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Archive May 2020

Sunday: May 31, 2020

              The devil wants to keep the churches from being opened, but God’s presence of His Holy Spirit is all around His people. Keep in faith and look to Him knowing the best is yet to come.

The Pandemic Virus created the ‘Lockdown’ and our churches are not being given the rights to open, but the local food stores and super-stores are opened. So, it seems that shopping, getting groceries take precedent to the Lord.

The President’s order to ‘Open’ churches are being opposed by many, who are these? People that hope that they never re-open the churches ever.

Corporate Worship is important, while our private fellowship in Christ can be fulfilling. However, being a part of the Body of Christ is essential for Spiritual renewal. When Jesus said…

Matthew 26:26

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

         Be among the Body of Christ.  Be His Holy Temple, Invite Him in and let His Light Shine.

:           The HOLY SPIRIT IS FLOWING, RECEIVE IT AND BE FILLED!

On the day pf Pentecost, the Holy Spirit (The Comforter) descended. And it was as said by Jesus… He would send a Comforter.

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost Acts 2.

1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues a as the Spirit enabled them.

The Holy Spirit at work…

In awe we reflect on God’s macro management for all our good…

The Amazing Power of the Lord is evidenced by all activities of Jesus, because He is the Great I AM, I often reflect on how the Lord sent Phillip to board the chariot of the Ethiopian Eunuch and brought him to Christ. Why, this was God’s plan for the nation of Ethiopia to be a Christian nation which is 62% Christian even today.

Another evidence of the Lord’s promise, as Jesus said…

Present in the Upper Room were, Jews, Persian, and many nationalities, the Lord wanted His Holy Spirit to reach these men to bring the Gospel home to their host countries.  Peter was blessed with the Holy Spirit and his preaching brought Three thousand to the Lord.

When you know Christ…

 it is not a casual event. That inner-voice and your communion with Him, trusting Him knowing the presence of His Holy Spirt that is indwelling in us.

:    A Newborn 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…

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 look to you knowing that all things are possible for those who trust in You Lord. Lord Your Unconditional love abounds and bless our Visitors coming to this Website. We give You our Praises and 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=LqBpifDpNKc&list=RDLqBpifDpNKc&start_radio=1&t=7  

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

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




Topics for Week of May 15th Thru May 31st,2020

Monday:            Waiting on God? Is He late? No… He is always on time

Tuesday:            Why my plans did not materialize? Maybe…  Be patient, He said “In the fullness of time” all things will be done.…

Wednesday:      Be not unequally yoked… we are no mules, but pulling in harmony is God’s desire…

Thursday:          The ‘Fruits’ of our labor… bring it to Him as He provided the best table setting,

Friday:                Leaving behind the ‘Remnants’ and choosing what He provided… only the best.

Saturday:             Strike while the iron is hot… forging iron to make a sharp sword is what we will experience when we place it all in God’s hands.

Sunday:              The devil wants to keep the churches from being opened, but God’s presence of His Holy Spirit is all around His people. Keep in faith and look to Him knowing the best is yet to come.

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS


DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Saturday: May 30, 2020

                  Strike while the iron is hot… forging iron to make a sharp sword is what we will experience when we place it all in God’s hands.

Gold is mentioned in the Bible 441 times.

There is much talk of gold as the world social and economic issues become pressing to many.

But there is one thing more valuable than gold. And that is your faith in the Lord.

 Peter 1:7

These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Chasing the wind, do you feel you have done this most of your life?

A person jumping in the air doing a trick on a skateboard Description generated with high confidenceWhat is your life’s accomplishment? Am I wealthy. Famous, successful, financially independent? Did I miss one or more of what I wish I had today?  All these are in the ‘Past’.

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not yet here, and may never come… Today is what we have, Yes, you are successful, and when we have Christ all things are possible, because you are a child of God. And yes… you are financially independent because our Lord knows what you have need of even before you ask.

The Word said… My Lord shall supply all my needs according to His riches…

Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. 

Today. We have the Lord’s assurance…

Philippians 1:6

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Whom do we fear? No one… because we have the assurance of our Lord… as said:

Hebrews 13:6

So, we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

Bear this in mind…. Because of Jesus’ unchanging Grace… through the storms of life, He is Lord, Lord of all… Dressed in His Righteousness alone, faultless I will stand before His throne by His Grace.

Be aware… Fame and fortune cannot take anyone to the Lord’s Kingdom.  It is only by His Grace…

Romans 11:6

And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. In Context | 

Ephesians 2:8

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

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them. In Context | Full Chapter 

Prayers:

Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit, we come today knowing that we serve You our Living God who is Lord of lords and King of kings and You Jesus our Messiah is our Salvation.  Lord today as we go in Faith, grant us Your Favors, and equip us as we seek to serve You and are privileged to be a Vessel bearing your Word of Life. Lord bless our Visitors coming to this website and let Your Peace be upon all, as all we do is for Your Glory. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

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

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5LroBOHkT0&list=RDn5LroBOHkT0&t=11

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcOVTGTcX3c&list=RDKcOVTGTcX3c#t=10


Friday:  May 29, 2020

              Leaving behind the ‘Remnants’ and choosing what He provided… only the best.

The ‘Chaff’ versus the ‘Grain’ – Let us be the ‘Seed’ of a bountiful harvest.

Be the seed that will grow and bear much fruit.

Remember you are an ambassador for Christ, a Living Temple, and a chosen generation.

2 Corinthians 6:16 In Context 

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

Question… How can I help? When was the last time you asked this question? Do it more often and see…

Rendering help is a privilege, it is almost an obligation, but voluntary.

The coming Famine… It is a Famine of the Word of God.

A Brief Bio of Amos:  Amos was a contemporary of Hosea and Jonah. He lived in the town of Judah, close to Bethlehem and about 11 miles from Jerusalem. His writing is dated around 760-750 BC. This makes his statement below approximately 2,760 years in history. We read of the coming ‘Famine” of not a famine of food, but a famine of the words of the Lord.

The news item below is like a trickle that turns into a tidal wave and eventually a Tsunami, just like a ‘Spark’ that kindles into a forest fire, so will the suppression of the Gospel and the word of God be targeted.

Text:  Amos 8: 11 
11 
“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord,
  “when I will send a famine through the land—
not a famine of food or a thirst for water,
    but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. 
12 People will stagger from sea to sea
    and wander from north to east,
searching for the word of the Lord,
    but they will not find it.

This is how they reacted to Amos…

Amos 7: 12-15

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. 13 Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom.”

14 Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. 15 But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’ 

Commentary:

Human philosophy tries to answer questions as: “How did man develop into what he is at present? Or: “How did social conditions develop into their present state?” God’s word gives us the true answers. The present condition of the world system finds its real explanation in the corruption of human nature.

If man could be transformed back into a “Good” being, evil would cease to exist. But this is what the Bible said…Matthew 15:18
But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

His Promise:  Our Lord said there will be wars, and rumors of wars, nation will rise up against each other. Knowledge will increase, and people will be moving to and from… Historically we had wars in Syria, and today we have a civil war in this same place, why because of the one factor… Mankind, really nothing has changed as the behavior of the human race continues with the principle of an inherent factor… Sin

His Faithfulness: God loves us all, regardless of our background, and this is the Good News to all, Jesus came to save Sinners, and regardless of us being: a Moslem, an Atheist, Jewish of a non-believer, Christ died for the sins of all, you may notice that Christian was not among the mix, why we are called Christians only after one has come to the Lord, being born in a so-called Christian society do not make one a Christian. 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come to Praise You Father. Lord Jesus we acknowledge that you are interceding for us, and as our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Father we seek You Lord and seek a close walk with You. Lord bless our Visitors and lead us to Green Pastures and Still Waters in this life as the challenges are plenty. Lord we look to that day when we shall see You as You are, Lord we Pray in Your Name, and to you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

 English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZTGk_NvcBM&list=RDtZTGk_NvcBM&start_radio=1&t=6

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

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



Thursday: May 28, 2020

         The ‘Fruits’ of our labor… bring it to Him as He provided the best table setting,

He chose us and appointed us to go and bear fruit, and our fruit shall be lasting

Text: John 15: 16

 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you, that you love one another.

Commentary:

The Lord said we did not choose Him, He chose us and appointed us to go and bear fruit, and our fruit shall be lasting, and He also said whatever we ask in His name we shall receive, and He also said we are to love one another, these He commanded us to do…

What are we seeking?  Many of us seek to receive …our daily needs or seek what we want. We must remember that our Lord Chose us, therefore all of what we ‘Need’ is already provided, just like when He told His disciples to go and take nothing, and all of what they need will be there when they get there, we are to go in Faith knowing that our Lord is dependable and trustworthy that we can expect to have our ‘Needs’ met. He also said whatever we ask in His name we shall receive. The ‘Key-Factor’ here is ‘In His Name’ Therefore, we are to acknowledge that we are ‘Chosen’ and we are blest, and in Him we can look for all our ‘Needs’ to be met.

His Promise:

What is God saying when He said we shall bear ‘Fruit’? What is His definition of ‘Fruit’? Just what the scripture said ‘The Harvest is great but the laborers are few’.  On one hand the ‘Harvest’ is great and on the other hand we are to bear ‘Fruit’; The definition of Harvest is a reference to a bounty of souls that needs to be nurtured and brought to our Lord, the next is a reference to Sowing Seeds for a bountiful crop of Fruit, meaning to go out and bring His Good News to many so that others can be saved and come to our Lord. So sowing seeds for His Glory is the Key factor.  

His Faithfulness:

2 Thessalonians 2:13

New King James Version (NKJV)

Stand Fast

13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Seek Him while He can be found…

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.
Isaiah 55:5-7 (in Context) Isaiah 55 (Whole Chapter)

Conclusion:

Our Lord is so generous that while He commissioned us to spread His Good News which is His Fragrance of Life, while doing this we also get His fragrance sprinkled on us too.

Psalm 103:17

New King James Version (NKJV)

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,

Prayer:

Father in Jesus we come and seek Your divine guidance today. Lord we lift You up on High and bring Your Good News to all for Your Glory. Lord bless our visitors and grant them Your favors and Lord take charge of this day as we stop and be still knowing that you are God Eternal. Lord Jesus we pray in Your Holy name and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX5139rmgGw

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SFfjriS7QI&list=RD4SFfjriS7QI&start_radio=1#t=14

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





Wednesday May 26, 2020:

Be not unequally yoked… we are no mules, but pulling in harmony is God’s desire…

Deuteronomy 22:10 Do not plow with an ox and a donkey ...

Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together. New Living Translation “You must not plow with an ox and a donkey harnessed together. English ...

      Don’t lose courage, wait upon the Lord, in the fulness of time it will be done…

jump the gun meaning: 1. to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it: 2. to act too soon or before the right time.  

 The term “failure to launch,” is an increasingly popular way to describe the difficulties some young adults face when transitioning into the next phase of development—a stage which involves greater independence and responsibility. (17-28 years)

The above contrasting opposite actions;  ‘Jump the gun’ is to move too quickly, and ‘failure to launch’ can be defined as an inability to leave home and support oneself.

Conversely, none of the above action should be a ‘syndrome’ because nothing will occur until the ‘Fullness of Time’…

Psalm 16:11 [Full Chapter]

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Galatians 4:4

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, In Context  

Ephesians 1:10

that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.In Context 

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. In Context | Full Chapter

The 400 years of the ‘Silent period’ between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament, broken by…  Galatians 4:4 ‘The Fullness of Time’

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, In Context 

So, 2,020 years ago ‘The Fullness of Time’ came and this is what we have…

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. In Context | Full Chapter 

And Salvation is by His Grace, paid by His Blood…

Hebrews 2:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

Hebrews 9:28

so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

In Context | Full Chapter 

Today we have been ‘Redeemed’ Galatians 3:14

He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

All Gentiles (Non-Jews) are engrafted into the family of Abraham… Praise God!

Listen to Romans 11: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/niv/Rom.11  

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus teach us to be patient as we wait on You and not on others.  Only You Lord knows the fullness of time and because You know our capabilities and nothing that we cannot handle will be given until the right time.

Just like the Israelites, they complained about the Manna and as we saw, they could not contain what they asked for. Lord Your mercies are overwhelming as we are no different. Lord we seek Your Divine guidance and seek fellowship in Your Holy Name as we ask Your blessings on our Visitors.  We thank You for Your graciousness, and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English /Spanish/Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j38o4rllvo&list=RDMM7j38o4rllvo&start_radio=1



Tuesday: Mar 26, 2020           

 Why my plans did not materialize? Maybe…  Be patient, He said “In the fullness of time” all things will be done.

     Your immediate future and an everlasting future, place it in God’s hands

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

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

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

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

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

God could have stopped the devil from entering the garden, God trusted Adam, and even after they went against God’s command of ‘Not to eat of the tree’ God was not surprised, God knew beforehand that His creation of Man was good… but not yet ‘Perfect’

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

Jesus is our Redeemer, and it is only through Him that we can come to God the Father. Just as when Adam and Eve sinned, Jesus who was there in the Garden and He did this…Genesis 3: 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins and clothed them.

The killing of the animal from which God made the coats of skin for Adam and Eve, was the first step of what was to come.  Jesus who was there from the beginning, also came 2016 years ago to repeat this process for all mankind. When He went to the Cross and gave Himself for us so that we too would be ‘Covered’ by His Blood, and He Resurrected three days after the crucifixion to an everlasting life, so that we too who accepted Him will have life more abundantly.

John 10:10 The Word of Jesus…

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.

So, the focus today of “Making it on your Own’ we can to a certain extent, but our ability is limited and on our own it leads only to a loop without ending. In Christ we are shown the way through Him as He provided the only way to His Kingdom.

Remember Jesus said…” I am NOT of this world” and He also said…

John 14:1-3 

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

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

Our Lord said that when we repent of our sins, He will not just mitigate them, He will cancel them, and He will forget them. let us accept our Lord’s Word of ‘Removal’ and we too must also forget and move forward in Joy knowing that we are ‘Forgiven’ and not to re-live the sin as the evil one would like to repeat the Temptation in our memory as ‘his bondage of sin’.  We need to thank our Lord for the infinite statement of HIS Love, His forgiveness and above all His Redemption by His Grace.

 Coming to our Lord:

Hebrews 4: 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need

Principle:

Jesus our Redeemer sets aside the Judgment of His Father…

By Jesus’ coming as a Man for us, by His Glory and Grace we are Saved…

The Battle is the Lord’s…

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer and our Eternal Sovereign God in One of our Father and Creator and Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus; today we come to thank You for Your Love and Your Grace that provided Your Salvation by Your Resurrection to Life Ever-Lasting.  Lord we thank you Your Redemption from the condemnation that we deserve. Lord thank You for breaking the Bondage of sin and setting us free to be no more slave to the evil one, but by Your Grace we are saved and are given the rights to be called Children of the Almighty… We thank You Lord for our Visitors and lift You up before all. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO5WoBAc4p8

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




Devotionals for Monday May 25, 2020

          Waiting on God? Is He late? No… He is always on time

        God will finish what He has started, and in you His Plan, He will complete…

God will only start goodness in our lives… and the good that He has sown in us He will nurture and bring it to maturity. One may wonder what is that ‘Goodness’ is it always for His own Glory?

Some examples of whom God chose to be blessed with His ‘Goodness’ were not benevolently declared, as in the case of Joseph, whom his brothers sold, and subsequently saved them, or Moses, who God chose to serve the nation of Israel. We see that Job who lived a rich life, suffered the lost of his fortune and health, but; God restored it all and more. In the case of Boaz, who married Ruth and played a part in the lineage of Jesus, all the ‘Goodness’ in these men were guided by the Lord.

So, today as Scripture said…  Philippians 1:6

being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; In Context

History is still been written, what you do today or yet to be done, could be part of tomorrow’s history. You may say that… ‘I play such an insignificant role in the world’ and as such, you may say you cannot make history. An incident like just speaking to your neighbor over the fence, could impact him or her, who I turn tell other of Christ, and your message continues on and reach a hundred and keep growing. This is highly possible, as the beauty of mathematics enlarges the outreach exponentially., if you tell 10 people about Christ in one Month and those ten that heard the message spread it to another 10 at the end of  the 10th month you would have reached 10,240 people in total.

So, don’t procrastinate and start spreading the Joy of the Lord. Layup treasure I heaven…

Matthew 6:19

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

TEXT:  John 15:5

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. In Context | Full Chapter

John 1:3

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Context | Full Chapter 

EVENING:

His Faithfulness:

John 16:23-25 New King James Version (NKJV)

23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

Jesus Christ Has Overcome the World

25 “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.

Action-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.

1 John 2:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.New King James Version (NKJV)

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 and Lord Jesus as our Advocate and through You Lord Jesus we are able to be presented to the Father.  Father we thank You for Your Son Jesus and Lord Jesus we thank You for hearing our prayers. Lord we bring You our Visitors and we seek Your Divine blessings on us all. We pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1fwZtKJSM&list=RDu-1fwZtKJSM&start_radio=1&t=5

Spanish:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6xHR3t9e-I&list=RD7mZUS4WY9xk        

Chinese:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPWmTc4UWNo&list=RDu2HlqzsjrNc    

We ask our Visitors’ help in reaching others to tell them of these Websites… We thank you all and may the Lord richly bless you.





Topics for Week of May 18th Thru May 24th, 2020

Monday:            God will finish what He has started, and in you His Plan, He will complete…

Tuesday:            Stay the Course, do not be deterred by any fear, stay in faith and Hope…

Wednesday:      Changing Course… sometimes we must change direction…

Thursday:          Test the spirit, Christ must be named to be the ‘True’ Holy Spirit of the Lord.

Friday:                Forgiven and set-free. Your sins are removed as far as the east is to the west…

Saturday:           Finding your way to the source of ‘Light’? do this… Jesus said call upon Him.

Sunday:              Giving Thanks and in Faith believe that our requests have been heard and granted, Jesus said this.

DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Devotionals for Sunday: May 24, 2020

Do this…     Giving Thanks and in Faith believe that our requests have been heard and granted, Jesus said this.

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

Remember…    Never brag about tomorrow, the future belongs to the Lord, and it is by His will we have tomorrow.

2 Timothy 3:2

For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, In Context 

James 4:13

Do Not Boast About Tomorrow] Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”

Luke 12:18

So, he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.

James 4:16

But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

Here is what we can ‘Boast’ about…

Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Commentary: One could say that the most precious thing in our life is life itself.  This could be the most precious thing we possess, but what is life? It is just a vapor… James 4:14

Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.James 4:13-15 (in Context) James 4 (Whole Chapter)

Today we have the assurance of the faithfulness of our Lord… “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”.  Philippians 15: 5

Because God loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life… John 3: 16

His Promise:

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

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

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

You are complete in Christ, knowing that Jesus is that precious Pearl that Bible revealed…

Matthew 13:46

Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went, and sold all that he had and bought it.

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 Your Saving Grace and the many Visitors that we are privileged to serve for Your Glory, 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=odWlsVxahVE

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAtwodVs154&list=RDKAtwodVs154&t=8

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzW4m1iMsaQ&list=RDJzW4m1iMsaQ&t=10





Devotionals for Saturday May 23, 2020

Finding your way to the source of ‘Light’? do this… Jesus said call upon Him.

John 1:5 [Full Chapter]

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 8:12

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

2 Corinthians 6:14

Warning Against Idolatry ] Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? In Context |

In the presence of the Almighty… be prepared, ready or not, He is present.

Time is fleeting-by, but messing with your ‘Body-clock’ is dangerous…

MESSING WITH YOUR body’s clock is dangerous business, in fact it could make you sick – or worse.

The inner timekeeper dubbed the “circadian clock”, governs the day-night cycle that guides sleep and eating patterns, hormones and even body temperature.

Imagine… identified genes that regulate the clock, and the mechanism by which light can synchronize it.

Yet humans have a long history of overriding the circadian-driven need for sleep, Russell Foster, a professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford University told AFP – the most obvious example being night work.

Such tinkering with Mother Nature can have serious consequences ranging from impulsive behavior to life-threatening conditions such as obesity and cancer, the experts say.

Just look at the poor health records of shift workers such as nurses or factory laborer.

The World Health Organization has already raised the red flag, with a 2007 report noting that “circadian disruption” is “probably carcinogenic” – which means cancer-causing.

The trouble is that the human body never really adapts to operating outside the normal cycle of working by day and sleeping at night.

Like everyone else, shift workers’ biological clocks are set by the rising and setting of the Sun – not their work schedule.

“There is no medicine in the world that allows you to… speed up or slow down your body clock,” said Claude Gronfier, a neurobiologist at France’s Inserm research institute.

An ‘exciting stage’ 

When workers force themselves to stay awake, it triggers the release of stress hormones such as cortisol – the same one that rushes into your blood in a life-or-death situation.

The chemicals may keep you on your feet, but they are a bargain with the devil.

For example, cortisol works to suppress the immune system and in the long run can make you more susceptible to a range of illnesses, including cancer.

Such a lifestyle also opens one up to eating outside of normal times, when the body’s metabolism might be lower, and the calories are more likely to be converted into fat instead of being burnt up.

“You’re raising your heart rate, raising your blood pressure and insulin levels at a time that you would not ordinarily do that,” (Excerpt from AFP)

So, while time is fleeting-by, use it well, get more sleep. Do not eat outside of normal times, eat more leafy green vegetable, fish, Blue berries, and exercise. Reduce the calories and do not let them turn into fat.

This is our ‘Blog’ for today. Yet we will Praise the Lord for His Graciousness, His love, and His Divine Redemption as we look to Him as the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

Devotionals…

Romans 11:33-36  (NKJV)

33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has become His counselor?”
35 “Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”

36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Jesus said…

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

Jeremiah 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" (17:7-8).

Prayer:

Heavenly Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity… Lord Jesus Messiah, we lift You up on High and give You our Praises and thank You for Your Divine Grace. Lord today we go in Faith knowing that You are interceding for us and that we can look to that day when we shall see You as You are. Lord bless all Visitors coming to this Good news Website and let your Word be received and grant to us all Your peace; we ask this in Your precious name, and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBHcvJhc6Pk

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





Devotional for Friday May 22, 2020

Forgiven and set-free. Your sins are removed as far as the east is to the west…

Psalm 103:12

As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Commentary::

The wonder of our Lord’s creation never ceases to amaze us, even the Locust fly in formation and will not wander from their ranks. This is why when they invade a field, they can eat the crop down in one swoop eating away a swath of vegetation. To think that these wild insects being so small but with a sense of order; they do not break ranks nor crowd each others, they work as a team.  Christian should adopt the order of God’s smallest insects, just like the Ants they are governed by hierarchy, and are very industrious, the leaf-cutting ants are an example of performing large-scale feats as they carry a leaf at least a hundred times their size.

We are probably the least self-taught of all of God’s creation, we are told what to do, through childcare, KinderCare, grade schools, through to college. Our learning process accounts for a great portion of our lifespan.  One of the greatest source of what we really need to know, this source is within the covers of the Holy Bible… One may say it is more like a history book of events, Factually, the events recorded are historical and as such; Genesis through Revelation provides us with how the Lord created, cared, provided, protected and made mankind a body of nations. The Bible revealed the Good News of Jesus’ Redemption through His Crucifixion and Divine Resurrection.

Reflecting back to yesterday’s commentary on the bible…

What’s the Bible all about:

  1. It is a Book about God;  In Genesis it documents the Creation of all things by God
  2. It’s a book about Jesus,  He is the center of the it all, In Isaiah the prophecy of Jesus was foretold 700 years before Christ was born.
  3. It’s a Book about Salvation: It is the Word of God, which is sharper than a two-edged sword.
  4. It’s a book about us:  God so loved us that he sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins. The Bible focus on us , and chronologically document the life and times of mankind.
  5. It’s a Book about today: The Bible is full of Prophecies that are being realized during our time, and today we can read the Bible and it is as contemporary within the hour and foretells the future that are unfolding before our eyes.

Man is a unique being, why? Because God gave us dominion over all living beings; but He also gave us a unique ability to ‘Think’ and to have the Power of ‘FAITH’ by His GRACE. Romans 10: 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. And Faith comes by GRACE, as it is by His Grace that we can Hope in Faith knowing that He is God Eternal

Ephesians 2: 4  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses (Sin), made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

His Promise:

Ephesians 2: 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. They are no longer strangers and are reconciled to God, and fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

His Faithfulness:

1) That I was bought with a Price,

2) His Blood is the seal of Redemption,

3) I am His Holy Temple and I cannot come to the Father unless by Jesus my Lord and savior 

Action:

Thank you for taking the time to read the Good News today... Welcome, we dedicate this site to bring the Good News of our Risen Lord, Jesus our Redeemer... Praise Him today as He is Faithful and come to Him boldly as He is waiting to receive you and give you His Peace. Jesus loves you... 

Prayer Points for today:

Prayer for the Holy Spirit of the Lord be with you and us all.

Pray to be armed with the Armor of God

Repel all darkness by evoking the Name of Jesus, and His Glory will outshine the darkness

Pray for our country and the leaders to be guided by God’s Grace.

Prayer

Lord Jesus we gather with You in the presence of the Father, and Father God, we thank You for our Lord and Savior, and Lord Jesus we thank You for Your abiding Grace.

Lord today we thank You for our Visitors and we pray that we all will be filled with the Holy Spirit and Your Divine Grace.

In You Lord Jesus we have victory and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD3-QDAOnMg

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD3-QDAOnMg

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpdw2c9lErk





Thursday May 21, 2020

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

Focus: Acts 19: NKJV - Miracles Glorify Christ

11 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.

13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” 14 Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.

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

16 Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered[b] them, and prevailed against them,[c] so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 

Commentary:

Even the evil spirit knew the ‘pretenders’ and it is almost humorous to see… “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”  16 Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 

Jesus said…  Matthew 7:15 [ You Will Know Them by Their Fruits] “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

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.

 

Proverbs 9:10

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

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…

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 |

For as long as you have been around, it is the belief that the text above about when the ‘End’ will come.  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. 3; Rom. 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. 2; Luke 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 10:45; John 1:14; Heb. 7:26; Rom. 3:21-26, 5:12-21); then He rose again from the dead, showing that God accepted His sacrifice and that God’s wrath against us had been exhausted (Acts 2:24, Rom. 4:25).
  5. He now calls us to repent of our sins and trust in Christ alone for our forgiveness (Acts 17:30, John 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).

Prayer:

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

Praise:

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

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

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



Devotional for Wednesday May 20, 2020

Changing course… sometimes we must change direction and head in a different direction… Jesus said this… Shake the very dust off your feet.

Matthew 10:14

And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.

Every disappointment will lead to good… One of the most monumental disappointments in the Bible would be Saul’s being struck down on the road to Damascus, this led him to goodness as Jesus chose Saul to be a Vessel bringing Salvation to the world.

Today as we read the New Testament, we are reading a lot of Paul’s writing as he presented Jesus as the supreme eminent one who is God in One of the Father.

Colossians 1: 15-23 Christ’ Supremacy…(NKJV)

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.

Reconciled in Christ

19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Many things we have and use daily were accidently discovered…

  • Penicillin
  • Microwave
  • Teflon
  • Cosmic radiation
  • Vulcanized Rubber’
  • Coca-Cola
  • Radio Activity
  • Ninth-century Chinese alchemists made an explosive discovery in their quest to find an elixir for eternal life. They found out the hard way that mixing salt peter, sulfur, and charcoal is not a recipe for immortality; it makes gunpowder. 

So, don’t become distraught by the disappointment.  Look beyond and… find the greatest treasure;

The Dead Sea Scrolls contain some of the earliest known pieces of the Bible, but they might never have been found if not for a group of Arab teenagers. In 1947, a band of young Bedouin goat and sheepherders were tending their flock near the ancient city of Jericho. While looking for a lost goat, one of the boys tossed a stone into a nearby cave and was shocked to hear what sounded like a shattering clay pot. When he went in the cave to investigate, he found several jars containing a collection of ancient papyrus scrolls. these artifacts are now considered to be among the most significant archeological discoveries of the 20th century.

Again, we refer to the Glory of the Lord, who is the Light within each of us…

Ezekiel 1:28

 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.

Today Jesus is calling, and He wants to save us all. Save us from what? the Wrath of God, because …” All have sinned and falls short of God’s Glory”

Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come.  Lord Jesus thank You for being our Redeemer and our Mediator as by Your Grace we have been saved and not of anything we do. Lord be with our Visitors and us all as in Your Name Lord Jesus we thank You for Your Providence, and Your Love. Lord we love You and look to that day when we shall see You Lord. To You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE&t=218s

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE&t=218s

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfuxNBXREck&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVMGfuxNBXREck  





Devotionals for Tuesday May 19, 2020

As the Worldwide Pandemic of Coronavirus persist…

Do this…   Stay the Course, do not be deterred by any fear, stay in faith and Hope…

Do not do what Peter did… he looked away while walking on the water to go to Jesus.

Matthew 14:

25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, [c]“Be of good cheer![d]It is I; do not be afraid.”

28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw [e]that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 Then those who were in the boat [f]came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”

Sometimes we get a little out of our comfort zone and start to think about the ‘what-ifs’ and fear that things are not working out as planned. But a plan founded on the foundation of trust, dedication and the Will of the Lord should not be questioned.

So, remain in faith, stay the course and trust in the Lord.

Hebrews 4:15-16 

15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. http://static5.bgcdn.com/images/icons/icon-audio.png

Commentary:

Back when man was living in caves, God made Spiders that had the technology of making a ‘Trap-Door’ for their habitats.  When man was trying to fish, the bears were feasting on salmon. God had to provide daily food drops to His people in the journey to Canaan. Even today there are millions still unable to feed themselves around the world, and even in this land of plenty … The United states of America!

Jesus said… “ I come so that you may have life and have it more abundantly” , so what’s the reason why so many are suffering?  The answer is simple, did we say simple? Yes… the root cause of it all is the exploitation of mankind by their fellow man.  An example in a poverty-stricken nation that had an outbreak of Cholera, the life-saving medicine was shipped in and a team of physicians went to this country, but the medicine was not available to be administered, why? The greed of men, they wanted to be ‘bribed’ before they would release the medicine, while hundreds were dying daily, the greedy government customs officials stood by with their hands outstretched looking for money.  This is an example of how many suffer from mal-nutrition and diseases that plagues the population of society.

Millions are not attending church services, let us remember the ‘Real’ reason why we attend churches… To Praise our King, not to just feed our souls, and hope for wealth.  He already knows what we need before coming.  What our Lord want from us is our Faith in Him… for His greatest Gift: Live Everlasting with HIM, just as he told the repentant thief, ‘Today you will be with me in Paradise’…  

Philippians 4:13

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

Let us give Thanks to the Lord for His mercies, His Gracious Gift and His coming Return…

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

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

One day He will leave the Throne why? To come and get those waiting on Him, and the final gathering will be exclusive. The word ‘Exclusive’ means to exclude by a select inclusion. Be part of this inclusion by accepting His great Salvation as He already Paid your ransom and is ready to include you in this great ‘Exclusive Gathering’.

Prayer:

Father we come in Jesus our Savior our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord, keep us on the narrow pathway to Your Kingdom by Your Grace.  Bless our Visitors, Lord grant to our visitors your Grace and Your peace and let Your Word be absorbed for Your Glory Lord.  We thank You for the privilege of serving, and we Pray that Your favors will be released upon all calling upon You and To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  Today we are playing Christmas Carols - It’s not Christmas or is it Christmas in July. But we want to have the Joy of Christmas for the occasions of children being shut-in due to the Lockdown. Enjoy Christmas in May…

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SlwnNKsidw

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncjuqj0WN6s

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncjuqj0WN6s
    



 Devotionals for Monday May 18, 2020

God will finish what He has started, and in you His Plan, He will complete…

God will only start goodness in our lives… and the good that He has sown in us He will nurture and bring it to maturity. One may wonder what is that ‘Goodness’ is it always for His own Glory?

Some examples of whom God chose to be blessed with His ‘Goodness’ were not benevolently declared, as in the case of Joseph, whom his brothers sold, and subsequently saved them, or Moses, who God chose to serve the nation of Israel. We see that Job who lived a rich life, suffered the loss of his fortune and health, but; God restored it all and more. In the case of Boaz, who married Ruth and played a part in the lineage of Jesus, all the ‘Goodness’ in these men were guided by the Lord.

So, today as Scripture said…  Philippians 1:6

being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; In Context

History is still been written, what you do today or yet to be done, could be part of tomorrow’s history. You may say that… ‘I play such an insignificant role in the world’ and as such, you may say you cannot make history. An incident like just speaking to your neighbor over the fence, could impact him or her, who I turn tell other of Christ, and your message continues on and reach a hundred and keep growing. This is highly possible, as the beauty of mathematics enlarges the outreach exponentially., if you tell 10 people about Christ in one Month and those ten that heard the message spread it to another 10 at the end of  the 10th month you would have reached 10,240 people in total.

So, don’t procrastinate and start spreading the Joy of the Lord. Layup treasure I heaven…

Matthew 6:19

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

TEXT:  John 15:5

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. In Context | Full Chapter

John 1:3

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Context | Full Chapter 

EVENING:

His Faithfulness:

John 16:23-25 New King James Version (NKJV)

23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

Jesus Christ Has Overcome the World

25 “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.

Action-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.

1 John 2:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. New King James Version (NKJV)

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 and Lord Jesus as our Advocate and through You Lord Jesus we are able to be presented to the Father. Father we thank You for Your Son Jesus and Lord Jesus we thank You for hearing our prayers. Lord we bring You our Visitors and we seek Your Divine blessings on us all. We pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1fwZtKJSM&list=RDu-1fwZtKJSM&start_radio=1&t=5

Spanish:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6xHR3t9e-I&list=RD7mZUS4WY9xk        

Chinese:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPWmTc4UWNo&list=RDu2HlqzsjrNc    

We ask our Visitors’ help in reaching others to tell them of these Websites… We thank you all and may the Lord richly bless you. 





Topics for Week of May 11th, thru 18th, 2020

Monday: May 11th, 2020

Believe Him… Christ came so we may have life, and he said “More” abundantly. Receive him and His abundance

Tuesday: 12, 2020

Are you worthy to represent Christ as a believer? Yes, because He made you perfect by His Grace as He empowers you…

Wednesday: May 13th, 2020

Why we will never be ashamed in trusting Him, because He said so, and His Providence is bestowed so by His

abundance of from the table that He has set before us so others will see the fruit from Him.

Thursday: May 14th, 2020

Why do we take the long way home? The forty-year journey was prolonged by the Israelites themselves. Why? Without faith it is not possible to please God. Their UN BELIEF in who God extended the journey.

Friday: May 15th, 2020

Let this be a day of Praise and thanksgiving… Delight yourself in Him and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Saturday: May 16th, 2020

How could God say of David… “a man of my own heart”? Can God say this of you? Maybe, find out…

Sunday: May 17, 2020

Keep your eye on Christ, focus on Him, and you could walk on water. Peter did until he looked away…

DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Sunday: May 17, 2020

Keep your eye on Christ, focus on Him, and you could walk on water. Peter did until he looked away…

Do this…   Stay the Course, do not be deterred by any fear, stay in faith and Hope…

Do not do what Peter did… he looked away while walking on the water to go to Jesus. Peter took his eyes off Jesus looked down at the waves and started to sink.

Matthew 14:

25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, [c]“Be of good cheer![d]It is I; do not be afraid.”

28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw [e]that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 Then those who were in the boat [f]came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”

Sometimes we get a little out of our comfort zone and start to think about the ‘what-ifs’ and fear that things are not working out as planned. But a plan founded on the foundation of trust, dedication and the Will of the Lord should not be questioned.

So, remain in faith, stay the course and trust in the Lord.

Text: Hebrews 4:15-16 (NIV)

15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. http://static5.bgcdn.com/images/icons/icon-audio.png

Commentary:

Back when man was living in caves, God made Spiders that had the technology of making a ‘Trap-Door’ for their habitats.  When man was trying to fish, the bears were feasting on salmon. God had to provide daily food drops to His people in the journey to Canaan. Even today there are millions still unable to feed themselves around the world, and even in this land of plenty … The United states of America!

Jesus said… “I come so that you may have life and have it more abundantly”, so what is the reason why so many are suffering?  The answer is simple, did we say simple? Yes… the root cause of it all is the exploitation of mankind by their fellow man.  An example in a poverty-stricken nation that had an outbreak of Cholera, the life-saving medicine was shipped in and a team of physicians went to this country, but the medicine was not available to be administered, why? The greed of men, they wanted to be ‘bribed’ before they would release the medicine, while hundreds were dying daily, the greedy government customs officials stood by with their hands outstretched looking for money. This is an example of how many suffer from mal-nutrition and diseases that plagues the population of society.

Conclusion:

Millions are attending church services, let us remember the ‘Real’ reason why we attend churches… To Praise our King, not to just feed our souls, and hope for wealth.  He already knows what we need before coming.  What our Lord want from us is our Faith in Him… for His greatest Gift: Live Everlasting with HIM, just as he told the repentant thief on the cross, ‘Today you will be with me in Paradise’…   

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

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

Let us give Thanks to the Lord for His mercies, His Gracious Gift and His coming Return…

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

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

One day He will leave the Throne why? To come and get those waiting on Him, and the final gathering will be exclusive. The word ‘Exclusive’ means to exclude by a select inclusion. Be part of this inclusion by accepting His great Salvation as He already Paid your ransom and is ready to include you in this great ‘Exclusive Gathering’.

Prayer:

Father we come in Jesus our Savior our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord, keep us on the narrow pathway to Your Kingdom by Your Grace.  Bless our Visitors, Lord grant to our visitors your Grace and Your peace and let Your Word be absorbed for Your Glory Lord.  We thank You for the privilege of serving, and we Pray that Your favors will be released upon all calling upon You and To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q04XE2-XhyA

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb9QHPQH8iY

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Saturday: May 16th, 2020

How could God say of David… “a man of my own heart”? Can God say this of you? Maybe, find out…

Acts 13:22 In Context

After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

God know each of us. You are known to Him, and we all know of David’s sin…

Two thirds of the Psalms were written by David. We know what David was best known for. David slew Goliath, and the event of David and Bathsheba; these two events made him famous.

But he should be more famous as he wrote most of the Psalms expressing his love and trust in God.

The 23rd Psalms ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’, this along with John 3: 16 and the beloved chorus...”Jesus loves me this I know’, All there are the revelation of God’s love for us.

John 3: 16 revealed the real reason why Jesus came… Because of what our fore-parent Adam and Eve did, as God said…

Genesis 2:17

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” In Context |

God loved us so much, but being God, He could not die for us… So, He sent Jesus who was born of a virgin, Jesus was fully Man, but also as the Incarnated One in God the Father. So, Jesus died and paid the penalty for our sin. And through the Divine Crucifixion at Calvary, the Blood of Jesus provided the remission of our sins.  Though His Blood we were pardon; and by His Divine Resurrection Jesus rose triumphantly to a life-everlasting.

God wants a ‘cheerful giver, not just a somber ‘seeker’… So, cheer-up and know that you are called today to bring your ‘first-fruit’ to God as He is the head, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, and His end is endless because He is Eternal.

Now, being made perfect but becoming defective, you may say we are being insolent by saying you and we are being defective.  Consider these parameters:

  1. First if we were ‘Perfect’ then Christ would not have to come and die for our defectiveness as we were already perfect.

  1. If we are already perfect, then we make our Lord a liar, as He said all have sinned and fall short of God’s Glory.

  1. If you or us can get to heaven on our own, then I, the writer prefers not to go, why? Because all who got there will be bragging of how they did this and did that and how all their good deeds got them there. Life will be miserable listening to these bragging stories.  So, those that die with the most toys do not believe that these trinkets will get you into God’s Kingdom.  There’s only one way…

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

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

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

Remember we cannot ‘test-drive’ being a Christian, you are either for Christ of against Him…

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

His Promise: Haggai 2:19 (NASB)

19 Is the seed still in the barn? Even including the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree, it has not borne fruit. Yet from this day on I will bless you.’”

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

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1fwZtKJSM&index=7&list=RDLfzpfqrPUDo 
Spanish:   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwLHr9vNwcQ

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3V2lj3mRco





Friday: May 15th, 2020

Let this be a day of Praise and thanksgiving… Delight yourself in Him and He will give you the desires of your heart.

      Always Gather in Jesus’s Name, without Him there’s no connection.

Jesus said… Matthew 18:20

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

In Context

Jesus is not the 3rd Party in our Prayers.

Jesus is not just 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, 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.

Je 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" (17:7-8).

“In Jesus’ name we pray”

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

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

  • There are no One on One Prayers to the Father… why? Because Jesus said; “No one comes to the Father unless through me”
  • Just like when Stephen was being stoned by the crowd, he look ip 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.

Stephen’s final prayer…

1.         When Stephen was being stoned by the crowd, he looked up as said “Jesus receive my Spirit’ and Stephen saw Jesus standing at the Right-Hand of the Father,

2.         Why did Stephen approach Jesus and not the Father?

3.         Remember ‘No one has ever seen God except Jesus, the Son of God.

4.         The Bible said… God will not tolerate Sin and will not accept you without the Sanctification of the Atoning-Blood of Jesus.

God created us as ‘Free-thinkers’ because He trusted us, but we squandered away His Trust.

Can God have regrets? The Bible said yes, He did

But in spite of our disappointment to The Lord, He loved us so much He sent His Son Jesus to Redeem us.

Jesus said He was not of this world… the Bible said For God so loved the ‘world’ and it also warned us against the ‘world’

We need to know that Jesus is not the ‘New-Kid’ on the block… He said before Abraham was, He was.

His Assurance…

Romans 8:28-32 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

The Omniscient, the Sovereignty of Jesus and His Supremacy...

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we Come.  Lord Jesus thank You for being our Mediator and our Redeemer. Lord we thank You for Your Graciousness and we ask You Divine Blessings on our Visitors as we go in Faith in Trusting You Lord. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI&list=RDQvLxZEU02uI&start_radio=1&t=6

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZq9xTfHvgo

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLrVV0tkprg&list=RDkLrVV0tkprg&start_radio=1



Thursday: May 14th, 2020

Why do we take the long way home? The forty-year journey was prolonged by the Israelites themselves. Why? Without faith it is not possible to please God. Their UN BELIEF in who God extended the journey.

Moses said “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent”, So, the Lord empowered him...

Yesterday we spoke of ‘fear of public-speaking’. Speaking to a king may even be more fearsome… Moses had no idea that God had chosen him to lead His people out of bondage.  We too are more or less like Moses, why? Maybe the Lord has chosen you to be a part of what He would like to accomplish, do you have any idea what that might be?

When Moses told the Lord that  “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?” Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

“A staff,” he replied.

Exodus 4:3

The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous[a]—it had become as white as snow.

“Now put it back into your cloak,” he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.

Then the Lord said, “If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second. But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.”

10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”

11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”

14 Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you.15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”

Even today, God through His Son Jesus is using ordinary people to perform His mission. God is not dead, He is alive, He is Omniscient, Omnipotent and is the same Yesterday and Today.

So be on the alert to watch and pray and to take the initiative following His lead.  We can play a minor role, but that minor role could be a major role in someone’s life. Share your ‘Great-Moments’ with the Lord, share it with others and see the outcome and changes that you could make.

So, today I want to share the Great-Moments I had, and this is coming to the Lord, and writing this piece to share God’s Power and His Love.

What God did in using Moses, He can and will use someone that we may know of, including yourself in fulfilling His prophecy, not that you or that someone will make any changes to the Will of the Lord, but to carry out His Will.

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. In Context | Full Chapter

James 4:15

Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” In Context 

1 Thessalonians 4:15

According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. In Context 

So, today it is all according to the Lord’s Will, and we stand ready to be sent…

Prayer: Lord today we are listening and stand ready to go according to your Will. Lord let us hear and Lord reveal to us Your Will for each of us. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all your providence as we go in faith knowing that all things work for the Good to those who loves You. Lord to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sKzUk8tfRc&list=RD0sKzUk8tfRc#t=4

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvhg0H7SR_A

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3opHczzbkU&list=RDW3opHczzbkU#t=5





Wednesday: May 13th, 2020

Why we will never be ashamed in trusting Him, because He said so, and His Providence is bestowed so by His abundance of from the table that He has set before us so others will see the fruit from Him.

A picture containing aircraft, transport Description generated with very high confidence     Celebrate Victory… Yes, you can, because you are no longer a slave to sin…

You can survive the worst of times, even death… use your golden parachute

Did you know you have a ‘Golden Parachute? Maybe it is not a Parachute as many will be ascending rather than taking a dive. 

Therefore, it will be a Silver-Rocket.

The terminology of a ‘Golden-Parachute’ describes the grand exit as a financial lump sum payment when an executive is dismissed, replaced or his position is no longer needed to be filled.

Survive even ‘death’… we are pleased say that this is highly possible and there exist that ‘quantum-launch’ that is far greater than the golden-parachute.

Focus: God gave us dominion over all living things and he gave us ‘Free-will’; God in His infinite Power and Glory trusted us and because He is God and His Creations were made for us as He made us in ‘His-Likeness’. As God said…” Let US make man in our likeness” we were made by His hands   He spoke the elements and all things into being, He made us and breathed Life into us. And this ‘Life” is the Spirit that God endowed to each of us.

As scientists continue their research, the recent discovery of quantum vibrations in microtubules inside brain neuron may be what Jesus referred to as a ‘Grain of Mustard’ Seed…  Quantum-Physics is still a mystery, and this is the utopia that scientists are trying to achieve, the ability to travel at the speed of light is what man would like to achieve. Yet God has already made this provision, as Jesus ‘Ascended’ and as we said in a previous posting thousands of believers are performing this feat daily as they too ‘Ascended’ to the presence of the Lord.

Ephesians 1: 3-12 Redemption in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 

10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both[a] which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

Coming to the Lord:

Come to the Lord while there is time, as He said now in the time of Salvation… Remember you cannot drive your car without insurance. Protecting your vehicle and yourself by insurance is mandatory, but there is a greater need to have the ultimate assurance… The Priceless Gift of the Grace and Salvation from Jesus our Redeemer is your ‘Umbrella-Assurance’ and Jesus said come unto me…

Good News -His Faithfulness:

For it is by Grace we are saved…. Ephesians 2:8-9 (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.

His Divine Providence = VICTORY

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

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,

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.

Prayer… Lord let me be humble and by brotherly love not pre-judge anyone. Today Lord instill in me the presence of Your Holy Spirit and capture my ways, my thoughts, my all and let me shine as a beacon for You.  leading others to You my Lord, as You said let it be done on Earth as it is in Heaven therefore; Lord use me and let Your Kingdom be broaden and grant our audience that seek You Lord;  grant us safety and as You said Lord... ”You will never leave us nor forsake us”. Bless our Visitors as we go in faith. To You 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=R-WOneEXr00

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BS5TTQNAJk&list=RD5BS5TTQNAJk&t=13

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ATQvvvVao&list=RDB8ATQvvvVao&t=81




An atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring all that the “accident of evolution” had created.

“What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!” he said to himself.

As he walked alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. As he turned to look, he saw a 7-foot grizzly charge towards him.

He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw the bear closing in on him.

He tried to run even faster, so scared that tears were coming to his eyes. He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer.

His heart was tumping frantically as he triedto run even faster, but he tripped and fell on the ground.

He rolled over to pick himself up and saw the bear right on top of him raising his paw to kill him.

At that instant he cried out “Oh my God!”

Just then, time stopped; the bear froze; the forest was silent; the river even stopped moving.

A bright light shone upon the man, and a voice came out of the sky saying…

“You deny my existence all of these years; teach others I don’t exist; even credit my creation to a cosmic accident, and now do you expect me to help you out of this predicament?”

“Am I to count you as a believer now?” said the voice.

The atheist, ever so proud, looked into the light and said, “It would be rather hypocritical to ask to be a Christian after all these years, but could you make the bear a Christian”

“Very well,” said the voice.

As the light went out, the river ran, and the sounds of the forest continued, the bear put his paw down. The bear then brought both paws together, bowed his head and said…

“Lord, I thank you for this food, which I am about to receive.”

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Tuesday: 12, 2020

Are you worthy to represent Christ as a believer? Yes, because He made you perfect by His Grace as He empowers you…

      Come clean… do not hold back, just trust the Lord, and He will hear you…

There’s nothing we can hold back from the Lord; He knows our thoughts even before we even think it.  So, come and bring Him all our requests, and above all Thank Him knowing that He heard our petition, and in Faith thank Him for granting your desire.

1 John 5:15

And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. In Context |

Sometimes our desires are not provided, and we may feel that God is not hearing…  But He did hear, but as James said… James 4:3

You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. In Context 

Commentary:

Each of us have one or more mountains that we face.  Climbing even a steep hill is rugged, in my youth we lived close to the foothills of a Hill that was part of a small mountain range. The experience of climbing for a 7-year-old boy to me this was a major feat to get past the first 10 feet and looking down, for a kid this vantage point would be the equivalent of Edmond Hillary’s conquering the summit of Everest.

When our Lord was referring to Mountains, was he referring to a physical mountain? Or the challenges in our lives? Our Lord in His Infinite realms could move a mountain, but He also said O Ye of little faith… His definition of Faith was Divine, and His statement “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, we could move a mountain.  Our Lord in His Infinite mind knew our capabilities and this is why the “Depth’ of the Faith that He described he reserved for that ‘Last Minute’ of consciousness that we believers will have before passing from this world. This is the ‘Depth’ of our Faith that we will exercise during our transition to Him, and this event is done in the ‘Twinkling of an eye’ .

Let us adopt the age-old saying of ‘not to make a mountain out of a molehill’ this idiom applies to the Forgiveness by our Lord, as we discussed that forgiveness of our sin by our repentance  to our Lord, He not only forgives but He forgets. And the only reason why we are reminded of the sin is because the devil wants to remind you and keep you in the bondage of sin.  So, when our Lord has forgiven us of our sin that we sought His forgiveness, we are able to now shift to the Victory Lane, and no more standing in the ‘loser’s lane…  Because in Christ we have Victory, and we can claim Victory in HIM because His Word is Truth and His Faithfulness is forever.

We all have heard that there are no Atheist in the Fox Holes of war, and this could be true as man inherently fears death.   Today we do not have to be in a Fox Hole on the battlefront, our vulnerability is Anywhere- if they knew the Lord, to the others, they are on a long journey to a place described by our Lord Jesus where the rich man went and saw Lazarus across the Chasm, we read that the rich man lingered on the brink of dying but really never dying.  Therefore, with this said… let us claim Victory in Christ, by coming to Him and receiving His Priceless gift.

We cannot work our way into His Kingdom, because God will not tolerate Sin, and we are all sinners, if this is so, then we are all doomed? No, because God our Father sent His Son Jesus to Redeem us by His Crucifixion and His Divine Resurrection so that we can be forgiven and receive His Salvation, as Jesus said…”No one comes to the Father except through Him” He was saying unless we are ‘Born-Again’ we cannot enter into the Kingdom.  What is Born-Again?  We were born in Sin because of Adam, but by Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection we now have a new Birth in Him… Praise Him for His Graciousness.  Our Lord Jesus not only saved us by His Sacrifice on the Cross , He sits on the Throne of Righteousness at the Right-Hand of His Father our Creator and He intercedes for us.  We are privileged to have Jesus our Lord and Savior, our Redeemer and our Intercessor.

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

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n35xPkXykw

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q444bzsehU&list=RDDqdVMpHKORc



Monday: May 11th, 2020

Believe Him… Christ came so we may have life, and he said “More” abundantly. Receive him and His abundance

This is not a prosperity sermon; it is all about what Jesus said.

The syndrome of poverty must be broken, and the Lord can do this today…

Unless you have earned it…  it is not deserved. This applies to earthy wealth, in the Heavenly -realms, Jesus Paid It All, and it is by His Providence that we are Spiritually wealthy.

Your biggest break is here, and you did not earn it. And when you are spiritually wealthy the cycle of poverty is broken. Why? Because Jesus love you and cares for you…

John 10:10 NIV

 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 This is not ‘Prosperity preaching’ it is founded on what Jesus said…

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

The key-factor here is Seek HIM First, and the next is ‘As-well’. The scripture said…’Seek ‘First’ His ‘Kingdom’ but this is now we are to do, because we cannot get to His Kingdom without Him. Therefore. Jesus spoke in reference to the Kingdom, but He did also say…

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

So, the reference of ‘As-Well’ means after… Seeking Him, Receiving Him, Knowing Him and acknowledge that…

Commentary: Millions of eggs are laid daily and from these eggs baby chicks are hatched in incubators for the broiler-chicken farms daily.  The question today how was the first chicken born without an egg?  If any of our readers have this answer, please email us and we will share the answer.

Just like the Egg, and many more ‘un-answered’ questions that are mysteries to mere men, we still do not know how the exact speed of rotation for Planet Earth was determined. Earth spins at the equator at 1,038 miles per hour (1,670 kph). The mid-latitudes of the U.S. and Europe speed along at 700 to 900 mph.  The mystery is; if Earth is rotating why are we not ‘falling off the planet’? The gravitational pull may be part of the answer, so above all; these grand-designs of our Creator provided the uniqueness of His Creation.

Notice the precise speed of 1,038 MPH not 1,039 or 1,040 MPH... but precisely at 1,038 MPH; MIT, Harvard, Princeton or any other Institutes of Technology could not arrive at the proper equation even in a billion years.  Therefore, the Chicken and the egg dilemma is considered a challenge to all, believers or atheists.

The theory of evolution has been touted that things do evolve, therefore let’s see where the egg came from?

The Text today asked… How will we call on Him if we do not believe in Him? And how will anyone believe if there is no bearer of His Good news?  And how will they hear without the spreading of His Word?

The answer is… We are commanded to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth…

The other mystery of Gods Providence…

Romans 9:23

What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory— 

Above all, whatever earthly possession He has provided us, beyond everything, Jesus did this for us all…

Romans 5:9

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

So, abiding by the Precepts of what Christ has done through His Divine Providence, we

Give thanks and Jesus our provider the Glory…

Romans 11:33-36  (NIV)

Doxology

33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
    How unsearchable his judgments,
    and his paths beyond tracing out!
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?” 
35 “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?” 
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.

So, we say…

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Following the Lord’s Providence, we must continue to know this…

“For all is from him and through him and for him are all things”. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come.  Lord Jesus today we thank You for Your Divine Providence. We thank You for Your Graciousness and loving mercies. Lord we acknowledge Your Word that we are not to be anxious about anything, and in Prayer we come, seeking Your blessings on our Visitors and grant us all Your favors. We go in Faith, and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the  Glory now and forevermore. Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS9e0nxHP-w&list=RDgS9e0nxHP-w&t=19

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=152wm1dNqvM

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRa1EjO63Rk&list=RDmRa1EjO63Rk&t=2 




Sunday May10, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day we should remember our Mothers by not just sending roses, chocolate, or a gift, but to remember to thank her for her Faith in God that brought us up in the Light of our Lord.

A Christian Mother is one of the greatest influences in our lives…

For those of us that are blessed with a Christian Mother we can truly thank our Lord for His Grace through our maternal Mom.

Nothing replaces the love of our Mom; a Mother is a Blessed person to bear a living being and to nurture and bring up her child under the guidance of our Lord.

Only the presence of our Lord in the homes of our mother brought the Grace that blossomed into the love of a Christian mother. 

History gave us mothers with a difference, our Christian Moms were loving, and caring, but there were mothers that were off the chart, like Nero’s mother that history said was a murderess. So, thank our Lord for Christian Moms, and remember that it is by the Grace of our Lord that she is saved and so are we.

Prayer…

Lord we thank You for all the Mothers and especially the Christian Moms around the world and ask your continued blessings on all as they continue to bring their families to You Lord.

To You Lord is the Power and the Glory Lord Jesus… Amen.

Ephesians 2:1-10

New International Version (NIV)

Made Alive in Christ

 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 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.

Philippians 4

New International Version (NIV)

Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity

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

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

Final Exhortations

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

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

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

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

Mother’s Day song…   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RQLLJJ0f7o





Topics for Week of 5/4/20 Thru -5/10/20

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Monday: What was the bleakest moment you have ever faced?

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Tuesday: If you had one wish what would it be?

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Wednesday: Do you care what happens to your neighbor?

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Thursday: Is the pandemic a global issue, is Jesus aware of your personal needs?

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Friday: When is your payday? Is it today, make it every day a pay day?

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Saturday: Let us make this weekend a glorious one, despite the lockdown and the political bickering…?

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Sunday: Happy Mother’s Day…

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Saturday: May 9, 2020

 Let us make this weekend a glorious one, despite the lockdown and the political bickering…?

The following is a brief history of the National Day of Prayer in the USA, (The information is from the official site of the National Day of Prayer Organization)  

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, National Day of Prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.

1952   Harry S. Truman declares a National Day of Prayer and signs into law an annual
observance there of – United States Congress passed Joint Resolution 382 on April 17, 1952/ President Truman signs Public Law 82-324 (Public Law 82-324; 66 Stat. 64—April 17, 1952).

1988   Ronald Reagan signs into law the designation of the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer  – President Reagan signs Public Law 100-307
January 25, 1988, in the Second Session of the One Hundredth Congress (Public Law 100-307—May 5, 1988).

1998  Pub. L. 105-225, August 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1258: The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.

View the Historical Timeline>>

The National Day of Prayer is Significant

The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation. It enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call to us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.

Like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this day has become a national observance placed on all Hallmark calendars and observed annually across the nation and in Washington, D.C. Last year, local, state, and federal observances were held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political, and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation. It is estimated that over two million people attended more than 30,000 observances organized by approximately 40,000 volunteers. At state capitols, county court houses, on the steps of city halls, and in schools, businesses, churches and homes, people stopped their activities and gathered for prayer.

His Promise:

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

His Faithfulness:

He said our rewards are in heaven, we are to ignore the call to be known; let the principle of  'I shall decrease  and He must increase in my life' prevail.
[] That I might know Jesus and proclaim Him to all
[] To be intimately connected to Christ
[] Jesus to be pre-eminent in my life
[] To put Him first

Action/Coming to our Lord:

We must not let our heart be hardened, because he said Matthew 13:14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
            you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

FOCUS on Our Lord:  this is Jesus' own example to have a prize a 'core' we cannot build without the core
[] Nothing compares with Christ our solid Rock, as all other is sinking sand.
[] By sharing my life with Christ I will become more like Christ
[] We must share in Christ's sufferings and in his victory
Philippians 3: Verse 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

When you know Christ, you can say in confidence…” Because Christ has made me his own”
Conclusion:

The gospel should change our life, by opening up:
  [] A New attitude by imitating Jesus…
  [] A better person to progress in Christ, opening up…
  [] a meek person
  [] To grow in Christ…to imitate Christ

Change from work to Grace by faith

There is no substitute for our savior
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—
Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord we thank You for Your Covenant of Grace; and that the Good News of Your Salvation telling of Your Priceless Gift is still available as we bring this to many in Your name Lord. Bless the Visitors coming to this site and let Your messages of Truth bear fruit for Your Glory Lord. Lord we are privileged to serve you, we thank you for the opportunity, and to you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

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Watch this for the Eternal Glory of our Lord.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/watch-trump-pence-speak-from-white-house-on-national-day-of-prayeropens-in-new-tab





Friday: May 8, 2020

 When is your payday? Is it today, make it every day a pay day?

God’s pay scale is greater than what you can earn from your job, how is that possible?

He pays us by His Grace and His Providence is a heavenly treasure.

Today, find the answers in the Bible. Be hungry for His Word. Receive the Joy of knowing His Faithfulness. Know that you you will never be ashamed in trusting Him, and He will never be ashamed in presenting you to the Father.

“You earned it and deserved it” … a measure here on earth and also in heaven

Earning a reward is gaining something… deserving a penalty is a setback. Advancement is a choice one chooses to achieve. In life victory is not gained by default, it is gained by performance.

The best piece of music you ever heard may have been performed after numerous practice sessions. Unless you are like the late Johnny Cash, he could read a song and just sing it and it became a recorded hit.  One such song by Johnny Cash is… Sunday Morning coming down… Johnny’s mission in life was to sing Gospel. When Johnny signed with Sun Records®, the publisher did not want him to sign gospel, but he did it, as in his first hit of ‘Walking the Line; that he sung at every concerts for 40 years.

Yes, Johnny ‘Walked the line’ as he had Jesus in his heart.  June Carter Cash his beloved wife once told the story of her discussion with Ruth Graham (Wife of Dr. Billy Graham) June asked her if she liked the Fur-Coat she gave her, Ruth responded by telling her she sold it, the next day June had another Fur-Coat shipped to Ruth. 

June and Johnny were well provided for as they travelled the world and proclaimed Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and as they journeyed home to the Lord, the same measure of rewards was poured out on them by the Lord.

Some may say these reflections are on the past… No, they are futuristic, as we reflect on those who are there in Glory and this is eternal Glory.

Commentary: The Egyptians placed grains in the hands of their mummies hoping that the grains would of use to then in the future. But, we are told by Jesus… “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain”.

So, we see that the grains in the hands of the mummy remained alone and never reproduces.

When Jesus said…  “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain”; Jesus was using this as a metaphor of His Crucifixion declaring His Triumphant Resurrection… His reference to…” If it dies, it produces much grain was a declaration of His Saving Grace through His Blood of Atonement. 

We who are washed in His Blood through His Holy Spirit, His blood is a SEAL applied on each of us as a ‘Deposit’ paid by our Lord. We are bought at a price, a price so astounding it’s Priceless, but He gives it ‘Free’ and He is ready to place this ‘Deposit’ on you making you eligible to be with Him in His Kingdom. A place Jesus called ‘Paradise’

The Lord will separate the wheat from the chaff… what are we Grains or Chaff? Today let us be Seeds worthy of our Savior’s Showers of Blessing.   His mercies endure forever upon His people.

Key Factor:  There is nothing better than to know that you can say…

” I AM A CHILD OF THE MOST-HIGH”

Principle: Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to God.

Confession is not a salvation… To confess one’s sin doesn’t save you from the sin. Confession with acknowledgement of our sin against God must include asking His Forgiveness plus turning from our sin towards God through Jesus Christ our Savior who redeemed us.

Being sorry for our sin is like what Judas did, after he betrayed Christ he went out and threw the thirty pieces of silver away and hung himself.  This was not a repentance.  Repentance is only in Christ Jesus who is the only way that we can receive forgiveness for sins.

If feeling sorry for what we have done wrongfully could save us from God’s wrath, then Christ died in vain.  Salvation is only through His Grace… We are saved by Grace and not of anything we do…

Ephesians 2:8-9 (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.

  • There are no Super Christian, no one has any more of the Holy Spirit than you or me… Remember our Lord makes no preference.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and savior we come. Lord Jesus as Your Word stated that You will never leave us nor forsake us, we are thankful and in privileged by Your Grace and Salvation.  Lord be with our Visitors and grant us all Your Divine Providence, in our Holy Name we pray Lord Jesus.  Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biXZRUqskcs&list=RDT1IjB7SDbPQ&index=2

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfVd5x9W1Xc&list=PLRZlMhcYkA2HCg8PZnI1EaqcnIhU-Kd3T

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mABOnus5A3s&list=PLv6Pd2KKiF_fujTzVQVS9CWTzgHSlkjPn



Thursday: May7, 2020

 Is the pandemic a global issue, is Jesus aware of your personal needs?
Yes, Jesus is aware of the needs of His people...

Who’s waiting for whom? Are you waiting on God, or is God waiting on you?

Many of us may be waiting on God, and for some God is waiting on them.

Two things to be guarded against…

Do not get the Pharaoh’s syndrome ( Ignoring the True God)

Never put God to the Test.

While Moses was telling Pharaoh to let his people go, Pharaoh was ignoring the God of Israel, and he did put God to the test. We all know how this ended.

Today, there’s a storm brewing and we dont know of it yet. Just like the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Whoever created this Virus, will learn a lesson by the manifestation of…

 Isaiah 54:17

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

Where’s the Good News today? Here’ some Good News… God has placed our nation in a pivotal position led by men of faith.

And we can trust our Lord as He said…

Romans 8:31-39 [Full Chapter]

God’s Everlasting Love ] What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

Who are you waiting on? Know this… God is waiting on you. So, stop waiting on God and come to Him and know that He is ready to do the best for you. Imagine, God said to Samuel?

1 Samuel 3:10

Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other  times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.”

Here we see, God called, and Samuel responded.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus... just as You spoke, and Samuel said; ‘Your servant hears’ Lord we are listening. Lord we thank You for Your covenant of ‘No weapon formed against Your people will prosper’. Lord we are comforted knowing; ‘Greater is You in us than those in this world’.

Lord thank You for our Visitors and bless us all in Your Holy Name we pray. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP-TcNwxiqY

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6Uxi_bJPBs





Wednesday: May 6, 2020

 Do you care what happens to your neighbor?

Start this day with a tankful of love for your work, your neighbors, even your enemies, and top it off with the Love of Christ.

The Love of Christ

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?

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.

 Today as we go to the Lord, let us not put our personal needs above the quest for the scripture of the Gospel to be spread across the world.

He knows our needs, and He overlooked our faults.

You may say “fault? I really done have any… guess what, if you were perfect then Jesus would not need to die. And if you say, “I am without faults”, then you made Jesus a liar…

Jesus said…

John 3:7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’

If you knew the cure for cancer and did not tell anyone, how would you feel seeing your friends dying? And not sharing the Good News? The equivalent to this is to know the Salvation of Christ and His Divine Grace and not being Sharing this.

Even our canine friends are now able to diagnose thyroid cancer. Dogs are trained to identify a person that has Thyroid cancer.

Focus: Start the week with Optimism… why there is so many doom & gloom messages backed by the news around the world?

What sells newspaper?  Among the top issues, are war, weather, disaster, money, and crime, In a list of 19 categories, and "celebrity scandals" and Cartoons…

The message which is the Gospel is the Good-News… The Love of God is stronger, greater than anything that we could ever do, all He asks of us is to come to Him and receive His Salvation, giving us the privilege of being saved by his Grace, not of anything that we do or can do, as it is only by His Grace we are saved and not of our selves.

TEXT: Romans 5 New King James Version (NKJV)

Faith Triumphs in Trouble

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

Commentary:

In life we have some circle of influence though some connections of one form or the other. In this world of ‘Social Networking’ the chain of friendship spans the global landscape.  The meaning of ‘Friend’ has become so over-used it is now meaningless in some instances. What is a Friend?  It is said a friend is one that is closer than a brother.

Oneness in Christ can be through any of the following:

  • Our Prayer time with our Lord
  • Community Worship at Church
  • Giving Thanks at Dinner
  • Bible Study
  • Meeting with friends or even with strangers in spreading His message
  • Engaged in His mission

Prayer:

Thank You Father for providing Your Circle of Influence through Your Word of Life, which gave us Your enlightenment by Your Grace.  Father in Jesus our Redeemer and our Eternal Sovereign God in Your Holy Trinity; we Praise You Lord and thank You for Your Graciousness and Your Saving Grace. Lord bless our Visitors today and give us Your messages to bring many to You Lord. We pray in Your precious name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI&list=RDmq_1aTYFzqM&index=11 

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq_1aTYFzqM   

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkEMqYkkcxg&t=24s





Tuesday May 5, 2020

If you had one wish what would it be?

A wish is a hope, and hope is believing in something that is not seen, but when done

in faith, all things are possible in the Name of our Lord Jesus…

Do this…     Giving Thanks and in Faith believe that our requests have been heard and granted, Jesus said this.

Mark 11:23 

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

Remember…    Never brag about tomorrow, the future belongs to the Lord, and it is by His will we have tomorrow.

2 Timothy 3:2

For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

James 4:13

Do Not Boast About Tomorrow] Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”

Luke 12:18

So, he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.

James 4:16

But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

Here’s what we can ‘Boast’ about…

Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Commentary: One could say that the most precious thing in our life is life itself. This could be the most precious thing we possess, but what is life? It is just a vapor… James 4:14

Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. James 4:13-15 

The famous comedian Rodney Dangerfield once said, “I am so old, so I do not buy green bananas” But Jesus said… “I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” John 15: 5

Today we have the assurance of the faithfulness of our Lord… “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”.  Philippians 15: 5

Because God loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life… John 3: 16

His Promise:

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

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

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

You are complete in Christ, knowing that Jesus is that precious Pearl that Bible revealed…

Matthew 13:46

Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it?

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 Your Saving Grace and the many Visitors that we are privileged to serve for Your Glory, 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=_2nBOGA6X2g

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAtwodVs154&list=RDKAtwodVs154&t=8

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzW4m1iMsaQ&list=RDJzW4m1iMsaQ&t=10




Monday May 4, 2020

What was the bleakest moment you have ever faced?

A Bleak moment can be an eminent danger that you faced, or a period of suffering from an illness.

A Bleak moment could be a ‘Near Miss’… like missed by an oncoming vehicle, or almost drowned.

Have you ever come close to the ‘brink’ thinking this is the end?  This is a real life experience that I can relate to… flying home from Canada as we entered the US Air-space I looked out the window and saw a Jetliner headed straight into our place, it was so close that I could see the face of the pilot in the in-coming plane, with seconds to spare our plane took a dive sending the stewardess and the beverage cart right into the cockpit door.  This is what I would say is a real near miss.  This life-experience can bring anyone to what our Lord God said in...

Isaiah 43: 2 New King James Version (NKJV)

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; 
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, 
Nor shall the flame scorch you.

On the lighter side, the pilots needed to know that the ‘Braille-system’ does not apply in flying.  Planes do better when they avoid any object, on another occasion sitting in the cockpit next to the pilot, the pilot said...’keep an eye out for bird”. I guess the earlier the warning the better it would be.  So, in our daily lives, the watchword is keeping an eye out for sin.  While the Lord said…” Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.  Psalm 55: 22 

In spite of the loving care of our Lord, we still must be on the watch. Yet He knows our needs and overlook our faults.

Conclusion:

God in His infinite power of Light & Love, He did reveal His love for us in the Divine Gift of His Son in Jesus Christ. God came to us in the fullness of His Grace.  He came that we might receive His pardon by His Atonement for our sins and save us from everlasting destruction.  One might say, how do we have the authority of making this statement of Everlasting Destruction?  Because we are simply repeating the Word of God, as He said we are Created in His Likeness, and He also said that it is appointed unto man to die and after that there is a Judgment… God is never wrong, and these two statements affirmed that we will live forever.

The Love of God found its fullest expression in the Cross, where the Lord Jesus bore the judgment for our sins, meaning that he stood in our place, and by His Crucifixion, He paid It All, and by His Blood of Atonement, we are able to receive His SEAL of Salvation.

Let us come our Lord this evening knowing that we can be...Confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.  Philippians 1: 6 NKJV

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come. Lord today as we honor You knowing that you intercedes for us to the Father, we are privileged to serve You and we are blessed to have many Visitors daily to bring them Your Good News. Lord be with our Visitors and grant each and every one Your Peace and Lord let Your Divine Blessings flow to us all as we come knowing that it is only by Grace that we are saved and not of anything we do. Lord You Word that we are comforted by that where You are there will we be. Lord Jesus we pray this in Your Holy name and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.


Praise: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrYGV5Hr8OE&feature=list_other&playnext=1&list=AL94UKMTqg-9D5Oy-a8kVmeae5LpVV5emI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl64oWQdDxg

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Sunday: May 3, 2020

            Walking with authority and power. Claim it today.


2 Timothy 1: 7 New American Standard Bible
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

Romans 1:16

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

1 Corinthians 2:12

What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

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:

Faith is the Power of coming into His Presence; Faith is the key step in coming to Him,

Belief as pray we must have Faith and Believe we already received His Favor

He is Supreme and Sovereign, and we must place Him First over all

Acknowledge His Redemption and His Grace that saved us

Seek His Holy Spirit and He is Omnipresence and Omni potent.

Give Thanks and acknowledge in Faith that whatever we Ask or Think He saiHe 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.

   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, 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.
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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 more Christ Centered 

Conclusion:

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) 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus today as Your Houses of Worship where many are absent Lord, yet You are in their midst… Lord let Your presence be felt and let Your churches be once more filled with Hearers that will receive Your Good News of your Redemption. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and the privilege of serving You. To 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:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bo8o-4RmRM

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPhKDlThow4

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2YNa0bMN2w&list=PL39F4B213A5D172EF

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Saturday:  May 2, 2020

             The absence of light is darkness… Jesus is the light, go with Him

Darkness is the absence of Light, Evil is the absence of God, Jesus is the answer…

         Count the blessings, look beyond the obstacle, the Best is yet to Come…
The apostle Paul spoke about giving thanks in whatever state we are in….

Philippians 4:11

Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

What obstacle do you face today? Compare it to what the Lord has brought you through…

Jesus was here on earth simultaneously when John the Baptist was imprisoned by Herod, and eventually killed by Herod. Why Jesus didn’t stop Herod?  John’s mission was completed and what Herod did was in fact ‘Sending John back home to Glory’

John 12:24  Jesus said this…

Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 

Each of us is a ‘Seed’ and many good are derived through the endowments, done in memory of a loved one, and dedicated in memory of someone or an event.

Example:  The Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, A healing place.

A newly published study suggests that PTSD is relieved by visiting, it does, although multiple visits are apparently required for the positive effect to take hold. The paper, in the journal of Environment and Behavior, looks at the impact of the memorial on veterans' post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

Even this lay ministry was spawned out of the founder’s beloved wife who wrote a daily letter to the Lord as she passed her journal on at her passing.  Nevertheless… all commitments are made solely for the Glory of the Father, through Jesus our Redeemer…

 

Philippians 2:11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

  1. Factually our Lord is not asking for your love because of fear of Him. He said “If we love Him keep His commandments”  Just like when He came, He came as a Man and not as a King or as God Incarnate, The angel did make known… Matthew 1: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”
  2.  1 John 3:22 and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
  3. 1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

Conclusion:

We have mentioned “The Best is yet to Come” in the normal course of our daily lives, the demands of this world appears to be moving at a faster pace more than ever.  In a world of reality, the health, financial and relationships often overshadow the real purpose of why we were created.

Genesis 1:27

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 

Genesis 1: 28- 31 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

Today as we start a new work week, let us affirm the preeminence of Christ as He is our Mediator, our Redeemer, our eternal Lord and Savior.

Prayer: Heavenly Father we come through Jesus our Lord and Savior… Lord Jesus thank You for this opportunity to come and give You our Praises and to affirm that all good things are from You knowing that You have said…”Never will I leave you nor forsake you” and in return Lord we give You preeminently our time seek Your Divine blessings upon our Visitors and us all.  To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GswGE6rQhmE&list=RDGswGE6rQhmE&t=18

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9A3j1ySMA4&start_radio=1&list=RDW9A3j1ySMA4 



Friday: May 1, 2020

            Find the beauty of God’s creation, begin with self, surroundings, the air we breathe,

While many celebrate TGIF, we want to thank the Lord for another week of serving Him,

Thank God it’s Friday (TGIF) We thank Him for the privilege of serving for another week.

Commentary:

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

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

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

His Promise:

We are safe in Christ; Life circumstances cannot separate you from His Love. Romans 8:38-39  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.

His Faithfulness:

Matthews 10: 40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

Devotion:

As we step out in Faith today, let us take the baton and run to the finish line knowing that our Lord and Savior who is the Author and Finisher of our Faith is there waiting to award His Priceless Gift.

What a privilege our Lord has given us, this is far more valuable that all Olympic Gold Medals as the Olympic Gold is worth only $620.70 each. Imagine being CO-HEIR with  Jesus?  Yes, and this is already confirmed, not just something we wish for and have to earn, it is already given to us, all we have to do is to receive it. There are no Judges, no dispute or can anyone contest it, as it is GIVEN by The Almighty!

“HIS GRACE IS GRANTED TO US THROUGH HIS CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION AT CALVARY” HE IS OFFERING HIS PRICELESS GIFT OF SALVATION TO US; IT IS GIVEN BY HIS UNCONDITONAL LOVE.

Coming to our Lord:

Come and receive His Gift to us all, it is Un-Merited as we did not earn it, nor can we buy it is by His Graciousness that we can be a beneficiary.  As He did set us apart from this world  1 Corinthians 12: 27  Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

Our Lord cleared the way for us to come to HIM:

1 Thessalonians 3:11
Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.
1 Thessalonians 3:10-12 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 3 (Whole Chapter) 

Conclusion:

Hebrews 4:14
Jesus the Great High Priest ] Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
Hebrews 4:13-15 (in Context) Hebrews 4 (Whole Chapter) 

Jesus is Supreme… Hebrews 5:5

New International Version (NIV)

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

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

Prayer:

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

Praise:           

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1fwZtKJSM&list=RDu-1fwZtKJSM&start_radio=1&t=0

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

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk3Wh10pLn4&list=PL7C6CCF9FA3E7DB37&index=2