulness:

Revelation 7:17
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ ”
Revelation 7:16-17 (in Context) Revelation 7 (Whole Chapter)

 

EVENING:

Action / Coming to our Lord:

John 1:18 New International Version (NIV)

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

 

Conclusion:

Romans 1:20 New International Version (NIV)

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

The message above is saying God in His Infinite knowledge knew before the sin of Adam & Eve that we whom he created had to be Redeemed by His Divine Grace, therefore Jesus was predestined to be the Lamb of God, confirmed below: (Written over 700 Years before the Birth of Christ)

Isaiah 53:7  (Written over 700 years before Christ was born = approximately 2765 years ago, this was making reference to Jesus who is our Redeemer) 
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:6-8 (in Context) Isaiah 53 (Whole Chapter)

 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God we come into Your Holy presence. Lord Jesus today we stand at the Cross knowing that You came and Paid-It-All, and that You are on the Throne of Righteousness. Lord all things point to the day that will be known as ‘The Day of The Lord’… By Your Grace Lord we can say come and come quickly as the prophecy of Your teaching are being fulfilled. Lord bless us as we seek Your Divine leadership in our lives, and Your Holy Spirit to be in us and we seek your Blessing, and lift You up before all, knowing we serve you Lord Jesus our Eternal God in One of our Father and Creator and by Your Holy Spirit Lord let Your favors be granted as we Thank You Lord and give You the Praises and the Power and Glory be Yours now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LclvO3wHGg&list=RD6LclvO3wHGg#t=2

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4DgESWtCus&list=PL7F0F069AA59EEA6C

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcEwLmR78jQ&list=RDFcEwLmR78jQ#t=3

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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

Think on this….My heart either 100% belongs to Him or it isn't... We cannot be partially owned and be set aside by Him

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Devotionals for:  Wednesday May 20, 2015

Morning:

Focus:    Let the solution begin with you, the boy and the starfish… saving one at a time is the key…

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions. 

https://eventsforchange.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/starfish11.jpg?w=150&h=104Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”

Let it begin with me…  

    Once enlightened as we have introduced you to Jesus, do not deny Him, as He said no one comes to the father without Him.

TEXT:     Hebrews 10:26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,

2 Peter 2:21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.

Focus:  The difference of being ‘Intellectually’ enlighten and ‘Spiritually’ enlightened… Hebrews 10: 26 is referring to the intellectually enlightened that never came to the Lord and Accepted Him… Because if one rejects Him then the Sacrifice was not offered for his sin, but when you accept Christ His Sacrifice is placed upon you as His Blood is His Seal, His Deposit made for you as said in Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--

2 Peter 2: 21 gives us the full explanation… to have known it and ‘turn their back’ on the sacred command passed on to them. This statement said they have passed on the Priceless-Gift from our Lord Jesus.

 

God’s word said all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God… Romans 3:22-24 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

                                 

Good News -His Faithfulness:        

Hebrews 9: 28 (ESV) so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Note: Once saved you are saved by Grace as Christ’s Sacrifice was sufficient to save us by His Blood of Atonement.

Devotional: 

Father in Heaven we thank You for sending Jesus our Lord and Savior… Lord Jesus knowing that You were with the Father from the beginning of it all and that by Your Divine Grace through Your Crucifixion and Triumphant Resurrection we are saved by Your Blood of Atonement. Lord Your Divine Sacrifice made for us sinners is an unmerited Gift that You have extended to us. Lord we accept Your Gift of Life in You and we make You Lord knowing that we have Victory in You by Your Divine Grace.

We acknowledge that our Lord Jesus is the only way to the Father and we can only come to the Father through Jesus His Son, so today we go in Faith knowing that in Christ alone we are saved and not of anything we do.  Praise our Lord and Savior for His Priceless Gift, and He our Lord Jesus is our Priceless Gift as we have the privilege of coming to Him and giving Him the Glory.

Coming to the Lord:

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; In Context | Full Chapter |

EVENING:

Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. In Context | Full Chapter |

Conclusion:

Today as we acknowledge the Saving Grace of our Lord, and we emphasize “His Grace” as only He alone can save, so we thank our Lord Jesus for His Grace, knowing that while we were yet sinners He Jesus Christ died for our sins.

Because He took our Sins to the Cross, and He said…”It is Finished”, let no one lead us astray as by His Grace we are saved and not of anything that we do.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


God’s word above refers to the World, but in Verse 18, we will observe that the theme here was “Whoever” 

 
John 3:18: Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son

2 Corinthians 5:21

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

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

The Supremacy of the Son of God

 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

For He said:  All things work together for good to those that love the Lord…

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

Remember the battle is the Lord's, and HE sits on the Throne of Righteous and intercedes for us... What a Privilege HE gave us!  Revelation 21:4 New International Version (NIV)

4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’

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

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzpCh-c2Ll8&list=RDbzpCh-c2Ll8#t=8

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wo_DqKGmwM&list=RD8wo_DqKGmwM#t=3

Good News… Visit our Green Pastures page and come to Jesus. 

www.goodnewsforever.org/greenpastureswww.heavenybridge.com/greenpastureswww.buenasnuevassiempre.com/greepastures  

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Devotionals for:  Tuesday May 19, 2015

Morning:

Focus: The Bible is the best-selling book ever, are we reading it? Read it and learn God’s instruction of gaining His peace…

 

The Bible is the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but more recent estimates put the number at more than 5 billion.

The whole Bible had been translated into 349 languages; 2123 languages have at least one book of the Bible in that language. 

The Bible is all about the Son of God, why?  Read on…

God said…”Let there be Light” and there was Light, this was the first day of Creation, the Sun was not yet place in the firmament. 

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

Principle:  The Word of God is a ‘Two-Edged’ Sword’   how many ‘notches’ do you have on your weapon?  Jesus said…”Follow me and I will make you fishers of men”

His Promise / His Faithfulness: Over 2,715 years ago God spoke through Isaiah the Prophet giving His assurance to His people… “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 58:14

Remember the Bible is all about Jesus, without Him there was nothing made and with Jesus all things are held together.  On the Day of The Lord (Man has a saying… “When all (hell breaks loose”) all things will become ‘Un-Glued’; The Bible states… But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up, 2 Peter 3: 10

Analyzing the above…  We who are alive and still here on that day, shall be caught up together with them (those that are already with our Lord), and together be reunited to meet Our Lord and be with our Lord forever.  You probably say how can this be? The Bible said every knees shall bow and there is a judgment? The Bible also said… There is now ‘No-Condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus”  But those that remain not knowing our Lord will be in the midst of this great troubling time, with no relief.

Romans 8 1-4 New King James Version (NKJV)

Free from Indwelling Sin

8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Action/Coming to our Lord: Come to Jesus today… He said; I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32: 8

Matthew 17:20 New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

Conclusion: Good News…. God’s Grace extends through the day above… Why?  Because all those in Christ will be caught up in the Air…  1 Thessalonians 4: 12  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.

His Promise / His Faithfulness: No matter what we face today, is it an interference in your life that distracts you from serving your Lord?  Just remember… Elijah’s message; 1“Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them 2 Kings 6: 16

 

Action/Coming to our Lord: Bring to our Lord all your needs, sometimes is not need for money, but most times it is the need to Stop and Know that He is God, and put Jesus first and His Righteousness and your needs will be fulfilled.

Conclusion:  In what way can you use the help of our Lord?  Fear is from the evil one, this is the doctrine of the devil, our Lord said Fear not; for we have our Lord’s assurance of… For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND Mind… 2 Timothy 1: 7

Words of Wisdom:  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.  Ephesians 2: 20 NKJV

To know Christ…

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

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

Prayer:  Father in Heaven in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today as we gather in churches around the world, we thank You for the privilege of gathering in Your Name Lord.  Lord today being a day of Worship, we reflect on the recent taking of innocent lives as we ask Your blessing on the survivors and to those losing loved ones. Lord let there be peace in our land and let Your Divine Powers be felt as Your Covenant of Grace and Your Redemption is granted to those that seek You Lord. Today we thank You for the many Visitors coming to hear the Good News of the Gospels, and we know You our Redeemer Lives, 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=1jWOfi5wA9Y

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaGNXpw9RiY&list=RDCaGNXpw9RiY

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfVQ2nbrPnM&list=RDdfVQ2nbrPnM

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for:  Monday May 18, 2015

Morning:

Focus: Why should we care about the war and rumors of war? We all have our own constant battle, so let’s take care of it first.

What is your constant battle? Whatever it is God will make a way for you to conquer the challenge that you face.

The Bible is a ‘Loaded-Gun’ it is powered by that sacred-covenant from God… where do we find these assurance that God is on your side? First we must know Him, and when you know God by accepting Him you are saved by His ‘Grace’ and is now a considered a child of God.  Some of us may be a board-chairman of a fortune 500 company and may say how I may be a ‘Child’?  Jesus never said that you would be treated like a child, what He was telling us is our intelligence is limited as the things of God is far above our comprehension.

TEXT: Psalm 34:7 The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.

In Context | Full Chapter |

So stop questioning the Divine Power of His Sovereignty and come in faith like a child.  The innocence of a child is the most touching scene that anyone can ever see.  This is why Jesus said whoever causes one of these little one to stumble, woe to them.

Matthew 18 New International Version (NIV)

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Causing to Stumble

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! 

We are set free by His Blood…
Matthew 26:28
 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

In Context | Full Chapter |

The Power of Jesus…

John 18 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Arrested

18 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it.

Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.

Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?”

“Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.

“I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?”

“Jesus of Nazareth,” they said.

Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.”[a]

The question today should we be concerned with the war and the rumors of war, our answer is yes. Beyond the personal constant-battle the war of men raging because of greed, exploitation will continue to that fateful day of the Lord, then all ‘war-lords’ will know who is in charge.  So let us battle the personal warfare by knowing that our Lord has said the battle is not ours… it’s the Lord.

His Faithfulness:

Jeremiah 29:10-12 New International Version (NIV)

10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…  The text above said when seventy years are completed for Babylon, is also meant for us all… as our daily lives many be like being in Babylon, so the Lord declared…11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Coming to the Lord:

Matthew 19:14

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer: Heavenly Father we come in Faith knowing our Lord Jesus is our Mediator to You Father… Lord Jesus as You said Faith can move mountain… and the mountain in our lives are the temptation of this world that is a Broadway to utter darkness. Lord You have illuminated the way to You Lord be with our Visitors as we present You as the Light of the World, and by the eternal flame described by You Lord. Lord because of Your great Salvation of Your Redemption and Your Triumphant Resurrection we can by Your Grace be in Victory in You Lord Jesus. Lord we are privileged to bring the Good News of Your Resurrection that conquered death by Your Blood of Atonement, we are saved, let us share this Good News with many and we give You the preeminence in our lives Lord Jesus as we acknowledge Your Sovereign power sitting on the Throne of Righteousness at the Right-Hand of our Father and Creator. We pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus as our Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  To Him be the Glory          

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZv3jzOTE70&index=10&list=RD7x2IpLSfqp8

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61tcxSdsVjw&list=PLAnV-WhElHFcLFoyYCBq6wWzSFlvhfdaA

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

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Devotionals for:  Sunday May 17, 2015

Morning:

Focus:            Have you shared the goodness of God lately?  He freely gave us His ‘Priceless gift’ so share with others today…

The ‘Goodness’ of God is His Son Jesus… as Jesus came that we may have life and have it ‘more’ abundantly.

Today as we gather, let us remember that Jesus is not the ’bystander’ He is our Mediator and we are gathered in His Holy Presence.

So our presence before God is with Jesus standing at our side, as He said… “Father I hereby present (your name) who is made righteous through my Divine Redemption, as I this person is now able to come into Your Holy Presence Father”

Remember no one has ever seen God… Moses may have spoken to God but He never saw the face of God…

Only His Son Jesus, and Jesus is the image of the Invisible God…

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

1 Timothy 2:5-6

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Hebrews 4:15-16

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

John 14:6
Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 14:5-7 (in Context) John 14 (Whole Chapter)

We want to clarify the statement of no one has ever seen God…. Which is confirmed in 1 John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

In Genesis 32: 30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Here we read Jacob saying He saw God face to face. We are clarifying that He saw Yeshua/Jesus who was there from the beginning of it all, as Jesus also walked with Adam in the Garden.

See Colossians 1: 15-17

 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

EVENING:

Psalm 106:1

New American Standard Bible (NASB).

106 Praise the Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting.

‘There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear...” 1 John 4:18

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”  Proverbs 9:10

Acts 10:34-43

Christ is the power of God, for he is the Creator of all things, and by Him all things exist. But when he came to earth, took upon himself the fashion of a man, tabernacled in the inn, and slept in the manger, he still gave proof that he was the Son of God; not so much so when, as an infant of a span long, the immortal was the mortal, and the infinite became a babe; not so much so in his youth, but afterwards when he began his public ministry, he gave abundant proofs of his power and godhead.

The winds hushed by his finger uplifted, the waves calmed by his voice, so that they became solid as marble beneath his tread; the tempest, cowering at his feet, as before a conqueror whom it knew and obeyed; these things, these stormy elements, the wind, the tempest, and the water, gave full proof of his abundant power.

The lame man leaping, the deaf man hearing, the dumb man singing, the dead rising, these, again, were proofs that he was the “power of God.” When the voice of Jesus startled the shades of Hades, and rent the bonds of death, with “Lazarus come forth!” and when the carcase rotten in the tomb woke up to life, there was proof of his divine power and godhead.

A thousand other proofs he afforded; but we need not stay to mention them to you who have Bibles in your houses, and who can read them every day. At last he yielded up his life, and was buried in the tomb. Not long, however, did he sleep; for he gave another proof of his divine power and godhead, when starting from his slumber, he affrighted the guards with the majesty of his grandeur, not being held by the bonds of death, they being like green twigs before our conquering Samson, who had meanwhile pulled up the gates of hell, and carried them on his shoulders far away.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father as we face this new week, we seek You in Jesus our Lord and Savior. Lord Jesus because You are the image of the invisible God, and You are the firstborn of all Creation, and by You Lord all things were made, both in Heaven and on Earth, visible and invisible, and You our Lord is before all things and in You Lord Jesus all things are held together.  Lord knowing this we seek a closer walk with You and seek Your divine guidance as we go in Faith and acknowledge You before all and You are our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Father our Creator in Your Holy Trinity. Lord take this day and make it a day for Your Glory, Lord we thank You for the privilege of serving and the many Visitors coming to this site, Lord bless each and everyone and let Your Word be an Anchor in each of our  lives. We pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus to you is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

His Faithfulness:

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

Praise: Great is Thy faithfulness…

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

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

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

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for:  Saturday May 16, 2015

Morning:

Focus:   Wait on the Lord… because he said so and He is faithful.  But remember to Ask, Seek and Knock….

All things work together for Good and the Good is our God… because He also said He shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

His Riches in Heaven whom He endowed to us is Christ Jesus, and because of His Glory and through His Endowment we shall also share in His Glory.

 

TEXT: Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

In Context | Full Chapter 


Ephesians 1:7

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Ephesians 3:16

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. In Context | Full Chapter 

The Unending Love of Christ

Text: Romans 12:9-10 (NIV)

Love in Action

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

“Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:24

Commentary:   We are to have intimacy with Jesus, and to live by His precepts and teaching….If we desire to be in a faithful walk with our Lord, we are to come to Him not when we are in need but to have a constant relationship just like your ‘best friend’ that you Text and Email or call daily.

We are to know that His Holy Spirit give us ‘Power’ to overcome the evil forces and to rebuke the schemes of the devil by the Word of God… Just like when Jesus quoted Scriptures to ward off the devil that tempted our Lord. When we come to Jesus our High Priest, He intercedes to His Father our Creator, we are told to come to HIM boldly and make all petitions known with Thanksgiving in Prayer to our Lord Jesus.

No one is immune to temptation to sin, even Jesus was tempted but He remained Sinless, he used the scripture to thwart the temptation of the devil.

We too need the Two-edged Sword to thwart the temptation which is more than ever a blitz in lights, on the TV, the Internet, Print and music etc.  We have to look beyond the temporary pleasure that is abominable to our Lord.  We need to ask for His help in overcoming the urge.

Principle: Knowing that God loves us all, meaning we must be rooted in Love.

His Promise / His Faithfulness: 1 Timothy 1:14

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

To be still and Know that He is GOD and Continue to work as He said the Harvest is great but the Workers are few...

EVENING:

The Difference of intellectually knowing my Lord or experientially knowing Him… Experience Christ by Living and Learning, Christ must be the Center of my/our Life;

James 2: 14-19

Faith and Deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that —and shudder.

By ignoring the Word, and not being Patient, He said “wait on the latter rain and endure the suffering” as He will never let us be Ashamed in Trusting in Him, and only when we try and shortcut His Plan in our lives we express these traits.

To Be still and Know that He is GOD and Continue to work as He said the Harvest is great but the Workers are few...

 

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.

Coming to our Lord:

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." - John 13:34-35

1)  To remain un-shaken remain strong by His Established Love.

2) To be rooted and established in Christ’s Love,

3) To be filled with God’s Holy Spirit,

4) That one must be satisfied and complete in Him,

5) To move towards the full purpose that God intended for us,

6) Let the Power of His Holy Spirit work in us

1 John 4:19

We love Him because He first loved us.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come to thank You for Your Graciousness,  Lord the message is loud and clear as You outlined in Your parable of the Vineyard and the Vine-growers.  Lord Your Grace is all we need as You have granted this to us. Lord today as we look back and reflected on Your love for even those that went against your will Lord, and yet You came and Paid-It-All so that whomsoever call upon You will be saved. Lord Jesus, let your message of Salvation be heard and let the hearers respond by calling so that many will be saved by Your Grace. Lord, we are privileged to serve You and to be a vessel bearing the Water of Life for Your Glory. Lord, bless our Visitors here today as we ask Your Favors to us all be released and we thank You for meeting our needs. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus for Yours are the Kingdom the Power and the Glory now and forevermore... Amen. .

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P6CeGL_Igs&list=RD2P6CeGL_Igs

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

Chinese:                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1qAkP0M87I&list=RD_1qAkP0M87I#t=0

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