SUNDAY, August 1, 2021
Hidden in Plain-Sight? Is Eden still where it was? Why can’t we see it?
Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads.
So, He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’
In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter through the gates into the city.
Eden was described as a garden, but there was no mention of a dwelling place (house) yet it was a perfect place, and as Jesus described His Father’s Kingdom, He said…
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.
A time to share, a time to keep, and time to give and a time to receive… do all these today.
A true Multi-tasking function that we can perform today…
Ø Sharing the Love of Christ
Ø A time to Keep His Word in your heart
Ø Giving to others the Good News of Jesus’ Redemption
Ø Receiving the Fragrance that you have shared by spreading His fragrance to others.
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;
When we serve others by spreading the Good News, we are sprinkling the Fragrance of our Lord Jesus, and we also get the sweet-smelling fragrance on ourselves… meaning that we are privileged to be a Vessel bearing the sweet smell of our Lord and Redeemer, and while we spread His Fragrance our Lord also blesses us with His Grace…
Ephesians 5:2Living Bible (TLB)
2 Be full of love for others, following the example of Christ who loved you and gave himself to God as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, for Christ’s love for you was like sweet perfume to him.
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Focus: The Power of Prayer…
Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Heavenly Father in Jesus we come…Lord Jesus we thank You for the Covenant of Your promise that in Your Father’s Kingdom there are many mansions, and where You are, we will be. Lord we thank You for our Visitors, today let Your Holy Spirit be with us all as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus our Supreme Eternal God to You Lord is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
SATURDAY, July 31, 2021
Abiding Grace, Abiding in Jesus, To Seek Him and to follow Him,
Abiding is to continue without change, never changing..
Know this… The Commander of God’s Army… He is recruiting, join now…
The Commander is the King… and He is Jesus. He is recruiting, and it is a volunteer army. Your enrollment is not mandatory, but if you join your life will be changed, in fact transformed in an unbelieve state. You will be made a being of ‘Light’ a whole new creation.
You may say…”I do not want to be changed” I am good as I am and am comfortable and I do not need anyone’s care. Well… let’s wait a few years or even sooner. Your cushy job is as certain as your health, the economy or the state of your employer. Just how certain are these? So, going along in life, we will have changes and some changes are for better, and sometimes for worse. But in God’s time, it is usually better and secure. But there will be times when you will have disappointments because it is not the will of the Lord.
Just like stepping out of line, you will be disciplined, and in our daily life, when we make a misstep, we face a challenge. But trusting in the Lord, He will send His help to guide you as He said… His angel encamps around us…
‘Fear’ is defined as Adoration and love, respect and Reverence of the Lord.
No one will ever be ‘forced’ to worship the Lord… the Bible said every knee will bow and every tongue will confess, this is directed to scoffer and the wayward ones, but our praises should be founded on our ‘Love’ for Him.
So just abiding time doing our duties ritualistically and not founded on true compassion, we are just like the son that stayed waiting to inherit the entire estate. (The Prodigal son- Luke 15:11-32)
Coming to the Lord:
Lord today as we accept Your forgiveness as we are all ‘Prodigal-sons and daughters. Thank You Lord for being there to welcome us home, we receive Your Grace and Your love, we will not fear what man can do, as You have provided Your Armor…
Good News -His Faithfulness:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. ...
Note: Our place in Heaven is endowed by our Lord Jesus who said… John 14:3 And “if” I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:2-4 (in Context) John 14 (Whole Chapter)
Prayer: Our Father in Heaven in Jesus we come. Thank You Lord Jesus that by Your Grace we are being welcomed by You. Lord today we bring our Visitors and we seek Your Divine blessings on us all, we pray in Your Holy Name and to You Lord Jesus our Sovereign God in One of our Father and Creator, is the Power and the Glory, Now and Forevermore… Amen.
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FRIDAY July 30, 2021
How can one be Saved? Or why do you need to be Saved?
Why be saved?
Why do you need Air, Oxygen, Food and be nourished?
Why do you need your eyes, your arms, and mobility?
We need all of the above to sustain life.
When we arrived in this world we are ‘brand-new’ with a clean-slate, an unblemished mind. In infancy we need care, nourishment and learning to walk, talk and comprehend, then to communicate.
Some of us are slower starters, slow to speak and slow to interact with others.
We do not have any insight of the early years of Jesus until He was around 12 years-old. This is the time when He was missing among the family group travelling for days before they found out He was not among them.
TEXT: Luke 2:41- The Boy Jesus Amazes the Scholars
41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. 43 When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother[l] did not know it; 44 but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.
Joseph and Mary turns around and went back to find Jesus.
46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 48 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.”
When they found Him they asked…
49 And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” 50 But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.
Mary the Mother of Jesus did not understand Jesus statement from Jesus who said…” I must be about my Father’s business” but she kept this in her heart… It was then and there that Mary realized that Jesus was truly sent from God, and at the wedding when the wine ran out she knew that Jesus could turn the water into Wine.
A New born comes without an instruction manual, we are all different and no standard manual will work for everyone
For those of us who are parents and having the experience of the first ‘new-born’, remembering early days of coping with an infant and reacting of what to do next…
What could make a child different from others? Most likely it could be their demeanor. This could be from Facial appearance, attitude and sometimes displaying a lack of emotions or even advance maturity or conversely very childlike. But above all the ‘Innocence’ of a child must be appreciated and respected.
Reading about Albert Einstein he could have been a challenge to his parents as he never uttered a word until he was four years old… Today we want to share the story of a mother’s experience with her toddler who also did not speak until he was ready to do so… Taken from the Guardian:
Chinese-American author Yiyun Li was pressured into seeking professional help when her son was slow to start speaking. Now she wishes she'd ignored the experts
Einstein did not start speaking until he was four, or so I was told by friends when they learned that Vincent, my toddler son, had a problem with his speech development. But it was of little comfort: I had not set out to raise another Einstein. No, I did not want him to be that special. Of course he was special to me, for who else could entertain me for hours with a little plump finger or toothless giggles? But in the meantime, wouldn't it be nice if his length and weight fell into the appropriate percentiles, and he rolled over and sat and crawled and talked at the right time - in a word, that he was normal.
The problem began during the well-baby check at the pediatrician's office in Iowa when he turned one. We were informed that Vincent was not making enough meaningful babbling. According to the doctor, a one-year-old baby should have a vocabulary of at least three to five words and be able to repeat syllables such as mama, baba and dada; Vincent mastered none of the required skills. He was a gesturer only.
The doctor suggested we have Vincent evaluated by a speech therapist. We agreed halfheartedly to consider the option - despite my early obsession with all the milestones a baby should reach, by this time I was relaxed enough not to panic. After all, even though Vincent failed to roll over at the fifth month when other babies are supposed to do so, he caught up when he was six-and- a-half months old; and, to make up for that, he started walking at nine-and-a-half months, earlier than average. My Indian babysitter, herself an experienced mother, told us that each baby has his or her own growing pace. We agreed. If Vincent decided to take a little longer to open his mouth, we could wait.
By the time we attended his 18-month check, the situation had not improved much. Vincent responded well to his name and pointed out mummy and daddy to the doctor (appropriate for his age) but when asked to stack blocks, he refused; instead, he sorted them by colors and shapes (early for his age) and gestured to the small piles he had put in order.
By the fifth month, just when I was sure Vincent would fail the program, events took a surprising turn. For three weeks, I was on a writer's retreat; it was the first time I had left Vincent since his birth, and he became very unhappy and decided to talk. Perhaps the old wisdom that a child only starts talking when he is not contented made sense. How it started, my husband was not sure; all of a sudden Vincent was counting numbers and saying alphabets, and by the time I came back, he was talking in sentences, all just in time for the next visit of the speech therapist.
That evening, we took him out to his favorite noodle house to celebrate, but watching him talk, I wondered what we were celebrating - his finally growing into a new phase of his life at his own natural pace, or being freed from a program that we had not believed in from the start and that in the end, proved to be unnecessary?
It seemed that in the past six months, I had been worrying more about Vincent not graduating from the program than his real speech development. Is this something that all parents have to face in the modern world - that our children have to meet more and more standards, otherwise either we, the parents, the children themselves, or perhaps both, are considered by professionals to be failing? Yuan Li is the author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers - She lives in Iowa City, Iowa with her husband and two sons.
Principle God knows us by a name before the before we were born, but this common name ‘Sinner’ was changed to “Redeemed’ and because of His Redemption by His Blood of Atonement, we are now Joint Heirs to His Kingdom. What a Privilege! As the Scriptures said… He loves us so much that He gave Himself for our sins, and by His Blood of Atonement we are Redeemed.
Romans 8: 1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Deliverance from Bondage
8 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His Own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
We need to be saved as it is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment.
Prayer: Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus in awe we come knowing that all things were created by You as The Father Spoke and You acted in His Holy Spirit. Lord today we come to You seeking Your Divine Blessings and Your guidance, as we say that Your Hands are ‘Over’ us, and what we do, Lord Your Unconditional love abounds in what you have created for mankind, Lord today let us be good-stewards of Your mission and bless our Visitors coming to this Website. We give You our Praises and Thanksgiving Lord Jesus. We pray in Your Precious Name Lord, to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021
Do this… Seize the Day and make it a good-day… know that you are set-apart, and come what may you are safe…
Focus: He is coming again, He told us of the events leading to His return, are we there yet? The day of The Lord is promised and He will fulfill it.
The ‘Right-Place’ and the ‘Right-Time’. Now is the best time ever, seize the Moment, seize the Day
Focus: Time is a dimension, the universe is timeless? How about the 4th dimension, God knows, we are just mere humans.
TEXT: Colossians 1: 15-18 15 (NKJV) 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.
Devotional: Because our Lord Jesus is the image of the invisible God, and He is the firstborn over all creation, and this occurred when God said let there be ‘Light’ our Lord, Yeshua, Yahweh, Elohim, El Shaddai, Jehovah… Jesus is the Great “I AM”. Because Jesus Himself said…” Before Abraham was, I am”
Jesus is not the by-stander in our prayers. He is “The Mediator” our only channel to The Father, so many who pray to The Father and never mention Jesus, are they really reaching The Father. Remember Jesus said… “No one comes to the Father unless through me”. John 14:6 [Full Chapter] Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Jesus is not our ‘Buddy’ He is the Supreme-Sovereign God in One of The Father, yet He said…. I am your friend… John 15:15
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. In Context | Full Chapter |
Coming to the Lord:
So when we gather in His Holy Name, remember Jesus is always in our Midst. Jesus said… “Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am in the Midst” Matthew 18:20For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” In Context | Full Chapter |
Good News -His Faithfulness:
When you know and trust our Lord, the Bible said…”He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” Psalm 91:11. Only our Lord prays for us, as His angels are constantly at work to safeguard us, His angels are here to minister to us and to guide us into our Lord’s presence at our life’s journey in heaven forever. His angels are sent to serve those who loves the Lord and those our Lord made Joint-Heirs to His Kingdom.
Because our Sovereign Eternal Savior, Jesus Christ the Son of God, who is God Incarnate in His Holy Trinity is our Mediator and is Interceding for us to His Father. What a privilege our Lord Jesus gave us… He took us out of the trash-heap and made us into fine-linen worthy of coming into the Presence of His Father.
Jesus the giver of Life – everlasting, remember that a ‘Free’ Gift had to be bought by the giver, and Jesus bought His Priceless Gift with His Life by dying for us, and His Payment was Redeemed by the Father as He Rose from death. His Resurrection is a Witness of what He has endowed for those in Jesus who shall also share in His Glory through His Divine Redemption.
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 our Lord and Savior we come, Lord Jesus thank You for being our Mediator to the Father. Lord it is because of Your Righteousness we are privileged to come in Your Holy Presence. Lord thank You for Your Divine Grace as You have prepared a place for us all knowing that You have said You are not of this world… Lord as we go in faith, Lord remove the challenges and lead us all to green pastures as it is by Your Divine Providence that You gave us an abundant life and a more-abundant life to come. Lord we thank You for the Visitors to this site, bless us all Jesus Messiah, and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Remember: He is the Great “I AM” and all things are possible in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021
What can you share with someone today? Will you bring that person Joy and the Good News?
Sharing the Good News is to bring Joy to everyone, regardless of if you are on a cruise or in the hospital and facing eternity. The Good News is the revelation of God’s Salvation, and everyone needs His Salvation.
For the young and confident in their youth full of vitality some may say why do I need ‘Salvation’ with this thought we can remember that there is no atheist is the Foxhole on the battlefield.
Life is a battlefield, our daily challenges, and the constant battle against the temptations and the wiles of the forces of evil, we need the Grace of the Lord. Especially those that are close to God, as the closer we get the harder the evil one will work to destabilize us from our faith.
The lure of the glitz and city lights attracted LOT to the city of Sodom and Gomorrah, yet he was rescued by God and the city of Sodom-Gomorrah went up in flames. We all know the storyline of Nero fiddling while Rome burned… Nero’s ‘fiddling’ was not playing the fiddle, but more like what we would say today... goofing-off, or re-arranging the deck-chairs on the sinking Titanic.
Rome reached the climax of decadence with event of humans being killed for the excitement of mass patrons in the Colosseum, a building that stands as a symbol of Rome. All this came to an end, because God is in charge.
In our personal lives, God is in charge, and He has not forgotten you and us, He knows each of us by name. And His Joy is available to everyone this moment. Joy is
Good News-Coming to the Lord:
Faith in Action:
Renew or Change your life today… Let our Redeemer, Jesus our Lord and Savior intercedes for you and by HIS Grace you will be blessed.
Enjoy the Journey as the destination will be a real Paradise,
Relationships: Our Lord said… Matthew 6:14 For; if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Family conflicts: The same applies to what you have to do in “Relationship” It is said: Matthew 18:21
[The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant] Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” His answer in verse 22: Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. Matthew 18:20-22 (in Context)
Hebrews 4:14-16 New International Version (NIV) Jesus the Great High Priest
14 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. 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.
John 1 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Eternal Word
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, we come to seek Your Divine Guidance today. Lord Jesus because You are on the Throne of Righteousness and intercedes for us Lord, we ask Your Blessing and we Thank You Lord for Your Graciousness. Today as Your Good News are presented by Your Servants, we pray that the hearers will hear and that the messages will inspire all to come forward in Your Holy Name. Lord we thank You for our many Visitors, bless our Visitors and grant Your favors on each one. Lord Jesus bless this mission of Good News Forever that it will bear fruit for Your Glory. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory Now and Forevermore… Amen.
TUESDAY July 27, 2021
Remember… Be patient, never lose your cool, your plans are not as good as God’s Plan, His always works, our often fails.
There were little hanging signs on the rearview mirrors of car that reads… ‘God is my Co-Pilot’ and many of us may say… Lord I have a plan and all I need is for You to ‘Bless-it’.
We have seen the Providence of The Lord upon the Pilgrims that ventured to the new world. Their plan was plagued with many setbacks, leaking boat, and landing in a place that was different from their charted course. They made landfall at Cape Cod.
In 1620, the journey aboard the Mayflower was not by any means a ship worthy of crossing the Atlantic. Today it would be considered a relic and considered unsafe. The beginning of this journey had one focus, to settle in a land where they had religious freedom.
The Providence of The Lord was upon the Pilgrims. So, we see our plans are sometimes a partial plan that may have started by a suggestion from the Lord, but we are like the control freaks failing to stop and ‘Listen’ and be patient by waiting upon the Lord.
Waiting upon The Lord is not just standing around, it is coming to Him in a two-way conversation. When Jesus went up to the mountain and prayed, He was also listening to the Father.
TEXT: Mark 1:35
[ Jesus Prays in a Solitary Place ] Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. In Context
To know Christ… Repent (Turn from your sins) and by faith receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life and follow Him in obedience as your Lord and Savior.
Pray this prayer of Commitment: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus… Amen.
Prayer: Thank You Father for Your Graciousness and for Victory in You as we give You our Praises knowing that You Lord is our Salvation and by Your Grace we are saved. Lord Your infinite Power and Divine Glory are our shelter in troubled times, Lord let those that are experiencing turbulent times in their lives find You from this mission of Good News Forever; and let the number of visitors grow as we do this for Your Glory and am privileged to serve You Lord. We pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
Monday July 26, 2021
Monday the end of the weekend, to many this is not a popular day, and to many Monday is their favorite day. What is your choice? Maybe it should be an exciting day to tell others of the great fellowship experienced at church.
We have said this many timeS, yesterday is gone, tomorrow, is not yet here, so let us make the best of today… is someone praying for you? Or are you praying for someone?
This is a question that we all should like… what would your best wish be? One may ask to turn back time, another would ask to have a better future, how about asking that today will be a great day?
A good feeling of satisfaction could be… helping someone, this is better than needing help. But remember the best help is from the Lord, as said…
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.
Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
So, turn today into a day of thanking the Lord…
Our God is a Loving God, but He is also a God of a consuming fire,
Hebrews 12: 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Timothy, said in… 1 Timothy 1:15
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
1 Timothy 1:14-16 (in Context) 1 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter)
The Ministry of Jesus was to reach sinners, and He met with them, dined, and saved many… His message yesterday is the same today.
Luke 15:2 New International Version (NIV)
2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
2 Corinthians 8:9
New International Version (NIV)
9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
As we look back to the day of His Crucifixion, Jesus died willingly, as He said…
53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? Matthew 26:53 New International Version (NIV)
Action/Coming to our Lord: Romans 5:10 (NIV)
10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
Hebrews 12:: 23-29 New International Version (NIV)
23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Jesus is the Giver of everything, Life, health, wealth, and above all His Divine Salvation, and while we receive these He also is giving each of us a ‘Double-Portion’ which is His Eternal Pardon that placed our names in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
So today come to Christ and give Him your ultimate Gift… the Gift of Yourself as He will transform you and make you a new Creation in Him.
We praise our Lord this day as we come to You lord Jesus knowing that You will never leave us nor forsake us. Lord we bring you ourselves as we seek to be a Vessel for You Lord. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we seek Your Divine Grace and Your Providence as we go in Faith. Thank You Lord Jesus, and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
SUNDAY July 25, 2021
Does God need our Help? No! But He placed us here for a purpose, what is this purpose?
You are a Chosen Generation….
1 Peter 2:9
Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation; [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
How privileged we are… step out of darkness into His marvelous light!
Just think that we are special… We are of ‘Royalty’ associated with HIS Priesthood, purchased by His Blood of Atonement; He pointed us in the direction to perform His wonderful deeds and display His Virtues and His perfection, all of these belong to our Lord as He has made us a Joint-Heir in Him.
What our Lord has said… We are granted the privilege of being in His Palace, it is like the queen of England saying, and you may enter into Buckingham Palace and move in and be a subject of Royalty… But what our Lord said is far Greater than the Queen’s invitation, she herself would like His Invitation to enter His Royal Suite, and be a Subject of the Most High, The King of all kings…
So today as we read His Faithful Words, let us recognize that these are not mere suggestions, they are as factual as can be, and should be fully acknowledged that our God does not say anything that he doesn’t mean, not does He engage in idle talk.
Therefore, as a Royal Subject, let us conduct ourselves like a distinguished subject of our Lord, but yet be humble and without pride, and without self-exaltation. And serve our Lord as a servant to His community by setting forth His Wonderful Deeds and display His Virtues of perfection in the full light of His Radiance.
As we spend today, either looking back at the week’s activities; and reflecting on what have we accomplished? And what have we done that to help others, or did we add to our wallet’s resources for the coming days? Or did we secure the means of meeting our financial needs, or our spiritual needs, are we healthier today than last week? Are we just ‘Jogging in place’? or do we have that sense of accomplishment with a week of fulfillment? All these questions are answered by one single instruction from our Lord…
His Promise / His Faithfulness:
Psalm 32:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Psalm 25:14 Amplified Bible (AMP) 14 The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.
Action/Coming to our Lord:
A short but specific request to our Lord:
Psalm 25:4-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
4 Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
5 Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.
Heavenly Father, in Jesus our Sovereign eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity we come. Lord Jesus as you ascended to the Throne of Righteousness as our Lord and Savior, Lord we thank You as through You Lord we were made Joint-Heir to Your Kingdom. Lord we are privileged to be called a Royal Priesthood by Your Redemption, and only by Your Divine Resurrection we can have Victory in You Lord. Lord we are privileged and Blessed, and we Praise you and give You first place in all our lives. Lord, thank You for the many Visitors coming to hear Your Good News today and Lord bless our Visitors and grants us all Your Favors. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
SATURDAY July 24, 2021
Is winning everything? … Discipline and love of the Almighty will preserve you… (Where are they now?)
Professional Sports is a life of fame and fortune… is this a true statement? Winning the Lotto is another experience of gaining a fortune and losing it all...
According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress.
So, what is sustainable? The ‘Joy’ of having the Divine providence of our Lord… An example of an achiever who placed it all in the hands of the Lord…Dwight L. Moody an Evangelist that started as a Shoe-salesman, who had one single focus to bring the Message of Christ to the world founded Moody Bible Institute in 1886 and Moody Radio is one of the largest Christian radio networks in the United States.
TEXT: Proverbs 3 (NKJV)
Guidance for the Young
1 My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands;
2 For length of days and long life. And peace they will add to you.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart,
4 And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct[a] your paths.
9 Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase;
10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.
11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor detest His correction;
12 For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.
13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding;
14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies, And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her.
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens;
20 By His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew.
21 My son, let them not depart from your eyes—Keep sound wisdom and discretion;
22 So they will be life to your soul. And grace to your neck.
23 Then you will walk safely in your way, and your foot will not stumble.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
26 For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.
28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come back, and tomorrow I will give it,” When you have it with you.
29 Do not devise evil against your neighbor, for he dwells by you for safety’s sake.
30 Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.
31 Do not envy the oppressor, and choose none of his ways;
32 For the perverse person is an abomination to the Lord, But His secret counsel is with the upright.
33 The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the home of the just.
34 Surely, He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble.
35 The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools.
Knowing Him – Fellowship in Oneness:
Come to Christ today… Let Him know that you are ready to follow Him and make Him Preeminent in Your life.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer, Lord Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God, as we start this new week Lord, let each day be a day of Grace, and let Your Blessings flow to our Visitors and us all that we interact with. We pray for our Nation, and we ask that Your will be done and bring us to You so that You may heal our land, we pray for those in the pathway of conflict and harm in Nigeria. Lord we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.
FRIDAY July 23, 2021
Thoughts for the Day: What will you do with the Increase of abundance when received? Are you ready to handle it?
TEXT: Proverbs 3:9
Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase.
The true test of one’s ability to be a good steward is when the abundance of the Lord is received. Wealth is somewhat associated with change of attitudes, it can make one arrogant, boastful, proud with ‘Pride’ but for those that know that ‘Pride’ comes before destruction, they will remain humble and in some cases are made a better person to share the providence of the Lord with many.
For humor we will re-visit the story of a devout comrade of the communist party that won the national lottery, his fellow comrades came to him and said...”now that you have won the jackpot, you have to share this with us as fellow comrades of the communist party”, his replied, No! I do not have to as I became a Capitalist, and I am now resigning from the party. The story ended there, but we are adding our suggestion to him of making a donation that should be tax-deductible.
The love of anything that takes up our focus can be counted as an ‘Idol’ therefore do not place too much importance on anything that takes precedence over our Lord.
Matthew 6:4-8 (NKJV)
4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
Our Creator endowed us with 'Free-Will' along with this trait He also gave us that competitive spirit, however the spirit of competing was intended for us to achieve personal accomplishments for our self-esteem.
I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.
Just like what Paul said I have ran the race and fought the fight,
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
As we see the objective of the exercise in our quest to achieve our endeavors the pursuit should be to attain our goals without taking from anyone. It is by the Love of Christ that we have His providence in making our endeavors a reality, why? Because without Christ we can do nothing, Nada, Nil as we reflect on man saying to God, I can improve the specie, I can make the crop resistance to pest, faster growth, so God said… “Start but do not use anything I have made, get your own dirt your own water, your own seeds and your own root stock”. Guess what? We have none unless we use His creation.
What is life’s incentive? Work hard and be rewarded, or work smart and be successful? Self-Reliance is not a reliable strategic plan, but it is the root of what is sown in our mind, there are some rootstocks that are bad and cannot bear good-fruit, so we must use caution of what we sow in our mind that the rootstock will be good and the fruit that we produce will be worthy of a good harvest.
On the subject of stewardship and managing what we have. Today we want to take a look at our possessions, our resources. We look at the world’s economic conditions and wonder why The USA, France, The UK, Spain, Italy, and a few other developed nations and wonder why are these so-called world-class economies and are awash in debt? Is it because we spend more than what we take in? Yes, then why are we spending more than what we take in? is it because China has beaten us at our own game?
Let us read about David and Solomon when they were about to build the temple….
1 Chronicle 29 -NIV David’s Prayer
10 David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, sa
SUNDAY July 18, 2021
The worst thing we can do is to deceive our own selves…
How deep is your Faith? How good is your knowledge of the Scriptures?
Are you sharing the Good News? What is the Good News? It is great News,
It declares the greatest and most valuable Gift that we can ever receive. The
Redemption of our souls.
God’s ‘Priceless’ Gift, cannot be purchased, stolen or be gained by trading. It
Is Priceless and Is defined… priceless is incredibly valuable. It is so valuable that
no one would ever want to sell it or be able to buy it. Since a price is what it
costs to buy something, priceless things cannot be bought; it is not because it
too valuable, it can only be gained by receiving it,
Gaining the Gift of God’s Salvation… In a material world every conveyance will
have specific Terms and Conditions, and these conditions must be kept and
maintained to keep the item being conveyed.
In the Heavenly realms… God’s Terms and Conditions must also be maintained,
but the condition must be kept because we want to keep them and not just governed by the legal requirement of the Terms and Conditions God’s salvation as a Gift. But, by the Love of Christ we joyfully receive Him and not just the Gift.
Matthew 6: 33 revealed this…
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
So, the Terms and Condition laid out by God is, God’s Kingdom? This refers to Jesus, and His Righteousness, then the Gifts will be granted to us ‘as-well’
What this said, after you have received Him, His Gifts come next. This clearly stated that through Jesus, we have met all the Terms and Conditions because He Paid-it-All.
What do we mean? To Know Christ and to be saved by His Salvation, we must have: (1) Knowledge of His Redeeming Blood, (2) Walking in Faith, (3) Applying His precepts (Commandments), (4) Sharing God’s Grace, and finally; Love your neighbors like yourself.
Never apply the ‘We-They’ in looking at others. We are ‘set-apart’ by Christ
when we are saved, but we cannot look down on others. This is a negative
attitude in our attempt to lead others to Christ. Why? If someone new visit
your church, do you apply the superiority ‘holier than thou ‘approach? Or do
you just ignore the visitors? Guest what? this attitude works in the reverse of
giving the visitor a feeling of being welcomed in joining the body of Christ. We
are to greet each other.
2 Peter 1:10-12
New International Version
10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The story of the incoming new pastor of a church… he came in dressed like a homeless individual, sat in the back row and no one greeted him. The time came when the announcement of the new pastor was made, and he walked up to the podium, the congregation was shocked. He started out by saying how no one reached out to him. This is like an experience a while back, the call to service was made and people continued to chat and visit with each other. The Paster said… let us be reminded that this is the house of the Lord and not a country-club. The same was happening at our Bible Study Fellowship meetings, guys continued to swap stories about their cars, etc., I made it clear that in Fellowship we have the presence of the Lord, and a little decorum would be good when we start with prayers. I guess this made me known as a strict Discussion leader among my peers.
So, when we consider others, let us include the Lord as He is in our inner circle.
Fellowship is a terminology…fellowship is a group of people that join together for a common purpose or interest.
In church the ‘Common-purpose’ would be to Worship the Lord, Hear His Word and to be a good witness for Him.
Your presence in church could in fact inspire someone, meaning as we in fellowship with Christ in displays the ‘Unity’ in Christ. The reverence of the Lord is paramount in His presence in our walk with Him.
Give Christ the Glory…
Heavenly Father, we come by the Divine Grace of Jesus our Lord. Lord Jesus we give You our Praises and seek Your Divine blessing on us and our Visitors as we go in faith making You the Author and Finisher of our Faith. Lord we thank You and give You the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
SATURDAY July 17, 2021
Focus: God is going home gift… Quantum Physics, Faster than then speed of light, a mission accomplished daily by believers
Commentary: Recently published papers by scientists are claiming that the Universe is timeless, and the measuring of time points back to the theory of relativity as published by Einstein… meaning that the universe is timeless. The mystery of the universe is still a baffling theoretical challenge to us, as the claim to travel at the speed of light there would be no time and the outcome of quantum mechanics would then in theory be the fourth dimension.
A Timeless Universe meaning that everything is eternal is a paradox that God already gave us the answer and we keep ignoring His profound wisdom. Gravity can only control our bodies, a mass that we call our physical bodies in which we life is subject to the factor of time, but our ‘Spiritual-Being’ is not subject to the earth-bound gravitational force, so what the scientists and researchers are proving is really reaching the climax of what Jesus taught. The statement of “Unless you be ‘Born-Again’ you cannot enter into the Kingdom of God” what Jesus was saying, your Spiritual-Being needs to be ‘Super-Naturally’ washed in His atoning Blood, then as one who is now ‘Sealed’ with His Blood through His Divine Grace and when we receive Him (Jesus) we are redeemed. This is where the Quantum-Mechanics will allow all those in Christ to be ‘Freed’ from their ‘earth-bound’ being, to allow the Redeemed to be a ‘Joint-Heir’ to His Kingdom.
He was referring to the Twinkling of an Eye when we will be transformed by our Faith in Him and by His Grace.
The ‘Black & White’ physical evidence that we all seek… meaning unless we can turn to page number 1001 of a manual that will tell us how to get onboard to take that Quantum Physic journey, we cannot believe that such a journey exists. But this same person that needs the ‘Black & White proof’ will believe the lies of the devil or even believe in the novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll... publish in 1865 Alice in Wonderland a book that we all grew up with, impacting generations after generations.
By having Faith in Christ, He will one day allow us to perform that ‘Supernatural’ Quantum Physic achievement of our journey to our Savior.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Coming to the Lord: Good News -His Faithfulness:
Romans 8 New KNKJV)
Free from Indwelling Sin
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Romans 3: 2-246 God’s Righteousness Through Faith
, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,
Ephesians 2:8-9 New (NKJV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Pray: Lord Jesus I am a Sinner, I come and repent of my sin by receiving Your Priceless Gift through Your Blood of Atonement, I invite You Lord to come into my heart and make me a new creation by your Grace. Lord I commit myself to You Lord and ask Your Holy Spirit to be with me from henceforth, To You Lord is the Power and the Glory forevermore… Amen.
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and savior we come. Lord Jesus as You said there is only One Mediator between man and God, and Lord we today look to You Lord Jesus and say Lord receive our Spirit as Your Holy Spirit will be indwelling in us as we commit all to You Lord. Lord because You are One in The Father and by Your Holy Trinity we go in Faith knowing that we are assured by your Eternal-Word that we are justified freely by your Grace through You Lord Jesus. We thank you Lord for our Visitors, bless us all as we look to You Lord Jesus as the Author and Finisher of our Faith and our journey to You Lord Jesus. To You Jesus Messiah is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
FRIDAY July 16, 2021
Never give up – Keep praying for your loved ones and those you want to know Christ.
Focus: Once thing for sure, the Lord answers prayers, and He never forgets, He is Omniscient, He is Omnipotent and our Lord will never leave us nor forsake us.
Commentary: A young man whose mother loved the Lord and taught him about the love of Christ, but this young man went off to college, became a physician buy never followed his mom’s leading. While in internship at a hospital where we saw a lot of accident victims; there was a man who suffered a mighty fall who was not going to make it. This man was conscious so the young physician asked is there anyone that he would like to notify to come and visit him, the injured man said he had no relative, but he would like his landlady to come and see him so that he could pay what he owed before dying.
The young physician called the landlady who came a few times, the man died peacefully, the physician was asked; what should they do with a bible that they found that the man was reading, the physician said he would take it as the man had no relative.
Taking the Bible, the physician opened the bible and found that this was a bible his mom gave him, when he went off to medical school that he sold. The physician’s name was written inside the front cover written by his mom. He was shocked because of the coincident of this bible coming back to him. He took it home and read all the passages that the man had underlined. The young physician was led to the Lord after realizing the Word of the Lord and the prayers by his mom and the unconditional love of God.
Sometime in our life when we offer to help someone, we ourselves get more benefit returning to us. The incident of this young physician’s life’ experience of this accident victim owning a Bible that was owned by the young physician was a divine interaction of the Lord in the life of this young physician; whose mom was fervently praying for her son to come to Jesus.
Do not neglect to entertain strangers, because somewhere
or sometime an angel of our Lord will be sent to you…
The Divine Super-Natural powers of our God far exceeds our thinking abilities… so today we stand in awe of the great things our Lord has done for us; His Divine Redemption through his Crucifixion and His Triumphant Resurrection. Knowing this we are more awe-struck that Jesus who is God Incarnate would do this for us, yes he did! Because we are His greatest treasures, when He created us in His Likeness He said it was Good… so why did He had to die? Because mankind fell from His Grace He came to redeemed us. Just as Jesus is of the linage of David through Joseph His earthly father that fulfilled the prophecy written over 700 years before Christ was born, we are descendant of Adam whom He created, and by the sin of Adam we are all sinners.
What a privilege our Lord has given us… Through His Death and Resurrection, we have His Divine Redemption. You may say…why do I need to be redeemed? I am going to die someday and what do I know or care? Guess what? You will never die, because you are carefully and wonderfully made in the Likeness of God, and as such we will never die. The Word of God said… It is appointed unto to man to die once and after that the judgment; here we see a very contradictory statement, how can you be around for the judgment if you died? Because we really never die, and even after the judgment we will live forever. In Christ we will have a life of Splendor, without Christ we are separated from God forever in a place of desolation.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus we thank You for Your assurance that in You Lord we have peace and in You we have Victory. Lord we thank You for interceding for us to the Father as no one comes to the Father unless through Your Lord. Lord today we thank You for the privilege of serving You and bringing Your Good News to may for Your Glory. Lord bless our many Visitors. Lord we thank you for Your Grace and to You Lord Jesus is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
THURSDAY July 15, 2021
The Old Testament and the New Testament are all about Jesus our Messiah.
TEXT: And beginning with Moses and the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. - Luke 24:27
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. - 1 John 1:9
Jesus said… “Before Abraham was I was”
To be pardoned one must first admit wrong-doing, to be ‘Vindicated’ you do not have to admit any wrong-doing as you were falsely charged. To be ‘Exonerated’. The most prominent case of Vindication of a false accusation was Jesus Christ. Leading up to Jesus’ Crucifixion He was arrested for what? The best summation of what Christ was charged with by His accusers, would be: “You are condemned because You have offended us by revealing our hypocrisy”.
Christ was vindicated by The Father who revealed to His accusers that Jesus was in fact who He said He was. Yet men in society will look at the short-term benefit of conforming to the clique or the group that they live among without care of the consequences of conformity.
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
The Apostle Paul wrote this to the Colossians: Colossians 2 New King James Version (NKJV) Not Philosophy but Christ
2 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh, 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. 5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
We thank our Lord Jesus for His Faithfulness and for His unspeakable gift.
Romans 8:37-39 (NKJV)
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You are Complete in Christ” as Jesus Loves You and Paid It All for You to come and know Him, and by knowing Jesus as Lord of lords, all Things are Possible… because in God’s eyes you are ‘Complete in Christ’ even as you are; but God wants to make you “PERFECT” in Him, and You can be perfect this moment by coming to our Savior.
In Faith Pray…Lord Jesus Christ, I accept in faith that You came and died for my sins and by Your Blood of Atonement offered for me, my Lord I accept You and by Your Grace I am saved knowing that it is only by Your Blood that my sins are washed away, and by Your Grace extended to me that I can look to You my Savior knowing that one day I shall see You and be brought into Your Kingdom where there shall be no more sin no more pain and be filled with the Joy of Your Holy presence my Lord and Savior. I commit my life and my soul to You my Lord Jesus and expect to spend eternity with You my Lord, I accept Your divine saving Grace now and pray this in Your Holy name Lord Jesus, Amen.
If you prayed this prayer His Holy Spirit will find you and growing in Christ is a daily walk with Jesus…
Conclusion: We have the Assurance of our Lord… Romans 8:38-39 New King James Version (NKJV)
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and savior, God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God, we come into Your Holy Presence. Lord bless this day as we seek Your Peace that surpasses all understanding. Lord bless our Visitors and grant to us all Your Favors and lead us to Green Pastures for Your Glory. Lord, today we pray for our nation that has drifted away from Your Divine Grace endowed on us. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.
WEDNESDAY July 14, 2021
Yesterday we spoke of ‘laying up treasures in Heaven’
James 2: 14-26
14 What use is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he has faith, but he has no works? Can [j]that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, [k]be warmed and be filled,” yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17 In the same way, faith also, if it has no works, is [l]dead, being by itself.;
23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 In the same way, was Rahab the prostitute not justified by works also when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
The farmer may have faith, faith that his crop will be protected from a hail storm, or and an invasion of pests. But, first he must plough the fields, prepare the soil and then get the seeds from the barn and plant them. Then water the field and in faith he will have a good harvest.
Faith in God Is similar, we maybe like the kid lying on the sofa, instead of getting up to get his beverage, he calls his grandmother to fetch him the beverage. She did it because she loves him, but she stared at him with a degree of tolerance of his laziness.
Remember our treasures in heaven are not the trinkets as all of what we have, the car,
the house, the collections of jewelry and other personal items will not be needed, maybe
the Holy Bible will be useful, but in the presence of God..
HE IS THE tabernacle, not a building…Revelation 21:3
And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is
among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God
Himself will be among them,
So, the treasures in Heaven will be our witness our love for our neighbors, living by His Great Commission…Matthew 28 The Great Commission
16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated to them. 17 And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some [f]were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 [g]Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to [h]follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you [i]always, to the end of the age.
While we read of Jesus instructing the disciples, Jesus was also addressing us as well. We are no different from HIS disciples. Do you consider yourself as a disciple of Christ?
He has given us this…
Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 constantly keeping in mind your work of faith and labor of love and perseverance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline
John 14:12 Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I am going to the Father
So, today we affirm that we are able to do as Jesus did. When we believe in Him… this is Jesus’ own statement, so add this to His Great Commission, apply the Power He gave us all
27. But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him, and he got up.28 When He
came into the house, His disciples began asking Him privately, “Why is it that we
could not cast it out?” 29 And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by
anything except prayer”.
Pray without ceasing… a Muslim once said I pray five times per day, but we can say we pray without ceasing, why? The Holy Spirit is in dwelling in us. And the eternal omniscience of Jesus is always present. Because Jesus said where two or more are gathered He is in our midst. So even when we come to God the Father He is present.
Prayer: just as when Stephen looked up He saw You, and he said… Jesus receive my Spirit. This was Stephen’s treasure as He was a man chosen by You. Lord today we come and Offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to serve You. Lord bless our Visitors and we thank You for Your abundant Grace and Providence. To You Lord Jesus is the power and the glory forevermore… Amen.
TUESDAY July 13, 2021
Older and Wiser… Are we maturing with knowledge or filled with Worldly
Desires? It may be said.. If only I knew then, I would have made the decision
on what I know today.
If we knew then, all the old cars we owned would not be a pile of junk, but a
Valuable collectible as a classic car collection. All the toys, the the Japanese Tin
cars, the Fire trucks and even some stuffed animals are now sought after by
So, the next 10, 20 years, what will we live to regret not keeping? Maybe the
Old IBM PC, this early version of a personal computer is now a collector item,
And so is the old Apple first PC.
With all of the above they are still a pile of junk,,these are what is referred to In
the Bible as 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.
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Rather lay up treasures in Heaven,
…Matthew 6: Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
20 but lay up for yourselves treasures
heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in
and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Are squirrels smart? Some make their own shelf-life food, storing homey or jerky,
this is a practice than humans fail to do at times.
So, as said…. Do Not Worry
MattHew 6: 25-34
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what
you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than
food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they
neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add
one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they
grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his
glory was not [l]arrayed like one of these.30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the
field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much
more clothe you, O you of little faith.
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
So, cheer up, our Lord is a God of restoration, and He is the ‘just-in-time’ provider of all our needs.
Give thanks to the Lord… for He is merciful and His instruction not to worry is factual and He is faithful.
Father we thank You for Your graciousness, Your love and Providence. Lord Jesusthank you for Your ever presence, as You know our needs even before we ask. We thank You Lord and in faith we go knowing that all our needs are provided. Lord bless our Visitors and us all, as we give You the glory Lord JESUS now and forevermore … Amen.
MONDAY July 12, 2021
Starting the week is it another week of routines, or is it a week of
opportunities? Let us make it a week of opportunities full of Grace and
blessings of the Lord.
Philippians 4:4-9 (NASB)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be
known to all people. The Lord is near.
6 Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be
made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all
comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever
is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if
there is any excellence and if anything, worthy of praise, think about these
9 As for the things you have learned and received and heard and seen in
me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Joy is eternal, Happiness is momentary and temporary. Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
So, what more could we ask for?
3. Redemption by the Blood of Christ
4. A Closer walk with Christ, as He is in us.
5. Applying His Great-Commission.
The four-lines of Jabez’s prayer made a complete prayer, a well thought out
concise request to the Lord.
While Jabez’s prayer may appear to be ‘self-serving’... Jabez was earnestly
praying to have his territory enlarged and by this he meant having a mission
field to give God the glory. Jabez probably applied the principle of logics
knowing if he received the blessing of God and had his territory enlarged, like
every human-being when we get to this level the most important thing we
need is to have the hands of God over us to keep us from being arrogant. And
Jabez addressed this knowing that having the ‘enlarged’ territory usually leads
to vulnerability from the fiery arrows of the evil one.
Join the winning team and keep praying this prayer knowing that the primary
intention that the gift and grace from the Lord are to be used for His Glory.
The first gifts brought to Mary and Joseph with Jesus in the manger is an
example of bringing the ‘First-Fruit’ to The Lord.
2021years ago the wise men came to Bethlehem and ministered to the new-
TEXT: 2 Corinthians 2:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and
manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
Praise The Lord… Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus we seek Your
Divine Blessing on our Visitors, Lord let Your eternal mercies be upon us all. We
give You first place in all… To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now
and forevermore… Amen.
SUNDAY July 11, 2021
Fear is the sign of: Lack of faith, mistrusting the Lord, allowing
The devil to invade your space? Or just relying on our own selves?
Fear is mentioned in the Bible 336 times… Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and
We are to cherish the Love of the Lord, and fear His Wrath…
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and
wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness.
The Love of God is declared…
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
When we know Him. And abide in Him…nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Romans 8:39 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.
‘Abide’ defined… to accept or act in accordance with a decision to follow.
Delight yourself…Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Isaiah 58:14 Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
The above texts are from the Lord Himself…
Praise to our Lord Jesus…. Father in Heaven we thank You for Jesus our1st
Redeemer. Lord Jesus we affirm our love for You and we thank You for Your
Divine blessing on our Visitors and us all. You Lord Jesus is Preeminent in our
lives. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory forever… Amen
SATURDAY July 10, 2021
Is time fleeting by? It is said time goes by when you are having fun…
Let us define ‘Fun’: work can be fun or can be challenging, but
Challenges can be fun too.
Sometimes we may think that money can solve everything, but there
Is an old saying… if all it took was money anyone can do it. But money
Is like an ice cube on a hot pavement in the heat of summer.
The difference in Relationship and Fellowship...
Relationship is knowing, Fellowship is walking with...
Relationship is a binding bond, fellowship is
A walk that must be taken, and sometimes renewed.
If we choose to be with Him and He considers us to be a branch of His Vine, He
can release exponent growth that will shoot like the most bountiful grape
vineyard bearing fruits that many will be attracted to, which is His fragrance to
be tasted so many may know Him.
Living for Christ is the ‘whole’ because in Him we have… John 6:25-35 (NIV)
Jesus the Bread of Life
25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi,
when did you get here?”
26 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because
you saw the signs, I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.
27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life,
which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his
seal of approval.”
You are chosen by The Lord Jesus by His Grace and His Father God will provide
our needs when we ask in Jesus’ name…
John 15:16 Good News Translation (GNT)
16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much
fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so, the Father will give you whatever
you ask of him in my name.
In the text above Jesus said… we did not choose Him, He chose you, me, and all,
and He has appointed you. Me and all to go and bear much fruit, and the kind of
fruit that endures.
What kind of fruit last forever” Fruit is considered perishable and in the ‘Fresh-
market’ whatever we buy will only last a few days…? So, Jesus was telling us to
bear much ‘Fruit’ meaning bring others to Him. Of all the things created by our
Lord, the Earth, Water, Animals, the Stars, the Lilies of the field, and the cattle
on a thousand hills, nothing is considered more valuable than you. Me and
everyone who He created in His Likeness, so today we thank our Lord for His
Unconditional love for you, me, and everyone… He (Jesus) not only loves us but
He wants to ‘Reward’ us… and His Reward is gaining a lifetime with Him, and
the Lifetime will be eternal.
The ‘key’ words in Jesus’ statement… ‘Whoever comes to Him’ will never go
hungry, and ‘whoever believes in me’ will never be thirsty.
Now that we have seen the Faithfulness of our Lord Jesus, let us come to Him
and Praise Him and thank Him for His Divine Providence.
We want to say that we should come to Jesus not just for what He will provide,
but for His Unconditional love and His Divine Redemption, as He died once and
conquered death by His Triumphant Resurrection, so come to Him, know Him,
receive Him and He said all that call on His name shall be saved, and those He
saved He made a Joint-Heir in His Kingdom.
Philippians 4:12 (NKJV)
12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all
things, I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to
Accept His Invitation today; come to our Lord as He is willing to accept you just
as you are…
Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come Lord 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 our Visitors, Lord bless us all as we give
You our Praises and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and
FRIDAY July 9, 2021
Which earliest event you can recall in your life? Do you remember when you
were christened? I do at around age 10 months old. What? Some may say I am
kidding… no I am not, I can still recalled being taken by my God-Father who was
an Anglican Priest, and being sprinkled with water, then handed back to my
According to researchers… On average the earliest memories that people can
recall point back to when they were just two-and-a-half years old, a new study
suggests. On average the earliest memories that people can recall point back to
when they were just two-and-a-half years old.
Memory is a good thing, Why do we remember some things well, while other memories
fade? Researchers suggest it could be that good memories persist longer than bad – helping
to keep the human race happy and resilient.
Psychologists say that holding onto our good memories - and leaving the bad ones behind –
helps us to deal with unpleasant situations and retain a positive outlook on life. (From a BBC
We can still see the vivid image of the plane flying into the Trade Center tower,
this is forever emblazoned in our memory.
But what more… is the vision of Christ on the Cross, as we thank God for His
Redemption through Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Can we all say this? Today…. We hope all our readers may be able to do this in
2 Timothy 1:12
for which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed. For I
know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which
I have committed unto Him against that Day
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus we are privileged to be in Your Holy
Presence. Lord bless this ministry of spreading Your Good News. Lord bless our
Visitors and we thank You for the Providence poured on us. To You Lord Jesus is
the Power and the Glory now and forever… Amen
THURSDAY July 8, 2021
Karma, Luck, Success, Fortune…
Karma is a line in the sand, crossing from good to bad could affect
Your future life… Luck is an uncontrolled process in one’s life, it is like throwing
A dice, Success is the outcome of being prepared, applying knowledge,
Focusing of the objective, and seeking the Divine guidance and Providence of
How do we know that God will guide us? He led the Israelites by Smoke and
Fire, He also provided their daily meals. And they conquered in His name.
But ‘Faith’ in God is a must, as the people sent to explore Canaan came back and
reported that there was no way the Israelites could conquer the land, because
the people were like gains, and they felt like grasshoppers.
Joshua and Caleb were the two spies who brought back a good Report and
believed that God would enable them to succeed. They remained faithfully
trusting in God, the rest of this event we know the outcome…
We say ‘Event’ usually the slogan is, the rest of the ‘story’ we know.
When we read the Holy Bible, nothing is a ‘story’ Jesus did present narratives
of events to come, and examples of good versus evil… yet we do not call these
stories, they are ‘Thesis’, as in taking the Theory to the Thesis. Meaning that
the theory is substantiated by more that a hypothesis.
So Jesus narrative of the Rich man and Lazarus the beggar, is a substantiated
As my banker buddy would say, we cannot finance a hypothetical project, but
the Word of the Lord are all factual. And Divinely spoken, why? We know very
Little about how the Holy Spirit works, but it is driven by our ‘Faith’ and by
Trusting God just like Joshua and Caleb, we know the outcome will be Divinely
Blessed by His Divine Grace.
As we say the equation of: Faith+Prayer+Jesus = Reality.As He said… John 14:12-14 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it”
Heavenly Father thank You for Your Grace and Lord Jesus we acknowledge Your
Redemption by Your Blood shed for us at Calvary. Lord bless our visitors and we thank You and give You the Glory now and forevermore. Amen
WEDNESDAY July 7, 2021
Sometimes we have disappointments, and we wonder why? Our expectations
may be off track or not properly planned? Life is like drilling for Oil. If you you
Went down another 50 feet you would have hit a gusher, but quitting early is
the cause of disappointment.
The success stories are all about those that stayed the course with
determination achieving their mission. Some times it is the necessity that
creates new inventions… as said necessity is the mother of all inventions.
There were many things made that are not real necessity, such as:
Cigarettes, moonshine, but they were derived from substances that are
considered necessary, tobacco has its uses, alcohol too. So is dynamite.
The Gutenberg printing press was a necessity as the first printed Bible was
From there.Printed in 1455, only 48 copies have survived.
Electronics have changed the way we write and store texts. And it amazes
me how I can copy a vast volume of texts and paste it in another book while
on the same tablet, or send it to the clouds and them download it to another
Computer. The way an Email is transmitted is still a modern day marvel.
Now 5G will make drastic changes. But the Radio Frequency will surround us
as the ‘Small-Cells’ are placed everywhere, in buildings, on lamp posts, park
benches and moving vehicle.
So many things that we are mandated to be a part of are not proven over a long term. Even the vaccines and now being immersed in the RF (radio frequency).
Exposure to high-frequency ultra broadband can this harm us? Why is some parts of Switzerland limiting the indoor deployment of G5 transmitters?
Maybe the developers of 5G should have tried this on the Turkey farms before exposing the world to this. We have enough issues that causes, cancer, increase in harmful free-radical, stress and above all the reproductive system, and learning disabilities.
So, today’s blog about disappointments, let’s look at the silver lining. Maybe some one will develop an apparel that we can wear to deflect the 5G RF that penetrates the air we breathe. Or a compartment or panels that we can install to make a room safe from 5G RF.
Maybe finding an island where there is no 5G RF. But do not worry, as there is
such a place and the streets are paved with Gold pavers.
The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great
street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
Let us quote Einstein about the the future… I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command,
with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the
dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will
be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will be with the Lord forever.18 Therefore encourage one
another with these words.
So, yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not yet here, but we have today, let’s make if a great day and celebrate the Joy of Christ’s salvation as He prepares us for great things. Share this with friends.
We have Hope, and only in Christ we can Hope… because Hope in intangible but Jesus is Real.
Praise Him: Lord today we come and affirm our faith, trusting Your eternal promise of that glorious day when we shall see You. Lord bless our Visitors and us all as we continue to be guided by Your illumination as You are the Light of the world. Thank You Father, as we say ‘for we know our Redeemer lives’. Lord we praise You
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